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Tinubu Orders Army To Go After Soldiers’ Killers + Obasanjo ‘Unapologetic’ Over Odi Massacre – Trending  Ojy Okpe

The killing of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, who were attached to the 63 Brigade, at Okuama community in Ugheli Delta State, on Thursday March 14th has elicited

The killing of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, who were attached to the 63 Brigade, at Okuama community in Ugheli Delta State, on Thursday March 14th has elicited outrage among many Nigerians.

Over the weekend, Fourteen lifeless bodies of the military men were recovered, some of the bodies were said to have been beheaded. The bodies of the commanding officer and two majors were seen floating by the river bank at the NDDC jetty in the coastal Delta community.

The Governor of Delta State, Sheriff Oborevwori has condemned the killings of the soldiers, describing the incident as despicable and not in sync with the culture and tradition of Deltans. Barley 24 hours after the bodies of the slain soldiers were recovered, several houses in the Okuoma community, where the soldiers were killed were set on fire, prompting residents to flee to neighbouring communities for the fear of reprisals attacks by soldiers.

In the meantime, Nigerians on social media have pulled up an old BBC interview of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, who was asked to respond to the 1999 invasion of Odi, a predominantly Ijaw community of Bayelsa State, where soldiers killed many and burned the community to the ground on the orders of the then president. The attack, which has been largely described as a massacre, was said to be in response to the killing of 12 policemen and an ambush of soldiers by a militia that used the civilian population of Odi as its cover. Nigeria’s president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu in his official reaction to the killings of the 16 soldiers warned that any attack on the armed forces or any of their men would be considered an attack on the nation.

The President granted the military full powers to go after those who killed the soldiers and condoled with their families. Over the weekend, the report by the Ministry of Transport which disclosed that it had signed an MOU with a Rail development company; MPH Rail Development Limited, in the United Kingdom for the implementation of the Port Harcourt–Enugu–Calabar–Abuja Rail Line project under a public-private partnership framework made rounds on social media According to the profile on the UK’s Companies House website, the company appears not to have carried out any rail development projects at all, and as of last year, the company’s capital share was £1,000 pounds.

The rail construction is said to be owned by Adeyemi Ikuforiji, who was the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2005 to 2015. Thisday style as part of their coverage for international women’s Day caught up with the formidable female leaders of the African Export-Import Bank (AFREXIMBANK).

This weekend’s feature highlighted eight women leading Afreximbank to reshape Africa; Leading with, Kanayo Awani, Executive Vice President, Of Afreximbank. Others include: Gwen Mwaba, the Director & Global Head, Trade Finance and Acting Director, Client Relations. • Maureen Mba, Head Of MANSA Initiative. • Oluranti Doherty, Director, Export Development. • Hayam Abou Arab, Director, Credit Assessment. • ⁠Marwa Turk, Head of Financial Control at AFREXIMBANK • ⁠Helen Brume, Director, Projects & Asset Based Finance • ⁠Anne Ezeh who is the Director, of Communications & Events, These women discussed the various initiatives and programmes that the bank has implemented to support women entrepreneurs and professionals.

One of our panelists on Thisday Live, Chike Ogeha, lost his wife, Olufunke Ogeah yesterday Sunday March 17th at the age of 62, after a protracted illness. Olufunke was a 1985 Graduate of the University of Lagos.

She was married to Chike who was a Former Commissioner of Information in Delta state and the Managing Director of MacFolly Hospitality Ltd the Owners of The Lagos Marriott Hotel. She is survived by her 91 year old mother, Kanyisola Sophia Koya, her daughter, two sons, a grand son, a brother and three sisters.

Chike In a statement signed on behalf of the families, thanked friends & Associates for the outpouring of love over the loss of his wife, he also stated that Funeral Arrangements will be announced in due course.

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