OSUN APPROVES NEW MINIMUM WAGE

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has approved the implementation of N30 , 000 minimum wage for workers in Osun State .
He said that the implementation takes effect from November 1 .
The governor made this known in a series of tweets on Friday, adding that the embargo on promotions and conversions has also been lifted with immediate effect .
He said , “ I ’ m delighted to announce that the implementation of the new minimum wage for Osun workers will commence on November 1 , 2020 .
“ This follows the consideration of the suggestion of Government/Labour Committee that we set up to work out the modalities for resolving all workers ’ welfare- related issues .
“ Additionally , we ’ ve lifted the ban on Annual Salary Increment which was done in 2012 . Embargo on promotions & conversions is also lifted with immediate effect . This is in fulfilment our Administration’ s pledge to give the welfare of our workers the deserved attention .
“ I appreciate Labour Leaders and the entire workforce in Osun , who are our allies in the race to deliver stellar services to our people, for their selflessness, understanding , perseverance & love for State .
“ You ’ re the reasons why , in spite of the economic storms , Osun still remains strong & outstanding in the comity of States .
“ We all know that Osun is passing through the valley of economic challenges & we ’ ve proved every inch of the way that we ’ re stronger than the storm . I , therefore , appeal to our workers to recipocrate our gestures by ensuring increased productivity and efficient service delivery . ”

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SEE HOW YOU CAN APPLY: LAGOS STATE TO PAY UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES.

LASG TO BEGIN INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME FOR 4000 UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES
… To Pay 40,000 Monthly Stipend to Interns
As part of efforts to reduce the rate of unemployment in Lagos State, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved Internship Programme for 4,000 unemployed graduates in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of the present administration and the Youth Development Programme of the State.
Speaking recently on the programme with newsmen, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke, said the Graduate Internship Placement Programme (GIPP) is designed to give candidates the opportunity to develop employability and work-ready skills that are needed in securing gainful employment.
She added that the Internship Programme will be addressing the third and fourth pillars of the present administration’s T.H.E.M.E.S agenda, which are Education and Technology and Making Lagos a 21st Century Economy, while the beneficiaries will be paid a monthly stipend of N40,000 for the six months duration of the internship.
Arobieke informed that at the end of the internship period, interns would have gained valuable applied work experience, built up their professional skills and would have been exposed to possible entrepreneurial opportunities to strengthen their professional skills and interpersonal relationship.
The Commissioner, therefore, implored interested candidates to apply through the dedicated link for the programme: gipplasg.lagosstate .gov .ng, stressing that interested applicants must possess NYSC Certificates or letters of exemption, and must be registered residents of the State with Lagos State Residents Registration Agency, LASRRA.
While informing that over 50 off-takers have shown interest in having the Interns work in their organisations, Arobieke maintained that the selection process will be transparent as successful candidates after taking an online test will be trained on employability skills for two weeks and evaluated; they will, subsequently, be placed on six months paid Internship with Private organisations and selected Public Agencies in line with their qualifications.

