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Why Jonathan’s Visit Brings Tension in Onitsha

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Security agents in the commercial city of Onitsha and Anambra State in general are having hectic time controlling the series of clashes in the city between street urchins at various motor parks ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the city today.

It was gathered that the crisis between Ndi Ukwu Aziza and Ndi Ukwu Otosi over the control of Aba park at Onitsha-Owerri road escalated yesterday resulting in blocking the Onitsha-Owerri Road for several hours before team of soldiers, navy and policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Okpoko police division, Mr. Emeka Ugwu restored normalcy to the area.

The clash was coming even as President Jonathan is expected to land at Asaba International Airport from where he will use Air Force helicopter to land at Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Onitsha to pay courtesy call on Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe before departing for Owerri, Imo State.

Meanwhile security has been beefed up in the commercial city of Onitsha ahead of the president’s visit. The Area Commander in charge of Onitsha Police Area Command, Mr. Benjamin Wordu was seen patrolling the city with team of policemen as part of security measures.

However, a visit to the Imeobi palace of Obi of Onitsha showed heavy presence of security personnel as well as others who were seen working round the clock to make sure that there was serious security during and after president’s visit.

The Chairman of Onitsha North council area, Mr. Osite Egbuna, said there was heavy security ahead of Mr. President’s visit, adding that the entire commercial city of Onitsha is in great expectation to receive the president.

Mr. Egbuna also commended Governor Peter Obi for his support and leadership style that endeared him to the people, saying that the visit of the president will further bring development to the city.

Meanwhile, the police have deployed Anti bomb squad to the commercial city of Onitsha to ensure peace and security during and after the president’s visit.

Meanwhile, efforts to speak with the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe proved abortive.

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

 

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Tinubu, in his visit to the governor, stated that contrary to false news making the rounds, he did not travel to France, adding that he is still the Jagaban.

He also denied rumours that his son Seyi was kidnapped or chased out of his residence outside the country, emphasizing that nobody can chase him or his family out of Lagos.

The former governor’s visit comes after the infamous shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki area of the state.

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

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The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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