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Femi Fani-Kayode Condemns Attack On Enugu Police Station
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Femi Fani-Kayode Condemns Attack On Enugu Police Station

Femi Fani-Kayode, former minister of aviation has condemned the attack on Enugu police station by unknown gunmen. Fani-Kayode on Wednesday via his Twitter handle described the attack as shameful. According to him, it would be a tragedy for anyone to turn Enugu which is a peaceful State to a theatre of war. His tweet read: The attack on an Enugu police station & murder of two policemen by unknown gunmen is shameful & shocking & I condemn it. Enugu is a peaceful state with a God-fearing & God-sent leader & it is a tragedy that anyone would want to turn it into a theater of war or haven for crime.
South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region
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South-East Governors Establish New security Outfit, Ebube Agu, to Tackle Insecurity in the Region

To tackle the insecurity in region, Governors from the South East of Nigeria today announced the establishment of a security outfit called EBUBE AGU. The governors disclosed this after an emergency meeting held in Owerri, Imo state on Sunday, April 11. According to a communique put out by governors of the Southeast, the agency is to oversee and monitor the activities of vigilante groups in the region. Chairman of the Southeast Governors forum, Dave Umahi who read the statement after the meeting, said the headquarters of EBUBE AGU security outfit will be in Enugu state. Read the full text of the communique below COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS AND HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES AT THE END OF THE FIRST SOUTH EAST SECURITY SUMMIT HELD IN OWERRI ON SUNDAY APRIL 11th 202...
Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do
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Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Imo, Tells Security Agencies What To Do

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the deadly insurgent attack that took place on the Police Command Headquarters and the Correctional Facility in Owerri, Imo State, on Monday, calling it an act of terrorism. In his reaction to the incident early on Monday, President Buhari praised the initial response by security guards and security forces for preventing greater loss of life and the destruction of public property. The President directed security and intelligence agencies in the state and the geo-political zone to fully mobilize and go after the terrorists, apprehend them and get them punished under the full weight of the law. He also called for the best efforts to be made to rearrest fleeing prison detainees, many of whom are believed to be deadly criminals. Presiden...
Gov Sani Bello Condemns Killing Of Soldiers, Policeman Others In Fresh Bandits Attacks
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Gov Sani Bello Condemns Killing Of Soldiers, Policeman Others In Fresh Bandits Attacks

Niger State Government has assured communities of Bassa, Zumba and others in Shiroro and Munya Local Government Areas under siege by Bandits in Niger State that the Joint Military Taskforce Bases in the area have not been deserted. The statement by the state government is coming amidst fears that the taskforce camps were been deserted and security agents leaving the communities after the recent invasion of military base in Allawa during which six soldiers and a Mobile Policeman were killed. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who regretted the deadly attack and killing of the security agents, urged the communities not to be apprehensive but to remain calm as the security agents have retreated to re-strategize and not left them completely. "The Military have evacuated the corpses of ...
President Buhari Condemns Attempted Coup In Niger republic
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President Buhari Condemns Attempted Coup In Niger republic

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the attempted coup in Niger Republic, saying “any illegal effort to depose a democratically elected government is not only despicable, but also unacceptable to democratic governments around the world.” Speaking in a telephone conversation with Mahamadou Issoufou, his counterpart and outgoing President on the situation in Niger Republic, President Buhari according to a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu warned that “the international community is hostile to the change of government by violent and unconstitutional means.” “It is utterly naive to attempt the removal of an elected government by force. “Military political adventurers should respect the will of the people and respect constitutional order. “I’m particularly concerned ...
Umahi Condemns Killing Of 25 Persons By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen
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Umahi Condemns Killing Of 25 Persons By Suspected Fulani Herdsmen

Governor David Umahi has condemned the senseless attack on the people of Egedegede in Ishielu Local Government Area of the State by suspected herdsmen. A statement by Special Assistant on Media and Publicity said the Governor made the condemnation when he personally visited the Communities on receiving the security information on the matter to ascertain the level of carnages. The attack which allegedly occured on Monday night led to death of at least 15 residents affecting Nkalaha, Obegu, Amazu, Nkalagu and Umuhuali autonomous Communities. Governor Umahi experessed sadness over the gruesome murder of defenseless natives by the marauding herders and charged Security Agencies to unravel the perpetrators of the dastardly act and bring them to justice. "I got a very shocking ne...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Condemns Christians Taking COVID-19 Vaccines
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Condemns Christians Taking COVID-19 Vaccines

