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PDP Backs Obasanjo, Slams Presidency
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commednded former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some Nigerian elders for standing up to save the country at its alleged worst times in history.
PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus, in a statement by his spokesman, Ike Abonyi, said the Presidency should accept the reality and be patriotic.”
He commended Obasanjo for “always exhibiting exceptional patriotism whenever the challenges in the country were overwhelmed.”
Kano Singer’s Death Sentence: Falana Drags FG, Kano To African Commission
Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has petitioned the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Banjul, The Gambia, over the death sentence passed on the Kano singer, Sharif Yahya Sharif.
Falana is asking the Commission to exercise its mandates and authority under the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and pursuant to the commission’s order 100(1) Rules of Procedure, 2020.
Falana in the petition dated 8th September 2020, states: “I am writing to you on behalf of Sharif Yahya Sharif to ask the Commission to consider this request for provisional measures. The request is submitted in conjunction with our communication on behalf of Sharif Yahya Sharif convicted and sentenced to death for blasphemy in Kano State of Nigeria.
Ndume Faults Amnesty For Repentant B/Haram
Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has faulted the granting amnesty to repentant insurgents.
Operation Safe Corridor had granted amnesty to repentant insurgents after undergoing a six-month De-radicalization, Rehabilitation and Re-integration programme.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja weekend on his findings after touring different villages and towns within his constituency, Ndume said it was wrong to grant amnesty to terrorists when the war is still far from over, alleging that such arrangement cannot bring the required peace.
Why We Met With Obasanjo, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Others – Northern Elders
Northern Elders’ Forum on Sunday night opened up on the rationale behind the consultative dialogue convened by former President Olusegun Obasanjo with regional sociocultural groups.
Its Director of Advocacy and Engagement, Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, said they participated in the dialogue to address the challenges bedeviling the country.
At the instance of Obasanjo, leaders of Afenifere, Middle Belt Forum, Northern Elders’ Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum met at a two-day consultative dialogue held in Abuja.
Gunmen Abduct 17 Family Members In Kaduna
Suspected bandits at the weekend abducted a nursing mother and 16 others at Gonar Lema, along the Kaduna- Birnin-Gwari expressway in Udawa village, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Our correspondent gathered that all the victims were members of the same family who were on their way to the farm on Saturday at 7:00 am.
The head of the family, Yakubu Gurmi, who escaped the attack with gunshot wounds, said they were on motorcycles heading for the farm when the gunmen opened fire on them.
Onaiyekan, Jega, Others To Buhari: Only Dialogue Can Solve Nigeria’s Challenges
The only way to move Nigeria forward is by first addressing its security challenges through dialogue, the Nigerian Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance said on Sunday.
The group comprising some notable leaders of thought urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 states governors to immediately kickstart a dialogue process to address the rising insecurity in the country, adding that Nigeria is “rapidly approaching a tipping point”.
The group said in a position paper on Sunday that Nigerians were contending with double sufferings of rising insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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