OGUN SET TO PROSECUTE 4 POLICE OFFICERS FOR MURDER

EndSARS: Ogun set to prosecute four police officers for murder This was disclosed by the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on his personal twitter handle. Read full statement below: We invite the public to monitor the following criminal cases against defendant police officers in Ogun State: 1. The State v. Inspector Wasiu Lawal – Murder trial coming up for hearing on 10 November 2020 at the Ipokia Division of the High Court of Ogun State. 2. The State v. Okoi Obi – Manslaughter trial coming up for hearing on 2…

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ENDSARS: ICC SAYS IT HAS RECEIVED PETITION ON CRIMES IN NIGERIA

The International Criminal Court has received reports of crimes during the # EndSARS protests in Nigeria. ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, made this known in a statement posted on the Twitter handle of the organisation. She noted that the court is monitoring developments from the # EndSARS protests in Nigeria . Bensouda said: My office has been closely following the events around the current protests in Nigeria and the reaction of Nigeria ’ s law enforcement and security agencies. Any loss of life and injury is concerning . We have received…

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LAGOS GOVT CONDEMNS LOOTING OF ITS WAREHOUSE KEEPING CORONAVIRUS PALLIATIVES

Lagos Government condemn the vandalization of the warehouse at Mazamaza Lagos State Government has today condemned the vandalization of the warehouse at Mazamaza housing the food palliative packages donated to the State government by the Private Sector Coalition against COVID-19 (CACOVID) group. The State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on September 22nd 2020 formally taken receipt of the food palliatives from the CACOVID team meant for distribution to the indigent. The Government notes that the warehouse in question is not State owned and its usage was made available to the…

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EU ENDORSES NGOZI OKONJO IWEALA FOR WTO TOP JOB

The European Parliament has endorsed the candidacy of Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala in her quest to lead the World Trade Organisation as Director-General. The Parliament in a letter on Wednesday said it screened the two remaining candidates in the WTO DG race — Okonjo-Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee of South Korea — and was convinced that the Nigerian candidate has the ‘energy’ and is ‘well-equipped’ for the job. In the letter signed by the Co-chairs of the Parliamentary Conference on the WTO Steering Group, Bernd Lange and Sven Simon, the EP said…

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READ THE ADDRESS OF BUHARI AS HE FINALLY SPEAKS ON ENDSARS PROTESTS

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. 2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well – intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery…

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ABUJA MARKET CLOSES DOWN AFTER UNNAMED MAN WAS KILLED

The police have mobilised to the Gudu Market following reports of the killing of an unnamed man in the market on Thursday. It was learnt that the traders have deserted the usually bustling market located in the Gudu District of Abuja. A trader identified simply as Victor said everyone left the market in fear after the corpse of a man was found in the vicinity, adding that the market has been shut down. “Because of the attack by thugs on Tuesday, everyone was afraid that the violence may spread to…

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IYALOJA OFOYO STATE, WURAOLA KOLA-DAISI DEAD

The Iyaloja of Oyo State, Alhaja Wuraola Asake Kola-Daisi is dead. DAILY POST gathered that the late Iyaloja died at the age of 86. Her son, Chief Rotimi Jogunosinmi confirmed the death. Jogunosinmi said the Iyaloja will be buried today, (Thursday) at her residence in Ibadan. DAILY POST recalls that the deceased became Iyaloja of Oyo State in 2008. She reigned for twelve (12) years.

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SOLDIERS POLICE FOIL ATTEMPTED JAILBREAK AT IKOYI PRISON, SEE PICS

Policemen and soldiers arrived at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in a bid to foil what appears to be an attempted jail break. An eyewitness, who wished to remain anonymous said, “I can see them from my balcony at the moment. Soldiers and policemen have arrived. I saw prisoners throwing stones and I saw fire. “A lot of the prison officials have gathered at the entrance of the prison while some of the inmates have retreated.”

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HOODLUMS BREAK INTO OKITIPUPA PRISON, RELEASE INMATES

Hoodlums on Thursday broke into the National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, and forcefully released the inmates. It was gathered that no fewer than 58 inmates were released during the attack while a vehicle was burnt. It was also learnt that several items were destroyed on the premises of the prison. The Public Relations Officer of the Ondo State Command of NCS, Ogundare Babatunde, confirmed the incident to The PUNCH on the telephone. Details later

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