The founder and pastor of the LoveWorld Incorporated, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome has questioned the faith of Nigerian Christians receiving AstraZeneca vaccine against coronavirus. Oyakhilome revealed that Christians should believe in the word of God more than the vaccine, adding that they are healers. He also berated the Nigerian government for asking pastors to convince their members to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This was contained in a viral video he released on Monday. “What happened to you? Where is the word of God in your mouth? Do you realise if you believe in the word of God the way you believe in this vaccine, there will be power in your mouth? He made us healers. What’s wrong? What happened to you? When did we start making such recommendations to God’s people? For God...
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...
My Son Will Never Play With Doll – Teebillz Condemns Ban On Gendered Toy Section In The U.S.
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My Son Will Never Play With Doll – Teebillz Condemns Ban On Gendered Toy Section In The U.S.

Music executive Tee Billz has publicly spoken of his disapproval of the transgender community. His comments came in the wake of a new bill in California, United States to ban large departmental stores from dividing childcare items by gender. The new California bill is seeking to keep stores gender-neutral and remove gender expectations where girls are expected to like dolls and makeup and boys are to like trains and superheroes. Reacting to the bill on Instastories on Wednesday, Tee Billz, born Tunji Balogun, said he doesn’t discriminate against the transgender community but that no one should shove it down other people’s throats. “Every human being on earth was given birth to by a woman! No such things as trans or all that shit in the world. “I will teach my children to ide...
Shasa Crisis: Afenifere Condemns Prosecution Of Only Yoruba Suspects
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Shasa Crisis: Afenifere Condemns Prosecution Of Only Yoruba Suspects

The pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, on Friday, condemned the prosecution of only Yoruba suspects in respect of the recent clash between the Yoruba and Hausa in Shasa market of Ibadan in Oyo State. Daily Trust reports that the Oyo State Police Command had on Thursday charged seven to court for arson and murder during the recent clash. Those charged before an Iyaganku Magistrate Court were Tajudeen Oladunni, 50; Saburi Lawal, 37; Ojo Joshua, 25; Adekunle Olanrewaju, 38; Olagunju James, 24; Rasaq Yahya, 32 and Olaide Olawuyi, 20 with six counts bordering on conspiracy, arson and murder. But Afenifere fumed on Friday, expressing “total disgust” over the charging of “only seven Yoruba men over what was supposed to be a clash between Hausa and Yoruba in Shasa.” The sp...
Buhari Condemns Kagara School Abduction In Niger State, Dispatches Army, Police
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Buhari Condemns Kagara School Abduction In Niger State, Dispatches Army, Police

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS SCHOOL ABDUCTION IN NIGER STATE, DISPATCHES SECURITY OFFICALS TO THE STATE President Muhammadu Buhari has received reports of the brazen attack on Government Science College, Kagara, Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, following which a yet to be ascertained number of staff and students have been abducted by gunmen. Following these reports, the President has directed the Armed Forces and Police, to ensure immediate and safe return of all the captives. The President has also dispatched to Minna, Niger State a team of security chiefs to coordinate the rescue operation and meet with state officials, community leaders, as well as parents and staff of the College. President Buhari has assured of the support of his administration to the Armed Forces ...
Olumide Akpata Condemns Arrest Of Lekki Toll Gate Protesters
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Olumide Akpata Condemns Arrest Of Lekki Toll Gate Protesters

The images & footages of the unlawful actions of the Nigerian Police at the Lekki Tollgate Lagos are truly shocking. The @NigBarAssoc condemns the brazen disrespect for the fundamental rights of unarmed citizens who are merely exercising their rights to peaceful protests. We are currently working together with members of our Association to ensure the release of those detained. At the moment, we understand that the detainees are spread across Panti, Adeniji and Ikeja Police Stations and that they are currently being denied access to their Lawyers. This is totally unacceptable and we call on the Police to immediately release them or allow them unhindered access to their lawyers. For Protesters who do not have legal representation the @NigBarAssoc is setting up a team of volunte...
Adamu Garba Condemns Arrest Of OccupyLekkiTollGate Protesters
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Adamu Garba Condemns Arrest Of OccupyLekkiTollGate Protesters

Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba has condemned the arrest of peaceful protesters by men of the Nigeria Police at the Lekki toll gate on Saturday. Some #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters stormed the toll gate today, to protest against the planned reopening of the Lekki toll gate following alleged killing of protesters on October 20, 2020. However, officers at the scene, were seen in trending videos arresting and putting some protesters in a Black Maria. Speaking in reaction to the arrest, Garba argues that so long as they are not causing inconvenience to other citizens, then they have the right to protest peacefully as permitted by law. Taking to his Twitter account, the APC chieftain wrote; ”In as much as the #EndSARS protesters are not blocking the way for other citiz...
Public Health Nigeria Condemns CACOVID’s Attempt To Demonize BUA Over Vaccine
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Public Health Nigeria Condemns CACOVID’s Attempt To Demonize BUA Over Vaccine

When the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) a private sector-led initiative was established to assist the government in combating the Coronavirus disease in the country, the Public Health community lauded the initiative because it was a noble idea. However, according to a statement by the Executive Director of Public Health Nigeria, Dr. Oche Joseph Otorkpa the events of the past 24 Hours has clearly shown that the Organization has lost focus in the midst of a second wave that has ravaged Africa and continues to take lives and destroy businesses across Nigeria. The original purpose of the relief fund was to support the Federal government of Nigeria in containing the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies...
Ikpeazu Condemns Destruction Of Farmlands In Bende By Herdsmen
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Ikpeazu Condemns Destruction Of Farmlands In Bende By Herdsmen

Abia State governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has condemned the alleged destruction of farmlands in Bende, Abia North by suspected Fulani herdsmen. This is even as the Governor frowned at attack on livestock allegedly belonging to herdsmen. This governor's position is contained in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu, and made available to ABN TV on Monday. The Governor while alleging that criminal herdsmen grazing their cattle in the open in Abia have masterminded recent brazen kidnap of innocent citizens around Abia North Senatorial Zone of the State urged security agencies to fish out those behind criminal activities in the area. The release read in part, "Consequently, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agents in the state to b...
‘Women, Know Your Worth’ – Mercy Chinwo Condemns #SilhouetteChallenge
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‘Women, Know Your Worth’ – Mercy Chinwo Condemns #SilhouetteChallenge

Gospel singer, Mercy Chinwo has condemned the trending #SilhouetteChallenge and has advised women not to partake in it. In a post on Instagram, the singer urged women to know their self worth and not to follow every trend online. She advised women to desist from imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture around them and be inwardly transformed by the Holy Spirit as she quotes the bible (Romans 12:2 ). The singer wrote: "Dear women, you don't have to follow every trend. Carry thyself with dignity, know your worth.. this is why you are different. " "Let your light so shine before men so that they may see your good works (Lifestyle, character) and glorify your father in heaven.. #ISTANDAGAINSTSILHOUTTECHALLENGE." "Stop imitating the ideals and opinions of the culture...
Pastor Adeboye Condemns #SilhouetteChallenge And Online Nudity
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Pastor Adeboye Condemns #SilhouetteChallenge And Online Nudity

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye has spoken against online nudity and the trending #SilhouetteChallenge. The #SilhouetteChallenge trend features ladies dancing in red lights, allowing viewers to only see the silhouettes of their naked bodies. Taking to his Twitter handle, he wrote; “What are the things that the flesh usually tells you to do? They are listed in Galatians 5:19-21 as you must have earlier read in today’s Bible text. You think that you can view a few pictures or videos on social media where someone is almost nude and it is okay." “You are quenching the Spirit. That little window you give to indulge the flesh will strengthen it such that you would find yourself going back to those pictures/videos after that time. T...
Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa
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Sunday Igboho: Falana Condemns Quit Notice Issued To Fulani Herdsmen In Ibarapa

Nigerian activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the quit notice issued to Fulanis Herdsmen in the Southeast by Sunday Igboho. Falana described Igboho’s eviction order as unlawful and wrong. Igboho, a Yoruba activist had asked all Fulanis Herdsmen in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo State, to leave the community following allegations of criminal activities. However, Falana said Fulani people have every right to live in Ibarapa land. Speaking with BBC, the Senior Advocate cautioned against the generalisation of criminal elements. Falana said those responsible for criminal acts should be made to face the wrath of law without an entire ethnic group being labelled criminals. He said: “With profound respect under our laws, even a squatter cannot be ejected and th...
Arewa Forum Condemns Attack On Fulani In South West
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Arewa Forum Condemns Attack On Fulani In South West

