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Tinubu show Igbos love, release IPOB leader Kanu – Labour Party lawmaker



Amobi Ogah (Labour Party-Abia) has pleaded with President Bola Tinubu to release IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu as a gift to Igbos in the South-East.

Mr Ogah, member representing Isuikwuato-Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia in the House of Representatives, made the appeal in a statement on Monday.

According to him, the insecurity in the South-East is due to the prolonged detention of Mr Kanu, the proscribed IPOB leader.

“The president should release him as a show of love to N’digbo,” stated Mr Ogah.

Mr Ogah said Mr Kanu’s release would expose criminal gangs using his detention to cover their acts of terrorism in the South-East.

The Labour Party legislator noted that the president had done so much, but added that the only point of disagreement was the issue of giving only five ministers to the entire South-East.

Mr Ogah appealed to the president to increase the number of ministers picked from the South-East to show he loves Igbos, and let Mr Kanu out of jail so that violent attacks in the South-East would reduce.

“The issue now is that we don’t even know those who are behind the insecurity in the South-East. IPOB will tell you they are not the one, Eastern Security Network will tell you they are not involved,” the Labour Party explained.

Mr Ogah added, “But some will say the reason is because they are holding Nnamdi Kanu. So my prayer to Mr President is that he should give him (Kanu) to us as a gift.”

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British Airways Flight Grounded in Lagos Due to Technical Fault



– British Airways flight delayed due to technical fault
– Passengers stranded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos
– Airline apologizes and re-accommodates passengers on other flights

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart for London from Lagos was delayed due to a technical fault, causing confusion and frustration among passengers.

The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, June 19, was eventually canceled after 1:00 am, leaving many stranded.

However, most passengers have been re-accommodated on other flights, while the remaining affected passengers have been lodged in a hotel with their meals catered for since Wednesday.

According to a passenger, the airline is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

The Regional Commercial Manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs. Tutu Otuyalo, confirmed the development and apologized for the delay.

“We have been in contact with our customers to apologize for the delay to their flight, caused by a technical issue with the aircraft,” she said. “The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do.”

In addition, Mrs. Otuyalo assured that the majority of customers have been re-accommodated on other flights, and the team is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

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Celeste Arantes, Mother of Brazilian Soccer Icon Pele, Dies at 101



– Celeste Arantes, Pele’s mother, passes away at 101
– Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, pays tribute to his grandmother
– Arantes taught Pele the value of love and peace from a young age

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has passed away at the age of 101, her family announced in a statement on Friday.

Accordingly, Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, took to social media to pay tribute to his grandmother, saying “Rest in peace, grandma” and sharing a heartfelt photo of them together.

Moreover, Arantes gave birth to Pele when she was just 17 years old and went on to have another son, Jair, who passed away in 2020.

In a tribute to his mother on her 100th birthday, Pele wrote on Instagram, “From a young age, she taught me the value of love and peace.”

Additionally, Pele shared three photos of them together at different stages in his life, showcasing their strong bond.



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