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Security Guard Assaulted By CCB Chairman Commends One Love Foundation Boss, Patrick Eholor

Sagwak, Eholor, Umar,

Mr Clement Sagwak, the security guard assaulted by Code of Conduct Bureau Chairman, Danladi Umar, today expressed appreciation to the Global President of One Love Foundation President, Chief Patrick Osagie Eholor, for his magnanimity and support by urgently coming to his rescue after he was brutally assaulted and detained by the CCB boss.

The CCB Chairman after violently assaulting the young man, had ordered for the arrest of the security officer on criminal charges.

An NGO, One Love Foundation, had moved swiftly to secure bail for Clement from the police and promised to file an assault case against Mr Umar.

Many Nigerians who were outraged by the violent action of the CCB chairman have been calling for his immediate sack by the president.

Below is the appreciation letter of Mr Sagwak:

‘I will want to specially thank Mr Patrick Eholor, @Ultimate Equal, our beloved president of One Love Foundation for actually representing what he preaches and when there exists more than 1million NGOs in FCT and Nigeria, who can be said to be docile, unlike One Love Foundation that is now a leading advocacy group in Nigeria. Moreso @One Love Foundation now takes the lead in human rights activity, advocacy and public interest cases in Nigeria.

‘The trending case of #clementsagwak and #umardanladi assault is a typical example of the swift advocacy our group is now renowned for, all this could not have been possible, if not for the funding, provision of logistics, and prompt instruction of our beloved @President of One Love Foundation, @Patrick Eholor.

‘Sir @clementsagwak,(the assaulted boy) FCT Civil Society, Banex Plaza Management and Samuel Ihensekhien Jr conveys their gratitude to you, it’s only God that can reward you.’

FG bans open grazing in Abuja, establishes 3 RUGA settlements

The Federal Capital Territory Administration has prohibited open grazing of cattle in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Administration said it had communicated the directive to the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen in the FCT.

Disclosing this in an interview with our correspondent on Wednesday, the Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Hassan Abubakar, stated that the one-month ultimatum issued to the pastoralists had expired, adding that violators would be sanctioned henceforth.

The decision of the FCTA is coming against the ban on open grazing by the Northern Governors’ Forum, which described the practice as outdated.

The AEPB director said over 100 cattle earlier confiscated were returned after their owners were fined by courts, adding that any herdsman found grazing his animals on Abuja streets would be penalised heavily.

A special team, he said, had been constituted to enforce the directive.

Abubakar further revealed that the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, had earmarked five locations for cattle grazing in Abaji, Kwali and Kuje Area Councils.

He said, “We held meetings with the leadership of Fulani herdsmen in the FCT and they have agreed on so many issues. We have given them time, which they asked for, and when the time lapses, we will strike. They are not allowed to graze inside the city; that’s prohibited.

HORROR! Abuja Human Milk Factory With 115 Young Girls Where Customers Pay With Bitcoin

The Nigerian authorities rescued 115 mothers in Abuja, whose breast milk was being harvested every day and then turned into different dairy products like cheese, butter, and fresh milk. Some of these girls were as young as 16, the oldest being 22, and most of them were reported missing in the last 3 years.

Police suspect that their capturers recorded everything they did to them for the past three years and uploaded it to the dark web to entertain their clients. The girls were raped and impregnated live on the internet, and after giving birth, they milked them like cows every day, and their milk was processed using some of the latest technology in the dairy industry.

Three starving cows were kept as a front in case police started to look into the place.

The majority of products from the dingy warehouse were being shipped out of the country, along with videos of the milking and processing and packaging of the products. The computers and paperwork seized show that the dairy’s operation was funded by fans who watch the operation of the dairy live on the dark web.

The funders from the dark web were paying the operators of the dairy using cryptocurrency. They pay to have personalized videos and breast milk products from specific girls and more. Some request that a girl be fed a specific meal the day before she is milked to his specification and for the poor girls to say things like “This milk is for you(insert name)”.

