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We’ll no longer tolerate those seeking to throw Nigeria into anarchy – DSS warns
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We’ll no longer tolerate those seeking to throw Nigeria into anarchy – DSS warns

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned that it will no longer tolerate the actions of “misguided elements” who are threatening Nigeria’s unity and peaceful co-existence.   In a statement by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the service said it will henceforth, not tolerate those whose aim is to “throw the country into anarchy.”   The statement in part reads   “While the Service reaffirms its unambiguous support to an indivisible, indissoluble and united Nigerian State in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution, it will no longer tolerate deliberate machinations by subversive and hostile groups whose agenda is to throw the country into anarchy so as to serve the interests of their sponsors. Consequently, the Servcie is assiduously work...
Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada
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Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has asked Nigerian youths longing to relocate to Canada to reconsider their plans and stay back to help make Nigeria a better place. According to him, youths should organize themselves on how to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress (APC) from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Governor Fayemi said this while speaking at ‘The Platform’, an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre today May 1. Speaking to Nigerians seeking to relocate, Fayemi sai “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is a lot to hail in this country. There is a lot to frustrate you, a lot to want to make you give up and pick that visa and go to Canada. I know it (Canada) is a popular destination but you know what? There i...
Imo: We Must Reject Agents Of Anarchy – Yemi Osinbajo
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Imo: We Must Reject Agents Of Anarchy – Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerians must come together and reject the agents of anarchy seeking to cause chaos for their own selfish interests, especially as there are many more who are working tirelessly to build up the country's system and to enhance it, according to Vice President Yemi, SAN. Prof Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday during a one-day visit to Owerri, Imo State, where he commissioned a road project executed by the State government. While in town, the VP also visited Imo State Police Headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Centre, both of which were attacked in the early hours of yesterday. The Vice President, who condemned the attacks as an assault on the way of life of the good people of the state, further noted that, “our system is not perfect – no earthly system is – but democracy provides ...
David Mark Condemns Attack On Ortom, Warns Of Impending Anarchy
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David Mark Condemns Attack On Ortom, Warns Of Impending Anarchy

Irked by the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State, former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to step up to the challenges of securing lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self-help. Senator Mark in a statement on Sunday said the deteriorating security situation has become scandalous and making Nigeria a subject of ridicule before other nations. Condemning the assassination attempt on Governor Ortom yesterday, Senator Mark frowned: “If a state Governor can be so brazenly attacked, what would they not do to the ordinary citizens. “ Let me state clearly that Benue people are receptive and accommodating. But this should not be misconstrued or mistaken for weakness. Enough of this malady. “If...
Fulani Eviction: Don’t Allow Anarchy In Your State – El-Rufai Warns Governors
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Fulani Eviction: Don’t Allow Anarchy In Your State – El-Rufai Warns Governors

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has condemned in strong terms the eviction being issued to Fulani herdsmen in some parts of the country. El-Rufai called on his colleagues, other Governors in the country, to make statements condemning and disavowing attacks and massacres of other Nigerians living in their states. The Governor spoke on Wednesday at a State-wide broadcast saying that indigenes of Kaduna State and other states residing in other parts of the country had reached out to him to lament the hostilities of their host communities in recent times. El-Rufai further called on members of the National Assembly to fast-track action on the constitutional amendments that would usher in state and community policing. The Governor began by calling on all Nigerians liv...
You have made your point, allow government to implement your demands – Tinubu tells #EndSARS protesters
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You have made your point, allow government to implement your demands – Tinubu tells #EndSARS protesters

Former Governor of Lagos state and National Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has told #EndSARS protesters to call of the demonstration to allow government implement their demands.   Tinubu is his statement averred that the Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS, but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests.   He further stated that the intent of the organizers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, and certainly not to cause generalized anarchy or effect regime change.   The statement read;   For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread d...
Herdsmen: Alaafin Adeyemi Writes Buhari, Warns Against Looming Anarchy
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Herdsmen: Alaafin Adeyemi Writes Buhari, Warns Against Looming Anarchy

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Sunday, sent an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and warned him of looming anarchy in the country, if the siege on Yorubaland by herdsmen and kidnappers are not taken serious by the president. Alaafin, who listed the recent spate of insecurity in Yorubaland by herdsmen and their collaborators, lamented that President Buhari was not doing enough in addressing the menace. The monarch said Yorubas had all it takes to resort to self help, unless the security in the zone improves and people are guaranteed safety of their lives and property. Titled, “Yoruba Question in Nigeria Conundrum”, Alaafin said, “I have never been timid or shy of my total support for the success of your administration to deliver the country to the Promised Land. “...
Nigeria Lacks Maturity For State Police Now – Abubakar Tsav
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Nigeria Lacks Maturity For State Police Now – Abubakar Tsav

A retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, on Sunday said that Nigeria was yet civilized and mature for states to operate their own police systems. Tsav stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi. He said that he was not against the establishment of State Police in the future, but said that currently, activities of some politicians, including governors, suggested that the country was not mature enough for such arrangement. “The establishment of state and local government police now, which requires amendment of the Constitution, is inviting anarchy. We are not yet ready for such an arrangement. “As I always say, state and local government police is desirable in Nigeria, to bring policing to the peopl...
PDP Accuses Amaechi, Malami Of Plots To Cause Constitutional Crisis In Rivers
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PDP Accuses Amaechi, Malami Of Plots To Cause Constitutional Crisis In Rivers

