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Twitter Ban: If They Want To Arrest, Let Them Start From Us – Rep Member

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Twitter Ban: If They Want To Arrest, Let Them Start From Us – Rep Member.

A member of the House of Representatives, Ben Igbakpa, has said that if the Federal Government insists on carrying out its threat to arrest and prosecute those still using Twitter despite its suspension, then it should start with the opposition lawmakers.

Igbakpa was one of the lawmakers who walked out of parliament on Tuesday, after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila failed to grant their prayers on the Twitter Ban.

Tweeting after the incident, Igbakpa said, “We reached the unfortunate juncture where party politics overtook the sanctity of national interest and objective leadership in @HouseNGR. As representatives of our people, we are disappointed that our privileges are suppressed in favour of executive impunity. We walked out today.

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“We have to #KeepitOn. I never stopped using Twitter because I recognized it is a violation of my right as a person. Twitter ban in Nigeria is a demonstration of the height of the shortcoming of the executive.”

In response to a tweet, he added, “If they want to arrest, let them start with us.”

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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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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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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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