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned the attack on a Fulani community in the southwest, insisting that such an act was a social upheaval that may destabilize the country. ACF also alleged that security agents did nothing when the attack was carried out. Emmanuel Yawe, National Publicity Secretary, Arewa Consultative Forum, in a statement on Saturday entitled “STOP THE DRIFT IN THE SOUTHWEST”, recalled that the civil war in the 1960’s started with attacks and counter-attacks like the Oyo attack on Fulani. He stated that “this morning, we received reports of an attack by Yoruba Youths on Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir, the Serki Fulani in Oyo State. In the reports, he was attacked and driven out of his house, eleven cars and his house burnt with his family members now livi...
US First Lady, Melania Trump Makes First Comments About Attack On The Capitol, Condemns The Attack
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US First Lady, Melania Trump Makes First Comments About Attack On The Capitol, Condemns The Attack

Like all of you, I have reflected on the past year and how the invisible enemy, Covid-19, swept across our beautiful country. All Nations have experienced the loss of loved ones, economic pain, and the negative impacts of isolation. As your First Lady, it has been inspiring to witness firsthand what the people of our great Nation will do for one another, especially when we are at our most vulnerable. With nearly every experience I have had, I found myself carrying many individual’s stories home with me in my heart. Most recently, my heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbitt, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Roseanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time. ...
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state
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US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state

The United States has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents over the weekend.   The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.   It read;    “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped. “These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as...
Pres. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno
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Pres. Buhari Condemns Killing Of 44 Farmers By Boko Haram In Borno

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has condemned the killing of farmworkers in Borno State. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Boko Haram fighters killed at least 43 farm workers and injured six in rice fields near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Saturday. Reacting in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President expressed grief over the killing of the farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari, in Jere Local Government of Borno State, describing the terrorist killings as insane. The statement was titled, ‘President Buhari Condemns As Insane, Boko Haram Killing Of Farmers in Borno State.’ The statement quoted Buhari as saying, “I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. ...
APC Condemns Amaechi’s Absence At South-South Meeting
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APC Condemns Amaechi’s Absence At South-South Meeting

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, has attacked the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi over his absence at the Southsouth stakeholders’ meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation. The Igo Aguma-led party said that the minister was at the Port Harcourt airport to receive the Presidential delegation, escorted them to the Government House, and disappeared. The Federal Government held a meeting in the Rivers State Government House, Port Harcourt, on Tuesday. The absence of Amaechi, a former Governor of Rivers State, drew the ire of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, saying the Transportation Minister cannot justify his absence, which it described as “unfortunate.” According to a statement by Livingston Wechie, the media advi...
Endsars: Desmond Elliot Condemns Social Media, Blasts Celebrities, Influencers
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Endsars: Desmond Elliot Condemns Social Media, Blasts Celebrities, Influencers

#EndSARS: Lagos House Of Assembly Member, Hon. Desmond Elliot Condemns Social Media, Blasts Celebrities, Motivational Speakers & Social Media Influencers. Desmond Elliot, while reacting to the recent EndSARS protests and Lekki killings, in Lagos House of Assembly said: "Social media has its negative impact. Please celebrities, social media influencers, stop the hatred already." https://youtu.be/l7o5XyZiDFE
Muslim World Protests, Condemns Macron’s Support For Offensive Cartoons (Photos)
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Muslim World Protests, Condemns Macron’s Support For Offensive Cartoons (Photos)

The Islamic world's anger at France deepened today as Turkey condemned a Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing its president Recep Tayyip Erdogan lifting a woman's burka to look at her naked backside. Erdogan called the cartoonists 'scoundrels' and accused the West of wanting to 'relaunch the Crusades' by attacking Islam after the image appeared on the front of this week's magazine. 'I don't need to say anything to those scoundrels who insult my beloved prophet on such a scale,' Erdogan said, calling it a 'disgusting attack'. Showing Erdogan in a T-shirt and underpants, the caricature has Erdogan saying 'Ooh, the Prophet' as he looks at the woman's backside, and comes with the caption: 'Erdogan - in private he's very funny'. A Charlie Hebdo cartoon showing the naked Prophet's backside ...
#EndSARS: Goodluck Jonathan Condemns The “Use Of Deadly Force” On Protesters
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#EndSARS: Goodluck Jonathan Condemns The “Use Of Deadly Force” On Protesters

