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Kogi Guber: One Killed, Two Injured As Thugs Ambush PDP’s Candidate Convoy

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As the gubernatorial election in Kogi State is drawing nearer on daily basis, different drama keeps unfolding between the supporters of the two prominent parties in the state, All Progressive Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Part (PDP).

Yesterday, the convoy of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, was ambushed at Anyigba in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Engr. Wada was on his way to Kogi East PDP stakeholders’ meeting when the incident happened.

In a statement issued by the Deputy Director of Public Communications of Kogi State PDP Campaign Council, Mr. Austin Okai and made available to DAMMYLINK said, the attack led to the death of a young man identified as Yusuf Seidu Uhiene on the spot.

It was also reported that two of PDP loyalists, Nasir Sule and Ilemona sustained injuries from gun shots by those suspected to be political thugs.

The party said: “Our candidate, Engr Musa Wada, today (Saturday) was in Anyigba to attend the Kogi East PDP stakeholders meeting. He was in between the main road and Harbour Bay, venue of the meeting, When the incident occurred.”

The PDP governorship Campaign Council, while condemning the attack, appealed to the Nigeria Police in Kogi State to checkmate activities of armed men, saying that, “the attackers are suspected to be thugs loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress.”

The Council said it has lodged a complaint of the incident at the Divisional Police at Anyigba through the PDP Ward Chairman, adding that perpetrators of the heinous act must be brought to justice.

The statement allayed fears that the dreaded activities of the suspected APC thugs in Anyigba and other parts of the local government might create voter apathy if not checked, adding that Abocho, Ajiolo and their surroundings have become a hotbed of thuggery attacks.

“The new way of laying ambush by the APC thugs to discourage the PDP from prosecuting its campaign due to commence soon is unacceptable.

“We condemned the extermination of a promising young man today, who innocently was going about what he believes in without any provocation,” the party noted.

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El-Rufai Begged Kogi People To Forgive Me For Performing Well – Yahaya Bello

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has said that Governor El Rufai begged Kogites to forgive me for performing well, providing good roads, electricity & security to the good people of Kogi.

The governor, made this statement few hours ago in Sunrise Rise daily show with Channels television.

This is coming after his victory speech yesterday after the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, presented him to President Muhammadu Buhari, where he said that his reelection has politics of ethnicity in Kogi.

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Sowore Sues DSS Over Continued Detention, Demands N500m

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Omoyele Sowore has sued the Department of State Services (DSS) over his arrest and continued detention since August 3, 2019.

According to SaharaReporters, Sowore is asking the court to order the DSS to pay him N500m as general and aggravated damages for his ”detention and illegal violation of fundamental rights.”

The activist made the demand in a suit marked FHC/ABJ /C51409/2019 dated November 20, 2019 in Abuja on Friday, November 22nd. It reads, “A declaration that the detention of the applicant from November 7, 2019 till date in violation of the order for his release made on November 6, 2019 is illegal as it violates his fundamental right to liberty guaranteed by Section 35 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) and Article 6 of African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement Act (CAP A10) Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“An order of this court compelling the respondents to pay to the applicant the sum of N500,000, 000, 00 ( Five hundred million naira) as general and aggravated damages for the illegal violation of the applicant’s fundamental right to life, dignity of his person, fair hearing, health, freedom of movement and freedom of association.

An order of perpetual injunction restraining the respondents from further violating the applicant’s fundamental rights in any manner whatsoever and however without lawful justification.” Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), is joined in the suit.

Sowore was arrested in Lagos on August 3, 2019 for “for threatening public safety, peaceful co-existence and social harmony in the country

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Civil Servants Are Nigeria’s Problem – Afe Babalola

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Legal luminary, Founder of Afe Babalola University and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Afe Babalola, has said that civil servants are the country’s main problem.

Babalola, who spoke in Ibadan, Oyo State, during the conferment of Honorary Doctor of Letters on him by the University of Ibadan, said he turned down two ministerial appointments because he didn’t want to work with civil servants.

According to him, the type of civil servants Nigeria had was capable of making him have enemies if he had accepted the offer to serve as a minister. He said, “Well, I turned ministerial appointments down for two reasons.

“One, I cannot work with the present type of civil servants in this country. “The civil servants are the problems in this country. “None of them can work the way I work. “I will create instant enemies if I had accepted to be a minister.

“The second reason was that my clients are so many. “They protested and felt I would be disappointing them if I accepted to be a minister.”

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