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POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS

POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS

 *TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT LAGOS STATE*


14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 


*POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS*


We in the Take It Back Movement Lagos condemns in strict terms the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, who was fatally shot dead in cold blood on September 11, 2021 by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos State. 


We equally condemn the dead on arrival efforts of the Lagos police in an attempt to cover up the truth by releasing a misleading police report that was unrelated to the brutal event which led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade on September 11, 2021.


Mosurat Ojuade, who was awaiting university admission having scored 236 marks in JAMB was killed by a trigger-happy policeman identified as one Samuel Phillips during their usual illegal and unlawful raid in Surulere neighborhood. 









Eye witness confirmed that Monsurat Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate at very close range.


Monsurat Ojuade was first taken to a public hospital for treatment but she was rejected due to the ongoing strike. As she continue bleeding, her family took her to another hospital but unfortunately she died at the third hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.


We use this opportunity to remind the public of how the Lagos police brutally murdered Jumoke at the Yoruba Nation rally on the 3rd July, 2021. The policeman who shot Jumoke is yet to be identified, dismissed or prosecuted, instead the Lagos police charged one of the Yoruba Nation agitators who is an Ogboni chief with the death of Jumoke just to cover up the unfortunate incident. There has been no #JusticeForJumoke after 73 days of her brutal murder.


While we acknowledge the arrest and identification of the trigger-happy policeman as claimed by the Lagos CP, we call for his quick dismissal from service and also his quick prosecution according to the law.


We also call for permanent end to police brutality, human rights violations, extra-judicial killings, frequent victimisation and harassment of Lagosian by the police, as well as the unlawful policing by some members of the Nigerian Police Force.


We put the public and Lagosians on alert over the rising cases of police brutality and killings that never stopped even after #EndSARS. 


We send our humble tribute and condolences to the family of Monsurat Ojuade and we pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 


May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in peace.


We want #JusticeForEji

We want #JusticeForJumoke

We want #JusticeForMonsurat


Signed:


Ridwan Ajayi

TIB Lagos Publicity Secretary

 *TAKE IT BACK MOVEMENT LAGOS STATE*


14TH SEPTEMBER, 2021


FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE 


*POLICE EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS IN LAGOS: TIB MOVEMENT LAGOS CONDEMNS THE MURDER OF MONSURAT OJUADE, DEMANDS JUSTICE AND END TO KILLINGS*


We in the Take It Back Movement Lagos condemns in strict terms the extra-judicial killing of an 18-year-old admission seeker, Monsurat Ojuade, who was fatally shot dead in cold blood on September 11, 2021 by a trigger-happy policeman in Lagos State. 


We equally condemn the dead on arrival efforts of the Lagos police in an attempt to cover up the truth by releasing a misleading police report that was unrelated to the brutal event which led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade on September 11, 2021.


Mosurat Ojuade, who was awaiting university admission having scored 236 marks in JAMB was killed by a trigger-happy policeman identified as one Samuel Phillips during their usual illegal and unlawful raid in Surulere neighborhood. 









Eye witness confirmed that Monsurat Ojuade and her sister ran into their compound for safety, as the raider was ransacking the neighborhood. But as their mother tried to hurriedly closed the gate, the police officer shot into their gate at very close range.


Monsurat Ojuade was first taken to a public hospital for treatment but she was rejected due to the ongoing strike. As she continue bleeding, her family took her to another hospital but unfortunately she died at the third hospital after bleeding profusely from the bullet wound.


We use this opportunity to remind the public of how the Lagos police brutally murdered Jumoke at the Yoruba Nation rally on the 3rd July, 2021. The policeman who shot Jumoke is yet to be identified, dismissed or prosecuted, instead the Lagos police charged one of the Yoruba Nation agitators who is an Ogboni chief with the death of Jumoke just to cover up the unfortunate incident. There has been no #JusticeForJumoke after 73 days of her brutal murder.


While we acknowledge the arrest and identification of the trigger-happy policeman as claimed by the Lagos CP, we call for his quick dismissal from service and also his quick prosecution according to the law.


We also call for permanent end to police brutality, human rights violations, extra-judicial killings, frequent victimisation and harassment of Lagosian by the police, as well as the unlawful policing by some members of the Nigerian Police Force.


We put the public and Lagosians on alert over the rising cases of police brutality and killings that never stopped even after #EndSARS. 


We send our humble tribute and condolences to the family of Monsurat Ojuade and we pray that God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. 


May her soul and the souls of faithful departed rest in peace.


We want #JusticeForEji

We want #JusticeForJumoke

We want #JusticeForMonsurat


Signed:


Ridwan Ajayi

TIB Lagos Publicity Secretary

Lekki Now Hotbed of Cyber Crime: EFCC say 402 suspects arrested in three months

Lekki Now Hotbed of Cyber Crime: EFCC say 402 suspects arrested in three months






Blatant failure on the parts of government at all levels - Comrade Dele Abiola


Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021, indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates.

Between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests. While the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 convictions have so far been recorded.

Of the 159 suspects arrested by the Cyber Crime Section, 70 are from Lekki, comprising communities such as Ajah, Badore, Victoria Garden City, Sangotedo and Oniru.

Ajah accounted for 24 suspects, while Oniru and Sangotedo had 14 and 13 suspects respectively. Badore had 8 suspects. Neighbouring Ikoyi and Eko Atlantic had 2 and one suspect each. Ikorodu and Alagbado on the Lagos Mainland make up the remainder.

The suspects are mostly millennials, with 82 of them aged between 25-34 years, which speaks to the fact that most of the individuals arrested are either still in school, recent graduates or university drop outs.

Analysis of the data from the Cyber Crime Section further shows that the dominant form of internet crime is Dating Scam/Online Dating Scam/Romance Scam. Sixty Four percent (64%) of individuals arrested are involved in romance scam, followed closely by “Middle Man Scam” and “Picking” which account for 8% and 7% respectively of those arrested.

The 64% involved in the dating scam benefitted to the tune of N8, 310,000; $349,290 USD; £ 900; €10 and Cryptocurrency 0.17513.

Other typologies of fraud identified include forgery, possession of fraudulent documents, spamming, credit card fraud, impersonation, rental scam, loan fraud, Business Email Compromise, Hacking, stealing, cheque scam, phishing, and money laundering.

The data also reveals gift cards, at 39%, as the prevalent method employed by the suspects to access their illicit funds. It is followed by bank transfers at 27% and Cryptocurrency at 21%.

A total of $12, 512.49USD was recovered from the e-wallet accounts of four suspects within the period.


Reacting to the EFCC revelations above, Comrade Dele Abiola said if the data and statistics shown are accurate, it just revealed a blatant failure on the part of the governments at all levels both past and present to invest in country's youth.


"In my opinion and views, there are more Fraudsters in every parts of the country more than ever as nothing is working under this APC anti-democratic and ant-masses regime."


"If you asked them to go to farm, the herdsmen are there sending farmers away from farms, if they succeed in killing or kidnapping them. The insecurity in the country is beyond any estimation and calculations. We just know that this is not the country of our dreams."


"While no sensible person will be in support of frauds and scams or the ills perpetuated by Fraudsters but something must be drastically done to curtail this prevalent issues via massive investments on the youths population."

"More also the EFCC needs to start going after politicians, they have looted the country's common wealth that has brought us to where we are as a country."

"The anti-graft body itself also needs to be accountable to the public, trillions of naira and foreign currencies as well as properties were said to have been recovered during Magu, where are they? They have never been seen to be reflected on the life of an average Nigerians. This only confirmed the Buhari led tyrant Regime as worst and most corrupt in recent time." He concluded.






Blatant failure on the parts of government at all levels - Comrade Dele Abiola


Lekki, the fast-developing upper middle class area of Lagos Metropolis, is emerging as the new hub of internet-related fraud. Data from the investigation activities of the Lagos Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for the second quarter of 2021, indicates that Lekki District is the preferred location for all manner of cyber fraud syndicates.

Between April and June, 2021, the Advance Fee Fraud and Cyber Crime Sections of the Command recorded a total of 402 internet-related fraud arrests. While the Advance Fee Fraud Section was responsible for 243 arrests, the Cyber Crime Section executed 18 sting operations which resulted in 159 arrests, from which 13 convictions have so far been recorded.

Of the 159 suspects arrested by the Cyber Crime Section, 70 are from Lekki, comprising communities such as Ajah, Badore, Victoria Garden City, Sangotedo and Oniru.

Ajah accounted for 24 suspects, while Oniru and Sangotedo had 14 and 13 suspects respectively. Badore had 8 suspects. Neighbouring Ikoyi and Eko Atlantic had 2 and one suspect each. Ikorodu and Alagbado on the Lagos Mainland make up the remainder.

The suspects are mostly millennials, with 82 of them aged between 25-34 years, which speaks to the fact that most of the individuals arrested are either still in school, recent graduates or university drop outs.

Analysis of the data from the Cyber Crime Section further shows that the dominant form of internet crime is Dating Scam/Online Dating Scam/Romance Scam. Sixty Four percent (64%) of individuals arrested are involved in romance scam, followed closely by “Middle Man Scam” and “Picking” which account for 8% and 7% respectively of those arrested.

The 64% involved in the dating scam benefitted to the tune of N8, 310,000; $349,290 USD; £ 900; €10 and Cryptocurrency 0.17513.

Other typologies of fraud identified include forgery, possession of fraudulent documents, spamming, credit card fraud, impersonation, rental scam, loan fraud, Business Email Compromise, Hacking, stealing, cheque scam, phishing, and money laundering.

The data also reveals gift cards, at 39%, as the prevalent method employed by the suspects to access their illicit funds. It is followed by bank transfers at 27% and Cryptocurrency at 21%.

A total of $12, 512.49USD was recovered from the e-wallet accounts of four suspects within the period.


Reacting to the EFCC revelations above, Comrade Dele Abiola said if the data and statistics shown are accurate, it just revealed a blatant failure on the part of the governments at all levels both past and present to invest in country's youth.


"In my opinion and views, there are more Fraudsters in every parts of the country more than ever as nothing is working under this APC anti-democratic and ant-masses regime."


"If you asked them to go to farm, the herdsmen are there sending farmers away from farms, if they succeed in killing or kidnapping them. The insecurity in the country is beyond any estimation and calculations. We just know that this is not the country of our dreams."


"While no sensible person will be in support of frauds and scams or the ills perpetuated by Fraudsters but something must be drastically done to curtail this prevalent issues via massive investments on the youths population."

"More also the EFCC needs to start going after politicians, they have looted the country's common wealth that has brought us to where we are as a country."

"The anti-graft body itself also needs to be accountable to the public, trillions of naira and foreign currencies as well as properties were said to have been recovered during Magu, where are they? They have never been seen to be reflected on the life of an average Nigerians. This only confirmed the Buhari led tyrant Regime as worst and most corrupt in recent time." He concluded.

EFCC Academy Organizes Training for Staff In Lagos

EFCC Academy Organizes Training for Staff In Lagos


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's Academy, is organizing a five-day capacity training for officers of the Commission in the Southern Zone as a way of equipping them with the required skills to carry out their duties.

Speaking during the opening of the training at the Conference Hall of the Lagos Zonal Command of EFCC on Monday, August 23, 2021, Ahmed Ghali, Zonal Commander, said the new EFCC places great importance to training and personal development of its staff.


Ghali, therefore, charged the participants to take the training seriously, adding that they “ should see it as an opportunity to contribute, exchange ideas and share knowledge.”

“ The best thing that any organization can give you is training,” he stated.




The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's Academy, is organizing a five-day capacity training for officers of the Commission in the Southern Zone as a way of equipping them with the required skills to carry out their duties.

Speaking during the opening of the training at the Conference Hall of the Lagos Zonal Command of EFCC on Monday, August 23, 2021, Ahmed Ghali, Zonal Commander, said the new EFCC places great importance to training and personal development of its staff.


Ghali, therefore, charged the participants to take the training seriously, adding that they “ should see it as an opportunity to contribute, exchange ideas and share knowledge.”

“ The best thing that any organization can give you is training,” he stated.



PERDITION IN THE HOUSE: Reality show (BBNaija) against our social norms, ethics and morals

PERDITION IN THE HOUSE: Reality show (BBNaija) against our social norms, ethics and morals


I cannot go to your homes to stop your children, wives and yourselves from watching the infamous Tv reality show (BBNaija). But i can put down this reminder for those who love to be reminded. This TV show is displaying nudity and sex scenes on our screens and our children are watching it and even paying for its display cost inside our own homes.


Regardless of your faith, Muslim or Christian. This reality show is against our social norms, ethics and morals. It violates our sanctity, culture and religious values. The least one can do is to block the channels that show it on your TV. Then remind yourself and your family about the danger of nudity and obscene images.


I implore Nigerian government and the agency responsible for censoring nude contents in movies to step in and ban this tv show in Nigeria. Yes, Nigeria is a secular society, however, it is not an animal kingdom where people do things anyhow. If action is not taken, our children will be exposed to sex and rape at a very young age and violence will flourish in our society.


O God, bear witness that I have disengage and disassociate myself from this TV show. When you send your punishment on law breakers exempt us O God. Amin.


#Show_your_support_by_sharing_this_information. 

This anonymous opinion represent the views of many Nigerians!


I cannot go to your homes to stop your children, wives and yourselves from watching the infamous Tv reality show (BBNaija). But i can put down this reminder for those who love to be reminded. This TV show is displaying nudity and sex scenes on our screens and our children are watching it and even paying for its display cost inside our own homes.


Regardless of your faith, Muslim or Christian. This reality show is against our social norms, ethics and morals. It violates our sanctity, culture and religious values. The least one can do is to block the channels that show it on your TV. Then remind yourself and your family about the danger of nudity and obscene images.


I implore Nigerian government and the agency responsible for censoring nude contents in movies to step in and ban this tv show in Nigeria. Yes, Nigeria is a secular society, however, it is not an animal kingdom where people do things anyhow. If action is not taken, our children will be exposed to sex and rape at a very young age and violence will flourish in our society.


O God, bear witness that I have disengage and disassociate myself from this TV show. When you send your punishment on law breakers exempt us O God. Amin.


#Show_your_support_by_sharing_this_information. 

This anonymous opinion represent the views of many Nigerians!

Is the desired change possible in Lagos State policing? TIB Welcomes Newly appointed Police Public Relations Officer CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu

Is the desired change possible in Lagos State policing? TIB Welcomes Newly appointed Police Public Relations Officer CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu

An open letter by the Take It Back Movement, Lagos.


The New Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer,

Lagos State Police command,

'CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.'



Take It Back Movement Lagos Chapter congratulates you on your new appointment as Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO). With your past experience both within Lagos and outside, it is an appointment well deserved.



Having Said that, we all know policing in Lagos is a great task. Lagos is highly populated and there are so many young men and women living on the street, doing all sought of unchecked activities. The question on the mind of Lagosians is, 'Is it possible for the new PPRO to bring the desired change we need in Lagos State?'


Also, your predecessor who resumed September 2020 made his phone number available to the public just as you have done; it came in handy for Lagosians when they had issues with the police, but the PPRO must find a way to connect deeply than that.   


Over the years, the Lagos State Police have not been able to form a strong relationship with the public it serves, all they have done is to input fear into the people. Not only that, systematic corruption, using of lethal force wrongly, extra judicial killings, extortions, illegal arrest and detention, illegal raiding and much more. All these make the public to continue to detest the police and in-turn reduce the chances of the police to solve real crimes. The Lagos State Police Command cannot succeed in its fight against crimes and criminality in the state as long as they keep going after innocent citizens instead of criminals on the street.


Recent cases of torture include the following: the case of Tunde Abass, who was arrested at Onipanu for filming a scene where  policemen from Onipanu division were carrying out illegal arrest and harassment. He was in prison for days, beaten and tortured. Thanks to Nigerians and the former PPRO that stepped in to secure his release. Another one happened in Ikorodu where a young man was arrested for no reason at all, he was tortured, moved to SCID Panti where he died in police custody. Eji died for no reason, the most terrible part of the story is the police denied his family the opportunity of seeing him and treating him while he was still alive. Also, the case of  Oyeleke Jumoke that was killed by a stray bullet from the police at Yoruba Nation protest in July. We have not gotten justice for that yet. There are many more terrible events of the Lagos State Police command violating the rights of citizens and getting away with it.


CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu

This must stop; we believe you can be the one to influence that change and as a Human Rights Movement, we are ready to work with you. Importantly, Police are meant to detect and prevent crimes and protect lives and property. But in Lagos, the reverse is the case. Actually, some of them are committing crimes against the people. As for protection, only the rich and the influencial get it. The masses are deprived of their rights.


The police system is a necessity but there is a need for reformation so as to serve the people properly and not further the endangerment of people at the expense of protecting them. Lagosians see the police as an instrument of the government to unleash terror at the slightest opportunity. The taskforce carries out illegal activities such as: raiding the markets and violating the rights of taxi and Danfo drivers. All these must stop. The police gets very little or zero cooperation from the public to aid their work. The communication gap between the police and the public continues to grow wider everyday. 


Lots of crimes, murders and robbery have not been solved because Lagosians with information on the case would never come forward due to their hatred for the police force. You cannot expect a family or community that has experienced trauma as a result of the actions of the police to give credible information on any case. In fact, criminals get more cooperation from the public than the police. 


