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#EndSARS: Apostle Johnson Suleman blasts Buhari: ‘Your speech was useless, insensitive’

Apostle

Apostle Johnson Suleman of Omega Fire Ministries, has rubbished President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address over End SARS protest.

Suleman described Buhari’s speech as insensitive and useless.

He questioned the president’s failure to address the Lekki Toll Gate shooting in Lagos State.

In a tweet, the clergyman insisted that the broadcast was a waste of time.

According to Apostle Suleman: “Never had a more ‘wasted 12mins’ all my life, insensitive and useless speech.

Who gave the orders for people to be killed?

“What’s the repercussions of such blatant impunity?

Nobody was fired for lives wasted?.

“No compensation for victims family?

I wish I can “unwatch” it.”

#EndSARS: President Buhari’s Nationwide Speech To Nigerians

President

Muhammadu Buhari, the President of Nigeria, on Thursday, 22nd October 2020 addressed Nigerians on the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests which had rocked the nation over the past few days.

The #EndSARS protests started as a peaceful protest demanding an end to the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigerian Police Force.

After the SARS unit was disbanded, the protests continued both online and on the streets demanding better governance in Nigeria.
However, some hoodlums have in recent days, hijacked the protests and have taken advantage to unleash mayhem in some cities, destroying both private and public properties, as well as looting shops and destroying infrastructures.

Following the developments, the President on Thursday addressed Nigerians in a nationwide broadcast where he lamented that the situation had degenerated into a security challenge.
He highlighted that his administration remains committed to protecting the citizens of the country and their properties and won’t allow criminals to cause trouble.

The president also appealed to protesters to leave the streets and engage the government on how to meaningfully respond to their demands.
Below is the full text of the President’s speech.

“Fellow Nigerians,
It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

 I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well-intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS.
The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental right of citizens as enshrined in Section 40 of our Constitution and other enactments;but this right to protest also imposes on the demonstrators the responsibility to respect the rights of other citizens, and the necessity to operate within The law.

As a democratic government, we listened to, and carefully evaluated the five-point demands of the protesters. And, having accepted them, we immediately scrapped SARS, and put measures in place to address the other demands of our youth.
On approving the termination of SARS I already made it clear that it was in line with our commitment to the implementation of extensive Police reforms.

Sadly, the promptness with which we have acted seemed to have been misconstrued as a sign of weakness and twisted by some for their selfish unpatriotic interests.

The result of this is clear to all observers: human lives have been lost; acts of sexual violence have been reported; two major correctional facilities were attacked and convicts freed; public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalised;the sanctity of the Palace of a peace-maker, the Oba of Lagos has been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary.

Certainly, there is no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of the youth of our country.
The spreading of deliberate falsehood and misinformation through the social media in particular, that this government is oblivious to the pains and plight of its citizens, is a ploy to mislead the unwary within and outside Nigeria into unfair judgement and disruptive behaviour.

On the contrary, both our deeds and words have shown how committed this administration has been to the well being and welfare of citizens, even with the steadily dwindling revenues, and the added responsibilities and restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Government has put in place measures and initiatives principally targeted at youths, women and the most vulnerable groups in our society.
These included our broad plan to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in the next 10 years;
the creation of N75 billion National Youth Investment Fund to provide opportunities for the youths, and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Survival Fund, through which government is:

a. paying 3-months salaries of the staff of 100,000 micro, small- and medium- enterprises
b. paying for the registration of 250,000 businesses at the Corporate Affairs Commission
c. giving a grant of N30,000 to 100,000 artisans
d. guaranteeing market for the products of traders
These are in addition to many other initiatives such as:

a. Farmermoni,
b. Tradermoni,
c. Marketmoni,
d. N-Power,
e. N-Tech and
f. N-Agro.
No Nigerian Government in the past has methodically and seriously approached poverty-alleviation like we have done.

With regard to the welfare of police personnel, the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission has been directed to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force.
The emoluments of other paramilitary services are also being reviewed upwards.