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the “use of deadly force” on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos state. In a statement on Thursday, Jonathan said such actions will only worsen the situation, calling on all parties to embrace dialogue. Nationwide protests against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) metamorphosed into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality. On Tuesday, soldiers shot at the young protesters while they converged on the Lekki tollgate. Twelve people died in the shooting and in a related development in Ikeja, according to Amnesty International. In the statement shared with TheCable, the former president said the event of recent days “has been a difficult time to me as well”. ...
Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza
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Lagos Government Condemns The Vandalization Of The Palliatives Warehouse At Maza Maza

Lagos State Government has today condemned the vandalization of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the State government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group. The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on September 22nd 2020 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent. The Government notes that the warehouse in question is not State owned and its usage was made available to the CaCOVID group. The State Government had been allowed to commence rebagging of food items allotted to it from the quantities meant for South West States. The rebagging was being done to account for each beneficiary receipt, as was required and monitored by the CACOVID team. ...
Archbishop Of Canterbury Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters In Nigeria
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Archbishop Of Canterbury Condemns Killing Of Peaceful Protesters In Nigeria

His condemnation follows series of coordinated attacks across the country by thugs and security operatives on citizens. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has condemned the killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki, Lagos, and other parts of the country. His condemnation follows series of coordinated attacks across the country by thugs and security operatives on citizens. In a post on Twitter, Welby said, “I condemn in the strongest terms the reported deliberate shooting of unarmed protesters in #Lagos and other parts of #Nigeria. “I have urged President @MBuhari directly to ensure that lives are protected - and I say that again now. “I mourn for Nigeria. May God save Nigeria.”
UK Parliament Condemns Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate
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UK Parliament Condemns Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

The UK government on Wednesday October 21, deliberated on the killing of some #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate by soldiers. British Labour and Co-operative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and Penarth since 2012, Stephen Doughty member raised the issue at the parliament today. He disclosed that he is horrified with the report he is receiving and further stated that the UK Government must urgently rise at the highest levels with Nigeria. Doughty tweeted; I raised the shocking killings of End Sars protestors in Lekki toll gate, Lagos Nigeria this morning in the House of Commons with FCDOGovUK Minister Nigel Adams. I am horrified by the reports I am receiving. UK Government must urgently raise at the highest levels with Nigeria. ...
NBA Condemns Lekki Killings, Sets To Begin Legal Actions Against FG, Military
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NBA Condemns Lekki Killings, Sets To Begin Legal Actions Against FG, Military

The Nigerian Bar Association on Tuesday condemned the killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at Lekki tollgate in Lagos. The NBA President, Mr Olumide Akpata, stated in a statement asked the Nigerian Army to immediately identify the soldiers who carried out the attack and dismiss them from service. He also said the association would immediately commence legal actions against the Nigerian government and the Army at both international and local fora. He said the suits would be initiated by the NBA on behalf of the families of the victims, “for abuse of power, disregard of rules of engagement and the infringement of the fundamental rights (including right to life) of the affected citizens”. He stated in the statement titled, ‘Nigerian Bar Association condemns the ...
Gabriel Suswam Condemns Terwase Killing, Calls For Judicial Inquiry
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Gabriel Suswam Condemns Terwase Killing, Calls For Judicial Inquiry

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Power, Senator Gabriel Suswam (PDP Benue North East), has condemned the killing of repentant Militia Leader in Benue State, Terwase Agwaza alias Gana, by men of the Nigerian Army in Gboko. Suswam in a statement issued in Abuja, said Terwase’s killing after turning a new life from crime and criminality by soldiers was counter productive to peace already returning to the State . According to him, in a situation where a criminal had surrendered for a new way of life after persuasion from elders and leaders in the community and later killed extra judicially by some State actors endangers the healing process as “this is the time to heal and not to kill “. The statement reads : ” The events of September 8 2020 in my senatorial district where repentant cri...
SERAP Condemns Arbitrary Electricity Tariff, Fuel Price Hike
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SERAP Condemns Arbitrary Electricity Tariff, Fuel Price Hike

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the patently unfair and arbitrary hike in electricity tariff and fuel price by the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. This is unjust to many people living in extreme poverty, and entirely incompatible with the Nigerian Constitution of 1999 [as amended] and the country’s international human rights obligations.” Kolawole Oluwadare, SERAP deputy director said in a statement today: “The hike will endanger lives and increase inequality and poverty exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. SERAP will challenge this travesty in court if the Federal Government does not immediately drop these retrogressive measures against the Nigerian people.” “Specifically, the increase in electricity tariff and fuel price clearly vi...
Pope Condemns Gossip, Describes It As A “Plague Worse Than COVID”
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Pope Condemns Gossip, Describes It As A “Plague Worse Than COVID”

