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Dede reveals secret on how fela was killed in NDLEA custody.

…says he was injected with poisons

Dede Mabiaku, who was Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s protege, has said the late legend died slowly after being injected with a poisonous substance while in NDLEA custody.

In a new interview, Dede said the Teacher No Teach Me Nonsense singer confided in him and in his son Seun Kuti that he had been injected while in NDLEA custody. Afterwards, his health began to deteriorate until he died.

Dede said this while expressing concern for Omoyele Sowore. He said Sowore needs to be taken for urgent medicals after being held in DSS custody to avoid a repeat of what happened to Fela.

Dede also said he is speaking up now because no one refused to reveal the truth about what really led to Fela’s death.

#Newsworthy…

Breaking – Suspected killers of PDP women leader, kogi paraded by police.

Suspected killers of Mrs. Salome Abu, the woman leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State have been paraded by the state’s police command.

The suspects arrested after an outcry were identified as Ocholi Edicha, Adamu Haruna, Onu Egbunu, Musa Alidu, Attai Haruna and Attah Ejeh.

However while the state’s police commissioner Hakeem Busari told newsmen that 30-year-old Edicha confessed to leading the gang that burnt the house of Elder Simon Abuh which led to the death of his wife Mrs. Salome Abuh, the prime murder suspect denied having a hand in the attack.

Busari said;

“The suspects further confessed that they were responsible for the series of armed robbery incidents in Ochadamu and its environs.”

Upon being interrogated by newsmen, Edicha denied burning the house and knowing those he was arrested with.

Edicha said;

” I don’t know these people they are parading”.

The other suspects who admitted being petty thieves known for robbing residents of the community of their belongings, also denied participating in the attack.

#Newsworthy…

In- Sowore says DSS want to kill him.

…says they tries to rough handle him in court

Omoyele Sowore, publisher and convener of the #revolutionnow movement, has accused men of the Department of State Service (DSS) of attempting to assassinate him.

Sowore and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare, were re-arrested this morning when he appeared before Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

In an interview with Channels TV correspondent, Sowore said that the DSS had allegedly told him that he will not walk out of their detention alive.

“It might be my only word on the record before they kill me; this is an attempt to assassinate me in court. They came with guns and they tried to shoot and they dragged me down in front of a judge after I have been granted bail. I said it that these are a bunch of lawless people and they were reluctant to respect the order of the court. Now they have shown it to the whole world.

They tried to break me in prison, sent delegations to me, offering all kinds of things and I refused and they promised that I will not walk out of their detention alive and that is what they have come to implement today.”

The #RevolutionNow convener urged Nigerians not to be afraid and some people have to make the sacrifice for the Country to work.

“What is important for Nigerians to know is that I am not going to give up until every Nigerian benefit from a country that is theirs and I have made it very clear.

“Nobody in Nigeria should be afraid, it is our country and some people have to make the sacrifice for this country to be a country of rule, law and of dignity; and this also involves even judges, if suspects who have been given bail are not safe in court, the judges themselves are not safe” Sowore said

#Newsworthy…

Murder of Kogi PDP women leader must not go without justice being done – CITAD

…a country Without security cannot grow

An international NGO, Centre for Information Technology and Development has urged president Muhammad Buhari to ensure that he diligently followed to the end the prosecution of those held for the death of the Kogi PDP woman leader, Mrs Acheju Abuh to serve as a deterrent to others.

Mrs Abuh was burnt alive along with her house in Ochadamu on Nov 17 by people suspected to be political thugs as a fallout of the Kogi Governorship election held the previous day.

The Centre, while decrying the level of violence and hate speech especially against women in Nigeria, said a society where the weaker sex or vulnerable people are not being protected can not grow.

The centre said over 387 cases of hate and dangerous speech instances have been tracked across parts of the country in last November.

Addressing newsmen on Thursday in lokoja,, the coordinator countering hate speech project, Hamzat Ibrahim said the speech incidents were tracked by trained monitors across the country through two Social media platforms namely Facebook and Twitter.

He said the analysis established that the hate speech incidents occurred via textual, video, pictorial and symbolic forms through both Facebook and Twitter.

Ibrahim said out of the 387
captured speech incidents, 32% were ethnic-based, 26% election-related, which he said was a departure from what was recorded before three months ago which had religious-based hate speech at the top of the list

The NGO noted that hate speech has done disastrous damage to people, communities and countries as it breeds and waters prolong hatred which has to be tackled now.

While appealing to Social media users to be extremely careful about their posts and reactions, it urged them not to share, comment or like anything that could generate hatred or undermine the peace of the society.