Abuja to Hosts Miss Heritage Global Pageant

Abuja, the Nigerian capital city, has been selected to host this year’s edition of the Miss Heritage Global pageant with beauty queens from 60 countries already booked to compete for honours in the show which is tagged #Abujatotheworld and slated for October 2021.

The 2019 edition of the pageant was hosted in Accra, the Ghanaian capital city.
The event, which is billed to last 10 days, will commence with an international Entertainment Economic Summit in the last week of September at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

Addressing a press conference in Abuja, Monday, President of Miss Heritage Global, Nhlanhla Shabangu, said the event will showcase Nigeria’s rich cultural heritage in cuisines, fashion, dance etc., as the contestants will also undertake a tour of the country’s heritage sites to learn about Nigeria as well as experience everyday culture in “Africa’s most culturally influential country”. “Nigeria is at the front of putting African culture forward on a global stage and so it has been our goal to host Miss Heritage global in Nigeria from inception. Everywhere around the world people are listening to afrobeat and eating African food because of Nigeria’s influence and now we are bringing the world to experience the source of all this cultural creativity”, said Shabangu.

According to him, “hosting Miss Heritage Global puts a global spotlight on Nigeria’s culture in an educative and entertaining experience that has something for everyone”
Shabangu said the Miss Heritage Global 10-day experience will allow the world to see the authentic side of Nigeria outside of mainstream media narratives through the contestants’ firsthand experience which they will share online.

“The 10 days event programme also aims to promote cultural diplomacy by engaging the diplomatic corps from participating countries in the host country through various networking events that opens up the opportunity for international business and collaboration. All of this culminating into a captivating live show celebrating world culture through music, fashion, and dance which will be broadcast live on http://www.missheritage.org”, he stated.

Commenting on the kind of beauty that will wear the Miss Heritage crown, Vice President and creator of Miss Heritage Global, Ronald Tisauke, who was also at the Press briefing, said, “Miss Heritage Global is the woman who has demonstrated openness to learning a new culture, while displaying pride for her own.

At the core of the MHG brand is unity in diversity, so the Miss Heritage Global Queen is a cultural ambassador who embodies the ability for humanity to come together and despite our cultural differences”.

Contestants in the pageant are expected to arrive Nigeria on October 1, 2021 and will take part in several pre-pageant events fixed to boost the show.

Earlier in his welcome address, President of Entertainment Economic Summit Africa Group (EESA), who chaired the event, Alhaji Musa Mantu, said the event will be held in collaboration with federal government agencies to promote Nigeria’s rich heritage.

Stating that EESA aims at driving new initiatives and partnerships for the good of the new digital economy and the sustainability of the entertainment industry in Nigeria and indeed Africa at large, Alhaji Mantu thanked organizers of the event for selecting Abuja as host city from over 120 interested cities across the world.

Mantu said entertainment and tourism have the potentials to boost Nigeria’s economic fortunes, away from oil, if properly harnessed.

Quoting PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Mantu said “apart from the tourism, arts and digital economy industries, the media and entertainment industry contributes more than $717 billion to the United States economy. The film and television industry alone contributes more than $41 billion each year to the economy and provide nearly two million people with employment. Nigeria as the highest content producing country in the world at the moment can be a direct beneficiary and If Africa can create one market, then, we can compete favorably well with any market globally.”

Speaking also, Media Partner for the event, Charles Ndudim, said Abuja is about to experience a show that will turn its fortunes around.
According to him, the Miss Heritage Global pageant is the biggest event in the tourism and entertainment calendar scheduled for 2021 adding that all Covid-19 prevention protocols will be fully observed in the management of the event.

He urged Nigerians to be ready for an event that will not be easily deleted from their memory in a long time.

News vendors protest killing of colleague by Gbajabiamila’s aide in Abuja

The late Ifeanyi Okereke Elechi

Newspaper vendors in Abuja have taken to streets to protest the killing of one of their colleagues, Ifeanyi Okereke Elechi.

Elechi was hit by a stray bullet by a security aide to the House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday evening.

The Speaker confirmed the incident in a statement released in the early hours of Friday.