In order to underscore the importance of education in preparing youths for the future, this administration has come up with a new salary structure and other incentives for our teachers.
Let me at this point reaffirm the Federal Government’s commitment to preserving the unity of this country.

We will continue to improve good governance and our democratic process, including through sustained engagement.
We shall continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens, are protected.

But remember that government also has the obligation to protect lives and properties, as well as the right of citizens to go about their daily businesses freely and protected from acts of violence.
To our neighbours in particular, and members of the international community, many of whom have expressed concern about the ongoing development in Nigeria, we thank you and urge you all to seek to know all the facts available before taking a position or rushing to judgement and making hasty pronouncements.

In the circumstances, I would like to appeal to protesters to note and take advantage of the various well-thought-out initiatives of this administration designed to make their lives better and more meaningful, and resist the temptation of being used by some subversive elements to cause chaos with the aim of truncating our nascent democracy.
For you to do otherwise will amount to undermining national security and the law and order situation. Under no circumstances will this be tolerated.

I, therefore, call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions.
Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding.
And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty.

I would like to thank those state Governors, traditional and religious leaders who have appealed for calm and restraint. I also thank youth leaders who have restrained their followers from taking the law into their hands.

This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.”

“Thank you all. God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

Brother: Late Oke Who Tweeted ‘Nigeria Won’t End Me’ Was Stabbed By Thugs

Oke

Oke Obi-Enadhuze, the late product designer’s younger brother, Daniel, has debunked rumour that Mr Obi-Enadhuze died after being hit by a stray bullet from a policeman.

Obi-Enadhuze had just tweeted “Nigeria won’t end me” moments before he died.

His brother Daniel Obi-Enadhuze Daniel in a lengthy Twitter thread on Thursday morning narrated the incident.
He said his elder brother died from an injury to the neck inflicted by one of the thugs that attacked their barracks at Mafoloku, Oshodi area of Lagos on Wednesday.

He wrote: “My mum’s two cars were destroyed and set on fire, and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door. They then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away everything we own.
“My brother, on trying to get them to take everything but spare us, was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck.

“The attacker then proceeded to attack me, but missed my neck but got my chin instead.
“After this, my mom and I carried my brother’s body to the entrance of the station, soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks.

“We were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because ‘he was already dead’.
“Unfazed, we moved him to another hospital, where he met the same treatment. This was where he bled his last drops of blood and died. His body has now been moved to a morgue.”

He added: “Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee (Oke) was NOT killed by a police bullet, but died a hero protecting my mother and me.”

Late Oke, who had helped build a blood donation app for Life Bank Services, was a fresh graduate of Computer Science from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

#EndSARS: Buhari Set To Reveal Solutions Later Today – NSA

Buhari

The National Security Adviser, Maj. General Babagana Monguno, on Thursday, disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to reveal solutions to the protest against police brutality and bad governance in few hours.

Monguno, however, did not disclose what the solution would be, but noted that the solution would be acceptable to all parties.
He stated this during an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by the President.

He said, “The President himself, I have just left his office, is also going to deal with these issues in a specific manner apart from what has just taken place in council.”
“I believe in the next couple of hours, Mr President will come up with certain solutions that will be agreeable to the entire federation.”

Monguno, however, did not disclose if Buhari would release a statement or through National broadcast.

#EndSARS: VP Yemi Osinbajo Speaks Out On #LekkiMassacre

Yemi

Vice President of Nigerian, Yemi Osinbajo has spoken out over the shooting and massacre of EndSARS protesters on Lekki Highway in Lagos.
“My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos & other states,” said Osinbajo.

The message was posted by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on his Twitter account to reassure Nigerians after security forces opened fire on protesters in Lekki, killing 12 people, according to an Amnesty report.
This is the first time someone from the presidency has spoken out about the killings, more than 24 hours after the military opened fire on peaceful protesters.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies,” he said.
Since the incident, people inside and outside the country have been outraged and called on the government to end the killing of the young protesters.

