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Read What Made Persons With Disability Destroy An Empowerment Programme Office

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Members of Joint National Association of Persons with Disability (JNAPD) have staged a protest at the FG Office of Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme (SUREP) in Umuahia, destroying the window blades, tables, and chairs.

physically_challenged_people_demonstrating_in_umuahia_Physically challenged people demonstrating in Umuahia

Participants of the action, numbering over 200, have been protesting agains an alleged neglect by the SURE-P.

The state chairman of JNAPD, Stanley Onyemaechi explained to The Nation that the SURE-P had been designed to assist people like them, but so far the Office had been neglecting the people with disabilities.

Onyemaechi said he had attended a workshop in Calabar in March, where he was told that JNAPD was included in the SURE-P programme. However, until now no member of the board of the programme contacted them.

He disclosed that the board chairman in the state, David Nwokocha,  said the group was not recognised by the programme.

Onyemaechi called the federal and state governments to involve them in the SURE-P, saying “we are Nigerians and should be involved with any programme designed by the federal government”.

He recalled that President Goodluck Jonathan announced the programme that was meant to take care of all categories of the people in Nigeria.

“We felt that our problems are over, as every segment of the society are expected to be involved in the programme, but we are disappointed with the things we are seeing now,” Onyemaechi stated.

He further said that there are about 6170 persons with different forms of disability in the state, most of whom are graduates without jobs,

“So we want the federal government through the SURE-P programme to include us, by teaching skills or empowering those of us with skills to establish ourselves,” JNAPD’s leader explained.

One of the members of the board of SURE-P in the state, Kingsley Ngunu said this was the first time he heard about the group and told them to come back on Thursday for a meeting with the board members, where their problems will be taken care of.

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Lekki tollgate should be dismantled permanently: Bode George

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Lekki tollgates should be dismantled permanently: Bode George

Former vice-chairman of PDP SouthWest, Bode George has called for the dismantlement of tollgate at Lekki area of Lagos.

The PDP chieftain made this call at a press conference after soldiers were alleged to have shot and killed peaceful EndSARS protesters on October 20.

 

 

According to George, the dismantling of the tollgates would help in pacifying aggrieved Nigerian youths.

In his words;

“Let me reiterate the irreducible minimum acceptable to placate the angry and restless youths in order to restore peace, fairness and equity in our state.

The two tollgates should be dismantled immediately and permanently. AlphaBeta and Lekki Concession Company should be scrapped. The advert signage monopoly given to Seyi Tinubu should be withdrawn forthwith.

The Iya Oloja title should be withdrawn from Shade Tinubu and be given to the individual who deserves it according to tradition.

The NURTW which has become the militia wing of the APC should be re-organized and removed from the ambit and control of political actors.”

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Nigeria Air Force arrest officers for flogging curfew violators in Osun

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The Nigerian Airforce has arrested its erring officers for flogging violators of the state-government imposed curfew in Osun State.

A video that went viral on social media shows Airforce personnel dehumanizing and assaulting residents that violated the curfew.

The video which made rounds on social media on Tuesday, October 27, showed the curfew defaulters inside muddy water while being flogged by the security agents.

But, in a statement released on Wednesday, the Nigeria Air Force said the officers have been arrested and an investigation has commenced.

 

The statement reads:

”The attention of Nigeria Air Force has been drawn to a video showing some personnel flogging/meting out corporal punishment on suspected hoodlums involved in criminal activities during the imposed curfew in Ilesha.

We wish to inform the general public that Nigeria Air Force has identified all the personnel involved in the incident & placed them on close arrest, while investigation to determine their level culpability has commenced, after which appropriate disciplinary action will be taken.

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Kunle Afolayan flaunts interior of his exquisite mansion (Photos)

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Kunle Afolayan flaunts interior of his exquisite mansion (Photos)

Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian filmmaker, has taken to social media to flaunt the interior of his expensive mansion.

Afolayan disclosed that calls for a full view of the interior of his house by young architect and art lovers made him share the photos on social media

The father of four added that “the structural designs was done by a professional architect but all interiors and esthetic done by me.”

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Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

Kunle Afolayan shows off the interior of his home (photos)

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