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Boko Haram Not Fighting For Religion, Says Amaechi

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boko haramGovernor of Rivers State and Chairman of Nigeria Governors Forum, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi yesterday said that those who killed and maimed innocent people and destroy property during the holy month of Ramadan, are not Muslims and urged true adherents of Islam to unite and fight terrorism.

He made the call yesterday in his address to the Muslim community in Port Harcourt as part of activities to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitri.

The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Tele Ikuru, urged Muslims in the country to use the occasion to unite against terrorists and other extremists, who hide under Islam to perpetrate violence, thereby bringing the religion to disrepute.

“It amazes me that people commit evil even in the holy month. The month of Ramadan is a sacred month. It is a month of fasting and sacrifice, totally committed to honouring Allah. If indeed the things they say they are doing are for Allah, in that holy month they would have respected Allah. The fact that they did it and desecrated the holy month clearly shows that they are not fighting for the religion”, he said.

Gov. Amaechi thanked members of the Muslim community in the state for their support and promised to pursue policies that will engender peaceful co-existence in the state.

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  1. aboki

    July 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Of couse you speaking the trusth that is why I love yuo rotimi than any leader in the south

  2. lizy

    July 29, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Ur very very correct,may God bless u

  3. de proph emeka

    July 29, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    i know u have been possesed with the spirits of islamic brotherhood,for that u are now opposers of truths and parasites.u better go and join them so as to recieve a new name like umoru or audu Idiots.

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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