Ikponmwosa, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Benin, Edo State, said he was taken into modern-day slavery in Nigeria without him realising it.
A statement signed by the secretary, Benin Traditional Council, Frank Irabor, on Thursday in Benin said the removal followed the recommendation by Elders Committee of the Cathedral and senior chiefs of the palace.
This followed Wednesday’s approval of 20 new private universities by the Federal Executive Council.
The Public Relations Officer of the university, Dr. Benedicta Ehanire, made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday in Benin.
ThankGod spent at least four days in the kidnappers’ den before his elder brother, Dickson, paid his ransom.
Some of the sellers, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday, attributed the low sales to their customers’ low purchasing power, as well as the high prices of poultry products.
Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Abuja before flying to Benin to join his colleagues in camp, that the team was ready to do the nation proud.
Pinnick made the comment on Monday in Benin during an inspection tour of the facility, and added that it had undergone tremendous improvement since the last time he visited.
Commenting on the Nigeria nation-state, late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, wrote as follows: “It has been estimated that there are about 250 national or ethnic groups in the country – each with its own distinct language…’ In any case, there are ten principal national groups namely: Hausa/Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Efik/Ibibio, Kanuri, Tiv, Ijaw, Edo, Urhobo, Nupe etc. These ten and the other national groups, who are still to be identified separately, are diverse in their origins, and speak different languages. In many respects, their cultural patterns, political institutions, social standards and customary usages differ very widely.” (Awolowo: 1966).
The boy was arrested in the uniform of a Police Sergeant, which was believed to have been taken from the attacked police station.
Some of the customers, who shared their experiences with the News Agency of Nigeria in Benin, expressed regret in their inability to withdraw or deposit cash in the banks.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that protesters at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and University of Benin Ugbowo campus main gate nabbed four suspected hoodlums.
The Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Major Ojo Adenegan, made the announcement in a statement in Benin on Thursday.
Osubi gave the advice shortly after praying for the state in Benin on Sunday.
The group, through its Secretary and Sarkin Hausawa of Benin, Mohammed Baba, gave the assurance when he led other members on a courtesy visit to the Edo State Government House, Benin.
The suspects are: Wilfred Ogbewe, 52; Igbinobono Collins, 26; Salami Osayomore, 25; Odion Osayande, 23; Morgan Uwanboe, 47; Ifeoluwa Oladele, 36; and Agbonrere Festus, 25 .
May Agbamuche-Mbu, the INEC National Commissioner in charge of Edo, Rivers and Bayelsa States, presented the register to the political parties at the INEC office located at Sapele Road in Benin, Edo State.
The Spokesperson of the Commission, Azuka Ogugua, in a statement on Monday said the decision to clamp down on such institutions was reached when the management of the National Universities Commission paid a courtesy visit to the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
The company’s Managing Director, Dr. Graham Heifer, made the pledge in Benin on Saturday, describing the unknown gunmen as “cold blooded assassins”.
The march, which was organised by the Edo Voters Volunteers Assembly, a grassroots voter mobilisation body, had over 2,000 participants made up of youths and women, mobilised from the 12 wards in Oredo Local Government Area of the state.