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Activist Attribute Nigeria’s Security Challenges To Injustice

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The Executive Director, Foundation for Good Governance and Social Change, Comrade Austine Osakue, has attributed the nation’s security challenges to injustice.

Osakue, who stated this in an interview with journalist in Benin on Friday, said an attempt to solve the problem of insecurity in the country without looking at the root cause, would amount to doing nothing.

The activist who also made a call for the country to practice true federalism, said, “we have defiled justice and searching for peace in vain.

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“There cannot be peace in the absence of justice.”

He said things should be done on merit,so that the people, especially those without ‘helpers’ can have a sense of belonging.

“Admission, whether in the University and Unity schools should be given on the basis of those who merit it and not on the basis of who you know in the corridor
of power. The same goes for appointments,” he emphasised.

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Similarly, Osakue said the call for restructuring or call for creation of more state will not profer any solution to the numerous challenges that have bedeviled the country.

He said creation or splitting the country into 20 or more states will see the nation dancing in the same circle.

“I do not see restructuring as a permanent solution, nor do I see state creation or asking everybody to go their way as the answer. We created more state and we are now 36 and yet we are worst.

“If we like we split into 20 more states, that is just the beginning, We may have to split again.

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“I remembered attending an event in Port Harcourt and I was reminded by a man from Bayelsa that i am not a Niger Deltan.

“Education is an army that liberate the mind; the minds of most Nigerians have not been liberated.

“Everything we do in Nigeria is on the basis of sentiment, make no mistake about it, it is not about religion, it is not about ethnicity.

“It is a few people who wants to satisfy their personal vested interest that throws these two factors up,” he said.

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He concluded by saying that until the country addresses the cost of running for elective political positions, Nigeria will continue to have leadership problem.

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“The people who ought to move the country forward often shy away because of the cost of running for an election.

“If you want an election into the office of a councillor, we are talking of tens of millions of naira.

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“How does a country like that wants to have a leader that is responsible, visionary, that have the capacity to translate words into action,” he explained.


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Drogba Returns, Scores Hat-trick Against Arsene Wenger’s Team

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Chelsea legend, Didier Drogba, on Wednesday night, returned to action to score a hat-trick against Arsene Wenger’s UNICEF XI team in a charity match.

Wenger returned to management to lead a UNICEF XI out against Marseille legends.

Wenger’s side moved into a 2-1 lead at the Stade Velodrome in his first.

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However, Drogba stole the show with his trio of goals for Marseille legends.

The Ivory Coast legend found the net twice and then even dusted off his infamous celebration for his third goal.

Marseille legends triumphed 7-4 against UNICEF XI.

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Formula One hotshot Pierre Gasly was also on target in the enthralling game.

Meanwhile, Robert Pires, Jens Lehmann, Mathieu Flamini and Samir Nasri, all Arsenal legends under Wenger, made appearances last night.

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EFCC Bursts Internet Fraudsters Hideout, Arrests 22

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibadan Zonal Command, has arrested 22 “Yahoo Boys” for alleged involvement in internet fraud.

The suspects were identified as Akintunde Ibrahim Olajide, Yusuf Taiye Afeez, Jimoh Idris Okikiola, Adeyemo Wariz Adegoke, Ademola Olalekan Saheed, Anif Abayomi Busayo, Oriade Sunday Oluwatobi, Ajadi Opeyemi Damilola.

Others include, Peter Akanji Blessing,Olaoluwa Felix Oguniran, Agbei Shola Peter, Toheeb Adeagbo Tola, Ajayi Akinyinka Umar, Ibrahim Opeyemi Ishola, Samson Shonubi Oluwafemi, Oki Kayode Oluwadunsi, Durosamo Temitope Dickson, Akinremi Ridwan Abiodun, Ahmed Ogunyele and Olawore Ridwan Olalekan.

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They were apprehended during an operation at their hideout in Ogbomoso, Oyo State based on intelligence on their alleged criminal activities.

At the point of their arrest, five cars, several mobile phones, laptops and other incriminating documents were recovered from them.

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The Commission said twenty of the 22 suspects have been indicted by investigation.

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It added that they would be charged to court as soon as the investigation was concluded.


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Six Parties Ready To Merge, Contest Against APC, PDP – Moghalu

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A former presidential candidate in the 2019 general election, Kingsley Moghalu has claimed that at least six political parties have indicated their interest to merge and form a mega party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Moghalu stated this when he hosted Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo, the candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) for the November 6 governorship poll in Anambra State.

The ex-Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, who recently defected to the ADC, also called on Nigerians to register in order to be eligible to vote in 2023.

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DAILY POST quoted him him: “We hope to be a key part of a much larger third force that is building up for the presidential elections which will include a merger of about six or seven or more parties.

“So, I believe that in the 2023 elections the citizens of Nigeria should not allow it to be a contest between two sides of the same coin because there is no difference. It should be a battle between the old and the new – between the old Nigerian and the possibilities for a new Nigeria. That is what 2023 should be,” Moghalu said.

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