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PDP Crisis: Peace meeting held in Osogbo

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A peace meeting was organised by the national caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ahmed Makarfi, on Wednesday with others leaders of the party in Osun State, as part of efforts to bring back the lost glory of the party.

The meeting was attended by a former Oyo State Governor, and Accord Party chieftain, Rasheed Ladoja, and the Labour Party governorship candidate in the last governorship election, Fatai Akinbade.

Messrs Ladoja and Akinbade recently returned to the PDP.

The meeting tagged “unity luncheon”, according to the party leaders, was aimed at uniting the different factions.

The party chairman in Osun State, Sarafa Oshola, said the meeting was specifically put together to solidify the party’s achievements in the state.

“You can see that party chieftains who have not interacted together for the past 17 months are now sitting side by side, signposting the unity and harmonisation among all the stakeholders of our party in the state,” he said.

Mr. Ishola charged all the party members to sustain the unity, with a view to building stronger opposition to dislodge the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the 2018 governorship election in Osun and the 2019 general elections.

He noted that the PDP remained the only alternative Nigerians were looking up to for the needed leadership to deal with the challenges facing the country.

Mr. Akinbade, who also spoke at the meeting, said he was very happy to be part of the meeting, which he described as “historic.”

“There can never be a better time than now to have this type of gathering,” he said.

“The APC at the federal and state levels have misused the opportunity provided by political power by not offering the nation and its people the right leadership. The division within our ranks caused their emergence in the first instance.

“Since its (APC) foray into the nation’s helms of affairs, it has clearly been known to Nigerians that the APC was not prepared for governance; they have been acting as opposition, forgetting they are already in government.”

He added that, “For us to regain our lost glory, it will require dedication, honesty, discipline and forgiveness. Simply, it is when we are united that these people presently at the helms of affairs, can be dislodged,” he said.

Other who attended the meeting include former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore; Seyi Makinde; former chairman of the Federal Capital Development Authority, FCDA, Olu Alabi; former Minister of Transport, Ebenezer Babatope and Kofoworola Bucknor Akerele.

Also in attendance were the senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Ademola Adeleke, party chieftain, Shuaib Oyedokun, former Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, former Minister of State for Defence, Erelu Obada, former chairman of the PDP in Osun, Gani Olaoluwa, Soji Adagunodo and Bayo Faforiji.

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End SARS: Masari Charges Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of Police Brutality

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#EndSARS: Masari Charge Judicial Panel To Fish Out Perpetrators Of SARS Brutality

Aminu Masari

Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari of Katsina State has urged the 11 men committee Judicial Panel to give recommendations going forward to end police brutality in the state.

He gave the charge during the inauguration at Government House Katsina on Saturday.

He also tasked them to come forward with general recommendations that will promote an endearing relationship between the Nigerian Police Force and the general public.

Read Also: #EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

The panel of inquiry will be headed by Justice Abbas Abdullahi Bawale of the Katsina State High Court of Justice.

Other members of the Commission include Retired AIG Danlami Yar’adua, Alhaji Mustapha Ibrahim Zango, Alhaji Bello Musa Dankano, Professor Usman Dhun-nurain, Hajiya Rabi Mohammed, and Ibrahim Ahmad Katsina.

 

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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#EndSARS: TVC Back On Air — Four Days After Mob Attack

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Television Continental popularly known as TVC News is back on air after it was attacked by suspected hoodlums on Wednesday morning.

Recall that the host of popular ladies show ‘Your View’, Morayo Afolabi-Brown, had confirmed during the show on Wednesday that hoodlums had entered the premises of TVC.

The hoodlums had attacked the TV station a few hours after #EndSARS protesters were killed at the Lekki Toll Gate by soldiers on Tuesday night.

Also Read: End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

There were speculations that the TV station was attacked because of its link to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.

Workers of the TV station were rescued by Men of the Police Rapid Response Squad who were in the compound to offer protection.

 

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End SARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

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#EndSARS Protest: Abia Govt Relaxes Curfew

Okezie Ikpeazu

Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has lifted the 24-hour curfew on two major cities in the state following the outbreak of violence when the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums.

Recall that on Tuesday night,  Aba and Umuahia went under curfew in a statement by the Governor.

However, following the return of calm to the affected areas, Ikpeazu directed that the curfew in the State be relaxed to now take effect from 6 pm to 6 am from Sunday, 25th October 2020.

Also Read: Edo govt extends ultimatum for escaped inmates by one week

This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu.

The Governor also directed all markets in the State to be reopened during the day, while Market committees should mobilize adequate security teams to watch over the markets at night and during the day.

Governor Ikpeazu further directed all commercial tricycle operators to henceforth vacate the roads during the curfew time of 6 pm-6 am daily.

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