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No Rift Between Shettima, SSG – Borno Govt

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Baba Jidda-Kashim ShettimaThe Borno State Government on Monday denied reports that there was a rift between Governor Kashim Shettima and Secretary to the State Government, Ambassador Baba Jidda.

According to a statement by the Permanent Secretary, Borno State Ministry of Home Affairs, Information and Culture,  Alhaji Abba Fugu, there was no truth whatsoever in the media report that the duo had irreconcilable differences.

The statement read, “Borno State Government has noted with serious reservation, some media reports in recent days, suggesting that the Secretary to the State Government, Ambassador Baba Ahmed Jidda, was getting ready to resign from the cabinet over purported disagreement between him and Governor Kashim Shettima”.

Fugu said such insinuation was baseless but “however, some aspects of the Nigerian media have revisited the issue today (yesterday) Monday, September 22, 2014, hence the need to issue this statement to put the records straight”.

The Perm. Sec. said the initial action was not to take it serious but  for “the avoidance of any doubt, Governor Kashim Shettima and the Secretary to the Borno State Government have a perfect relationship that is evident to anyone conversant with happenings within the Government”.

He added, “There was never an issue of the governor contemplating the sacking of the SSG or the SSG contemplating resignation. We simply do not know the origin of the entire story even though it appears to be the handiwork of some mischief makers, who may be desperate to create an impression that all wasn’t well with the Government of Borno State in order to advance whatever political motive that could be in the offing.

“There is very high mutual respect and cordiality between the Governor and the SSG as they assiduously work to better the lives of Borno people through exemplary governance”.

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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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