Women from Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State Tuesday shutdown the city over bad roads and poor infrastructure.
The women threatened to shutdown the Government House in protest of bad governance in the State.
Numbering in their hundreds, the women who are mostly traders issued a 90-day ultimatum to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to the fix the bad roads in Aba and ensure payment of salaries to civil servants in the State.
Speaking to newsmen, the women leader threatened that there will be a return of Aba Women riot of 1929 if their demands are not met.
Meanwhile, ORIENTAL TIMES understands that armed policemen are currently on ground to control the infuriated women.
Meet Indian Man Who Prays To Life-Size Statue Of Donald Trump [PHOTOS]
Ahead of US President, Donald Trump’s state visit to India next week, an Indian man has begged authorities to let his dream come true by meeting Trump as he has a life-size statue of Trump as a shrine in his garden which he offers daily prayers to.
Bussa Krishna, 37, who says President Trump is his “god,” started worshiping Trump four years ago claiming Trump ‘came to him in a dream’
After the dream, Krishna says he employed 15 laborers to work with him for a month to make the 6-foot statue of Trump in his village in the southern state of Telangana, India.
“Instead of praying to other gods, I started praying to him,” Bussa Krishna told New Delhi TV (NDTV), showing the statue of Trump in a red tie and blue suit, and calling him “my god, Donald Trump.”
“My love for him has transformed into reverence.” ”That has given me immense happiness. Hence instead of praying to other gods, I started praying to him,”
“I am facing difficulties because of my relatives,” Krishna said. “They tell me that I am disgracing them in society. I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump. Neither of us can stop the other from doing so.
“He is like a god to me, that is the reason I had his statue built,”
“Every Friday I fast for Trump’s long life. I also carry his picture and pray to him before commencing any work,” “Trump sir, you are my god,” “Welcome to India. I am so happy.”
Krishna, who lives alone, is now known locally as Trump Krishna, and his house has been dubbed Trump House.
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Serving Kano Commissioner Arrested By EFCC For N76m Fraud
Kano State’s Commissioner of Special Duties, Mr Mukhtar Ishaq has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of fraud.
Ishaq was arrested on Thursday February 20 for diverting money meant for Kano Municipal Local Government while he was its chairman.
He was also accused of ordering the deduction of N30,000 from the account of each council member without justification.
The statement added; “Mukhtar’s trouble followed a petition which states that while he was Chairman, Kano Municipal, he allegedly diverted N76,000,000 only which was meant for projects, development and empowerment of the people.”
Court Acquits 91 Shi’ites Detained In Prison Since 2015
Ninety-one members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) also known as Shiites, many of whom have been detained in prison since 2015 have been acquitted after being arraigned before Justice Hajaratu Gwada of Kaduna High Court.
Justice Gwada who ruled on the case in which some of the IMN members were charged with culpable homicide punishable with death, criminal conspiracy and disturbance of peace on Friday February 21, said the Kaduna State Government failed to failed to prove their case beyond reasonable doubt.
Speaking to newsmen after the Kaduna High Court Judge granted a no- case submission, IMN’s counsel, Barrister Maxwell Kyon stated that some of his clients lost their children, wives, admission in tertiary institution while in custody. He averred that the state government must take care of their rehabilitation.
Kyon said; “The government should engage with us and come out with a figure as compensation for those whose four years in detention at the Correctional Centre has been wasted.
“The government made those people to be arrested and remanded in prison. We want government to take responsibility for the dislocation of these people for four years. Many lost their jobs, some lost admissions in tertiary institutions and I know of one whose wife left while he was in prison.
“Each has a different loss, the government should sit with us to look at the cases individually. We want to believe government will be responsible enough without been pushed by a court order.
“They knew these people were not guilty based on evidences yet they held them in detention. We will pursue whatever case our clients ask us to do.
“This is the last case pending. The court looked at all the 31 witnesses drawn from police and army, they tendered about 110 evidences. We were able to tell the court that there is nothing linking the suspects to the allegations against them. The court agreed with our no case submission.
“The court was told that the soldiers had already told the IPO that it was a friendly fire from them that killed the deceased, Dan Kaduna whose murder they were tried for.”