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A policeman hit me with his gun – Charly Boy

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Popular entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, a.k.a Charly Boy, has said that he was brutalised during the protest organised on Tuesday at the Unity Fountain in Abuja by a coalition  of civil society organisations acting under the aegis of  ‘Concerned Nigerians’.

Oputa, in a telephone interview with our correspondent, said that one of the anti-riot policemen, who attacked the protesters with tear-gas and water cannons, hit him in the eye with the butt of his rifle.

He said, “We were not even up to 10 people that set out for the Unity Fountain. When we got there, we met close to 200 policemen. Initially they tried to stop us from going further. But we explained to them that ours would be a peaceful demonstration. I gave them the assurance that we were not going to anywhere else and the protest would not be hijacked by hoodlums.

“Before we knew it, they started with the water cannon. Then they tear-gassed us and set their dogs against us. Worried, I went to one of the policemen who was standing near me and asked him why they resorted to such action. Instead of responding to me, he suddenly raised the butt of his gun and hit me in the eye.”

Oputa said he was immediately rushed to a clinic for treatment. But he expressed  concern over the health of another victim, a TV journalist, said to be severely beaten up by the police.

“I saw them beating up that man and smashing his camera. I hope they have not killed him,” he said.

However, the self-styled ‘Area Father’ vowed to continue with the protest, in spite of the attack. “We are coming out tomorrow. It is better they kill me now because I will never stop speaking for the masses of this country,” he said.

Source: Punch

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AY Makun Blasts Nigerian Leaders; Says He Is Disappointed Every Time He Travels

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Popular Nigerian comedian, AY Makun, has expressed his disappointment in Nigerian leaders, adding that the disappointment is renewed every time he travels out of the country.

The ace stand-up comedian cum filmmaker and actor took to his Twitter page to share his thoughts on how Nigeria could be better developed if her leaders borrowed a cue from other developed countries.

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In his words:

“Everytime I travel I get more disappointed by d actions of some senseless leaders who believe that another man’s country is d best place to stash all d monies stolen from Government. Beyond d stealings, how i wish d development here could inspire them to build us a better Nigeria”.

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Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s 13th Senate President, has revealed his favorite song on Wizkid‘s newly released album, ‘Made in Lagos’. The former Senate President took to his Twitter page to congratulate the superstar musician.

According to Bukola Saraki, ‘Grace’ is his favorite song on the album. He added that the album is a brilliant end to what has been a long and eventful month for all of us.

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“Wizkid’s #MadeInLagos is a brilliant end to what has been a long and eventful month for all of us. Currently vibing to my favorite track on the album ‘#Grace’.”

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