According to him, Elechi was by the stray bullet, which was only intended to disperse a crowd while he was exchanging pleasantries with the newspaper vendors on his was out of the National Assembly.

“A horrible incident has taken place. This evening as I left the national assembly, I stopped, as usual, to exchange pleasantries with the newspaper vendors at the corner,” he explained.

“Many of them have known me since I first moved to Abuja and it was a friendly exchange.

“Unfortunately, after the convoy set out in continuation of movement, unidentified men obstructed the convoy which got the attention of security men in the convoy who shot into the air to disperse them.”

The Lagos lawmaker narrated that some hours after they got to their destination, he was informed that the victim, identified as Ifeanyi had been hit by a stray bullet.

He said this was “contrary to an earlier report by men in the convoy that they applied their security discretion to shoot in the air.

“In the meantime; the officer who fired the fatal shot has been suspended from the convoy pending the conclusion of the investigation.”

While sending his condolences to the family of the deceased, the Speaker expressed distraught about the incident.

Soldiers take over streets of Abuja due to #EndSARS protests

The Nigerian Army has deployed soldiers to several parts of Abuja to curtail the violent outcome of the EndSARS protests.

Soldiers have been deployed to the streets of Abuja and stationed in strategic places to arrest the escalating #EndSARS protests.

According to media reports, this development is coming amid protests by Nigerians who have been demanding for an end to police brutality and comprehensive reforms of the Nigerian Police Force.

The protests, which have been ongoing for about 2 weeks across the country, have in some cases gone out of hand in Abuja with suspected hoodlums attacking #EndSARS protesters as well as pro-SARS groups.

The situation has led to clashes that left several persons injured with vehicles and other property damaged.

There have been reports that a protester, who was stabbed by one of such hoodlums, died in a hospital.

Central Bank to Convert Estate Into COVID-19 Treatment Centre as Residents Plan Showdown

The Central Bank of Nigeria CBN is planning to convert it’s clinic inside Garki 2 estate into a Covid-19 treatment centre. Jungle Journalist Media Ltd has learnt.

According to a resident who spoke with our Abuja Correspondent, the clinic doctor and CBN management staff had met officials of the estate association to brief them of the proposed plan but the residents wee against the idea.

Leaders of the association wondered why the clinic inside an estate where more than 200 residents live should be converted into a treatment centre. They said the risks are overwhelming.

“If executed, the estate will have only one entrance instead of the regular two as expected by law. The association intend to approach the court should CBN insist on converting the estate into covid treatment centre”, the resident said while speaking with Jungle Journalist Media Ltd on the telephone.

Below are copies of petition the community has already written to the Governor of the Central Bank, the Coordinator of National Centre for Disease Control, and the Managing Director, Development Control, Abuja.

Please click the link below to watch the residents preparing to protest https://youtu.be/SxEgR1zHYdg

Patrick Eholor leads Abuja Anti-Corruption Protest, as Group Demand Capital Punishment for Corruption

By Ebriku John Friday, Abuja

A group of Nigerian students and activists under the auspices of Joint Action Committee, JAC, Wednesday, embarked on peaceful protest at the popular NICON Junction, in Maitama District of Abuja to demand capital punishment for corrupt public officials including other issues.

The protest which was organised by One Love Foundation, initially was billed to hold at Unity Fountain, opposite Transcorp Hilton, but was stopped by security agents from using the venue.

Speaking on the reasons for their protest, the Founder, One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor, said Nigerians are indeed taking for a ride and the common patrimony that belongs to them are on daily basis carted away with impunity, and they can no more sit and watch.

He also lamented that worsening insecurity situation in the North East region, which has claimed over 37, 000 lives of innocent Nigerians, therefore called for the resignation and apology of Service Chiefs.

He said: “Our demands include capital punishment for who loot our common patrimony, and this is our first demand. In order to eliminate corruption is to introduce capital punishment because Buhari said if we don’t kill corruption, corruption will kill us.

