Previous Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, on Friday, guaranteed that the suspension of the communicate licenses of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) was an endeavor by the Buhari government to gag the media.
Straight to the point, in an announcement in Abuja, said the utilization of furnished fighters to seal the workplaces of the association situated in Paduma Hills, Asokoro, was the tallness of exemption, oppression, and attack against the Nigerian media which was the leisure activity of past military juntas in the nation. “This speaks to a terrible and shocking abuse of the media and direct concealment of Press Freedom in the nation by the General Muhammadu Buhari routine which must not be permitted to stand,” he announced.
He expressed that having performed “woefully” in office over the most recent four years, the Buhari routine has progressively turned ruthless, exploitative, malevolent and voracious against its natives out of disappointment. “The progressing conciliation, terrorizing and castration of the Nigerian Media to present authoritarian powers on the General Muhammadu Buhari’s routine and empower it to ride roughshod over Nigerians without blame or analysis,” he lamented.
He asked why a legislature that has not had the option to explain five percent of the humongous jobless circumstance in the nation would leave on acts that can straightforwardly slaughter a business concern and render every one of its representatives jobless. “This disastrous activity, I dare say, denotes the start of the #NextLevel arrangement of terrorizing and abuse of the Nigerian media by the General Buhari’s routine.
“Commit no errors, this conclusion is intended to fill in as an exercise to other media houses and compellingly prevent them from uncovering Buhari’s incompetence and cluelessness in administration to individuals from general society,” he expressed. Straight to the point cautioned the media to support up for progressively simple assaults by the present routine, saying that any media association that considers the continuous exertion to slaughter AIT and RayPower FM as a separated occurrence ought to have a reexamine.
“In January this year, equipped troopers attacked and involved the workplaces of Media Trust Limited – Publishers of the Daily Trust Newspapers – in Maiduguri and Abuja, caught their PCs, PCs, captured and confined its top columnists and editors. “We should not likewise overlook the illicit detainment of a Premium Times columnist, Samuel Ogundipe, for three days for distributing a story from a report on the intrusion of the Senate created by the prompt past IGP, Ibrahim Idris, to the President.”
He likewise reviewed how the Department of State Services (DSS) captured and illicitly confined Jones Abiri – distributor of Weekly Source paper, situated in Bayelsa state for more than two years without preliminary. He encouraged Nigerians to oppose what he named a “purposeful and precise ploy to choke and tame the Nigerian Press by Buhari.”
He stated: “Opportunity of the press stays one of the essential lists of any certified law-based administration. The individuals who stomp on press opportunity have constantly stomped on majority rule government and the natural rights and opportunity of the general population.” “Where on the planet would you be able to ask private communicated outfits – without open power supply – to restore their licenses with N500million every year but then anticipate that they should meet their running cost, pay rates and keep above water in an effectively senseless economy?”
He expressed that the activity of the NBC’s manager, Mallam Ishaq Modibbo Kawu, isn’t just focused at slaughtering AIT and RayPower however to run the author and Chairman Emeritus of DAAR Communications Plc, Chief Raymond Dokpesi – a chieftain of the resistance Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – on solid land monetarily.
He approached Kawu to promptly turn around his mandates and abstain from exchanging the AIT and Raypower to stop his preliminary over charges of supposed false redirection of an N2.5 billion seed allow for TV Digital Switch-Over (DSO) program of the Federal Government, dropped. He additionally approached the military to stay proficient by focusing on their established order, which is to guard the regional respectability of the nation.
Buhari approves new appointment
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.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
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.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
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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