#EndSARS protests: Gov. AbdulRazaq warns against instigating another civil war

Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara, on Wednesday, urged Nigerians to refrain from actions that could spark another civil war and thus turn citizens to refugees elsewhere. AbdulRazaq stated this during the 45th anniversary of the Emir of Lafiagi, Alhaji Sa’adu Haliru in Lafiagi, headquarters of Edu Local Government area of the state. The governor appealed for caution and peaceful resolution of the contending issues, as the #EndSARS protests, now marred by arson, was festering in some parts of the country.RECOMMENDED ARTICLES “We need peace for Nigeria to succeed. There are…

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Vice President Osinbajo promises justice for victims of Lekki shooting

The vice president says he stands with Lagos at these difficult times. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has assured Nigerians that the state will get justice for victims of the shootings in Lekki, an upmarket suburb in Nigeria’s largest city and economic capital of Lagos. On October 20, 2020, armed soldiers arrived at the Lekki toll gate shortly before nightfall, turned off the lights and security cameras; and opened live rounds on thousands of demonstrators who had been protesting against police brutality and extra-judicial killings for two weeks. Various reports say…

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Military airstrike hits bandits’ camp, kills scores in Katsina

The Defence Headquarters says the Air Component of Operation HADARIN DAJI has taken out another bandits’ camp, killing scores at a location near Ungwar Ali-Kere in Katsina State. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, stated this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Enenche said the airstrike was executed on Tuesday on the heels of credible intelligence reports and confirmatory surveillance missions which revealed that bandits had established a camp at the location. He said that an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter…

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EndSARS: No protester killed in Lagos – Commissioner

Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, said no EndSARS protester was killed in the state, contrary to media reports. The commissioner debunked the report in a statement issued on Tuesday in Lagos. “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to reports that an #EndSARS protester was killed in Surulere. This is not true,’’ Omotoso said. He explained that a group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey St. Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping.about:blank According to him, the…

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Truck crushes 4 on Sagamu-Ogijo road

Four persons were crushed to death on Monday in an accident involving an Iveco truck, Bajaj motorcycle and a commercial bus around Phoenix bus stop on the Sagamu-Ogijo road. Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Tuesday. Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 6:35p.m., and was caused by loss of control on the part of the truck driver. He said that the incident involved six male adults and four female adults. The TRACE…

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Mob lynch suspected motorcycle thief in Niger

Angry mob on Sunday lynched a suspected motorcycle thief in Dusen Kura Gwari, Bosso Local Government Area of Niger state. Police Spokesman in the state, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement issued in Minna on Sunday. Abiodun said that on Sunday, at about 9:50 am, the police received a distress call that a mob had attacked an unknown person along Dusen Kura Gwari area. According to him, a patrol team was mobilsed to the scene and sighting the patrol vehicle, the people took to their heels and abandoned the…

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‘The people saying you full of sh*t fam’ – Trey Songz says as he reacts to President Buhari’s tweet on #EndSars protest

Trey Songz slams president Buhari on Twitter. American singer has slammed President Mohammadu Buhari over his recent tweets on the #EndSars protest in the country. The president had earlier taken to his official Twitter page on Friday, October 9, 2020, where he tweeted about being kept abreast about the reforms effort in the Nigeria Police Force. “I met again with the IGP tonight. Our determination to reform the police should never be in doubt. I am being briefed regularly on the reform efforts ongoing to end police brutality and unethical…

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Nigeria at 60: Lets end politics of mistrust

After several years of colonial rule, Nigeria was granted independence on the 1st of October, 1960 by the British government. That feat achieved by our nationalists signified their preparedness and capableness of steering the ship of governance of the country within the scope of the law as enshrined in the constitution. In our journey over the years, our leaders have intensely guided our unity in diversity patriotically. At a point, the road became very rough when the country witnessed its first coup d`etat in January 1966 (which terminated the First…

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Court orders seizure of funds linked to Obasa

…As EFCC interrogates By Olasunkanmi Akoni A Federal High Court in Lagos, yesterday, granted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, temporary forfeiture of funds linked to Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly. The EFCC in a motion dated August 12, 2020 and marked FHC/L/CS/1069/2020, asked the court to issue an order directing that the funds in three bank accounts be forfeited in the interim. According to the anti-graft commission, the three bank accounts are “being investigated for the offences of conspiracy, diversion of funds,…

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Social Climbers: How to identify social parasites (and stop being one)

Everything a social climber does is about using others to move higher socially. Everyone wants to make it in life. We want a lif of comfort, stress-free. However, the question is, “Do you want to earn it or get there by hook or crook?” Those who chose the latter option are often social climbers. Social climbers are people who want to achieve wealth, fame or positions (that they are often not qualified for) by using other people. Cambridge dictionary describes a social climber as someone who tries to improve their social status…

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Akeredolu: ‘I’m preparing Ondo for an economy without oil’

Akeredolu said the first term of his administration has been used to industrialize the state. The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, says the major focus of his second term administration will be to re-direct the state towards a zero-oil economy if he’s re-elected by the people. He also said barring last minute hitches, electricity will be restored to all towns and villages in the Ondo South Senatorial District before the end of his first term in February 2021. The governor made the promises during a debate organised by ChannelsTV at the…

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Senate probes unrepatriated oil, gas, non-oil export proceeds

The Senate has began probing crude oil and gas and non-oil export proceeds unrepatriated since the inspection of the Export Act from 1996 to 2019. The upper chamber also mandated its committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions to ascertain why relevant government agencies kept on having conflicting data of same product value published in Nigeria on one hand while those published by OPEC were different. The resolutions were sequel to a motion on “Need to investigate pre-shipment inspection of export activities in Nigeria with respect to non-repatriation of crude…

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