Thursday, 15 October 2020
The All Progressive Party, APC has warned mischief makers to be wary of hijackers, to avoid diversionary interest in the ongoing #EndSARS protest.
The youths took to the street on Thursday, 8 October 2020 to protest across the states of the country, against intimidation and harassment from the Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, and arm of the Nigerian Police Force.
In a statement released by the party public secretary, Hon. Seye Oladejo, the party warned the opposition party, People’s Democratic Party, PDP to steer clear of the protest and not disguise to cause mayhem because of the October by-elections in the Lagos East Senatorial district.
The statement reads;
Our attention has been drawn to the needless and irresponsible politicizing of the #ENDSARS nationwide protest by the opposition PDP.
It will be recalled that the Lagos state government since the commencement of the protest march around different parts of the state has been supportive. Mr Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu and his deputy have taken turns to address the protesters identifying with the issues at stake and assuring of the state government sympathy.
The governor, in keeping with his promise, went ahead to present the terms of the resolution of the crisis to President Mohammadu Buhari in Abuja.
In addition, the state government ensured that all the protesters arrested were released.
It is worthy of note that the most important responsibility of any worthwhile government is the protection of the lives and property of the citizens as guaranteed by the 1999 constitution.
The #ENDSARS protest seeks to enforce this provision within the ambit of the citizens fundamental human right to life and dignity. As a party, we’re all concerned about the incessant incidents of police brutality which largely remain unchecked. There’s no doubt that no one is immuned against the lawlessness of a police force trained and sustained by the tax payers money.
However, the recent turn of events at the protest today gives serious cause for concern. The attack launched by hoodlums on armless and peaceful protesters was in bad taste.
The attempt in the social media, sponsored by the opposition PDP, to hold the state government responsible is to say the least , the height of bitter politics.
However, our investigation has revealed that the PDP would like to take advantage of the spate of protest to cause mayhem because of the October by-elections in the Lagos East Senatorial district.
Our intelligence has revealed the plans to unleash further attacks on the protesters especially in the Kosofe Local Government in the days ahead.
As the ruling party, we’re mindful of our role to support the government especially as regards the citizens rights and the delivery of our electoral promises.
We wish to call on law enforcement agencies to be alive to their responsibility to protect the citizens of the state from any untoward development that can disrupt our peaceful co-existence.
By the same token, the opposition party will be well counseled to revert to issue based campaign that will make for healthy politicking.
Lagos APC Spokesman
Wednesday, 14 October 2020
Ever wondered why you no longer see those Yahoo boys you frequently saw years back showing off their latest cars, jewellery and lavish lifestyle which oftentimes anger onlookers especially the have nots. The big story is they have shifted base.
Its no longer fashionable for Yahoo boys to live in the area they grew up and the big reason is the fear of security agencies such as the Police or the EFCC catching up with them. It is known to many that most Yahoo boys like showing off once they make any hit. Some of them still living with their Parents quickly move out to live elsewhere. For some of these guys, the urge to make a statement to their peers within the area that they are no more on the same social level is the reason they still hang around. However, that was then. The latest development is that many of them no longer live in that your regular street and this is basically because of fear of prosecution by the almighty EFCC. Many of them have simply relocated to gated Estates which they deem secure for their scamming activities.
A few years back, it was almost impossible for a young guy to live alone or rent an apartment in many of the gated Estates simply because of the cost. Apart from the exorbitant prices, the lifestyle of an average yahoo boy would have simply given him away. However, following the EFCC onslaught on their activities especially under the President Mohammadu Buhari regime, the guys have simply moved into many of these Estates far away from the prying eyes of the public. These Yahoo boys go through all sorts to pay the high cost of these properties. In cases where one party cannot meet up with the cost, he teams up with one or two persons, however there is a no go area for them; they make sure they are not more than three so as not to raise suspicion of other Residents who could go ahead to blow their cover. They also don’t mingle much with Residents unlike in the open street where everyone knew them and what they do. Although some of them still get caught by security agencies after due surveillance, the streetwise among them often make friends with the Estate Security men who enjoy cash gifts from them. Those security guys are the ones who tip them off if any strange face asks for their house address. Since the Security guys are normally the first contact with the Police if the guys are being hounded, they quickly send them signals to take cover.
All the gated Estates within Lagos, Oyo and Ogun states are host to many of these fraudsters who device new methods of evading the Security agencies each passing day.
According to the EFCC,the agency secured a record 890 convictions between January and October,2019.
Monday, 12 October 2020
The problem of LGBT rights among Africans reared its ugly head again recently in far away Maryland,USA.The case involves a Nigerian lady,
Kafayat Hazzan and her Nigerian born US husband,who reportedly found out she was bisexual.According to the story,Kafayat,s husband,who had long suspected her allegedly caught her one day discussing intimately with her lesbian partner. The eavesdropping husband, it was learnt,could not believe what he just found out about his wife especially being a Muslim whose faith vehemently preaches against same sex marriage or relationship.
As a result,Kafayat,s husband is said to be finalising plans to end their marriage.He is said to be presently talking to his lawyers. Of note is the odium and ridicule from friends and family she's been subjected to following her husband's sudden discovery.
Those close to Kafayat say she's been downcast ever since the shocking find and all effort to let her man see reasons on her decision has totally failed.She is reportedly distraught at the ridicule from her family too.A source told us that she now stays indoor and a total shadow of her bubbly self.As a result, she has told a few friends that she's tired of life and doesn't exactly know what to do.She also told friends she doesn't know where to go to save herself the embarrassment from her husband.
Hazzan risks a 14-year jail term if by chance she finds herself in Nigeria and the authorities get to know.Ever since the National Assembly promulgated the Law against Gay rights a few years back,practitioners of same sex relationship, if found out, have never escaped prosecution.