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Those Who Feel They Have Another Country Aside Nigeria May Leave – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday reiterated his position that Nigerians have no other country than Nigeria, telling those who feel that have another to leave.

President Buhari made the remark on Monday when he received the All Progressives Congress governorship aspirant and members of the party from the three Senatorial Districts of Kwara State at the State House.

He described his late deputy when he was Military Head of State, Major General Tunde Idiagbon, who is from Kwara State, as a very rare example of what loyalty to one’s fatherland should be.

A statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, quoted Buhari as having said: “The late Major General Tunde Idiagbon was a very rare example of what loyalty to the fatherland and to a superior should be.

“Tunde was strong, loyal and extremely committed to the cause of positively changing the narrative about Nigeria, which the administration set out to do at that time.”

President Buhari recalled how his former deputy while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia when the administration was overthrown in 1985, insisted on returning to the country despite the political uncertainty, especially as he had learned that he, as Commander-in-Chief at that time, had not been killed in the take-over.

The President added that the late Idiagbon rejected the offer from the King of Saudi Arabia to bring members of his (Idiagbon) family from Nigeria to the Kingdom, as he was his guest at that time, and eventually returned to Nigeria to suffer arrest like he (Buhari) did.

President Buhari further enjoined Nigerians to remain faithful and loyal to the country in all their dealings.

He said: “You don’t have to be in uniform to be loyal.

“What I said long ago in 1984 is still valid today.

“We have no other country but Nigeria.

“Others who feel they have another country may choose to go.

“We will stay here and salvage it together.”

President Buhari thanked the APC stakeholders for the position they have taken to continue to support the party regardless of the outcome of the primaries and assured them that with the unity displayed so far, the party will form the government in Kwara State after the 2019 elections.

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Fritz Awards Maiden Edition Calls For Entries

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Fritz Awards, Nigeria, has opened its call for entries. The event date is December 16, 2020.

The award in its maiden edition seeks to be the foremost platform rewarding creativity, excellence, ingenuity, and hard work in the film industry globally, continentally, and locally. It strives to tell stories that are diverse, experimental, compelling, and that matter.

June 1, 2020 – Submissions open

July 31, 2020 – Final Deadline

October 12, 2020 – Notification

Submit your entry here https://fritzawards.com/submit-your-entry/

You can find out of the rules and regulations and how to enter on here:

https://fritzawards.com/rules/

The award is named in honour of Friedrich Christian Anton “Fritz” Lang, Austrian-German-American Filmmaker, Screenwriter, and Film Producer.

Aside the many qualities that stood him out among his peers including tenacity, doggedness, and the drive for excellence, he is noted to be the first filmmaker to feature a black person in his movie.

You can learn more about the award on our website: https://fritzawards.com/about/

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BREAKING: Co-Host Of ‘Kakaaki’ On AIT Test Positive To COVID-19

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Few weeks after the Chairman of Daar Communications, owners of AIT and Raypower, Dr Raymond Dokpesi tested positive to the dreaded COVID-19 virus, another staff of the organization has tested just tested positive.

PorscheClassy News gathered that the co-host of a popular political show on AIT (Kakaaki), Mr Sola Jaiyesimihas just been confirmed COVID-19 positive.

The veteran broadcaster who has been self-isolating since May 14th, 2020, after falling sick finally got his COVID-19 test result Saturday afternoon which confirmed his positive status.

Jayesimi is currently on admission at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital where he’s expected to undergo the compulsory 14 days isolation and treatment for Coronavirus.

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Two ‘Trigger-Happy’ Police Officers Arrested As Nigerians Demand Justice For 16-Year-Old Girl Killed By Bullet

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Many Nigerians on Friday via social media demanded justice for a 16-year-old girl, Tina Ezekwe, allegedly killed by a trigger-happy policeman in the Iyana Oworo area of Lagos on Tuesday.

The cop was said to be from the Bariga Police Division.

Reports indicated that the policeman was trying to arrest a bus driver for violating the nationwide curfew imposed by the Federal Government to check the spread of coronavirus.

In the process, the policeman was said to have shot the bus driver and Tina standing by the roadside.

It was learnt that Tina, an Imo State indigene who resided at Bariga, was rushed to a hospital after the incident. However, she died on Thursday evening.

A video posted on Twitter by Oworo TV (@OworoTv), which went viral, showed Tina’s body being dragged amid a panicky crowd.

As of Friday, the video had gathered about 160,000 views on the social media platform.

Using the hashtag, #JusticeforTina, Nigerians demanded the prosecution of the erring police officer.

On Friday, #JusticeforTina was one of the most trended topics on Twitter. Actress Adesua Etomi-Wellington shared a picture of Tina on her handle, @AdesuaEtomiW, and captioned it “#JusticeforTina. Tina was only 16.”

Another actress, Beverly Naya with the handle @BeverlyNaya also lent her voice to demand justice for the murdered teenager. “This is all too much! Police brutality needs to stop! #JusticeForTina,” she wrote.

Another Twitter user, @aproko_doctor, asked all Nigerians to demand justice for Tina.

He wrote, “All she did was stand at a popular junction and she was shot by a Nigerian policeman. It could be any of us, and we will not stop until we have a reform of the Nigeria Police Force.

“I don’t want to mind my business and still be shot.”

Sally Suleiman, with the handle @is_salsu, also wrote, “The people who are meant to protect the citizens are killing them. Please lend your voice! #JusticeForTina.”

Also, Efam Harris (@iefamharris) said, “Tina is the young boy with an iPhone; Tina is the young woman who sells clothes; Tina is the gentleman who returns late from work; Tina is everyone who the Nigeria Police have killed for no reason; Tina is all of us. #JusticeForTina.”

Twitter user, Ugwunna Ejikem, lamented that Tina was shot dead even though she didn’t bear arms or looked suspicious for any crime.

“Her only ‘crime’ was standing at a popular junction within the reach of a trigger-happy Nigerian policeman.

“How long will this continue and how long will they keep getting away with this?

“Please lend a voice. #JusticeForTina,” she wrote.

Another user, Danny (@Danny_Walterr), described the incident as heartbreaking.

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