Pope Francis has once again condemned gossip, describing it as a "plague worse than Covid," during his Sunday prayers. The Pope also said that the devil is a gossiper who aims to divide the Catholic Church. "Gossip closes the heart of the community, closes the unity of the Church," he said. "The greatest talker is the devil, who always goes about saying the bad things of others, because he is the liar who tries to disunite the Church, to alienate his brothers and not to make community." "Please, brothers and sisters, we make an effort not to gossip. Gossip is a plague worse than Covid," he added. It's not the first time Francis has made such strong remarks on gossip -- in 2016, he warned priests and nuns not to fuel the "terrorism of gossip," encouraging them to resist the te...
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Condemns Reported Killing Of DSS Personnel By IPOB Members
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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Condemns Reported Killing Of DSS Personnel By IPOB Members

Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, representing all Igbo communities in and outside Nigeria, rising from deep, due and diligent reflections on the socio-political and economic state of affairs in Nigeria, our country, avowedly, superlatively and supremely make this declaration at this point of the nation’s need, that we are the apex representatives of the Igbo ethnic group of Nigeria at home and in Diaspora without any contestation from any other group whether known or unknown, familiar or alien, in existence or nonexistence; That we, in strong terms, condemn the nefarious acts, plans and movements of the proscribed Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which has since formation ingloriously cast the Igbo people o...
FG Condemns Mali Coup, Demands Return To Constitutional Order
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FG Condemns Mali Coup, Demands Return To Constitutional Order

The Federal Government on Wednesday condemned Tuesday coup d’état in Mali by mutineering soldiers. The PUNCH had earlier reported that rebel soldiers took President Ibrahim Keita and Prime Minister Boubou Cisse into custody on Tuesday afternoon and drove the pair to a military base on the outskirts of Bamako, which they had seized that morning. Keita, whose government had been beset by months of protests over economic stagnation, corruption and a brutal Islamist insurgency that has claimed thousands of lives, later announced early Wednesday that he had resigned to avoid “bloodshed”. “If it pleased certain elements of our military to decide this should end with their intervention, do I really have a choice?” he said of the day’s events.(I must) submit to it, because I don’t wa...
Abubakar Shekau Condemns Kano Death Sentence Of Yahaya Sherif Aminu
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Abubakar Shekau Condemns Kano Death Sentence Of Yahaya Sherif Aminu

The embattled leader of Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lid Da’awati Wal Jihad otherwise known as Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has released 11 minutes audio in which he faulted the death sentencing of a man accused of blasphemy in Kano State. Yahaya Sherif Aminu was sentenced to death by hanging in Kano State for insulting Prophet Muhammad in a song he shared on WhatsApp in March. “We heard about something sad happening in the state where people think they are Muslims, even though they are practicing disbelief,” Shekau stated. “A singer opened his mouth and uttered unkind words against the Prophet (PBUH). It was said he was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging. “According to some people, he can appeal the judgement. But what brought this if the sentence is godly?” Shekau was...
SERAP Condemns Attacks On Revolution Now Protesters
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SERAP Condemns Attacks On Revolution Now Protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has “strongly condemned reported violent attacks on #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja, Osogbo and other parts of the country. The government of President Muhammadu Buhari must end the use of excessive force against protesters, and allow people to peacefully exercise their human rights.” The Department of State Services today reportedly arrested Olawale Bakare and six other #RevolutionNow protesters wearing orange-coloured caps around Olaiya area of Osogbo, Osun State capital. Several protesters were also arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in the Abuja metropolis. In a statement today by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organization said: “By failing to adequately protect protesters from violent atta...
Geoffrey Onyeama Condemns Demolition At Nigeria’s High Commission In Accra
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Geoffrey Onyeama Condemns Demolition At Nigeria’s High Commission In Accra

The Federal Government has reacted to the demolition of a residential building under construction at its High Commission in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria's Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama via his official twitter handle condemned the act and demanded urgent action on the perpetrators. We strongly condemn two outrageous criminal attacks in Accra, #Ghana, on a residential building in our diplomatic premises by unknown persons in which a bulldozer was used to demolish the building. We are engaging the Ghanaian Government and demand urgent action to find the perpetrators and provide adequate protection for Nigerians and their property in Ghana. #StayHomeSaveLives #COVID19
Buhari Condemns Boko Haram Killings, Urges Military To Sustain Attacks On Terror
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Buhari Condemns Boko Haram Killings, Urges Military To Sustain Attacks On Terror

