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Today's Headlines: Drivers Protest In Benin, Buhari Is A Failure -Soyinka Speaks On Impeachment Plot

Drivers Protest In Benin

News Source: Peoples Gazette

Commercial drivers in Benin on Tuesday staged a protest and blocked major roads in the Edo capital to remonstrate against the enforcement of colour code by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration.

The drivers in their numbers blocked the busy Sapele road, Ring road, Ugbowo road, Aduwawa, First East Circular road and Akpapava to vent their grievances.

The roadblocks caused heavy gridlock in the ancient city, leaving many passengers stranded.

Samuel Omoriege, one of the protesters, said the government was insensitive to the economic hardship when it gave a month’s notice to obtain colour code and paint their buses in Edo colour.

Buhari Is A Failure -Soyinka Takes Stand On Impeachment PlotNews Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has backed the six weeks ultimatum given to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), by some federal lawmakers to find a solution to terrorism or be impeached.

Soyinka spoke on Tuesday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, during an interactive session organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abeokuta Club.

The PUNCH reports that senators and members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party had last week handed down the ultimatum over lingering insecurity in the country.

Soyinka, who was the session’s moderator, noted that the President should be impeached because he had breached the contract of democracy.Photo Source: Google

Buhari Makes Shocking RevelationNews Source: Peoples Gazette

President Muhammadu Buhari has paid condolences to those who lost their loved ones in the recent terrorist attacks in Sokoto, Kaduna and Plateau.

In a condolence message by his media aide Garba Shehu on Tuesday in Abuja, the president reviewed the situation following reports of the loss of several lives in the attacks.

He assured all of possible support from his regime to the states.

“We have given security forces full freedom to deal with, and bring this madness to an end. I condemn these barbaric attacks on the country. I assure the states of all possible support from the government of the federation,” said Mr Buhari. “My thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover quickly.’’

Shettima Allays Fears Of Religious, Ethnic Intolerance In Tinubu’s PresidencyNews Source: Leadership News

Vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Kashim Shettima on Tuesday allayed the fears of Nigerians over religious intolerance being entertained in some quarters over the Muslim – Muslim presidential ticket of the party that paired him with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tínubu.

Shettima, who spoke in Iperu – Remo, where he attended the one year memorial service organized for Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun, father of the Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, assured Nigerians that when elected, Tinubu’s administration would be just, fair and inclusive to all Nigerians, irrespective of tribal, religious and political affiliations.

Speaking at the event, which held at the St. James Anglican Church, Iperu-Remo in Ikenne Local Government Area of the state, Shettima said it has become imperative for a Tinubu’s presidency in Nigeria to build a new nation because the country remains the hope of the African continent.

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