The police cannot do any real police work without good relationship with the community they are serving. But it seems some of the men in the police force are not even interested in solving those crimes. Neither are they  interested in their public image. And that can only change when they are properly reorientated. 


The Lagos State Police command needs to be reformed and their welfare in terms of payment and incentive should be looked into. When the perception of the people about the police changes, the police would enjoy maximum cooperation from the public, which would enable them to carry out their function on crime prevention, apprehension of criminals and maintaining a peaceful society.


In a society, where peaceful protesters are seen as criminals while criminals are treated as VIP's, crime would continue to flourish. 


The  Lagos State Police command needs to reorganize their activities in Lagos. Peaceful protesters should be protected and their rights to protest respected. Police officers should be taught on how to handle peaceful protest, because the protest would never stop, even after we have gotten a better Nigeria.


Until the renumeration of the police are looked into and their welfare properly taken care of, the Lagos State Police command will continue to serve the highest bidder or the deepest pocket before they think of an average Lagosian. The tendency to get rich quick would continue to cause illegal raiding and unfairness to the public.


Even though our country is in a terrible economic, political and social state, the police force can still maintain peace and respect  human and civil rights of her citizens.


Brutalizing of citizens, corruption, unfairness in dealing with suspects, overuse of force, bullying of citizens, abuse of citizens right with impunity, extra judicial killings, aiding and abetting criminal activities and much more must stop in Lagos and in Nigeria.


Lagos State is the center piece of every action. Once the police force in Lagos gets better, most state would follow suit. Police should stop being snipers but learn to stop snipers in Nigeria.


Once again, congratulations on your new appointment as Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command.



Ayoyinka Oni,

Lagos State Coordinator,

Take It Back Movement.

An open letter by the Take It Back Movement, Lagos.


The New Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer,

Lagos State Police command,

'CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.'



Take It Back Movement Lagos Chapter congratulates you on your new appointment as Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO). With your past experience both within Lagos and outside, it is an appointment well deserved.



Having Said that, we all know policing in Lagos is a great task. Lagos is highly populated and there are so many young men and women living on the street, doing all sought of unchecked activities. The question on the mind of Lagosians is, 'Is it possible for the new PPRO to bring the desired change we need in Lagos State?'


Also, your predecessor who resumed September 2020 made his phone number available to the public just as you have done; it came in handy for Lagosians when they had issues with the police, but the PPRO must find a way to connect deeply than that.   


Over the years, the Lagos State Police have not been able to form a strong relationship with the public it serves, all they have done is to input fear into the people. Not only that, systematic corruption, using of lethal force wrongly, extra judicial killings, extortions, illegal arrest and detention, illegal raiding and much more. All these make the public to continue to detest the police and in-turn reduce the chances of the police to solve real crimes. The Lagos State Police Command cannot succeed in its fight against crimes and criminality in the state as long as they keep going after innocent citizens instead of criminals on the street.


Recent cases of torture include the following: the case of Tunde Abass, who was arrested at Onipanu for filming a scene where  policemen from Onipanu division were carrying out illegal arrest and harassment. He was in prison for days, beaten and tortured. Thanks to Nigerians and the former PPRO that stepped in to secure his release. Another one happened in Ikorodu where a young man was arrested for no reason at all, he was tortured, moved to SCID Panti where he died in police custody. Eji died for no reason, the most terrible part of the story is the police denied his family the opportunity of seeing him and treating him while he was still alive. Also, the case of  Oyeleke Jumoke that was killed by a stray bullet from the police at Yoruba Nation protest in July. We have not gotten justice for that yet. There are many more terrible events of the Lagos State Police command violating the rights of citizens and getting away with it.


CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu

This must stop; we believe you can be the one to influence that change and as a Human Rights Movement, we are ready to work with you. Importantly, Police are meant to detect and prevent crimes and protect lives and property. But in Lagos, the reverse is the case. Actually, some of them are committing crimes against the people. As for protection, only the rich and the influencial get it. The masses are deprived of their rights.


The police system is a necessity but there is a need for reformation so as to serve the people properly and not further the endangerment of people at the expense of protecting them. Lagosians see the police as an instrument of the government to unleash terror at the slightest opportunity. The taskforce carries out illegal activities such as: raiding the markets and violating the rights of taxi and Danfo drivers. All these must stop. The police gets very little or zero cooperation from the public to aid their work. The communication gap between the police and the public continues to grow wider everyday. 


Lots of crimes, murders and robbery have not been solved because Lagosians with information on the case would never come forward due to their hatred for the police force. You cannot expect a family or community that has experienced trauma as a result of the actions of the police to give credible information on any case. In fact, criminals get more cooperation from the public than the police. 


The police cannot do any real police work without good relationship with the community they are serving. But it seems some of the men in the police force are not even interested in solving those crimes. Neither are they  interested in their public image. And that can only change when they are properly reorientated. 


The Lagos State Police command needs to be reformed and their welfare in terms of payment and incentive should be looked into. When the perception of the people about the police changes, the police would enjoy maximum cooperation from the public, which would enable them to carry out their function on crime prevention, apprehension of criminals and maintaining a peaceful society.


In a society, where peaceful protesters are seen as criminals while criminals are treated as VIP's, crime would continue to flourish. 


The  Lagos State Police command needs to reorganize their activities in Lagos. Peaceful protesters should be protected and their rights to protest respected. Police officers should be taught on how to handle peaceful protest, because the protest would never stop, even after we have gotten a better Nigeria.


Until the renumeration of the police are looked into and their welfare properly taken care of, the Lagos State Police command will continue to serve the highest bidder or the deepest pocket before they think of an average Lagosian. The tendency to get rich quick would continue to cause illegal raiding and unfairness to the public.


Even though our country is in a terrible economic, political and social state, the police force can still maintain peace and respect  human and civil rights of her citizens.


Brutalizing of citizens, corruption, unfairness in dealing with suspects, overuse of force, bullying of citizens, abuse of citizens right with impunity, extra judicial killings, aiding and abetting criminal activities and much more must stop in Lagos and in Nigeria.


Lagos State is the center piece of every action. Once the police force in Lagos gets better, most state would follow suit. Police should stop being snipers but learn to stop snipers in Nigeria.


Once again, congratulations on your new appointment as Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police command.



Ayoyinka Oni,

Lagos State Coordinator,

Take It Back Movement.

EFCC Charges DNFIs on Anti-money Laundering, Terrorism Financing

EFCC Charges DNFIs on Anti-money Laundering, Terrorism Financing


The Commander of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has urged Designated Non-Financial Institutions, DNFIs , to conduct their dealings in line with the Anti-money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing AML/CFT Laws.

He gave the charge on Friday, August 6, 2021 during a sensitization programme organised by the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, SCUML, for operators of DNFIs at the Lagos office of the EFCC.


Ghali, in a short remarks, charged the participants to ensure that they carry out their operations as stipulated by the laws “ to avoid any issues with the EFCC. “

He also urged them to support the Commission in its sustained fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in Nigeria.

Also speaking, the Coordinator of SCUML, Lagos, Pascal Joseph Samu, who welcomed the participants, enjoined them to join hands and partner with the EFCC, adding that without them, “it will be difficult to achieve the sole aim of ridding the nation of money laundering. “

During the sensitization, Folashade Oluwasanya, a Compliance Officer with SCUML, Lagos enlightened the participants on ways to report currency and cash-based transactions as well as suspicious transactions within their organisations.

She further advised them to ensure that adequate Know Your Customers, KYCs, is carried out on all customers.

In attendance were hoteliers, dealers in real estate, automobile dealers and consultants.


Source: EFCC


The Commander of the Lagos Zonal Command of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ahmed Ghali, has urged Designated Non-Financial Institutions, DNFIs , to conduct their dealings in line with the Anti-money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing AML/CFT Laws.

He gave the charge on Friday, August 6, 2021 during a sensitization programme organised by the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering, SCUML, for operators of DNFIs at the Lagos office of the EFCC.


Ghali, in a short remarks, charged the participants to ensure that they carry out their operations as stipulated by the laws “ to avoid any issues with the EFCC. “

He also urged them to support the Commission in its sustained fight against money laundering and terrorism financing in Nigeria.

Also speaking, the Coordinator of SCUML, Lagos, Pascal Joseph Samu, who welcomed the participants, enjoined them to join hands and partner with the EFCC, adding that without them, “it will be difficult to achieve the sole aim of ridding the nation of money laundering. “

During the sensitization, Folashade Oluwasanya, a Compliance Officer with SCUML, Lagos enlightened the participants on ways to report currency and cash-based transactions as well as suspicious transactions within their organisations.

She further advised them to ensure that adequate Know Your Customers, KYCs, is carried out on all customers.

In attendance were hoteliers, dealers in real estate, automobile dealers and consultants.


Source: EFCC

Urgently: 4 of the Yoruba rally detainees in Lagos colapsed in the crowded cell, rushed to police hospital, Falomo

Urgently: 4 of the Yoruba rally detainees in Lagos colapsed in the crowded cell, rushed to police hospital, Falomo

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4 of the Yoruba rally detainees colapsed in the crowded cell and have been rushed to police hospital, Falomo. One of them seriously at the point of death.  


It will be problematic for the police for any of them to die in police custody after the Magistrate have ordered their release since last Monday and police bureaucracy prevented their release on Friday. 


It is better for the police to hasten their work so the detainees can be released without further delay.


Olasupo Ojo

25/7/2021

 EMMERGENCY


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4 of the Yoruba rally detainees colapsed in the crowded cell and have been rushed to police hospital, Falomo. One of them seriously at the point of death.  


It will be problematic for the police for any of them to die in police custody after the Magistrate have ordered their release since last Monday and police bureaucracy prevented their release on Friday. 


It is better for the police to hasten their work so the detainees can be released without further delay.


Olasupo Ojo

25/7/2021

LAGOS LOCAL GOVT ELECTIONS: AAC heading to court as the part, 11 others disenfranchised by LASIEC

LAGOS LOCAL GOVT ELECTIONS: AAC heading to court as the part, 11 others disenfranchised by LASIEC


The Lagos chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) and 11 other Political Parties have been disenfranchised by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) from participating in the Ongoing Local Government Elections in the State.


The party in a statement signed by the state chairman Kunle Ajayi and secretary Towolawi Jamiu said it is approaching a court for such arbitrary exclusion from the poll.


"Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:



AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) LAGOS CHAPTER


*STATEMENT* *AS THE* *LAGOS* *LOCAL GOVERNMENT* *ELECTIONS* *HOLDS* *TODAY* *24TH JULY 2021* 


The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) Lagos Chapter wish to inform all our members and supporters that the AAC alongside 11 other political parties have been disfranchised illegally from participating in today's Local Government Elections by the partisan and highly corrupt Lagos State Electoral Commission (LASIEC).


In aftermath of this, Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999. 


We also want to use this opportunity to urge all our members to stay clear all polling units and boycott the entire elections which has already been rigged in favour of the highly corrupt and anti people ruling All Past Criminals (APC).  


However, We must really commend all our members, candidates, supporters and well wishers that have really worked tirelessly in the past two years to make sure we take Lagos back from the hands of vampires and give power back to the people. 


Lastly, we must continue to mobilise Nigerians from every nook and corner in order to build more formidable forces that will eventually bring down the entire system that only works for the few ruling class and their cronies and replace it with a system that works for ALL (Oppressed).


A people united and determined can never be defeated. 


Signed: 


Kunle Ajayi (Wiseman)

Chairman,

Lagos AAC. 


Towolawi Jamiu (Jharmo)

Secretary,

Lagos AAC.


The Lagos chapter of the African Action Congress (AAC) and 11 other Political Parties have been disenfranchised by the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) from participating in the Ongoing Local Government Elections in the State.


The party in a statement signed by the state chairman Kunle Ajayi and secretary Towolawi Jamiu said it is approaching a court for such arbitrary exclusion from the poll.


"Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999."



READ THE FULL STATEMENT BELOW:



AFRICAN ACTION CONGRESS (AAC) LAGOS CHAPTER


*STATEMENT* *AS THE* *LAGOS* *LOCAL GOVERNMENT* *ELECTIONS* *HOLDS* *TODAY* *24TH JULY 2021* 


The leadership of the African Action Congress (AAC) Lagos Chapter wish to inform all our members and supporters that the AAC alongside 11 other political parties have been disfranchised illegally from participating in today's Local Government Elections by the partisan and highly corrupt Lagos State Electoral Commission (LASIEC).


In aftermath of this, Our party (AAC) has already commenced legal actions against both the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against this ugly and unfortunate incident that have denied Lagosians a golden opportunity to change the old order that have been embedded with corruption, poor health care, poor education, youths unemployment, rising prices of goods and services, lack of infrastructure, insecurity  and multi dimensional poverty which have been the trademark of the All Progressives Congress (APC) regime since 1999. 


We also want to use this opportunity to urge all our members to stay clear all polling units and boycott the entire elections which has already been rigged in favour of the highly corrupt and anti people ruling All Past Criminals (APC).  


However, We must really commend all our members, candidates, supporters and well wishers that have really worked tirelessly in the past two years to make sure we take Lagos back from the hands of vampires and give power back to the people. 


Lastly, we must continue to mobilise Nigerians from every nook and corner in order to build more formidable forces that will eventually bring down the entire system that only works for the few ruling class and their cronies and replace it with a system that works for ALL (Oppressed).


A people united and determined can never be defeated. 


Signed: 


Kunle Ajayi (Wiseman)

Chairman,

Lagos AAC. 


Towolawi Jamiu (Jharmo)

Secretary,

Lagos AAC.

CHIDINMA AT 21

CHIDINMA AT 21

She smoked SK and LOUD, whatever that is and drank alcoholic beverages with her victim. She used a foreign number which she generated to book the apartment where the tragic incident took place. 


She had in her possession a driver's license which had her photograph but another person's name. She has not reported in school since Unilag resumed in may, 2021. 


She hardly interacts with her colleagues and classmates, a big gal class distinction mien. 


Chidinma is a recluse and an introvert by her colleagues and lecturers accounts, a likely effect of a drugs ravaged life. 


After killing her victim, she still took his debit card to an ATM gallery to make withdrawals purportedly for her school fees payment, a vicious show of raw guts. 


She afterwards withdrew into her dad's Akinwumi Alagomeji home to dwell like the unassuming innocent girl she feigned at home without giving herself up. Chidinma's mother does not stay with the dad. Her father resisted her arrest by the police because his daughter is too fragile to be involved in such a grave crime. Lessons and conclusions can be drawn according to individuals mental chemistry but the truth is there are so many Chidinmas in their parents' homes brewing to unleash the next terror. 


There are so many of them waiting to shave the next Samson's head and abort hitherto blossoming destiny. If it's not covetousness, it is parental failure. 


In all, Chidinma has aborted a destiny and definitely her own will be altered so regrettably. Scrutinize your children's octane lifestyles, become responsible parents and for the loose panties try and zip up. Stolen apples are sweeter but they are potentially toxic.


"For she hath cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death" Prov.7:26-27

She smoked SK and LOUD, whatever that is and drank alcoholic beverages with her victim. She used a foreign number which she generated to book the apartment where the tragic incident took place. 


She had in her possession a driver's license which had her photograph but another person's name. She has not reported in school since Unilag resumed in may, 2021. 


She hardly interacts with her colleagues and classmates, a big gal class distinction mien. 


Chidinma is a recluse and an introvert by her colleagues and lecturers accounts, a likely effect of a drugs ravaged life. 


After killing her victim, she still took his debit card to an ATM gallery to make withdrawals purportedly for her school fees payment, a vicious show of raw guts. 


She afterwards withdrew into her dad's Akinwumi Alagomeji home to dwell like the unassuming innocent girl she feigned at home without giving herself up. Chidinma's mother does not stay with the dad. Her father resisted her arrest by the police because his daughter is too fragile to be involved in such a grave crime. Lessons and conclusions can be drawn according to individuals mental chemistry but the truth is there are so many Chidinmas in their parents' homes brewing to unleash the next terror. 


There are so many of them waiting to shave the next Samson's head and abort hitherto blossoming destiny. If it's not covetousness, it is parental failure. 


In all, Chidinma has aborted a destiny and definitely her own will be altered so regrettably. Scrutinize your children's octane lifestyles, become responsible parents and for the loose panties try and zip up. Stolen apples are sweeter but they are potentially toxic.


"For she hath cast down many wounded; yea, many strong men have been slain by her. Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death" Prov.7:26-27

USIFO VS CHIDINMA: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO BEHIND YOU? (OPINION)

USIFO VS CHIDINMA: DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO BEHIND YOU? (OPINION)

 Lolu Akinwunmi (LA), Founding CEO of Prima Garnet Communications,  wrote:


USIFO VS CHIDINMA. 


DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO BEHIND YOU? 


JUST BE GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL TO GOD… 


I have carefully followed the commentaries post-the-dreadful alleged murder of Usifo by a 21- year old female student of that fine school, Unilag. 


Many of those comments accused the girl and some her victim. 


But what looks like some clarity is coming from the cloudy situation. 



It’s beginning to look like the young lady might not have worked alone and was a bit practised in the act. 


The police hopefully will unravel the details. 


Now to part of my point. 


Let no one older than this girl act as if she did anything new. 


She didn’t. 


A lot of terrible things have always happened. 


Sadly. 


Let me share a few using my life. 


I attended a school set up by Americans and Canadians and the Western Regional government. 


