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  1. Press Statement PDP Insists APC is Responsible for Killings in Nigeria…Berates APC For Seeking To Politicize Gulak’s Murder The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stands by its findings and declaration that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders are responsible for the killings, bloodletting and acts of terrorism in our country. The PDP asserts that the resort to blackmail, threats and attack on the PDP and other well-meaning Nigerians as witnessed in APC’ statement today, in which it attempted to trivialize, politicize and dismiss the alarming violence in the country, cannot deter the PDP from further exposing the atrocities of the APC and its leaders. Our party insists that every material evidence shows that the APC and its leaders are implementing their supporter of APC agenda to balkanize and destroy our nation through their unholy body language, divisive policies, violent acts, abuse of human rights, disregard to our national sensibilities and shameful patronizing of terrorists and bandits, which have led to widespread killings, violence and dissonances across our nation. The APC and its administration have become sanctuaries of known and self-confessed terrorism apologists and individuals known to openly romance with bandits and terrorists. The APC and its government would rather blame victims of violence instead of going after the assailants and bringing them to book as witnessed in the case of the 43 rice farmer killed by terrorists in Borno as well as the murder of the former political adviser to erstwhile President Goodluck Joanthan, Barr. Ahmed Gulak. Our party sternly berates the national leadership of the APC for seeking, in its press statement today, to politicize the gruesome murder of a prominent Nigerian like Ahmed Gulak, an incident that happened in a state under its control, instead of forcefully condemning that act and giving its government a definite marching order to bring the culprits to book. Nigerians are still expecting some explanations from the APC and its government over that gruesome murder in Ngor Okpalla. It is rather absurd and a mark of leadership failure that the APC is attacking the PDP for exposing its failures and complicity in the violence and killings in our country but has failed to provide answers to revelations that many of the bandits, terrorists and kidnappers ravaging our nation are political mercenaries it imported, as criminal thugs, to assist it to unleash violence on Nigerians during elections. These APC mercenaries, having no stake in our national life, are now killing and maiming Nigerians and turning their evil enterprise, emboldened by the APC, into a lucrative venture by extorting money through huge ransoms. Of course, it is no longer news that parents of kidnapped students of Greenfield University Kaduna paid N180 million and motorcycles to the abductor to secure the release of their children and wards. Just on the heels of the release of the university students, over 200 students were abducted from another school in Tegina, Niger state. We challenge APC to come clean on the connection of its leaders with these bandits as well as why it has never raised a strong voice against the incessant mass abduction of students in various parts of the country. Our party wants the APC and its leaders to know that they must answer for their atrocities and that this resort to blackmails, threats and distortion of facts will not sway Nigerians. Let it be known to them that surely, they will account for all the blood they have spilled. Signed: Kola Ologbondiyan National Publicity Secretary https://www.facebook.com/333519270030012/posts/3944052542309982/
  2. The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says state government cannot file for insurance claims on the mass transit buses burnt during the #EndSARS protests in 2020. He, however, said the government would replace the vehicles. According to him, the premium paid on the vehicles did not cover what eventually happened to them. Several government properties especially buses were burnt during the protests. Sanwo-Olu stated these in an interview on Channels Television which was aired on Sunday and monitored by our correspondent. The governor said, “In fact, we have started the conversation. The interesting thing is that we are working with a local bus manufacturing company and it is going to come with almost the same specification as the ones that were unfortunately destroyed. “They were insured but insurance will never cover you 100 per cent. These are beyond insurance; they are like natural disaster or events like arson or riots, which are not covered. These are like unforeseen, unexpected incidents.” The governor noted that the inter-city rail network being constructed by the Federal Government inspired the intra-city project in Lagos. He said, “For us, it is to seize the opportunity, build the rail infrastructure, go line-in-line with the NRC in some places; we need to build our terminals and sidelines; we need to have a joint communication strategy with them and we need to build overpasses such that we can have intra-city network from Oyingbo to Ebute Meta to Yaba to Jibowu to Mushin to Ikeja to Agege to Ijaiye and finally to Agbado. “So, while the Federal Government is taking people out of Lagos to other parts of the country, we are keeping our own traffic that is internal to Lagos.” Sanwo-Olu said the government had also acquired 20 boats with 50-passenger, 40-passenger and 30-passenger capacities. “We are connecting the entire Lagos also with waterways,” he stated. The governor also explained that the government did not intended to render operators of the Yellow Buses, popularly referred to as ‘Molue’ and ‘Danfo’, noting that they would partner the government in running the new metro projects. “We need to collaborate; we need to engage. These are important stakeholders. They have served our citizens; they have served Lagosians for so long in time. They yellow buses have become the paint of Lagos. Let us see how we can remodel them.”
