Obasanjo warns Buhari to step down or He’ll expose him

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has been at loggerheads with incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari. The ex-president said Buhari has divided the nation with his poor understanding of the dynamics of internal politics. The former president made his feelings about Buhari’s administration known in a 13-page statement released couple of weeks ago.

<p class="has-drop-cap has-luminous-vivid-amber-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">In the statement titled “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, former president Olusegun Obasanjo pointed out major failings of the Buhari administration, particularly in the area of economic prosperity. He said the president has performed below the expectations of Nigerians and asked him to take a backseat and help the nation from the sidelines while someone else takes overIn the statement titled “The Way Out: A Clarion Call for Coalition for Nigeria Movement”, former president Olusegun Obasanjo pointed out major failings of the Buhari administration, particularly in the area of economic prosperity. He said the president has performed below the expectations of Nigerians and asked him to take a backseat and help the nation from the sidelines while someone else takes over

Obasanjo said; “President Buhari needs a dignified and honorable dismount from the horse. He needs to have time to reflect, refurbish physically and recoup. I only appeal to Buhari to consider a deserved rest at this point in time and at this age. I continue to wish him robust health to enjoy his retirement from active public service. President Buhari does not necessarily need to heed to my advice. But whether or not he heeds to it, Nigeria needs to move on and move forward.”

Obasanjo also faulted the president for appearing to exhibit nepotic interest, and further stated that Buhari administration is quack and known for not taking responsibility for issues. He stated that there are three other areas where President Buhari has come out more glaringly than most of us thought we knew about him. One is nepotic deployment bordering on clannishness and inability to bring discipline to bear on errant members of his nepotic court. This has grave consequences on performance of his government to the detriment of the nation.

Obasanjo further revealed that, in Buhari government it appears that national interest was being sacrificed on the altar of nepotic interest. He thereby described Buhari government as incompetent. He stated that corrupt cases are buried, ignored or covered up and yet corruption glares right in front of the media and the public.

He also stated that Buhari has poor understanding of the dynamics of internal politics and that his ignorant on political matter is making the nation more divided and inequality has widened and become more pronounced. He further reveals that this act has an effect on the ground of national security.

He further reveal that Buhari instead of working to make the economy stable, he is blaming the Governor of the Central Bank for devaluation of the naira by 70% and also blaming past governments for it. Obasanjo further reveal that Buhari is someone who is not willing of accepting his own responsibility.

According to his words; “Let nobody deceive us, economy feeds on politics and because our politics is depressing, our economy is even more depressing today. If things were good, President Buhari would not need to come in and contest for an election. He was voted to fix things that were bad and not engage in the blame game.”

Obasanjo further revealed that they are no hope in APC and they are no hope in PDP. He further stated that the country needs a new and vibrant political party comprising of the youths who will take the country to the promise land.

Obasanjo also expressed his lost hope in the ability of the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in providing Nigeria with the initiative it needs to progress.

According to his words; “I have had occasion in the past to say that the two main political parties APC and PDP were wobbling. I must reiterate that nothing has happened to convince me otherwise. If anything, I am reinforced in my conviction. If neither APC nor PDP is a worthy horse to ride to lead Nigeria at this crucial and critical time, what then do we do?

Remember Farooq Kperogi, an Associate Professor at the Kennesaw State University in Georgia, United States of America calls it a cruel Hobson’s choice, it is like a choice between six and half a dozen, between evil and evil. Any selection or deflection would be a distinction without a difference.

“We cannot just sit down lamenting and wringing our hands desperately and hopelessly, we need the youths to come out massively in 2023, choose a leader among themselves, match to the polling station and elect a vibrant youth, someone between 30 to 35 years old to take Nigeria to the promised land.

Obasanjo slams President Buhari and reveals that Nigeria is an embarrassing state. Former Nigerian leader, Olusegun Obasanjo, has unleashed a fresh volley of attacks on the incumbent president of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, over his poor handling of the country’s affairs.

Daily Trust reports that Obasanjo warned that Nigeria is fast drifting towards a failed state under the administration of President Buhari. Obasanjo was said to have made the claim during a speech titled ‘Moving Nigeria Away From Tipping Over’ which he delivered at a dialogue in Abuja, the federal capital territory.

