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Niger: Junta Cuts Off Electricity, Water Supply To French Embassy

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Niger military leadership has cut off electricity and water supplies to the French Embassy in the capital Niamey with no food deliveries allowed.

 

 

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The President of the National Support Committee for the CNSP Elh Issa Hassoumi Boureima asked all partners of the French bases in Niger to suspend all fuel supplies of water and electricity and food products.

 

Niger: Junta Cuts Off Electricity, Water Supply To French Embassy

 

“We ask Nigelec and SPEN (SEEN)) to cut off water and electricity in the French Embassy, in the French consulates of Zinder and Niamey,” he was quoted to have said.

 

 

 

In addition, any partners who continue to help the French in the process of supplying the goods and services will be considered enemies of the sovereign people.

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Inter-Tribal Group Commends Speaker Abbas For Disposition to Nation Building

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The Inter-Tribal Youth Associations of Nigeria has applauded the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, for his tireless efforts in fostering unity and promoting national cohesion through legislation and disposition.

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The group, representing various ethnic and cultural organisations across the country, made this known in a report on its one-year assessment of the 10th National Assembly.

In a statement signed by its leader, Dr. Jack Sunday Itodo, the youths said its conclusion was drawn from the opinion of over 50 lawmakers who unanimously described the Speaker as a detribalized Nigerian.

Itodo said Rt. Hon. Abbas’s unwavering commitment to nationalism and nation-building has been a beacon of hope and inspiration to every Nigerian.

Under his leadership, Itodo added that the House has become a symbol of unity and progress, where the voices of all citizens are heard and valued.

He further said that his penchant for unity is evident in the way he has conducted the affairs of the House, always seeking to build consensus and creating a sense of belonging among members, leading to a more harmonious and productive legislative environment.

“The Inter-Tribal Youth Associations of Nigeria applaud the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Tajudeen Abbas, for his unwavering commitment to nationalism and nation-building,” the statement said.

“His tireless efforts to promote unity, inclusivity, and progress in our dear nation are truly commendable. We appreciate his dedication to the Nigerian people and his role in fostering a sense of belonging and patriotism among citizens.

” We must acknowledge tireless efforts to bridge the gaps between our diverse communities, promote inclusivity, and foster a sense of belonging among all Nigerians are truly commendable.

“His dedication to the Nigerian people is evident in his selfless service, his passion for the common good, and his ability to bring people together towards a common purpose.

“We particularly appreciate Speaker Abbas’s efforts to promote national unity, his stance against divisive tendencies, and his commitment to the development and growth of our dear nation. His leadership has been a shining example of what it means to put the interests of the nation above personal or parochial interests.

“One of Speaker Abbas’s most significant achievements has been his ability to foster unity and inclusivity among lawmakers from diverse backgrounds. His leadership style, which emphasizes collaboration and consensus-building, has created a sense of belonging among members, leading to a more harmonious and productive legislative environment.

“Abbas’s achievements are a testament to his dedication, vision, and leadership acumen. As Nigeria continues to navigate the complexities of nation-building, the Speaker’s penchant for unity, inclusivity, and progress serves as a beacon of hope for a brighter future.

“His legacy will undoubtedly inspire future generations of leaders, cementing his place as one of Nigeria’s most effective and transformative Speakers. We, therefore, urge all Nigerians to join us in commending and supporting Speaker Abbas in his continued efforts to build a united, prosperous, and great Nigeria for all.”

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Kogi indigenes, concerned Nigerians stage pro-Yahaya Bello protest in London, urge Pres Tinubu to ensure adherence to rule of law

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Kogi indigenes, concerned Nigerians stage pro-Yahaya Bello protest in London, urge Pres Tinubu to ensure adherence to rule of law

. Lambast opposition for alleged desperation

Kogi indigenes and concerned Nigerians gathered under the banner of the “Alliance For Emancipation and True Change” to stage a peaceful protest in the United Kingdom, calling on President Bola Tinubu to intervene and ensure the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) remains impartial and free from political interference.

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They raised concerns that the Commission, with the handling of the corruption allegations against the former Governor of Kogi State, had given the impression of political persecution to Nigerians and the international community.

