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Pantami, Explain Alleged Links To Terrorists Or Resign – HURIWA



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Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Ali Ibrahim Isa Pantami

A civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Sheikh Ali Ibrahim Isa Pantami of choosing to apply diversionary tactics instead of clearly telling Nigerians whether he actually expressed extremist views and endorsement of activities of masterminds of AlQaeda or not.

The rights group said if indeed the minister was the owner of the voice in audio messages supporting AlQaeda,  then he should resign forthwith or be dismissed or Nigerians should mount pressure on the United States of America to arrest him.

It said it was disingenuous and totally unhelpful for the embattled minister to blame some imaginary enemies for the controversy that has arisen by the revelations in some sections of the media that in the past during his teachings as an Islamic cleric that he Sheikh Pantami expressed positions which directly supported the activities of individuals the government of the United States of America and the United Nations have designated as global Jihadists leaders who are the masterminds of some of the worst bombings that  targeted civilians in the United States of America and many parts of the world.

HURIWA recalled that most of these international terrorists have been similarly killed in several bombing campaigns by the United States of America.

“As a very educated person,  we in the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) are asking the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Sheikh Isa Pantami to confirm or deny whether he is the owner of the voice heard in a lot of audio messages in Hausa language that clearly professes support for what the Saudi-born terrorist masterminds of AlQaeda have embraced which is to attack the interests of the United States of America and all those who are not adherents of their brand of Islam. In simple language, we are asking Pantami if he supports AlQaeda or not.”

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HURIWA also condems the approach being adopted by the minister in seeking to shift attention from the massive revelations of his past activities by seeking to blame those who are opposed to the National Identification Number (NIN).

“It is bizarre, so disgusting and disingenuous for this public office holder to choose to use fallacy to divert attention away from a very serious allegations against him that he had delivered public speeches that gave unqualified support for AlQaeda.

“If indeed this is true, the minister should resign forthwith. Telling us that you have Christians working for you or that persons opposed to NIN are after you is illogical, laughable and amounts to cheap propaganda that does not hold water. The minister should address the issues squarely and stop the diversionary tactics”, the group said.

HURIWA recalled that Pantami had explained that forces against the Federal Government policy of compulsory NIN registration  for all Nigerians and those residing in the country were behind the attacks against him.

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BREAKING:Lagos Govt Arraigns Chrisland School, Principal, Others Over Death Of Pupil Whitney Adeniran



Chrisland pupil Whitney

The Lagos State government has arraigned Chrisland School, Opebi, its principal, vice principal and two other employees over the death of one of the school’s pupils, 12-year-old Whitney Adeniran.

On Wednesday, the government of Lagos State had filed charges against Chrisland School and four others over the death of the 12-year-old pupil, Whitney Adeniran.

The school and its workers were accused of involuntary manslaughter and reckless and negligent acts.

The workers who were arraigned before Justice Oyindamola Ogala of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja include Ademoye Adewale, Kuku Fatai, Mrs Belinda Amao, Nwatu Ugochi Victoria and Chrisland School Limited.

The school principal, Mrs Belinda Amao, broke down in tears while in the dock as the court and counsel tried to agree on a date for the commencement of the trial.

Whitney died during the school’s inter-house sports competition at Agege Stadium in Lagos on February 9.

Blessing Adeniran, her mother, had accused Chrisland of negligence over her daughter’s death.

The school’s management, however, dismissed insinuations that there was foul play in the death, saying she slumped in public.

Chrisland also argued that Whitney complained about “not-too-buoyant health” a few days before she died.

However, an autopsy conducted at the Lagos State University Hospital (LASUTH) confirmed that the deceased died from “asphyxia and electrocution”.

In the charges filed on behalf of the state government by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), Babajide Martins, who disclosed that their negligence killed Whitney because they failed to ensure her safety.

The charge also disclosed that they all acted in a reckless and negligent manner that endangered human life.

The offences are contrary to Sections 224 & 251 of the Criminal Law, C17, Vol.3, Laws of Lagos State, 2015

If found guilty, the offences carry a penalty of life imprisonment and two-year jail terms respectively.

On Tuesday, the state government granted access to Chrisland High School, Opebi branch, to open for physical learning ahead of the school’s forthcoming examination after parents’ appeal.

The state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had ordered that the school be shut down on March 3, 2023, following the investigation into Whitney’s death.

Sanwo-Olu through the state Ministry of Education said the closure of the school would pave the way for unhindered investigation and afford all stakeholders, including parents, students, staff and friends of the deceased, time to grieve.

The reopening followed an appeal by the Parents of all Chrisland School Units who visited the Ministry of Education on Monday to seek the government’s understanding for “the sake of 500 plus students some of whom also have terminal examinations.”

The management of the school had tendered an apology over Whitney’s death.

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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
Governor Adeleke

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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