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Late 3SC player not a cultist, says brother

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REUBEN Izu, the elder brother of late Joseph Izu, who was killed by operatives of the Joint Military Task Force, said on Thursday that his brother was not a cultist.

Joseph was killed during a raid by the JTF in Okaki community on Sunday after he allegedly identified himself as a player with the Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, Oyo State.

The Nigerian Army had claimed that the late footballer was shot near a cultists’ shrine in Okaki.

But speaking to our correspondent on Thursday, Reuben said the claim of the military that his younger brother was found near a shrine was a lie.

Reuben explained that the shrine in Okaki was a traditional shrine, maintaining that the community had no issue of cult clashes.

“The claim by the military is a lie. It is sad that my innocent brother was shot and the military authorities decided to cover it up.

“I think the army should locate the actual persons responsible for the killing instead of covering up for its men.

“Joseph brought out his identity card, but they still killed him. Is that how to treat even a criminal?

“There is no cultists’ shrine in Okaki; the only shrine there is a traditional shrine and it is far from where my brother was killed,” Reuben added.

He also lamented that the Rivers State Government had yet to contact the family since the incident occurred.

Reuben urged the state Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, to intervene in the matter and ensured that Izu family got justice.

He said, “Nobody has contacted the family. We beg the government to come to our aid to help us get justice.”

Source: Punch

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When there is life, there is hope” – Simi comforts Nigerians

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When there is life, there is hope” – Simi comforts Nigerians

As expected, many Nigerians especially the youths are dejected and in utter despair with the unraveling of events in the country, however, Simi has advised not to lose hope.

The singer and mother of one who noted that she had to take a break from it all, disclosed that she switched off her phone, handed her daughter over to her mother and went on to record in order to maintain sanity and has advised others to do whatever works for them.

Simi who admitted to being clueless as to how the process of legislation works in this country as many others are, has advised everyone to bring whatever they have to the table; lawyers, tech people, etc., and those who know better to come forward to speak and disseminate information so that everyone can be well informed.

The ‘No Longer Beneficial’ crooner also stated that we need access to our reps and senators; their phone numbers, email addresses, etc., should be made known so that constituent members can reach them and prevail on them to truly represent their interests there.

Simi advised that though it doesn’t look like it right now, there are gains to this awakening and Nigeria will prevail.

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Some Nigerians Think I Am Weak – Buhari

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Some Nigerians Think I Am Weak - Buhari

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari slammed some Nigerians yesterday for taking his swift response in disbanding the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police as weakness.

Stating this during his National address on Thursday evening, October 22, 2020, Buhari said sadly, the promptness with which he acted seemed to have been termed as a sign of weakness.

Read his statement below;

“As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.

On approving the termination of SARS, I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests”.

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Ojora indigenes stop hoodlums from vandalizing their King’s palace (Video)

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Ojora indigenes stop hoodlums from vandalizing their King’s palace (Video)

The moment the youths of Ijora community of Lagos state prevented hoodlums from invading and destroying the palace of the Ojora of Ijora, Oba Fatai Oyeyinka has gone viral.

Residents of the community were seen blocking the palace and refusing the hoodlums entrance into the royal house which they said has been in existence for years.

Here is the video below;

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