PRESIDENT BUHARI CONDEMNS BOKO HARAM PRIMORDIAL KILLINGS, CHARGES MILITARY TO EXTRACT HEAVY PRICE FROM TERRORISTS As news of one the most brutal terrorist attacks on innocent people emerged from the Northeast, President Muhammadu Buhari said he is deeply shocked by the brutal killing of tens of people by the Boko Haram/Islam in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Gubio village, Borno State. The President, who was expecting a detailed briefing by the Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on the outcome of his visit to the affected communities, said the “primordial nature of the killings is particularly shocking because it happened not long after the Ramadhan and Eid, and the country is preparing to celebrate the Democracy Day.” In condemning the incident, President Buhari charged the ...
North Korea Condemns The South For Holding Military Drills
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North Korea Condemns The South For Holding Military Drills

North Korea condemned the South on Friday for holding military drills, saying the situation was returning to before the diplomatic rapprochement of 2018, as leader Kim Jong Un – whose health was the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks – reached out to traditional ally Beijing, Reuters reports. Kim sent Chinese leader Xi Jinping a diplomatic communication congratulating him for China’s “success” in controlling the novel coronavirus epidemic, the state news agency KCNA reported. The nuclear-armed North has closed its borders to try to protect itself from the disease that first emerged in its giant neighbour, and insists it has not had any cases even as the virus has swept across the world. Kim told Xi he was as pleased with China’s successes as his own, KCNA reported,...
South African President, Ramaphosa Condemns Stealing Food Provided For The Poor
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South African President, Ramaphosa Condemns Stealing Food Provided For The Poor

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has totally condemned the food packages allegedly to be stolen which is meant to provide relief for the poor during the coronavirus lock down. A statement released by the President affairs report which are “disturbing and disgusting” adding that the individuals involved in the hoarding, selling or diverting of food aid would be dealt with “harshly”. “Over the past three weeks, we have been confronted with distressing images of desperate people clamouring for food parcels at distribution centres and of community protests against food shortages.” He added that the government will improve and increase the welfare packages as the lock down continues.
Yemi Alade Condemns Congo’s Acceptance Of Coronavirus Vaccine Testing
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Yemi Alade Condemns Congo’s Acceptance Of Coronavirus Vaccine Testing

Nigerian Singer and song writer, Yemi Alade has condemned DR Congo’s Acceptance of Coronavirus vaccine testing in the country. In series of tweet via the singer’s verified Twitter Account, she called out African leaders for collecting bribes and accepting diseases and derogatory terms for Africans. According to Yemi, its a normal thing for individual to volunteer for testing but for the entire country to be used for testing shows that someone( the government) has been paid stressing that UK is offering individuals who volunteers for testing 3000 pounds per individual. Yemi further stressed that Africa remains the only continent majorly hit by Yellow fever and malaria hence these two should be tackled first before adding coronavirus to the list Excerts from her tweets; ...
Atiku condemns the killing of Remo Stars footballer Kaka by SARS
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Atiku condemns the killing of Remo Stars footballer Kaka by SARS

Former Vice-President of Nigeria , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the alleged killing of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamu Kazeem, by the police. He wrote, “ The reform of the Nigeria Police, especially the SARS unit, is long overdue. The @PoliceNG is meant to protect the life and property of our citizens and not to put them into harm’s way. -AA” According to reports, the Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain, also known as Kaka was killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command
Shehu Sani Condemns SARS Killing Of Footballer
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Shehu Sani Condemns SARS Killing Of Footballer

Former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the alleged killing of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamu Kazeem, by the police. According to reports, the Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) Assistant Captain, also known as Kaka was killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command. The incident occurred Saturday afternoon in Sagamu while he was driving along Sagamu area of the State with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar. The SARS officer was said to have stopped the footballer to label him a Yahoo Boy and they insisted on taking him to the nearby police station. Sani, a former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, in a tweet on Sunday condemned the action of the police. He wrote, “The death of Remo Stars Assistant Capt...
‘There Is War’ – Paul Enenche Condemns Killings Of Christians In Nigeria (Video)
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‘There Is War’ – Paul Enenche Condemns Killings Of Christians In Nigeria (Video)

