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Bishop Prescribes Statutory Age For Governors

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Most Revd. Paulinus Ezeokafor

The Catholic Bishop of Awka, Most Revd. Paulinus Ezeokafor, has called for the pegging of the age of Nigerian governors at 45 to 55 years.

In his Good Friday homily at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Awka, the bishop said people within the age bracket were in their prime and had so much mental and physical energy to deliver.

While lauding the achievements of the outgoing Governor of Anambra State, Ezeokafor said Governor Peter Obi was able to perform because he falls within the age bracket of 45 to 55 years.

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He however warned that the state would not tolerate indolent leadership and vowed to personally lead a protest against any government that failed to perform.

According to him, whoever aspired to succeed Obi must first sit down and take stock of the mega achievements of Obi and be aware that Anambra people would no longer accept non-performers as governors.

He predicted that with the pace set by the governor, Anambra has become a state to reckon with and that in the next 10 to 20 years, schools returned to churches would have been sufficiently rebuilt to assume their positions before the take-over.

The bishop said he deliberately took time to talk on the next administration in Anambra State because many aspirants had entered the field, sharing money and gifts and warned Christians to beware of those who share gifts only to steal public funds when they get into office.

Although he criticised Obi for being frugal with public funds, the bishop admitted however, that the governor’s style had helped to save money to execute capital projects in the state.

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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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