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School walkouts across US as frightened students demand gun reform

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‘Trump puts blood money above children… we are marching for our lives’: School walkouts across US as
frightened students demand gun reform.

School walkouts across US as  frightened students demand gun reform

Students hold up signs as they arrive at Red Square at the University of Washington during the National School Walkout to protest gun violence in Seattle, Washington, today (Image: REUTERS)

Today the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were joined by 300,000 others across the US in a walkout, part of an emboldened anti-gun movement.

In their ­thousands, they walked silently on to the school ­football field, holding anti-gun violence signs and wearing shirts that read “March for Our Lives.”

School walkouts across US as  frightened students demand gun reform

A student shouts is a rally in Washington, DC (Image: AFP)

A month ago, theirs were shattered when pupil Nikolas Cruz, 19, killed 17 with an assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Today the students in Parkland, Florida, were joined by 300,000 others across the US in a walkout, part of an emboldened anti-gun movement.

School walkouts across US as  frightened students demand gun reform

Hundreds of Roosevelt High School students begin to gather on the football field in their protest in Seattle (Image: REUTERS)

At 10am, 3,000 at MSD left their desks to demand change.

One, Liam Kiernan, 15, said: “I’m just mad there’s no action by our government.

“They are not only letting us down, they are letting future generations down too.

Students from DC, Maryland and Virginia protest on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, today (Image: AFP)

Students from DC, Maryland and Virginia protest on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, today (Image: AFP)

“No longer are we going to sit idly by and allow ourselves to become victims of weak ­politicians. Their thoughts and prayers mean nothing no more. It is action and reform we need.” More news at Mirror

 

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Man who is trekking against Buhari’s re-election arrives Abuja after 34 days

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Man who is trekking against Buhari's re-election arrives Abuja after 34 days

34 days after, man who began trekking against President Buhari’s 2019 presidential ambition from Lagos State arrives Abuja.

A lone trekker, Isa Mohammed Munlaila, who began trekking from Lagos to Abuja last month, against President Buhari’s 2019 presidential ambition, has arrived Abuja after spending 34 days on the road.

Munlaila left Lagos on 23 August and arrived Abuja on Tuesday. He said he was fulfilled to have trekked the distance from Lagos to Abuja against the second term aspiration of Buhari.

Speaking with PM News, Munlaila said he normally trekked from 6.00am to 6.00pm on daily basis and then slept somewhere before continuing his journey to Abuja. He had initially planned to reach Abuja between 18 and 20 days, but because of a sore leg, the journey lasted for 34 days.

“As I trekked, I saw people angry with this present government because of hardship and failure to deliver on what was promised. When people see me, they hailed me for trekking. Some people were asking me if I was doing it for some political parties and I said no, but for the youths of this country. We are for good governance,” he said.

Munlaila, who said he is not a politician, however, said based on people’s view during his trek from Lagos to Abuja, he would endorse the aspiration of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to become president next year.

According to him, from his interaction with people, they preferred the candidacy of Atiku among all Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirants because of his achievement. He said when he got to Abuja, he went to the PDP National Secretariat and asked to see the National Chairman of the party, but was told he was away.

“Because of what I have heard during my trek, I will endorse Atiku for 2019 presidency. If Atiku has the chance to govern, Nigeria will be a better place,” he said.

For him, Isa Munlaila, who had just arrived Abuja after embarking on an angered trekking from Lagos, against President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 presidential ambition, his 34 days journey, which he began about 40 days ago, worth the sacrifice, saying his action was to registered youth anger over current state of the nation. Having spent 34 days on road Munkaila, who left Lagos over a month ago, arrived Abuja yesterday evening, during which he said he was fulfilled to have trekked the distance from Lagos to Abuja against the second term aspiration of Buhari.

Speaking about on the journey on Tuesday, the young Nigerian hinted that he tekked minimum of 12 hours on daily basis and then slept anywhere night meets him, and continuing his journey to Abuja. He had initially planned to reach Abuja between 18 and 20 days, but because of a sore leg, the journey lasted for 34 days.

“As I trekked, I saw people angry with this present government because of hardship and failure to deliver on what was promised. When people see me, they hailed me for trekking. Some people were asking me if I was doing it for some political parties and I said no, but for the youths of this country. We are for good governance,” he said.

Kwankwaso breaks silence over decamping to PDP

Munlaila, who said he is not a politician, however, said based on people’s view during his trek from Lagos to Abuja, he would endorse the aspiration of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar to become president next year.

According to him, from his interaction with people, they preferred the candidacy of Atiku among all Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirants, because of his achievement. He said when he got to Abuja, he went to the PDP National Secretariat and asked to see the National Chairman of the party, but was told he was away.

“Because of what I have heard during my trek, I will endorse Atiku for 2019 presidency. If Atiku has the chance to govern, Nigeria will be a better place,” he said.

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Latest News: Osun governorship election: INEC admits error in vote collation

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Latest News: Osun governorship election: INEC admits error in vote collation

The governorship election which was held in Osun state on the 22nd of September 2018, was declared as Inconclusive by INEC, despite PDP leading in the counted votes.

Read an updated statement by INEC via their official Twitter handle.Osun governorship election

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