15 Confirmed Dead, Atiku Mourns As Nigerian Police Arrest Protesters At INEC Headquarters

Atiku Mourns Death Of Prominent Kano Politician

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed sadness over the death of veteran Kano politician, Alhaji Dauda Dangalan, noting that his death has depleted the ranks of the progressive and forward-looking political actors in the country.
Atiku made the declaration in a statement on Sunday signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe in which he reacted to the death of Dangalan.

Naija News reports that Dangalan, an elder statesman was one of the founding members of Northern Elements Progressive Union (NEPU) during the First Republic and later, the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) during the Second Republic.

He died after a protracted illness and has since been buried at Kofar Mazugal cemetery Saturday evening after funeral prayers were held at his residence in Fagge quarters in Kano metropolis with hundreds of sympathizer at the venue

Atiku noted in his condolence message that he learnt a lot from his association with the late Dangalan, particularly about democracy.

The former Vice President said he was shocked by the death of the Kano politician and prayed God to grant him eternal rest.

“Indeed, Dauda Dangalan was a fountain of inspiration; you can’t encounter him without imbibing useful ideas from him. He was a rare politician whose main attraction to politics was service to the people and the desire to liberate the masses from exploitation. May Allah forgive his shortcomings and reward his good deeds with aljanna”, he noted.

 

Source: Naija News

 

 

BREAKING: Police Arrest Protesting AAC Members At INEC Headquarters In Abuja

Acombined team of security operatives have arrested some members of the African Alliance Congress who arrived at the headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission to protest the commission’s alleged interference and imposition of expelled member, Leonard Ezenwa, on the party.

SaharaReporters learnt that armed security operatives including the police, operatives of the Department of State Services and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were stationed at the entrance of the building to frustrate the protesters.

Five of the protesters were thereafter rounded up and arrested upon their arrival. They were whisked away into a building of the commission.

It was also learnt that some members of the party in a bus were harassed and sent away by the gun-wielding security operatives.

Members of the party had two weeks ago given the electoral body till March 15 to stop meddling in the affairs of the party.

They had asked the INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, to return the party to the original owners.

The former Presidential candidate of the party, Omoyele Sowore, who had led members of the party to the commission, had condemned Mahmood’s action for foistering Ezenwa on the party as Chairman with a view to destabilising and creating confusion in the party.

He had said the party would mobilise and direct all its members at the expiration of the ultimatum to occupy and shut down all the offices of the commission across the country.

He faulted the partisan role played by the commission by giving illegal recognition to Ezenwa.

 

Source: Sahara Reporters

 

 

15 Killed In East DR Congo

At least 15 civilians were massacred overnight in eastern DR Congo, a monitoring group in the region said Monday, saying the notorious ADF militia was suspected.

“At least 15 civilians were killed last night in Bulongo (Beni territory, North Kivu). The ADF are suspects,” the Kivu Security Tracker (KST) group posted on Twitter.

Local sources separately confirmed the attack and also blamed the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a historically Ugandan Islamist group that has holed up in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo since 1995.

 

Source: Channelstv