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CDHR Disowns Event Notice In Delta

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The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Delta State chapter, has disowned a notice of a programme of an event scheduled for September 11, 2021.

The event tagged “WHO IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST” is billed to hold at Otokutu Community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State and the organiser is said to be CDHR.

But the CDHR has denied being involved in the planned event. A statement by the CDHR said: “CDHR hereby DISCLAIMS the action as the handiwork of persons who do not mean well for members of the public and CDHR as a noble organization in Nigeria.

At best those behind the notice are mere adventurous tricksters who want to use the name of CDHR to attract undue influence and advantage to themselves and what they have set out to do to curry favour from the uninformed and unsuspecting members of the public which they would in turn use to exploit them for their personal gains.

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The main objective of these fellows is to extort monies from persons who appear gullible to oil their dubious and extravagant lifestyle. For the avoidance of doubt, there is only one CDHR in Nigeria with it’s National Headquarter at No, 43, Adeniyi Jones Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria duly registered under the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Abuja under the leadership of a reputable lawyer, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, a two-time Attorney General of Edo State as its current National President with great other Nigerians with him as members of the National Executives Committee (NEC) and a vibrant branch in Delta State with an office at the Isoken Plaza, No. 3, Warri/Effurun Road, Enerhen Junction, Enerhen in Uvwie Local Government Area, Delta State under the chairmanship of Comrade Elder (Chief) A. P. Edariese, a retired banker, with 10 members of the state Executive Committee who include lawyers, accountants and men and women who have made great marks in different fields.

The CDHR organizational structure also has a Board of Trustees with an eminent lawyer Femi Falana (SAN) as it’s Chairman, Dr. Osagie Obayuwana, Prof. Lucky Akaruese of the University of Port Harcourt, Gbenga Awosode Esq., Debo Adeniran and Malachy Ugwummadu Esq. as members.

All the above clarifications become necessary to put the records straight in the public domain so that nobody can be fooled into falling a victim of circumstances in the hands of unscrupulous elements in our society who are everywhere today trying to get undue advantage over their fellow human beings to extort them to solve their life’s problems.”

 

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Ooni Opens Up On Meeting With Buhari Over Igboho

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II, has disclosed what transpired during his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

In an interview with BBC, the monarch said the agitator rejected advice offered him by monarchs sent to dialogue with him.

Ooni said that during the meeting, Buhari was informed of the reasons for Igboho’s agitation.

In his reaction, Buhari said Igboho needed to be “calm and patient”.

The president also asked monarchs in the South-West to advise Igboho against moves that were lawless.

The monarch, who said Igboho had a just cause to fight, said he should have been more diplomatic.

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He alleged that Igboho was misled by politicians, insisting that the activist deserved the support of monarchs in the region.

Ooni said he had forgiven Igboho and already working to get him freed from detention in Benin Republic.

He urged other Yoruba Nation agitators to consider dialogue.

He said: “I have always told the government to call the agitators for a dialogue. Sunday Igboho grew up in Ife. All that he has become today, started from Ife. He fought the Ife and Modakeke war and both lands belong to Ife. He is a son of the soil.

“He wanted to fight for his kinsmen. He stood up and fought for those killed in Oke Ogun. We thank God for preserving his life. He tried his best but he was overwhelmed by different pieces of advice from people.

“Many people advised him wrongly. He listened to them.

“I visited President Buhari on his case and we discussed it. I told him that Igboho is our son, he told me that he (Igboho) should stay calm and exercise patience. The president told me that monarchs should warn him to be calm.

“After I left Buhari’s place, I called on monarchs and elders of Yoruba land for a meeting to advise Igboho to exercise patience but Igboho did not listen. He started abusing everyone, including the monarchs I sent to him.

“He hurled so many bad words but he is still our son. God owns forgiveness. We’ve forgiven him. If he had listened, he wouldn’t have found himself in his current travail.

“We are trying our best to secure his release.

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“It is better to fight together. We can only achieve our goal if we are united.

“No one can fight with the government alone. You’ve to be diplomatic.”

 

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Bandits Kill 17 In Mosque

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Seventeen people were killed as bandits invaded a mosque in Maza Kuka village in Mashegu local government area of Niger State.

Also, 18 people were said to have been abducted during the attack on Monday morning.

The gunmen invaded the community on motorcycles while the residents were performing their morning prayers, shooting sporadically into the air.

Sources said that the gunmen shot at some victims, leaving 17 dead.
Some of the residents said on phone they were still in shock over the attack, which they said took them by surprise.

The Maza Kuka and Kulhu communities in Mashegu local government council of Niger State are bordering Kianji Lake Forest where most of the bandits are said to be taking refuge.

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The Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, confirmed the attack to reporters.

He said that 16 people were killed in the mosque while one other was killed at Kaboji village by the gunmen.

Matane said that the State Government had sent a team of military personnel to the forest to fish out bandits hiding there.

The Chairman of Mashegu local government council, Alhaji Alhassan Isa Maza-Kuka also confirmed the incident, describing it as very devastating to the people.

He said that the attack was uncalled for especially as the people were in the mosque for prayers.

Alhassan disclosed that one of the injured people was in a critical condition and had been referred to the Minna General Hospital for medical attention.

 

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Federal University, Lokoja Honours Toyin Falola, Holds Conference

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Federal University, Lokoja Honours Toyin Falola, Holds Conference

The Department of History and International Studies, Federal University, Lokoja will hold a national conference in honour of renowned historian Prof. Toyin Falola.

The theme of the conference is “Insurgency, Armed Banditry, And Ethno-religious Conflicts In Central Nigeria.”

The event billed for 10:00 a.m. on November 10, 2021 at the University Auditorium, Adankolo Campus, is one of the ceremonies of the fifth convocation of the university.

Falola is a Professor of African History and Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin , U.S.A.

Prof. Falola’s research interest is African history and the geographic areas of interest include Africa, Latin America, and the United States. Falola’s thematic fields include Atlantic history, diaspora and migration, empire and globalization, intellectual history, international relations, religion and culture.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Falola who is author and editor of more than one hundred books, makes regular interventions in the simmering and overt socioeconomic and political crises of his country Nigeria and continent Africa.

 

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