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AMBODE ORDERS LEGIONAIRES TO TAKE CHARGE OF SECURITY IN LAGOS SCHOOLS

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…Launches 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem

…Donates N25m, Bags Of Rice To Families Of Fallen Heroes

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday directed Legionnaires to take charge of security in public schools in the State so as to forestall all forms of crime in schools.

Governor Ambode, who spoke while launching the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Emblem at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja, said his administration remains totally committed to ensuring safety of pupils across all schools in the State.

He said: “What is important is that we have taken as a matter of fact to take care of our public schools which will henceforth be secured by the Nigerian Legion. We promise to give surveillance vehicles to them to enhance security and keep the safety and security of our children in their hands.”

Launching the Emblem, the Governor said the event has continually served as a reminder of the gallantry and sacrifice of men and women of the Nigerian Armed Forces that have in no small measure contributed in protecting the nation’s cherished sovereignty.

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He said that it was important to remember them, especially for paying the supreme price of keeping the country safe and secure in challenging periods, and for achieving unity at the expense of loosing their lives.

“It is time to engage ourselves in deep reflection of how such homes have been coping and how the widows and children left behind have been surviving, without important loved ones. It is time to rise in support by alleviating some of their needs, it is the time to express our love, extend appreciation and show gratitude to them for their services to our fatherland.

“We must indeed show to each and every veteran that their service to Fatherland is appreciated, not just by the Nation, and the State, but also by ordinary individual citizens of this great nation.

“It is important that we can continue live in unity and peace. Accordingly, we must use this opportunity to convey symbolic messages to our serving Military men and women, that services and sacrifices to the Nation will always be rewarded and appreciated, to inspire them to be more patriotic and motivate them to give their all in the protection and security of our dear country,” Governor Ambode said.

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While urging Nigerians to always treat ex-servicemen with respect and donate generously in the support of the Nigerian Legion, Governor Ambode announced a donation of N25million as well as trailer load of rice to aid the welfare of the families of fallen heroes.

“Also in this yuletide, we extend a trailer load of Lake Rice and N25million to the Nigeria Legion” he said.

Earlier in his opening remarks, the State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, emphasised the need for all citizens to appreciate the gallant fallen heroes through donations for the welfare and upkeep of their families.

Also speaking, Chairman of Lagos State Branch of Nigerian Legion, Col Samuel Akanbi (Rtd) commended Governor Ambode for his efforts at rapidly transforming the State and fulfilling the promises made to the Legion.

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I Will Fight For This Mandate Till The End-Peter Obi

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Peter Obi

The vice presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election has said that he will fight for his his mandate till the end.

Obi said this in his speech at the 8th stakeholders meeting of Anambra State chapter of the PDP titled,” Repositioning for power and good governance”.

At the event which held in Awka, Obi said he was ready to lay down his life to deliver Nigerians from the hardship witnessed all over the country.

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Alleging that every Nigerian now wants to identify with the PDP because they have lost confidence in the ruling APC government, the former Governor of Anambra State added that he is ready to fight for the party’s mandate to its logical conclusion in court.

 

“I am ready to lay down my life to ensure that Nigerians are rescued from the hardship inflicted on them by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government in the country.

“ I will fight for this mandate till the end. The person who is at the helm of affairs today ran for four times and nobody killed him. So, I am not afraid because when PDP was in power it did not kill anybody,” he said.

Recall that the PDP closed its case at the Presidential Election Tribunal in Abuja on Friday, July 10.

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Protests Will Not Make Me Release El-Zakzaky, Buhari Tell Shiites

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President Muhammadu Buhari has told protesting Shiites that no amount of protest will make him order the release of El-Zakzaky.

The President made the revelation while warning shiite members to desist from their protest.

Buhari also appealed to the Shiite members to desist from unnecessary violent protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

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The President spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Shehu who spoke on the issue of El-ZakZaky said since the issues was before the court in Kaduna, supporters should focus on the on-going trial instead of causing daily damages, disruptions and public nuisance in Abuja.

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According to the presidency, it is wrong to be in court and resort to violence at the same time in order to get justice for anybody accused.

Members of El-Zakzaky’s spiritual group have been protesting the of their leader who is facing trail for alleged breach of public peace.

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