  3. The outfit of popular comedian, Bovi at the just-concluded 14th Headies Awards show has caused reactions from Nigerians. As his second outfit of the night, the Delta State-born stand-up comedian cum events compere wore a white shirt on which the Nigerian national flag stained with bloodshed can be boldly seen. The co-host of the 14th Headies wore the outfit to honour the victims of the Lekki Tollgate massacre on October 20, 2020. Many Nigerians have taken to Twitter to commend the actor and filmmaker for his consciousness and solidarity with the peaceful protesters who lost their lives to trigger-happy uniformed military officers at the Lekki Tollgate on that fateful day. See tweets below:
  4. Investigative journalist Fisayo Soyombo has shared some names and photos of protesters who survived October 20, 2020 Lekki Toll Gate shooting. In an update released on Twitter, he shared the stories of some protesters who survived life changing injuries due to the shooting. One of the protesters was identified as Joshua Ossai, who was at the Lekki Toll Gate during the shooting by alleged military operatives. He lost one of his leg as a result of the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate Ossai knew he had to flee for his life at Lekki Toll Gate when soldiers started shooting live bullets at youth protesters asking for an end to police brutality. Despite the injury, Joshua was one of a few protesters who managed to arrive ashore in faraway Ikorodu, where a Good Samaritan nursed his wounds for two weeks. “Some people died inside the water,” he was quoted as saying. Another victim was Olalekan Faleye had never been to the hospital before. Not even at birth. He was trained as a cobbler before working as a labourer with Black Diamond Engineering. Faleye was also among the victims of the Lekki Toll Gate shooting. He leg was also amputated after he was rescued by other protesters who stopped a car to ferry him to Vedic Hospital, Lekki Phase 1 for treatment. Another victim was Joshua Samuel was close to dying. Shot in the back and losing a lot of blood, there were no guarantees of survival when he arrived at Reddington Lekki Hospital on Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos or when he was transferred to their headquarters on Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, because of a lack of bed space at the former. Yet, if he had passed on, Samuel would not have felt any “regret or disgrace”. Sharing the story on Twitter, Soyombo wrote; “Tunji Odeyemi was shot in the face. Damilola Adeniyi sustained a bullet wound to the head. Lucky Philemon’s right leg was amputated. #PortraitsOfBlood #EndSARS PORTRAITS OF BLOOD (III): Survivors of Lekki Massacre Whose Lives Will Never Be The Same Again”
  5. Joseph Omotosho, a dismissed operative attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has been sentenced to death over extra-judicial killing. Omotosho, a former police corporal, and four others, who were found guilty, all served with the now defunct SARS. Reacting to the ruling by a Benin High Court, Mr Laolu Akande, Spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, tweeted, “We welcome this important court ruling where 5 DISMISSED SARS officers were convicted and one already sentenced to death, we commend police authorities for earlier dismissing the convicts. We expect more of such because indeed “justice is the first condition of humanity.”‘ Omotosho and four other police constables were found guilty by the court following their trial on an eight-count charge of conspiracy, murder and stealing. On Friday, a State High Court in Benin City, Edo Sate, had sentenced Omotosho to death for conspiring with the four other constables, (alleged to still be at large) to kill a car dealer, Benson Obodeh, in 2015. The late Obodeh was suspected by the police to belong to a criminal gang. The four other dismissed constables – Adeleke Adedeji, Abena John, Oniyo Musa, and Henry Shobowole – were also convicted but not sentenced because they were not present in the court. According to court documents, they were said to have escaped while on trial from one of the Medium Security Correctional Centres in Benin City during the October, 2020 jailbreak, in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. Specifically they were invariably freed amongst other suspects who were then undergoing trial in Benin when the protest got hijacked and violent Osinbajo is publicly known to be an ardent advocate in government working to ensure the Police Force took the necessary administrative actions to reduce cases of police brutalities with the necessary political support of President Buhari. The VP met the Inspector-General of Police alongside the President which led to the first Presidential Address during the EndSARS in 2020. It will be recalled that at least two different National Economic Council (NEC) meetings presided over by Professor Osinbajo in October 2020 led to the implementation of the protesters’ main demands in the shortest possible time. In addition to setting up Judicial Panels by the states, NEC further directed that the states maintain an up-to-date database to set up a Victims Support Fund to compensate those who have suffered from police brutality, especially SARS. Osinbajo also reassured Nigerians and the international community at a meeting with the US Department of State delegation on 23 October 2020 of the plan of both the federal and state governments on police reform that the reforms will be a “game-changer in ensuring an end to impunity” and that the measures put in place so far will yield the “best possible results” on police reform in Nigeria.
