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Today's Headlines: Protests Will Continue - Atiku, Soldiers Shoot 15-Year-Old In Lagos

We Will Not Stop Protesting, Says Atiku 

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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded February 25 elections, said the protest embarked upon by the party would continue for a long time.

He said that this protest will continue for a very long time, either every day or any other day, Atiku told Arise TV reporter in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, during the Monday protest.

It was reported that Atiku led the PDP leaders as well as supporters to storm the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

They wore black clothes in protest against the just concluded presidential election that saw the All progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu, declared winner of the presidential poll.

Reacting to the protest, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the just concluded February 25 polls, Omoyele Sowore lauded the action.

Sowore, who many referred to as an activist said activism was not different from politics.

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Soldiers Shoot 15-Year-Old Boy, Keke Operator Dead In Lagos

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The family of a 15-year-old boy, Pelumi Sulaimon, have been thrown into mourning after soldiers allegedly shot him dead around Makoko, in the Yaba area of Lagos State.

According to residents in the area, the soldiers were hired by political thugs to carry out a reprisal on their opponents in the community on Sunday, February 26.

It was gathered that when the soldiers got to the community, they started shooting indiscriminately and in the process, a stray bullet hit Pelumi who was on his way to buy drinks for his friends to celebrate his birthday.

The soldiers, who were led by a political thug identified simply as Nuru, were also said to have gunned down a tricycle operator, identified simply as Aloma, whom they mistook of one of their targets.

Yoruba Group Canvasses Support For Gombe Governor's Re-Election

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A group under the aegis of the Yoruba Movement has commenced a re-election campaign for Gombe State Governor, Muhammadu Yahaya, promising residents of greater rewards and a prosperous future.

The movement was led by the Executive Chairman, Gombe State Sports Commission, Dr Larry Daniel-Terry, who visited the Gombe State Oba of Yoruba, women groups and churches in the state to canvass support for the continuity of Governor Yahaya’s administration in the forthcoming election.

At the churches visited, the members appreciated the team leader for identifying with them at this critical political time and also expressed their diverse concerns and grievances ranging from the discrimination they face, difficulty in gaining indigene letters, lack of admission for their children, lack of employment opportunities for their educated youths, among others, while calling for more dividends of democracy from the Yahaya-led administration.

In their separate remarks, the special adviser to the governor who doubles as the State APC Yoruba Women Leader, Bintu Ibrahim, and the State APC Yoruba Youth leader, Tajudeen Sadiq, also expressed satisfaction with the leadership style of the state governor and promised youths and women inclusion in enjoying total dividends of democracy.

Nine Governorship Candidates Endorses Kaduna PDP Candidate

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No fewer than nine governorship candidates in Kaduna State have endorsed the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Isa Ashiru, as the consensus candidate ahead of Saturday’s March 11 governorship election in the state.

Under the platform of the Kaduna State Rescue and Rebuild Gubernatorial candidates Forum, they said the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress was a mere ploy to divide the state along religious lines.

They urged the people of the state to stay away from the All Progressives Congress who had over the past eight years inflicted hardship on them, come out en-masse and cast their votes for the PDP candidate during the Saturday election.

Addressing a press conference in Kaduna on Monday, the Chairman of the Forum, who’s also the Governorship candidate of the YPP, Ambassador Sani Yaya, said they decided to endorse the PDP candidate because he remains the best man for the job.

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