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Osun Monarch meets Oyetola, advocates death penalty for kidnappers

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The Oluwo of Iwo land, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has called for the death penalty for kidnappers in the state to help end the abduction.

Akanbi made the call during a courtesy visit from the traditional rulers of the Iwo lands to Governor Gboyega Oyetola in Osogbo on Thursday.

The traditional rulers visited the governor to congratulate him on his victory as the winner of the governor’s election in September 2018, as confirmed by the Supreme Court, reports NAN.

The monarch said that the issue of kidnapping in the state had become worrying and demanded a severe penalty for anyone who had committed such an evil act when he was arrested.

“We, the traditional rulers, want to beg the governor on behalf of other royal fathers to strictly impose severe punishment for the kidnappers when they are detained.”

“If possible, it should be the death penalty instead of life imprisonment, as the case may be,” Akanbi said.

According to him, when the death penalty is applied, such an evil act will probably be reduced or stopped by the perpetrators who do not want to face such a situation.

“I am convinced that when a death penalty is applied, that will cause the perpetrators to have a rethink and, in that way, the evil act could be reduced or stopped,” said the traditional ruler.

Akanbi also said that traditional rulers were ready to support the current administration of Gov. Oyetola.

He suggested that the government should create a synergy between the presidents of local governments and traditional rulers, especially in the area of ​​tax collection, among other things.

“I want the success of this administration with the support of real parents and citizens.

“We want to create a synergy between the presidents of local governments and traditional rulers in the area of ​​internally generated revenue through taxes, mining, among others,” he said.

The traditional ruler praised the security agencies for their efforts to make the state a safe place. Akanbi urged the public and key stakeholders to support the current administration to allow him to deliver the democracy dividend.

In his reaction, the governor thanked the royal parents for their visit and said that the judiciary is thoroughly examining the issue of kidnapping to know the penalty that should be recommended for such an evil act.

Oyetola promised that once the judiciary had completed its task and taken it to the public corridor to be debated by the interested parties and accepted, it would not hesitate to approve such a law, be it the death penalty or life imprisonment.

He urged traditional rulers to collaborate with hunters in their respective communities to support the current government in the fight against crime.

“These hunters know the nooks and crannies of the jungle, especially where most of these kidnappers are hiding.

“I think if they can work with the government, it would help a lot to end the kidnapping and the rituals in the state,” Oyetola said.

He noted that the government would analyze the synergies recommended by the monarch in the IGR area for the success of his administration.

However, Oyetola promised the traditional rulers that the Congress of All Progressives (APC) and its administration would guarantee that the state would remain safe so that people would remain without panic.

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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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