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CDHR Remembers Beko Ransome-Kuti, Calls For Unity Against Democratic Tyranny

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CDHR Remembers Beko Ransome-Kuti, Calls For Unity Against Democratic Tyranny

 

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR, Thursday, remembered Dr Beko Ransome-Kuti who died on February 10, 2006 at the age of 65.

Dr Beko, a Nigerian medical doctor, was a foremost human rights activist who was a thorn in the flesh of military and civilian ruling class for many years.

In a well attended event themed “16 Years After Beko And The Struggle For An Oppressed Free Nigeria,” various speakers, who spoke on insecurity, Police brutality, labour protest, unstable democracy and 2023 as sub themes, extolled the intrinsic worth of the late activist who was CDHR first national president and lived his entire life fighting for a better Nigeria.

In his welcome address, the chairman, Lagos State branch of CDHR, Comrade Kehinde Adeoye, described the annual memorial theme as “ Very timely and appropriate.”

He noted that 16 years after Beko’s death, nothing has changed in the country adding that what currently defines the landscape are “ Insecurity, Police brutality against innocent citizens, labour protests, students’ unrest, ASUU strike and unstable democracy.”

Comrade Adeoye called on CDHR Comrades including the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE and other journalists to unite and continue the fight against democratic tyranny “Until Nigeria becomes totally free from all forms of human rights violation.”

On his part, the national secretary, Comrade Yinka Folarin reminded the distinguished audience of the prevailing problems in the country and requested for redoubled efforts to chase away anti democratic elements

“Who is safe in Nigeria? There are huge problems. The problems are no longer about North East. Lagos-Ibadan road is no longer safe and Buhari does not have any solution,” he lamented.

As a remedy, Folarin called on all activists to immediately embark on radical voters’ sensitization in their respective enclaves to avoid wrong choice in the 2023 general elections.

The chairman of the occasion and CDHR past President , Comrade Malachy Ugwummadu admonished fellow comrades to be disciplined and methodical in the face of molestations and other forms of challenges.

He challenged comrades to learn how to gather information and evidence at any unsavoury scene so that whenever issues arise, there would be enough evidence to fight against injustice.

He noted that Beko’s spirit was inspiring, resolute and sacrificial and urged members to be disciplined as worthy ambassadors of the association.

“We must be disciplined in character and avoid dubiousness so that we can attract people to our struggle,” he advised.

CDHR Remembers Beko Ransome-Kuti, Calls For Unity Against Democratic Tyranny

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Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

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– as Sanwo-Olu’s wife visits Lagos Assembly

 

 

The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, on Friday led a team of young boys to the House of Assembly as part of a mentorship programme she initiated for the boy-child.

The First Lady, who arrived with the wife of the Deputy Governor, Mrs. Oluremi Hamzat, was received by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, and members at a special plenary session held to encourage the children.

Advising the young boys, Dr. Obasa, a lawyer, recalled how, as a young student, he got challenged to love Literature after he attended a theatre performance where someone quoted from one of William Shakespeare’s works without looking at a book or paper.

He advised the children and explained the roles of the legislature in the lives of Lagos State and its residents as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I want you to resolve to be true leaders of tomorrow. And to do this, you must say no to crime. A criminal can never be a leader.

“So try to be good children and students. You have learnt from my colleagues and I today. We all started as youth. All it takes is to be good boys and law-abiding citizens,” he advised.

The Speaker noted that the House takes the welfare of every resident important.

“In the next 25 years, let us hear the impact of this visit from you,” he urged adding that the child’s right law passed by the House protects children of the state just.

He advised the children to ensure that they are able to speak their mother-tongue effectively.

Addressing the House, Dr. Sanwo-Olu said the young boys, under the aegis of the Lagos State Boy Child Initiative, were selected from public and private schools as well as orphanages and correctional facilities.

She noted that focus has mostly been on the girl child adding that the initiative is aimed, among others, to mentor young boys, raise awareness about the rights of the boy child and make them useful to society.

Commending the First Lady, lawmakers who spoke at plenary urged the boys to keep the memory of the visit and apply the advice that they received.

