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It’s Too Late For Amaechi To Stop FG Intervention In Rivers Schools, Says Wike

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amaechi-and-wikeMinister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike, has said the Federal Government’s intervention in Rivers State’s schools is not a recent development.

Reacting to a statement by the Rivers State Government warning the FG to stay away from its schools, Wike said Governor Rotimi Amaechi erred, adding that the call was coming rather late.

A statement by the minister’s Special Assistant on Media, Simeon Nwakaudu, said: “The Federal Ministry of Education remains committed to completing the boy-child and girl-child schools flagged off by the Minister of State for Education, Nyesom Wike last Friday at Ogu and Omoku in Rivers State.

“The third school will be built in Andoni as a deliberate design to reach out to school children in the three senatorial districts of Rivers State.

“These schools form part of the critical ongoing interventions of the Jonathan administration as regards the creation of access to basic education in Rivers State and other states.

“Before the commencement of last week’s construction of three additional schools in Rivers State, the Federal Government had successfully completed a Federal Junior Model Girls School in Aluu and an Almajiri school in Omerule in the first phase of construction work.

“This is in addition to key interventions in 10 secondary schools in the state. While some have been completed, others are ongoing. One of the most prominent schools being rehabilitated is the Community Secondary School, Ubima.

“Since, 2011 when Wike joined the Federal Executive Council, he has worked towards the transformation of education in the country”.

Wike added: “The history of the Federal Government’s interventions in Rivers State is known to the public.

“It is rather late in the day for the Rivers State government to play the ostrich as regards the monumental interventions of the Federal Government in redefining education in the state.

“Education is critical to national development and the intervention of the Federal Government in states is due to the numerous challenges facing the sector, which states alone cannot resolve.

“However, the Rivers State government must realise that education for all is the responsibility of all. It is in the interest of the less privileged children of Rivers State that the government continues to appreciate the monumental achievements of the Jonathan administration”.

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

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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

Femi Adesina

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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