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WORLD FOOD DAY: Foodclique, Fighting Hunger and Giving Hope.

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Today in Nigeria, it is reported that two in seven people go to bed hungry. This statistics may not puzzle at first until you realize it refers to over 20million individuals of our current population. These could include the aged, abandoned destitutes, young children, pensioners, the disabled, homeless, working poor, low-income families and basically food insecure people.

One wonders therefore how widespread HUNGER came to be in a country where agriculture thrives and everyone grew up knowing there was plenty. Nigeria’s food crisis has been a recurring decimal and tackling it has even more been cumbersome due to sequential failures in government’s food policies. Although we are among the richest nations of the world, beneath the prosperity of Nigeria lies regretful Hunger; a plague which jeopardizes the core of our humanness and the power of disadvantaged citizens to become fruitful and contributing members of society.

This continues to threaten our nation’s culture,future and successfulness. The continuously afflictive and inconceivably large statistics has not cut down a great deal despite the United Nations making HUNGER eradication a major priority in the Millennium Development Goals. This points to the fact that the war against HUNGER isn’t just for Government or Institutions alone. The World Food Program’s description of the current global food crisis raises the specter as “its a natural disaster surging over an unaware populace that is helpless in the face of massive destruction”. Currently, With billions of people at risk of hunger worldwide, the current food crisis is certainly massive and destructive thereby requiring You and I.

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FoodClique Support Initiative is a Non-Profit Charity Organization that stores and distribute purchased or donated perishable and non-perishable food to hungry kids, pensioners, destitutes, disabled, homeless, working poor, low-income families and the food insecure people through community outreach and partnership with other agencies. With more than 75 % of Nigerians being at risk of hunger and almost one in every three Nigerian children not having clue as to their next meal, there is no better time to fight this hunger threat than now. Today, we feed over 5,000 people at select locations in Lagos state as Fighting hunger and giving hope is what we do and on the occasion of this Year’s WORLD FOOD DAY Programme (Wednesday,October 16th 2013) themed “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition”, we enjoin you to donate, advocate and volunteer as we rise against the hunger plague. Foodclique Support Initiative is ready to lead the fight to end hunger in our communities and though it cannot be done alone, we believe if we all stand-up to say enough is enough to hunger, harness our resource and volunteers, then it is possible. As we say, “He who goes to sleep whilst his neighbour remains hungry is not one of Us”, so we ask that you connect with us across our platforms on ways we can tackle this shortfall» www.foodclique.org, www.facebook.com/foodclique, www.twitter.com/foodclique.

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Thank you as you join in the fight and stand up for the over 800 million people hungry worldwide.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

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The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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

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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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