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1  Forum / Politics / I can die for Nigeria-Obasanjo on: 9-01-2015 11:20AM

I can die for Nigeria-Obasanjo

Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, revealed he can sacrifice his life for Nigeria, but wouldn't do the same for any political party.

During a courtesy visit to his Hilltop residence in Abeokuta by the presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, Dr. Martins Onovo.He said,

“My first pre-occupation is what is best for Nigeria. Nigeria first, party second and any other thing, third. I can sacrifice anything in the interest of Nigeria and I can sacrifice my own life for Nigeria.“I can’t sacrifice my life for any party’s interest but I’ll sacrifice my life in the interest of Nigeria.”

 Because people may come up and say Nigeria doesn’t belong to anybody, I believe that is a stupid saying. Nigeria belongs to all of us because anything that doesn’t belong to anybody, anything can happen to it. For me, Nigeria belongs to all of us and we are stakeholders in this country.
“Let me make my own position clear, I am a card carrying member of the PDP, because that is the party on which platform I became the President of this country.
“If what you’re trying to do is in the best interest of Nigeria and Nigerians accept and vote for you, who I am I not to accept you as President of Nigeria, I will. But in this your campaign, try to inform, woo and to convince the electorates but whatever may be the outcome of the election after you have done all that, once the election is free and fair and undisturbed, uninterrupted, then you have to accept the verdict of the people.”

2  Forum / Politics / Police detain man for reporting Enugu CP, Abubakar, to IG on: 9-01-2015 11:12AM

Police detain man for reporting Enugu CP, Abubakar, to IG

A businessman, Mr Friday Nnaji , who petitioned the Inspector-General of Police against the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Adamu Abubakar, has been detained by the police in Enugu.

Nnaji was clamped into detention along with Uwaezoke Agbo, Uchenna Okoh and Nwigwe Stanley on December 29, 2014.It was gathered that the police detained the petitioner because the petition reportedly embarrassed the CP.

Nnaji had in his petition, dated December 20, 2014, asked the IG to redeploy and investigate the CP for allegedly confiscating his family land and conspiring with hoodlums to kill his younger brother, Chinedu.

The Enugu indigene alleged that Abubakar sold the confiscated plots of land for N9m.

Punch reports that, However, the CP had denied complicity in Chinedu’s death and involvement in the land issue, adding that it was the Nnaji family members that offered him the plots of land which he said he rejected.

But the lawyer to the petitioner, Sunny Anyanwu, who confirmed the detention of his client and his brothers to our correspondent on the phone, explained that the police detained the men because of an allegation that they were involved in armed robbery.

3  Forum / Politics / Police Arrest 47 Students In Ondo Protesting Over Bursary on: 9-01-2015 10:51AM

Police Arrest 47 Students In Ondo Protesting Over Bursary

Ondo State students from the oil producing communities on Thursday protested in Akure over the non-payment of their bursary allowances. The students allegedly beat up government officials and injured three policemen.

The students had taken their protest to the Ondo State Oil Producing Communities Development Commission at Oba-Ile, Akure, to vent their anger over delays by the commission to pay the allowances.


The prompt intervention of policemen from the state Police Command saved the commission’s building and workers from the rampaging students.

It was gathered that before the arrival of the security operatives, the students had locked the entrance to the commission and booed its chairman, Johnson Ogunyemi.

The students claimed they were being owed 2013/2014 bursary allowances, saying it was the second time they were visiting the commission to demand the payment of the allowances.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state police command, Wole Ogodo, confirmed the incident, saying 47 students were arrested for what he termed a “breakdown of law and order.”

Ogodo said the students stormed the commission “in a fully loaded taxi and four 18-seat buses with all sorts of dangerous weapons like cable wires, sticks, iron rods, matches, machetes, containers containing substances suspected to be petrol and threatening to burn down the offices.

The PPRO added, “They also went as far as holding hostage the Permanent Secretary, a director, a student on IT was also rough handled and other staff were beaten mercilessly.

“All effort to persuade the students proved abortive and the police had to call for reinforcement as the situation was getting out of hand; to the extent of planning to abduct the permanent secretary and director.


“The police however prevailed on them; 47 suspects were arrested and three policemen were injured.”