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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Atiku Speaks On Amotekun, Blasts FG

Atiku Speaks On Amotekun, Blasts FG

Reacting to the stand of the federal government, through the Attorney general of the federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami who faulted the inauguration of Amotekun, describing the outfit as illegal.

Atiku Speaks On Amotekun, Blasts FG

The 2019 general election presidential candidate of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government, to support the creation and establishment of internal security outfit such as Amotekun.

The former vice president however, backed the establishment of Amotekun, noting that such outfit would assist the police, armed forces and paramilitary bodies in securing the nation.

Atiku made this known through his official facabook handle, he cautioned FG, adding that the right to self-defence, enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter is a right that nobody has the authority to criminalize the protection of human life.

Atiku said;

The right to self-defence, including the right to combat terror, that it is guaranteed by international law, enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, of which Nigeria is a signatory.

According to Atiku in a statement on Tuesday told FG that self defense is an International Human Right guaranteed by Article 51 of the UN Charter.

His statement reads thus;

Self Defense Is International Human Rights, Guaranteed By Article 51 of the UN Charter.

As a nation, our police, armed forces and paramilitary bodies have shown great gallantry, patriotism and dedication to duty. They are our first line of defence against enemies of our nation and saboteurs within our midst. I laud, value and acknowledge them, which is why I awarded scholarships and gave other support to the children of some our fallen heroes.

Having said that, I must add that the reality on the ground in Nigeria today is that our armed and paramilitary forces are overstretched. To deny this is to unpatriotically put their lives at risk. This we must not do. They deserve better from us.

To say that we do not need the services of those who are patriotic enough to voluntarily put their lives at risk to ensure the protection of the lives and property of Nigerians is to deny the obvious.

I salute groups like the Civilian Joint Task Force in the North East, who provided and continue to provide an invaluable service to Nigeria and her peoples, at great cost to themselves, both in human lives and in productive hours, for which they are not well remunerated. Without their altruistic services, where would the war on terror be?

I also acknowledge and appreciate the work that hunters and vigilantes have done and are still doing to help boost security in states scattered across Nigeria, including in the North East and Zamfara, Jigawa and Taraba states, to mention a few. Not a few Nigerians are able to sleep with two eyes closed, because of the action of these bodies of dedicated and gallant countrymen.

Nigeria has crossed the rubicon and cannot go back. There is too much insecurity in the land and too much inefficiency from the Federal Government, leading to wanton and unnecessary loss of lives. It is easy to think that all is well when you are inside secure State Houses, but the reality is that the security situation is far from fine for the average Nigerian citizen.

In such circumstances, people have an inalienable God given right to self-defense. This divine right, as long as it is limited to self-defense, cannot be declared illegal by man. Not by any stretch.

What I counsel is that the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary must wake up and smell the coffee. When they do, they will realize that people who have volunteered to provide the internal security, that the government has not been able to provide, need encouragement, and more importantly, a legal framework and central support to make their dream of preserving the dignity of human life a reality. Internal security is not a call for secession and we must abandon the paranoia that makes us see it as such. All calls for secession must be quashed by the might of the Nigerian state, no exceptions!

But on the matter of internal security as a means of self-defence, I call on all and sundry to speak up.

The right to self-defence, including the right to combat terror, that it is guaranteed by international law, enshrined in Article 51 of the United Nations Charter, of which Nigeria is a signatory

Therefore, no human power has the authority to criminalize the protection of human life, and no human ambition is worth the failure to speak in support of the people in order to remain in favour with the oppressors of the people.


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Photos: Dino Melaye Acquires Multi Billion Naira Mansion

Photos: Dino Melaye Acquires Multi Billion Naira Mansion

Dino Melaye, a popular Nigerian politician, and former member of the 9th National Assembly, has acquired a multi-billion Naira mansion.

Photos: Dino Melaye Acquires Multi Billion Naira Mansion

The founder-Anti Corruption Network, could not hold back his joy as he took to social media to flaunt his newly acquired mansion.

Photos: Dino Melaye Acquires Multi Billion Naira Mansion

The Self-acclaimed democratic evangelist, shared a photo of the fancy-looking luxury mansion on his Instagram page with the caption;

Don't ask me how. Ask God who has made me his personal project. God, you are great…Great is your name. Dino MELAYE is thanking you every day. Again i say Grace unstoppable

Shared photos;

Photos: Dino Melaye Acquires Multi Billion Naira Mansion

Photos: Dino Melaye Acquires Multi Billion Naira Mansion

His Instagram post;


Many have taken to his social media page to celebrate the former lawmaker, with congratulatory messages.


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Deputy Speaker Of Imo House Of Assembly Resigns As 9 Lawmakers Defect To APC

Deputy Speaker Of Imo House Of Assembly Resigns As 9 Lawmakers Defect To APC

An event that follow the resignation of the deputy speaker of Imo house of assembly, Okey Onyekanma, is the defection of nine lawmakers of the Imo state House of Assembly, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Deputy Speaker Of Imo House Of Assembly Resigns As 9 Lawmakers Defects To APC

According to reports, the defection started around 15:30 pm when the Speaker of the House, read the letters of the decampees at the floor of the House.

After announcement of the defectors, the speaker announced the screening of the Attorney General of Imo State, Cyprain Akaolisa, as appointed by the governor, Hope Uzodinma.

In the same development, the Deputy Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly, Okey Onyekanma, has resigned.

His letter of resignation was read by the speaker of the house during plenary on Tuesday.

Onyekanma equally resigned as the Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business.
Breaking: Supreme Court Affirms Ahmedu Fintri As Adamawa State Governor

Breaking: Supreme Court Affirms Ahmedu Fintri As Adamawa State Governor

Giving judgement in a suit filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, and its candidate, Jibrilla Bindow.

Breaking: Supreme Court Affirms Ahmedu Fintri As Adamawa State Governor

The Supreme Court held that, the APC and it's candidate, Jibrilla Bindow failed to prove their allegation that Fintri emerged through over-voting.

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday however, affirmed Ahmadu Fintri of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the validly elected governor of Adamawa state.

A panel of seven Judges led by Justice Mohammed Dattijo, held that APC and Bindow did not prove that number of votes from the disputed 385 polling units, exceeded the total number of voters that were accredited with both the Smart Card Reader, the Voters Register and the Form EC8A.




Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds The Election Of Samuel Ortom As Benue Governor

Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds The Election Of Samuel Ortom As Benue Governor

A seven man panel led by Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, dismissed the appeal of Emmanuel Jime, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March gubernatorial election, for lacking in merit.

Breaking: Supreme Court Upholds The Election Of Samuel Ortom As Benue Governor

However the supreme court has upheld the election of Samuel Ortom as the governor of Benue state.

The APC candidate had challenged Ortom’s reelection on the grounds of substantial noncompliance with the provisions of Electoral Act, 2010 as amended.