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Arewa Youths Storm Abuja, Protest N4bn Pipeline Surveillance Contract To Tompolo

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Arewa Youths Storm Abuja, Protest N4bn Pipeline Surveillance Contract To Tompolo

Arewa youth have stormed Abuja, protest N4bn pipeline surveillance contract to Tompolo.

News ToGo learnt that the Amalgamated Arewa Youth Groups has kicked against the awarding of the pipeline surveillance contract to Chief Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.

The contract would cost N4 billion monthly from the national treasury and the group, during a mass protest in Abuja on Monday, called for the sack of Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum.

Reports emerged last weekend about the award of the pipeline surveillance contract to Tompolo, a former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND.

Addressing newsmen at the protest, the northern group said the protest was just to register their displeasure over the contract.

“We are aware that Tompolo and his boys are major beneficiaries of the Presidential Amnesty Program, wherein the Federal Government, under the leadership of the late Umaru Musa Yar’adua extended same to the restive youths of the Niger Delta,” the group’s spokesman, Comrade Victor Duniya, said.

The group lamented that to date, the Nigerian government is sponsoring ex-agitators to world-class universities, training them in different skills acquisitions, and empowering their businesses, noting that the Amnesty Office is even being funded from Nigeria’s annual budget and yet the restiveness in the region has remained unabated.

“The implication of the awarded contract is that a private citizen like Tompolo will be allowed to handle not just light but sophisticated weapons to be able to wade off possible attacks from vicious oil bunkering cartels,” he continued.

“This is coming at a time our region is bleeding profusely due to the activities of terrorist elements, yet, our youths who are more than willing to die for the sake of the country are not allowed to personally acquire light arms to defend their communities, not to even talk of getting significant support from the Federal Government.

“Our group attributes the increasing bunkering and the subsequent award of the contentious contract to either inability of our armed forces and other security agencies to curtail the menace or possible internal collusion. This has led to the outsourcing of their jobs to private citizens.

“Since the government has realized how incompetent the service chiefs are and now has trust in local solutions, we wish to call on President Buhari to immediately set up a mechanism to organize youths in other geopolitical zones into a security cluster and give them necessary support so that they can bring peace to their various region.

“While heading to this place, our attention was drawn to a statement attributed to the House of Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency in Ondo State, Donald Ojogo, wherein he berated our group’s patriotic stand on the matter of the contract. We understand September will soon be here, and he will be expected to spend so much during campaigns in order to actualize his dream.

“He feels attacking us will position him to benefit from free money that has been given to Niger Delta youths, which his constituency is among. We trust the enlightened people of Ondo, they won’t allow a corporate beggar and a man who is ignorant of the principle of Federal Character, to lead them. We shall be here to empathize with him after the election.

“We are not here to officially protest against the awarded contract, this gathering in our minimal number is to register our displeasure over it, we have issued seven days ultimatum to the government to terminate the contract or better still shut down the Amnesty Office. Niger Delta Youths alone, can’t have the two. We are all stakeholders in the Nigeria project too.

“We have equally called on Mr. President to sack Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Upstream, over the role they played in the contract procedures as widely published in national media.

“At the expiration of our ultimatum, we shall be here effective from Monday to paralyze activities in the towers until our demands are met. “

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JUST IN: TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV Channel Removed

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YouTube has removed the primary channel associated with the late founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua—Emmanuel TV.

News ToGo reports that the channel, which broadcasts the religious activities of the church, was taken down following allegations against the late preacher. This action comes after the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) aired controversial documentary reports about allegations of torture and rape linked to TB Joshua.

The termination of Emmanuel TV’s channel on YouTube is a response to the platform’s policies against hate speech, cyberbullying, and harassment, particularly targeting survivors of sexual violence. The move follows openDemocracy’s report on more than 50 abusive videos amplifying attacks against Joshua’s accusers.

The documentary by BBC World Service, in collaboration with openDemocracy, featured whistleblowers who made on-the-record allegations of sexual and psychological torture, financial fraud, and criminal negligence by Joshua. In a disturbing backlash, YouTube accounts promoting SCOAN shared archival video footage depicting experiences of these abuse survivors, leading to the termination of Emmanuel TV’s channel.

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Wife Runs For Her Life After Discovering Her Husband Plans To Use Her For Ritual (VIDEO)

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Wife Runs For Her Life After Discovering Her Husband Plans To Use Her For Ritual (VIDEO)

A Nigerian woman has detailed the reasons behind her decision to end her marriage shortly before their third wedding anniversary.

News ToGo gathered that in a TikTok video, she revealed that she severed ties with her husband to save her life after uncovering his involvement in alleged ritualistic activities. She also disclosed that her husband was intending to use her for money rituals.

The woman, who smashed a mug she had crafted for their anniversary in the video, claimed that their daughter was substituted in her stead for the purported money ritual.

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Moment Lagos Govt Officials Stormed Market, Ignored Pleading Women and Seized Their Goods (Video)

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Moment Lagos Govt Officials Stormed Market, Ignored Pleading Women and Seized Their Goods (Video)

On Friday, January 5, the Lagos state government carried out the confiscation of goods displayed by traders along the highway.

News ToGo reports that a video circulated online captured the traders pleading for leniency as their merchandise was being seized.

Sharing the video on social media, the state Commissioner of Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, emphasized the need for enforcement without sentiment. He highlighted previous warnings to traders against displaying or selling items on walkways, setbacks, or main roads, as such practices deface the city and pose safety concerns for the public.

Wahab stated, ”We cannot be emotional about enforcement. We have severally warned that traders should desist from displaying or selling things on the walkway, setbacks, or main road. It defaces the city and majorly for people’s safety.

Early Friday, Special operatives of KAI/LAGESC again dislodged street traders operating on Agege Motor road, Old Secretariat GRA Ikeja, Awolowo way, Alausa Secretariat, Agidingbi Jakande road inward LTV 8, Ojodu Berger, Fagba road.”

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