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Boko Haram: Pope Calls for Peace

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Pope Benedict XVI, during his weekly address to an audience at the Vatican, called for an end to the terrorist attacks in the Northern parts of Nigeria BBC News has reported.

According to the Pope: “I am following with deep concern the news from Nigeria, where terrorist attacks are continuing, especially against Christians… I appeal to those responsible for the violence to immediately stop spilling the blood of innocent people.”

He also urged Nigerians to “ … cooperate in the construction of a peaceful and reconciled society in which the right to freely express faith is guaranteed.”

Fresh attacks in Kaduna and Yobe recently has led the governments of those states to declare curfew in the two states while the Federal Government is contemplating declaring a state of emergency. A lasting solution has to be found to this crisis as soon as possible.

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  1. Ekoboy

    June 20, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Sir na ur prayer we need now cus advice no fi work

  2. David

    June 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    lord pray 4 dem so dt dey wil hv a change hrt 2 accept peace.

  3. bee

    June 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Unserious leaders,still contemplating!

  4. Nicky

    June 20, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Kaduna n yobe i sugest d government declear a state of emergency n enuf security

  5. Nicky

    June 20, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Life is important lets us pls not waste it cus it means alot to God. Pls show concarin show som love n let da be peace Nigerians.

  6. Na Engr Kevin

    June 20, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Oga Pope tanx 4 ur concern We appreciate but jst as ekoboy has comented “advice no fit work o”.. Dos fools are out 4 blood & d problm we are havin nw is our Govment; dey are nt serious, I bliv dey knw wia all dis rubish are comin 4rm. Ok chek it out; dey’r in control of d whole 4rces in d contry, dey hav all d inteligents & inteligent agencies 2 captur d structur of dis pupils bt rada dey react slugishly 2 wats goin on & I dnt tink dclearin a state of emergency wil solv d prblm atol, wat of oda states? Infact I’m tird of comenting cus I hav more 2 say bt it wunt do any gud… FG SHLD RESOLV DIS RUBISH BCUS INNOCENT CITIZENS ARE DIEING 4 WAT DEY DNT KNW & I KNW D FG CAN SOLV IT WITIN DAYS BUT I WONDA WAT IS STIL HOLDING DEM…

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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
Seyi Makinde

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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