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Buni, Bagudu, Abubakar, Others Visit Abiodun Over Father’s Death

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The Yobe State Governor and the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni, his Jigawa and Kebbi state counterparts, Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and Muhammad Abubakar, respectively, on Monday, paid a condolence visit to the Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, over the death of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun.

Others who accompanied Buni on the visit were the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, a former governor of Ogun state, Gbenga Daniel, Senator Gbenga Kaka and the chairman of the Tertiary Education Trustfund (TETfund), Kashim Imam, among others.

Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Buni urged Abiodun to take solace in the fact that death is inevitable outcome of living.

He disclosed that he visited Abiodun to deliver the condolence message of all members of the APC, saying “All APC members are with you and sharing in your grief.”

“We are hear to share in your grief, to sympathise with you and your family, but we must all take solace in the fact that death is inevitable and one day we will all die”, Buni added.

READ ALSO: Obasanjo Now My Father – Abiodun

Responding, Abiodun, noted that his father’s transition has made him to join the fatherless club, though unwillingly, adding that the visit was a balm that would help in soothing the family in this trying time.

He described his father as humble and God- fearing, disciplined and focused, adding that he lived for his family and community.

While noting that his father believed that life was transient, the governor said God has appointed time for everyone, charging all to make the best of their time while on earth, as each one would give account of his/her stewardship.

Meanwhile, the wife of the former President, Mrs. Bola Obasanjo, has admonished parents to give their children the best education to enable them to be useful to themselves and society in the future.

Mrs. Obasanjo, who gave the advice when she visited the governor and the family at their Iperu-Remo home to commiserate with them on the demise of their Patriarch, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, said children who are adequately educated would be a source of joy not only to their parents, but the society at large.

She said it was time for all Nigerians, irrespective of their tribes or social standing to join hands and lift the country up, as Nigeria has the potential to be great.

 

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Police Teargas EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Tollgate

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Police Teargas EndSARS protesters At Lekki Tollgate

Some EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were teargassed by the police on Wednesday.

The protesters, who gathered for the EndSARS memorial protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were dispersed by men of the police force.

The demonstrators had gathered to call for justice for protesters who were allegedly shot dead on October 20, 2020

The EndSARS protests which were held in October 2020 were against the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force accused of brutality.

READ ALSO: Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

However, on Wednesday the peaceful protest was disrupted by police officers who fired teargas at the youths.
The protesters scampered for safety as they chanted “EndSARS”.

 

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

Protesters loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja, saying “nobody died at Lekki tollgate” in Lagos.

The protesters who were conveyed to the venue on a bus, held up placards stating,”#EndSarsProtest; Lekki shooting was a hoax”, and ”Nobody died at Lekki tollgate”.

On October 20, 2020, soldiers reportedly opened fire on protesters campaigning against police brutality at Lekki tollgate.

READ ALSO: No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

While some reports, including civil society groups say some protesters were killed in the attack, the federal government has disputed this account.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Wednesday described the Lekki incident as a ”phantom massacre”.

Nigerians poured into the streets in Lagos, Abuja and other places on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

 

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A year after the EndSARS protest, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has insisted that there was no massacre of Nigerians at Lekki where the event held last year.

READ ALSO: Police Arrest Two At Lekki Tollgate As EndSARS Procession Holds

During a news conference in Abuja, Mohammed said that most of the claims of killings were false and misleading as most of those who made the claims of losing people were yet to show up and give evidence a year after such allegations.

 

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