Trust me, we were very free, spoiled, indulged, a very liberal environment. 


Clothes laundered for us. 


Cafeteria system like Unis. 


Socials and dancing till the wee hours. 


Sometimes, Greyhound buses were brought in to take us to Ibadan and Lagos during holidays. 


Ask anyone who ever attended the Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro. 


We were brought up as if the school was in the US or Canada. 


Why am I starting from here? 


The liberal environment helped produce brilliant students. 


Many have excelled nationally and globally. 


But it had a flip side. 


The liberty was abused by many students. 


By my Form 4, I was smoking. 


Skipping classes against regulations, going to town at night to eat. 


Hanging out in our “gangway” with girls; and I assure you we were not discussing academic issues. 


I first tasted marijuana during the period. 


We even left school for Lagos to be at Fela’s shrine. 


I was between 14 and 15. 


Prostitutes. Yes. 


From here, I moved to the Polytechnic Ibadan for A levels and “improved” liberty, and of course, abuse. 


Openly drinking and smoking and being treated like adults. 


Let me save you the details. 


Of course, more drugs and a few ambitious friends used the Bible page as Rizla for smoking marijuana because it was light. 


Believe. 


Then, on to Unilag. 


And I stepped up in liberty and freedom. 


Again, more drinks. 


More drugs. 


More female relationships. 


Skipping lectures and tutorials. 


But passing. 


And gambling. 


My room in Part 3 was one of the two “authorized” gambling joints in Unilag. 


R008, New Hall. 


Gambling from 4pm to 7am next day, almost daily. 


NYSC. 


Awesome. 


No control at all. 


More recklessness. 


Just imagine it. 


We did all and more. 


Then I started work 1982 and sobered a bit. 


But Shrine, smoking, etc continued. 


Small drugs too. 


Then, all ended in 1987. 


Now, where am I going? 


Between Compro and NYSC, I could have missed it. 


Many of my friends and mates did. 


Became addicts. 


Failed exams. 


No progress, etc. 


Forgotten. 


But God was merciful. 


Our parents and guardians were good. 


Just as Chidinma’s parents have been. 


But my parents had no idea what I was doing in those days. 


I was gentle at home. 


Possibly what Chidinma is also. 


Quiet and well-behaved. 


At home. 


Like me. 


Possibly like you. 


But see what has happened. 


Folks, let’s always thank God for His Grace. 


I see a lot of people condemning the girl, etc. 


And you are right. 


BUT HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE DOING WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE? 


Do you know and trust your children well enough? 


Chidinma’s case is sad. 


It’s the failure of the society. 


Usifo, an older man doing wrong things with a girl young enough to be her daughter. 


Many do this. 


Many who are condemning her. 


No one knows how and when she derailed. 


It’s a sad case and I pray God will have mercy on her. 


It’s not the time to point fingers and recklessly condemn. 


It’s time for sober introspection about our society. 


Our youths. 


Our families. 


Our nation. 


May the Lord help us. 


May the Lord have mercy on us all. 


Amen. 


LA.

 Lolu Akinwunmi (LA), Founding CEO of Prima Garnet Communications,  wrote:


USIFO VS CHIDINMA. 


DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO BEHIND YOU? 


JUST BE GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL TO GOD… 


I have carefully followed the commentaries post-the-dreadful alleged murder of Usifo by a 21- year old female student of that fine school, Unilag. 


Many of those comments accused the girl and some her victim. 


But what looks like some clarity is coming from the cloudy situation. 



It’s beginning to look like the young lady might not have worked alone and was a bit practised in the act. 


The police hopefully will unravel the details. 


Now to part of my point. 


Let no one older than this girl act as if she did anything new. 


She didn’t. 


A lot of terrible things have always happened. 


Sadly. 


Let me share a few using my life. 


I attended a school set up by Americans and Canadians and the Western Regional government. 


Trust me, we were very free, spoiled, indulged, a very liberal environment. 


Clothes laundered for us. 


Cafeteria system like Unis. 


Socials and dancing till the wee hours. 


Sometimes, Greyhound buses were brought in to take us to Ibadan and Lagos during holidays. 


Ask anyone who ever attended the Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro. 


We were brought up as if the school was in the US or Canada. 


Why am I starting from here? 


The liberal environment helped produce brilliant students. 


Many have excelled nationally and globally. 


But it had a flip side. 


The liberty was abused by many students. 


By my Form 4, I was smoking. 


Skipping classes against regulations, going to town at night to eat. 


Hanging out in our “gangway” with girls; and I assure you we were not discussing academic issues. 


I first tasted marijuana during the period. 


We even left school for Lagos to be at Fela’s shrine. 


I was between 14 and 15. 


Prostitutes. Yes. 


From here, I moved to the Polytechnic Ibadan for A levels and “improved” liberty, and of course, abuse. 


Openly drinking and smoking and being treated like adults. 


Let me save you the details. 


Of course, more drugs and a few ambitious friends used the Bible page as Rizla for smoking marijuana because it was light. 


Believe. 


Then, on to Unilag. 


And I stepped up in liberty and freedom. 


Again, more drinks. 


More drugs. 


More female relationships. 


Skipping lectures and tutorials. 


But passing. 


And gambling. 


My room in Part 3 was one of the two “authorized” gambling joints in Unilag. 


R008, New Hall. 


Gambling from 4pm to 7am next day, almost daily. 


NYSC. 


Awesome. 


No control at all. 


More recklessness. 


Just imagine it. 


We did all and more. 


Then I started work 1982 and sobered a bit. 


But Shrine, smoking, etc continued. 


Small drugs too. 


Then, all ended in 1987. 


Now, where am I going? 


Between Compro and NYSC, I could have missed it. 


Many of my friends and mates did. 


Became addicts. 


Failed exams. 


No progress, etc. 


Forgotten. 


But God was merciful. 


Our parents and guardians were good. 


Just as Chidinma’s parents have been. 


But my parents had no idea what I was doing in those days. 


I was gentle at home. 


Possibly what Chidinma is also. 


Quiet and well-behaved. 


At home. 


Like me. 


Possibly like you. 


But see what has happened. 


Folks, let’s always thank God for His Grace. 


I see a lot of people condemning the girl, etc. 


And you are right. 


BUT HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT YOUR CHILDREN ARE DOING WHEN YOU ARE NOT THERE? 


Do you know and trust your children well enough? 


Chidinma’s case is sad. 


It’s the failure of the society. 


Usifo, an older man doing wrong things with a girl young enough to be her daughter. 


Many do this. 


Many who are condemning her. 


No one knows how and when she derailed. 


It’s a sad case and I pray God will have mercy on her. 


It’s not the time to point fingers and recklessly condemn. 


It’s time for sober introspection about our society. 


Our youths. 


Our families. 


Our nation. 


May the Lord help us. 


May the Lord have mercy on us all. 


Amen. 


LA.

Brenda, Usifo, Chidimma and Izu: My Conspiracy Theory

Brenda, Usifo, Chidimma and Izu: My Conspiracy Theory

‘This life


Which wife? 


They were no longer together!


Brenda started to *sleep with other men and left Usifo 4 years ago* in her determination to make her way to the top in the Oil and Gas industry.


The woman hasn't even bothered to come down to Panti Lagos CID from Abuja to identify Usifo's body and give go-ahead for autopsy up to this morning June 25th.



Figure it out for yourself..’

Brenda's boyfriend (Yes, Boyfriend) is related to Chidimma... in fact, her paternal uncle - Izu.


Izu and Brenda have been going out since she was employed at NNPC, and they're really in love.

Usifo is the only one standing in their way, as they planned to get married after the divorce. 


Yes, Brenda and Usifo's marriage had been in tatters for some years, hence their decision to live apart.

Meanwhile, Izu have been footing the University and pocket money bills for Chidimma, since she got admission to UniLag, as his senior brother (Chidimma's father couldn't afford her welfare).


Brenda needed a good evidence of cheating in their marriage, in other to push through a quick divorce. 

Izu volunteered to use Chidimma, and arrange a setup relationship between her and Usifo. 


At first, Chidimma refused to go along with this plot, until he threatened to withdraw his financial support, and ensure she's sacked from UniLag. 


Chidimma reluctantly agreed, and a chance meeting was arranged at a big party, in honour of one of Izu's wealthy clients in Banana Island, in January. 

Usifo fell for the pretty damsel, and started dating her.


The plan was for Chidimma to lure Usifo to a set up destination, pre-wired with all sorts of monitoring and recording devices.

This will be a hardcore evidence Brenda needed to push through her divorce. 

This was also why it was Chidimma that chose the meeting pad, rather than Usifo's normal arrangements. 


On the faithful day, everything was set as planned, and Usifo arrived to meet Chidimma at the pad.

They ate, drank and discussed as usual. 

Then Chidimma took the first round of drugs. Please note that Usifo doesn't do drugs, but allows her to smoke, as it turns her on.

After that first wrap, they made passionate love, and resumed their drinking. 

Meanwhile, Chidimma started smoking more, as she was nervous. 

She later passed out. 


Usifo continued with his drinks, waiting for her to get up so they can have more sex.

As the waiting and drinking continued, Usifo decided to be mischievous, and started going through Chidimma's phone. 

He couldn't believe the stuff he's seeing in Chidimma's phone.

There were countless number of porn movies, nude pics, and most startling, his own pics with Chidimma, in various places he can recall they've been to in Lagos. 


Drunk and in a wild rage, he woke her up, and started questioning her.

She wasn't responding well, because she's still groggy from the drugs and alcohol. 

Usifo now resorted to shouting and slapping her, in a fit of rage. 

Chidimma staggered out of the bedroom, and into the kitchen, where she stumbled upon a kitchen knife. 

She only wanted to scare him, and stop him from hitting her.


Chidimma, inadvertently stabbed him the first time... but Usifo kept on chasing her, even with more anger.

She then began to wave and stab indiscriminately, in a bid to stop him.

He unfortunately was struck fatally by one of the stabs, and slumped to his death. 


On realising what just happened, Chidimma screamed aloud... and panic steps in.

She quickly called Izu, and informed him that Usifo was dead.

He calmed her down, and stepped into action. 


Izu immediately called his boys that set up the place, and they quickly rushed to the scene. 

They whisked Chidimma away, and dismantled all their gadgets.

Izu informed Brenda of the tragedy, and they quickly came up with a plan. 


They were to take Usifo's wallet and all valuables on him.

Then Brenda provided Izu's PIN, and the guys went and withdrew cash from Usifo's Bank account, via ATMs.

The idea is to make it look like a robbery went wrong. 


Current Events:

Following Chidimma's arrest at her father's house, and subsequent confession of the murder, all hell will soon break loose, and further arrests will happen before the end of the weekend. 

Currently, the latest news has it that Chidimma's father and the owner and management of the AirBnB have been arrested. 

Chidimma is scared, and will reveal everything soon.

Her life is also in danger...!!!


Anonymous

‘This life


Which wife? 


They were no longer together!


Brenda started to *sleep with other men and left Usifo 4 years ago* in her determination to make her way to the top in the Oil and Gas industry.


The woman hasn't even bothered to come down to Panti Lagos CID from Abuja to identify Usifo's body and give go-ahead for autopsy up to this morning June 25th.



Figure it out for yourself..’

Brenda's boyfriend (Yes, Boyfriend) is related to Chidimma... in fact, her paternal uncle - Izu.


Izu and Brenda have been going out since she was employed at NNPC, and they're really in love.

Usifo is the only one standing in their way, as they planned to get married after the divorce. 


Yes, Brenda and Usifo's marriage had been in tatters for some years, hence their decision to live apart.

Meanwhile, Izu have been footing the University and pocket money bills for Chidimma, since she got admission to UniLag, as his senior brother (Chidimma's father couldn't afford her welfare).


Brenda needed a good evidence of cheating in their marriage, in other to push through a quick divorce. 

Izu volunteered to use Chidimma, and arrange a setup relationship between her and Usifo. 


At first, Chidimma refused to go along with this plot, until he threatened to withdraw his financial support, and ensure she's sacked from UniLag. 


Chidimma reluctantly agreed, and a chance meeting was arranged at a big party, in honour of one of Izu's wealthy clients in Banana Island, in January. 

Usifo fell for the pretty damsel, and started dating her.


The plan was for Chidimma to lure Usifo to a set up destination, pre-wired with all sorts of monitoring and recording devices.

This will be a hardcore evidence Brenda needed to push through her divorce. 

This was also why it was Chidimma that chose the meeting pad, rather than Usifo's normal arrangements. 


On the faithful day, everything was set as planned, and Usifo arrived to meet Chidimma at the pad.

They ate, drank and discussed as usual. 

Then Chidimma took the first round of drugs. Please note that Usifo doesn't do drugs, but allows her to smoke, as it turns her on.

After that first wrap, they made passionate love, and resumed their drinking. 

Meanwhile, Chidimma started smoking more, as she was nervous. 

She later passed out. 


Usifo continued with his drinks, waiting for her to get up so they can have more sex.

As the waiting and drinking continued, Usifo decided to be mischievous, and started going through Chidimma's phone. 

He couldn't believe the stuff he's seeing in Chidimma's phone.

There were countless number of porn movies, nude pics, and most startling, his own pics with Chidimma, in various places he can recall they've been to in Lagos. 


Drunk and in a wild rage, he woke her up, and started questioning her.

She wasn't responding well, because she's still groggy from the drugs and alcohol. 

Usifo now resorted to shouting and slapping her, in a fit of rage. 

Chidimma staggered out of the bedroom, and into the kitchen, where she stumbled upon a kitchen knife. 

She only wanted to scare him, and stop him from hitting her.


Chidimma, inadvertently stabbed him the first time... but Usifo kept on chasing her, even with more anger.

She then began to wave and stab indiscriminately, in a bid to stop him.

He unfortunately was struck fatally by one of the stabs, and slumped to his death. 


On realising what just happened, Chidimma screamed aloud... and panic steps in.

She quickly called Izu, and informed him that Usifo was dead.

He calmed her down, and stepped into action. 


Izu immediately called his boys that set up the place, and they quickly rushed to the scene. 

They whisked Chidimma away, and dismantled all their gadgets.

Izu informed Brenda of the tragedy, and they quickly came up with a plan. 


They were to take Usifo's wallet and all valuables on him.

Then Brenda provided Izu's PIN, and the guys went and withdrew cash from Usifo's Bank account, via ATMs.

The idea is to make it look like a robbery went wrong. 


Current Events:

Following Chidimma's arrest at her father's house, and subsequent confession of the murder, all hell will soon break loose, and further arrests will happen before the end of the weekend. 

Currently, the latest news has it that Chidimma's father and the owner and management of the AirBnB have been arrested. 

Chidimma is scared, and will reveal everything soon.

Her life is also in danger...!!!


Anonymous

How side chic drugged and stabbed Super TV CEO and Nigerian billionaire Michael Usifo Ataga to death in Lagos

How side chic drugged and stabbed Super TV CEO and Nigerian billionaire Michael Usifo Ataga to death in Lagos

It is a sad day for family and friends of Michael Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, and a director in Super Network Limited, a telecoms firm, as he has been gruesomely murdered by his side chick.


Ataga who resides in Banana Island was reported missing on Sunday by concerned friends and family after all efforts to reach him proved abortive.


Checks at his Victoria Island office showed he wasn’t there either and this put everyone in a panic mode including his wife and children who reside in Abuja.


Unfortunately, his lifeless body was found this morning in a flat in Lekki phase 1 with multiple stable wounds after several withdrawals were made from his account.


Usifo who would have been 50 years old today had met a girl about two weeks ago and they began a relationship. This despite the fact that he is married to a manager in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.


Usifo who felt more comfortable meeting with his side chic outside his home and hers, to prevent nosey neighbours from prying, rented an Airbnb in Lekki, Lagos where they both checked into before the unfortunate incidence.


Following his disappearance, a combined team of concerned friends, family members, the police and DSS operatives all the way from Abuja through the concerted efforts of the wife, tracked down the owner of the Airbnb, who received payment from the side chic’s bank account into which Ataga had previously made a transfer for the payment to.


The apartment was broken into and that was where he was found dead with multiple stabs in his neck, chest and thigh.


The side chick withdrew N5 million from his account before they killed Ataga.


Apparently, the side chic carried out the murder after she must have drugged him as the security guards at the rentals said no 3rd party came visiting Ataga and the side chic besides a dispatch rider who brought drugs for the girl.


The side chic who was last seen on Tuesday when the murder happened, was equally tracked down and arrested alongside the owner of the Airbnb.


Many of Ataga’s friends have expressed as to how the side chic was able to pull the dastardly act all alone as Ataga was said to have been an amateur boxer who was very strong.


After the side chic left the apartment following his gruesome death, money began to disappear from Atage’s Guaranty Trust Bank account and it was an email from Ataga’s email address asking  for a change in his account details, did the withdrawals stop.


With thiis, GTBank put an embargo on the account to prevent any further withdrawal.


Investigations is still on and the case is still unfolding.


Credit: Street Journal

It is a sad day for family and friends of Michael Usifo Ataga, the Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, and a director in Super Network Limited, a telecoms firm, as he has been gruesomely murdered by his side chick.


Ataga who resides in Banana Island was reported missing on Sunday by concerned friends and family after all efforts to reach him proved abortive.


Checks at his Victoria Island office showed he wasn’t there either and this put everyone in a panic mode including his wife and children who reside in Abuja.


