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HURIWA Decries Killing Of Igbo By Troops Amid Pampering Of Armed Fulani



Non-enforcement Of Anti-open Grazing Laws Makes Nigeria Police More Of Fulani Police - HURIWA

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused operatives of the Armed Forces of Nigeria under the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari of carrying out fake ‘killings’ of marauding Fulani herdsmen and armed Fulani bandits in North West and Benue State but the same armed troops are actually killing Igbo in the South East .

Besides, the rights group called for the investigation of the Imo State police commissioner to determine if the persons being paraded dead are actually the killers of the former aide to President Jonathan Mr. Ahmed Gulak  who was killed on Saturday in Owerri by men described as hoodlums.

According to a statement by its national coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said there was the need for thorough, transparent, evidence- led and open investigation to be launched on the assassination of Ahmed Gulak to determine the culpability or otherwise of those shown in the media by the police as the killers.

“This is because upon the unfortunate incident of the killing of Gulak there is no empirical evidence demonstrating that Nigerian Police Force deployed science- based, evidence-associated forensic probe of the crime scene but relied on what they said was the testimony of one of the survivors who was reportedly the cab driver who was driving the politician to the Sam Mbakwe International Airport before he met his unfortunate death.”

“We think the police in Imo State which are clearly being seen going from hostel to hostel in Owerri, arresting innocent students cannot be relied upon to give the world the exact story of what transpired before, during and after the targeted killing of the APC politician from Adamawa who reportedly visited Imo State.The Imo State police command can’t be trusted.

“First, the police in Imo State blamed the dead man for his unfortunate fate because in their irrational words, Ahmed Gulak left his hotel room for the airport without informing the police and so he had no police escorts. Now, the fact is that the acting inspector general of police had announced withdrawal of all police  escorts attached to VIPS in South East and South South as previously reported in the media. So how is the commissioner of police in Imo State blaming the victim of an unfortunate assasination for the cruel fate that befell him when it was the IGP who announced withdrawal of police escorts? So, how can any sane person accept hook, line and sinker, any conclusion reached by the Imo State Police Command that has blamed the dead man if the same lazy police come up as they have with the latest tale by moonlight that the killers of Gulak have been killed based on hearsay evidence?”

“Once more, can we advocate the adoption of 21st century technology in fighting crimes to such an extent that the police be mandated to comply with global best practices in the steps they take to investigate crimes including the deployment of forensic investigative skills?

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“The police and soldiers are roaming about on the streets  of Owerri and somewhere in Enugu and even interrupted a church service just to arrest the entire congregation for being members of indigenous  peoples of Biafra. But armed Fulani herdsmen are having a fieldday in Niger State, Benue State and North West Region of Nigeria killing, maiming, kidnapping and destroying citizens and their property but these same soldiers and police who are actually killing suspected members of IPOB including innocent Igbo youths, have always carried out fake raids of Zamfara forests and Kaduna forests even as kidnapped Greenfield University students were compelled by the armed Fulani kidnappers to pay N 150 million before they were released after a month. Even when Sheikh Gumi visited these terrorists, the army still allowed them to continue terrorizing Nigerians but the same army and police are now carrying out ethnic genocide in the South East of Nigeria and the world keeps quite.

“We are calling on the world leaders to speak out before a mass revolt breaks out because this continued genocide may not be tolerated for too long because when you push some people to the wall, not all of them will break through the wall and run away. Some would be radicalised to be daring and to immediately stage a revenge. I think the central government wants to destroy the South East of  Nigeria by deploying unruly soldiers and police to kill innocent  youngsters only because of their ethnicity and religion.

“The Nigerian Army spokesman was quick to announce the killing of Ikonso of Eastern Security Network and his public relations jobber from Kano State syndicated the photo of the man but the same army allowed students including 200 Islamiyah students to be kidnapped by armed Fulani militia in Niger State and no action has been taken”.

HURIWA recalled that the mo State Police Command Sunday night claimed four persons who participated in the murder of Ahmed Gulak had been killed in a shootout at Aboh-Mbaise.

Gulak was killed on his way to the airport in Owerri, where he was going to catch a flight to Abuja.

Imo State Police Command spokesman Bala EIkana said the driver of the late Gulak identified the dead bodies as those of the men who assassinated the late politician.

“Eyewitnesses account, especially the account given by the driver of the vehicle that was conveying Ahmed Gulak to the airport before the attack, gave a vivid description of the assailants and the vehicles they used in carrying out the attack,” Elkana said.

“The assailants were said to have used a Toyota Camry 2005 model with silver colour; Toyota Sienna 1998 model with golden colour; Toyota Hilux with white colour; and a Lexus RX 330 with golden colour.”

HURIWA dismissed the police claims as tales by moonlight because they are lacking in standardised ingredients of investigative methodology of 21st century policing institutions globally which relies on 100 percent forensic evidence and not fabricated testimony of someone apparently under police threat or torture. This police claim should be re-examined to ensure that innocent persons were not roped in and and slaughtered just so the commissioner can appear to be gallant.  We must stop distracting Nigeria please”.