LAGOS JUDICIAL PANEL VISIT THE MILITARY BASE IMPROMPTU

In a bid to unravel claims of mass killings by the military at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos during the EndSARS protest, the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and the Lekki shootings, yesterday paid an unscheduled visit to the Military Hospital in Ikoyi, in search of its mortuary.
There had been rumours that the bodies of some protesters were dumped at the mortuary after being allegedly killed by soldiers while trying to dislodge them at the toll gate.
But gaining access to the mortuary was initially tough following a mild standoff between members of the panel and soldiers manning the gate of the military hospital.
The soldiers claimed that they were not aware of their coming and that it was against protocol coming without prior notice.
After initial resistance by the soldiers for about 30 minutes, the panel members were eventually allowed into the premises of the hospital. The soldiers apparently got approval from their superiors to allow the panel members into the hospital.
While inside, they were conducted round the military facility by General A. I. Taiwo. Surprisingly, no mortuary was found at the facility during the inspection.
General Taiwo disclosed to the panel that the hospital did not have a mortuary.
The panel members were also informed that the hospital had been under renovation in the past one year.
Addressing journalists before they were allowed into the military hospital, a member of the panel, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, SAN, said the panel had “confidential information” about the military hospital relevant to the investigation of the Lekki shootings of Tuesday, October 20, 2020.
He said, “We are exercising our mandate on behalf of the governor of Lagos State under the tribunal laws.
“We have already inspected the Lekki toll gate today (yesterday) and we are here to pay an unscheduled visit to the mortuary of the Military Hospital.
“We have confidential information concerning certain events that took place at the hospital here and we are waiting for them to grant us access to inspect the mortuary because we have reasons to believe that that facility is relevant to our investigation.
“We don’t want to make any conclusions yet until we get access to that mortuary. We have a pathologist with us who is here to help us conduct medical examination of bodies in the mortuary.”
But all the claims by the panel turned out to be a ruse.
Members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry had earlier visited the Lekki tollgate scene of the shootings where five bullet shells were found.
During the visit, the Managing Director of the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), operators of the tollgate, Mr. Abayomi Omomuwa, who conducted members of the panel round the facility, revealed that the footage of what transpired at the toll plaza on October 20 was intact.
He said a camera on the mast worked until the carnage on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
He said: “We are yet to carry out our private investigation into the shootings. Yes, we have the footage intact but there has been no investigation or document from us on the shootings.
“We have the toll plaza one and the Lekki toll bridge which is also known as TP3. We have the last location which is around the Chevron area. We don’t collect toll there. It is our main office and that is the Toll Plaza two. This is where the shooting of that day occurred.

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CHRISTIANO RONALDO COMMITS GRAMMATICAL ERROR ON TWITTER

Cristiano Ronaldo Commits Grammatical Error On Twitter; His Followers React (Photos)
Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo committed a grammatical error on his tweet, IgbereTV reports.
The Juventus player who is currently on isolation after testing positive to COVID-19 tweeted:
“Let your confidence talks”
instead of “Let your confidence talk”
https://twitter.com/Cristiano/status/1319735993591861248?s=19
Some of his followers who spotted the error talked about it hilariously.
@Dclasyc wrote:
“I should have corrected you, but I am not in the financial state to do so, so its “talks” for me.”
https://twitter.com/Dclasyc/status/1319919864987947008?s=19
@YujinBoo_ wrote:
“I for correct u boss.. But where has my correct English taken me to??”
https://twitter.com/LLaura129/status/1321427862503739396?s=19
See screenshots below.

SEE WHAT FEMI FALANA SAID ABOUT LEKKI INCIDENCE.

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says family members of those affected by the shooting at Lekki toll gate have refused to speak about the incident “because of the environment under which we operate”.
The senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), said the military is “well known for lies and deception”, said there must be justice for the victims of Lekki shooting.
He spoke at a virtual #EndSARS meeting organised by Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, on Wednesday.
Narrating how the Nigerian Army “covered up” the reported killing of 347 Shi’ites in Zaria, Kaduna state, in 2015, Falana said the Lekki incident must not be swept under the carpet.
Soldiers had reportedly opened fire on the Shi’ites during a procession at a time the convoy of Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, was passing.
Although the army claimed few Shi’ites were killed in the incident, the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and a panel set up by the Kaduna state government said the casualties were more than 300.
Speaking at the meeting monitored by TheCable, Falana accused the army of lying about the incident in Lekki, saying nothing should have warranted soldiers’ presence at the protest venue.
“Nobody should believe the military, it has a history of lies, fraud and deception,” he said.
“Just in December 2015, the same chief of army staff claimed there was a traffic jam in Zaria and the big man wanted to move.
“And because of that traffic, he got soldiers from the first division in Kaduna to mow down hundreds of Shi’ites. And what was the explanation? That the Shi’ites wanted to assassinate the chief of army staff, and so his boys had to save him and in the process, they repelled these Shi’ites who had guns and about six or seven people died.
“But in a commission of enquiry set up by the Kaduna state government, we were told that indeed, 347 Nigerians were killed by the military; no autopsy, no postmortem, nothing whatsoever.
“Their bodies were taken away in the dead of the night and given a mass burial. And people will ask you, ‘if anybody lost his child in Lekki, why can’t they come up?’ Who has come up in the case of Zaria? Because you must understand the environment under which we operate.”
The senior lawyer also said some of those injured in the Lekki shooting “had to forcefully discharge themselves.”
According to him, the injured protesters were told in a hospital that they were going to be held liable for the riots in town, “and so, everybody had to move.”

