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Today's Headlines: It’s evil to negotiate with bandits, criminals —Soyinka, Obaseki wins again

1) Obaseki wins again, as court dismisses APC 

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki on Saturday, recorded another victory against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and one of its members, Edobor Williams.

This is as a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed the alleged certificate forgery case filed against him by the opposition party in the state.

2) It’s evil to negotiate with bandits, criminals —Soyinka

Soyinka said: “You don’t appease evil; we are dealing with evil, there is no other word, we are dealing with the proliferation, the enthronement of evil in the society. And unfortunately, we have encouraged its manifestation, its proliferation, its entrenchment.

“So, let them get away with the issue of sovereignty. If they have to pay people to come and help us, then call them whatever you want. Please go ahead because we’ve reached that stage of desperation.

“But I will prefer a general mobilisation in which people are trained, farmers especially are trained to work with the hoe in one hand and the gun in the other hand, ready to protect their lives, their harvests and the rest of us.

“We are not unique, history is full of those situations…I will like to see a national mobilisation. Let’s be practical.”

3) 2023 Presidency should go to South East to heal wounds of civil war – Ohanaeze’s Ibegbu

The outgoing Deputy Spokesman of apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, has thanked Ndigbo for giving them the opportunity to serve them in the last four years.

In what looks like a valedictory statement made available to DAILY POST in Umuahia, on Saturday, Ibegbu said the outgoing leadership did its best to improve the image of the apex Igbo body.

He noted that Igbo marginalisation started after the civil war and must not be underrated by the federal government.

4) FG Reveals Sharing Formula For First Batch Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Federal Government has released details of how the first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses will be shared across states in Nigeria.

This was disclosed during a webinar organized by the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) tagged “Sensitisation Meeting with Media Gatekeepers on COVID-19 Vaccine Introduction”.

The executive director of the NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, Nigeria will receive 100,000 doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at the end of January.

5) BREAKING: Seven Feared Dead As Amotekun, Herdsmen Clash in Oyo

Several people have been confirmed dead as operatives of the Oyo State Security Network, Amotekun clashed with some Fulani Herdsmen in Aiyete area, Ibarapa North LGA of the state.

It was gathered that the clash occurred in Okebi village on Saturday morning which led to violence and chaos in the area.

According to an eyewitness, several houses were also burned down and over seven people have been confirmed dead.

“Alhaji Usman Okebi and his two sons were killed. We don’t know what caused the fight. Some persons were shot and injured.”

“The number of people killed has increased to seven. Those who were shot and ran away later died in the bush.” an eyewitness disclosed.

7) JUST IN: Nollywood actor, Jim Lawson Maduike is dead

Nollywood actor, Jim Lawson Maduike has reportedly passed away.

According to reports, the veteran actor slept and didn’t wake up the following morning. Another report claims that the Imo state thespian allegedly died after complaining of body pains at around 12 pm on Saturday, January 9, 2020.

Before his death, Maduike was a famous Nollywood actor, radio broadcaster, writer, voice-over artist, filmmaker and a television personality.

He joined the Nollywood movie industry in 2004 and has since acted in more than 150 movies.

8) Soyinka warns about Amotekun becoming another SARS

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has warned that South-West Security Network Agency, also known as Amotekun, must not become another Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force.

Soyinka stated this on Saturday, while featuring on Arise TV.

The revered author noted that men of the Amotekun Corps, must be trained on the issue of ethics, so that they do not become more brutal and ruthless than the defunct SARS.

Ondo and Oyo States have launched the security outfit, which was endorsed by six South-West states last year.

However, there have been allegations of recklessness and extrajudicial killings against the security outfit, especially in Oyo State.

Soyinka said, “I have told them anytime you want us to come and assist, we will come even if it is just on the ethical session so that as you are training them to defend us, we are also training their minds so that Amotekun does not become another SARS, very important. We must do everything together.

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