The Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari, has faulted a viral video allegedly showing some persons protesting current economic hardship in front of his palace.

The Emir, in a statement issued on Sunday and signed by his spokesman, Abdulazeez Arowona, said such protest did not take place in his palace.

According to the statement, the said viral video was part of an event that took place in 2019 during the buildup to the year’s general elections.

On the current economic hardship, the Emir said he was working with his colleagues at the Kwara State Traditional Rulers Council to engage government at all levels on the need to continue to improve the welfare, security, and social life of the people in Kwara

He ultimately appealed to the general public to disregard the video in circulation in order to avoid any misrepresentation.


On the Foreign Scene in Senegal……

Thousands of demonstrators have staged a protest in Senegal’s capital, Dakar, to demand swift presidential elections.

The protest at the weekend comes after the country’s top court blocked President Macky Sall’s attempt to postpone the election, originally scheduled for this month.

Mr Sall’s last minute decree, backed by parliament, had triggered a political crisis in Senegal, once regarded as a bastion of democracy in West Africa.

At the rally, opposition supporters held signs demanding a “Free Senegal”.

It was the first rally allowed by authorities since Mr Sall’s announcement two weeks ago.