#ENDSARS: 1,993 Inmates Escape From Benin, Oko Custodial Centres …FG

The federal government has on Tuesday says 1,993 inmates escaped from Benin City and Oko custodial center after some protesters believed to be under the #ENDSARS attacked the centers on Monday. This is contained in a statement issued by Ministry of Interior Director, Press & Public Relations Mohammed Manga who said: “Two Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo State were attacked yesterday by protesters purportedly under the #ENDSARS aegis, freeing (at the last count) 1,993 inmates in legal custody and looting the centres,…

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Nigerian Army Sets To Commence Exercise Crocodile Smile V1 Nation Wide

The Nigerian Army is set to start its annual Exercise CROCODILE SMILE which is traditionally conducted in the last quarter of the year. The Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa said in a statement that this year’s Exercise CROCODILE SMILE V1 is scheduled to commence from the 20th of October to the 31st of December 2020. The Exercise is deliberately intended to be all encompassing to include cyber warfare exercises designed to identify, track and counter negative propaganda in the social media and across the cyberspace. This is…

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Vice President Osinbajo To #EndSARS Protesters: We Are Sorry For Being Silent

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologised to the protesters marching against many brutal and extortionist activities by the operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) across the country. The Vice President, in a statement issued on Friday night, said the government was undertaking ongoing comprehensive measures that would revamp the police by addressing issues of welfare, service conditions and training. Osinbajo also assured that none of former members of the disbanded SARS would feature in any police tactical units. He explained that the meeting of National Economic Council (NEC)…

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NHRC Constitutes 11-Man Panel To Halt Human Rights Violations By SARS, Other Police Personnel

In line with the National Human Rights Commission’s mandate and in response to the nationwide agitations by some Nigerian youth groups under the auspices of End SARS, the NHRC has constituted an 11-man Independent Investigative Panel (IIP) to look into allegations of human rights violations against the defunct SARS and other units of the force. The Committee headed by a retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Suleiman Galadima will hear petitions, complaints and memoranda from Nigerians across the 36 states of the federation and the FCT, and thereafter make…

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APC State Chairmen Disown Group Issuing Ultimatum To Constitute Convention Committee, Say Group Not APC Members

The Forum of APC State Chairmen, said the purported 14 day ultimatum given to the APC National  caretaker committee to set up a convention committee  by a  group called   “Concerned All Progressives Congress  is baseless, as the group  is unknown to the all progressives Congress APC. This was contained in a statement issued  by the Kebbi state APC chairman Arc Bala Sani Kangiwa on behalf of the Forum of APC state chairmen after its meeting at headquarters in Abuja. Arc Kangiwa said the forum unanimously condemn any attempt to distract…

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FG Reopens NYSC Camps 10th November

The Federal Government has approved the reopening of all National Youth Service Corps NYSC camps where the NYSC orientation exercises hold. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, made this known in a tweet on Thursday. He tweeted, “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th 2020. Full COVID-19 Protocols will be enforced.” Spread the love

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PDP Governors’ Kick Against 0.5% Police Trust Fund Deduction

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Governors’ Forum has implored President  Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to repeal Section 4(1) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019 which purportedly  authorises the President to deduct 0.5% of the total revenue accruing to the Federation Account for the benefit of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. The said deduction, according to the Governors, is patently unconstitutional. The call was contained in a communique issued at the end of a Zoom Meeting of the PDP Governors’ and signed by their Chairman and…

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Police Reforms: House Of Reps Partners NHRC

The speaker of the House of Representatives Hon Femi Gbajiabiamila said there is an urgent need for stakeholders to collaborate in order to pursue substantive reforms of the Nigeria police force to avoid further damages to the system.   He stated this when he received the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tony Ojukwu Esq and his delegation in his office for a meeting scheduled to develop a legislation on police reforms.   In a statement by Fatima Agwai Muhammad assistant Director in the commission said the…

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President Buhari Full Speech At 2021 Budget Presentation

PROTOCOLS It is with pleasure that I present the 2021 Federal Budget Proposals to this Joint Session of the National Assembly. Distinguished and Honourable Leaders, and Members of the National Assembly, at this juncture, I wish to commend your tremendous efforts in approving the revision of the 2020 – 2022 Medium-Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper, and passage of the 2020 Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Today marks an important occasion in our quest to accord the federal budget process the seriousness it…

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Flood Kills 36, 470 Displaced In Sokoto

At least 36 people have died and 470 others displaced from their homes following floods due to heavy rainfalls in various parts of Sokoto state from January to date. Mustapha Umar, the Director Relief and Orientation of the Sokoto State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this at a stakeholders meeting on disaster management on Thursday in Sokoto. The meeting was organised by National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Umar said about 302, 500 hectares of farmlands were submerged and about 120 animals were killed due to flooding experienced across the state.…

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