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Buhari Meets With Journalist He Jailed 31 Years Ago

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The president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday met with Tunde Thompson, one of the journalists jailed for violating Decree 4 in 1984 when Buhari was a military head of state.

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Buhari met with him when he held a meeting with members of his media team and social media influencers at Defence House, Abuja.

The president-elect cracked jokes with Thompson and praised him for rising above his jail experience to forgive and support his presidential bid.

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He reminded Thompson, who is a member of his media team, that what happened under his military regime was one of the challenges of that period.

Buhari also applauded his campaign media team led by Mallam Shehu Garba for running “a very decent media campaign despite the hate campaigns mounted against him by the Peoples Democratic Party.”

He added, “I want to commend you especially for two things. First, is the decent media campaign you conducted despite the PDP’s dirty tactics, you stayed focused on issues and avoided the temptation to sling mud.”

The president-elect particularly commended Garba for providing leadership that led to the success of his team.

He said, “I thank you for your uncommon motivation to do the work. Despite the lean budget on which we ran our campaign, you did not allow the lack of adequate remuneration to stall the work at any point in time. You continued to give your best.”

The president-elect also praised the Independent National Electoral Commission for deploying technology in the conduct of the last election.

“We must commend Nigerians who believe in our message of change and INEC for introducing Card Readers and PVC. All elected leaders will now know that the voter is the king. Nigerians now have more faith in our elections because their votes will count. If not for PVC and Card Readers the PDP as usual would have written the results and asked losers to go to court. How can people who are struggling to survive go to Court and get money to pay the SANs of this world. We must thank God for the success of this election,” he said.

Meanwhile, the president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed concerns about the dilapidated economy of the country with just 24 days to his inauguration.

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

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#EndSARS protesters break into Lagos International Airport (Videos)

Young Nigerians protesting against SARS brutality, under the #EndSARS movement, stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos state.

The protesters in their hundreds are preventing movement in and out of the busiest airport in the country.

Nationwide protests have been going on over the past 11 days, demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings, but since it began, this is the first time protesters would disrupt activities inside an airport.

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

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#EndSARS Protesters take over apple junction in Festac, Lagos

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality have taken over apple junction in Festac area of Lagos state causing serious gridlock.

The protesters with different banners are calling for end to police brutality. They blocked roads while asking to be heard by the government.

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari’s resignation

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Yul Edochie calls for Buhari's resignation

Popular actor turned politician, Yul Edochie, who had signified interest to contest the presidency in the forthcoming elections in 2019 has called for the resignation of President Buhari.

He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19.

According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance.

He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore he should resign from office.

”President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck’s resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari’s performance is worse than that of Jonathan. We put our hopes in him & he failed us. I call for Buhari’s resignation. #ENDBADGOVERNANCE” he tweeted.

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