Nigerians on social media have reacted to the shots of teargas at fans at the candlelight procession held for the late Nigerian singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad.
Naija News reports that some protesters, who stormed the Lekki Phase 1 Gate of Lagos State, to protest and demand justice for the death of the late singer were teargassed after the procession.
Videos that surfaced on social media showed mourners scampering for safety after teargas canisters were shot to disperse those who had converged in the area to protest the death of the deceased Afrobeat star.
The development elicited mixed reactions from people who condemned the mourners for staying behind after the procession was over.
Others, however, blamed those who fired teargas that injured peaceful mourners. Different strokes!
Below are some of the reactions:
Marygeebeauty wrote: “Gbogbo Nkan lagos lo ma n da yato You were all warned to go home immediately y’all dropped the candles . Why turn it to a protest? We wanted justice not all ds am seeing now. Unna too stubborn for this lagos Walahi. If the police didn’t tear the gas, I’m very sure some hoodlums would want to loots peeps sweats. They didn’t shoot ds time, they all wanted you guys to go home. It’s well o. #justiceformohbad”
SOURCE: Naija News
Wike revokes Obi, ex-minister, 165 others’ land allocations
The Minister, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Nyesom Wike has revoked 167 plots of land in some Highbrow Districts of the nation’s capital, Abuja.
Some of the revoked plots belonged to the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, former Senate Chief Whip, Udoma Udoma, former Cross River Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke, the first Minister of Niger Delta, Ufot Ekaette and the late publisher of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
In a notice issued Thursday night, the FTC Administration said the plots were revoked owing to the failure of their allottees to develop them.
“The Federal Capital Territory Administration hereby informs the general public that the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory has, in the exercise of the powers conferred on him under Section 28(5)(a) & (b) of the Land Use Act 1978, revoked the under-listed plots with names and titles as reflected in our records for continued contravention of the terms of development of the Right of Occupancy, to wit non-development,” the notice signed by the Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, stated.
Some of the plots revoked in Maitama District A05 had names of former Cross River governor, Senator Liyel Imoke; Musa Egu, Hassan Hadejia and Ishaya Baba.
Wike had on his first day in office as the Minister of the FCT vowed to revoke any land contravening the Abuja Land Use Act no matter those involved.
He had consequently given a two-week grace to allottees to pay their ground rents or risk revocation of their allocations.