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Delta CDHR Flays Illegal Police Arrests In Udu Over Naira Policy Protests



Delta State Police Commissioner Ali Mohammed Ari

The Delta State chapter of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has condemned illegal arrests by the police in Udu Local Government Area after the protests on Wednesday by some misguided persons over the naira swap policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The CDHR commended the Delta State Police Command especially men and officers of the Ovwian/Aladja Police Division and the Area Command for rising up to the occasion and bringing the situation under control with arrests of some persons found to be involved in the violence.

But the CDHR equally condemned the indiscriminate and unlawful arrests and detention of innocent citizens, young and old men and women, under the pretext of quelling further protests and destruction of property as the area has remained very calm and peaceful with people going out for their normal business of life unmolested.

In a statement by the Chairman of Delta State CDHR, Chief Peter A. Edariese, he said : ” I can say without equivocation that there was never any attempt anywhere in Udu both yesterday and today to protest and cause further damage to property that warrants the raid and arrests made yesterday and this morning after the raids and arrests of 15th February, 2023, as our officers were on ground at every hot spot in the area to monitor the movements of persons and their behaviours to forestall any further protest and destruction of property as happened this morning, 17th February, 2023.

“This morning, I as the State Chairman of CDHR, deployed our officers to different hot spots in Udu such as Express Junction, Orhuwhorun Junction Roundabout and Newyork/Udu Market area when Police Officers from Ovwian/Aladja Police Division. Looking intoxicated with passion to arrest and detain Nigerians to extort money in the name of bail, drove into the streets of Udu with four patrol vehicles. They were led by the DCO 1 of Ovwian/Aladja Police Division, and they swooped on citizens who were going about their normal business of life, with some going for the burials of their loved ones and others to parties and markets etc and began to beat them up and throw them like bags of onions into their vehicles and drove them away to their station to be locked up in their cells and subjected to heavy extortions in the name of bail which is supposed to be free.

” The police enrich themselves at the expense of these traumatized citizens who have nothing left in their hands to put food on their tables for themselves and their families each day since the naira exchange began.

“The leader of the Police Team who is the DCO1 in Ovwian)Aladja Police Division even saw our officials who spent most time with the DPO Ovwian), Aladja and himself in an effort to get the release of an elderly, sick and deaf woman who was arrested yesterday in their illegal raids.

“We, in CDHR, Delta State Chapter will not support any act of oppression and illegality to the citizenry from any quarter no matter how highly placed and are prepared to fight such infractions wherever they come from and are hereby calling on the Honourable Commissioner of Police, (CP), Delta State,Ali Mohammed Ari, to intervene in this situation by calling the DPO, Ovwian/Aladja and his men and collaborators to order to stop the present onslaught and provide peace to the law-abiding residents in Udu Local Government Area.”


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BREAKING: Kaduna Guber Tribunal Nullifies Election Of Governor Uba Sani



Kaduna State Governor UBA Sani

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Thursday declared the election of Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as inconclusive and thus nullified the exercise.

The tribunal made the declaration while delivering judgement via Zoom in a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Isah Ashiru, challenging the election of Sani in the March 2023, election.

The tribunal ordered that fresh election be conducted in seven wards in four LGAs of the state.

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In Shakeup Of FCT Administration, Wike Sacks Agencies, Parastatals Heads



BREAKING: Wike Dares Ayu To Stop Elections Of Ortom, Others
Federal Capital Territory Minister Nysom Wike

In a decisive shakeup of the administration of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), its Minister Nyesom Wike, has sacked the heads of 21 parastatals, agencies, and government companies.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Press, Office of the Minister, Anthony Ogunleye, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ogunleye identified the affected heads of the agencies as follows:

1. Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Abuja Investment Company Ltd

2. CEO/Managing Director, Abuja Markets Management Ltd

3. MD/CEO, Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company

4. CEO/MD, Abuja Property Development Company

5. CEO/MD, Abuja Technology Village Free Trade Zone Company

6. CEO/MD, Abuja Film Village International

7. CEO/MD, Powernoth AICL Equipment Leasing Company Ltd

8. MD, Abuja Broadcasting Corporation

9. MD, Abuja Enterprise Agency

10. General Manager, FCT Water Board

11. Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency

12. Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Healthcare Board

13. DG, Hospital Management Board

14. Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Board

15. Director, FCT Scholarship Board

16. Director, FCT Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board

17. Director, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board

18. Coordinator, Abuja Infrastructure Investment Center

19. Director, FCT Health Insurance Scheme

20. Coordinator, Satellite Towns Development Department

21. Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council

The director of the press said that the affected appointees should hand over the affairs of their offices to the most senior officers in rank.

He added that appointments in the offices would be made in due course.

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Abiodun Urges Prayer For Nigeria At Eid-El Maulud



Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has urged Muslims across the country to offer prayers for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria on the occasion of Eid-El Maulud.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, the Governor emphasized the need for Nigerians to come together and pray for the country’s progress, unity and development.

Governor Abiodun also called on Muslims to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), which include love, tolerance, peace, and humility.

He urged Muslims to use the occasion of Eid-El Maulud to reflect on the teachings of the Prophet and strive to live a life of righteousness and selflessness.

The Governor expressed his commitment to providing good and effective governance to the people of Ogun State as he called on Muslims to continue to support his administration and pray for its success.

Eid-ElMaulud is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It is celebrated with prayers, fasting, feasting, and acts of charity and generosity.

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