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Ahmed Ma­karfi re-affirms his support for PDP

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Theled National Caretaker Com­mittee debunked news associating him with the formation of Advanced People’s Democratic Party,he said he will not abandon the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in spite of the Court of Appeal ruling in Port Harcourt.
Reacting to this devel­opment, Sheriff yester­day said that he will not expel Makarfi and his group from the party, but integrate them to move the party forward.
This is even as some members of the party have expressed fear over the reconciliation ex­ercise being pushed by some stakeholders in the party.
Makarfi’s Commit­tee, in a statement by its Spokesman, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, distanced themselves from the pur­ported planned registration of a new party called Advanced Peoples Dem­ocratic Party (APDP).
The group said that it presently enjoys the sup­port of all the organs of the party, adding that it believes that Supreme Court will do justice to the the crisis rocking the party.
According to the Ma­karfi’s Committee, “The National Caretaker Committee of the Peo­ples’ Democratic Party (PDP) wishes to deny in its entirety, the news item which went viral last Thursday that the Committee or any of its members as individu­als, are leading a plan to abandon the party structure for the Sena­tor Ali Modu-Sheriff led group, and seek reg­istration of a new party to be called Advanced Peoples Democratic Party (APDP).
“We state clearly and without ambiguity that the National Caretaker Committee of the PDP is not in any way in­volved in the plans to register any party by the name APDP or any oth­er party for that matter.

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

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Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely
Ekiti Extends Curfew Indefinitely

Governor Fayemi

Amidst the continued violence across the country, Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has approved the extension of the 24-hour curfew in Ekiti State indefinitely.

The curfew was declared on Tuesday evening following reported cases of violence in Ado Ekiti as hoodlums allegedly the peaceful protest by EndSARS protesters.

The initial curfew lapsed on Wednesday night by 10 pm.

Also Read: “I don’t care about #EndSARS”- Edo state deputy governor’s son slams protesters

However, on Thursday morning, the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Akin Omole, announced that the curfew still continues in every part of the state until further notice.

It reads: “The general public is hereby alerted that the 24-hour curfew announced by the State Government is still in place in all parts of the state until further notice.

“Government appreciates the cooperation of all citizens of the state in obeying the curfew and ensuring that peace returns to the state.”

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

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BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates
BREAKING: Hoodlums Invade Ondo Prison, Release Inmates

Ondo State map

According to reports, no less than 58 inmates of the National Correctional Service Centre located in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State have been released by hoodlums on Thursday.

It was gathered the hoodlums stormed the center, burnt down a vehicle, and forcefully released the inmates.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

It was also gathered that several items were also destroyed on the premises of the prison service.

This is the second jailbreak to be recorded this week, following the jailbreak recorded in Benin, Edo State earlier in the week.

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

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Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)
Ikoyi Prison On Fire, Inmates Attempt Jail Break (Video)

Ikoyi prisoners attempt jailbreak

An attempted jailbreak has reportedly occurred at the Ikoyi Prisons of the Nigeria Correctional Service located in Lagos State.

Videos circulating on social media suggest the Ikoyi prison has been broken into, some building set on fire, and gunshots are been heard as officials try to control the pandemonium.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting: No One Can Explain Buhari’s Silence, Says Kukah

A video clip of the jailbreak shows smoke coming from the prison premises while gunshots were heard in the background.

According to reports gathered the police and military personnel had been deployed to assist prison guards to foil the attempt by inmates to escape.

Watch the video below:

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