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Ondo land tussle: Araromi Obu community cries out over attacks by Ikale indigenes

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The indigenous people of the Araromi Obu community in the Odigbo local government area of ​​Ondo state have claimed for what they described as persistent attacks on their people by the local government area of ​​Ikales of Okitipupa.

With two deaths recorded, community leaders, who addressed journalists on Wednesday in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, said the city’s socio-economic activities have been affected by constant attacks.

Remember that on Tuesday, GISTOK reported that a fight broke out when supposedly Ikale residents prevented farmers from the community of Araromi Obu from going to the farm in the early hours of Tuesday.

It was learned that the Ikales acted on the basis of a judicial ruling of the High Court of the State of Ondo in Akure, the capital of Ondo that declared the community of Ikale as the true owners of the land claimed by the people of Araromi Obu.

According to one of the leaders of the community, Senator Omololu Meroyi, who revealed that his Araromi Obu, which is his ancestral land has existed for the past 500 years, emphasized that his current monarch, Oba Aderemi Adelola, is the 18th Oba of the community without any dispute from their Ikale neighbors.

Meroyi, a former senator, added that after the decision of the Superior Court, an appeal was filed and the execution was suspended.

“Our experience with the past few days has been to overwhelm Araromi Obu because some people want to get us away from our homeland.

“Farmers can not go to the stream, even workers can not go to their place of work. “We were born in Araromi Obu, we have never had any owner, what we have had are people who ask us to give them land for the farm.

“A court case gave part of our land to the people of Ikale, but an appeal has been filed to that effect.

“The history of Araromi Obu covers more than 500 years. We have around 4000 hectares of rubber plantations, which is one of the largest in sub-Saharan Africa and oil palm plantations.

Meroyi added that his resolution not to retaliate should not be viewed as cowardice but because of its law-abiding nature. “We have been living in peace until the unjustified attacks of the Ikales.

“We are not ready to give our land to anyone; we want the public to know that we are the rightful owners of the land.

“It has never been in the history book that we are tenants in our land. Our current Oba is the 18th Oba and nobody from Ikale has ever become Ajobu from Araromi Obu.

In addition, one of the children of the community, who was president of the Local Government of Odigbo, Prince Olu Falolu, maintained that the harassment and continued brutalization of the Ikales will be resisted.

However, he appealed to the state government and security agents to come as community helpers before the situation degenerated.

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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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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths

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After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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