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Rights activists protest poor state of Nigeria

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

LAFIA—Members of the Nigerian Human Rights Community, NHRC, yesterday, stormed major roads of Lagos to register their displeasure over the state of the nation.

They particularly condemned the ongoing plot by some lawmakers in Nasarawa State House of Assembly to impeach the incumbent governor, Tanko Al-Makura.
The protest, which also had members of the Northern Youth Coalition, NOYCO, and the United Middle-Belt Youth Congress, UMBYC, marched from Ikeja to the state secretariat, Alausa, singing solidarity songs.

At the office of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, the protesters could not see the governor who was said to be attending the weekly State Executive Council meeting.
President of the Coalition of Nigeria Civil Rights Group, Kehinde Adegbuyi, who spoke on behalf of the group, said they were in Alausa to present a letter to Governor Fashola for onward transmission to President Goodluck Jonathan.


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