Shell Nigeria Yudala
Soyinka condemns crackdown on BBOG campaigners

By News Express on 09/09/2016

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 408


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has condemned the call for the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners to end their actions.

Professor Soyinka says the attempt by security operatives to stop the protesters is not in the interest of democracy.
He stated his disapproval on Thursday at an event in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The Nobel laureate insisted that the BBOG campaigners, who are campaigning for the rescue of the missing Chibok girls, were merely expressing their democratic rights rather than constituting public nuisance.
Soyinka’s disapproval comes after security operatives prevented a peaceful procession of the BBOG campaigners from reaching the Presidential Villa.
The procession, on its way to see President Muhammadu Buhari, to demand an update on the abducted Chibok girls, was stopped at the Independence Avenue by security operatives, who were “acting under strict orders”.
Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, said that the march was a fallout of the government’s failure to take action on the video of Chibok girls released by their abductors on August 14.
The Co-Convener of the Group, Aisha Yesufu, urged the Federal Government to seek help from the international community to rescue of the girls.
A rival group, ‘With Buhari We Stand’, had also challenged the BBOG group, asking them to “leave President Buhari to work for Nigerians”.
The group was already positioned at the Three Arms Zone when the BBOG members arrived.
•Sourced from Channels TV. Photo shows Prof. Soyinka.

Source News Express

Posted 09/09/2016 07:32:08 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
2015: Abuja peace pact lacks sincerity, declares Fasheun...

PDP calls for arrest, prosecution of Senator Abe...

Ebola: FG bans inter-state movement of corpses

Hameed Ali versus the Senate

Blood flows as police use gunshots, teargas to...

Corruption, one of our major problems —Anambra Commissioner...

Super Eagles, Algerian invaders battle in dicey 2018...

U.S. to track down Nigeria’s billions of dollars...

Fuel scarcity to end soon, says NUPENG

Amnesty office resumes payment to ex-Niger Delta militants...

APC alleges shoot-at-sight order as Jonathan campaigns in...

Enyimba’s League victory is for all Abians, says...

 

Latest News Obiano swears in 21 Anambra transition chairmen and councillors FG establishes second female prison Presidential Aide calls for calm over attacks on Nigerians in India Herdsmen strike in Cross River; kill native Dickson signs Bayelsa education bills into law; appoints Prof. Isoun head INEC Chairman elected President of ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions Civil Defence arrests suspected 11 oil thieves, destroys 29 illegal refineries 13 seized vehicles not Senator’s: Customs Ambode has made me proud — Tinubu Troops attack Boko Haram hideout, foil ambush Modular refineries: NNPC unveils plan to organise Niger Delta youths into consortia Protesting workers allege massive fraud in Information Ministry, demand Lai Mohammed’s sack

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (235,628 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (214,005 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (177,953 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (162,168 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (151,373 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (133,605 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (116,847 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (115,790 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (103,382 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (100,448 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (98,919 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (93,563 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (27) Business (2,501) Business Verdict (14) Columnists (657) Complaints & Requests (83) Enterprise & Opportunities (143) Entertainment (293) Features (413) Global Business Monitor (144) International (1,318) Interviews (116) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (49) News (22,840) Opinion (669) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,628) Religion (496) Sports (1,246) Stock Watch (15) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

JAMB Sale of 2016/2017 UTME/DE applications

 

CBN Advert

 

Certificate Controversy: Dino Melaye celebrates as Vice Chancellor confirms he graduated...

 

APO Newsbreak logo

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!