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Yar’Adua summons Elechi over alleged Jihad plot

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GOVERNOR Martin Elechi’s directive to Moslems and Christians in Ebonyi State to reduce the noise from their public address systems during devotions, is generating controversies, as both President Umaru Yar’Adua and the Sultan of Sokoto, have intervened in the matter.

It had been reported that they had summoned Governor Elechi on the rumour of a possible Jihad in the state.

Receiving the report of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board led by Alhaji Suleiman Ogah, yesterday, Governor Elechi confirmed that he was summoned by President Yar’Adua on the issue of Moslem crisis in the state, adding, however, that he reported the issue during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting.

One Shiek Haruma Ajah from Ebonyi State, had allegedly on September 18, this year, circulated text massages to Islamic leaders in the North and across the country, describing Governor Elechi as a “Devil” and subsequently asked that a Jihad be declared against him, which created tension and panic within and outside the state.

Alhaji Ogah, who led a delegation of Islamic leaders in the state, while submitting its report of a nationwide sensitisation tour on the issue, said that Governor Elechi was misrepresented by Sheik Ajah as banning Muslims in the state from the use of loudspeaker for their early morning prayers.

Alhaji Ogah said “Sheik Haruna Ajah has political problem in the state, which he taught he could solve by creating religious problem across the country.

This is evident by the six page petition he wrote to the Sultan of Sokoto. He is desperately looking for political appointment without due process, rather he prefers to engage in political sentiment and propaganda”.
source: vanguardngr.com
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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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