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BREAKING:Chicago State University Unable To Grant One Request By Atiku As It Releases Tinubu’s Academic Records



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President Bola Tinubu

The Chicago State University (CSU) was unable to meet one request by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar as it finally released to him the academic records of President Bola Tinubu.

Atiku requested the documents to back his allegation of forgery of CSU certificate against Tinubu. It would mean Tinubu was not qualified to run for the election, which he won, if the allegation is successfully proved against him.

The university, on Monday, presented to Atiku’s legal team, a cache of documents connected to Tinubu’s education at the institution and copies of certificates with redacted names issued to other persons about the same time the Nigerian president finished from the school in 1979.

It also contained Tinubu’s admission records, and a letter dated 27 June 2022 confirming that he attended the university from August 1977 and June 1979 majoring in accounting. The letter said Tinubu was awarded Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with Honours on 22 June 1979.

The District Court in Northern Illinois, had in its judgement delivered on Saturday, given the university up till 12 noon on Monday to deliver the documents to Atiku.

The judge, Nancy Maldonado, gave the other after dismissing Tinubu’s objection in the judgement.

Ms Maldonando dismissed Tinubu’s objection to the 20 September decision of a magistrate judge of the court, Jeffery Gilbert.

The judge fully affirmed Gilbert’s ruling, ordering the CSU to release Tinubu’s academic records as requested by Atiku. She insisted Atiku had the right to have access to the records.

Complying with the court order on Monday, the university produced four sets of documents copies which went viral online on Monday.

In a deposition detailing its compliance with the court order, the university confirmed it was able to grant three of Atiku’s four requests.

Responding to one of the requests it granted, the university said, “after diligent search”. it was able to locate and produce seven different certificates for Bachelor of Science degree it issued in 1979.

Atiku had apparently requested the documents to compare and contrast them with the one presented by Tinubu as his for the 2023 presidential election.

The university also handed to Atiku’s team, documents relating to Tinubu and certified by an official of CSU, Jamar C. Orr, a lawyer.

The university similarly produced, “after diligent search”, copies of three other diploma certificates issued to other students other than Tinubu in 1979.

This was in response to Atiku’s request for “true and correct copies of any diplomas issued by CSU (other than to Tinubu) that contain the same font, seal, signatures, and wording (other than the name of the recipient and the specific degree awarded)”. Atiku sought these documents to compare and contrast them with the one Tinubu claimed to have obtained on or about 22 June 1979.

But the university said it was unable to locate “a copy of the original diploma it prepared for Tinubu in 1979” as requested by Atiku.

This was the kernel of Atiku’s request which is at the heart of the issue he intends to use the documents for in his legal challenge of Tinubu’s victory at the 25 February presidential election.

The university said it “does not in the ordinary course keep copies of student diplomas, and after diligent search cannot locate a copy of the original diploma it prepared for Mr. Tinubu in 1979, hence has no documents responsive to this request.”

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Group Commends Ogun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s Verdict



Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun

A Civil Society Organization, Advocacy for Peace and Good Governance, has commended the Ogun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal for its verdict on  the March 18, governorship election in the State.

It would be recalled that the tribunal, on Saturday, unanimously validated the victory of Governor Dapo Abiodun, as it dismissed all the grounds canvassed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Ladi Adebutu in their petitions.

The group stated that the verdict was a victory for democracy and affirmation of the people’s choice.

The group, in a statement signed by it’s National Coordinator, Waheed Sulaimon, on Saturday in Abuja, described the judgement as explicit without any ambiguity, saying it was a true reflection of what happened across Ogun State on March 18, 2023.

The group noted that the tribunal delivered its verdict based on the facts and evidence presented before it, as well as the credibility of the electoral process.

It lauded the judiciary for its impartiality in the ongoing election petition-related cases across the country, adding that Nigerians have always reposed their confidence in that arm of government.

The group, therefore, urged all parties involved to accept the decision of the tribunal and join hands with Governor Dapo Abiodun, to work towards the development of the state.

It also called on all stakeholders in the Ogun State project to rally round the governor to make the Gateway State among the best in Nigeria in terms of economic prosperity, political stability and social cohesion.

The group also lauded Governor Abiodun for his commitment to good governance and efforts at ensuring the security of lives and property, as well as his unwavering political will to speedily develop the state.

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BREAKING: Tribunal Sacks Nasarawa Governor Sule, Declares PDP’s Ombugadu Winner



Nasarawa State Governor Abudullahi Sule

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Monday declared David Ombugadu of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the state’s last election.

This was after the tribunal nullified  the election of Governor Abdullahi Sule of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Delivering the judgment virtually, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ezekiel Ajayi, declared Ombugadu as the lawfully elected governor of Nasarawa State.

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