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APC Decries Attack On Journalist By Fayose Loyalists, Demands Prosecution

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APC-FayoseThe Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress and Ekiti Redemption Group, ERG, have condemned the attack on the State Correspondent of The PUNCH Newspapers, Kamarudeen Ogundele, by thugs loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose.

The thugs, who laid siege on the State House of Assembly, Ado-Ekiti, descended on the journalist on Wednesday for taking a picture of women praying for peace in the state.

The APC said the unprovoked assault on the journalist was a “fascist excess that threatens democracy”.

The ERG Coordinator, Morakinyo Ogele, called on Gov. Fayose to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the thugs.

“Why are the thugs holding court in Ado Ekiti and other parts of the state when we have law enforcement agencies like the Police, Department of State Services, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps among others?

“Those who attacked Mr. Ogundele are not ghosts, they are human beings and we are demanding that they must be produced, arrested and charged to court for assault to prevent a re-occurrence”.

The Ekiti APC Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatubosun, in a statement on Thursday, described the attack as “unf‎ortunate, shameful, unlawful and intolerant attitude of the sponsors of the thugs to assault the journalist into a pulp while doing his legitimate duty.

“We have, on various occasions, raised the alarm over intolerance of Governor Fayose to anything or anybody that does not carry his stamp of approval. It is unfortunate that whoever does not carry PDP flag is the enemy of the government.

“What is the offence of an innocent journalist doing his legitimate duty? If the thugs did not want them photographed, the best expected from them is to stay away from the lens of ‎camera.

“But to resort to attack on an innocent journalist is a height of irresponsibility, which, unfortunately, is the hallmark of Governor Ayodele Fayose’s administration.

“This assault is a continuation of a reign of terror that the governor began in the run up to the June 21, 2014 election when he was using his thugs to attack opponents across the state.

“The governor should spare Ekiti people all the negative publicity ‎he is presenting to the world about our people.  The judiciary and legislative arms in Ekiti are under the jackboot of Fayose who now wants to add the media to his list of conquests”, Olatubosun said.

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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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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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