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Yoruba Forum Applauds Security Agencies For Handling Of Secession Rally In Lagos

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Yoruba Forum Applauds Security Agencies For Handling Of Secession Rally In Lagos-Crystal News

The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has lauded security agencies for the professional manner it handled the “Yoruba Nation” agitation Mega rally in Lagos State.

Crystal News learnt that on Saturday, July 3, 2021, security agencies dispersed a mega rally organized by “Yoruba Nation” secessionist agitators led by Sunday Ighogho.

The Yoruba Nation rally which was to hold at the Gani Fawehinmi Park at Ojota, Lagos, was disrupted by security agencies using hot water and tear gas to disperse participants to avert the total breakdown of law and order in the state that might lead to loss of lives and destruction of property.

In a statement in Lagos on Sunday,  National Coordinator of YAF, Chief Adesina Animashaun, said the quick intervention of security outfits in Lagos state and the manner they handled the agitators were highly commendable.

“We foresaw the rally being hijacked by hoodlums if allowed to hold.

“However, we are happy that the police, DSS and other security agencies were able to handle the situation in high and commendable professional manner that stopped the situation from escalating.

“The YAF believes in project Nigeria and sustaining the peace and unity that exists in Lagos state among the various religions and tribes.

“We are grateful that our youth, many of whom do not even understand the implications of the agitation but recruited to join were not harmed nor killed in the process,” he said.

Animashaun, who sued for calm also said there was a need for the youth in the state to shun being used as tools of terror in Lagos state and indeed the South West.

He also warned against what he described as alleged plans for a secession alliance between agitators in the South West and groups from other regions.

“The secessionist agenda is dead on arrival. It will not thrive. Those agitating should have a rethink and refrain as the implications will be dire for them and their followers.

“Once again, we urge parents, guardians, and traditional rulers to call their children, wards and domain to order,” he said.

Yoruba Nation Rally: Teenager Hit By Stray Bullet

Meanwhile, a 14-year-old girl identifies as Jumoke was reportedly killed by a stray bullet during a clash between the security agents and the Oodua Republic agitators in Ojota, Lagos.

Teenager Hit By Stray Bullet-Crystal News

Teenager Hit By Stray Bullet-Crystal News

But the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi, denied the report in a statement, saying the Police “did not fire a single live bullet at Ojota rally today”.

Adejobi said, “The attention of the Lagos State Police Command has been drawn to a news making rounds that a 14-year-old girl was hit and killed by police bullet today July 3 at the venue of the Oodua Republic Mega Rally in Ojota, Lagos.

“The command hereby wishes to debunk the rumour and state categorically that it’s a calculated attempt to create confusion and fears in the minds of the good people of Lagos State and the country at large.

“The command did not fire a single live bullet at Ojota rally today.

“The said corpse was found wrapped and abandoned at a distance, far from Ojota venue of the rally, behind MRS Filling Station, inward Maryland, on the other side of the venue, with dried blood stains suggesting that the corpse is not fresh,’’

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APC Ward Congress: Osun To Adopt Consensus

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 Mr. Gboyega Famodun, the Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun, on Friday, said the party would be adopting a consensus system at the party ward congress on Saturday.
Famodun made this known at the “Osun APC  Congress Committee Stakeholders’ Meeting on Ward Congress” at the Government House in Osogbo.
The party caretaker chairman, who was welcoming the party national congress committee members, said security arrangements have also been made to ensure committee members’ safety and security throughout the congress.
In his remarks, Mr Gbenga Elegbeleye, speaking in the same vein, said that his team has received a list of members of the congress committee set up by the party in the state that they ill be working with.
Elegbeleye, however, debunked reports that he had been kidnapped in the state because of the congress, saying he and his team just got into the state and that he is safe and sound.
“The principle of consensus would apply for the congress. according to the party, and we will be very transparent in our job,” he said.
The State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, in his remarks, said consensus was adopted by the state for the congress in order to avoid rancour.
Oyetola explained that congress was a way of electing officers of the party and should not be a problem.
He, therefore, appealed to those who would be taking part in the congress to ensure a rancour-free exercise, rather than turning it into a battle

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Action has begun in the BBNaija Shine Ya Eye season and users can now vote for their favourite housemate.

For the BBNaija Season 6 tagged “Shine Ya Eye”  SMS voting has been scrapped and other means are being introduced by the organisers.

Crystala News highlights how fans can vote for their favourite housemates.

Voting via BBNaija website

To vote for your favourite housemate on the BBNaija website, fans are to register on the site: africamagic.tv/bigbrother

Click on the Vote menu and register by providing your details as required. Successful registrants will receive One Time Pin via SMS.

Once the OTP is entered, you can then be eligible to vote by selecting your favourite housemate.

Website votes are free though data charges may apply. Votes on the website are limited to 100 votes per user for every voting round.

For future voting, users will have to login with their phone number and password to carry out the voting process.

Voting via MyDStv/MyGOtv App

With the app, users are eligible for additional votes depending on their active DStv or GOtv package.

To vote via the app, simply download any of the apps on Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Once users are logged in, they are to click on the Vote now option and follow the instructions to proceed.

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Lagos APC Group Decries Modalities For Ward Congress

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The Lagos4Lagos Movement within the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has decried the procedures and guidelines for Saturday’s ward congress.

The Convener of the group, Olajide Adediran , who addressed newsmen on Friday at Ikeja, alleged that the National Ward Congress Committee, headed by Mohammed Dangiyadi, was biased.

Adediran said that the national committee ought to have formed a local working electoral committee to work with, to make its work easier in the 245 wards in Lagos State.

“The congresses will hold tomorrow but till now we don’t know the electoral committee members or even the contestants. The venues are also not clear.

“The guideline said there must be forms for anyone who wants to contest, but we have not seen any single form, despite paying for same and having our payment evidence.

We even showed the chairman a list of our intending contestants across the 245 wards, to express our readiness for this congress.

“How do we hold a congress/election without knowing the members of the electoral committee and even aspirants?

“The committee chairman said he has no business with the list of contestants, but who are the aspirants you are conducting the election for if you don’t have forms with you at this time,” he said.

According to him, it is very obvious they are scared of the competition, but the group will go ahead with the ward congress on Saturday because they have paid for nomination forms into the party’s coffers to show readiness and seriousness.

He called on the group members in the 245 wards to come out on Saturday and file behind their officials to be voted for.

“When we are done, we will submit our list and payment pieces of evidence to the national office.

“We will also seek redress in the court if we are not satisfied with the congress outcome because it is our right and we are fully prepared to give all it takes to assert it,” Adediran said.

Reacting, APC Lagos Chapter  Spokesman, Seye Oladejo, said that members of the party knew that forms could be obtained from the party secretariat.

Oladejo urged those who need the forms to proceed to the appropriate venue to get one.

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