This situation that Nigeria has found itself in has attracted international attention and criticism from various quarters and prominent individuals.
ECOWAS has warned Nigerian security forces against using excessive force against protesters. The Nigerian military has denied allegations that it opened fire on youths.

Tensions remain high and riots continue despite a 24-hour curfew imposed by the government in Lagos to quell the dust that is trying to destabilize the state.

#LekkiMassacre: NAOSRE Condemns Shooting of Unarmed Protesters, Calls For Dialogue

Lekki

The National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, has lent its voice to the global outcry over the unwarranted killings of innocent #End SARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Tuesday.

In a statement issued in Lagos by the Acting President, Favour Benson, the association decried the tensions that have escalated across Nigeria  in recent days as violence  flared across several cities in the country.

According to Benson, “After a careful analyses of the current security situation in Nigeria, NAOSRE’s empirical deduction is that aggrieved young Nigerians are protesting and agitating for a fundamental change of a clearly decadent political structure that serves only the warped political actors while the country sinks deeper into irretrievable decadence and development inertia.
“However,  official comments and body language of government officials are not only  a mockery of democratic ethics and ethos but  an assault on democracy.

“Notably, NAOSRE abhors the infiltration of the patriotic protests by hoodlums who perpetrated heinous crimes under the cover of #End SARS. But the killing of innocent #End SARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Tuesday stands condemned. It is more offensive to open fire on Nigerians waving the Nigerian flag.

“We therefore call on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Commander-in-Chief of Nigerian Armed Forces  to, immediately, take charge and address the situation before it becomes full blown war. We also call on protesting Nigerians to embrace dialogue in the course of the common struggle to arrive at recognizable interests that all Nigerians can identify with,” Benson said.

Favour Benson {Mrs}
Acting President,
NAOSRE.

EndSARS: List of places looted, set on fire by protesters, issues strong warning – Lagos police

Lagos

EndSARS: Lagos State Police have counted losses following the riots that happened in the State on Wednesday.

The police vowed never to allow hoodlums throw the State into anarchy.
This was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and made available to newsmen in Lagos.

“We will not allow the present situation degenerate into anarchy that can cause general insecurity in the state,” the police said in a statement signed by its Spokesman, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.

Hoodlums will not be allowed to have free days to kill, destroy and loot people’s property with impunity,” he added.
The PRO alleged that the hoodlums had killed two policemen at Orile Police Station and wounded many at various stations, setting ablaze 10 police formations all in the name of protests.
“They also looted the affected stations and carted away some valuables,” he said.

He listed the affected stations to include:
Idimu, Igando, Layeni, Denton, Ilenbe Hausa, Ajah, Amukoko, Ilasa, Cele Outpost under Ijesha.

Others are Ajegunle, Ebute-Ero, Mushin (Olosan), Ojo and Ajegunle, where two patrol vans were set ablaze.

He said that those he described as criminally minded and violent protesters had also attacked three new generation banks and carted away unspecified amount of money, and set some banks on fire.
Furthermore, he said the hoodlums have also burnt the Secretariat of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Council and some other private medical and commercial centres were attacked.

He listed the Oba of Lagos palace, Shoprite Ajah; Nigerian Ports Authority; the Governor’s mother’s house at Akerele; VIO/Federal Road Safety Corps offices at Ojodu, Lagos State; Magistrate Courts, Igbosere; TVC station; the Nation Newspapers office and many others as places looted and set ablaze by the hoodlums.

End SARS: US-based Nigerian boxer, Kamaru Usman asks, “Where is Buhari?”

US

Kamaru Usman, a US-based Nigerian boxer, has queried the whereabouts of President Muhammadu Buhari as the End SARS protests continue to spread across Nigeria.
Usman reacting to the ongoing chaos in a video post via his Instagram account on Tuesday asked Buhari why he has not come out to address the nation over the ongoing End SARS protests.

He also insisted that the present government has failed Nigerians and pledged his support for the ongoing protest.

According to him, “It is tough right now for me to understand what is going on in my own country and just how things have gotten to the point. This is something that has been a long time in the works, it has been a long time coming, dating back to my father’s generation. This is something that has been a long time coming but as things start to unfold, it is so heartbreaking to watch, all the destruction and chaos that is going on right now.