  6. Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has condemned the alleged brutality against people who protested at the Lekki tollgate on Saturday. Recall that on Saturday, security officers arrested at least 30 people who came out to protest against the planned reopening of the Lekki tollgate. Reacting to the outcry that followed the arrests, Sanwo-Olu directed the State’s Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to open an investigation into the incident. Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, confirmed this at a joint briefing by the state government and the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) in Lagos on Monday. Omotosho insisted that Sanwo-Olu’s administration would never trample on the rights of residents.
  7. One of the officers of the Lagos State Police Command, Saturday, told arrested protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in a video trending on Twitter that ‘god of iron will kill them.’ The officer said this while addressing the arrested protesters including Mr. Marcaroni. They were handcuffed and stripped of their shirts and singlets. While one of the officers calmly asked them what they were thinking, an officer was heard cursing the arrested protesters in Yoruba language, “Ogun ma pa yin” (God of iron will kill you). Not deterred by the arrest of the first set, another group of peaceful unarmed protesters arrived at the Toll Plaza chanting, “How many people government go kill?”. Although they sat on the ground to demand justice, they were also apprehended like their fellow protesters. Meanwhile, other protesters who stayed indoor, took to Twitter to vent their disgust over the way the government chose to handle the issue. A tweeter.user, Idris @alomah, reacted to the arrest thus, “Nigeria will treat peaceful protesters this way yet pamper ‘repentant’ bandits for ‘surrendering’ ammunition. This country is a joke!” Another Tweeter handle, Dharmie_Charmz @Precious_ayeni, wrote: “I don’t think peaceful protest can do the job again. Since they want to be mad in this country…let’s be mad together.. Make we scatter everything.. And rearrange it after everything has cleared.”
  8. Lauretta Onochie social aide to President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the police over the way it handled the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest in Lagos on Saturday, Igbere TV reports. In a tweet on Sunday, Mrs Onochie gave kudos to the police, saying nobody was hurt during the protest.She said: The #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest was staged against the decision of a Lagos judicial panel of inquiry to have the Lekki toll gate reopened under the control of the Lekki Concession Company. Several persons were arrested and later granted bail including comedian Mr Macaroni.
