LOOTING AND ARSON: IGP ORDERS STATE, ZONAL UNITS TO ACT

Following widespread looting and arson by suspected hoodlums , the Inspector – General of Police , Mohammed Adamu , has ordered police commanders to immediately stop the descent to anarchy across the country. Adamu directed the immediate mobilisation of all police operational assets and resources to bring an end to the wanton violence , killings , looting and destruction of public and private property , and reclaim the public space from “criminal elements masquerading as protesters in some parts of the country. ” According to a statement by the Force…

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TINUBU VISITS SANWO-OLU, SAYS HE NEVER LEFT NIGERIA

The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in a public appearance on Saturday, confirmed that he never travelled to France as rumoured earlier this week. POLITICS NIGERIA, in its support for media accountability, checked the veracity of the videos being circulated on social media platforms, claiming the former Lagos Governor had travelled to the French country. However, this paper, after a forensic examination of the three major video footages, concluded that the claim was false. Meanwhile, during a courtesy visit to the residence of the…

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POLICE INVITE OPC TO PROTECT, GUIDE THEIR STATIONS

Lawrence Enyoghasu A day or two ago, a video trending on several WhatsApp platforms, and said to be from Ughelli Area Command, A-Division, Delta State, showed some police officers and men running and singing solidarity song at the same time. Momentarily, a voice-over broke in, on the tape that had since gone viral. “The police are protesting,” it announced. “Stop the killing of police. Stop burning police stations. You have killed our people enough. The police are human beings. We are tired. We are ready to kill those hoodlums now.…

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DESPITE 205MIL BUDGET POLICE WEBSITE REMAIN DOWN AFTER HACKING BY ANONYMOUS

The website of the Nigeria Police Force is still offline, a week after a group of Internet activists compromised its security in solidarity with the #EndSARS protest. “This Account has been suspended. Contact your hosting provider for more information,” the website, npf.gov.ng displayed when POLITICS NIGERIA checked at about 4:30 am on October 24. Asides being a major channel for dissemination of press releases and updates on its activities, the website is the data warehouse of the force, containing bank details, bio-data information and other sensitive data of Police operatives…

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ENDSARS RIOTS: ACCESS BANK ANNOUNCES 50BIL INTEREST FREE LOANS TO SUPPORT BUSINESSES

  Chidi Emenike Access Bank Nigeria Plc. has announced N50 billion in support of Nigerians through interest-free loans and grants to support communities, the youths, and micro, small and medium-sized businesses. This information was disclosed by the bank through its official LinkedIn page.  The bank’s official statement read thus, “Now more than ever, we remain committed to our purpose of impacting lives positively. In light of the recent occurrences, we will be supporting Nigerian businesses with 50 Billion Naira interest-free loans and grants. Watch this space for more information.” Why it matters…

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POWERFUL US DELEGATE MEET OSINBAJO OVER ENDSARS PROTESTS AND KILLINGS

AMIDST national crisis over the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos on Tuesday, a delegation from the United States government has arrived in Nigeria. The team was at Aso Rock on Thursday to discuss with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo behind closed doors. The team, according to the US Mission in Nigeria “discussed ongoing violence, the importance of allowing citizens to peacefully demonstrate, and accountability and justice for victims.” The team comprises of US Assistant Secretary, Bureau for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Bob Destro; US…

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HOODLUMS INVADE SENATOR GERSHOM BASSEY’S HOUSE IN CALABAR LOOT AND BURN THE HOUSE, SEE PICS, VIDEO

Senator Gershom Bassey’s residence in Calabar being looted by hoodlums in broad day light, after hoodlums overpowered security men attached to the residence & almost collected their guns. https://mobile.twitter.com/AkpraiseMedia/status/1319950406928257025 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_GQpsgtuEo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNAMns9sb1U

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TELL NIGERIANS WHO ORDERED LEKKI SHOOTING, PROF OSUNDARE TELLS BUHARI

Poet-laureate, Prof Niyi Osundare, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to tell Nigerians the person, who ordered soldiers to kill some unarmed protesters in the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State on Tuesday. Some youth across many states in the country have been protesting against police brutality and the excesses of men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Niyi Osundare After the reported shooting of some of the protesters before the commencement of the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, several prominent Nigerians have been urging Buhari…

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HOODLUMS INVADED MY HOUSE, CARTED AWAY VALUABLES, CERTIFICATES, FOODSTUFF, LAGOS LAWMAKER REVEALS

Sanai (SOB) Agunbiade By Robert Egbe Lagos State House of Assembly Majority Leader, Sanai (SOB) Agunbiade has said that the hoodlums who invaded his home in Ikorodu on Friday October 23, were sponsored to assassinate him. Agunbiade, who represents Ikorodu Constituency 1, said he got intelligence of the planned attack, but thought it was a rumour. The lawyer turned lawmaker said when they arrived and didn’t find him, they stole his certificates, travel passports of his family, valuables as well as foodstuffs. Sharing his experiences in a post on his…

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VIOLENT YOUTHS INVADE FORMER DEPUTY SPEAKER’S HOUSE, WITH AXES AND MATCHETTES IN OSUN

There is violence in Osun State as angry youth on Saturday morning attacked the Iwo Local Government Secretariat. Hundreds of youth have also invaded the office of the immediate past Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff. PREMIUM TIMES gathered that they came on motorcycles, with many of armed with machetes and axes. PREMIUM TIMES gathered the youth attacking the secretariat are also looting valuables in the office. This newspaper saw pictures and videos of perpetrators carting away items and properties belonging to the local government. Three witnesses who spoke with…

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