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#EndSARS Protest A Strong Warning To Political Class- Shehu Sani

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Former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the End SARS protests rocking the nation, saying that it’s a strong warning to the political class that things would not be business as usual.
Reacting in a statement he issued and sent to DAILY POST on Wednesday, Sani noted that as a believer in civil rights of citizens, the uprising against Police brutality that occasioned the scrapping of Special Anti-Robbery Squad was a commendable development.
The statement said: “The uprising against police brutality by the Nigerian youths is a commendable action to protect, guarantee and advance the freedom and rights of all Nigerians.
“The protest signifies a new dawn of resistance and struggle for justice, rule of law and good governance.
“The nationwide protests is a message to those in power and authority that a revolution is impending in an atmosphere of social, economic and political inequities and infamy.
“Even though the trigger of the protest was police brutality, police reforms are not enough to address the underlying and provocative factors that compelled the mass of the youths to the streets.
“The political class has for long toyed with the lives and future of our youth; who were left with no option but to revolt.
“Systemic plunder and theft of the national resources, mass unemployment, collapse of public education, widening gap between the rich, false and pretentious change mantra and the poor and stupendous and brazen display of wealth by the children of the rich and those in high public offices to the contempt of the children of the poor grievously inflames the anger of the revolutionary youths on the streets.
“The protests by the Nigerian youths have lighted up our national space and recharge the conscience of the nation. We must admit the fact that the political class have taken the poor and the downtrodden for granted for long.
The Civil rights activist reasoned that the political class has hitherto failed the citizens, hence, the resort to protest.
“The End SARS protest is conscience in motion. The opposition, the trade unions and the parliament have failed Nigerians until the youth took their destiny to their hands.
“As long as the Government at all levels and the nation will continue to be run for the benefit of the few and their immediate families, this kind of uprising is just the beginning.
“The use of sponsored thugs to attack unarmed protesters in Abuja stands condemned. Thugs cannot and must not stop the wheel of conviction.
“Nigerian leaders enslave the poor and the children of Nigerian leaders spit on the children of the poor.
“It’s Nigeria and Governance that needs to be reformed not just the police”, he concluded.

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Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, Says Femi Adesina

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Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, He Should Mind His Speech, Says Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says former President Olusegun Obasanjo contributed to the current chaos in the country, adding that the ex-military general should mind his utterances.

He stated this on Friday in a piece titled, ‘Nigeria’s Unity And All The Iberiberism’.

Adesina wrote, “The sabre-rattling about Nigeria’s unity and the possibility of disintegration has got to the point of Iberiberism (an Igbo word which could mean stupidity). Some people have no other business than doomsday predictions of a crumbled, collapsed Nigeria, as if they actually fast and pray for that eventuality.

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“When Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was President between 1999 and 2007, they predicted that he was going to be the last President of a united Nigeria. It didn’t happen. When Umaru Yar’Adua came, they said he was too sick to hold Nigeria together. The country stood.

Obasanjo Contributed To Nigeria’s Crisis, Says Femi Adesina

“Under Goodluck Jonathan, they said the man was too weak, and different components of the country would soon say, ‘to your tents oh Israel.’ Nigeria survived. And for six years under Muhammadu Buhari, they have not changed their songs. The Somaliasation of Nigeria was on the way. The Fulanisation of the country would be the final death knell. But Nigeria lives. It trudges on from day to day, month to month, and will surely survive.”

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Adesina said though some people dwell on negativity, “some fathers of the land will not fold their hands and see Nigeria go down”.

“Fortunately, we have one of them as President now. The young Muhammadu Buhari spent 30 months in the frontlines as a young army officer, fighting the war of unity. And he has said it: we will not be around and watch Nigeria go down. Never. We will rather speak to insurrectionists in the language they understand.”

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2023 Presidency: Zoning Can’t Stop Tinubu From Clinching APC Ticket, Says Former Minister

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2023 Presidency: Zoning Can’t Stop Tinubu From Clinching APC Ticket, Says Former Minister

Former Minister of Works and National Chairman of South West Agenda for 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has declared that former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, remains the best candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, based on experience and political networks.

Adeyeye said this in Ado-Ekiti during the official launching of the South West Agenda, SWAGA 2023, a political platform rooting for the presidential aspiration of Asiwaju Tinubu.

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INEC Creates Additional 56,872 Polling Units Ahead Of 2023 General Election

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BREAKING: INEC Creates Additional 56,872 Polling Units Ahead Of 2023 General Election
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As 2023 general election draws nigh, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday announced the creation of additional 56, 872 polling units across the country.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners.

According to him, Nigeria now has a total of 176, 846 Polling Units from the initial 119, 973 following the conversion of voting points and voting points settlement to full-fledged Polling Units.

Yakubu said the commission had also removed 749 Polling Units from inappropriate facilities, with nine of them from shrines and several others from religious houses, royal palaces and private property.

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