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Fayose Slams Buhari For Asking Security To Go After Critics, Says: “Nigerians Can’t Be Silenced”

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement asking security to go after critics of his government’s cluelessness as last desperate attempt by a failed government to silence Nigerians, adding that “in a democracy, it is the rights of the people to express their views freely and President Buhari must accept that and live with it.”

He said Nigerians will resist any attempt by the President to hide under the “arranged abduction and release of the Dapchi girls” to achieve his dictatorial aim of further clampdown on those speaking out against his failed government.

In a release issued on Saturday, by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, the governor said it was strange that the President who should be asking questions as to why military checkpoints in Dapchi and other surrounding towns were removed to pave way for the abduction of the girls was threatening Nigerians who are merely asking to be freed from a clueless government of one week, one drama.

Governor Fayose said: “President Buhari needs to be told that no one is politicising abduction and release of the Dapchi school girls. Rather, it is the federal government that is playing drama and did not come out clean on the abduction and release of the girls.”

“In a democracy, the people are entitled to their views and can’t be silenced in their own land, particularly when the President has failed to protect Nigerians who are daily being killed, especially by herdsmen.l and Boko Haram terrorists.

“It is the rights of the citizens to call governments to order when they fail to live up to their responsibility.

“The President and his men must also be told that even in military era, except under Buhari who introduced Decree 2, it did not get worse than this and Nigerians won’t allow their voice to be muzzled by a government that has failed them.

“That President Buhari and his men are afraid of Nigerians to the extent that they are even fighting tooth and nail against amendment of election sequence is a sign of government that has failled and afraid to lose election in 2019.

“Therefore, the silence of Nigerians must not be interpreted as endorsement of animalistic killings and nepotism flourishing under this government of President Buhari, but a grave yard silence that will result to electoral failure next year.

“For every beginning, there must be an end. Buhari won’t be a life President and the end of his directionless government will come in 2019.”

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

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Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River
Gov Ayade Reviews Curfew In Cross River

Ben Ayade

Governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade has relaxed the curfew in the state from 4 pm-6 am to 6 am-6 pm.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Christain Ita on Saturday.

The new time is scheduled to take effect from Saturday, October 31st.

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Recall that following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state, on Friday, October 23, 2020.

“The state governor, His Excellency, Sir Ben Ayade has reviewed the curfew imposed on the state and has directed that with effect from Saturday, October 31, 2020, curfew hours will now be between the hours of 6 pm and 6 am daily.

“Restriction of movement is hereby relaxed from 6 am to 6 pm,” the statement added.

 

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

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El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers
El-Rufai Meets Youth Leaders, Condemns Attack On Police Officers

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai has condemned the attack on police officers and police barracks in the State following the outbreak of violence that trailed the #EndSARS protest.

He made this remark when he met with youth leaders from the 23 Local Government Areas of the state on Friday.

At the event, he appealed to them not to engage in any act of violence or looting.

El-Rufai vowed to prosecute those behind the looting and threat of peace in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas according to the law.

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“You cannot condemn an entire profession because of the misconduct of a few. SARS is just a small unit of the Nigerian Police Force, and even among SARS, they are not all bad,” he said

“Yes, some of them might have been quite bad and killed many people, but that should not be used to frame the police in a manner that people feel justified to attack and kill policemen.

“I have seen a video where a policeman was attacked and burnt to death. For what? That policeman is a human being, creation from God, he has children, and he has a family.

“Who will look after them? The Nigerian Police is the only police we have, it Is our collective duty as citizens, as leaders to come together and help the police to be better.”

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

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Nasarawa Governor Sule Calls For Training Of Police Officers

Abdullahi Sule

Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule has called for the training of police officers in the country to tackle the numerous security challenges affecting the country.

He made the call during an empowerment programme on Friday in Karu, Karu Local Government Area of the state.

At the event, he described the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as disheartening.

He, however, called for understanding from the youths.

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“The kind of reforms we would want is to ensure that the police is well trained and well equipped and that is why it is disheartening to see that SARS is completely dismantled,” he said.

“SARS as I understand is the unit that has been trained specifically to be able to confront armed robbery and some kind of dangers that probably other policemen have not been trained for that.

“Now that we have dismantled them, whatever form that we have, we have to go and train them again so I call on us to use the opportunity not to be throwing away the bathing water and the baby at the same time.”

 

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