Today's Headlines: Embrace Peace-Ortom Urges warring Communities; CAN Condemns Kogi Church Attack

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Ortom urges warring communities in Benue to embrace peace

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue has urged the people of Bonta and Ukpute communities in Konshisha and Oju local government areas of the state to sheathe their swords and embrace peace.

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Mr Ortom made this appeal on Monday when he led top government functionaries, politicians and security chiefs on a peace mission to the communities.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the two communities have been at loggerheads since June 2020.

CAN condemns attacks on worshipers in Kogi

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kogi chapter, on Monday condemned in strong term the recent attacks on churches and worshipers by gunmen in the state.

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Recall that gunmen invaded a place of worship in Kabba, Kogi, on Sunday, killed one person, injured three and abducted two worshipers.

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The gunmen had also last month attacked another church in Osara, in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi and abducted three persons, and released them five days after a ransom was allegedly paid.

Two allegedly killed by security operatives as rampaging youths set ablaze council boss’ hous

Rampaging youths from Ebyia Unuhu community in Abakaliki LGA of Ebonyi State on Monday set ablaze a house belonging to the council chairman, Emmaunel Nwangele for allegedly conniving with Ebubeagu security operative to arrest one of their member, who reportedly died during torturing.

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DAILY POST gathered that the squabble started when the S.A to the chairman one Chukwudi Onyiba invited Ebubeagu security operative to arrest a person at Ebyia community but on the process of interrogation the suspect died, which provoked the youths into razing the house of the chairman.

US Varsity Appoints Prof. Tijani Africa’s Director

The Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, United States, has appointed a renowned professor of History in Nigeria, Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani, as its global executive director of the Office of Global Partnerships-Africa.

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The university in a recent communication to Prof. Tijani noted that his new role was pivotal to an agreement between TETFund and MSU on human capacity and infrastructural development.

Tijani is expected to bridge the gap between MSU and tertiary institutions and State and Government education agencies all over Africa.

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