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Lekki shooting victims storm judicial panel, demand justice

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Some persons who claimed to have sustained injuries during the shooting incident at Lekki tollgate in Lagos on October 20, 2020, stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration on Friday.

Led by Adesina Ogunlana, a lawyer, the victims demanded justice just as the lawyer narrated their experiences on the day #EndSARS protesters were forcefully dispersed.

Ogunlana said he was forced to bring the victims to the court because of the suit the police filed against the panel.

 

“It beholds in us to present the fact we know to the world. There’s been a deliberate effort by the agent of the government, specifically Lagos state government to run #EndSARS protesters down, either by inducement or by quack scene and not allow them come out to the panel,” he said.

“There are frantic efforts, I can say authoritatively, even over the weekend to prevent this action (protest) by their agents and their lawyers

“They got to know that we’re coming here (court of arbitration) to present and do this demonstration to show the world that actually people were shot at, that actually people were severely injured and that people actually died.

“There are contacts made to prevent this particular action and we refused it and we are saying you cannot compromise this level of atrocity. People were shot and attacked by security agencies including the Nigeria military and the police.

“This is the truth and if not that this matter was adjourned till December 11, 2020, we might not have done this… in the magnanimity of the panel, they considered that it is good to adjourn and it created a lull.

“There was fear on our part and reasonable fear too. There’s a deliberate intention to scrap this panel and armstrong it but way of illegal process.

“We were proved right when a suit came up two days ago and that the police themselves are asking that these panels to stop.

“We are in this struggle not only for the people that died, or the people suffering now but for the future of our children. Government must not continue with the culture of reckless impunity.”

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Northern elders express concern over dethronement of Kano Emirs

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Northern elders express concern over dethronement of Kano Emirs

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has expressed concern over the dethronement of Kano Emirs.

The Forum on the other hand blamed the previous administration for creating new emirates, saying such action threatens the unity and cohesion of the traditional structure and undermines the centuries-old customs, values, and traditions that are the bedrock of Nigerian society.

In a press release by its director of publicity and advocacy, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, the forum warned that the crisis in the Kano emirate has significantly raised public tensions and concerns.

It, however, urged the Kano state government and the involved politicians to handle the situation with utmost care and professionalism to prevent further escalation.

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“It is important for all parties involved to approach this matter with the utmost care and professionalism, keeping in mind the potential consequences of their actions. Rash decisions and inflammatory statements can only serve to worsen the situation and jeopardize the peace and stability of the state,” NEF stated.

The Forum also called on the public to remain calm and law-abiding, stressing that violence and unrest would only further divide the community and hinder peaceful resolution efforts.

The Elders emphasized the need for unity and mutual understanding during this crisis, noting that, the traditional institution in Nigeria has long faced challenges that have rendered it weak and ineffective.

According to NEF, “Creation of multiple emirates in Kano is a deliberate attempt to weaken the authority of traditional rulers, making them more susceptible to political control and manipulation. The arbitrary dethronement and replacement of high-ranking traditional rulers in Kano, according to the NEF, undermine their authority and legitimacy.

“This move threatens the unity and cohesion of the traditional structure and undermines the centuries-old customs, values, and traditions that are the bedrock of Nigerian society,” the Forum stressed.

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BREAKING: Yusuf signs bill reversing Ganduje’s Kano emirates creation

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BREAKING: Yusuf signs bill reversing Ganduje’s Kano emirates creation

Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Thursday, signed the new emirate council law.

The governor, alongside his deputy, the Speaker of the State Assembly and other principal officers in the government signed the law Thursday evening at the Government House.

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[ICYMI] HOW TO APPLY FOR STUDENT LOAN

CREATING AN ACCOUNT

Step 1: visit www.nelf.gov.ng

Step 2: Click on the “Apply Now”

Step 3: Click on “Get Started”

Step 4: Answer the questions on this page to continue by clicking on “Yes, I am a Nigerian”

Step 5: Verify your educational information. You would be required to select your school from a dropdown and provide your matric number to check if your school has uploaded your details.

Step 6: Click the “Verify with JAMB” and enter your JAMB details in the screen.
(Students whose NIN has not been registered with JAMB will have an input field where they can enter their NIN for validation.)

Step 7: Create an account by entering your Email address, Password and Confirm Password in the fields provided and click “Create Account”.

Step 8: Click the email verification link sent to your email.
This concludes the process of creating an account.

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HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR PROFILE

After successful registration, log in by clicking the “LOGIN” button.

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