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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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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Alpha-Beta: Lagos Court Orders Tinubu To Appear Within 42 Days

Lagos High Court  has ordered The national leader of the ruling All progressives Congress APC and former Lagos state governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to appear before it within 42 days, Tinubu has been slammed with a law suit. The claimant in the suit,  Mr. Oladapo Apara trading under the style Infiniti Systems Enterprises has also joined Mr. Akin Doherty and Alpha-beta consulting LLP as co-defendants in the suit filed 2nd October, 2020 at the Lagos high court, Igbosere. The claimant is asking for an order compelling an account of all…

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Ban On FSARS: NHRC Commends IGP, Says A Reminder To Revisit Panel Report On Squad

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Tony Ojukwu, Esq. has commended the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for banning the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads from embarking on routine searching of laptops and phones vehicle occupants etc. saying his order is in line with the Commission’s recommendations following its report on the Presidential Investigation Panel on allegations of human rights violations against SARS. In a statement by the commission’s Assistant Director Public Affairs Fatimah Agwai Mohammed, said  Ojukwu made the remarks…

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Akwa Ibom REC Slams N10bn Suit Against Some Edo APC Chieftains

Akwa Ibom Resident electoral commissioner  REC, Mike Igini has Slams Ten Billion Naira Suit Against Some Edo APC Chieftains & some media organizations Those sued include by Mr.  Igini include Factional Chairman of Edo APC, David Imuse; APC Media Campaign Director John Mayaki. Details soon… Spread the love

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Omo-Agege Condemns SARS Atrocities, Calls For Calm, Thorough Investigation

The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has condemned the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). This is contained in a statement by Social Adviser, Media and Publicity, to the Deputy President of the Senate Yomi Odunuga, who said the DSP expressed concern over the incessant cases of extrajudicial killings, harassment, illegal arrest and extortion of defenceless citizens by some officials attached to SARS in different parts of Nigeria. “Specifically, the Deputy President of the Senate cited the alleged shooting of a man by operatives of SARS…

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PDP Governors’ Rejoice With Gov Duoye Diri, On His Victory At The Court Of Appeal

The PDP Governors’ Forum, under the leadership of Rt.Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, congratulates Senator Duoye Diri, Governor of Bayelsa State over the Court of Appeal verdict setting aside of the Bayelsa State Election Tribunal’s earlier nullification of his election as the Governor of Bayelsa State. This is contained in statement issued by the Director General PDP Governors’ Forum Hon. C.I.D. Maduabum, LL.M who said; “The news of the Appellate Court victory did not come as a surprise because it has been obvious that the hand of God is clearly…

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Appeal Court Upholds Governor Diri’s Election

A five-man panel of the court of appeal has overturned a ruling which nullified the election of Douye Diri as governor of Bayelsa State on Friday. The court held that the Bayelsa Election Petition Tribunal acted outside its jurisdiction by nullifying the election of Diri’s election. In a unanimous judgment, the five-man panel of the court said the Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party failed to show that it had a valid candidature that was unlawfully excluded by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The court berated the tribunal for ignoring the…

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