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Today’s Headlines: Why I’ll Never Consider Taking Second Wife-Edochie, Tinubu Hails Abdulsamad Rabiu On 63rd Birthday

Pete Edochie: Why I’ll never consider taking second wife

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Edochie, in an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the media personality, said he doesn’t see the need to do so.

The veteran film star, who was speaking about Yul Edochie’s case, said his own wife already bore him five sons.

Edochie clarified that he doesn’t condemn polygamy because people have their reasons for practising it. He added that he has been married for 53 years and has never been accused of domestic violence.

“For me, I mean I have a wife who has given me five sons. What am I going to look for a second wife for? No, it’s not necessary,” he said.

“I will not condemn polygamy, no, because people have their reasons for what they do, right? I have lived with this woman for the past 53 years.

Nobody has ever come in here to say ‘Oh please Pete stop beating her, you will kill her’.

“No, why? I never saw my father beat my mother so I cannot say I learned from my father how to beat mama.”

Edochie stated that any man who is violent toward a woman does not deserve to be called a man.

“I love women a great deal and I respect them. If I see any young man beating up a woman, oh my God. You know, I just think you don’t qualify to be a man,” the actor added.

Tinubu Hails Abdulsamad Rabiu on 63rd birthday


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President Bola Tinubu has sent his goodwill message to frontline businessman and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, founder of BUA Group and the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary.

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President Tinubu praised the entrepreneurial ingenuity of the renowned industrialist and his abiding faith in Nigeria. He further extolled the many huge investments that the BUA Group owner has made across critical sectors of the economy through which he has created thousands of jobs for Nigerians.

The Nigerian leader used the oppourtunity of the industrialist’s birthday to also eulogise him for his massive philanthropy in education, social development and healthcare all of which combined efforts have positively changed lives, not only in Nigeria but also across Africa.

“I rejoice with Abdul Samad Rabiu, a great son of Nigeria and Africa on the occasion of his 63rd birthday anniversary. The founder of BUA Group is a significant businessman in Nigeria and Africa who, through his hard work and commitment to the public good, continues to empower millions of Nigerians through the creation of employment oppourtunities and extensive philanthropic activities,” he said.


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Military intervention not solution to Niger coup – APC chieftain, Mumuni tells ECOWAS, Tinubu


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An All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain in Lagos, Ambassador Abayomi Mumuni, has urged the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to shelve any military intervention in Niger.

The security expert urged ECOWAS to intensify efforts to secure the release of ousted Nigerien president Mohamed Bazoum rather than military intervention.

DAILY POST recalls that Bazoum has been held hostage following the military takeover of the Niger Republic since July 26.President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Chairman of ECOWAS, had described the coup as unacceptable, giving the junta a deadline to restore democratic rule.

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Mumuni, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday through his Media Aide, Rasheed Abubakar, advised Tinubu that war is not the answer.

He added that Tinubu should not be surprised if other Francophone nations in the association later pitch their tents with Niger if war were to break out.

Palliative: Makinde introduces buses, cuts fare for workers, pensioners, varsity students


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Governor of Oyo State, Engnr. Seyi Makinde has announced that the number of Omi Tuntun buses will be increased and fares reduced for pensioners, students and oyo state workers.

He made this announcement during his broadcast to Oyo state residents, Friday as part of his economic recovery plans to reduce the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.

In addition to increasing the number of buses, Engnr. Makinde also said the Omituntun buses will increase the number of routes they cover to further ease the movement of Oyo state people.

According to the governor, his administration will update the social register to include two hundred thousand (200,000) of the poorest of the poor.

“These will be provided with immediate food relief packages. As usual, we will ensure transparency in the registration process so that only those who qualify will get this immediate relief.

“We will be providing health insurance for 100,000 of our most vulnerable citizens. We will be paying their one-year health insurance premium under the Oyo State Health Insurance Agency (OYSHIA) scheme so that they have access to quality healthcare without paying out of pocket

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