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Mandela’s Spirit Lives On – Jonathan

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nelsonmandela10As the world mourns the death of South Africa’s first black president – Nelson Mandele, Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan last night said he was immensely saddened by the death of Mandela, who he described as a freedom fighter, saying his spirit lives on to inspire oppressed people all over the world.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati noted in a statement that Jonathan, who quickly scribbled a condolence message to his South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, conveyed the sympathy and solidarity of the Federal Government and people of Nigeria to him and all South Africans as they mourn Madiba.

Abati also quoted Jonathan as saying that, “I write to commiserate with you, the Government and people of South Africa and the family of Dr. Nelson Mandela on the death of one of the greatest sons of Africa. Although it has come at the advanced age of 95, Madiba’s death will create a huge vacuum that will be difficult to fill in our continent.

“He will be sorely missed by all who cherish love, peace and freedom the world over and will be eternally honoured for his immense contribution to the dismantling of the apartheid policy, one of the world’s most obnoxious systems whose under-pining philosophy was the degradation of man by man”.

Information Nigeria reports that Dr. Nelson Mandela passed on following complications from a recurring lung infection Thursday evening, at the age of 95 in his Johannesburg home, with his family by his side.

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  1. sailor

    December 6, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Instead of our leaders to keep dia mouth shut or to start weeping about dia future,they re passing tribute msheew

  2. Promix

    December 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Mandela was a very good leader. His spirit lives on those who follows his way of leadership. Jonathan u re nt a gud leader. Take it or leave it

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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