The organization specifically called on traditional rulers and other community and opinion leaders in Kogi state to support campaigns against hate speech and violence against women by cautioning and enlightening their followers against the danger inherent in it.

#Newsworthy…

Just in – Ondo state lawmaker frowns at the murder of Catholic knight.

Hon. Edamisan Ademola, a member of Ondo State House of Assembly, has condemned the murder of Sir Christopher Karigidi, a Knight of John Westley and Lay President of Methodist Church of Nigeria, Igbobini Diocese in Irele Local Government area.

NobleReporters culled that some unknown gunmen, in the early hours of Dec. 2, shot the retired principal through the window of his residence in Ode-Irele, but not did not take anything with them.

Ademola, representing Irele Constituency, while on a condolence visit to the family of late Karigidi on Friday, said that Ondo lawmakers would work in partnership with security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators of the “heinous” crime were fished out and brought to justice.

He advised all residents to be security conscious and be vigilant as well as report any strange movement and person to the police.

“Members of the House of Assembly, under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oleyeloogun, condemn the gruesome murder of Sir Karigidi in it’s entirety; it is very sad and pathetic to kill someone in this heartless manner.

“As a representative of the people, we will ensure this kind of heinous crime never re-occur and partner with security agencies to bring perpetrators to book.

“I urge the families to take solace in God and urge residents to always be vigilant and security conscious and to report any strange occurrence to the police for further actions,” Ademola said.

Rt. Rev. Bishop Solomon Abayomi, the Bishop of Owo Diocese who also visited the Karigidi family, said that he was shocked by the news of the murder of the deceased

He described Karigidi as a “gentleman to the core” who served meritoriously in the vineyard of God as the Lay President of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Igbobini Diocese

“He was a man of integrity and served well in God’s vineyard, his death came as a shock to all the Christian body, but God knows everything and will repose his soul,” he said.

Mr Ayodele Karigidi, a son of the late Knight who who responded on behalf of the family, thanked everyone who commiserated with the family on the incident.

He urged the security agencies to ensure that the killers of his father would not go unpunished, adding that the vacuum created was be too big for anyone to fill.

Media reports that the late Karigidi, aged 62, was a retired Principal of Comprehensive High School, Irele, who left behind his wife, Folayemi and five children.

Earlier, Femi Joseph, the Ondo State Police Spokesman, said the command had launched investigations to unravel the matter, promising to arrest the culprits.

#Newsworthy…

Women of the PDP demands Justice for the assassination of the late women leader, Salome Abuh.

Women groups have re-stated their call for justice for the death of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Woman Leader, Mrs Salome Abuh, who was burnt to death in her house during the Nov. 16, Kogi governorship election.

National President, Women in Politics Forum (WIPF), Ebere Ifendu, made the demand while briefing newsmen at the end of a panel session on women in politics during the national women’s dialogue titled “Womanifesto”.

NobleReporters culled that various groups of women, NGOs, female religious groups and others embarked on a match from the National Centre for Women Development to the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs after a three-day conference in Abuja on Friday.

Ifendu at the briefing decried the poor participation of women in politics, which she attributed to violence and intimidation.

She said the situation would discourage more women from participating in politics, thereby stalling their contribution to national development.

“There must be justice for Salome because this is a huge crime against women; we are still struggling to find our feet with all the challenges women face and now this.

“We are afraid and going down on a daily basis but there must be justice to give us reasons to continue.

“We hold Inspector-General of Police accountable, we will follow the prosecution because somebody must pay for that gruesome murder.

“If we fail Salome we fail ourselves, but if there is justice we know that she didn’t die in vain.

“Women should not run away from politics because of this because if we do we are helping them to achieve their aim,” she added.

Ifendu, therefore, stressed the need for a violence-free society which would herald a bright future for women in politics and all sectors.

She also called for an amended Electoral Act adding that political parties should also ensure internal party democracy where people have equal fields to contest for any position.

“In fact what women are demanding now is twinning. That is a situation whereby when we have male president a woman should be vice president and so at all levels of governance,” she said.

Also, the National Coordinator, 100 Women Lobby Group, Mrs Felicia Onibon, blamed the challenges women faced on patriarchy, urging women and all stakeholders to hold the ace and unbundle it so that women could move forward.

A female politician from Cross River state, Ms Eucharia Bisong, expressed sadness over the death of Salome Abuh and other persons during electioneering processes and encouraged women not to give up their struggle.

#Newsworthy…