 

Obasa, Others Declare Support For Protection Of Vulnerable Boys

Eromosele Ebhomele
Chief Press Secretary to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly.

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

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Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That A socio-cultural organisation, Yoruba Commitment Forum, YCF has called on the Federal Government to permanently put a check on the activities of Fulani herdsmen in Yorubalnd.

 

 

 

 

Food Insecurity: Yoruba Nation Agitators Raise Concern Over Farmland Destruction By Fulani Herdsmen

 

 

 

 

 

The group made this known in a statement yesterday, stressing that food shortage in the country would continue unabated if farmers in Yorubaland whose source of livelihood is farming is being destroyed by criminal Fulani herdsmen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full text of the Press Release is highlighted below:

 

 

 

NIGERIA’S HEADACHES, FOOD INSECURITY IN YORUBALAND

 

There is a looming danger, a Sword of Damocles, hanging on the neck of Nigerians. That imminent danger is serious food crisis, as an euphemism. It is none other than famine, shone of its half speak. Though it is an impending national crisis but its impact on Yorubaland is going to be calamitous.

 

We have observed that for about seven (7) years now, Fulani herdsmen have been engaging in a relentless destruction of farmlands and settlements in Yorubaland. These criminal Fulani elements resorted to kidnapping, raping, maiming and killing of farmers and Yoruba sons and daughters. Neither the Governments, any level, nor Fulani herdsmen’s apologists would claim ignorance of the atrocious activities of these ruthless people. Video recordings of their wicked actions suffuse the internet. The end result is that farmers began to be scared off their farms gradually until now when farms have been completely abandoned.

 

When this started years ago, foresighted individuals raised concerns; they warned about the potential danger of food insecurity beginning with rising food prices and the need to ensure a stable food supply. It appears that Southwest was deliberately targeted and the invasion of our farmlands was the execution of a conscious plan to starve our people to death. We, the Yoruba Nation agitators, cried out for help against the brazen onslaught but none came from the Federal Government led by a Fulani man.

 

Unfortunately, the hens have now come home to roost as the consequences of our action, or rather inaction, are now here for real with food shortages and very high prices making it increasingly difficult for our people to access the basic necessity of food.

Before the current bad situation spirals out of control, we hasten to inform the Government that there is no alternative to large scale farming which Fulani herdsmen have destroyed by waging a war against farmers. Subsistence farming through the backyards, as good as it is, cannot serve the purpose of assuring any people of food security. Farmlands in the South West must be made very safe. We state emphatically that the situation whereby a basket of tomatoes is sold for #4000 in the North while the same is sold in Yorubaland for #150,000 is callous, ruthless and unacceptable to us

We also call for assistance to use cheaper rail transport among others to assist our market men and women. Other regions do this,why not here in YORUBALAND?

 

Secondly, Governments must incentivise farmers whose investments have been destroyed during the war of attrition waged against them by Fulani terrorists. Without Government’s financial assistance, there is no way most farmers will be able to go back to farming, even if security of their lives and new investments are assured.

 

Signed.

 

Otunba Hon Tayo Onayemi

 

Barr Akeem Aponmade

 

Barr Femi Mokikan

 

Otunba Niyi Sodiya

 

Dr Kayode Olunuga

 

Mrs Buky Tunde Oshunrinde

 

Mrs Sola Maja

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MFM Global annual WATER OF FIRE is brewing for Wonders

Power must change hands WATER OF FIRE, the global annual program of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, is slated to hold on the 6TH OF JULY 2024 at the prayer city kilometer 12 Lagos Ibadan Express Way Ogun State Nigeria.

This event has transformed lives and brought forth undiluted miracles through the wonder working power of God, this is a program that is widely attended by the highs and lows of nations worldwide as Dr.DK Olukoya the General Overseer of The Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries never fails to release dynamic prayers that touches the very deep of problems beyond human comprehension the WATER OF FIRE program is usually held in the month of July every year to God be the glory don’t miss it You are advised to be there with three bottles of water.

And come early so you can get a seat.

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