  9. Cameroonian singer Dencia has asked DJ Switch to stop playing with people’s lives in the wake of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest. This came after DJ Switch on Twitter, asked Nigerians to speak up against police brutality in whatever way they can. She tweeted; “I am so angry at all I see, I want us all… Where ever we are, to speak up! In whatever way you can!!! Will update you all on what is happening on the 17th if all goes well. Like I said… I have chosen to fight, what do you want to do?” Reacting to the tweet, the singer asked Switch where she was tweeting from. However, a fan asked Dencia to shut up, while revealing that Switch has the right to seek refuge after she was threatened. Dencia tells DJ Switch to stop playing with people’s live. She added that people should stop playing with the lives of people who are not bright enough to know better. According to Dencia, people are looking for leader all over the world especially in African but that the leaders are not leading people to freedom but to their graves. She also advised people not to be a sheep follower, while stating that her heart hurts for people dying for nothing. She tweeted; “Yeah? Who threatened her? So with what she went through, why will she want others to go thru same thing? Since when have u seen soldiers fighting from another spot?Oh nvm the herbal sends the idiots to the frontline. Y’all can keep dying 4 nothing.” She added: People are looking for leaders all over the world, especially black folks ESPECIALLY AFRICANS but the leaders ain’t leading y’all to freedom, they are leading y’all to ur graves. Stop being a sheep follower. My heart hurts watching people die for nothing.” “Y’all need to stop playing with people’s lives, u guys manipulate people knowing they’re not bright enough to know better. Their blood is on y’all’s hand + the government. If u tweeted & asked folks to go anywhere, u killed them too. Now argue with ur ancestors”. “People have their asylum & future plans, they come & stage all their drama so when they bring their case to court,everything looks good. Then u have the sheep who just follow with no plan??‍♀️ Asylum can be revoked if the country thinks u aren’t in danger anymore.”
  10. Popular social media comedian, Crazeclown has berated the Nigerian government for always exceeding their limits when it comes to infringing on the rights of citizens. The comic skit maker took to his Twitter page to rant about the harassment of peaceful protesters by Nigerian police officers. 9jaonline earlier reported that comedian Mr Macaroni and other peaceful protesters were arrested at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday, February 13 on the grounds of violating COVID-19 guidelines and rebelling against the order of the federal government. In Crazeclown’s words: ”Everything suppose get limit but these government just keeps going over the limit and I really can’t understand how and where we went wrong?? #EndSARS”
  11. Nigerian veteran musician, Eedris Abdulkareem has gone down memory lane to remember the time when he sang his hit song, ‘Jaga Jaga’. The rapper, singer and songwriter took to his official Twitter page to reminisce on the time when the record was released in light of the recent developments in Nigeria. This is particularly because of the harassment of #EndSARS peaceful protesters by the Nigerian police. ”Some years back I sang nigeria jaga jaga” now! Right or wrong? #EndSARS”, he tweeted. The hip hop artist released ‘Jaga Jaga’ in 2004 as an album under the record label, Kennis Music. The lead song on the album, ‘Jaga Jaga’ became an instant hit track for its reliability among Nigerian citizens.
  12. Big Brother Naija season 5 star, Ka3na has been dragged on Twitter by social media users after she said SARS is the least of Nigerians problem. The reality star said this following the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest which led to the arrest of protesters by security operatives. According to Ka3na, Nigerians are always good at jumping in to trends without thinking about the repercussion of their actions. Ka3na also warmed Nigerians not to start what they can not finish as she uses the killing of EndSARS protesters by alleged security operatives as an example. She tweeted; “Nigerians are good at jumping on trends without digesting the Advantage and Disadvantage of their actions. Same Peaceful Protest That Took Many Lives 20th October 2020! SARS is the least of our problems in Nigeria??“
  13. Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has condemned the arrest of #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters by men of the Nigeria Police Force. About 30 #OccupyLekki protesters including popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, were reportedly arrested on Saturday. Reacting to this development, the former Presidential candidate wrote: “The 1999 Nigerian constitution, as amended (Section 40) guarantees the right of citizens to peaceful protest. The courts have also affirmed that right. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable and stands condemned. “It is the security agents’ responsibility to provide a secured conducive environment for citizens to protest peaceably in line with constitutional provisions and the African Charter on Human rights.”