Unfortunately, his lifeless body was found this morning in a flat in Lekki phase 1 with multiple stable wounds after several withdrawals were made from his account.


Usifo who would have been 50 years old today had met a girl about two weeks ago and they began a relationship. This despite the fact that he is married to a manager in Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC.


Usifo who felt more comfortable meeting with his side chic outside his home and hers, to prevent nosey neighbours from prying, rented an Airbnb in Lekki, Lagos where they both checked into before the unfortunate incidence.


Following his disappearance, a combined team of concerned friends, family members, the police and DSS operatives all the way from Abuja through the concerted efforts of the wife, tracked down the owner of the Airbnb, who received payment from the side chic’s bank account into which Ataga had previously made a transfer for the payment to.


The apartment was broken into and that was where he was found dead with multiple stabs in his neck, chest and thigh.


The side chick withdrew N5 million from his account before they killed Ataga.


Apparently, the side chic carried out the murder after she must have drugged him as the security guards at the rentals said no 3rd party came visiting Ataga and the side chic besides a dispatch rider who brought drugs for the girl.


The side chic who was last seen on Tuesday when the murder happened, was equally tracked down and arrested alongside the owner of the Airbnb.


Many of Ataga’s friends have expressed as to how the side chic was able to pull the dastardly act all alone as Ataga was said to have been an amateur boxer who was very strong.


After the side chic left the apartment following his gruesome death, money began to disappear from Atage’s Guaranty Trust Bank account and it was an email from Ataga’s email address asking  for a change in his account details, did the withdrawals stop.


With thiis, GTBank put an embargo on the account to prevent any further withdrawal.


Investigations is still on and the case is still unfolding.


Credit: Street Journal

#JUNE12PROTEST: The moment Protesters arrived at Gani Fawehinmi Park, Lagos Nigeria (PHOTOS)

#JUNE12PROTEST: The moment Protesters arrived at Gani Fawehinmi Park, Lagos Nigeria (PHOTOS)

Proud moment Protesters arrived at Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota Lagos.



#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow

The Protest has since resumed in Ojota after the Protesters have been reportedly dispatch and intimidated twice by the police and the Political thugs.


According to the Protesters; thehe thugs never tried attacking us at Ketu or Ogota until the Special forces started their special stupidity.

"We dismissed the policemen more than three times before they finally started with tear gas. When tear gas didn't work,they moved to shoot directly at protesters. Even after the guns shoot comrades still stood their ground. We move to avoid direct confrontation which would lead to more victims and probably death on both side. Despite that,many comrades were still brutalized."



Proud moment Protesters arrived at Gani Fawehinmi Park, Ojota Lagos.



#June12Protest #BuhariMustGo #RevolutionNow

The Protest has since resumed in Ojota after the Protesters have been reportedly dispatch and intimidated twice by the police and the Political thugs.


According to the Protesters; thehe thugs never tried attacking us at Ketu or Ogota until the Special forces started their special stupidity.

"We dismissed the policemen more than three times before they finally started with tear gas. When tear gas didn't work,they moved to shoot directly at protesters. Even after the guns shoot comrades still stood their ground. We move to avoid direct confrontation which would lead to more victims and probably death on both side. Despite that,many comrades were still brutalized."



Know the Threat Level As Major General Muhammadu Buhari Visits Lagos on Thursday 10th June 2021

Know the Threat Level As Major General Muhammadu Buhari Visits Lagos on Thursday 10th June 2021

 *Presidential Visit*:

*Location*: Lagos State

*Threat Level*: Medium



The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be visiting Lagos state tomorrow Thursday, 10th of June, 2021. President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit is to commission the Mobolaji Junction Railway Station at Ebutte Metta.


*Impact*

Heavy military and other security presence is anticipated.

Possibility of heavy traffic due to road blockade/ closure while the Presidential convoy is in transit is expected. There's also high possibility of traffic robbery across the State due to potential gridlock as envisaged. 


*Advisory*:

Extreme vigilance advised. Expect delays. Please plan your route accordingly. Avoid driving against traffic "one way".


Regards!!!

 *Presidential Visit*:

*Location*: Lagos State

*Threat Level*: Medium



The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will be visiting Lagos state tomorrow Thursday, 10th of June, 2021. President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit is to commission the Mobolaji Junction Railway Station at Ebutte Metta.


*Impact*

Heavy military and other security presence is anticipated.

Possibility of heavy traffic due to road blockade/ closure while the Presidential convoy is in transit is expected. There's also high possibility of traffic robbery across the State due to potential gridlock as envisaged. 


*Advisory*:

Extreme vigilance advised. Expect delays. Please plan your route accordingly. Avoid driving against traffic "one way".


Regards!!!

Akintoye Writes South West Govs, says Terrorists Have Encircled Yoruba Land, Urges People to Wake Up

Akintoye Writes South West Govs, says Terrorists Have Encircled Yoruba Land, Urges People to Wake Up

Says "New Covid-19 Mid-night Curfew Is An Attempt to Import Terrorists Into Yoruba Land"



Advises RCCG, Winners Chapel, MFM, Synagogue, Deeper Life, Ibadan and Lagos Central Mosques to beef up security around their premises 



Wednesday 12th May, 2021




Renowned Historian and Second Republic Member of the Senate, Prof. Banji Akintoye has raised an alarm, alleging that terrorists have invaded and encircled the South West Geo-political zone of Nigeria.


In a letter personally written by him to all South West Governors, the leader of the apex Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Ilana Omo Oodua, urged the leaders to be vigilant and ensure that their fatherland is not captured by foreign invaders.


Akintoye, according to a statement made available to Newsmen on Wednesday by his Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, declared that the new midnight curfew announced by the Nigerian Government to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria looks suspicious with clandestine motives.


While urging Yoruba people, especially the younger generations to wake up and be extra-vigilant, Akintoye alleged that the previous Covid-19 lockdown from March to May 2020 was used to import terrorists from the North to the Southern parts of Nigeria, especially, to the south-west, stressing that "people must therefore be very careful and observant now"


He advised some top religion centres in South West such as The Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG) Redemption Camp, Winners Chapel's Faith Terbanacle, Deeper Life Bible Church's Camp, Mountain of Fire's Camp, Synagogue Church of All Nations's Headquarters and the prestigious Central Mosque buildings in Lagos and Ibadan, to beef-up security around their premises.


The lengthy statement, as written by Akintoye, read in parts:


"This is an alert from Ilana Omo Oodua to the Yoruba people at home and in the Diaspora. The situation that has developed in Nigeria in recent days calls for the uttermost vigilance of the Yoruba nation, and every Yoruba man, woman, and child.


"There is danger that if we don't mount that high level of vigilance today, very serious pains can be inflicted upon us as a nation and on countless numbers of citizens of our nation. 


"A few days ago, precisely, Saturday, the 8th of May, I sent a very desperate letter to the six Governors of the Yoruba Southwest. The letter reads as follows:


"Your Excellencies, the Governors of the Yoruba Southwest. This is a very desperate message from me to the State Governors of our Yorubaland in the face of the impending escalation of the ongoing invasion of our homeland. A combination of Fulani terrorists, Boko Haram and ISIS have occupied Niger State which is immediately north of Yorubaland, thereby providing for themselves very easy access into Yorubaland through the Yoruba parts of Kwara and Kogi States. 


"Then, recently, the US has issued a statement that ISIS has infiltrated Southern Nigeria from the sea-- meaning that the coast of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo States have been infiltrated.


"Our situation has thus become desperate and requires desperate actions from our State Governors. I feel obliged to devote much attention to the study of our Yoruba nation's vicissitudes in these terrible times, and from such studies, I am hereby raising an informed alarm to the Governors of our States. I humbly and passionately urge our Governors to come together to give the needed response to the danger that threatens to engulf our Yorubaland in, most probably, the next few days. 


"It is very well known that the signature action of these foreign terrorist organisations is to first destroy prominent assets of the society that they attack. That could mean that major public and private buildings in Lagos and Ibadan, particularly the hugely symbolic Cocoa House in Ibadan, would be their immediate targets. 


"By the grace of God, we will ultimately expel them from our homeland, but by then, very many valuable assets of our nation might have been wrecked. This is something that we can and must prevent by preempting them with our own massive defensive measures. 


"I wish our Governors God's wisdom and strength as they rise together to do the desperately needful now. I trust you all to make the best decision, but I respectfully urge that you also borrow a leaf from what Governor Ortom has done in his Benue State. 


"With my greatest regards. Prof Banji Akintoye."


"That was last Saturday. Now, in the past 24 hrs, that is, since late Monday, May 10, 2021, more troubling developments have occurred. First, the Secretary to the Nigerian Federal Government, Boss Mustapha, went on air and announced a number of Federal Government measures which were said to be made necessary by COVID 19. The measures included Nigerian-wide curfews, a limit of the congregation of persons to 50, closing down of bars and night clubs, among others. 


"However, while members of the Nigerian public were still pondering the Federal Government's announcement, another highly placed official of the same Government, Dr Sani Aliyu, Coordinator of the National Presidential Task Force on COVID 19, came out with a statement that the announcement a night before on lockdown, curfew, and public gathering were fake. He concluded that the public should ignore them.


"We urge the Yoruba people to be aware of what may be happening now. We ask Yoruba people to remember that when the Federal Government announced a lockdown in March 2020, the lockdown was converted to a sinister opportunity to truck countless loads of Fulani terrorists and others to the South, especially to the Yoruba Southwest. We Yoruba people must defend our homeland, our towns, cities, villages, farmlands and our people no matter what anybody else may be doing. 


"Happily, most Yoruba people are no longer in doubt about the danger that confronts their nation in Nigeria, but we need now is to mobilize ourselves in defence of our homeland . The Yoruba people are grateful to the Yoruba youths for the way they have woken up to resist the invasion of Yorubaland by terrorist bandits. 


"The Yoruba youths must take particular cognizance of the following facts: 


"That terrorists have taken over Niger State: That Niger State is the immediate Northern neighbour of Yorubaland; that terrorists now command easy access into Yoruba land through the Yoruba parts of Kwara and Kogi States; a powerful nation, the United States of America, has issued an alert informing Nigeria and the world that ISIS, probably in alliance with other terrorist groups, has infiltrated the Southern parts of Nigeria from the sea; That the Nigerian Federal Government has not responded in any way to all these dangerous developments, which means that we must not wait for any Federal Government to defend us. 


"We Yoruba people must also remember in particular that all past efforts by terrorists in Nigeria have always had special plans for Yorubaland because, as everybody knows, Yorubaland is the home of the richest non-petroleum resources in Nigeria. 


"All these call for a new and higher level of response and vigilance by the Yoruba people. Our youths have been holding mega rallies across cities and that is a very welcome development, but our youths must now respond at a much higher level than mega rallies. They must organise themselves urgently to protect our roads, especially the roads that lead into our homeland. They must ensure that the influx of terrorists and arms into our land definitively stops. 


"Owners and custodians of significant edifices in Yorubaland are strongly advised now to establish formidable security for their edifices. These include bridges, important public and private buildings, churches and such eminent Church estates as the Redeem, Winners, Deeper Life, Mountain of Fire Church camps and the unique Synagogue building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, and even our most prestigious Central Mosque buildings in Lagos, Ibadan and our other cities. 


"We must remember that when these terrorists broke into Mali Republic some years ago they destroyed the revered mosque of the ancient Sankore University in Timbuktu, the greatest Islamic monument in West Africa. To them, whatever does not qualify as fundamentalist or jihadist deserves to be destroyed.


"The Yoruba people trust their youths because the youths have done a lot of great things in recent times. We know they can do it, and we expect them to do their duty to their nation in these desperate times. Do this for your nation now to secure our nation and carve for yourself an honourable place in history.


"Yoruba youths must also make it clear to the world that NOW is the last and final battle of the Yoruba people against the destructive elements of Nigeria on the Yoruba nation", the statement concluded.

Says "New Covid-19 Mid-night Curfew Is An Attempt to Import Terrorists Into Yoruba Land"



Advises RCCG, Winners Chapel, MFM, Synagogue, Deeper Life, Ibadan and Lagos Central Mosques to beef up security around their premises 



Wednesday 12th May, 2021




Renowned Historian and Second Republic Member of the Senate, Prof. Banji Akintoye has raised an alarm, alleging that terrorists have invaded and encircled the South West Geo-political zone of Nigeria.


In a letter personally written by him to all South West Governors, the leader of the apex Yoruba Self-Determination Group, Ilana Omo Oodua, urged the leaders to be vigilant and ensure that their fatherland is not captured by foreign invaders.


Akintoye, according to a statement made available to Newsmen on Wednesday by his Communications Manager, Maxwell Adeleye, declared that the new midnight curfew announced by the Nigerian Government to curtail the spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria looks suspicious with clandestine motives.


While urging Yoruba people, especially the younger generations to wake up and be extra-vigilant, Akintoye alleged that the previous Covid-19 lockdown from March to May 2020 was used to import terrorists from the North to the Southern parts of Nigeria, especially, to the south-west, stressing that "people must therefore be very careful and observant now"


He advised some top religion centres in South West such as The Redeemed Christians Church of God (RCCG) Redemption Camp, Winners Chapel's Faith Terbanacle, Deeper Life Bible Church's Camp, Mountain of Fire's Camp, Synagogue Church of All Nations's Headquarters and the prestigious Central Mosque buildings in Lagos and Ibadan, to beef-up security around their premises.


The lengthy statement, as written by Akintoye, read in parts:


"This is an alert from Ilana Omo Oodua to the Yoruba people at home and in the Diaspora. The situation that has developed in Nigeria in recent days calls for the uttermost vigilance of the Yoruba nation, and every Yoruba man, woman, and child.


"There is danger that if we don't mount that high level of vigilance today, very serious pains can be inflicted upon us as a nation and on countless numbers of citizens of our nation. 


"A few days ago, precisely, Saturday, the 8th of May, I sent a very desperate letter to the six Governors of the Yoruba Southwest. The letter reads as follows:


"Your Excellencies, the Governors of the Yoruba Southwest. This is a very desperate message from me to the State Governors of our Yorubaland in the face of the impending escalation of the ongoing invasion of our homeland. A combination of Fulani terrorists, Boko Haram and ISIS have occupied Niger State which is immediately north of Yorubaland, thereby providing for themselves very easy access into Yorubaland through the Yoruba parts of Kwara and Kogi States. 


"Then, recently, the US has issued a statement that ISIS has infiltrated Southern Nigeria from the sea-- meaning that the coast of Lagos, Ogun and Ondo States have been infiltrated.


"Our situation has thus become desperate and requires desperate actions from our State Governors. I feel obliged to devote much attention to the study of our Yoruba nation's vicissitudes in these terrible times, and from such studies, I am hereby raising an informed alarm to the Governors of our States. I humbly and passionately urge our Governors to come together to give the needed response to the danger that threatens to engulf our Yorubaland in, most probably, the next few days. 


"It is very well known that the signature action of these foreign terrorist organisations is to first destroy prominent assets of the society that they attack. That could mean that major public and private buildings in Lagos and Ibadan, particularly the hugely symbolic Cocoa House in Ibadan, would be their immediate targets. 


"By the grace of God, we will ultimately expel them from our homeland, but by then, very many valuable assets of our nation might have been wrecked. This is something that we can and must prevent by preempting them with our own massive defensive measures. 


"I wish our Governors God's wisdom and strength as they rise together to do the desperately needful now. I trust you all to make the best decision, but I respectfully urge that you also borrow a leaf from what Governor Ortom has done in his Benue State. 


"With my greatest regards. Prof Banji Akintoye."


"That was last Saturday. Now, in the past 24 hrs, that is, since late Monday, May 10, 2021, more troubling developments have occurred. First, the Secretary to the Nigerian Federal Government, Boss Mustapha, went on air and announced a number of Federal Government measures which were said to be made necessary by COVID 19. The measures included Nigerian-wide curfews, a limit of the congregation of persons to 50, closing down of bars and night clubs, among others. 


"However, while members of the Nigerian public were still pondering the Federal Government's announcement, another highly placed official of the same Government, Dr Sani Aliyu, Coordinator of the National Presidential Task Force on COVID 19, came out with a statement that the announcement a night before on lockdown, curfew, and public gathering were fake. He concluded that the public should ignore them.


"We urge the Yoruba people to be aware of what may be happening now. We ask Yoruba people to remember that when the Federal Government announced a lockdown in March 2020, the lockdown was converted to a sinister opportunity to truck countless loads of Fulani terrorists and others to the South, especially to the Yoruba Southwest. We Yoruba people must defend our homeland, our towns, cities, villages, farmlands and our people no matter what anybody else may be doing. 


"Happily, most Yoruba people are no longer in doubt about the danger that confronts their nation in Nigeria, but we need now is to mobilize ourselves in defence of our homeland . The Yoruba people are grateful to the Yoruba youths for the way they have woken up to resist the invasion of Yorubaland by terrorist bandits. 


"The Yoruba youths must take particular cognizance of the following facts: 


"That terrorists have taken over Niger State: That Niger State is the immediate Northern neighbour of Yorubaland; that terrorists now command easy access into Yoruba land through the Yoruba parts of Kwara and Kogi States; a powerful nation, the United States of America, has issued an alert informing Nigeria and the world that ISIS, probably in alliance with other terrorist groups, has infiltrated the Southern parts of Nigeria from the sea; That the Nigerian Federal Government has not responded in any way to all these dangerous developments, which means that we must not wait for any Federal Government to defend us. 


