An alarm has been raised by the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, on Saturday, over the directive issued to policemen by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on the sit-at-home protest planned by pro-Biafra activists to mark the Biafra Day on May 30.
MASSOB and another pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, had ordered the closure of markets and restriction of movement, to honour Biafra war heroes and slain activists.
Idris had directed the commissioners of police to place their men on the alert to deal “decisively” with violent agitators.
MASSOB leader, Uchenna Madu, said the IG’s directive was uncalled for since the sit-at-home protest would be a peaceful exercise.
He alleged that the security agencies had perfected plans to unleash terror on MASSOB and IPOB members on May 30.
He said, “It is very bad for the Nigerian police to declare onslaught on the people on May 30 peaceful programme. Are they planning to kill us even in our homes? Do we have any public functions like rally or processions? Our people should be very careful on that day.”
Meanwhile, the police in Ebonyi State on Saturday confirmed the arrest of some members of IPOB and MASSOB in various parts of the state for holding an unlawful sensitisation programme.
The police spokesman in the state, DSP Jude Madu, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the suspects were arrested for unlawfully sensitising the public to stay at home on May 30, in observance of the group’s anniversary.
“They would be charged to court and the command would ensure that they are duly prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to others.
Madu said, “IPOB and MASSOB are illegal groups and did not get permission from the police to embark on such an exercise which threatens the peace and security of the state.”
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )
BREAKING: Okonjo-Iweala Elected WTO DG
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s nominee for the office of the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, has emerged winner of the highly competitive race.
Information Nigeria gathered that Okonjo-Iweala was chosen as the final candidate for the much-coveted role. She polled 104 votes from 164 member countries to defeat how South Korea’s trade minister at the final stage of the race.
She has broken many records, including becoming the first African to occupy win that office at the WTO.
The official announcement is expected to be made by the WTO at 3pm Nigerian time.
Fayemi Orders Resumption Of All Workers In Ekiti
Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi has instructed all workers in the state civil service that have been away from their duty post due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions to resume back to work.
The Governor issued the directive in a statement on Wednesday by the Head of the State Civil Service, Mrs. Peju Babafemi.
Workers on grade levels 02–07 in the state workforce have been away from office since March 23, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, they have now been directed to resume duties from Monday, November 2, 2020, and ensure full compliance with COVID-19 protocols and safety measures.
Lekki Shooting: ‘Sanwo-Olu Has Been Thrown Under The Bus By Military’ – Fani-Kayode
Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the Nigerian Army’s statement that the Lagos State Government invited the army to enforce a curfew on Tuesday the 20th of October in the State.
Recall that on Tuesday, the 81 Divison of the Nigerian army stated that it was invited to enforce the curfew in Lagos by the state government, although it denied shooting at #EndSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos.
This came a day after Governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu stated that the army shot at protesters in Lagos.
Reacting to the statement from the army, the former minister wrote:
“The @HQNigerianArmy claim it was the LASG that asked for soldiers to be deployed at Lekki. The implications of this for
@jidesanwoolu are grave. He has been thrown under the bus by the military.”
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) October 27, 2020
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