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IPOB denies enforcement of sit-at-home in South-East

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Tuesday denied the enforcement of the sit-at-home order in the South-East.

In a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB urged the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the culprits behind the Monday shooting in the state.

The group blamed politicians for the recurring mayhem in the South-East.

The statement read: “The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the senseless shooting in Enugu State on Monday, by hoodlums and cultists recruited and sponsored by some evil politicians in the state who derive joy in spilling blood of their fellow citizens.

“We have severally explained that IPOB has not authorized anybody to enforce Monday sit-at-home which has been suspended since September 19, 2021. Anybody unleashing sorrow on innocent citizens under the guise of enforcing a sit-at-home order is a criminal and does not deserve pity.

READ ALSO: IPOB clarifies ban on cattle in South-East

“Now, we want to inform our people to stand firm in the fight for their liberty. IPOB did not ask anybody to enforce a sit-At-Home of any kind. Henceforth, ESN operatives will come from the bushes and forests and go after these criminals unleashing mayhem on innocent people and visitors to Biafra land in the name of enforcing non-existent Monday sit-at-home order.

“We also ask Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to also deal decisively with any hoodlum using Monday sit-at-home to torture innocent citizens/residents of the state. No genuine member of IPOB or ESN operative is involved in any enforcement of Monday sit-at-home order.

“We equally call on our people and members of the public to skin alive, anyone caught inflicting sorrow on the people in the name of enforcing a non-existent Monday sit-at-home order.”

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Fuel Subsidy Removal: Labour vows to continually resist govt oppression

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has on Tuesday vowed to continue to resist any form of oppression on the masses by the Federal Government.

This was stated by Chairman of the Ogun State chapter of the NLC, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole, while speaking with journalists in Abeokuta.

Bankole also disclosed that the organized labour has suspended its planned protest over the proposed removal of fuel subsidy by the Nigerian government.

The Labour chief said the suspension of the protest was informed by the federal government’s decision to abort the proposed increment in the price of petrol.

Ripples Nigeria on Monday reported that the government was putting on hold its initial plan of removing subsidy on petroleum products by June 2022, and this was after the labour unions and student unions threatened to hit the streets to protest.

The labour congress had fixed February 1, 2022 for a nationwide protest to resist the government’s decision, but arising from an emergency NEC meeting of the Congress, Bankole said after considering many factors, the NLC has decided to shelve the proposed protest.

Bankole said, “We have only one task before us and that is to resist government oppression in any form. We have passed through this path before and here we are again.

READ ALSO: Buhari moves to dump decision on fuel subsidy removal for next govt

“We had a NEC meeting in December when we started having insinuations that they are going to hike petroleum products come February. We had a meeting and NEC took a decision that any day we hear that any kobo has been added to it, we should not even wait for any directive, we should just shutdown the country.

“We had the directive to mobilise and sensitise our people that never again shall we allow any subsidy removal, never again shall we allow them to deceive us.

“Yesterday (Monday) there was a formal publication from the government to the leadership of the congress that government putting the fuel subsidy removal on hold”.

“So, arising from that, we had an emergency NEC meeting and we deliberated and the consensus of opinion is that since the proposed demonstration protest on the plan to hike the price of petroleum and since they have rescinded their decision that we should also shelve our proposed action.”

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Udom Emmanuel to chair Ekiti PDP primary election committee

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The Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel has been selected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to serve as Chairman of the Ekiti State electoral committee to conduct a ‘special congress’ for the governorship election in the state.

The nomination of Emmanuel was announced on Tuesday in Abuja by the National Organising Secretary of the party, Umar Bature, who disclosed that the committee was saddled with the task of electing a credible governorship candidate for the June 18 gubernatorial election in the state.

READ ALSO: PDP will resist any attempt to rig Ekiti guber election – Segun Oni

Bature also announced other members of the committee as approved by the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) to include Toby Okechukwu who will be the Secretary of the committee, as Olusola Obada, Michael Mku, and Ibrahim Khalid, will serve as members.

According to Bature, the Ekiti State congress is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.

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Hislop condemns ‘depressing’ conduct of MPs in spiky committee session

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Ian Hislop says standards in British public life are “very depressing”, as he denounced the lobbying culture of MPs in a standards committee session this afternoon.

Asked by the standards committee chair, Chris Bryant, how MPs were doing on standards in British public life, Hislop complained they were “not good”.

The editor of Private Eye added the Owen Paterson lobbying scandal was proof the “system failed.”

In a tense exchange with liaison committee chair Sir Bernard Jenkin, Hislop was pressed on whether better dialogue was needed around understanding rules on lobbying.

Hislop complained: “Why do you have to explain to a new MP why he shouldn’t lobby for a company that’s taking government contracts?

“Why isn’t that blatantly obvious?”

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