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Governor Rochas Okorocha Forbid Imo Traditional Rulers From Speaking English

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Traditional rulers in Imo state have been banned from speaking a foreign language in public events.


Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has banned traditional rulers in the State from speaking English at functions and in conducting affairs at their palaces and directed that they must communicate in Igbo at functions and Conduct activities in their palaces in Igbo.
He said they could apply the services of interpreters if the need arises.
According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemedo,  Governor Okorocha gave the directive while handing over letters of recognition and staff of office to Nineteen (19) newly recognized traditional rulers in the State, adding that Igbo language must not be allowed to die as been predicted in some quarters.
The governor also told the traditional rulers in the State to be agents of peace, progress, and prosperity in their respective domain instead of being tools of disunity and destabilization, warning that any traditional ruler who could not show genuine leadership in his autonomous Community stands the risk of having his Certificate of Recognition and Staff of Office withdrawn.

His words “Today, history is made that light has come and darkness would not comprehend at all. The truth has surfaced and the right people have finally become the Custodian of the traditional right of their people. You are not permitted to speak English at functions. This will help keep our Culture and Igbo language alive”.
He continued “For many years now, most of you have been looking for a day like this. Some of you were victims of injustice and never believed that this could be possible and most of you have been waiting without knowing your fate. But today, it is a manifest of truth that your people have chosen you, and the government of Imo State has approved”.
He further stated “I took the bold step of reconciling people, took the step to ensure that truth came to be and voided the rancour that has existed in our various communities over ezeship title. This has equally affected the Community Government Council (CGC) negatively because every community requires an Eze to function effectively as the head of the Community Government Council. Today, that responsibility has fallen on you, I urge you not to fail as failure is not an option. I encourage you to help the government in developing the resources of our land as posterity will only remember you for your positive contributions in the development of your community and not in how much wealth you enmassed as an eze”.
He added “Remember that to whom much is given much is expected. This whole exercise you must understand is not an election or appointment to enable you distinguish between those who love you and those who hate you. Today, you are an Eze, and you must be the Eze for everyone both those against you and those who were for you. I advise you to take all of them along and embrace peace. Your first assignment should be to invite those who were against you to make peace in your land as no Eze can function effectively if there is no peace in your land”.
He continued “Today, you join several Ezes in the Communities of Imo State. You are now addressed as royal fathers and members of Imo State Traditional Council which its right is given to you until death, unless you act in such a manner that you are found wanting before the members of this society”.
He explained that “The essence of Ezeship is not in the title of being called HRM or HRH, it’s in what you have been able to do to change your society for good. You have to understand that you have enormous responsibilities, Ezeship is not an easy job, it attracts enmity and takes all your time”.
In his vote of thanks, Eze Lucky Ajoku of Ihiagwa Autonomous Community, described the governor as an apostle of good conscience and equity and promised that they will embrace peace and help the government attain the lofty ideals of the Community Government Councils in their various communities.

The list of traditional leaders given their Staff of Office and letters of recognition are:

  • HRH D.E.C Onyebuagu – (Ibiasuegbe Autonomous (Oru West), 
  • HRH Ifeanyi Kenneth Aguneto – (Umueze/Abaza Ogwa (Mbaitolu), 
  • HRH Charles Anyakudo – (Ekwe (Isu LGA), 
  • HRH Ugo Ndubueze Donatus – (Umunokwu, Okwuato Aboh Mbaise), 
  • HRH Athanasius Ezekwe – (Enyiogugu), 
  • HRH James Nnamdi – (Ngurunweke Aboh Mbaise), 
  • HRH Francis Anukwu – (Avuvu Ancient Kingdom, Ikeduru), 
  • HRH J.C. Ebii – (Umunama-ala Ezinihitte), 
  • HRH Jude Alozie – (Onicha Nworie Ezinihitte), 
  • HRH Val Nwoke – (Ejemekwuru Oguta), 
  • HRH Boniface Uzoma – (Abba Nwangele), 
  • HRH Ukachukwu Nnanna – (Dioka Nzerem Mbano), 
  • HRH Pius Onyekwere – (Nnarambia Ahiazu Mbara), 
  • HRH Lucky Ajoku – (Ihiagwa Owerri West), 
  • HRH Christopher Amadi – (Okolochi Owerri West), 
  • HRH James Ezerioha – (Ihite Owerre, Orlu), 
  • HRH Basil Anyanwu – (Umuhu Ngor-Okpala), 
  • HRH Leonard Aguocha – (Umuohiagu Ngor-Okpala), 
  • HRH Eze Frankline A. Dabirinze – (Uzoagba).