`The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Minister of  Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami SAN of plots to cause an unconstitutional crisis in Rivers state. PDP also alleged that the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has engaged in fresh conspiracies to subvert the will of the Rivers people as expressed at the polls. The party through its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiya on Sunday,  said it has been informed of how desperate APC figures and their agents have been mounting pressure on the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed, to reverse the February 12, 2019 final judgment of the Supreme Court. The Apex court had in its verdict on the said day, upheld the verdict of the trial court that excluded the APC from parti...
Nigeria Governorship Election: Nnamdi Kanu warns INEC over results in Rivers, Imo and Abia
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Nigeria Governorship Election: Nnamdi Kanu warns INEC over results in Rivers, Imo and Abia

The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to reports over alleged manipulation of governorship results in Rivers and Imo states In a statement on Sunday, INEC explained that they took the decision due to widespread violence in the state, during the March 9 governorship and State Assembly polls. The commission also claimed some of its staff were held hostage and materials including results sheets were destroyed. INEC has established a fact-finding committee, to assess the situation and report back within 48 hours. Reacting, Kanu on his Twitter page warned INEC over altercation of results from Rivers and Imo states. “With disturbing reports from Rivers, Imo & Abia governorship elections, we warn INEC that doctored results imposed against ...
PDP Raises the Alarm over Arrest of Members
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PDP Raises the Alarm over Arrest of Members

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has raised the alarm over the ongoing clampdown, arrest and detention of its officials and members in various parts of the country ahead of next Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls . This is coming as the party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has said the unprecedented crowd and overwhelming support for its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by Nigerians at the party’s presidential campaign rally in Kano on Sunday clearly demonstrated that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost the support of the North-west. The PDP Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, while addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, said the party had also been informed of plots by the All Progressives Congr...
Intimidation Of The Judiciary Capable Of Breeding Anarchy – Obi
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Intimidation Of The Judiciary Capable Of Breeding Anarchy – Obi

The Vice-Presidential candidate of the PDP, Mr. Peter Obi has decried what he tagged “Intimidation of the Judiciary”, and asking “Where is Due Process?”. Recalling that he was a major beneficiary of the rule of law/due process, he asserted that when that critical essence of democracy is under siege or attacked, the State could be set on the path of perdition. Peter Obi made the observation yesterday at Shagamu, Ogun State where he represented Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at the Strategy Meeting of the PDP and in reaction to the orchestrated arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria [CJN] on allegations bordering on assets declaration. Elaborating on his stance, Obi noted that law-abiding citizens of Nigeria, including members of the judiciary, affirm that nobody is above the law, but ...
Refusal to Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Invitation to Anarchy, Says CUPP
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Refusal to Sign Electoral Act Amendment Bill, Invitation to Anarchy, Says CUPP

                                                     President Muhammadu Buhari Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has described the refusal of assent to the 2018 Electoral Act amendment Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari as an invitation to electoral anarchy. In a statement issued on Friday by its spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP said President Buhari had expectedly failed again to take advantage of the rare opportunity presented by the Electoral Act Amendment Bill to write his name as the President that signed the law that guaranteed electoral credibility in Nigeria. “It is an act of clear desperation that the President had shown. For each of the four times the Electoral Amendment Bill was presented to him for assent, he waited until the last day of his cons...
APC Primaries: Sanwo-Olu’s Victory A Hatchet Job – Group
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APC Primaries: Sanwo-Olu’s Victory A Hatchet Job – Group

Critics have raised concerns about the recently concluded Lagos APC primaries which has produced Babajide Sanwo-Olu.   Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu A pro-democracy group, Lagos Solidarity Forum, has raised the alarm that Lagos State was being pushed to the precipice by enemies of democracy in the state. A statement signed and issued yesterday by the group’s convener, Comrade Mark Adebayo, said the state’s All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship primary which produced Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the party’s standard bearer was a hatchet job. The statement said: “Every society that has ceased to exist starts from the point of aggravated injustice that provokes intractable anarchy.   “Unfortunately, Lagos State is being pushed in the direction of that precipice by forces which...
Buhari Behind Crisis in Benue – Middle Belt leaders
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Buhari Behind Crisis in Benue – Middle Belt leaders

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has stated that President Muhammdu Buhari should be held responsible for any chaos in Benue State. The group called the attention of the international community to alleged anarchy by the Buhari-led Federal Government in Benue State. The Middle Belt group in a statement jointly signed by Yinka Odumakin South West, Senator Bassey Henshaw South South, Prof Chigozie Ogbu South East and Dr Isuwa Dogo, Middle Belt said the ongoing unrest in the state had the backing of the federal government. The statement reads in full. It has been reported that a ruthless and desperate plot was hatched this morning which involved drafting policemen from Abuja and neighbouring states to force the majority 22 members of the State Assembly out of the Ass...
Disobedience To Court Order Invitation To Anarchy – Reps Tell Executive
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Disobedience To Court Order Invitation To Anarchy – Reps Tell Executive

he House of Representatives yesterday condemned the intentional refusal of the executive arm of government to obey court judgments, orders and the public admission of same by its officials. The House noted that deliberate refusal to implement court judgements undermines the principle of separation of power threatens the nation’s democracy. “Deliberate refusal to obey court order by the executive recipe for anarchy and a calculated attempt to foist an authoritarian government.” The representatives made specific reference to the initial refusal to release leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and the continued detention of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and Shia Muslim clergy, Sheikh El-Zakzaky after they had been granted bail...

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