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HURIWA Backs Borno Indigenous People’s Quest For Savannah State



Your Warning Is Misdirected Aggression - HURIWA Tells PEIWA

The National Assembly has been asked to accede to the request of the indigenous peoples of Borno  and create Savannah State for them.

Making the call in a town hall parley with the media and civil society organizations, the foremost civil rights advocacy group in Nigeria, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), said they had studied the presentation made by the Borno Indigenous people to the National Assembly canvassing the creation of Savannah State and were convinced beyond any shadow of doubt that creating Savannah State would add greater economic boost to the national economy.

The civil rights campaigners said that the agriculturally rich area would be suitable to attract direct foreign investors in the agro-allied sector and would inevitably make Nigeria self-sufficient in food production and exportation.

HURIWA stated also that if Savannah State was created, it would inevitably become the hotbed of global tourism given the rich cultural and environmental resources available in the geographical area identified.

They said the beautiful topography of the area earmarked as parts of the proposed Savannah State would transform the state to one of the best tourist areas in Africa which would yield the much- needed financial bailout for our national economy.

According to HURIWA, the request for Savannah State is not frivolous going by the abundance of empirical data to suggest that Nigeria as a nation would be made richer economically if Savannah State is carved out of the huge geographical space known as Borno which is as big as France and Italy put together.

The rights group said state creation would bring about infrastructural revolution just as millions of job opportunities would be created.
HURIWA also supports the call for the creation of additional two states in the South East of Nigeria.


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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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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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