Founder of One Love Foundation, Chief Patrick Eholor, speaking with journalists

“We are also saying that Nigerian institutions should reverse what they call admittance fee for the sake of the poor people. We are saying the Nigerian Police should be given adequate package to stop the aggression towards us, the Nigerian Customs Service should leave our streets and go to the borders, the Nigerian Immigration Service should stop giving citizenship to Lebanese, Indians and Chinese, and women should get more involved in politics.

“Service Chiefs have done us a disservice. We have lost over 37, 000 people in the North and the statistics are very correct. They should retire and apologise. So we must change the Service Chiefs because they have done us a disservice.

“We call on the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amechi, for putting Nigeria’s sovereignty in danger over his signing of agreements that we just know about.

“We warn that if there is no change we all will become unruly and outlawed.”

He further stated that the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen God’swill Akpabio, mention all names of those who have milked the nation as far as the National Assembly probe on Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is concerned ., which he aqlso alleged that the NDDC has not funded any project in Edo State, where he hails from.

“I approached my Member House of Representatives, who was allegedly mentioned by the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen God’swill Akpabio as a contract beneficiary to show me where in the constituency he executed the projects, but he denied categorically, saying Akpabio must be day-dreaming. NDDC has not being funded in my area since 2018. Akpabio must mention to us those with him that milked Nigeria”, he added.

Speaking further, he (Eholor) called for peaceful and fair election in Edo State governorship election.

“My advice the governorship candidates of the two political parties, PDP and APC respectively is to ensure free and fair electoral process and think of the electorates, and who the cap fits should wear it, there is no loser or winner, who wins should be saluted and whoever lose should be embraced”, he said.

However, he said that, “I am not partisan because there have been accusations of god-father left and right. If we say former Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole, was a god-father for instance, the son who is my friend and present Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, benefited from that god-fatherism.
Comrade Sunny Idika speaking during the protest

“So he who has not lived or sin let him cast the first stone. They all have one interest and don’t have interest of the people. We must stop that and people must be educated to go out there and register and truly vote. We must not sacrifice ourselves for these ‘bandits’.”

Meanwhile, other leaders of the protesters, including Nigerian Students and Youth Activist, Comrade Osemudiamen Ogbidi, National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Chapter, Comrade John Michael, and others said President Muhammadu Buhari, should not leave those people who siphoned Nigeria’s money, eaten what belongs to the Nigerian youth and citizens should surely pay heavily for it, and ensure that anybody caught siphoning Nigeria money should be sentenced to death.

“Whether it is any institution or individual to siphon the money that belong to the public by private individuals it is not in the interest of Nigerians to continue to fight corruption that has no effect on the well-being of fellow Nigerians.

“Every day in our lives we have people who are dying because of poverty what has caused it is not more than corruption. We are here as Nigerian students, activists, advocates and conscience that anyone found wanton of corruption should die by corruption. Corruption is now a ‘Nigerian’ living with us but we say no to corruption.

“The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, should provide the N80 billion spent within four months. The NDDC must tell us the N128 million they used to send drivers to driving schools. Where on earth is that done? Today everybody wants to travel to Dubai, but what did it take the people there to establish and develop their country? It was less than N1 billion. We hear billions of Naira budgeted for schools and others and yet our country is retrogressing. We say enough is enough!

“The reason why the Nigerian students have not resumed school is because of corruption. How long are we going to live like this in poverty, Diaspora, suffering, and if there is no change we are going to contain Nigeria”, they alleged.

COVID-19: Nigerians react as Naira Marley holds concert in Abuja despite flight ban

A cross section of Nigerians has attacked the government and Naira Marley over the recent concert he organized in Abuja.

Marley held a concert on Saturday night in Abuja after he flew into the Federal Capital Territory in a private jet despite ban on interstate movement and flights.

The federal government had announced that only flights repatriating Nigerians and with essential goods are allowed in the airports till further notice.

The singer in a viral video was seen in a gathering of more than twenty people.

It was learnt the concert was supposed to be a drive-in with guests in their cars but from the video online, the rules were broken.

