Ganduje parleys with Journalists on Peace Dialogue

By Abba Dukawa,KANO Irked by the current national crisis ceased by anti SARS demonstrations and, inspired by his desire to see peace and tranquility in Nigeria,  Kano state Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Gnduje, held a dialogue with journalists in Kano during which he appealed to them to be patriotic and ethical in their reporting. The Governor admonished media men and women to always take into consideration the security implications of what they write, added that since Nigeria project is not negotiable it is the business of all to consolidate the…

Mass Looting: Kogi Police parade 56 suspects.

Kogi State Commissioner of Police, CP Ayuba Ede on Wednesday paraded fifty-six suspected people that looted materials and vandalised property worth several millions of naira in Lokoja between last Sunday and Monday respectively. The suspects arrested are as follows:- 1. Abdulrahman Nuhu —— 33yrs 2. Bala Joshua —————— 25yrs  3.Mohammed Ahmodu———-45yrs 4. Umar Ibrahim ————————- 40yrs 5. Jude Obinna ————————- 20yrs 6. Ado Ibrahim ————————- 17yrs 7. Damudi Adamu ———————23yrs  8. Haruna Mohammed————-51yrs 9. Adamu Yahaya ———————-45yrs 10. Tijani Danjuma ——————-24yrs 11. Muhammed Umar —————-29yrs  12.Lukman Abdullazeez———41yrs 13. Abu Ebuka…

#ENDSARS: Kwara Govt to support  looted businesses with N500m ·       as Gov AbdulRazaq visits affected Malls,commends security agencies

Kwara State Governor ,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has again condemned “the mindless looting” of people’s businesses in the state capital on Friday, insisted there can be no justification for such criminal behaviour. He commiserated with owners of all the businesses affected and announced a N500m fund to assist them as part of the administration’s efforts to bring them back on their feet following the incident. In a visit to the Kwara Mall and Agro Mall on Saturday evening, the Governor said the incident may bring businesses to their knees, and cause massive…

 #EndSARS: Picking Up The Pieces By  Simon Kolawole

How can a peaceful protest end up with killing and maiming, burning and looting in a matter of days? For those of us who have seen plenty “peaceful” protests in our lives, it is not too hard to explain. The moment you hit the streets and fail to read the road signs — so that you will know where and when to turn, reverse or park — you are at the risk of losing control of the steering wheel. You will end up carrying all kinds of passengers — thugs,…

#ENDSARS: Buhari meets former Presidents ,says protest hijacked,misdirected

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at a meeting with former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria in Abuja that the initial genuine and well-intended protest of youths in parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was hijacked and misdirected, which led to loss of lives and properties. In a virtual meeting with the former leaders, President Buhari reiterated that the Government will not fold its arms and allow miscreants and criminals continue to perpetrate acts of hooliganism in the country. At the meeting were all living…

IF NIGERIA DIES, HATRED KILLED HER

What a week it has been for our own dear native land! Just at the beginning of the month, as the country turned 60 as an independent entity, President Muhammadu Buhari had charged us to “begin sincere process of national healing, eliminate old and outworn perceptions that are always put to test in the lie they are.”   What began about a fortnight ago as “genuine concerns and agitations” by Nigerian youths against the excesses of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police (SARS), has suddenly transmogrified into expressions…

#EndSARS: Senate tells President Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency, address Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest which has spread across parts of the country. While calling on all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies and programmes of socio-economic reforms that raise the standard and quality of life of Nigerians, the upper chamber urged the Federal Government to faithfully implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government. Accordingly, it also appealed to…

#EndSARS: IGP orders nationwide deployment of Anti-riot police officers      ….  charges operatives to protect lives, defend critical infrastructure 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit – the Police Mobile Force (PMF) – to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country. The IGP has also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen security around Correctional facilities nationwide.   The orders were coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some States of the Federation including the Federal…

EndSARS: Edo Govt imposes 24-hour curfew ,as criminals hijack protest, free prisoners in Benin, 

Suspected criminals have hijacked the EndSARS protest and freed prison inmates at the Correctional Centre in Benin, Edo state. Some of the video clips obtained by PRNigeria, show how the suspects, mostly young men, in their large numbers invaded the Oko Prison located on Benin-Sapele road, before setting the inmates free. Some of the inmates were seen scaling the high fence and escaping from the facility. There are also reported cases of robbery, looting and raped with an outbreak of violence in the state following the #EndSARS protests. Meanwhile a…

Fifty (50) Evidences Supporting Protest in Islam By Ibn Taofeeq Abdul Azeez

I actually ignored frequent questions and uproars about the Islamic ruling on Protest; this is because I have written a book on the subject matter. Nonetheless, questions about Protest kept coming. So I decided to just take some points from the book and make it an article to that effect. Some people actually want to know the Islamic ruling as regards Protest; while some only want evidences to convince those who say: “any criticism of the ruler (leader) must not be done in his absence” – claiming it is not…