The event was said to have been held behind closed doors in the Federal Capital Territory. The former president expressed sadness at the divided state of the nation and charged that necessary steps have to be taken to prevent the situation from deteriorating further.

“Old fault lines that were disappearing have opened up in greater fissures and with drums of hatred, disintegration and separation and accompanying choruses being heard loud and clear almost everywhere,” Obasanjo said. Obasanjo described Nigeria’s current state as saddening and embarrassing to citizens. The economy, he said, is now a basket case.

According to his words; “I do appreciate that you all feel sad and embarrassed as most of us feel as Nigerians with the situation we find ourselves in. Today, Nigeria is fast drifting to a failed and badly divided state. Economically our country is becoming a basket case and poverty capital of the world, and socially, we are firming up as an unwholesome and insecure country.”

It was noted that Obasanjo words came just days after protests broke out across the nation over police brutality and bad government. The citizens most especially the youth came out in masses to protest against police brutality and bad government.

Obasanjo tackled President Buhari over rising insecurity in the country and told him boldly to step down and hand over power to someone capable of delivering Nigeria from the state of chaos and hopelessness.

Obasanjo faulted the current security structure under Buhari, noting that criminality has become the order of the day. Obasanjo made the assertion during a speech he delivered at the 2020 Sobo Sowemimo Annual Lecture in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

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Hours after NNPC raise Fuel Price, See what Reno Omokri told President Buhari that got Nigerians reactions.

Reno Omokri is an activist and someone who continues to tackle the present Government of the country. He always criticize the current Government for any single thing that he can laid his hands on. Reno Omokri also supported the EndSARS protest in Nigeria and he continues to use the hashtag.

In recent news, the NNPC has increased the petrol depot price which means the marketers will now sell the petrol at N168-170 per litre. Many Nigerians are reacting to this news and Reno Omokri has it own thought about the hike of the price.

The Reno Omokri we know would go really hard whenever he wants to react to this kind of situation, however Reno was soft and offer President Buhari a word of advice to not do it as this would affect the citizens drastically.

See what he said;

See Nigerians reactions;

<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">In Nigeria, virtually all economic sectors rely heavily on Petrol "PMS" , Incessant product's price hikes may lead to a partial or complete failure of our economyIn Nigeria, virtually all economic sectors rely heavily on Petrol “PMS” , Incessant product’s price hikes may lead to a partial or complete failure of our economy

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Nigerian man who walked over 550 kilometres to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015 has launched a public appeal to raise funds to treat his broken limbs.

Daily Trust reported on Friday that Dahiru Buba, from Dukku Local Government Area, Gombe, asked for support from Governor Inuwa

Yahaya and other ruling party chiefs to come to his aid.

“Since the time I conducted the trekking, the limb pain is growing by the day,” Mr. Buba told Daily Trust.

He said the only reward he received for the 2015 walk was a certificate from Mai Mala Buni that acknowledged his status as a good fan of Mr. Buhari and the APC. Mr. Mala Buni is now the governor of Yobe. He gave Mr. Buba the certificate in his previous capacity as APC secretary.

The ruling party supporter also sought public support to clear school fees of his children.

Dozens of Nigerians walked from different parts of the country to Abuja to show support for Mr. Buhari when he became the first politician to defeat an incumbent president in March 2015. Some of the walkers have since publicly expressed regrets for supporting the president, whose economic and social policies have drawn widespread criticism.

Finally, Nnamdi Kanu agrees to drop Biafra agitation

* Gives only one condition

Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has finally agreed to drop the agitation for Biafran sovereignty.

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Kanu who made the promise Thursday night in a live interview with a veteran journalist and publisher of the popular Ovation Magazine, Dele Mamodu, however, gave only one condition on which to base the action.Kanu who made the promise Thursday night in a live interview with a veteran journalist and publisher of the popular Ovation Magazine, Dele Mamodu, however, gave only one condition on which to base the action.

The IPOB Leader simply said that if only President Muhamnadu Buhari whom he claimed and insisted was cloned could fluently address 20 select Nigeria youths in Fulfude native language of the President, he would then, apologize for spreading lies against the President, give up Biafra agitation and surrender himself for prosecution.

He added that he would no longer talk about Biafra if the President could engage some Nigeria youths  in live interactive session fielding questions from them and giving satisfactory answers instead of addressing a nation of over 200 million people in 12 minutes pre-recorded address once in a while.