Where is our president? Where is Mr President? Where are you Mr President? Buhari, how is it that these last days are lasting for more than two-three days before you take notice? How is this going on for so long to the point that you cannot just come out, open your arms and talk to your children, talk to your country? Talk to us. We are all your children, Mr Buhari. How is it that you cannot just come out; lay it out for us?”

“You have been elected as our president to lead us, and you guys have failed. You guys have been failing for a long time, and that is why it has gotten to this point. Now it is time to wake up, stand up and change. What I’m seeing every day, all the killings that are taking place; all the destruction that are taking place, we have been set back a long time, but this has set us back even further.

“You can be the one to step in and bring this to a halt. But for some reason, silence is going on long enough. Buhari, you need to step up. The government needs to step up, and they need to change the country. We are one of the most powerful, if not the most powerful nation in the world. For us to be in this situation is heartbreaking.”

“My heart goes out to all my family there every one of the Nigerian that is still there. My heart goes out to every one of you. My heart is with you. We will get past this. I am praying with you. My heart is with you guys; peace and love. I am watching closely. Anything I can do from my side, I will absolutely raise awareness for this because we have to change. We have to be better. We have to change the narrative right now. Peace.”

#EndSARS: Adamu Garba Reacts To Clinton’s Warning To Buhari

Adamu

Former Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, reacted to Hillary Clinton’s call for an end to Lekki massacre.

Recall that Clinton had asked President Buhari and the Nigerian military to stop killing young Nigerian #EndSARS protesters.

Reacting, Adamu said Hillary and other left wing actors are fighting God and nature, by turning people into aliens, gays and lesbians.

He further described them as “blood sucking abortionist” who must leave the shores of Nigeria and Africa.

He tweeted;
I told you that we knew the script these guys are playing at: the entire breakdown of law & order in Nigeria Same Hilary spearhead the destruction of Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and even Egypt at some point wants to import venom in Nigeria Nigerians are wiser, no way for you here.

As most traveled & least accomplished Secretary of State of U.S, Hilary’s underwhelming Middle East policy saw the destruction of families, women, children, properties, government & people. This they planned to extend to Nigeria. She is not qualified to tell Nigeria what to do.

Let all these evil left wing actors, whose sole agenda is to fight against God and against nature, whose mission is to turn us into aliens, gays, lesbians, blood sucking abortionist, leave the shores of Nigeria and Africa.

We say NO to foreign medlars and alien cultures. Thanks.

Adamu Garba had been black listed by many Nigerians after the politician sued Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey for allegedly interfering in Nigerian local politics, demanding $1 billion compensation.

In a suit he filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the politician urged the court to compel the Nigerian Communications Commission to shut down Twitter and prevent it from operating within the Nigerian cyberspace.

Dorsey angered Garba last week when the Twitter CEO solicited funds for the ongoing EndSARS protests on the platform.
The EndSARS protest is largely coordinated on Twitter, where funds have also been generated.

Garba said in last week’s tirade that Dorsey interfered in the nation’s local politics to promote unrest in Nigeria by endorsing the protest and posting links to donations.

He filed the fundamental rights enforcement suit after he earlier threatened to do so if the EndSARS protests led to the loss of Nigerian lives.

There have been reports of deaths in Lagos, Abuja, Oyo, Osun and a few other states in Nigeria since the protests began.

Father Mbaka Reacts To #EndSARS Protests (Video)

“The condition of the Nigerian youth is unbearable and intolerable” -Father Mbaka…..

The Enugu based Priest also absolved the Buhari-led administration of any blame by saying that the current state of the nation started before him. He also wondered why youths will graduate from universities without jobs, while federal lawmakers are going home with “bags of money”
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Also taking a swipe at those attacking for saying that God told him that Buhari will be President, he stated that he can’t disobey God when he speaks to him. He added that he doesn’t speak out of presumption but from clear visions from God.

Mbaka also averred that those “speaking up against him are advertising him”.

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