"We Yoruba people must also remember in particular that all past efforts by terrorists in Nigeria have always had special plans for Yorubaland because, as everybody knows, Yorubaland is the home of the richest non-petroleum resources in Nigeria. 


"All these call for a new and higher level of response and vigilance by the Yoruba people. Our youths have been holding mega rallies across cities and that is a very welcome development, but our youths must now respond at a much higher level than mega rallies. They must organise themselves urgently to protect our roads, especially the roads that lead into our homeland. They must ensure that the influx of terrorists and arms into our land definitively stops. 


"Owners and custodians of significant edifices in Yorubaland are strongly advised now to establish formidable security for their edifices. These include bridges, important public and private buildings, churches and such eminent Church estates as the Redeem, Winners, Deeper Life, Mountain of Fire Church camps and the unique Synagogue building of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, and even our most prestigious Central Mosque buildings in Lagos, Ibadan and our other cities. 


"We must remember that when these terrorists broke into Mali Republic some years ago they destroyed the revered mosque of the ancient Sankore University in Timbuktu, the greatest Islamic monument in West Africa. To them, whatever does not qualify as fundamentalist or jihadist deserves to be destroyed.


"The Yoruba people trust their youths because the youths have done a lot of great things in recent times. We know they can do it, and we expect them to do their duty to their nation in these desperate times. Do this for your nation now to secure our nation and carve for yourself an honourable place in history.


"Yoruba youths must also make it clear to the world that NOW is the last and final battle of the Yoruba people against the destructive elements of Nigeria on the Yoruba nation", the statement concluded.

NIGERIA: LAGOS POLICE ARREST, INVESTIGATE POPULAR NOLLYHOOD ACTOR BABA IJESA FOR DEFILEMENT

NIGERIA: LAGOS POLICE ARREST, INVESTIGATE POPULAR NOLLYHOOD ACTOR BABA IJESA FOR DEFILEMENT


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James 'm' 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollyhood actor for defiling a minor


The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya 'f' at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation


Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14 years, since she was 7 year old. The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant. 


The Commissioner of Police,Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter. 


CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI 

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER 

LAGOS STATE COMMAND 

IKEJA-LAGOS 

22ND APRIL, 2021


The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Olarenwaju James 'm' 48, aka Baba Ijesha, popular Nollyhood actor for defiling a minor


The case of defilement was reported on 19th April, 2021 by one Princess Adekola Adekanya 'f' at Sabo Police Station and transferred to the Gender Unit of the State CID, Panti, Yaba Lagos for proper investigation


Based on preliminary findings, the suspect started sexually assaulting the victim, 14 years, since she was 7 year old. The suspect confessed to the crime and was also captured by a CCTV camera in the house of the complainant. 


The Commissioner of Police,Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for proper investigation as he promised to do justice in the matter. 


CSP OLUMUYIWA ADEJOBI 

POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER 

LAGOS STATE COMMAND 

IKEJA-LAGOS 

22ND APRIL, 2021

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Yoruba Group Plans One Million March Rally Across South-West States

ODUDUWA REPUBLIC: Yoruba Group Plans One Million March Rally Across South-West States

 Ilana Omo Oodua which has been the umbrella body of yoruba self-determination groups on Tuesday announced plans for a one-million-strong march rally in the south-west states of Nigeria.


The group in a statement encouraged Yoruba indigenes interested in the rally to get the shirts, caps, and flags for the march in a tweet on Tuesday.

 

According to the group in a statement released on monday that the rally, which had been scheduled for wednesday, had been postponed due to the need for saturday consultations with all yoruba socio-cultural and self-determination group


“ilana omo oodua postpones the one million march of the pro-yoruba nation,” read the statement. The much-anticipated one-million-strong march across yoruba-speaking states has been postponed indefinitel


“the umbrella body of yoruba self-determination groups within and outside nigeria, ilana omo oduduwa, has declare


“On wednesday, march 24th, a rally will be held in the cities of ikeja, ibadan, akure, ado-ekiti, osogbo, abeokuta, kabba, and offa in lagos, oyo, ondo, akure, ado-ekiti, osun, ogun, kogi, and kwara states to drum up support for the actualization of yoruba nation sovereignt


“We have a meeting with all yoruba socio-cultural and self-determination groups slated for saturday, march 27th. after the meeting, we shall announce a new date for the one million march, but it is possible next week. thus, we put all the seats of power in yoruba land on notic


“We have declared our freedom from the failed lugardian amalgamation of 1914. we have also declared our freedom from the fraudulent 1999 constitution of nigeri


The international community, including the united nations (un), european union (eu), african union (au), economic community of west african states (ecowas), and the governments of the united states and the united kingdom have been put on notice.


“The government of nigeria is being challenged legally. we are not going to engage in any illegal or violent act


The group said: "We shall achieve our liberation without shedding blood. we shall deploy our material and intellectual weapons to fight this battle."



Source: DailyTimes

 Ilana Omo Oodua which has been the umbrella body of yoruba self-determination groups on Tuesday announced plans for a one-million-strong march rally in the south-west states of Nigeria.


The group in a statement encouraged Yoruba indigenes interested in the rally to get the shirts, caps, and flags for the march in a tweet on Tuesday.

 

According to the group in a statement released on monday that the rally, which had been scheduled for wednesday, had been postponed due to the need for saturday consultations with all yoruba socio-cultural and self-determination group


“ilana omo oodua postpones the one million march of the pro-yoruba nation,” read the statement. The much-anticipated one-million-strong march across yoruba-speaking states has been postponed indefinitel


“the umbrella body of yoruba self-determination groups within and outside nigeria, ilana omo oduduwa, has declare


“On wednesday, march 24th, a rally will be held in the cities of ikeja, ibadan, akure, ado-ekiti, osogbo, abeokuta, kabba, and offa in lagos, oyo, ondo, akure, ado-ekiti, osun, ogun, kogi, and kwara states to drum up support for the actualization of yoruba nation sovereignt


“We have a meeting with all yoruba socio-cultural and self-determination groups slated for saturday, march 27th. after the meeting, we shall announce a new date for the one million march, but it is possible next week. thus, we put all the seats of power in yoruba land on notic


“We have declared our freedom from the failed lugardian amalgamation of 1914. we have also declared our freedom from the fraudulent 1999 constitution of nigeri


The international community, including the united nations (un), european union (eu), african union (au), economic community of west african states (ecowas), and the governments of the united states and the united kingdom have been put on notice.


“The government of nigeria is being challenged legally. we are not going to engage in any illegal or violent act


The group said: "We shall achieve our liberation without shedding blood. we shall deploy our material and intellectual weapons to fight this battle."



Source: DailyTimes

CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE, UNION DISPUTE AND THE EXPIRATION OF THE 90-DAY NOTICE OF GRAVE CONSTITUTIONAL GRIEVANCES: NEXT-STEPS FOR TRAPPED ETHNIC NATIONS OF NIGERIA

CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE, UNION DISPUTE AND THE EXPIRATION OF THE 90-DAY NOTICE OF GRAVE CONSTITUTIONAL GRIEVANCES: NEXT-STEPS FOR TRAPPED ETHNIC NATIONS OF NIGERIA


(Being the Text of the World Press Conference by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), Delivered by Prof Banji Akintoye at the Expiration of the 90-Day Notice of Grave Constitutional Grievances Issued by NINAS to the Federal Government of Nigeria, December 16, 2020).PROTOCOLS.


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,

 

1) As the Distressed Federation of Nigeria continues to wobble through what seems its Terminal Throes, it will be recalled that the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), aggregating the Indigenous Nations and Peoples of Southern and Middle- Belt of Nigeria, who have found themselves at the receiving end of a most vicious Ethnic Cleansing Onslaught by Heavily- Armed Invading Fulani Militia, masquerading as “Herdsmen”, Formally Declared a UNION DISPUTE with the Federation of Nigeria as represented by the Federal Government of Nigeria via the CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE Proclamation of December 16, 2020 in which it made a Five- Point Demand upon the Federal Government of Nigeria, to Formally commence the Remediation of the Grave Constitutional Grievances enumerated in the said Proclamation, within a Period of 90 Days beginning from the midnight of December 16, 2020.

  2) The full text of the December 16 Proclamation was published unedited as an Advertorial in the January 20, 2021 Edition of the Guardian Newspaper at pages 38, 39, 40 and 41. Hard Copies of the Proclamation were also dispatched to the President of Nigeria, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, the President of Nigeria’s Senate, the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, the Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies, the

 UN, EU and AU Missions in Nigeria, the Ambassadors of the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, Belgium, and Japan to Nigeria; the High Commissioners of the United Kingdom and Australia to Nigeria, ECOWAS Secretariat and a other Stakeholder Institutions.

(3) We Report to you now that at the expiration of the 90-Day Period Notice by the midnight of March 16, 2021, no Formal Contact was made


 with NINAS by the Federal Government of Nigeria and so we are gathered here today March 17, 2021 to Inform our People as well as the International Community, what our Next-Steps will be in our resolve to extricate ourselves from the Death-Trap and Bondage Unitary Nigeria has become for our Various Peoples.


(4) In refusing to step forward to the table of Dialogue and in the Characteristic Arrogant Disposition of the Federal Government of Nigeria, we wish to call your attention to several knee-jerk, patch-work and bad- faith options the Federal Government of Nigeria chose to pursue in the desperation to once again evade the Sovereignty Question it had been evading since 1967, instead of embracing the Comprehensive Framework Tabled by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-

Determination, NINAS via the December 16, 2020 Proclamation. In this regard, we note the Emergency Conference anchored by Channels Television and tagged “Pulling Nigeria Back from the Brink” featuring Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State (who Chaired the APC Restructuring Committee); Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State who is Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum as well as Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senator and Senate Minority Leader.


In their various Presentations at that Conference, they spoke of the Urgency of the Nigerian Situation; they alluded to many of the Grave Constitutional Grievances raised by the NINAS Proclamation but without any direct mention of NINAS or the December 16, 2020 Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation. In what seemed like an unprecedented Bi- Partisan Consensus and Legislative -Executive Cooperation, they all agreed that immediate Remediation Steps need to be taken forthwith including the return of Niger Delta’s Oil & Gas Assets to its owners, the Decentralization of Policing to allow State and Local Government Police but most curiously, they proposed Urgent Amendments to the 1999Constitution and the Invocation of the Doctrine of Necessity by the National Assembly to commence the Remediation Processes. NINAS interprets this attempt to railroad the Resolution of the Grave Constitutional Grievances to the National Assembly as a clear-minded evasion of the Fundamental Sovereignty Question relating to the Deep Distortions in Our Union Agreement (Constitution) which must now be engaged by the Constituent Components of Nigeria whose Sovereignties are Currently Hijacked and Confiscated by the Nigerian State via the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution. This Interpretation stems from the fact that the National Assembly which itself, is a Product of that Constitution, had a few months ago, acknowledged that it has no Constitution-Making Powers as that Power vests Exclusively in the Constituent Component Nationalities of Nigeria as an Incident of their Sovereignty. It indeed amounts to Treason for the National Assembly or the Executive Branch of the Federal Government to continue to usurp the Sovereignty of the Peoples of Nigeria confiscated by the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution which is already repudiated and rejected by the Peoples of Nigeria especially in the Alliance Territories as represented by NINAS. NINAS also see external collaboration to this Treasonous Conduct of the National Assembly when Groups of individualscraft and Present to the National Assembly, Proposals inviting the National Assembly to embark on the exercise of Writing or Re-Writing the Constitution of Nigeria via Amendments, without the Constituent Component Nationalities first Addressing Sovereignty Dispute. Those external collaborators also talk about inserting a “National Referendum” Provision in the 1999 Constitution at a time the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria are Clamouring for Regional Referendums to Determine their Sovereignty. Some talk about Resuscitating the 1963 Constitution (i.e. Constitution-Writing) as the way to go. This also amounts to evading the Sovereignty Discussion. NINAS Unequivocally rejects these Propositions insofar as they would operate to commandeer and railroad our Hijacked Collective Sovereignty to the National Assembly.


There was also a recent suggestion by Nigeria’s Senate President, Lawan, that the assignment of Constitutional roles to Traditional Rulers in Nigeria will solve the broken down Security of Nigeria. These are all parts of begging the Question. We have to ask Mr Senate President why have State Governors who have Constitutional Roles, not resolved the Security Nightmares of Nigeria or even of their States.


In all, it is clear to NINAS that the both Federal Government of Nigeria and the National Assembly of Nigeria, are fully aware of the Grave

Constitutional Grievances of the Constituent Component Nationalities of Nigeria, but are unwilling to address the Grievances, thereby inviting upon us all, a dangerous regime of Self-Help, especially against the Hydra- headed Monster of Gross Insecurity running wild all over Nigeria wearing at various times, the Garment of Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, Miyetti Allah or Bandits.


(5) For the benefit of those who may not have read the December 16, 2020Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation and for the purpose of putting a contextual backdrop to the Post-Notice Action Outlines that we shall be spelling out today, permit me to Read in Full, the Five Demands of the December 16, 2020 Proclamation, along with the Paragraphs immediately preceding the Demands and the one immediately after it (ie the Closing Paragraph) so that we can better understand the reasoning behind the extraordinary measure of Constitutional Force Majeure as well as the Implications for the Distressed Nigerian Union and various Stakeholders including Government, Political Parties and International Interests, and I quote: “ACCORDINGLY, WE THE UNDERSIGNED, BEING Accredited Representatives of the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria’s Southern and Middle-Belt Territories, hereinafter called “the Alliance Territories”, (Constituting over 75% of the Population of Nigeria), on behalf of the Peoples of the Alliance Territories, and in Invocation of the Universal Rights appurtenant to our Sovereignties as Indigenous Peoples of the Distressed Nigerian Federation, including the Right To Self-Determination as enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007 as well as the United Nations Charter On Human Rights; HAVING exhausted every Democratic, People-Driven Process in seeking an orderly redress for the aforementioned Grave Constitutional Grievances emanating from the Unilateral Imposition of a Unitary Constitutional Order on our supposed Federal Union by a Section of Nigeria that has also Imposed Sharia in their own Part of our supposed Secular Union; AND NOW in circumstances that have become an extraordinary emergency for our Peoples, being confronted by the Clear and Present danger of Extermination in the hands of our supposed Compatriots in the of Nigeria who are Pursuing an Ethnic Cleansing Campaign against the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria HEREBY DECLARE A SOVEREIGNTY DISPUTE with the Federation of Nigeria as represented by Federal Government of Nigeria, on account of our Repudiation and Rejection of the Imposed 1999Constitution of Nigeria whose authorship was Fraudulently imputed to us by the Preamble to that Constitution in its False Claim that “We the People”, Made, Enacted and Gave To Ourselves the said 1999 Constitution, with a further lie in that same Preamble, that we had Firmly and Solemnly Resolved to submit Our Peoples and Our Lands into the Union of Nigeria. FURTHERMORE, IN INVOCATION OF OUR LONG-SUPPRESSED COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTIES WE HEREBY PROCLAIM A CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE effective from the Midnight of the 16th Day of December 2020, with a 90-Day NOTICE to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, the Security Council of the United Nations, the Government of the United States of America, the European Union as well as the International Community, of the Intention of the Peoples of the Alliance Territories to reconsider our Continued Allegiance to the Disputed 1999 Constitution as well as the Unitary Union of Death, Attrition and Backwardness it foists on us.

 FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE AND TO AVOID ANARCHY, IT IS OUR DEMAND THAT IN THE 90-DAY PERIOD OF THIS NOTICE, THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC ACTIONS MUST BE TAKEN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA TO FIRMLY SET IN MOTION, AN IRREVERSIBLE PROCESS BY WHICH THE AFOREMENTIONED GRAVE CONSTITUTIONAL GRIEVANCES WOULD BE ADDRESSED:

(A) A Formal Announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria acknowledging the Constitutional Grievances and Sovereignty Dispute now Declared by the Peoples of South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria.

(B) A Formal Commitment by Federal Government of Nigeria to the wholesale Decommissioning and Jettisoning of the 1999 Constitution as the Basis of the Federation of Nigeria as was done by the Government of Apartheid-Era South Africa in 1990, to commence the process by which the Apartheid Constitution of the then South Africa was eased out.

(C) A Formal Announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria suspending further General Elections under the Disputed 1999 Constitution since winners of such Elections will Swear to, and Govern by that Constitution.

(D) A Formal Invitation to the Peoples of the South and Middle-Belt of

 Nigeria to work out and emplace a Transitional Authority, which shall specify the Modalities for the Transitioning Process including the Composition and Mandate of the Transitional Authority as well as the Time-frame for the Transitioning and other Ancillary Matters.


(E) A Formal Initiation of a Time-Bound Transitioning Process to midwife the emergence of Fresh Constitutional Protocols by a Two-Stage Process


 in which the Constituent Regional Blocs will at the first stage, Distill and Ratify their various Constitutions by Referendums and Plebiscites and in the second stage, Negotiate the Terms of Federating afresh as may be dictated by the outcomes of Referendum and Plebiscites.


