THOSE WHO SHOT PROTESTERS AT LEKKI TOLL PLAZA WILL BE BROUGHT TO BOOK SAYS SANWO-OLU

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said those behind the shootings of protesters at the Lekii toll plaza last Tuesday would be brought to book. He said this in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Monday. The statement quoted the governor as speaking during an interview session on CNN. Sanwo-Olu said the Federal Government and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. He said, “We will be committed…

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2BIL NAIRA FRAUD: COURT DECIDES EX-GOV BABANGIDA ALIYU NOVEMBER 10

Alleged N2b Fraud: Ex-Gov Aliyu, Others to Know Fate, November 10 Justice Mikail Abdullahi of the Niger State High Court on Monday, October 26, 2020 set November 10, 2020 for ruling on the application brought by Tanko Beji, the third defendant in the N2billion money laundering case involving the former Niger State governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu and Umar Nasko. Beji had on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, through his counsel, Muhammed Ndayako, who represented Mamman Mike Osman, SAN, filed an application, seeking for the striking out of the case for lack of merit as well as an order of…

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NIGERIAN STOWAWAYS FOUND ABOARD AN OIL SHIP IN UK

A major incident is today underway after a group of stowaways were discovered hidden aboard an oil tanker as it headed into Southampton, according to reports. Police are currently dealing with the ‘security incident’, which reportedly involves a group of ‘at least’ seven stowaways, on a Libyan-registered oil tanker near to the Isle of Wight. A mayday call was made at around 9am today. Crew members are reportedly sheltering in a safe room on the vessel, named the ‘Nave Andromeda’, with initial reports suggesting the incident was a hijacking. However…

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10-YR OLD CHAINED AND TORTURED IN AKWA IBOM FOR BEING POSSESSED BY DEMONS, SEE PICS

10-Year-Old Boy Tortured, Chained By His Parents In Akwa Ibom For Being ”Possessed By Demons” A 10-year-old old boy has been rescued in in Ikot Udota, Eket, Akwa Ibom State by the Child’s and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) after he was allegedly brutalised and shackled by his father and stepmother, IgbereTV reports. According to the head of the NGO, Sam Ikpe Utauma, the victim, Ekemini was constantly tortured, starved and subjected to various inhuman treatment by the father and his wife. He said the abuse had been going on for eighteen…

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OSINBAJO SUMMONS EMERGENCY NEC MEETING OVER ENDSARS PROTESTS FALLOUT

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) for Monday, October 26, 2020. Constitutionally, the Vice president is the chair of the NEC, which has as members state governors. Osinbajo promises justice for #EndSARS protest victims #ENDSARS: How Nigerians reacted to Osinbajo’s statement The meeting is to, among others, enable the Council to receive briefings from the state governors and security agencies on the state of the states and the nation. The virtual emergency EC meeting, scheduled for 12noon, is convened amid looting…

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DRUNKEN OFFICER KILLS COLLEAGUE OVER ENDSARS PROTEST IN ABUJA, THEN COMMITS SUICIDE

There was pandemonium at Mabushi community in Abuja on Saturday as a police officer on special protection duty at a residence shot his colleague dead. It was learnt that the incident happened around 10 am after the two officers engaged in banter on the #EndSARS protest. A witness who preferred to remain anonymous told Daily Trust yesterday that the officer was allegedly drunk before the incident, and after he became aware of his action, he shot himself and died on the spot. “The two officers were arguing about the #EndSARS…

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“FAMILIES MUST TURN BACK CHILDREN WHO BRING HOME UNACCOUNTED GOODS” -BUHARI

  President Buhari has condemned the widespread looting and vandalism which has been witnessed in some cities across the country. In a statement released by his media aide Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated that families must turn back children who bring home goods they can’t account for just as wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home. It was also gathered that President Buhari has urged the police and other security agencies to restore calm and normalcy as quick as possible. The statement read:   “President Buhari said…

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DAVIDO SPEAKS OUT ON THE MAYHEM AFTERMATH OF THE ENDSARS PROTEST

Popular hiphop artiste Davido has spoken up against the hijacking of the #EndSARS protest by thugs to unleash mayhem across the country. The singer who noted that turning of the peaceful protest into a complete anarchy is a disrespect to those that lost their lives in the struggle, wondered the gain in burning and looting private businesses.   He also wondered why police stations are being burnt down asking, “what is there to gain from burning and looting private businesses that provide employment to our own people?” Davido asserted that we…

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CHIEF THEOPHILUS AKINYELE, FORMER DIRECTOR OF BUDGET, DIES AT 88

Wale Oyewale, Ibadan Chief Theophilus Akinyele, an Ibadan elder and chief, has been reported dead. The chief, aged 88, was said to have died in Lagos on Monday. Akinyele, who was born in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on February 29, 1932, was Permanent Secretary, Ministries of Agriculture and Finance in the old Western State of Nigeria. He was Registrar and Secretary of Council, the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife, and Secretary to the Military Government in Oyo State. The chief rose to the position of Head…

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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER WRITES SANWO-OLU, DEMANDS CCTV FOOTAGE OF LEKKI SHOOTINGS

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja        Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has written a letter to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, demanding the CCTV footage of the shootings at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20, 2020. In the letter, titled, ‘Urgent Request Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 2011’, the lawyer promised to undertake and pay the cost of certification and any applicable administrative fees. It read in part, “I am a Nigerian citizen, resident of Lagos State, human rights activist, private legal practitioner and lawful…

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