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Oke unveils plan for Ondo, Ilaje wants ACN dep governorship office

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has pledged to focus on the development of the state’s vast forest and coastal resources to open new frontiers of economic develop…

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THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has pledged to focus on the development of the state’s vast forest and coastal resources to open new frontiers of economic development for the people.

Available statistics show that the state has an 80-kilometre shoreline, making it the longest among the country’s littoral states and the largest acreage of forest reserves with its abundant ecosystem and varieties of wildlife, some of which are going extinct in similar vegetation in other parts of the world.

Oke told The Guardian yesterday in his Akure home that the flora and fauna of the state’s coastal and forest belt in the southern and central senatorial districts in that order could be harnessed for the development of the state.

According to Oke, who emerged last week as the PDP standard-bearer: “It is a thing of regret that we have gold mines in our coastal and forest reserves, yet these areas are wasting away and nobody seems to have taken cognisance of their potential.

“We have the longest coastline in Ondo State with all its aquatic splendour that can be harnessed to become money-spinners in tourism while the oil and gas reserves could also be tapped for the growth of our industries and others.”

He gave an insight into his political campaigns for the election, saying: “Ours is going to be issue-based. We are not to talk of personalities or individuals. We intend to tell the people of this state the enormous opportunities available here and open their eyes to how we intend to use them for their sake.”

Oke said the current system of building infrastructure at the expense of the wellbeing of the people is an anomaly, adding that if he won the polls, the focus would be on the people.

He said: “Building markets without corresponding economic empowerment of the people won’t do this state any good. We will create avenue for empowerment and back it up with infrastructure. It is not sufficient to develop infrastructure without the people.”

Meanwhile, a group of politicians of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the oil-producing Ilaje Local Council has appealed to the leadership of the party to allow the area take the deputy governor’s slot in the October election.

The group, on the platform of Ilaje Elders’ Group, said the request for the position had become imperative because the area had been marginalised in terms of political positions since the advent of democracy in Nigeria.

In a letter they wrote to ACN National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, the elders said it was unfortunate that the area suffered the political neglect in spite of the fact that it accounts for sizable revenue accruing to both the Federal and state Governments.

The letter was jointly signed by P. O. Omololu, a retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Prisons Service, Fola Ebisemiju, former Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti and five others.

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

Former Military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has disclosed that the government has a hand in the mayhem going on in the country.

The 79-year-old made this remark owing to the massacre in Lekki toll gate and other parts of the country. He quoted Gen. Sani Abacha and disclosed that any insurgency that exceeds 24hours is being manipulated by the government.

Taking to his Twitter page he wrote;

“Once again, I will like to quote Late Gen. Sani Abacha: “Any Insurgency that lasts more than 24 hours, a government official has a hand in it.”

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Oke unveils plan for Ondo, Ilaje wants ACN dep governorship office

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has pledged to focus on the development of the state’s vast forest and coastal resources to open new frontiers of economic develop…

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THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the October 20 governorship election in Ondo State, Chief Olusola Oke, has pledged to focus on the development of the state’s vast forest and coastal resources to open new frontiers of economic development for the people.

Available statistics show that the state has an 80-kilometre shoreline, making it the longest among the country’s littoral states and the largest acreage of forest reserves with its abundant ecosystem and varieties of wildlife, some of which are going extinct in similar vegetation in other parts of the world.

Oke told The Guardian yesterday in his Akure home that the flora and fauna of the state’s coastal and forest belt in the southern and central senatorial districts in that order could be harnessed for the development of the state.

According to Oke, who emerged last week as the PDP standard-bearer: “It is a thing of regret that we have gold mines in our coastal and forest reserves, yet these areas are wasting away and nobody seems to have taken cognisance of their potential.

“We have the longest coastline in Ondo State with all its aquatic splendour that can be harnessed to become money-spinners in tourism while the oil and gas reserves could also be tapped for the growth of our industries and others.”

He gave an insight into his political campaigns for the election, saying: “Ours is going to be issue-based. We are not to talk of personalities or individuals. We intend to tell the people of this state the enormous opportunities available here and open their eyes to how we intend to use them for their sake.”

Oke said the current system of building infrastructure at the expense of the wellbeing of the people is an anomaly, adding that if he won the polls, the focus would be on the people.

He said: “Building markets without corresponding economic empowerment of the people won’t do this state any good. We will create avenue for empowerment and back it up with infrastructure. It is not sufficient to develop infrastructure without the people.”

Meanwhile, a group of politicians of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the oil-producing Ilaje Local Council has appealed to the leadership of the party to allow the area take the deputy governor’s slot in the October election.

The group, on the platform of Ilaje Elders’ Group, said the request for the position had become imperative because the area had been marginalised in terms of political positions since the advent of democracy in Nigeria.

In a letter they wrote to ACN National Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, the elders said it was unfortunate that the area suffered the political neglect in spite of the fact that it accounts for sizable revenue accruing to both the Federal and state Governments.

The letter was jointly signed by P. O. Omololu, a retired Assistant Comptroller-General of Prisons Service, Fola Ebisemiju, former Acting Vice-Chancellor of Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti and five others.

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

Read the release report below;

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

Former Military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has disclosed that the government has a hand in the mayhem going on in the country.

The 79-year-old made this remark owing to the massacre in Lekki toll gate and other parts of the country. He quoted Gen. Sani Abacha and disclosed that any insurgency that exceeds 24hours is being manipulated by the government.

Taking to his Twitter page he wrote;

“Once again, I will like to quote Late Gen. Sani Abacha: “Any Insurgency that lasts more than 24 hours, a government official has a hand in it.”

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