BY THIS PROCLAMATION, Let it be known to ALL, including International Money Lenders, that Nigeria is now a Disputed Project and that while the Constituent Components commit to honouring existing International Debt Obligations, WE CAUTION that whatever Obligations that may arise from any Foreign Loans contracted by the Federal Government of Nigeria from the date of this Proclamation may come into controversy. Similarly, all Loans contracted by the Federal Government of Nigeria, containing any

Clause that may Cede the Sovereignty of Nigeria or any part thereof in the event of Repayment Default shall be disputed as illicit, and in breach of the Sovereignty of the Federating Units.


We also invite Politicians from the Alliance Territories and all Political Parties Operating in the Alliance Territories, to TAKE NOTICE, that the 1999 Constitution by which the winner of any National Elections in Nigeria will Swear, and Govern, is the very Object of the Sovereignty Dispute We Have just Proclaimed, with a Demand that Further National Elections premised upon that Repudiated Constitution, be Deferred Forthwith, for the purpose of first Reworking the Damaged Constitutional Basis of Nigeria. It is therefore our Expectation that you will stand with the People you Claim or Seek to Serve as Politicians or Political Parties in their current resolve to Wind up the Operation of the 1999 Constitution and Extinguish the source of their Misery. If instead of standing with your People, you choose to go to another round of General Elections in 2023 under that Constitution, it will simply mean that you are a part of the enemy-imposed Mechanism for Inflicting Death, Misery and Impoverishment upon your own People, for no other reason than Personal Gain.


The Signatories to this Proclamation commit themselves to providing a Detailed Proposition for Undertaking this Fundamental Reconfiguration of

 the Damaged Constitutional Basis of Nigeria. In this regard, the Signatories Adopt and Incorporate the MNN Alliance’s November 16, 2018OPEN MEMORANDUM TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON THE RESTRCTURING DEBATE, reported by Guardian of Nov 18, 2018, as an outline of our Prescriptions in this Proclamation.  ​​​


ISSUED THIS 16thDAY OF December 2020” end of quote.


(6) Before I proceed with the Next-Steps, permit me to make a few clarifications about the Nature and Substance of the Sovereignty Dispute we Declared and about the Exact Remediation Propositions we made:

(i) The Constitutional Force Majeure is a carefully Designed Decisive Action Process that will continue until it achieves its Twin Objectives of Peacefully Easing out the Imposed Fraudulent 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and the Orderly Emergence of Successor-Constitutional Protocols, in keeping with the Self-Determination Rights of the Constituent Component Ethnic Nations of the Distressed Federation of Nigeria. It is therefore not a one day Armageddon in which the roof of heaven will fall upon the earth as being Speculated by some commentators, whether out of ignorance or mischief.

(ii) The 90-Day Period of Notice was for the Federal Government to Fully Consider the Grievances Raised and to Bring Itself to the Table of Dialogue set up by the Aggrieved Constituent Components of Nigeria. In that Period, NINAS persuaded the Peoples of the Alliance Blocs to refrain from any acts that might aggravate the volatile situation of Nigeria even in the face of severe provocations such as when amidst much killings across the Nigeria, the Governor of Bauchi State Bala Muhammed, recklessly Declared that the Murderous Fulani Herdsmen rampaging everywhere in Nigeria, had the right to be in every part of Nigeria they choose and to carry AK-47 Automatic Riffles.

This means that after the 90- Day Period of Notice, the Peoples of Nigeria as aggregated in the Alliance, will Proceed with various Processes towards achieving the Objectives of the December 16, 2020 Proclamation, namely,the easing out of the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution and the Distillation of Successor-Constitutional0Protocols.


(iii) The Next Line of Action expressly indicated by NINAS in its Proclamation is that of Reconsideration of its Continued Allegiance to the 1999 Constitution. It is important to state here that the exact Processes by which this Reconsideration will be enacted shall be communicated to the Public in Measured Steps as the days progress and so NINAS hereby invites all Stakeholders to be on the Lookout for Directions, every care being taken to avoid Anarchy or any kind of Breakdown of Order.


(iv) Building upon the Formal Repudiation of the 1999 Constitution by the Constituent Components of Nigeria including by Solemn Assemblies over the last 20 Years, the Joint Proclamation of December 16, 2020 by NINAS was to Serve NOTICE of the Impending Formal Withdrawal of the


Contrived Consent (Forged Signature) of the Peoples of Nigeria by which the 1999 Constitution is being sustained and validated as Basis of the Nigerian Union and it’s Governance.


The Press Conference of today is to commence the retirement process of the 1999 Constitution in a manner that restores the Hijacked Sovereignties of the Constituent Components of Nigeria from which they may freely enterinto Fresh Protocols, all through a Transitioning Process that retains Existing Governance Structures throughout the Transitioning Period as South Africa did to ease itself out of the Apartheid Constitutional Order.

(7) NOW TO THE NEXT-STEPS:


(i) After Due Consultations with Stakeholders; Bearing in mind that the Five-Point Demand Contained in the December 16, 2020 Proclamation was addressed to Federal Government of Nigeria, and Considering the fact that in the event that matters progress to the Reconsideration of Allegiance to the 1999 Constitution, Political Office Holders from the Alliance Territories who will be directly impacted, may be caught in the Middle of a Dispute to which they have not been made parties, NINAS therefore deems it appropriate and necessary to first bring in such persons that may be so impacted, into the Dispute before further steps. ACCORDINGLY, NINAS Hereby Invites All Elected Political Office Holders from the Alliance Territory for Consultations with Stakeholders in their Respective Home Regions within a Period of 30 Days Commencing from the Midnight of March 17, 2021. Appropriate Communications Channels shall be used to Formally extend the Invitations to affected persons and such details as Modalities, Dates, Time, and Venue shall be Communicated along with the Invitations.


(ii) In the aforementioned 30-Day Period of Consultations, NINAS enjoins the Peoples of the Alliance Territories, particularly the younger Generation, home and abroad, whose Future have been badly compromised by the Nigerian State, to intensify the enlightenment about the December 16, 2020Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation amongst the Populace, with a view to mobilizing the Local Populace towards the inevitable engagement with Political Parties and Political Merchants from their Localities, who for humongous personal gains, cling tenaciously to the 1999 Constitution, and even planning to partake in further National Elections in 2023 under that Constitution at a time when the People they claim to Lead and Represent are struggling to ease out the same 1999 Constitution from which all their miseries flow, (including Killings, Gross Insecurity and Mass Impoverishment) and which make them Slaves In their Homeland. The Political Parties must now be persuaded to Close Shop forthwith, albeit Temporarily, until the Constitution(s) by which the Winners of any future Elections (especially 2023) will Govern, since all Political Parties in Nigeria  operate under the 1999 Constitution and the winners of any Elections must Swear to, and Govern by the 1999 Constitution.


This 30-Day Period of Consultations offers the Federal Government of Nigeria a fresh window of opportunity, beyond the 90 Days Period of Notice that expired March 16, 2021, to bring itself to the table of Dialogue set up by the Constituent Components of Nigeria, by way of the December 16, 2020 NINAS Proclamation.


Being all agreed that no progress is possible for the Peoples of Nigeria under the 1999 Unitary Constitution, we cannot be Proclaiming Restructuring, Resource Control, Rule of Law Security, EndSARS, End Corruption, or even Good Governance and still be warming up to go to another round of General Elections in 2023 that will renew the life of the 1999 Constitution which Guarantees Unitarism, Resource Hijack, Impunity, Insecurity, SARS Killings, Corruption, and Bad Governance.


We must now get honest with ourselves and Turn off the Tap from which these evils flow without further delay. The 1999 Constitution is that Tap.

In Closing Let it be Clearly Understood that in the Face of the Demise of the 1999 Constitution and the rapid progression towards self-help across Nigeria by People who find themselves under the invasion by Murderous, Heavily armed Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen while the Security Agents look the other way, it is only a matter of time for the bloody altercations that are currently building up to explode into the Violent Disintegration of Nigeria with Catastrophic Consequences.


Let it also be understood that the Propositions of the December 16, 2020Proclamation by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self- Determination NINAS, offers Nigeria, Nigerians and the Concerned International Community, the Most Viable, Most Comprehensive and Most Peaceful Framework for Undertaking the Inevitable Fundamental Reconfiguration of the Damaged Constitutional Basis of Nigeria.


As we may all recall, the situation of Nigeria compelled the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Nigeria, Agnes Callamard in a September 2019 visitation, to describe the Constitutioal arrangements of Nigeria as “a Pressure Cooker for Injustice”, in circumstances that pose a Threat to Global

Security in the event that Nigeria snaps, since the most notorious Global Terror Networks including ISIS and Al-Quaeda are already converging in the large swathes of UNGOVERNED spaces Nigeria offers and with frightening prospects of an unprecedented Refugee Crisis for the World should Nigeria come undone. As we sit here today, we are already seeing the beginnings of the flood of Nigerian refugees into the rest of West Africa particularly the Yoruba who are now taking refuge in Benin Republic. 


Now that Sheik Ahmad Gumi has helped us piece together the last pieces of the jigsaw puzzle regarding who the Terrorists tormenting Nigeria are, where they are, what their Motives are, what the Nigerian Government and Security Agencies know, and the Ethnoreligious fissures within the Terror Battlefields, NINAS is confident that the illusions of many regarding the Monster we are up against, will be dispersed and more indigenous Nigerians will step forth to embrace the efforts that NINAS has initiated. 


Those who insist on Governing Nigeria with the Imposed, Fraudulent and Unworkable 1999 Constitution as well as those who still aspire to contest further National Elections under that Constitution should know they are the ones pushing Nigeria towards a Violent Disintegration but the Ethnic Nations Currently Trapped in the Failed Lugardian Experiment of 1914 will do everything Legitimate under appropriate International Instruments to extricate them from the Union of Death, Attrition and Backwardness that Nigeria has become for them. NINAS urge our Various Peoples across the Alliance Territories to remain calm and confident as measured steps are being taken towards ending our Bondage.


For the avoidance of doubt, the NINAS proclamation of constitutional dispute on December 16th 2020 terminated the life of the fraudulent 1999 constitution of Nigeria and therefore restored our sovereignty that was confiscated by that constitution. What we are doing today is to outline the processes and modality for the necessary and orderly transition to our full self-determination and sovereignty in the World therefore we hereby call on the peoples of our alliance territory to rise to the challenge of shaking off the shackles and manacles hitherto imposed on them by the defunct 1999 constitution.


The task before our peoples are as follows:


1.​To distill and perfect the documents of their sovereignty namely Map of their Territory and draft constitutions or charters of relationships for multi-ethnic blocks.


2.​To embark upon and intensify their effort towards UN-Mandated referendums and plebiscites.


3.​In the face of the demise of the 1999 constitution which had been impediment to the control and management of their territories and resources (Particularly the 68-item exclusive list), the Governors of the State in the Alliance Territory are hereby advised to, in the interim, work as there state assemblies to make necessary Legislative and regulatory arrangement for the effective control and security of their respective territories as a part of the transitioning process to the new order which has been commenced today.


4.​As a part of the overall management of transition process we call on our people to co-operate with our State Governors for the maintenance of Law, Order, Peace and good Governance.


Thank you for your attention.


PROFESSOR (SENATOR ) BANJI AKINTOYE, CHARIMAN, NINAS


March 17, 2021.


(Being the Text of the World Press Conference by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination, (NINAS), Delivered by Prof Banji Akintoye at the Expiration of the 90-Day Notice of Grave Constitutional Grievances Issued by NINAS to the Federal Government of Nigeria, December 16, 2020).PROTOCOLS.


Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press,

 

1) As the Distressed Federation of Nigeria continues to wobble through what seems its Terminal Throes, it will be recalled that the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), aggregating the Indigenous Nations and Peoples of Southern and Middle- Belt of Nigeria, who have found themselves at the receiving end of a most vicious Ethnic Cleansing Onslaught by Heavily- Armed Invading Fulani Militia, masquerading as “Herdsmen”, Formally Declared a UNION DISPUTE with the Federation of Nigeria as represented by the Federal Government of Nigeria via the CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE Proclamation of December 16, 2020 in which it made a Five- Point Demand upon the Federal Government of Nigeria, to Formally commence the Remediation of the Grave Constitutional Grievances enumerated in the said Proclamation, within a Period of 90 Days beginning from the midnight of December 16, 2020.

  2) The full text of the December 16 Proclamation was published unedited as an Advertorial in the January 20, 2021 Edition of the Guardian Newspaper at pages 38, 39, 40 and 41. Hard Copies of the Proclamation were also dispatched to the President of Nigeria, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, the President of Nigeria’s Senate, the Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, the Conference of Speakers of State Assemblies, the

 UN, EU and AU Missions in Nigeria, the Ambassadors of the United States, China, Russia, France, Germany, Belgium, and Japan to Nigeria; the High Commissioners of the United Kingdom and Australia to Nigeria, ECOWAS Secretariat and a other Stakeholder Institutions.

(3) We Report to you now that at the expiration of the 90-Day Period Notice by the midnight of March 16, 2021, no Formal Contact was made


 with NINAS by the Federal Government of Nigeria and so we are gathered here today March 17, 2021 to Inform our People as well as the International Community, what our Next-Steps will be in our resolve to extricate ourselves from the Death-Trap and Bondage Unitary Nigeria has become for our Various Peoples.


(4) In refusing to step forward to the table of Dialogue and in the Characteristic Arrogant Disposition of the Federal Government of Nigeria, we wish to call your attention to several knee-jerk, patch-work and bad- faith options the Federal Government of Nigeria chose to pursue in the desperation to once again evade the Sovereignty Question it had been evading since 1967, instead of embracing the Comprehensive Framework Tabled by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-

Determination, NINAS via the December 16, 2020 Proclamation. In this regard, we note the Emergency Conference anchored by Channels Television and tagged “Pulling Nigeria Back from the Brink” featuring Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State (who Chaired the APC Restructuring Committee); Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State who is Chairman of Nigerian Governors’ Forum as well as Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senator and Senate Minority Leader.


In their various Presentations at that Conference, they spoke of the Urgency of the Nigerian Situation; they alluded to many of the Grave Constitutional Grievances raised by the NINAS Proclamation but without any direct mention of NINAS or the December 16, 2020 Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation. In what seemed like an unprecedented Bi- Partisan Consensus and Legislative -Executive Cooperation, they all agreed that immediate Remediation Steps need to be taken forthwith including the return of Niger Delta’s Oil & Gas Assets to its owners, the Decentralization of Policing to allow State and Local Government Police but most curiously, they proposed Urgent Amendments to the 1999Constitution and the Invocation of the Doctrine of Necessity by the National Assembly to commence the Remediation Processes. NINAS interprets this attempt to railroad the Resolution of the Grave Constitutional Grievances to the National Assembly as a clear-minded evasion of the Fundamental Sovereignty Question relating to the Deep Distortions in Our Union Agreement (Constitution) which must now be engaged by the Constituent Components of Nigeria whose Sovereignties are Currently Hijacked and Confiscated by the Nigerian State via the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution. This Interpretation stems from the fact that the National Assembly which itself, is a Product of that Constitution, had a few months ago, acknowledged that it has no Constitution-Making Powers as that Power vests Exclusively in the Constituent Component Nationalities of Nigeria as an Incident of their Sovereignty. It indeed amounts to Treason for the National Assembly or the Executive Branch of the Federal Government to continue to usurp the Sovereignty of the Peoples of Nigeria confiscated by the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution which is already repudiated and rejected by the Peoples of Nigeria especially in the Alliance Territories as represented by NINAS. NINAS also see external collaboration to this Treasonous Conduct of the National Assembly when Groups of individualscraft and Present to the National Assembly, Proposals inviting the National Assembly to embark on the exercise of Writing or Re-Writing the Constitution of Nigeria via Amendments, without the Constituent Component Nationalities first Addressing Sovereignty Dispute. Those external collaborators also talk about inserting a “National Referendum” Provision in the 1999 Constitution at a time the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria are Clamouring for Regional Referendums to Determine their Sovereignty. Some talk about Resuscitating the 1963 Constitution (i.e. Constitution-Writing) as the way to go. This also amounts to evading the Sovereignty Discussion. NINAS Unequivocally rejects these Propositions insofar as they would operate to commandeer and railroad our Hijacked Collective Sovereignty to the National Assembly.


There was also a recent suggestion by Nigeria’s Senate President, Lawan, that the assignment of Constitutional roles to Traditional Rulers in Nigeria will solve the broken down Security of Nigeria. These are all parts of begging the Question. We have to ask Mr Senate President why have State Governors who have Constitutional Roles, not resolved the Security Nightmares of Nigeria or even of their States.


In all, it is clear to NINAS that the both Federal Government of Nigeria and the National Assembly of Nigeria, are fully aware of the Grave

Constitutional Grievances of the Constituent Component Nationalities of Nigeria, but are unwilling to address the Grievances, thereby inviting upon us all, a dangerous regime of Self-Help, especially against the Hydra- headed Monster of Gross Insecurity running wild all over Nigeria wearing at various times, the Garment of Boko Haram, Fulani Herdsmen, Miyetti Allah or Bandits.


