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S’African Killings: NANS to Shut down MTN, Shoprite in Anambra

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  • S’African Killings: NANS to Shut down MTN, Shoprite in Anambra

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has said it will shut down South African businesses in Nigeria over the continued attack on Nigerians living in South Africa.

A copy of the notification letter dated July 22, 2019, which was signed by the National Director of Sports, NANS, Mr Anthony Ojiaku, and addressed to some South African businesses in Nigeria, revealed that the students would Wednesday morning shut the MTN Office in Awka, Anymore State.

The letter, which was copied to the state Director, Department of State Services (DSS) and the state Police Commissioner read in part: “We wish to introduce to you the National Association of Nigeria Student (NANS), the umbrella body of Nigerian students studying both at home and the Diaspora with a strength of 40.1 million students.

“We are poised to protecting the rights and interest of Nigerian students and her citizens.

“We write to you on the need to conform with the marching order given by the national secretariat of NANS that all South African businesses in Nigeria should vacate Nigeria as a result of the continued xenophobic attack on Nigerians living in South Africa and the killing of Mrs Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, Deputy Director General of Chattered Insurance Institute of Nigeria at Emperor Palace Hotel, Johanesburg in June.”

The group said the organisations must note that their safety are not guaranteed if they failed to comply, while also adding that South African youths who engage in xenophobic killings had no monopoly to violence as the group would not continue to watch while its citizens were killed in the country.

A source within the association said that the group had slated Wednesday to shut down the MTN office in Awka, while on Thursday, it would move to Onitsha where it would equally shut down another South African business concern, Shoprite.

Meanwhile, investigation has revealed that the body of Mrs Ndubuisi-Chukwu who was killed in South Africa in June would be buried Wednesday at her home town, Ihiala in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

Mrs Chukwu’s body, which had earlier been flown from South Africa to Nigeria, had been in an undisclosed morgue in Asaba, Delta State, from where it would be conveyed home for burial Wednesday.

The Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has written both the Nigeria and South African governments on the need to find her killers, saying that he would not relent until her killers were apprehended and prosecuted.

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Buhari Bows to Pressure, Overhauls Murderous Police Unit, SARS

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FG, NPF Dissolve SARS Amid Nationwide Protests

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally bowed to pressure to disband the murderous Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

In a statement released on Sunday, Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, said the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit had been abolished “with immediate effect”. He, however, said SARS officers would be redeployed to other police units, formations and commands that the Nigerian people are saying also needs reform.

 

This was after President Buhari had said he met with the Inspector General of Police on Saturday to discuss reform of the UNIT against a complete overhaul being pushed by millions of harassed, dehumanised and disrespected Nigerian youths.

The statement further aggravated Nigerian youths, who encouraged Nigerians abroad to stage protests across the nation’s embassies in a move to draw international media and organisations to the plight of youths in Africa’s largest economy. Sensing chaos amid expected economic recession in the third quarter, President Buhari and the Nigeria Police Force quickly dissolved the murderous anti-robbery squad to force decorum and calm millions of angry Nigerian youths.

Nigerian youths, both celebrities, influencers and regular people, have used their social media backed with action to compel the Nigerian government, known for blatant disrespect, disregard and the use of counter-protests to suppress and discredit dissenting voice, to finally put to an end a police unit that has killed several youths for owning an iPhone, having a laptop, driving a car or even looking good.

This is a win for the Nigerian youths and sent a strong message to the leaders that youths will no longer tolerate their excesses and henceforth would be demanding accountability, transparency and the right implementation of the rule of law regardless of class, status or position.

To the youths, it validated what the majority have been clamouring for, UNITY that transcends tribes and religions. If Nigerian youths stick together and continue to demand change in one voice with civil disobedience, we will eventually have a Nigeria we all can be proud of.

Congratulations to US!.

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LAMATA Says Lagos Red Rail Project to be Operational by October 2022

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Lagos Red Rail Project to be Operational in 24 Months

Lagos State Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) has said the ongoing Lagos Red Rail Line project will be completed for operation in the next 24 months, October 2022 to be precise.

Mrs Abimbola Akinajo, the Managing Director, LAMATA, disclosed this at a milestone meeting on the implementation of the Lagos Rail Mass Transit Red and Blue Line projects in Lagos on Tuesday.

In the meeting with contracts, Akinajo said the gathering was to reaffirm the established positions on timelines for delivery of the rail lines to passengers, according to a statement titled ‘Lagos red rail line will be operational in 24 months’ and signed by Kolawole Ojelabi, Assistant Director, Corporate Communication, LAMATA.

She said, “The red line is supposed to be a quick win because it will share tracks with the Nigerian Railway Corporation on its Lagos – Ibadan rail corridor. There will be no delays, no budget or cost overrun and there will not be any shift in delivery date.

“Our meeting is to take stock of what we have done so far since this project started and to re-emphasise that there is no room for slippage in the delivery of the red line.”

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#Endsars: Naira Marley Calls Off Protest following Police Invitation

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Naira Marley Says no Protest After Police Invitation

Afeez Fashola popularly known as Naira Marley has called off the nationwide protest scheduled for today, Tuesday 6, October 2020.

In a tweet put out by the musician a few minutes ago, he said “We won’t be protesting anymore because there’s a lot of changes being made right now. As a Marlian we will give them a week to see the changes and if there’s no changes we will start a mass protest.”

This was after the Nigeria Police Force reportedly invited the musician a day before the supposed protest to brief him on the ongoing efforts to address concerns of the Nigerian Youth regarding the operations of a unit of the Nigerian Police Force, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

On Monday, Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, had urged the musician and his followers not to embark on the protest as their grievances are being addressed at the highest level of government.

He said “I urge you and other youth not to embark upon any protest. Your grievances are being addressed at the highest level of government. As the Minister in charge of youth, I know this is an issue that must be tackled. Government is doing just that.

On Tuesday, the musician announced he would be having a live Instagram chat with DCP Frank Mba to discuss the concerns of young Nigerians concern SARS operations.

This was after the Nigerian Police Force had tweeted that “@officialnairam1 The Inspector General of Police wishes to inform Nigerian youths that their voices and complaints on the issues of unprofessional conducts by some SARS operatives have been heared very loudly and clearly.”

However, angry Nigerian youth have started attacking the musician, calling him a Coward like Tu Face. Some claimed he has been paid to call off the protest like every other activist in the country.

Scotty Aluta @saintyommite1 said “At first i respected your actions towards planning a protest but my greatest regret is screenshotting your tweet and post in different platforms to salute your courage, now you just chickened out like everyone else! Real revolutionaries dont bow to pressure! I am disappointed.”

I am Riel @Iam_Riel said “Imagine, you don’t do this on the last day, it’d feel like you got threatened, you protest because you want them to change, not because of the changes you expecting, who would come out with you next week? This is wrong na.”

Manlike @fairlyodd_tweet said “I’m so disappointed in Naira marley, we all lashed at the NLC when they did the same thing now look at our so called youth backing down because they held one meeting that wouldn’t change anything.”

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