LASEMA dispatch centre attacked in Lekki

By Bose Adelaja Lagos State Emergency Management Agency LASEMA, Tuesday, said that its dispatch centre in Lekki Phase One was under attack. ALSO READ: LASEMA Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, however, said he acknowledged the heightened circumstances caused by the hijacking of the #EndSARS protests in the area and urged Lagosians to comply with the curfew orders to prevent any secondary …

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EndSARS protesters apprehend suspected hoodlums

 ENDSARS Protester  EndSARS protesters in Benin on Tuesday apprehended some suspected hoodlums who broke into shops under the guise of the peaceful protest by its members. The protesters at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and University of Benin (UNIBEN) Ugbowo campus main gate nabbed four suspected hoodlums. The hoodlums broke into shops between …

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Hoodlums raze police station, leaving 2 officers dead in Ibadan

The Police Command in Oyo State on Tuesday confirmed the burning of the Ojoo Police Station by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSARS protest in Ibadan. The command’s spokesperson, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, while confirming the incident in a statement, said the attack was premeditated. Fadeyi also confirmed the killing of two police officers, saying that two …

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Lagoon hospital not burnt ― CEO

… Says patient brought in dead …only glass doors damaged By Chioma Obinna Contrary to a viral video claiming that hoodlums set ablaze Lagoon hospital in Apapa on fire following alleged refusal to attend to an injured #EnDSARS protester, the management of the hospital said the health facility was not burnt. Reacting to the video …

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JUST IN:Shooting, as govt imposes curfew in Lagos

By Evelyn Usman Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them. This action followed a curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government, following the violent dimension the protest had assumed in the state. It could however not be ascertained …

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Abia: Ikpeazu imposes 24 hours curfew

EndSARS, EndSWAT  Following the killing of a policemen and carting away of his arms and ammunition by yet to be identified hoodlums numbering over 30, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has imposed a 24 hours curfew in the state. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu,  the government said; “After detailed review and assessment …

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SERAP seeks to join suit seeking shutdown Twitter over #EndSARS protests

A rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, has applied to be joined as party in the suit by a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in suit FHC/ABJ/CS/1391/2020, seeking to shutdown Twitter because of #EndSARS protests. SERAP in a statement said, “We’ll challenge this suit, defend free speech and access to information …

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#EndSARS protests: Akeredolu imposes 24-hour curfew on Ondo

 EndSars Protest: Youths  Dayo Johnson Akure The Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu has imposed a 24 hour curfew on the state with effect from 12 midnight today (Tuesday), till further notice. Governor Akeredolu who announced this in a state broadcast on the nationwide protest organised by the youths on police brutality by SARS. He said …

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Insecurity: Nigeria grossly under-policed, says ex-DSS boss

A map of Nigeria Chief Raymond Nkemdirim, a former Director of Operations, Department of State Services (DSS), has said that Nigeria is grossly under-policed, given the United Nation’s benchmark. Nkemdirim said this while speaking on the spate of insecurity in Nigeria during an interactive session with newsmen in Umuahia on Tuesday. He described the nation’s …

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Senate confirms Dahir-Umar as PENCOM DG despite Protests

Senate As Abaribe Kicks Against Confirmation of Umar *** Rejects Hannatu Musa (North West), Commissioner, for failing to submit NYSCdischarge certificate. By Henry Umoru ABUJA- THE Senate, yesterday , confirmed the appointment  of Mrs Aisha Dahir-Umar as Director General (DG) of National Pension Commission (PENCOM) following the presentation of her name for Screening and confirmation …

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Lagos #EndSARS protesters defy curfew, blocked roads

Killed co EndSars Protester continue at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos.Photo Akeem Salau w for night carnival By Olasunkanmi Akoni In sheer flagrant disregard to 24 hour curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government on Tuesday, #EndSARS protesters were adamant to retreat as they continued to lay siege on the roads. Lagos State Governor, Mr. …

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Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks confirmation of Garba as NERC Chairman, others

President Muhammadu Buhari Drops Momoh, replaces him with Sanusi Garba ***As President seeks passage of revised 2020 budget for FCT By Henry Umoru ABUJA- PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, seeking for the screening and confirmation of of Engr. Sanusi Garba as Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). In this …

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#EndSARS: Gov Lalong declares 24-hour curfew

Lalong signs 2020 revised budget into law Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas, from 8p.m. on Tuesday Lalong gave the order while briefing newsmen on Tuesday at the Government House In Jos. “It is rather unfortunate that in the past few days …

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Humanitarian Affairs Ministry presents palliatives,other gifts to older persons in Abuja

Sadiya Farouq Also conducts free medical check up for them to end 2020 Int’l Day for Older Persons By Joseph Erunke ABUJA-THE Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Tuesday,round off the 2020 International Day for Older Persons with a medical check up, presentation of gifts and palliatives for older persons in Abuja. …

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Apo Car Mart Inferno: How I escaped with only one vehicle – Auto Dealer

By Luminous Jannamike The auto dealer whose car mart was burnt down in the Apo district of Abuja, Mr. Obiora Eze, has said he miraculously escaped the clutches of the hoodlums with only one car. The inferno, which occurred around 3;30pm on Monday, left 13 of his cars burnt beyond remedy, and about 37 were …

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Arik Air cancels Oct. 21 flights

The management of Arik Air has announced the cancellation of all its flight operations for Wednesday, Oct. 21 due to the 24-hour curfew  imposed on the residents of  Lagos State by the state government with effect from 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.20, 2020. Mr Adebanji Ola, the Communications Manager of Arik Air,  said  in a statement …

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Lagos curfew confrontational, ill-advised — PDP

The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s 24-hour curfew over unabated #EndSARS protests, as confrontational and ill-advised. The PDP in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, said Sanwo-Olu’s decision could aggravate the agitations by the protesters. “The PDP opines that …

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#EndSARS: We are committed to implementing demands, FG tells Int’l Community

Geoffrey Onyeama The Federal Government has told members of the Diplomatic Community in Nigeria that it is committed to meeting the demands of Nigerians protesting police brutality and will not allow those with ulterior motive hijack the movement. Recall  that the Diplomatic Corps were briefed on Tuesday in Abuja by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey …

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Edo Prison Break: FG launches manhunt for 1, 993 fleeing inmates

Nigeria map indicating Edo State By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The Federal Government has condemned Monday’s invasion of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS Custodial Centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo state, saying it has begun a manhunt for about 1, 993 inmates who were freed from both facilities. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola …

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BREAKING: Police arrest 12 suspects over attack on Police Stations in Benin

IGP, Mr. Mohammed Adamu The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday said that 12 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks and arson on Police Stations in Benin. In a statement in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba, disclosed that five AK47 rifles, earlier stolen from …

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