(5) For the benefit of those who may not have read the December 16, 2020Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation and for the purpose of putting a contextual backdrop to the Post-Notice Action Outlines that we shall be spelling out today, permit me to Read in Full, the Five Demands of the December 16, 2020 Proclamation, along with the Paragraphs immediately preceding the Demands and the one immediately after it (ie the Closing Paragraph) so that we can better understand the reasoning behind the extraordinary measure of Constitutional Force Majeure as well as the Implications for the Distressed Nigerian Union and various Stakeholders including Government, Political Parties and International Interests, and I quote: “ACCORDINGLY, WE THE UNDERSIGNED, BEING Accredited Representatives of the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria’s Southern and Middle-Belt Territories, hereinafter called “the Alliance Territories”, (Constituting over 75% of the Population of Nigeria), on behalf of the Peoples of the Alliance Territories, and in Invocation of the Universal Rights appurtenant to our Sovereignties as Indigenous Peoples of the Distressed Nigerian Federation, including the Right To Self-Determination as enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, 2007 as well as the United Nations Charter On Human Rights; HAVING exhausted every Democratic, People-Driven Process in seeking an orderly redress for the aforementioned Grave Constitutional Grievances emanating from the Unilateral Imposition of a Unitary Constitutional Order on our supposed Federal Union by a Section of Nigeria that has also Imposed Sharia in their own Part of our supposed Secular Union; AND NOW in circumstances that have become an extraordinary emergency for our Peoples, being confronted by the Clear and Present danger of Extermination in the hands of our supposed Compatriots in the of Nigeria who are Pursuing an Ethnic Cleansing Campaign against the Indigenous Nationalities of Nigeria HEREBY DECLARE A SOVEREIGNTY DISPUTE with the Federation of Nigeria as represented by Federal Government of Nigeria, on account of our Repudiation and Rejection of the Imposed 1999Constitution of Nigeria whose authorship was Fraudulently imputed to us by the Preamble to that Constitution in its False Claim that “We the People”, Made, Enacted and Gave To Ourselves the said 1999 Constitution, with a further lie in that same Preamble, that we had Firmly and Solemnly Resolved to submit Our Peoples and Our Lands into the Union of Nigeria. FURTHERMORE, IN INVOCATION OF OUR LONG-SUPPRESSED COLLECTIVE SOVEREIGNTIES WE HEREBY PROCLAIM A CONSTITUTIONAL FORCE MAJEURE effective from the Midnight of the 16th Day of December 2020, with a 90-Day NOTICE to the Government of the Federation of Nigeria, the Security Council of the United Nations, the Government of the United States of America, the European Union as well as the International Community, of the Intention of the Peoples of the Alliance Territories to reconsider our Continued Allegiance to the Disputed 1999 Constitution as well as the Unitary Union of Death, Attrition and Backwardness it foists on us.

 FOR THE SAKE OF PEACE AND TO AVOID ANARCHY, IT IS OUR DEMAND THAT IN THE 90-DAY PERIOD OF THIS NOTICE, THE FOLLOWING SPECIFIC ACTIONS MUST BE TAKEN BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA TO FIRMLY SET IN MOTION, AN IRREVERSIBLE PROCESS BY WHICH THE AFOREMENTIONED GRAVE CONSTITUTIONAL GRIEVANCES WOULD BE ADDRESSED:

(A) A Formal Announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria acknowledging the Constitutional Grievances and Sovereignty Dispute now Declared by the Peoples of South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria.

(B) A Formal Commitment by Federal Government of Nigeria to the wholesale Decommissioning and Jettisoning of the 1999 Constitution as the Basis of the Federation of Nigeria as was done by the Government of Apartheid-Era South Africa in 1990, to commence the process by which the Apartheid Constitution of the then South Africa was eased out.

(C) A Formal Announcement by the Federal Government of Nigeria suspending further General Elections under the Disputed 1999 Constitution since winners of such Elections will Swear to, and Govern by that Constitution.

(D) A Formal Invitation to the Peoples of the South and Middle-Belt of

 Nigeria to work out and emplace a Transitional Authority, which shall specify the Modalities for the Transitioning Process including the Composition and Mandate of the Transitional Authority as well as the Time-frame for the Transitioning and other Ancillary Matters.


(E) A Formal Initiation of a Time-Bound Transitioning Process to midwife the emergence of Fresh Constitutional Protocols by a Two-Stage Process


 in which the Constituent Regional Blocs will at the first stage, Distill and Ratify their various Constitutions by Referendums and Plebiscites and in the second stage, Negotiate the Terms of Federating afresh as may be dictated by the outcomes of Referendum and Plebiscites.


BY THIS PROCLAMATION, Let it be known to ALL, including International Money Lenders, that Nigeria is now a Disputed Project and that while the Constituent Components commit to honouring existing International Debt Obligations, WE CAUTION that whatever Obligations that may arise from any Foreign Loans contracted by the Federal Government of Nigeria from the date of this Proclamation may come into controversy. Similarly, all Loans contracted by the Federal Government of Nigeria, containing any

Clause that may Cede the Sovereignty of Nigeria or any part thereof in the event of Repayment Default shall be disputed as illicit, and in breach of the Sovereignty of the Federating Units.


We also invite Politicians from the Alliance Territories and all Political Parties Operating in the Alliance Territories, to TAKE NOTICE, that the 1999 Constitution by which the winner of any National Elections in Nigeria will Swear, and Govern, is the very Object of the Sovereignty Dispute We Have just Proclaimed, with a Demand that Further National Elections premised upon that Repudiated Constitution, be Deferred Forthwith, for the purpose of first Reworking the Damaged Constitutional Basis of Nigeria. It is therefore our Expectation that you will stand with the People you Claim or Seek to Serve as Politicians or Political Parties in their current resolve to Wind up the Operation of the 1999 Constitution and Extinguish the source of their Misery. If instead of standing with your People, you choose to go to another round of General Elections in 2023 under that Constitution, it will simply mean that you are a part of the enemy-imposed Mechanism for Inflicting Death, Misery and Impoverishment upon your own People, for no other reason than Personal Gain.


The Signatories to this Proclamation commit themselves to providing a Detailed Proposition for Undertaking this Fundamental Reconfiguration of

 the Damaged Constitutional Basis of Nigeria. In this regard, the Signatories Adopt and Incorporate the MNN Alliance’s November 16, 2018OPEN MEMORANDUM TO PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI ON THE RESTRCTURING DEBATE, reported by Guardian of Nov 18, 2018, as an outline of our Prescriptions in this Proclamation.  ​​​


ISSUED THIS 16thDAY OF December 2020” end of quote.


(6) Before I proceed with the Next-Steps, permit me to make a few clarifications about the Nature and Substance of the Sovereignty Dispute we Declared and about the Exact Remediation Propositions we made:

(i) The Constitutional Force Majeure is a carefully Designed Decisive Action Process that will continue until it achieves its Twin Objectives of Peacefully Easing out the Imposed Fraudulent 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and the Orderly Emergence of Successor-Constitutional Protocols, in keeping with the Self-Determination Rights of the Constituent Component Ethnic Nations of the Distressed Federation of Nigeria. It is therefore not a one day Armageddon in which the roof of heaven will fall upon the earth as being Speculated by some commentators, whether out of ignorance or mischief.

(ii) The 90-Day Period of Notice was for the Federal Government to Fully Consider the Grievances Raised and to Bring Itself to the Table of Dialogue set up by the Aggrieved Constituent Components of Nigeria. In that Period, NINAS persuaded the Peoples of the Alliance Blocs to refrain from any acts that might aggravate the volatile situation of Nigeria even in the face of severe provocations such as when amidst much killings across the Nigeria, the Governor of Bauchi State Bala Muhammed, recklessly Declared that the Murderous Fulani Herdsmen rampaging everywhere in Nigeria, had the right to be in every part of Nigeria they choose and to carry AK-47 Automatic Riffles.

This means that after the 90- Day Period of Notice, the Peoples of Nigeria as aggregated in the Alliance, will Proceed with various Processes towards achieving the Objectives of the December 16, 2020 Proclamation, namely,the easing out of the Fraudulent 1999 Constitution and the Distillation of Successor-Constitutional0Protocols.


(iii) The Next Line of Action expressly indicated by NINAS in its Proclamation is that of Reconsideration of its Continued Allegiance to the 1999 Constitution. It is important to state here that the exact Processes by which this Reconsideration will be enacted shall be communicated to the Public in Measured Steps as the days progress and so NINAS hereby invites all Stakeholders to be on the Lookout for Directions, every care being taken to avoid Anarchy or any kind of Breakdown of Order.


(iv) Building upon the Formal Repudiation of the 1999 Constitution by the Constituent Components of Nigeria including by Solemn Assemblies over the last 20 Years, the Joint Proclamation of December 16, 2020 by NINAS was to Serve NOTICE of the Impending Formal Withdrawal of the


Contrived Consent (Forged Signature) of the Peoples of Nigeria by which the 1999 Constitution is being sustained and validated as Basis of the Nigerian Union and it’s Governance.


The Press Conference of today is to commence the retirement process of the 1999 Constitution in a manner that restores the Hijacked Sovereignties of the Constituent Components of Nigeria from which they may freely enterinto Fresh Protocols, all through a Transitioning Process that retains Existing Governance Structures throughout the Transitioning Period as South Africa did to ease itself out of the Apartheid Constitutional Order.

(7) NOW TO THE NEXT-STEPS:


(i) After Due Consultations with Stakeholders; Bearing in mind that the Five-Point Demand Contained in the December 16, 2020 Proclamation was addressed to Federal Government of Nigeria, and Considering the fact that in the event that matters progress to the Reconsideration of Allegiance to the 1999 Constitution, Political Office Holders from the Alliance Territories who will be directly impacted, may be caught in the Middle of a Dispute to which they have not been made parties, NINAS therefore deems it appropriate and necessary to first bring in such persons that may be so impacted, into the Dispute before further steps. ACCORDINGLY, NINAS Hereby Invites All Elected Political Office Holders from the Alliance Territory for Consultations with Stakeholders in their Respective Home Regions within a Period of 30 Days Commencing from the Midnight of March 17, 2021. Appropriate Communications Channels shall be used to Formally extend the Invitations to affected persons and such details as Modalities, Dates, Time, and Venue shall be Communicated along with the Invitations.


(ii) In the aforementioned 30-Day Period of Consultations, NINAS enjoins the Peoples of the Alliance Territories, particularly the younger Generation, home and abroad, whose Future have been badly compromised by the Nigerian State, to intensify the enlightenment about the December 16, 2020Constitutional Force Majeure Proclamation amongst the Populace, with a view to mobilizing the Local Populace towards the inevitable engagement with Political Parties and Political Merchants from their Localities, who for humongous personal gains, cling tenaciously to the 1999 Constitution, and even planning to partake in further National Elections in 2023 under that Constitution at a time when the People they claim to Lead and Represent are struggling to ease out the same 1999 Constitution from which all their miseries flow, (including Killings, Gross Insecurity and Mass Impoverishment) and which make them Slaves In their Homeland. The Political Parties must now be persuaded to Close Shop forthwith, albeit Temporarily, until the Constitution(s) by which the Winners of any future Elections (especially 2023) will Govern, since all Political Parties in Nigeria  operate under the 1999 Constitution and the winners of any Elections must Swear to, and Govern by the 1999 Constitution.


This 30-Day Period of Consultations offers the Federal Government of Nigeria a fresh window of opportunity, beyond the 90 Days Period of Notice that expired March 16, 2021, to bring itself to the table of Dialogue set up by the Constituent Components of Nigeria, by way of the December 16, 2020 NINAS Proclamation.


Being all agreed that no progress is possible for the Peoples of Nigeria under the 1999 Unitary Constitution, we cannot be Proclaiming Restructuring, Resource Control, Rule of Law Security, EndSARS, End Corruption, or even Good Governance and still be warming up to go to another round of General Elections in 2023 that will renew the life of the 1999 Constitution which Guarantees Unitarism, Resource Hijack, Impunity, Insecurity, SARS Killings, Corruption, and Bad Governance.


We must now get honest with ourselves and Turn off the Tap from which these evils flow without further delay. The 1999 Constitution is that Tap.

In Closing Let it be Clearly Understood that in the Face of the Demise of the 1999 Constitution and the rapid progression towards self-help across Nigeria by People who find themselves under the invasion by Murderous, Heavily armed Fulani Militia masquerading as Herdsmen while the Security Agents look the other way, it is only a matter of time for the bloody altercations that are currently building up to explode into the Violent Disintegration of Nigeria with Catastrophic Consequences.


Let it also be understood that the Propositions of the December 16, 2020Proclamation by the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self- Determination NINAS, offers Nigeria, Nigerians and the Concerned International Community, the Most Viable, Most Comprehensive and Most Peaceful Framework for Undertaking the Inevitable Fundamental Reconfiguration of the Damaged Constitutional Basis of Nigeria.


As we may all recall, the situation of Nigeria compelled the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Nigeria, Agnes Callamard in a September 2019 visitation, to describe the Constitutioal arrangements of Nigeria as “a Pressure Cooker for Injustice”, in circumstances that pose a Threat to Global

Security in the event that Nigeria snaps, since the most notorious Global Terror Networks including ISIS and Al-Quaeda are already converging in the large swathes of UNGOVERNED spaces Nigeria offers and with frightening prospects of an unprecedented Refugee Crisis for the World should Nigeria come undone. As we sit here today, we are already seeing the beginnings of the flood of Nigerian refugees into the rest of West Africa particularly the Yoruba who are now taking refuge in Benin Republic. 


Now that Sheik Ahmad Gumi has helped us piece together the last pieces of the jigsaw puzzle regarding who the Terrorists tormenting Nigeria are, where they are, what their Motives are, what the Nigerian Government and Security Agencies know, and the Ethnoreligious fissures within the Terror Battlefields, NINAS is confident that the illusions of many regarding the Monster we are up against, will be dispersed and more indigenous Nigerians will step forth to embrace the efforts that NINAS has initiated. 


Those who insist on Governing Nigeria with the Imposed, Fraudulent and Unworkable 1999 Constitution as well as those who still aspire to contest further National Elections under that Constitution should know they are the ones pushing Nigeria towards a Violent Disintegration but the Ethnic Nations Currently Trapped in the Failed Lugardian Experiment of 1914 will do everything Legitimate under appropriate International Instruments to extricate them from the Union of Death, Attrition and Backwardness that Nigeria has become for them. NINAS urge our Various Peoples across the Alliance Territories to remain calm and confident as measured steps are being taken towards ending our Bondage.


For the avoidance of doubt, the NINAS proclamation of constitutional dispute on December 16th 2020 terminated the life of the fraudulent 1999 constitution of Nigeria and therefore restored our sovereignty that was confiscated by that constitution. What we are doing today is to outline the processes and modality for the necessary and orderly transition to our full self-determination and sovereignty in the World therefore we hereby call on the peoples of our alliance territory to rise to the challenge of shaking off the shackles and manacles hitherto imposed on them by the defunct 1999 constitution.


The task before our peoples are as follows:


1.​To distill and perfect the documents of their sovereignty namely Map of their Territory and draft constitutions or charters of relationships for multi-ethnic blocks.


2.​To embark upon and intensify their effort towards UN-Mandated referendums and plebiscites.


3.​In the face of the demise of the 1999 constitution which had been impediment to the control and management of their territories and resources (Particularly the 68-item exclusive list), the Governors of the State in the Alliance Territory are hereby advised to, in the interim, work as there state assemblies to make necessary Legislative and regulatory arrangement for the effective control and security of their respective territories as a part of the transitioning process to the new order which has been commenced today.


4.​As a part of the overall management of transition process we call on our people to co-operate with our State Governors for the maintenance of Law, Order, Peace and good Governance.


Thank you for your attention.


PROFESSOR (SENATOR ) BANJI AKINTOYE, CHARIMAN, NINAS


March 17, 2021.

ON AWOLOWO, RESTRUCTURING, AND 2023 PRESIDENCY

ON AWOLOWO, RESTRUCTURING, AND 2023 PRESIDENCY

 By: Prof. 'Femi Meyungbe Olufunmilade 



I look at politics and politicians in my part of Nigeria ( Southwest) today and I cannot but remember Chief Obafemi Awolowo's brand of politics longingly.


I am a believer in the approach of Chief Obafemi Awolowo to politics and governance because that approach, precisely,  was responsible for his tremendous success.


I believe in Awolowo not because he was a Yoruba like myself or because he was a fraternal friend of my grandfather, Chief Amos Meyungbe Onasemowo, the Bashorun of Ilugun Alaro Ijebu. Nor because my father, Sam Olufunmilade Meyungbe, was such a fanatical follower of his, he deemed it a righteous thing to drop an advisory letter against passing an unjust judgement at the doorstep of Justice Sodeinde Sowemimo in 1963 over the treasonable felony trial of Awolowo and 21 of his political lieutenants for plotting a phantom coup, whereupon the judge declared "my hands are tied".


I believe in Awolowo because I've read all his 13 books and had gone further to the Federal Archives at the University of Ibadan to photocopy his policy papers and strategic documents as Leader of the Action Group and Premier of the Western Region. On the African continent, he comes next only to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, pioneer prime minister of Ghana, his good friend, in terms of intellectual legacies as a statesman-philosopher.


While 90 percent of Nkrumah's 15 or so books were devoted to Africa's liberation, with only one focused on Ghana (i.e. "Dark Days in Ghana"), 12 of Awolowo's 13 books  focused Nigeria. The exception being "The Problems of Africa: The   Need for Ideological Reappraisal", an original, provocative work of political theory that qualifies him for a doctorate by publication in Political Science. The book was deliberately focused on Africa, being the text of a lecture he gave as a mark of honour to the memory  of Kwame Nkrumah at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.


