Saturday, January 23

Tag: Justifies

#EndSARS: Tinubu Justifies Use Of Force On Protesters
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#EndSARS: Tinubu Justifies Use Of Force On Protesters

Former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has called on Nigerian youth to stop the ongoing #ENDSARS protests across the country, justifying the use of force against the demonstrators. Tinubu, who had earlier denied sponsoring the protest, said the youth must end the action now and “also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking”. He also said that the ongoing protest was tilting towards a change of regime, adding that the government will have to make use of force to end the ongoing protest. He said, “The protesters have made considerable gains within a very short period. But they should also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking. "For instance, it is unfortunate th...
Edwin Clark advise Governor Obaseki to join PDP as Ganduje justifies disqualification
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Edwin Clark advise Governor Obaseki to join PDP as Ganduje justifies disqualification

Ijaw leader Chief Edwin Clark on Monday urged Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to realise his second term ambition. He called on the PDP to adopt Obaseki as its candidate. Clark believes that the opposition party has a great chance to reclaim the state from the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Obaseki as its standard bearer. The APC disqualified Obaseki from contesting its primary election due to discrepancies in his certificates. Clark, in a statement on Obaseki’s disqualification, said: “While, I am not a member of the APC, or of PDP, or any other political party, for that matter, it is regrettable that the APC in Edo State, is being destroyed as it was in some other states in 2019 when, due to the same manipulation and ras...
“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape
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“There’s an Epidemic of Male Entitlement” – Chimamanda Adichie Speaks on Rape

Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie, has reacted to the increase of rape and murder of females in Nigeria, stating that there is an epidemic of male entitlement. Adichie made this known during a United Nations virtual forum on sexual and gender-based violence on Wednesday. Citing recent cases in Nigeria, the feminist decried the pervasiveness of rape and other forms of sexual assault on women and girls in society. She said; “I think that there is an epidemic of male entitlement towards female bodies. It’s a global epidemic, and it’s something we need to address. “What I have noticed in reactions to these horrific cases is that there is a language around rape and sexual assault on women that we really need to think and talk about. “We live in a culture that diminishes ...
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Presidency Justifies Sowore’s Rearrest, Says He’s Person Of Interest To DSS

The Presidency has justified the re arrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, by the operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), by stating that the latter was planning a revolution to overthrow a democratically elected government of Nigeria. Global outrage has continued to trail Friday morning rearrest of Sowore in the premises of the Federal High Court of Abuja, by DSS officers, few hours after he was released on bail by Justice Ifeoma Ojukwu The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media & Publicity, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday that the DSS was only exercising its power by rearresting Sowore. The presidential spokesman accused Sowore of calling for a revolution to overthrow the democratically elected government of Nigeria, adding...
Hadiza El-Rufai Justifies Husband’s Choice Of Muslim Deputy
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Hadiza El-Rufai Justifies Husband’s Choice Of Muslim Deputy

Governor Nasir El-Rufai's wife, Hadiza el-Rufai who spoke with journalists after the result of her husband’s polling unit was announced on Saturday evening, justified her husband’s choice of a Muslim deputy. El-Rufai's wife who justified her husband’s choice of a Muslim deputy, told newsmen that her husband was still popular among Christians despite his action. “I really don’t know why you people keep harping on the issue of religion. I believe religion is a personal thing. Everybody has the right to practise the religion he or she believes in.“I think when somebody wants to choose the people that would work for him, he should just look for the best persons regardless of what religion they belong to. I do not think it is a good thing to pick somebody as your running mate just becaus...