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Eyo Festival: Oba Akiolu warns Lagossians not to wear shoes and women not to wear head ties

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As Lagos State will be celebrating 60, the state will be having the Eyo festival as a part of the celebration. The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu II has warned Lagosians not to put on shoes and women not to wear head ties on Saturday as the state hosts Eyo Festival.

The monarch spoke at a press conference at Ilupesi Square in Lagos Island to inform residents and visitors about the forthcoming Lagos@50 Eyo Festival scheduled to hold on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Represented by the Olumegbon of Lagos, Chief Fatai Lawal, who outlined the dos and don’ts of the festival, Oba Akiolu urged everyone not to wear any shoes within the vicinity of the masquerades, adding that female must not wear any form of head ties to the event.

He said the Eyo Festival was being held as part of the Lagos@50 celebrations to honour illustrious sons of Lagos including His Royal Highness, the Late Elegushi of Ikate, Oba Yekinni Elegushi (Kusenla II) and the deceased Co-Chairman, Lagos@50 Committee, Mr. Rasheed Gbadamosi.

Oba Akiolu assured residents and visitors that adequate security had been arranged for a successful festival and informed the public that the procession would take off at the Iga Iduganran to culminate at the Tafawa Balewa Square where the various Eyo groups would be on parade.

The Oba of Lagos said that the Eyo Festival would boost tourism as people are expected from all over the world to witness the festival which holds only on important occasions.

He assured the public that free transportation would be provided to the venue from all the divisions of the State.

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‘You Cannot Gag The Press’ -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari
'You Cannot Gag The Press' -Fani-Kayode Reacts To NBC Fine On Media Houses

Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has slammed the National Broadcasting Commission for punishing ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, the regulatory body fined each station N3 million for alleged violation of broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: Nigerian Lawyer, Adegboruwa reacts to Fashola’s ‘discovery’ of camera at Lekki tollgate

Reacting to this development, Fani-Kayode stated that NBC’s move was an indicator that President Muhammadu Buhari is a “dictator and a fascist.”

He wrote:

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NBC Fine On Arise, Channels And AIT Unfair, Says Shehu Sani

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ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani
NBC Fine On Arise, Channels And AIT Unfair, Says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has criticised the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for imposing fines on ARISE TV, Channels Television, and Africa Independent Television (AIT) over their coverage of the #EndSARS protests.

Recall that on Monday, NBC accused the three broadcasting stations of violating broadcasting codes for broadcasting footages obtained on the Lekki shooting by soldiers from unverified and unauthenticated social media sources.

Also Read: BREAKING: NBC Sanctions AIT, Channels, AriseTV Over Lekki Shooting

The regulator alleged that the three stations aided in the escalation of tension through coverage of the protests in the country, hence leading to a fine of N3million for each station.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move as unfair and unjust.

See his tweet below:

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Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike

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Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike
Biafra: IPOB Can’t Use Rivers To Launch Attacks – Wike

Nyesom Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) can’t use the state to launch attacks.

Recall that some days ago, Wike outlawed the proscribed group in the State.

The Governor called on local government chairmen in the state and youths not to allow IPOB to demonstrate in the state.

Wike stated this on Monday during a meeting with the Community Development Committees, youths leaders, and council chairmen at the Government House, in Port Harcourt.

The Rivers State Governor in a statement released through his media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, described Rivers as the most accommodating state for all Nigerians.

Also Read: 25 out of 1900 escaped prisoners return to Correctional Centre in Edo

“We can never be against any ethnic group. We can never do that. We have lived in harmony with the Ibos, the Hausas, and Edo people,” he said.

“Everybody that comes to this State we have lived in harmony with. So Nigerians must commend Rivers State as a place where you’ve never had a problem between this group and that group.”

“There’s one terrorist group they call IPOB. I didn’t declare them a terrorist group, the court declared them a terrorist group, not me.

“The federal government declared them a terrorist group. IPOB can’t use Rivers State to be a place where they’ll be launching attacks. If you allow that, your future, your children’s future is gone,” Wike added.

“Go to Oyigbo and see what they’ve done. They destroyed the court. What did the court do? See the soldiers they killed and burnt them. See the policemen they killed and burnt them and then you said people would sit and fold their arms?”

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