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#EndSARS A Movement For Human Rights And Good Governance- CDHR

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CDHR commemorates with Nigerians as they mark the one-year EndSARS anniversary.

The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), the foremost Human Rights Organization in Nigeria, has joined the true people of Nigeria this day, Wednesday 20th October, 2021 to commemorate the innocent souls that were unjustifiably brutally murdered by security agents of the Nigerian State.

CDHR joined the youths in marking the one year anniversary of the #ENDSARS Protests that took place in several cities and towns across the country in October, 2020.

The Human Rights group described the #ENDSARS Campaign that started in October, 2020 as a new Movement driven by the youths for the promotion of Human Rights and the demand for good governance in Nigeria.

CDHR asserted that what started as a protest against Police brutality, torture, extortion, extrajudicial murders, etc has become a consolidated Movement by the Nigerian youths.

It has become a symbolic representation of the voice of the people and the energy and resilience of Nigerian youths in determining the pattern of affairs in this country, including the capacity to determine electoral process and outcomes.

#EndSARS Is New Movement For Human Rights And Good Governance- CDHR

The group reiterated, through a statement made available to NAOSRE by the National Publicity Secretary, Comrade (Barr) Henry Peter Ekine, that citizens have a guaranteed right to express their opinions through legitimate means, including peaceful protests.

The statement advised the police and other security agencies to resist the temptation of preventing free citizens from associating, assembling and expressing their opinions about bad governance and their condemnation of brutality, torture, extortion, unlawful arrests and detention and ultimately against extrajudicial murder.

CDHR encourages Nigerian youths to uphold their freedom and continue to demand for their rights; citizens must continue to demand for good governance, transparency and accountability by public officials.

CDHR insists that #ENDSARS Movement will surely enthrone a new paradigm in the polity and evoke a change for the advancement of the nation.

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2023: I Will Not Impose My Successor On Rivers — Wike

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Thursday said he would not impose any governorship aspirant of his choice on the people of Rivers come 2023.

Wike gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, his Special Assistant on Media, in Port Harcourt.

He assured that the leadership of the party would meet to decide who to support at the appropriate time.

Wike however said that he is obliged to ensure that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wins the 2023 governorship election in Rivers.

“One mistake I will not make is to impose somebody. From my experience as a student of history, reality has shown that it is difficult for you to say Joseph is the man I can trust.

”Until you give somebody power and money, that is only when you will know whether that person is trustworthy or not,” he said.

Wike stated that God would not allow someone who will destroy all the remarkable progress the state had made over the years to be the next governor.

”God will ensure that it is only someone who is courageous, firm and ready to protect the interest of Rivers that will succeed me.

“Rivers is a state that so many people have an interest in. It is a state that you have to put your feet on the ground. It is a state that you have to annoy a lot of Nigerians and a lot of Nigerians will hate you.

“But what is important is for you to know is what is good for your people and stand for your people. Do not allow personal interest to sway you against the interest of your people,” Wike stated.

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VIDEO: Moment Obi Cubana Met Wizkid Backstage At London Show

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Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, a Nigerian entrepreneur, and businessman who chairs the Obi Cubana group of companies showed up at the O2 Arena in London venue of the talked about, a sold-out concert by Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known as Wizkid.

Cubana like many other notable Nigerians was in attendance to support one of Nigeria’s most successful artists who kicked off the beginning of his O2 arena concert as he treated his 20,000 fans with premium entertainment for three nights in a roll.

On the first night, he had on stage with him other artistes like American Superstar Chris Brown. He also brought hitmaker Tems, Buju with the Golden Voice, British Singer Ella Mai, and British rapper Skepta who all featured in his ‘Made In Lagos’ album, as he performed songs from there.

The Popular socialite and businessman, who had shared a video of himself and Wizkid after his third night show at the O2 Arena, London wrote on his page, “Proud of you #wizkidayo“

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Former Senate President Joseph Wayas Is Dead

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Former Senate President in the Second Republic, Joseph Wayas is dead.

The death of Joseph Wayas, was announced by Governor Ben Ayade’s spokesman, Christian Ita on Thursday.

According to the governor, Joseph Wayas gave up the ghost in the early hours of Tuesday in a London hospital.

Ayade said the late politician has left a lasting legacy that will be remembered for a long time, describing the death of the 80-year-old as a monumental loss to the state and Nigeria.

He, however, condoled with the family of Wayas and said his death is a “collective loss and the pains a shared one”.

The statement reads: “As a state, Cross River is in pains as we mourn the passing of our illustrious son. He was a rare gem. Dr Wayas’ demise is indeed a monumental loss to our dear state and Nigeria,” Ayade was quoted as saying.

“As Senate President, Dr Wayas contributed to the deepening of Nigeria’s democratic ethos through his robust and vibrant leadership of the upper legislative chamber.

“And since his retirement from active politics, the former Senate President had been playing a fatherly and stabilising role in the politics and affairs of our state.”

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