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Rivers Shooting: Citizens Don’t Need Police Permit To Hold Rallies – Gbajabiamila

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gbajabiamila1-360x225The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Wednesday questioned the powers of the Rivers State Police Command to use tear-gas on citizens holding rallies.

The lawmaker claimed that the command abused citizens’ rights and acted in flagrant disobedience of a Supreme Court judgment, which declared that police permits are not necessary before a rally can take place.

Gbajabiamila was reacting to last Sunday’s alleged shooting of Senator Magnus Abe by the police with rubber bullets.

The alleged shooting, which occurred during a Save Rivers Movement rally in Obio-Akpor local government area of Rivers State, left Abe and several other persons wounded.

The police also used tear-gas to disperse those participating in the rally.

“The Supreme Court years ago ruled that Police permit is not required for a rally.

“So, all this talk from the Rivers state commissioner of police about permit is balderdash”, Gbajabiamila noted in a statement in Abuja.

He also argued that tear-gas was a “chemical weapon” because of the “gas” it contained.

According to the lawmaker, the police should face similar charge as any person or body that used chemical weapons on citizens.

The statement read further, “The House Minority Leader wants the public to note that tear gas is a chemical hence the word gas.

“He further derided the police for use of chemical weapon on citizens.

“The use of chemical weapons against once own citizens (or anyone for that matter) is unacceptable and that is why the world is up in arms against Syria.

“The Minority Leader is calling the attention of the international community to this abuse of citizen’s rights.

“Reprisals and public order also have internationally acceptable standards.

“The world needs to pay attention to this inhumane treatment of innocent citizens”, Gbajabiamila said.

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

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I Received Vision That I Would Be Governor – Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola

Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola has stated that God revealed to him in a dream that he would be Governor of the State long before he joined the race.

He revealed this while speaking at a service held to commemorate the second anniversary of his administration at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Osun Province 1 Headquarters, Osogbo, on Sunday.

Oyetola said, “I am ordinarily not one who sees visions but on two occasions, I had a strange encounter. Imagine the son of an Imam, receiving a Christian song in a dream. That was my encounter.

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“All I could remember on both occasions was the last line of the song which says ‘IleriOluwa ni lati se’. Outside of that dream, I had never heard the song before. When the impression was heavy on my heart, I called one of my friends to ask him about the song, and he told me the song was the Track 2 of Timi Oshikoya’s album.

“He went out and got me the album and immediately I started listening to the track, my consciousness was restored and then I had an understanding of what God was saying to me. That revelation has continued to give me confidence of victory each time I am faced with legal and political battles since becoming governor.”

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

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Anyim Backed Out Of Defection Over Visit to Buhari – Umahi

Dave Umahi

Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi has claimed that a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari stopped former Senate President, Pius Anyim and National Assembly members from the state from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He made the claim on Sunday while speaking during an APC stakeholders’ meeting at the Bouquet Lodge, Old Government House, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Umahi claimed that Anyim who served as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, and others refused to defect because he outsmarted them all.

“They were planning to ambush me, but it is difficult to catch the air,” he said.

Also Read: President Buhari receives Governor Umahi after defecting to APC (Photos)

The governor insisted that he consulted all the National Assembly members and the elders from the state about his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), adding that they all agreed to the defection arrangement.

“Let me tell you, I’m not afraid of anybody but I respect everybody. But I have said that if God sent me, this will be the last fight in this state,” he said.

Umahi added: “All these people that came together to fight me, they collect contracts, they collect monthly pay, they collect vehicles. And when they are asked to bring people that worked for us, they will bring their wives, children and relations.

“Now, they are dressing words for us. We are in chapter one, in Chapter two, I will publish all that I have done for the leaders of this state.”

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

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Sanwo-Olu Names Building After Tinubu, Warns Youths Against Vandalism

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos has named the newly built Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area after the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

This was made known in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Gboyega Akosile.

Sanwo-Olu also named the Agboyi-Ketu LCDA after the late Senator of Lagos East Senatorial District, Adebayo Osinowo.

He stated that the recent #EndSARS protests brought out the need for the government to double their efforts and prioritize youth development and empowerment.

Also Read: No Pardon For Rapists, Says Sanwo-Olu

The governor however warned youths against the destruction of the government’s assets built with public funds.

Sanwo-Olu disclosed that the decision of the council leadership in Agboyi-Ketu to name the edifice after Osinowo testified to the contributions he made to the development of the council.

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