  14. Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Kemi Lala-Akindoju has stated that the Nigerian government takes pleasure in harassing peaceful protesters simply demanding an end to the infringement of their human rights. The movie star took to her official Twitter page to condemn the harassment of peaceful protesters by the Nigerian law enforcement agents primarily saddled with the responsibility of protecting the lives and property of citizens. In her words: ”I haven’t heard or seen any arrests made after what happened in Obalende a few days ago. But to pick up and harass peaceful protesters exercising their rights is where we would see the Nigerian government and law enforcement agencies. #EndSARS”
  15. Popular Instagram Comedian, Mr. Macaroni alongside other protesters arrested by the Lagos state police command on Saturday morning, have been subjected to inhumane conditions. In footage shared online by actor, Yomi Fabiyi, Macaroni is seen without a shirt crammed with other arrested protesters in a small bus. Some protesters had their hands tied behind their backs. The video has generated negative reactions from Nigerians, condemning the police for subjecting the protesters to such terrible conditions. POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that over 20 protesters have so far been arrested by the Lagos police command.
  16. A video circulating on social media shows how popular comedian, Mr Macaroni and other protesters are being treated in a hostile manner by the Nigerian police following their arrest. The comedian had joined other protesters on Saturday to march against the reopening of the Admiralty Toll Gate. However, they were reportedly picked by police officers at the #OccupyLekkitollgate protest and locked up in police vans. In the video making rounds, the comedian and the other protesters were seemingly jam-packed in a van and they were all sweaty. They were also ordered to look at the floor. The video has generated a wave of reactions and people have spoken out against the dehumanizing treatment being meted out on the protesters. Watch the video below:
  17. Popular comedian Debo Adebayo aka Mr Macaroni has been picked up by Police operatives at Lekki toll gate. Macaroni joined the protest against the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate following alleged killing of protesters on October 20, 2020.
  18. The initiator of #DefendLagos, Alabi Oladimeji, has announced the suspension of its planned counter-protest expected to hold at the #Lekkitollgate today (Saturday). He made this known at a press conference hosted on his Facebook page. He pointed out that the suspension was necessitated by the federal and state governments’ assurances that no protest would be allowed to hold. Two opposing camps – #OccupyLekkiTollGate and #DefendLagos – reportedly planned to hold separate protests in Lagos State on Saturday. Oladimeji, however, warned that #DefendLagos would organise a “huge” protest if the security operatives allowed the #OccupyLekkiTollgate campaigners to hold their planned protest. He said, “No protest from #DefendLagos on Saturday (today). We are simultaneously respecting the state and federal governments. “I am proud to announce that for the main time, we will be pending this protest due to the law of the federal and state governments. We are law-abiding and good citizens we should not be seen disobeying any law. “In respect of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, and Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, I am now announcing that anyone involved in #DefendLagos initiated by me should stop with immediate effect pend the protest. We are not going to hold any protest again on Saturday (today). “If Lagos and federal government fail us, we will come out huge and protest on Monday.”
  19. The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has declared that no protest will be allowed to hold at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday, 13th February. The Lagos Police boss made the submission in reaction to the planned protest by two different factions over the reopening of the Lekki tollgate plaza by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality. The protest is planned to hold on Saturday, February 13, 2020. On Thursday, the Lagos State Police boss declared that no protest will hold at the Lekki Tollgate on Saturday, February 13, 2020. The Lagos CP on Thursday said, “Allowing both groups to carry out their planned protests will be counter-productive. “No protest in any guise will be allowed to take place on Saturday 13th February 2021.”
  20. The decision of the Lagos Judicial Panel to return the Lekki tollgate to its owners (LCC) has led some youths to threaten to take to the streets to protest. Recall that the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate had, on Saturday, approved the reopening of the tollgate. The decision was taken by the chairman of the panel, retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, and four other members of the panel. Following this ruling, the youths have now begun to mobilize on social media with #RevolutionNow and #OccupyLekkiTollGate, with the matter trending as number one and three on Twitter. As at the time of filing this report, display pictures and banners to create awareness about the protest have been circulated online extensively. According to the posters, the protest is planned to start at 7 am on Saturday, February 13, 2020. Some of the posters have inscriptions such as “No justice, no reopening”, and “Occupy Lekki tollgate” among others. One of the campaigners, Omoyele Sowore, tweeted, “No to the reopening of #Lekkitollgate, the perpetrators of #LekkiMassacre must be brought to book.”
