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OPEN GRAZING: SOUTHERN GOVERNORS ISSUE DEADLINE FOR MEMBER STATES TO COMPLY, SAY NIGERIA'S NEXT PRESIDENT MUST COME FROM THE SOUTH

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State Governors in the Southern part of the country under the aiges of the Southern Governors Forum have set September 21 2021 as deadline for the promulgation of the Anti-Open Grazing Law.  The Governors stated this in a communique issued after a closed door meeting held in Lagos on Monday. The Governors among other resolutions maintained that the country's next president must come from the region. Other resolutions include the rejection of 3% equity shares for oil producing communities and opting for 5% instead. The meeting came in less than 2 months after the last one held in Asaba, the Delta State Capital on May 11 2021 where discussions were held on security challenges facing the region and by extension the country in general with a ban on open grazing among other resolutions.  

"People Who Know Our Client of Over 20 Years Will Testify That Igboho Oosa Does Not Carry Gun On His Person" - Sunday Igboho's Lawyer, Yomi Alliyu(SAN) As He Demands N500m Compensation, Public Apology From DSS

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Counsel to the self-styled Yoruba activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho has demanded a compensation of N500m from the Federal Government to be paid for the losses his client incurred on the event of late night invasion of his residence by security operatives led by the officers of the Department of State Services, DSS on Thursday 1st of July. In a press statement issued on Saturday, Igboho's Lawyer Chief Yomi Alliyu(SAN) also, among others, demanded that a public apology be tendered by DSS to Mr. Igboho and that compensation be made to the families of those killed by the operatives during the raid while also  demanding for immediate release of those arrested. Alliyu maintained that the invasion of Igboho's house in the manner it was carried out amounts to a violation of his rights to human persons, ownership of property and sanctity of life. The statement reads:  "We are Counsel to Chief Sunday Adeyemo otherwise known as Sunday Igboho Oosa and we have hi