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Keke Napep operators stage protest over Police clampdown in Yobe [PHOTOS]

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Hundreds of tricycle (Keke Napep) operators in Damaturu l, the Yobe State capital took streets on Wednesday to register their displeasure over alleged clampdown on members by men of the Nigeria Police.

The protest, which commenced in the early hours of Wednesday nearly went violent as tyres and police traffic control shades close to the ‘A’ Division Police Station at the heart of the metropolis were set ablaze by the angry youths.

Police personnel manning the station were compelled to use teargas in order to disperse the protestants, a situation which was said to have truncated movement by passersby and paralysed commercial activities around the area.

Yobe State Chairman of the Amalgamated Commercial Tricycle and Motorcycle Owners, Repairs and Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN) Umar Barau has confirmed the incident to DAILY POST, but said the protesters did not consult the leadership of the association before embarking on the action.

On what triggered the protest, the chairman said the action by the protesting members might not be unconnected with the issue of unregistered tricycles.

“Yobe State Commissioner of Police has informed us time without numbers on the need for our members to register their number plates and we have passed down the massage to all members across the state through the local government chairmen and unit chairmen.

“The protest was conducted without the consent of the association and therefore it was a unilateral decision taken by some of the members. “ACOMORAN, Yobe state disassociates itself from the protest”, Barau disclosed.

The State Chairman advised members of the association to always be law-abiding and avoid taking laws into their hand and other habits capable of breaching peace in the state.

GISTOK gathered that, apart from burning down some of the police traffic control shades, no life was lost and no injury sustained by the protesting tricyclists.

The protest has thrown residents of the metropolis into state of confusion as many whom at the seen of the protest had to scamper for safety assuming that it was an attack.

While reacting on the sad development, a resident of Damaturu Kagu Abubakar said, “today’s incident between Keke Napep riders and security agents is part of a broader underlying community problem that includes the way evening

curfew is handled, proliferation and lack of regulation in the local transport system, impunity on both sides of the divide and a security system that seemed to operate independent of the main political system.

“To avoid the recurrence of this and similar situations, now is the time for the state to take charge and lead the discussion on communal dialogue, legality, civil rights, limits of acceptable behavior and proportionality in conduct.”

Another resident Abdullahi Ibrahim opined that, “the security operatives are not careful in discharging their duties, because they always mixed power with impunity, while on the other hand Keke Napep riders have no respect for the traffic rules and regulations. Therefore, government most stand firm against indiscipline.”

When contacted, Police Public Relations Officer Yobe state Command, ASP Abdulhafeez Abdulmalik, confirmed the incident, while pledging to make available a press release to newsmen in no distant time.

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IPOB: Buhari Govt Plotting To Give Anambra To Candidate Willing To Establish Ruga For Herdsmen

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The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of plotting to make use of safety operatives to impose a candidate prepared to determine Ruga in Anambra State.

Naija Information reviews that the outlawed group had declared a sit-at-home within the Southeast of its detained chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, just isn’t launched from the custody of the Division of State Service, DSS.

Many has interpreted the sit-at-home order as a name to boycott the Anambra state governorship election scheduled to carry on the sixth of November, 2021.

However IPOB in a press release on Thursday by its spokesperson, Emma Highly effective, has distanced the group from the upcoming election.

In line with the proscribed group, its sit-at-home order has nothing to do with the Anambra State governorship election.

The professional-Biafra group mentioned it’s centered on the unconditional launch of its chief and never the polls.

An announcement he signed and issued reads: “The worldwide motion and household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our nice and indefatigable chief Mazi Nnamdi KANU want to make clear that opposite to speculations and blackmail, IPOB has by no means made any official assertion or referred to as for the boycott of Anambra State gubernatorial election approaching November 6 2021.

It would subsequently be incorrect for individuals to take a position or peddle falsehood towards us when there is no such thing as a foundation for such.

“For the sake of readability, what we mentioned was that your entire Biafra land could be locked down from November 5 to November 10, 2021 if by November four the federal authorities fails to launch our chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

“Our place has nothing to do with the Anambra election. All we’d like is our chief’s launch who dedicated no crime to be held perpetually in custody. We now have gathered by intelligence the plot by Nigeria Authorities to maintain our chief in detention perpetually by frivolous court docket adjournments.

“Politicians should depart IPOB out of their predicaments. They need to cease dragging IPOB into their election. We knew their evil plans after they had been killing their fellow politicians and blaming it on IPOB. They need to depart us alone.

Utilizing social media to hyperlink IPOB to Anambra election exhibits most of them should not knowledgeable about plots by Nigeria Authorities and her safety operatives to hijack this election and provides it to whom they really feel to good the institution of Ruga in Anambra State. However that received’t work for them as a result of IPOB is forward of their sport plan.”

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Buhari approves new appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel

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The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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