This is not the first time Naira Marley would be caught in large crowd despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

Recall the ‘Marlian’ crooner was arrested for flouting COVID-19 order alongside Funke Akindele sometime in April.

He was also accompanied by ex-BBNaija housemate, KimOprah who hosted the concert.

Though Nigeria has began reopening of the economy, the country has been experiencing increasing cases of coronavirus in the past few days.

The concert by Marley has raised eyebrows on Twitter as Nigerians question authorities for allowing such crowd despite increasing cases of coronavirus in Nigeria.

@OlisaOsega “I know Naira Marley stays in Lagos and not Abuja. How did he fly to Abuja when there’s still a travel ban in Nigeria?

@EzraelAni “They restricted inter state travel yet Naira Marley still found a way to teleport himself and his team from Lagos to Abuja.”

@OgaChuka “The Naira Marley concert was a drive in concert.It was moving smoothly and éverybody was behaving normal until Naira Marley came on stage then the Marlians in them jumped out.Playnetwork should have known better that Marlians won’t behave normal for long.”

@Mistakobz “Naira Marley did not force anybody to attend the concert. what is the work of FCT Authorities?. The organizer should be held responsible for this action!

@Niyih “Disappointed is putting it lightly. The Naira Marley concert lastnight is everything a drawback in the fight against Covid19.”

@TheDamorela “Nigeria’s data of pandemic positive case is nearing 20,000 but authorities in the Abuja allowed a concert to take place under it’s nose?With Naira Marley performing and plenty party lovers? This country na cruise.”

@_OberSegzy “How did this even happen and he is still roaming the streets of Nigeria free.This is a spit on the government, Someone breaks the law, apprehend him.”

@_Shola “Naira Marley is a pandemic on his own. Should be arrested.”

@OmoIyaWaec “Naira Marley had a concert with people packed to the brim in the middle of a global pandemic. We are truly lawless.”

@EfeOkedi “This guy apologised for attending a party in Lagos and was pardoned by the court, and now this. Where was the task force guy that seemed to know all the verses in the Bible and Qur’an? Very irresponsible musician and attendees.”

Community Transmission: Tension grips FCT residents as 12 test positive for COVID-19 in Mabushi

By Omeiza Ajayi

Fears of massive community transmission of the Novel Coronavirus has hit the nation’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja following the discovery of 12 positive cases in Mabushi, a local community in the heart of the city.

On Saturday, 49 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Nigeria, with 12 of such cases in Abuja. There had been few cases in Mabushi but the majority of cases uncovered on Saturday were from the village, with health officials now putting the total at 12. One case was also uncovered at Gishiri village, another low-income but densely populated community in the territory. None of the identified cases had any recent history of foreign travel or coming in contact with a returnee.

An infectious disease expert in the Federal Capital Territory FCT Administration who spoke on the condition that his identity be covered as he was not authorised to speak to the Press, said the epidemiological situation of the territory was worrying.

He said; “Due to the fear of community transmission, we had embarked on community active case search. We focused on Mpape due to its proximity to Maitama where we had a lot of cases. Then we went to Gishiri. We got one positive case. What is worrisome is the situation in Mabushi where we have gotten 12 positive cases already”.

He said officials are working round the clock to trace all contacts related to the identified cases.

While he praised the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello for his assistance to health workers, he warned residents against trying to circumvent the rules of the lockdown, describing the Covid-19 pandemic as “an existential threat which must be tackled by all means possible”.

While FCT had 81 confirmed cases as of Saturday night, there were 56 active cases, 23 discharged patients and two fatalities.

The Federal Government had last week disclosed that it now has evidence of “community transmission” of the Coronavirus, and stressed the need for Nigerians to continue to obey all containment protocols put in place by the Federal and sub-national governments.

According to the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; “We have early evidence of community transmission already which reinforces the urgency of physical distancing, use of face masks particularly where you know you cannot avoid the crowd and also the maintenance of hand and respiratory hygiene as well as strict adherences to measures and regulations as announced by the President yesterday”.

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