Yakubu Gowon, Nyako lead prayer for Buhari in Adamawa

On Monday, February 27, a former head of state Yakubu Gowon and a former governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako led many Nigerians in prayers for President Buhari

 The prayers – a Christian and Muslim session – took place in two different locations in the state

The groups during the prayers reaffirmed their confidence in the President Buhari/ All Progressives Congress administration

Yakubu Gowon, Nyako lead prayer for Buhari in Adamawa

As President Muhammadu Buhari continues his medical vacation in London, prayers for his quick recovery has seems endless.

On Monday, February 27, a former head of state Yakubu Gowon and a former governor of Adamawa state Murtala Nyako led many Nigerians in prayers for President Buhari.

The prayers – a Christian and Muslim session -occurred in two different locations in the state.

The groups during the prayers reaffirmed their confidence in the President Buhari/ All Progressives Congress administration

Punch reports that Adamawa state also witnessed various intercessory prayers for President Buhari and the acting president Yemi Osinbajo.

Leading the Christian group at the annual convention of the Diocesan Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria in Demsa Gowon prayed for a divine intervention in the health of President Buhari.

He said the survival of Nigeria as a nation lies in the tolerance by both religions.

Gowon said: “We are all God’s children; this is the time our unity as a people will also be put to test. For me, the survival of the nation lies in our tolerance. If it is well with President Muhammadu Buhari, it will be well with our nation.

“So, we all need to come together, irrespective of our religion, to ask for divine intervention in the health of the President as well as his speedy recovery,” Gowon said.

Also, the Adamawa state govenor Muhammad Jibrilla urged all Nigerians to join hands in praying for the president

Jibrilla said: “I beg all of you in the name of God to respect and honour your leaders. So, let us pray for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari because that is what God commanded us concerning our leaders. We all voted for Buhari; we will also pray for him together.”

In another session, the former governor of the state who was represented by his son, Abdul’Aziz Nyako said the people of the North-East would continue to pray for President Buhari’s quick recovery and return to Nigeria.

He also assured that no vacuum has been created by the president’s leave.

Nyako further commended the efforts made by the acting president in moving the nation forward.

source: naij.com

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Tuface insists protests’ll go on in Lagos, Abuja

BARLEY 24 hours after the Lagos State Police Command vowed to stop the planned protests against bad governance being convened by Tuface Idibia, the famous Afro-Pop artiste has vowed to go on with the exercise.

    The event which was earlier scheduled to hold in Lagos only would also hold in Abuja on February 6, 2017. Tuface, who made his insistence known on his Instagram account, said the events being organised on the platform of the 2Face Foundation, would commence at 8: am in Lagos and 9: am in Abuja.

    2face

    In a move indicative that the protests tagged: One Voice, One Nigeria were explicitly about Nigeria, interested participants were asked to put on green attires. Yesterday’s post to the effect that the protests would go on, was on the heels of a similar notice by a civil society organisation, Enough Is Enough, EiE.
    Tuface said the protests were meant to sensitise the Nigerian authorities over the increasing hardship in the country.
    The insistence by Tuface generated so many comments on his Instagram account from would-be protesters, who maintained that the grinding hardship in Nigeria made the protests inevitable.
    As of the time of filing this report, the social media was abuzz with comments against the plan to stop the protest.
    Instructively, those, who questioned the reasons adduced by the Police, insisted that it was the responsibility of the law enforcement agency to maintain law and order during the exercise.
    Even a few, who were less sympathetic to the protests, reminded the Police that the right to protest was inalienable.
    While dismissing the reasons given by the Police, others pointed at past protests which held in the country without being stopped by the law. The State Police Commissioner, Mr. Fatai Owoseni had said that Tuface lacked the capacity to contain the kind of crowd the protests would attract. “We know that Tuface does not have the capacity to contain such a crowd and we will not fold our hands and watch while things go out of hand,” he said last Wednesday.
    Instructively, Section 39 of the 1999 Constitution granted the freedom of expression, including the right to be heard and to disseminate information.
    Section 40 provides the freedom of association while Section 38 gave Nigerians the right to freedom of movement and peaceful assembly.
    Meanwhile, the Presidency, yesterday, said it was not against the right of Nigerians to stage peaceful protests. This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Mr. Laolu Akande.
    What the law says about public protest

    Disclosing this on his Twitter handle, he said: “This administration will not prevent Nigerians from expressing themselves in peaceful protests, it is a fundamental right of the people. No government has ever laid out the kind of Social Investment Programme the Buhari government is now running across the nation that will touch millions.”No ban on peaceful protests — Presidency

    Source: vangaurd