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Today's Headlines: Protest Hits Abia, Residents Demand Ebubeagu Must Go, Obi’s Supporters Attack Okowa For Saying He Lacks Competence

Protest Hits Abia As Residents Demand South-East Nigeria Security Outfit, Ebubeagu Must Go

Hundreds of Igbo youths have stormed the streets of Aba, the Abia State commercial nerve centre to protest against the recent killing of innocent and unarmed citizens by South East regional security outfit, otherwise known as Ebubeagu. 

The security outfit allegedly killed 14 youths attending a traditional wedding in a community in Imo State recently, sparking public outrage. The protesters who were drawn from the five South-East states of Enugu, Abia, Anambra, Imo and Ebonyi carried placards with various inscriptions. 

They chanted "Ebubeagu must go" and sang sorrowful songs in honour of those allegedly killed by the outfit.  

The protest started from Fox Road, taking the protesters through major streets in Aba town. As the demonstrators marched through the streets, they demanded that the security outfit should be disbanded. 

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Obi’s supporters attack Okowa for saying he lacks competence

Supporters of former Anambra State Governor and presidential candidate of Labour Party, LP, Mr Peter Obi have attacked Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa for claiming that Obi lacks the competence to govern Nigeria.

Okowa is the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and running mate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

Okowa had in an interview on Sunday claimed that Obi lacked the necessary experience to govern a country like Nigeria while rating his principal, Atiku over the former governor.

But in responses from social media users, monitored by DAILY POST, supporters of Obi claimed that Okowa was only supporting Atiku because they want to return and continue from where their party, PDP, stopped in 2015.


APC chieftain pleads with INEC to extend voter registration

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger, Alhaji Isa Rijau, has pleaded with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to further extend the Continuous Voter Registration (CRV).

Rijau spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna, observing that further extension of the exercise would allow more Nigerians to participate in voting in the 2023 general elections.

He explained that eligible citizens had, during the exercise, intensified efforts at registering for Permanent Voter Cards (PVC).


Alleged bunkering: Nigerian Navy hands over 5 suspects, 1 vessel to EFCC

The Nigerian Navy has handed over a vessel loaded with an unspecified quantity of diesel and five suspects to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

The Base Operation Officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Victory, NNSV, Clement Ayogu, handed over the vessel and the suspects to an Assistant Superintendent of EFCC from Uyo zone, Inainfe Young-Inainfe.

The Navy said the suspects are four Nigerians and a Venezuelan national.

Mr Ayogu said that the handover was done on behalf of the NNSV Commander, Commodore Ifeanyi Okpala, as directed by the Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Ibrahim Dewu.


Osun APC members begin protests against party leadership

Members of The Osun Progressives, a faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state have embarked on a protest.

DAILY POST had reported earlier that the faction which has the support of Rauf Aregbesola, former governor of the state and Interior Minister was planning a protest in the state and Abuja against the State chairman of the party, Gboyega Famoodun.

The protest which started from the popular Olaiya flyover and junction in Osogbo at the time of filing this report saw the protesters with various placards, chanting different solidarity songs.

They was marching towards the APC state secretariat, Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo in Osun State.


2023: Why APC is worried about Kwankwaso – Osita Okechukwu

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC is worried about the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso.

According to him, just as APC is happy that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar may not get votes from the South East and South South as usually, Kwankwaso may deny the APC some votes from the North.

Appearing on Arise TV on Tuesday, the Lagos APC chieftain said, “I base my analysis on my experience in partisan politics for the past 44 years and my study of social sciences, that 24 hours is a long time in politics talk of six to seven month.

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