Sanwo-Olu talks tough over ethnic clash, rampaging hoodlums

From left—Commissioner of Police, Lagos Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu; Lagos Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his Deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, during the on-the-spot assessment of damage at Fagba, Ifako-Ijaiye, on Tuesday. By Olasunkanmi Akoni Following ethnic clash in Fagba-Iju- Ishaga area as well as series of attacks by rampaging hoodlums, Governor …

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Getting Down to Business: A hospitality sector recovery action plan

File photo of a tourist centre. By Jimoh Babajide As the world moves through the COVID-19 pandemic, hoteliers are logically turning their attention to the business travel market to help reignite the hospitality industry and tourism in general, particularly in Africa, says Mark Havercroft of Minor Hotels. For hotels specifically, a sector that plays a highly …

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AFBA tells FG to condemn attack on #EndSARS protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari By Innocent Anaba LAGOS—THE African Bar Association, AFBA, Tuesday, called on the Federal Government to condemn the attack on peaceful #EndSARS protesters “by organised mercenaries and security operatives”. Osa Director, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, in a statement, said: “While we urge the Federal Government to further condemn the attack on innocent …

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#EndSARS: Ugwuanyi set up panel of inquiry

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has constituted a nine-member Administrative Panel of Inquiry to look into the recent loss of lives and/or other grievous bodily injuries to private citizens and security personnel, resulting from the hijack by miscreants of the otherwise peaceful #ENDSARS protests. The panel will also look into the related …

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Gunmen abduct traditional leader’s wife in Kano — Emirate council

By Bashir Bello Unknown gunmen have abducted Aishatu Aliyu, wife of Village Head of Tsara in Rogo local government area and under Karaye Emirate council of Kano State. The Council’s Information Officer, Haruna Gunduwawa in a statement on Tuesday confirmed the incident. Gunduwawa said according to the report presented to the Emir of Karaye Alhaji …

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AIB recommends over 100 safety, preventions to avert air space accident — CEO

By Bashir Bello The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), on Tuesday, says it has so far recommended over 100 standard safety and accident prevention to avert air space accidents in the country. AIB Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, Akin Olateru said the recommendations were under the period of 2007 till date. Olateru stated this while speaking …

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Warehouse Looting: Reps call for caution in drug purchase, consumption

…As Lawmakers Reject Budget Proposals By NAFDAC, 4 Others Over Poor Presentation By Tordue Salem, Abuja The House of Representatives has warned Nigerians to exercise caution in drug purchases, as medicines purchased and consumed at the moment, maybe either fake or expired ones, looted by hoodlums from the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control …

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Breaking: Lagos govt invited us, but soldiers didn’t shoot at protesters— Army

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. By Evelyn Usman The Nigerian Army finally broke its silence on the Lekki Tollgate shootings in Lagos, exonerating its men from shooting at the  #EndSARS protesters last Tuesday. Rather,  it described the allegation of killing of protesters by soldiers as unfounded, attributing it to the handiwork of mischief-makers. Recall …

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EndSARS: NHRC condemns killing of Police officers, others

By Tordue Salem, Abuja The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on Tuesday strongly condemned the alleged killing of Police Officers across the country. A statement signed by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Barr. Tony Ojukwu, condemned the attacks and killings of security personnel across the country, saying “such heinous crime has no place in …

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Political Parties Hail Professor Yakubu’s Re-Appointment As INEC Chairman

Professor Mahmood Yakubu Urge him to Continue with the Electoral Reform he has initiated By Henry Umoru ABUJA- POLITICAL Parties in the country under the aegis of the Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC have hailed the reappointment of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission,  INEC. In a …

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Liver Surgery: AKTH to commence liver transplant, says CMD

By Bashir Bello The Chief Medical Director, CMD of Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, Prof. Abdurrahman Sheshe on Tuesday disclosed plans to commence liver transplant for liver disease patients in the hospital. Prof. Sheshe disclosed this during the 1st Liver Surgery Symposium on Advancing Liver Surgeries in Nigeria organized by the hospital’s Department of Surgery on …

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I was almost stabbed by Kubwa NYSC Camp looters – DPO

The Kubwa Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Abdullahi Bello, on Tuesday, said the hoodlums who looted the NYSC Orientation Camp in Kubwa almost stabbed him while trying to safeguard the facility. Bello, who made this known in an interview with the Newsmen, said he and his men had to retreat to avoid the hoodlums from attacking them. …

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Why engagement with youths has to be transparent, honest – Osinbajo

…Young federal parliamentarians commend VP’s interaction with youths in wake of protests Engagement with the Nigerian youths has to be transparent and honest in order to build a progressive society and nation, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. This, according to him, was why the implementation of the Buhari administration’s Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) were …

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Fake news: Nigeria sitting on keg of gun powder, Lai Mohammed warns

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed By Tordue Salem, Abuja Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Tuesday sought the partnership of the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to track news streams for fake news, warning that Nigeria may “be sitting on a keg of gun powder”, …

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Blackout in Port Harcourt Correctional Center over N82m electricity debt

…Abuja is handling it – Prison authority By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Authorities of the Nigerian Correctional Center Harcourt are said to be working to resolve prolong power blackout at the Port Harcourt Correctional Center in Rivers state due to accumulated electricity debt owed the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED). Both PHED and …

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FIFA President tests positive for COVID-19

FIFA President Gianni Infantino FIFA President Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, the global football governing body said on Tuesday. Infantino, who is 50 years old, has reported mild symptoms and is in self-isolation and will quarantine for at least 10 days, FIFA added in a statement. READ ALSO:I will sign executive order to …

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Eid-el-Maulud: FG declares Thursday public holiday

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola By Omeiza Ajayi – Abuja The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eid-el-Maulud, the Islamic festival commemorating the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Director Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga said the declaration was made …

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Anambra lifts curfew, reopens schools

By Vincent Ujumadu Awka- ANAMBRA State government Tuesday announced the lifting of curfew imposed on the state by Governor Willie Obiano in the wake of #endSARS protests by youths across the state. Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C Don Adinuba said the lifting of the curfew followed a great improvement in the security situation …

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I will sign executive order to recover looted property — Fintiri

Fintiri Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa says he will soon sign an executive order for house-to-house search to recover government and private property looted by some hoodlums across the state. Fintiri, who stated this during a broadcast in Yola on Tuesday, called on the looters to return all looted property before 7 a.m. of Wednesday, Oct. …

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Oyetola to Looters: No extension of amnesty, enforcement commences Thursday

Oyetola Shina Abubakar Osogbo Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said that there will be no extension of amnesty for those that looted both public and private property under the guise of protest last Saturday. He warned the looters to return the loots before the expiration of the amnesty period or on/or before Wednesday, saying those …

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