  21. Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, lent her voice to the #EndSARS campaign while performing at the 2020 MOBO Awards. The singer showed her vocal prowess as she performed two of her hit tracks, ‘Koroba’ and ‘Save My Life.’ Savage left viewers in shock when she began to sing about the infamous shootings at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos and she asked ‘who gave the order’. The singer added that Nigerians will not forget the incident that rocked the country in October. 9jaonline recalls that some men dressed in military wears opened fire on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate. Watch the video clip below:
  22. Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), constitutional lawyer and human rights activist on Wednesday said the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria empowers the National Assembly to summon President Muhammadu Buhari to address them over the state of the nation. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has said the National Assembly lacks the power to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to speak on security matters, arguing that the right of the President to engage the National Assembly and appear before it is “inherently discretionary in the President and not at the behest of the National Assembly.” However, speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Ozekhome said the constitution in Section 88 and 89 empowers the National Assembly to compel the President as a public officer to appear before it. He said “It depends on the angle you are looking at it. if it is from the angle of presenting a national budget, the constitution requires the President to lay the budget directly before the National Assembly, which will be sitting as a joint House presided over by the Senate President who is the chairman of the National Assembly. In such a case, the President must come directly and present his budget”. “In America, once every year, the President is compelled to give a State of the Union address to the American people. We do not have such a provision in Nigeria. But in Nigeria, under Section 88 and 89 of the constitution, the National Assembly has oversight function on matters having to do with the well-being and security of the country”. “If the national assembly feels that the security of the country has become so parlous and the economy has become so poor that we have entered a second recession, then they can use their powers in Section 88 and 89 because the constitution says “any public officer”. It did not mention that the president is excluded”. “They can also use Section 4 of the constitution, which mandates them for the peace and order of Nigeria, they can summon him that they want to know the state of insecurity or the economy or why corruption is increasing. They can say that they need his appearance so as to get his information to enable them make laws for the peace, order and stability of the country”. “In addition to this, even if it is not constitutionally provided for, is it not moral and ethical for the President who has only appeared before the National Assembly few times since he became president six years ago to appear before them to explain to them why the country is in topsy-turvy, upside down and why things have becomes so poor, why prices of petroleum have gone up three times in less than six months”.
  23. President Muhammadu Buhari has described as ‘disgusting’ the coverage of the #EndSARS protest by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN) and other foreign media. Speaking at a meeting with state governors at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said the foreign media coverage was not balanced. According to the president, CNN and BBC deliberately omitted the killing of police officers and attacks on police stations and prisons. “I was disgusted by the coverage, which did not give attention to the policemen that were killed, the stations that were burnt, and prisons that were opened. (They said we are all at fault. We don’t have the sympathy of anyone. We are on our own),” he was quoted as saying by his spokesman, Garba Shehu. President Buhari further warned that the government would no longer allow violent demonstrations in Nigeria adding: “democracy does not mean confusion or lack of accountability.” On the destruction of private and public property, Mr Buhari said no responsible government would allow such to happen again. “We do not stop anyone from demonstrating, but you don’t set up roadblocks and smash windscreens. Which government will allow that?’’
  24. Former lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has issued a warning to President Muhammadu Buhari against using force on peaceful protesters. According to Melaye, the decision of Nigerians to march out is their right, hence threats should be avoided. He further stated that the technic that should be applied by the federal government is fairness, consideration, and cooperation. He wrote: “My advice to President Buhari on threats to Endsars protesters. Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace. Protest is an inalienable right. SDM”
  25. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that nobody was capable of sacking anyone or any ethnic group in the State. Wike stated this yesterday when the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) led by its Chairman, Prof. Ango-Abdullahi, visited him at Government House, Port Harcourt. The Rivers helmsman insisted that everybody has the right to live and do business in the state. He, however, noted that any group, which dares to claim that the state belongs to them would be resisted. He stressed that he would continue to govern in a manner that would not undermine the interest of members of any ethnic group resident in the state. A statement issued by Special Assistant to Governor Wike on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, revealed that the Northern leaders visited the state following the growing insecurity triggered by the #EndSARS protests that were allegedly hijacked by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in the state.
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