I believe in Awolowo not just because of his sterling intellectual legacies, but much more because he was an archetypal action man of letters. His ideological professions in "The Strategy and Tactics of People's Republic of Nigeria", "Voice of Reason", "Voice of Wisdom", "Voice of Courage", "Awo: An Autobiography ", "Path to Nigeria's Freedom", "Thoughts on the Nigerian Constitution" etc rubbed off on his priorities and performance in government. 


Awolowo's professed ideology resonated with the masses in Western Region where it pleased God to afford him opportunity to put  his philosophy to practice. Even the illiterate masses understood his political ideology as "ijoba aparo kan o ga ju kan lo", meaning egalitarian government (or socialism), which was being implemented in phases, starting with free education, introduction of minimum wage, free healthcare, higher returns for cocoa farmers, integrated rural development etc.


In essence, Awolowo had core values that informed his politics and government. This made him predictable and stable such that Sir Ahmadu Bello once remarked that, "With Awolowo,  you know where he stands on any issue". He was a convinced federalist, an anti-colonialist, an anti-imperialist agitator; and a professor of democratic (or gradualist) socialism.


It was his anti-imperialist orientation that made him mobilise locally and overseas,  using Nigerian students in the United Kingdom, to protest against a proposed Anglo-Nigerian Defence pact that could have brought the Tafawa Balewa government under the protection of British troops to be deployed to Nigeria in 1961. That probably had to do with his trial for a concocted coup d'etat. Nigeria would have had to endure a neo-colonial civilian dictatorship protected by the British military till heavens know when. 


I went into this recollection about the inimitable,  immortal Awo as a basis of assessment of the present political leadership of the Southwest of Nigeria. Can anyone tell me what core values any of them represent and is actively pursuing in politics and government presently?


Granted, some of them identify with Awolowo by wearing his cap and his eyeglasses. But the identification ends there. Ideologically they are poles apart. Awolowo fought hard to actualise his political ideals and was able to mobilise the masses behind him as co-believers, which explained why they stood with him through his travails and triumphs.


I don't want to mention names, but I'm constrained to ask myself what some leading politicians in the Southwest spotting Awolowo's cap and donning his round lens eyeglasses stand for ideologically?


Then I ask, Were Awolowo to be alive now, what would be his stance on critical national issues? Let me limit the issues to restructuring, which is the core element of the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Let me be charitable enough to judge the current leaders by the only ideal they professed when the APC was formed.


Were Awolowo to be one of the founding APC leaders from the Southwest, what would be his reaction to the non-implementation of the APC restructuring agenda by the Buhari administration?


The Awolowo I know and I saw for the last time in January 1987 at the convocation ground of Ogun State University, and I had accompanied, amidst a surging crowd, to his sky-blue Benz, flanked by Mama HID Awolowo, as he departed for his Ikenne country home, unaccompanied by a single armed security man because Jehovah Elohim and the unbounded love of the masses were his security, would have called for a strategic meeting of the Southwest caucus of the APC long ago. That was a leader guided by ideals. Not primitive accumulation and a blindfolding quest for power. 


He would have invited the governors, senators, house of representatives' members, party excos, opinion leaders etc for a meeting with a single agenda: how to push forward the restructuring agenda of the APC as men of honour who had a pact with Buhari and other stakeholders. You can take it for granted he would pursue the resolutions of the meeting courageously without minding whose ox is gored.


In the first place, Awolowo wouldn't have supported Buhari to be president without first committing him to a Roadmap on Restructuring he would start implementing as soon as he won the 2015 presidential election. And he would have withheld his support for his reelection in 2019 if he had reneged on the 2015 Restructuring Roadmap.


But here we are, the Southwest APC leaders are still sailing in the same boat with President Buhari after he had reneged on restructuring and continues perpetrating infractions that are detrimental to the unity and progress of Nigeria in the form of lopsided appointments that breed sectional resentments and offend our federal character laws. They continue the sail in heavily troubled waters with President Buhari as horrendous killings, rape, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, and destruction of farms and houses of Yoruba rural communities by illegally armed Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen continue unabated.


The Southwest leaders' silence is so loud. They stay mute. They stay inactive, leaving the people to fend for themselves  It's like we have no government. And I'm forced to write this because what I read in today's papers (21st February,  2021) attributed to the governors of Ogun and Oyo (albeit, a PDP governor) states on the armed Fulani killings in their respective domains is irresponsible and a betrayal of trust. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun said Fulani herdsmen are not killers; while Seyi Makinde of Oyo said the killers of Dr. Fatai Aborode in Igangan were Yoruba; not Fulani. We await their unassailable evidence. 


It is now crystal clear that things could have been worse but for Sunday Igboho who sent the signal across that where our compromised leaders fail to protect Yoruba people, the people themselves would defend themselves.  Even the Minister of Defence,  Major Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd.), made a strong advocacy for self-defence earlier this week in Niger state.


In exasperation, I have talked to some people to enlighten me on why our leaders in the Southwest are so irresponsible and charlatanistic in a matter of life and death of the people they purport to lead and at a time a leader like Awolowo would have risen to the occasion to stand in the gap for the people he loved and who also loved him in return?


I was told the dumbness of our leaders stem from two things. One, some of them  have stolen, and are still busy stealing, our commonwealth to the point that they sleep and wake up dreadful of the EFCC knocking on their doors. For them, there is wisdom in the saying that they that live in glass houses don't throw stones.


Two, and this is the preponderant refrain in my chats, obsession with the hope of becoming president in 2023 has so consumed some of our leaders that they wouldn't mind selling us into slavery to fulfill  their ambition. They are not like Awolowo who would say death is preferable to prostrating before your tormentor. 


I am told that our leaders in the Southwest are playing the Machiavellian game. They're stooping in order to conquer. They are of the view that the high principles of Awolowo was what robbed him of Nigeria's presidency. They are scheming, taking all the humiliation, insults, and killings of their people, patiently, in order to ascend presidential power.


It is thus clear that these so-called leaders, like Sunday Igboho said in one of his videos, are only serving the interest of themselves and their families.  The rest of us in Yorubaland - in our millions  - are mere canon fodders. We are only relevant in their scheme of things to the extent that our votes would be needed in 2023 to fulfill their ambition.


Their Machiavellian tactics reminds me of a song by a young Yoruba musician in which he threw a wisecrack thus: "Eni ti o se oogun aiku, to ba ku,  bawo lo se maa gba refund"? The poser is about a man who paid for a charm that would make him immortal: should he die, how would he be refunded?


Let the Machiavellian Yoruba presidential hopefuls, sacrificing their own on the altar of presidential power, ponder this poser: what would you do if you don't become president in 2023? What shall it then profit you that your people's lives and livelihoods are ruined while you kept a deaf and dumb posture? How would you recover from the humiliation you're going through now in the hands of those you helped to power?


Already, some northern governors rumoured to be interested in succeeding Buhari are, rather belatedly, canvassing for components of the omnibus concept we call restructuring: state, police, resource control, independent judiciary etc. That should tell you the Machiavellian tacticians, the presidency will not come to you on a platter of gold. You will have to struggle for it. Who will then support you in Yorubaland? Maybe those feeding from your hands within your party. You will then learn the hard way that charity begins at home.


As for the young Turks from the north of Nigeria,  if you're serious about your latter-day advocacy for restructuring, first  influence President Buhari to restructure Nigeria before leaving office. Tell him to be a gentleman and Mai Gaskiya by keeping faith with his pact with Nigerians. But if you think we are so gullible that promising restructuring would ginger us to support you to become president in 2023, like our dumb leaders in the Southwest, you're mistaken. 


Without restructuring now, in 2023, the last thing Yoruba people would be doing would be electing a president of Nigeria. To what end?


*** *Olufunmilade* is Director, Center for Contemporary Security Affairs, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria. 

Email: *[email protected]*”

 By: Prof. 'Femi Meyungbe Olufunmilade 



I look at politics and politicians in my part of Nigeria ( Southwest) today and I cannot but remember Chief Obafemi Awolowo's brand of politics longingly.


I am a believer in the approach of Chief Obafemi Awolowo to politics and governance because that approach, precisely,  was responsible for his tremendous success.


I believe in Awolowo not because he was a Yoruba like myself or because he was a fraternal friend of my grandfather, Chief Amos Meyungbe Onasemowo, the Bashorun of Ilugun Alaro Ijebu. Nor because my father, Sam Olufunmilade Meyungbe, was such a fanatical follower of his, he deemed it a righteous thing to drop an advisory letter against passing an unjust judgement at the doorstep of Justice Sodeinde Sowemimo in 1963 over the treasonable felony trial of Awolowo and 21 of his political lieutenants for plotting a phantom coup, whereupon the judge declared "my hands are tied".


I believe in Awolowo because I've read all his 13 books and had gone further to the Federal Archives at the University of Ibadan to photocopy his policy papers and strategic documents as Leader of the Action Group and Premier of the Western Region. On the African continent, he comes next only to Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, pioneer prime minister of Ghana, his good friend, in terms of intellectual legacies as a statesman-philosopher.


While 90 percent of Nkrumah's 15 or so books were devoted to Africa's liberation, with only one focused on Ghana (i.e. "Dark Days in Ghana"), 12 of Awolowo's 13 books  focused Nigeria. The exception being "The Problems of Africa: The   Need for Ideological Reappraisal", an original, provocative work of political theory that qualifies him for a doctorate by publication in Political Science. The book was deliberately focused on Africa, being the text of a lecture he gave as a mark of honour to the memory  of Kwame Nkrumah at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana.


I believe in Awolowo not just because of his sterling intellectual legacies, but much more because he was an archetypal action man of letters. His ideological professions in "The Strategy and Tactics of People's Republic of Nigeria", "Voice of Reason", "Voice of Wisdom", "Voice of Courage", "Awo: An Autobiography ", "Path to Nigeria's Freedom", "Thoughts on the Nigerian Constitution" etc rubbed off on his priorities and performance in government. 


Awolowo's professed ideology resonated with the masses in Western Region where it pleased God to afford him opportunity to put  his philosophy to practice. Even the illiterate masses understood his political ideology as "ijoba aparo kan o ga ju kan lo", meaning egalitarian government (or socialism), which was being implemented in phases, starting with free education, introduction of minimum wage, free healthcare, higher returns for cocoa farmers, integrated rural development etc.


In essence, Awolowo had core values that informed his politics and government. This made him predictable and stable such that Sir Ahmadu Bello once remarked that, "With Awolowo,  you know where he stands on any issue". He was a convinced federalist, an anti-colonialist, an anti-imperialist agitator; and a professor of democratic (or gradualist) socialism.


It was his anti-imperialist orientation that made him mobilise locally and overseas,  using Nigerian students in the United Kingdom, to protest against a proposed Anglo-Nigerian Defence pact that could have brought the Tafawa Balewa government under the protection of British troops to be deployed to Nigeria in 1961. That probably had to do with his trial for a concocted coup d'etat. Nigeria would have had to endure a neo-colonial civilian dictatorship protected by the British military till heavens know when. 


I went into this recollection about the inimitable,  immortal Awo as a basis of assessment of the present political leadership of the Southwest of Nigeria. Can anyone tell me what core values any of them represent and is actively pursuing in politics and government presently?


Granted, some of them identify with Awolowo by wearing his cap and his eyeglasses. But the identification ends there. Ideologically they are poles apart. Awolowo fought hard to actualise his political ideals and was able to mobilise the masses behind him as co-believers, which explained why they stood with him through his travails and triumphs.


I don't want to mention names, but I'm constrained to ask myself what some leading politicians in the Southwest spotting Awolowo's cap and donning his round lens eyeglasses stand for ideologically?


Then I ask, Were Awolowo to be alive now, what would be his stance on critical national issues? Let me limit the issues to restructuring, which is the core element of the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Let me be charitable enough to judge the current leaders by the only ideal they professed when the APC was formed.


Were Awolowo to be one of the founding APC leaders from the Southwest, what would be his reaction to the non-implementation of the APC restructuring agenda by the Buhari administration?


The Awolowo I know and I saw for the last time in January 1987 at the convocation ground of Ogun State University, and I had accompanied, amidst a surging crowd, to his sky-blue Benz, flanked by Mama HID Awolowo, as he departed for his Ikenne country home, unaccompanied by a single armed security man because Jehovah Elohim and the unbounded love of the masses were his security, would have called for a strategic meeting of the Southwest caucus of the APC long ago. That was a leader guided by ideals. Not primitive accumulation and a blindfolding quest for power. 


He would have invited the governors, senators, house of representatives' members, party excos, opinion leaders etc for a meeting with a single agenda: how to push forward the restructuring agenda of the APC as men of honour who had a pact with Buhari and other stakeholders. You can take it for granted he would pursue the resolutions of the meeting courageously without minding whose ox is gored.


In the first place, Awolowo wouldn't have supported Buhari to be president without first committing him to a Roadmap on Restructuring he would start implementing as soon as he won the 2015 presidential election. And he would have withheld his support for his reelection in 2019 if he had reneged on the 2015 Restructuring Roadmap.


But here we are, the Southwest APC leaders are still sailing in the same boat with President Buhari after he had reneged on restructuring and continues perpetrating infractions that are detrimental to the unity and progress of Nigeria in the form of lopsided appointments that breed sectional resentments and offend our federal character laws. They continue the sail in heavily troubled waters with President Buhari as horrendous killings, rape, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, and destruction of farms and houses of Yoruba rural communities by illegally armed Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen continue unabated.


The Southwest leaders' silence is so loud. They stay mute. They stay inactive, leaving the people to fend for themselves  It's like we have no government. And I'm forced to write this because what I read in today's papers (21st February,  2021) attributed to the governors of Ogun and Oyo (albeit, a PDP governor) states on the armed Fulani killings in their respective domains is irresponsible and a betrayal of trust. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun said Fulani herdsmen are not killers; while Seyi Makinde of Oyo said the killers of Dr. Fatai Aborode in Igangan were Yoruba; not Fulani. We await their unassailable evidence. 


It is now crystal clear that things could have been worse but for Sunday Igboho who sent the signal across that where our compromised leaders fail to protect Yoruba people, the people themselves would defend themselves.  Even the Minister of Defence,  Major Gen. Bashir Magashi (Rtd.), made a strong advocacy for self-defence earlier this week in Niger state.


In exasperation, I have talked to some people to enlighten me on why our leaders in the Southwest are so irresponsible and charlatanistic in a matter of life and death of the people they purport to lead and at a time a leader like Awolowo would have risen to the occasion to stand in the gap for the people he loved and who also loved him in return?


I was told the dumbness of our leaders stem from two things. One, some of them  have stolen, and are still busy stealing, our commonwealth to the point that they sleep and wake up dreadful of the EFCC knocking on their doors. For them, there is wisdom in the saying that they that live in glass houses don't throw stones.


Two, and this is the preponderant refrain in my chats, obsession with the hope of becoming president in 2023 has so consumed some of our leaders that they wouldn't mind selling us into slavery to fulfill  their ambition. They are not like Awolowo who would say death is preferable to prostrating before your tormentor. 


I am told that our leaders in the Southwest are playing the Machiavellian game. They're stooping in order to conquer. They are of the view that the high principles of Awolowo was what robbed him of Nigeria's presidency. They are scheming, taking all the humiliation, insults, and killings of their people, patiently, in order to ascend presidential power.


It is thus clear that these so-called leaders, like Sunday Igboho said in one of his videos, are only serving the interest of themselves and their families.  The rest of us in Yorubaland - in our millions  - are mere canon fodders. We are only relevant in their scheme of things to the extent that our votes would be needed in 2023 to fulfill their ambition.


Their Machiavellian tactics reminds me of a song by a young Yoruba musician in which he threw a wisecrack thus: "Eni ti o se oogun aiku, to ba ku,  bawo lo se maa gba refund"? The poser is about a man who paid for a charm that would make him immortal: should he die, how would he be refunded?


Let the Machiavellian Yoruba presidential hopefuls, sacrificing their own on the altar of presidential power, ponder this poser: what would you do if you don't become president in 2023? What shall it then profit you that your people's lives and livelihoods are ruined while you kept a deaf and dumb posture? How would you recover from the humiliation you're going through now in the hands of those you helped to power?


Already, some northern governors rumoured to be interested in succeeding Buhari are, rather belatedly, canvassing for components of the omnibus concept we call restructuring: state, police, resource control, independent judiciary etc. That should tell you the Machiavellian tacticians, the presidency will not come to you on a platter of gold. You will have to struggle for it. Who will then support you in Yorubaland? Maybe those feeding from your hands within your party. You will then learn the hard way that charity begins at home.


As for the young Turks from the north of Nigeria,  if you're serious about your latter-day advocacy for restructuring, first  influence President Buhari to restructure Nigeria before leaving office. Tell him to be a gentleman and Mai Gaskiya by keeping faith with his pact with Nigerians. But if you think we are so gullible that promising restructuring would ginger us to support you to become president in 2023, like our dumb leaders in the Southwest, you're mistaken. 


Without restructuring now, in 2023, the last thing Yoruba people would be doing would be electing a president of Nigeria. To what end?


*** *Olufunmilade* is Director, Center for Contemporary Security Affairs, Igbinedion University Okada, Nigeria. 

Email: *[email protected]*”

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