Kanu claimed he was convinced that Nigerians were being deceived about the truth over the whereabouts of their President, a claim the federal government has however, severally dismissed as concocted and untenable.

Despite efforts by the interviewer to convince Kanu that Nigerian’s President was not fake saying he cracked jokes with him during an encounter in 2018, Kanu insisted on the contrary.

“I’m no longer asking for DNA test, I will stake Biafra and my life if the man in Aso Rock is Buhari. Let him simply address Nigerian youths in Fulfude, Buhari’s native language and take questions from them, then I will apologize and give up Biafra if he passes this test”.

Asked where Biafran boundary would begin and end if eventually granted, Kanu said anywhere their Indigenous women tie two pieces of wrappers is Biafra land.

He further identified the states to include all five South Eastern States and their six South South counterparts plus Kogi and Benue States.

He however, added that non-Igbo speaking parts of Benue and Kogi will not be corced to join Biafra, insisting that the people will be given the opportunity through referendum to decide whether or not they want to be part of Biafra.

Kanu further explained that the people of the various ethnicities that would form Biafran would decide their fate through referendum, although he failed to mention when and how the plebiscite would be conducted.

The interview was listened to by thousands of audience via various platforms including the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tension Mounts As Buhari, Army Gets 15-day Ultimatum To Expose Lekki Massacre Soldiers, 4 More Death Recorded
Lekki: Right groups give FG, Army 15-day ultimatum to fish out ‘killer’ soldiers

A coalition of four civil society groups- Campaign for Democracy (CD), Human Rights, Liberty Access and Peace Defenders’ Foundation (HURIDE), Civil Liberties Organization (CLO) and Igbo Elders Forum (IEF) – yesterday, gave 15-day ultimatum to the Federal Government and the Army to fish out soldiers that shot peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, to avert another protest.

The groups berated Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for what they termed “double standard” of allegedly inviting soldiers, denying knowledge of who invited them and setting up panel to probe killings.

This is as the Amnesty International (AI) insisted that soldiers carried out the Lekki shootings.

On Tuesday, October 20, suspected soldiers opened fire at the Lekki tollgate where young protesters had been converging in Lagos.

While the army initially denied having a hand in the incident, it said on Tuesday that it got involved because the Lagos government invited it to restore order.

Speaking on behalf of the groups, Publicity Secretary of CD and Chairman CD, South East Zone, Dede Uzor A.Uzor, said if the ultimatum expired without meeting the demands it would be an invitation to “another mother of all protests that will shake the foundation of Nigeria.”

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">The groups berated <strong>Lagos government</strong> and the Army for pretending not to know the people behind the shooting when in actual sense they were united in sending troops to Lekki toll gate, a fact the soldiers themselves cannot deny.The groups berated Lagos government and the Army for pretending not to know the people behind the shooting when in actual sense they were united in sending troops to Lekki toll gate, a fact the soldiers themselves cannot deny.

In a new development, the Governor of Lagos State, Sanwo — Olu made a Statement on Twitter according to Vanguard Newspapers.

He said “We have to be very careful in making a careless statement. It is a very sensitive issue. That’s all I can say for now.”

This statement comes after the Governor informed the public that the military came on their own accord and that he has no power to summon the military which the military denied saying they were invited by him as the situation got a bit tough.

Below are Screenshot from Twitter and how Nigerians are reacting to the Governor’s statement –

How do you relate with the Governor’s statement and what does it mean to you?

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As Buhari villifies those who ruled Nigeria before him, especially in the last sixteen years, his deputy seemed to have pitched his tent away from him by declaring that the country’s past is not as bad as has been painted. Recall that BUHARI in his 60th Independent day address blamed the nation’s near collapse on his predecessors who are all from the PDP NAD said he was the only one doing things differently.

His deputy however said that the past was not as gloomy as it has been painted and that Nigerians endured that past and they will surely have a glorious future.

As Nigerians, including public commentators reflect on the country’s journey to nationhood over the past 60 years, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN called on the youth not succumb to the challenges confronting the nation, noting that young Nigerians hold the key to a more united, peaceful and prosperous nation.

Prof. Osinbajo also expressed disagreement on comments reflective of a bleak view of Nigeria’s history noting that “despite the onerous challenges we face, we have endured as a people and there is still so much that I believe should give us reason to face the future with hope.”

