The southeast Governors’ Forum has waded into the impasse ensuing between Governor Hope Uzodimma and the former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Igbere TV reports.
The Chairman of the Forum who is also the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi has already made contacts and assured that the parties to the dispute have agreed to call a truce. He further explained that the leaders of the Southeast were capable of settling their disputes internally instead of washing their linen in the public.
He called for calm among the supporters of the two political heavyweights to ensure a timely and amicable resolution of the disagreement within the shortest possible time.
The southeast Governors’ Forum Chairman called on people of Imo State and the South East Zone to go about their normal businesses and shun provocative statements until normalcy is completely restored between the former Governor and his successor.
I Slept With My Landlord To Get Money To Pay My Husband’s Medical Bills – Woman Shares Her Sad Story
A woman explained how she had little choice but to sleep with her landlord in order to cover her husband’s medical bills.
She shared her story below:
“My husband and I have been married for over five years with two kids. He worked with a reputable organization and earns a meaningful income.
We were living comfortably until an illness struck my husband and he became inactive at home and work.
Due to the illness that required major surgery, my husband lost his job and I had to stop my teaching job to closely look after him.
Things went from bad to worse. Almost all our properties were sold to buy the expensive drugs on weekly basis. His health deteriorated, our house rent was long overdue and the landlord threatened to send us packing.
I ran around to raise funds to offset the piled up bills but no one was willing to help. I got different excuses from family members, friends and colleagues.
I ran out of options. My husband needed an urgent surgery which will cost over a million Naira or lost his life.
On the other hand, the six months notice of eviction from the house was about to elapse and I had nowhere to move the kids and my dying husband to.
My children couldn’t bear to see their father in pain and kept on begging me to do something.
After being unable to raise the house rent, I decided to see the landlord and plead with him again.
The landlord offered me a soft drink when I got to his house few streets away but I couldn’t take it.
After listening to my predicament, he offered to help me with the money for my husband’s surgery and write-off the debt I owe on one condition.
A beam of hope lightened up my face. I ignorantly asked the landlord what the condition was and that I was willing to do anything to save my husband’s life.
He came closer to where I was seated and told me that the condition was to lie in bed with him.
I stood up and left his apartment in anger. I told myself that I couldn’t do such a despicable act against my husband.
I returned to my apartment and met my husband writhing in pain. The kids were sitting close to him crying uncontrollably because their father was in severe pain.
My conscience pricked me. I couldn’t withstand their tears. We were running out of time. The only option available was to accept the landlord’s offer.
I picked myself up the following morning and reluctantly returned to the landlord’s apartment.
He smiled when he saw me. He gave me a cheque of N1.2million and a receipt of payment for the outstanding rent due of a year and 6 months. I did the unthinkable with him and afterwards, I wept on my way home.
I paid for my husband’s surgery and it was successful. My husband was discharged few weeks later and was placed on post operation medications.
Shortly after his recovery, he began to question me about how I raised the huge sum for his surgery. I had no choice than to lie to him. He wasn’t convinced. Rather he kept on showing signs of ingratitude.
Few months later, I received a call from my landlord, demanding that I see him in his apartment for a repeat of what we did or risk exposing the truth to my husband.
I am at a crossroad. If my husband finds out the truth, my marriage will be over. If I give in to the landlord’s demand, he might continue to blackmail me.
Right now, I’m between the devil and the deep blue sea.
What can I do? I need advice.”
Jangebe, Zamfara School Abduction: ‘Close To 550 Girls Are Missing’
Out of 600 students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, about 50 were left behind, a teacher who pleaded for anonymity told Daily Trust.
Gunmen had stormed the school in the early hours of Friday, abducting many students.
The teacher said parents of the students, who escaped the abduction, came as early as 5: am to take away their daughters, adding that some mothers of kidnapped girls were slumping on the school premises.
“Initially, the school authorities prevented them from going with the remaining students but they grew angrier and began to pull down doors and windows of the buildings in the school and the school authority had to yield to their demands.
“When the gunmen laid siege, they attacked the soldiers stationed in the community before they gained entry into the school.“Some people told us that they stationed vehicles at the outskirts of the school.
“Security operatives and the local vigilante groups are trailing the gunmen and dozens of other residents have volunteered to take part in the search,” he said.‘No idea of number’However, the Zamfara State Government has said the number of students abducted from the school is unknown.Speaking with Daily Trust, the state’s commissioner of information, Alhaji Sulaiman Tunau Anka, said the exact number of abducted students is yet to be ascertained.“We are yet to verify the exact number of students kidnapped.“Security operatives have launched a manhunt for the criminals.”“They went to the school with vehicles.
Some of the girls were made to trek. We are on top of the situations as all contacts and efforts are being made to rescue the kidnapped schoolgirls,” he said.
The abduction happened hours after the state government said some repentant bandits had surrendered their arms.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has been pushing for a dialogue with bandits for peace to reign.
Bandits Kidnap 300 Schoolgirls In Jangebe, Zamfara State
Armed bandits have attacked a girls secondary school in Zamfara State, kidnapping many female students, the CNN is reporting.
The attack reportedly occurred at the Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State Friday morning.A teacher in the school confirmed the attack to BBC Hausa with the kidnapped students said to be close to 300.
PREMIUM TIMES will provide more details of the incident in subsequent reports. The state government and the police were yet to speak on the incident at the time of this report.
Zamfara in Northwest Nigeria is one of the states most affected by bandits’ attacks. The attacks have continued despite negotiations initiated by the state government with the bandits.
The latest attack on the Zamara school occurs about two weeks after over 20 students were abducted by armed bandits from a school in Niger State. The students in Niger were yet to be released.
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