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The All Progressives (APC) on Sunday rebuked the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for condemning the government and the Department of State Services (DSS) over last Friday’s court invasion.

Recall that DSS operatives on Friday re-arrested Omoyele Sowore, convener of RevolutionNow campaign, a situation that has generated local and international criticisms.

In a statement Sunday night, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, said Atiku and the PDP chose to present and spread concocted alternative facts and lies on the incident.

It said the presidency has clarified that the DSS does not necessarily need the ’s permission in all cases to carry out its essential and constitutional responsibilities.

“Whether Sowore flouted any of his bail conditions or staged the incident in court is another matter which the court and the prosecuting agency should address”, APC stated.

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“Atiku, in his horrid statement particularly, accused the DSS of attacking the presiding among other lies being chorused by the PDP and their hirelings. Documentary evidence such as and pictures have shown that the tales are a complete ruse until anyone is able to present contrary evidence.

“If Atiku’s intervention was sincere, having realized the truth, he has not deemed it proper to apologise to Nigerians for misinforming them on the incident. Instead, he hangs shamelessly on his lies. A commentator has correctly described Atiku as “the king of the bandwagon”.

“The PDP and Atiku, in their dubious attempt at painting the APC government bad by all means, have chosen to exercise no restraint whatsoever in spreading falsehood. We would continue to reiterate the need for Nigerians to be wary of these people who are bent on bringing our country down.

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“The APC, therefore, unequivocally rejects the inciting messages and criminal antics of some individuals and partisans who have embarked on a campaign of calumny against this administration and are calling for a forceful takeover of government. They are cowards and enemies of .

“We call on Nigerians to look at the issue of Sowore’s arrest and subsequent trial dispassionately and devoid of the skewed narratives and sentiments being propagated by the likes of Atiku and PDP.

“Sowore contested and woefully lost the presidential election, garnering a meagre 33,953 votes compared to the winner, President Muhammadu Buhari, who polled over 15 million votes. He left the country afterwards and held talks, with pictures to prove, with another wanted secessionist. He returned to the country and openly threatened to lead a violent revolution against a democratically elected government.

“Our laws are clear on treason and Nigerians would expect decisive actions from our law enforcement agencies and government. Any attempt to truncate our democracy and threaten our collective peace and safety must and will be resisted using the full weight and instrumentalities of the law.”

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Kindergarten teacher sentenced to death for poisoning 25 children

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A nursery school teacher in China has been sentenced to death for poisoning dozens of children, one of them apparently fatally, in an act of revenge against a colleague.
A court in the central province of Henan said Wang Yun put sodium nitrite into porridge being prepared for her colleague’s students after a falling out with the colleague.
The attack in March last year made 25 children ill.Reports at the time said they began vomiting and fainting after eating their breakfast. One boy was severely ill for months and died in January, according to news reports.
The court said on Monday that Wang knew sodium nitrite was harmful and acted “with no regard for the consequences”.
Her “criminal methods and circumstances were exceedingly bad, with especially severe circumstances, and she should be severely punished in accordance with the law,” the court’s sentencing statement said.
The court said Wang and the manager of the nursery must compensate the children’s families.
It was not the first time Wang had used sodium nitrite to poison someone, authorities said. In 2017 she put some in her husband’s mug, causing minor injuries.
Sodium nitrite is used for curing meats but can be toxic when ingested in high amounts.
Credit: Guardian UK

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The Federal Capital Territory Minister , Malam Muhammad Bello , has expressed sadness over the death of the acting Secretary for Education , Alh . Umaru Marafa , who passed away on Tuesday , after a brief illness .
Bello described the late civil servant as a dedicated , resourceful , and hardworking officer who devoted a greater part of his working career to the service of the FCT Administration .
He commented on the tremendous amount of work the deceased and his team in the education secretariat were doing to ensure the safe re – opening of FCT schools in the wake of the COVID – 19 pandemic
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister , Anthony Ogunleye , said, “ The FCT minister also condoled with the government and people of Niger State and the Kontagora Emirate where the late Umaru Marafa was a prince .
“ He prayed for the repose of his soul and fortitude for his family over this great lossUntil his demise , Marafa had held several strategic positions in the FCTA , including , Head of Finance at the Abuja Geographic Information System , and Director of Administration and Finance at the Social Development Secretariat .

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