Police Rescue Uber Driver from Armed Robbers


Rebecca Ejifoma

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad in Lagos State, in the early hours of yesterday saved an Uber driver, from armed robbers, who wanted to steal his car.

According to the RRS twitter handle, @rrslagos767, the attempted robbery took place along the Lekki-Epe axis at 3am.

The e-hailing cab driver was reportedly held at gunpoint by the robbers.

However, the plan of the robbers was foiled, as the police arrived at the scene. They fired a shot into the air and the robbers scampered, leaving behind their weapon.

Academic Democrats: Why We Support Atiku/Obi Ticket

Lecturers from Universities in Nigeria, particularly in the South-east and South-south yesterday agreed to work for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, former Governor Peter Obi, in the 2019 Presidential Election.

The lecturers under the aegis of Academic Democrats took the decision yesterday after an extensive meeting in Awka where they examined the manifestoes of the major candidates. They said the contents of Atiku and Obi joint ticket showed that there was hope for Nigeria, if they were elected.

The meeting agreed that the joint ticket of Atiku and Obi would serve the country better in actualising restructuring, good governance and better life for its citizens. They said they would follow up the meeting of today with sensitisation tour of various states in the country particularly to meet other academics to enable them join forces together to ensure victory for Atiku and Obi in 2019 general elections.

Speakers including the Academic Democrats convener, Dr. Chinedu Onyeizugbe , Prof Chinyere Stella Okunna, Prof. Uche Nwogwugwu, Prof. Emenike Obi and Prof. Frank-Collins Okafor, among others, who buttressed the need why academics should support the aspiration of Atiku and Obi in 2019, agreed to embark on advocacy for the candidature of Atiku and Obi in order to ensure Nigeria is restructured to give room for democratic legacies currently lacking in the country.

Similarly, Students in the South-east under the aegis of Student Community Voters (SCV) yesterday endorsed the nomination of former governor as the running mate of the PDP presidential candidate. Their endorsement was contained in a statement signed by Hon. Ezeukwu Christopher Formula, Chairman Student Community Voters , SCV and Speaker, Students Representative Council (SRC) , Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka , Anambra State and Chimezie Fortunatus Izuchukwu, Secretary, Student Community Voters and President, Students Union Government. University of Nigeria, Nsukka , Enugu State.

The students, while commending Atiku for nominating Obi as his running mate said Obi was eminently qualified and had the solidarity of youths across the country, particularly the students who he had won their hearts.

They described the choice of Obi by Atiku as demonstration of “political sagacity.” Their words: “In the same vein, we laud the exercise, the leadership and members for their political sagacity on the choice of Obi, a resourceful personality.

“Obi’s leadership qualities has endeared him to many particularly, the voting youth population, students inclusive across Nigeria. Obi’s managerial skill is not in doubt as he is an expert in finance and human management.”