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NUP declares 7 days prayer and fasting over non payment of salaries

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Kogi state Council has declared a 7 days prayer and fasting for all state and local government pensioners including retired primary school teachers in the state.

In a statement signed by the state chairman, Chief Onuh Abdullahi said they are praying for all Pensioners, particularly those that have not been able to access their pension for some months, that God should sustain them by opening doors of favor.

It added that God should touch the heart of their leaders to pay the desired attention to the plight of senior citizens who have spent their useful years in serving their fatherland.

It directed them to pray that Pensioners will leave to enjoy the fruit of their labor before going back to their makers.

It also urged them to pray that the peace of God which passes human understanding will reign in Kogi state now and always.

The statement also directed them to pray to God to heal all Pensioners that have one health challenges or the other and also for the repose of the souls of the departed Pensioners.

It ended by urging them to pray that the state government under the leadership of Yahaya Bello for Divine guidance leading to attainment of monumental achievement during his tenure.

The prayer and fasting will take effect from Tuesday 6th December, 2016 and round up at the local government branches on Monday 12th December, 2016 at noon.


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Revered playwright and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he will hold a private funeral on January 20 when United States President-elect, Donald Trump, is inaugurated as President.

Soyinka, who spoke in Lagos on Monday, explained that the funeral is not to mourn with the citizens of the US over their choice of president but to mourn the death of Nigeria’s common sense.

“Our common sense is totally lost. I am embarrassed sometimes that I occupy the same nation space with some people,” he said.


He also said Nigerians did not have the right to query his personal decision to tear his US green card.

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Nigerian Nobel prize-winning author, Wole Soyinka claimed on Thursday that he has already destroyed his US residency green card.

Soyinka said he would throw away his green card and depart the country if the Republican Presidential aspirant to the last month’s election, Donald Trump wins.

Afterwards, he had vowed to destroy the green card on Trump’s swearing in day, to protest against the Republican billionaire’s campaign speeches.

But he has now told Journalists in South Africa that, “I have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have done what I said I would do.

“I had a horror of what is to come with Trump… I threw away the (green) card, and I have relocated, and I’m back to where I have always been.”

e Economic and Financial Crimes Commission is set to charge over 100 electoral officials for allegedly receiving part of the $115m (N23bn) disbursed by a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, during the countdown to the 2015 presidential election.