The Vice President made the remarks Thursday at the virtual edition of the NASFAT Global Youth Seminar themed: “A Unified, Peaceful and Prosperous Nigeria”.

According to him, “I urge you to guard your hearts and protect your capacity for idealism and creative optimism. These are the tools with which you will build the Nigeria of our dreams. We have a future worth fighting for.

“Your generation has what it takes to move us away from the destructive and unproductive rent-seeking attitudes that engender conflict and on to the terrain of enhanced productivity.

“Your generation has the tools to usher in a new age of abundance and wealth creation that will lift our society beyond the hunger-induced and poverty-inducing squabbles over a national cake that has ceased to exist. As Nigeria seeks to find her proper place in the world in the 21st century, you are our nation’s most important resource. It is because of you that a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria is very possible.”

Speaking about overcoming the challenges confronting the nation, Prof. Osinbajo said the youth’s capacity for innovation would come handy in an era of scarcity and unequal distribution of resources.

He said “Much of the discontent and tensions that we have are distributional conflicts ignited by the struggle for access to tangible and intangible resources. As resources become scarcer, identity-based claims to a share of the national patrimony become more aggressive and lead increasingly to conflict. Under these circumstances, we are liable to see each other as competitors and rivals instead of compatriots and eventually we begin to demonize each other as “enemies.

“With a population of about 200 million, and with our country on track to be the third most populous nation on earth in a few decades, the challenge for us is creating opportunity for the huge number of people that increasingly need education, food, healthcare, and employment. This is where your capacity to innovate comes in.”

Recalling efforts made in the past to promote unity among Nigerians and progress across different sectors of the economy, Prof. Osinbajo said Nigerians must not relent in striving for a progressive and united country

Inspired by constitutional imperatives, we created institutions such as Federal Government Colleges otherwise known as Unity Schools and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to foster cohesion and solidarity amongst our diverse people. And we instituted the Federal Character Principle to govern the Democratization of opportunity participation, and representation in our public Institution

“We are therefore alive and here at a time in history when our society must complete the unfinished tasks of resolving issues of structural poverty, entrenched inequality, disparities in access to social and economic opportunities, fractured access to justice, and the diminishing faith in governing institutions – all of which create profound radical discontent with the social order,” the Vice President added.

Osinbajo then noted that “those of us who desire a united peaceful and prosperous Nigeria must confront the everyday injustices that mock our aspirations and erode our confidence in a shared future.”

His words: “It is important that we do not raise our voices only when we perceive the rights of our own group to have been violated. We must make common cause with other groups when they are injured because our rights are rooted in universal principles that cannot be selectively applied.

“We must also reject the idea that some Nigerians have to lose in order for other Nigerians to win, and that some Nigerians have to be deprived in order for some Nigerians to prosper. We can all win and we can all live in prosperity. Nigeria will work for each of us only when it works for all of us.”

Continuing, the Vice President said “we must resist the temptation to demonize whole groups by judging them by their most extreme fringes. We must resist the urge to portray communities in caricatures.

As citizens, there are moral choices upon us. Are we using our influence to promote measured voices of reason or are we amplifying the voices of divisive hate-mongers? The choice before us is clear.”

The event featured presentations by Islamic scholars including Sheik Nurudeen Lemu, Mufti Ismail, Imam Abdul Azeez Morufu Onike, among others.

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HOW ENDSARS PROTEST WAS HIJACKED; MISDIRECTED

It is unfortunate that the initial genuine and well-intended protest of youths in parts of the country against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was hijacked and misdirected, President Muhammadu Buhari told former Heads of State and Presidents of Nigeria, Friday in Abuja.

In a virtual meeting with the former leaders, President Buhari reiterated that the Government will not fold its arms and allow miscreants and criminals continue to perpetrate acts of hooliganism in the country.

At the meeting were all living past leaders, including: Gen. Yakubu Gowon, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Gen. Abulsalami Abubakar, and former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The President recounted the initial concessions made by his administration on the demands of youths protesting against the excesses of some members of the SARS.

He recalled that the youths had demanded that the squad be disbanded, and further articulated the additional demands, including:

”The immediate release of all arrested protesters.

”Justice for deceased victims of police brutality and appropriate compensation for their families.

”Setting up an independent body to oversee the investigation and prosecution of all reports of Police misconduct within 10 days.