Dr. Paul Enenche, the Senior Pastor of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, DIGC, has bemoaned what he described as war of attrition going on in Nigeria. The fiery preacher during a communion service in the church on Wednesday, decried the level of insecurity in Nigeria, particularly the killings of Christians by those he described as anti-Christ. Speaking on the topic, There is War and monitored by IDOMA VOICE, Enenche, a trained medical doctor, lamented the abduction and eventual murder of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Chairman in Michika, Adamawa State, Rev. Lawan Andimi by Boko Haram insurgents. He also faulted some Christians who have decided to look the other way because of material things they tend to get from government of the day. He challenged other Christi...
MURIC Condemns Killing Of CAN Chairman
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MURIC Condemns Killing Of CAN Chairman

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned the murder of Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Wednesday in Michika local government area of Adamawa. In a statement issued and signed in Lagos, the MURIC director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, who described the killing as horrific, ungodly and barbaric, said that anyone who kills innocent people does not represent Islam. “We condemn it in the strongest terms possible. We reiterate our earlier declaration that Boko Haram is not an Islamic group, rather it is a group of misled zealots’’. Prof. Ishaq Akintola, who sympathized with the leadership of CAN in particular and the Nigerian Christian community, urged all Nigerians regardless of religious background to unite against Boko Haram. He called o...
New FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami Condemns Fowler’s Management
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New FIRS Chairman, Muhammad Nami Condemns Fowler’s Management

The newly appointed Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Muhammad Nami, launched a veiled criticism of his predecessor in office, Babatunde Fowler, on Monday accusing his management of superintending a steady decline in revenue collection by the service since the inception of his tenure in 2015. It was meant to be the new chairman’s first Christmas message and felicitation to the revenue service staff since his assumption of office on December 19; however, he used the message to carry out a performance assessment of Mr Fowler’s management, accusing it of failing to maintain the “impressive performance” the agency recorded since 2011, with 2012 as the benchmark year for outstanding performance. Reviewing the performance and workforce of the service between 2011 and 2...
Ohaneze Ndigbo Condemns Sealing Of Sun Newspaper Office
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Ohaneze Ndigbo Condemns Sealing Of Sun Newspaper Office

Igbo sociocultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has condemned the invading of Sun Newspapers office by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Igbere TV had reported that armed policemen and officials of the EFCC, on Saturday, stormed The Sun Lagos headquarters, marking the building "EFCC, keep off". The EFCC had in a statement issued after the operation, attributed their actions to the recent judgement delivered against Slok Nigeria Limited by the Lagos state High Court. The Sun however faulted the claim by EFCC, saying the newspaper was not a party to the case of EFCC vs. Orji Kalu & 2 others, wondering why its premises should then be marked. Reacting to the development in a statement sent to Igbere TV, President-General of Ohaneze, Chief John Nwodo...
Sowore: Akeredolu Condemns DSS, Warns Lawyers Could Be Arrested In Court
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Sowore: Akeredolu Condemns DSS, Warns Lawyers Could Be Arrested In Court

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has tasked legal practitioners to rise to the challenge of protecting the judiciary from interference. Nigerian Tribune reports that the governor made this call at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ibadan branch, held at Aare Afe Babalola Bar Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan, on Monday, December 9. Making specific reference to the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by the Department of State Services (DSS), Akeredolu, who chaired the occasion, urged the bar to condemn the DSS for desecrating the nation’s courtroom. He warned that judges were at risk of being arrested in wig and gown during court session if the bar continued to adopt a passive and inactive posture to addressing issues. He, therefore, urged legal practitioners to ...
Donald Trump Condemns The Law That Allows Babies To Be Born In The 9th Month, Says “It Is Wrong”
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Donald Trump Condemns The Law That Allows Babies To Be Born In The 9th Month, Says “It Is Wrong”

Donald Trump is being ridiculed on Twitter after he made a statement that left people confused.   The US president was filmed saying: "Right now in a number of states the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother's womb in the 9th month. It is wrong. It has to change."     Twitter users reshared the video as they questioned when is the best time for babies to be born, in the president's opinion.     Some pointed out that Trump was trying to say "aborted" but mistakenly said born.     Below is the video and Twitter reactions to it.   WATCH: Trump decries the fact that “laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother’s womb in the 9th month,” and says “it is wrong, it has to c...

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