House Of Reps Speaker Throws Out CBN Governor’s Agent From Meeting + Popular Catholic Priest Abducted In Church

House Of Reps Speaker Throws Out CBN Governor’s Agent From Meeting
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Monday, walked out the representative of the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Emefiele had shunned the invitation of the leadership of the House over the crisis in the aviation sector.
Instead, the CBN governor sent a representative, Kingsley Obiora.
It would be recalled that Emefiele is currently embroiled in politics over his attempt to participate in the 2023 general elections.
At the commencement of the meeting today, the Speaker walked out Mr Obiora with a clear message directed to the CBN governor.

“We all pull out of our recess to be here. Nothing could be more important than being here.”
It would be recalled that the Airline operators had threatened to shut down operations over the high cost of fuel but later made a u-turn to shelve the shutdown.
The House had earlier scheduled to convene an emergency session to address the issue, however, the session was called off after the AON resolved not to shut down.
The leaders of the House are currently meeting with the operators, the NNPC GMD, Mele Kyari and others.
Source: DailyPost


Residents lament insecurity as gunmen abduct Catholic priest
There is tension in the communities of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State following the persistent kidnapping and killing of innocent individuals in the area.

The latest was the kidnap of a catholic priest, identified as Rev.Fr Alphonsus Uboh, at the premises of his parish located at Ikot Abasi Akpan along Ekparakwa Etinan road in Mkpat Enin LGA.
It was gathered from the community that about 18 persons have so far been kidnapped between November 2021 and May of this year.

An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, told journalists that the gunmen arrived at the church premises at exactly 7 p.m. on Sunday in a motorcycle convoy, and whisked the priest away on their motorcycle after shooting sporadically into the air to scare away the people.
It could be recalled that a similar case within the community happened recently, where the founder and President of Solid Rock Kingdom Church, Apostle John Okoriko, was abducted at his residence but later regained freedom after spending four days in the kidnappers’ den.

In a telephone interview, the Akwa Ibom Police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Mcdon confirmed the abduction of the Catholic priest and other activities of gunmen in the area and promised to work on the criminals.
“We have received that report from the area and we are working on it,” he said.
Source: DailyPost