”Psychological evaluation and re-training of all disbanded SARS officers before they can be re-deployed; and increase in Police salary.”

The President declared: ”We accepted all the demands and proceeded immediately to scrap SARS and started the process of addressing the other demands.

”Unfortunately, the protesters refused to call off the protest and engage the Government to address their grievances. Instead, they became emboldened and gradually turned violent.”

President Buhari expressed concern that in the mayhem that ensued, many lives have been lost, a number of public and private properties completely destroyed or vandalized.

Reiterating his pledge to Nigerians from the nationwide broadcast Thursday, the President reaffirmed:

”We will continue to improve good governance through our democratic process including through sustained engagement.

”We shall also continue to ensure that liberty and freedom, as well as the fundamental rights of all citizens are protected. Here, I want to also reaffirm our commitment to preserving the unity of this country.”

The President thanked the former Heads of State for attending the meeting and their invaluable comments, observations and advice, adding that ”Nigerians expect nothing less from responsible statesmen.”

Each of the former leaders commended President Buhari for steps taken so far to restore calm and order to the country and also applauded the presidential broadcast of Thursday as detailed and soothing to the country.

”I commend the speech of last night. The nation had been waiting. You made points that I believe need to be commended. Peaceful demonstration is part of democratic practice. The demands of the genuine protesters were accepted, and you are working on implementation. We commend you,” former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said.

The former heads of state were unanimous in their view that generation of employment and growing the economy including through direct foreign investments were critical to checking youth restiveness.

They also expressed their condolences to the bereaved families of civilians, policemen and soldiers killed as a result of the violent protest, and reaffirmed the commitment to respect the fundamental rights of citizens, including for peaceful protest as enshrined in the Constitution.

The former Heads of State also condemned the divisive and inciting pronouncements of separatists, and were of the opinion that such acts should be stopped.

Equally, the former Leaders commended the actions taken by Governors to address the demands of the ENDSARS protesters and their efforts to check the excesses of those who perpetrated violent acts and conduct.

Finally, they called on youths to pursue peaceful means, in seeking redress through engagement with Government and encouraged further conversation with the youths and other stakeholders in the country.

Buratai

A coalition of 100 civil society organisations has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately sack the Chief of Army Staff following the killing of unarmed protesters Tuesday evening at Lekki Tollgate. Besides, the group asked the president to immediately order suspension of the Nigerian Army’s newly launched Operation Crocodile Smile just as it urged soldiers to use non-kinetic approach to engage protesters.

Reacting to ongoing developments in the country triggered by the Lekki killings, the group in a statement in Abuja, also tasked the president to sack the entire service chiefs as well as constitute independent commission of enquiry to unravel the killings and bring alleged perpetrators to book. The statement was signed by Prof Ibrahim Alkali for Coalitions Against Injustice in Africa; Dr Hassan Baba Khalid,for Centre on Equity and Human Rights Africa; Prof P. O. Okeke for Action Against Bad Governance;  Mr Kolawole Adesina for Citizens  Watch Forum and Rev. Dr Paul Kaigama for Centre for Peace and Good Governance, on behalf of others.

While regretting that the peaceful protests meant to draw attention of authorities to take action on certain fault lines in governance was hijacked by some unscrupulous elements to feather their selfish interests, the coalition also said “the launch of Operation Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army and subsequent use of kinetic approach in engaging the protesters by men of the Nigerian Army was the  most reprehensible.” “It is unfortunate that this action which is not acceptable in any form in a civil society regrettably resulted in killing of armless protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos.

This ugly development no doubt,has  inflamed passion among the people and thus escalated tension in all parts of the country at the moment,” it said. According to the coalition, “The resultant effect of this is the ongoing destruction of private and public infrastructures across the country today.” “Having viewed the development closely,we wish to categorically condemned the action of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai.

“We call on President Muhammad Buhari,to as the Commander-In- Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,immediately order immediate suspension of Operation Crocodile Smile. We ask that he follows this up with the sack of the Chief of Army Staff in particular and all the current service chiefs in general to pave way for a new and efficient security architecture.

“Like we observe, for Nigerians to trust the president and believe him that the soldiers acted on their own, he must not only immediately sack the Chief of Army Staff and all the officers concerned but also immediately hand them over for prosecution. “We believe that taking this first step will calm frayed nerves and restore the peoples’ confidence once more in his ability to provide them the desired security,” it said. The full statement read:”We have noted with concerns the protests by Nigerians calling for the disbandment of SARS and total reform of the Nigeria Police Force in the last one week.

