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Amnesty: Ondo Militants Give Oil Firms Three Days To Vacate Communities

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A coalition of militant groups in Ondo State on Friday gave oil companies operating in the state three days to leave over non-enrollment of their members in the Federal Government Amnesty Programme.

General Akinfemi Raymond, the secretary of the coalition, gave the ultimatum in Akure while addressing journalists.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ondo State Government and the Presidential Amnesty Committee, had on Nov. 9, 2017, enrolled some ex-militants in the state who were willing to submit their arms,

The state government gave former militants 21-day grace to submit their arms to the state Amnesty Committee headed by the Deputy Governor, Mr Agboola Ajayi.

The coalition  on Thursday evening started a protest at the premises of the Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC) office in Akure.

Raymond decried the alleged shooting of some of the militants during a peaceful protest at OSOPADEC office. He listed the militant groups as The United Sea-wolf Avengers, The Awaja Camp, The Niger Delta Militant Vanguard, The Dragon and Lion Camp.

“We have come to Akure to demand for our rights having notified all the security agencies in the state about our mission because the state government is not even ready to dialogue with us.

“Despite our obedience to vacate our protest venue by the state commissioner of police, suddenly, some armed mobile policemen just came and released gun which wounded four of our members, while another three members were affected by teargas.

“Government has declared war on us and we will not relent until all our members are duly captured and all our arrears are paid from November, 2017 till date,’’ he said.

He also said some of the slots given to militant groups in the state were given to some politicians’ family members and friends.

“Now we are giving the state government three days ultimatum to meet our demands or else the horse rider will give a knock, the evil dance will never end.

“And we are also saying oil companies operating in the oil producing community in Ondo State should vacate the communities within the next three days,’’ Raymond said.

According to him, the group has used all peaceful means to show its grievances, but the government “turned the deaf ear.’’

Efforts by NAN to speak with the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Femi Joseph, proved abortive as he did not pick his calls.

(NAN)

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

Popular Nollywood Actor, Charles Awuru, has expressed that Nigerian youths are the problems youths in the country have.

The comic actor and director made this known in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

Awuru stated that the end SARS protest made him realize that the youths are the problem of the youths.

The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba’s staff of office in Lagos (Video)

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba's staff of office in Lagos

Local priests in Lagos have invoked spell on hoodlums that attacked the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu.

Information Nigeria recalls that the monarch’s palace was on Wednesday invaded by hoodlums, carting away the king’s personal effects to include shoes, and his staff of office (Opa Ase).

But, in a video that has since gone viral, some ifa priests were seen laying a curse on the attackers of the monarch’s palace

 

The monarch on Friday October 23, gave the men 24-hour to return the staff of office.

Following the expiration of the ultimatum, traditional priests in the state gathered to rain curses on those involved in the looting.

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria's #EndSARS protest

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has reacted to the recent end SARS protest against police brutality that rocked Nigeria.

Hamilton, who made the reaction on Twitter, stated that the recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.

 

In his tweet, the British Formula 1 racer described the recent events in Nigeria as a human rights crisis, as he noted that it is the responsibility of everyone to educate and raise awareness about tragedies happening in the world.

Hamilton, who also shared a photo of himself rocking a black T-shirt with the inscription ‘#EndSARS’ and a map with the colour of the Nigerian flag on it, posted a link for people to sign up to demand an end to impunity for police brutality in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS.”

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