  P.D.P Press Release For June 16, 2017

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Power Outage hit Murtala Mohammed Airport for five hours – Read what passengers did

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It came as a shock as Murtala Mohammed Airport in Ikeja Lagos State went into stone age for five hours. The airport experienced power outage which forced the terminal to switch to manual for continuity.

Power Outage hit Lagos Airport for five hours - Read what passengers did

Power Outage hit Lagos Airport for five hours – Read what passengers did

The General Manager, Corporate Communications, FAAN, Henrietta Yakubu, said that the power failure was due to a “minor electrical fault”.

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Sahara Reporters reported that sources close to the terminal reveal that some of the passengers had to pull off their shirt especially the males and use hand fans.

Phew.

Yakubu further stated that FAA  engineers were already working to rectify the “minor electrical fault”, assuring the public that normalcy would be restored soon.

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Yakubu added by saying that the outage did not affect normal flight operations at the airport and flight operations continued uninterrupted.

Well, the terminal crew switched to manual.

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Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying “Homosexuality is still a sin”

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Pastor Hoke Justin of Trinity Bible presbyterian church at Northern California has been sacked after he posted a sign that reads “Bruce Jenner is still a man, Homosexual is still a sin, Culture may change, the Bible does not”.

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying "Homosexuality is still a sin"

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying “Homosexuality is still a sin”

The presbyterian pastor who strongly believed in the word of God which says a man shall not lay with a man was fired after his sign post sparked a protest and Drew media attention.

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Bruce Jenner now Caitlin Jenner is a transgender activist who was transformed from a man to a woman scientifically.

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying "Homosexuality is still a sin"

Presbyterian pastor Justin Hoke sacked for saying “Homosexuality is still a sin”

“As of today, I am no longer the pastor of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church. I was informed that essentially all but one couple in membership would leave the church if I continued as pastor” Pastor Justin Hoke posted on his Facebook account.

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He told NBC that there was not hate speech in his statement which is the truth.

But recall that the Presbyterian Church of U.S.A has conformed to same sex marriage as enforced by  law.

Hoke did not want to leave the ministry but he had because his philosophy is no longer in line with the church.

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“I did not want to leave, I did not quit, and I was willing to stay. There was a fear we would lose what little congregation that we had if I remained – Hoke said.

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New Police Spokesperson Takes Office – Frank Mba

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Nigerian Police force has appointed a new public relations officer for the force – ACP Frank Mba.

Frank Mba immediately replaced Moshood Jimoh who has occupied the position since 2017 as appointed by former NPF IGP – Ibrahim Idris. Jimoh took over from Sogbeba West.

New Police Spokesperson Takes Office - Frank Mba

New Police Spokesperson – Frank Mba

Nigerian Police Public Release on New Spokesperson – ACP Frank Mba

The Inspector General of Police, Ag IGP AbubakarAdamu Mohammed mni, has appointed a new Spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force. He is ACP Frank Mba. He takes over from MoshoodJimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police who is being redeployed to other national assignment. Until his appointment, Frank was working at the Special Fraud Unit (SFU), Ikoyi- Lagos. The posting is with immediate effect.

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Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and a Lawyer, is an alumnus of the University of Lagos where he studied Law. He also has a Masters Degree in Law from the University of Dundee, Scotland- United Kingdom. A product of the Nigeria Police Academy, Kano where he had his initial police trainings, Frank is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy, Quantico- USA. He also holds a Certificate in National and International Security from the Harvard University, USA.

A former Police Spokesman- both at the national and the Lagos State Command levels, Frank is an experienced communicator and image maker. The new Inspector General of Police has therefore charged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in revamping the image of the Force, improving the relationship between the citizens and the police, bridging existing communication gap between the police and its stakeholders, and assisting the IGP in realizing his Mission and Vision for the Force and the nation.

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A passionate and versatile police officer who has worked in multiple police units and departments across the country, Frank has attended some of the finest Law Enforcement trainings, both within and outside Nigeria. These include:Countering Violent Extremism and Police Leadership Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Roswell, New Mexico, USA (2018); Strategic Leadership and Command Course, Police Staff College, Jos (2017); Crisis and Disaster Management Course, Israel (2013); Managing the Media in Crisis Situations, School of Media and Communications, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos (2013); US-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program, with special focus on International Crime Issues, Washington DC (2010); General Criminal Investigation Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Botswana (2009); Middle Management Course on Global Peace Operations in Vicenza, Italy (2008); amongst others.

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He was a member of the Nigeria Police Contingent to the United Nations Peace-Keeping Mission in Liberia between 2006 and 2007, where he distinguished himself through a combination of hard work, professionalism, and discipline, thereby earning himself the prestigious UN Medal. He has since assumed duty as the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja.

CSP AREMU ADENIRAN

DEPUTY FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

FORCE HEADQUARTERS

ABUJA

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