It is regrettable that the peaceful protests meant to draw attention of authorities to the much needed reform in many areas of governance, was hijacked by some unscrupulous elements to feather their selfish interests.

These fifth columnists sponsored hoodlums to unleash mayhem on unarmed protesters. “Our coalition, consisting of 100 civil society organizations after an extensive and painstaking deliberation on events trailing the protests, wish to express our disappointment on the orgy of violence that have trailed the protests so far in the country. “More so, we wish to say that the launch of Operation Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army at a time like this was not the best.

More so, the use of kinetic approach in engaging the protesters by men of the Nigerian Army was the  most reprehensible.” “It is unfortunate that this action which is not acceptable in any form in a civil society regrettably resulted in killing of armless protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos. ”This ugly development no doubt,has  inflamed passion among the people and thus escalated tension in all parts of the country at the moment. “The resultant effect of this is the ongoing destruction of private and public infrastructures across the country today.

“Having viewed the development closely,we wish to categorically condemned the action of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai. “We call on President Muhammad Buhari, to as the Commander-In- Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,immediately order the immediate suspension of Operation Crocodile Smile. ”We urge him to follow this up with the sack of the Chief of Army Staff in particular and all the current service chiefs in general to pave way for a new and efficient security architecture.

“Like we observe, for Nigerians to trust the president and believe him that the soldiers acted on their own, he must not only immediately sack the Chief of Army Staff and all the officers concerned but also immediately hand them over for prosecution. “We believe that taking this first step will calm frayed nerves and restore the peoples’ confidence once more in his ability to provide them the desired security.

“We urge the president to immediately constitute an independent judicial commission of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians, the youths, civil society organizations, to investigate the killing of innocent Nigerian protesters demanding for reforms at Lekki Tollgate allegedly by soldiers from 65 battalion Nigeria Army with a view to bringing the perpetrators to book. “We also ask that the president immediately constitute a fact-finding committee to ascertain the exact number of protesters that lost their lives and compensate families appropriately. “On the other hand, we want the Nigerian youths to be focused on the struggle for a better Nigeria devoid of political leanings.

They should refrain from destroying  what we already have as a nation. Peaceful and non-violent protests have proven to be the most effective all over the world. It is the strength of democratic tenets. “We call on the Federal Government to ensure genuine police reform as well as ensuring that the lives of the citizens and those living in Nigeria are safeguarded. The current situation should not be allowed to degenerate into anarchy. “We  also urge the security agencies to live up to their expectations in securing the country at this critical time of our nation’s 

Recently in Nigeria, protests have been going on which letter leads to numerous treats to the life and properties of Nigerians.

Use the resources provided by the authorities to restore law and order – Buhari told the law enforcement agencies

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the security agencies to use all available means to restore law and order in the troubled areas.

The president made the remarks at a Security Council meeting held at his palace on Thursday, his social media aide Bashir Ahmad reported on Twitter.

“Our hearts are full of sorrow and grief over the events of the last 48 hours. We hope we will never see such a tragedy again,” Bashir’s message said.

The message also said that the president had instructed all security agencies to use all available means to restore law and order in the affected areas.

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The former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has condemned the shooting of protesters demanding police reform and advised President Muhammadu Buhari to “restrain the military and other security agencies from using brute force as a way of ending the crisis.”

Obasanjo made the remarks in a statement he issued on Wednesday, a day after soldiers shot at unarmed protesters in Lekki, Lagos.

His words “The shooting and murder of unarmed protesters, no matter the level of provocation, has never been effective in suppressing public anger and frustration. Insttead, such actions only reinforce the anger and frustration of the populace and close the window of dialogue and peaceful resolution”

Mr Obasanjo’s advice to President Buhari joins others by many Nigerians and international leaders including former American Vice President Joe Biden and ex-U.S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton.

The Lekki incident has been condemned by many Nigerians including Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who has pledged an investigation into the shooting. The exact casualty from the incident is yet to be confirmed although Mr Sanwo-Olu said no one died while over 12 people were injured including two in intensive care.

Apart from the Lagos shootings, protesters have also been shot in states like Ondo, Oyo and Delta.

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