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2019: Don’t blame God if there is no peace in Nigeria – Olusegun Obasanjo

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As the 2019 elections approaches, Nigerians have been urged by former president Olusegun Obasanjo to keep working for peace.

The former president in a statement by his special assistant (media), Kehinde Akinyemi, said national peace is very important in view of the growing insecurity in the country.

Speaking on Sunday, December 23, during the 2018 Christmas Carol and Service of Six Lessons organised by the Chapel of Christ the Glorious King (CCKG) situated inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta, Obasanjo said if peace eludes Nigeria, the people should be blamed and not God, The Nation reports.

“If peace eludes us, it is not an act of God, but our making. That is why I am happy that our Bishop in his sermon also talked about peace. This is the appropriate time to talk about peace; this is the season of peace,” he stated. He expressed dismay over the growing insecurity in the country, saying the situation was not good enough.

“The situation is getting worrisome by the day. I was in Kaduna and I thought that the story would be different. The people there said insecurity, kidnapping and killings are happening,” the elder statesman said. The ex-president, however, expressed hope that 2019 will be a year of blessings for all and sundry in the country.

“It will be a year of blessings for each one, and particularly for Nigeria. When people come to me and say they are giving up on the country, I tell them no and that next year is a year of blessings for all. “With right statements and right actions, people will be trooping back into the country. We had it before; there is no reason not to have it again,”Obasanjo added. Also speaking, the Archbishop of Ogun Province, the African Church, Abeokuta Most Revd. S.O.B. Ojumu, urged Nigerians to embrace the spirit of peace during the festive period and as the general elections draw closer.

He commended Obasanjo for his contributions to peace-building globally.

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office
Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.

According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.

It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.

Also Read: Criminal minds threatening Army with travel ban: Buratai

According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.

Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.

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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

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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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