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Oba of Benin Urges Jonathan To ‘Continue Good Work’ By Contesting 2015 Presidential Election

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R) WITH THE CROWN PRINCE OF BENIN, HRH EHENDEN EREDIAUWA WHO PAID HIM A VISIT IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (25/4/14).

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (R) WITH THE CROWN PRINCE OF BENIN, HRH EHENDEN EREDIAUWA WHO PAID HIM A VISIT IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (25/4/14).

The Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa, on Friday in Abuja urged President Goodluck Jonathan to join the 2015 presidential race to enable him continue his good work for the country.

Erediauwa, who made the call when he spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja, after a closed-door meeting with the president, said his kingdom had since embarked on special prayers for Mr. Jonathan’s success in the 2015 general elections.

Represented by his Son, Crown Prince Eheneden Erediauwa, Oba Erediauwa said the kingdom had also embarked on special prayers for the continued survival of Nigeria as a stronger, united entity.

”On behalf of my father, who sent me here to convey this message to Mr President that he has been following the things that have been happening in the country.

”All these disturbances, the distractions Mr President has been having, that Mr President being his own Son, he considers Mr President his Son and he has asked me to present this special message to Mr President, to tell Mr President that he is praying for him in the Benin Kingdom.

”He is praying fervently for him to be able to withstand the pressure, to go through the pressure.

“And also to pray that the opportunity will come for him to continue the good work he is doing in Benin and other parts of South-South for at least another term.

“I believe that is the commitment we have in this kind of special prayer coming from the Oba of Benin, my father”.

The revered monarch, who pledged the support of people of his kingdom to the Federal Government, urged President Jonathan not to be distracted from his good works by those who were bent on causing social discontent in the country.

He maintained that the kingdom would continue to pray for the president to enable his administration overcome all security challenges bedeviling   the country.

Oba Erediauwa stated that he would continue offer ‘fatherly advice’ to the president to guide him in facing future challenges.

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PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos.

This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.

Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.

Also Read: Shehu Sani Condemns Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.

“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.

“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.

 

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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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