During the protest, held in London on May 20, 2024, the demonstrators stressed the importance of a fair and just prosecution process, in line with the rule of law, and condemned the alleged use of the EFCC by politicians to intimidate and harass perceived opponents.

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They cautioned against the politicization of the EFCC’s activities and called for a review of its operating procedures to ensure transparency and accountability.

Speaking during the procession, Dr Shaibu Ojogbane, Publicity Secretary of the Alliance For Emancipation and True Change, and Chukwunonso Ezeani, Director of Research & Public Affairs, reiterated the alliance’s support for the government’s anti-corruption efforts but called for greater oversight to prevent selective justice and abuse of human rights.

The group said, “The protest against the former Governor today, apparently sponsored by the Opposition in the state, indicates desperation on their part. We are aware that at least one of the opposition candidates is currently in London.

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”Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello has restated his readiness to answer questions regarding his period of leadership in Kogi state; all he asks for is that the rule of law be adhered to, as it is glaring that in this particular case, the commission is serving the interest of some powerful Nigerians beyond the eye meets.

”With this in mind, we state without any fear of contradiction that the commission must be called to order without delay.

”We trust that Mr President will act swiftly so this situation doesn’t degenerate into a massive calling out of the government on matters related to selective justice, abuse of human rights and other issues associated therein.”

They urged the president to intervene promptly to prevent further damage to the government’s reputation and ensure the EFCC operates with integrity and impartiality.

According to them, the Opposition has also continued to ride on the activities of the EFCC to malign Governor Bello by sponsoring ethnic onslaught against him even outside the country.

The protesters said they deemed it important to stage a peaceful protest on the side of justice so that Nigerians were not misled by a few people.

 

Kogi indigenes, concerned Nigerians stage pro-Yahaya Bello protest in London, urge Pres Tinubu to ensure adherence to rule of law

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Rivers Councillors Accuse LGA Chairmen of Plots to Sabotage Gov Fubara

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The Rivers State Councillors’ Forum has raised concerns about alleged plans by some local government area (LGA) chairmen to disrupt the peace in the state through protests.

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The Forum claims that these protests are motivated by the recent payment of salaries by Governor Siminalayi Fubara.

In a communique issued after a meeting in Port Harcourt, the Councillors alleged that the LGA chairmen are planning to mobilize “miscreants” to cause chaos.

The Forum stated that the chairmen, whose terms are ending soon, are resorting to making “unwarranted and unguided statements” to sabotage the governor’s administration.

They, however, praised Governor Fubara’s commitment to service delivery and his proactive and peace-driven policies.

“Our attention has been drawn to a purported plot by the Local Government Chairmen to mobilize some miscreants in the guise of Councillors forum to cause mayhem in the state,” the communique said,

“The Chairmen whose tenure is winding down in few days time, have resorted to making unwarranted and unguided statements to sabotage the government of His Excellency, Ama-Opusenibo Sir. Siminialayi Fubara, GSSRS, KSC.

“It is on record that His Excellency has paid all civil servants as well as the political class, hence any kind of political sabotage in the guise of protest amounts to nothing but a nuisance by the Chairmen and the Councilors

“His Excellency, Ama-Opusenibo Sir. Siminialayi Fubara GSSRS, KSC, the Governor of Rivers State is passionate, dedicated and committed to service delivery to the people of Rivers State, it can only take those that do not mean well for the State to oppose the proactive and people-driven policies of His Administration.

“His Excellency has paid salaries promptly, and his projects and programs are very visible and people-oriented.

“In fact, there’s no better time to speak, than now, on how wicked, greedy and self-centred these Chairmen have been in their ill-mannered treatment meted out on the Councillors and LGAs at large.

“These Chairmen receive timely huge amounts of allocations and IGRs, yet they have done little to show for it, say for one or two LGAs that actually used the funds judiciously to the benefit of the people of their LGAs.

“It is interesting to know that, Councillors under the dispensation of these LGA Chairmen have been nothing short of slaves. No wardrobe allowances, no training, no car loans, no constituency projects in our various Wards, no severance package, not even a conducive legislative complex for us to do our work, yet, they have the mind to sabotage the efforts of His Excellency.

“This is the reason they are illegally clamoring through the back door to elongate their tenure in office, which we (Councillors) are not part of it, and disassociate ourselves from such. Their actions are nothing short of greed and selfishness.”

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