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MARKET LEADERS DIVERTED PALLIATIVES MEANT FOR THE STATE- BENUE STATE GOVERNMENT

The Benue State Government on Wednesday has said a portion of the palliatives meant for the state was diverted to Kano by market chief.
In a joint press briefing by the Commissioner for Information, Mrs Ngunen Adingi ; and Special Adviser to the Governor, Col. Paul Hemba (retd.), the government said the Chairman of Wurukum Market in Makurdi, who hails from Kano State, Abdullah Yusuf, diverted the goods to Kano.
You will recall that the police in Kano State had, few days ago during the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19, recovered 1,958 cartons of noodles suspected to have been diverted from Benue State to Kano.
The Commissioner of Police in Kano, Habu Sani, had said that some people were arrested between July 23 and September 8.
Addressing journalists in Makurdi after the State Executive Council meeting, Adingi and Hemba said the state action committee on COVID-19 had distributed some palliatives to traders at Wurukum market through its chairman who is from Kano.
“The action committee on COVID-19 decided to distribute palliative to market traders who were also affected from not being able to open their shops.
“The market association was invited and the palliatives were shared. However, we heard that chairman of the market, Yusuf, collected the palliative on behalf of the traders and instead of distributing to traders, he felt they should sell them and that is how the palliative got to Kano.
“The issue is being investigated and the chairman has been arrested,” the Information commissioner said.

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JJ OMOJUWA RESPONDS TO LIST OF CELEBRITIES WHO SPREAD FAKE NEWS

JJ Omojuwa whose name was on a poster shared online revealing a number of celebrities that are said to have shared fake news and details of the Lekki shootings inciting the carnage that ensued, has taken to twitter to lament and condemn the people behind the poster.
The Nigerian Online Celebrities And Personalities Who Shared #FakeNews And Incited Carnage in Lagos State.
@EUinNigeria @UN @UN_Spokesperson @ilo @HillaryClinton @MaEllenSirleaf @realDonaldTrump @Brexit
https://mobile.twitter.com/mickiebrownkie/status/1321051527977619458
You can tag other International Community handle for the World to see.
This looks like a hit list. If you are on this list, by all means, protect yourself. May God birth us a nation of free people who are able to see that country first, before any partisan interests!

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KWARA STATE GOVERNOR MEET WITH BUSINESS OWNERS AFFECTED BY FRIDAY LOOTING

Kwara Governor meets owners of businesses affected in Friday looting and assures them of govt’s support to recover_
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has met with owners of the businesses affected in the Friday looting of public and private properties, he assured them of government’s support to get them back on stream.
AbdulRazaq had earlier announced N500m recovery funds to assist businesses affected in the incident.
In a meeting with owners of the businesses late Monday, the Governor urged them to register on the state website as they had earlier been advised and said modalities are in place to ensure that only people with genuine cases benefit.
“Your sector is really important to this government. That is why we decided to engage you when we saw what happened to bring you back as quickly as possible,” he said, reiterating that small and medium scale businesses are key to economic development.
“On our part we have the modalities for what we want to do. That is why we asked you to go to the website and fill the form. We mentioned a number as the amount to assist you. It could be more than that. It may be lower than that. But that is the benchmark. When we look at the data you send in and your claims, we will decide who to give grant to and those we will give interest-free loan to.
“We are also talking to one or two banks to make funds available for interest-free loans, with long term repayment plans.”
He condemned the attempts to politicise the incident from some quarters, adding that whatever political ambitions anyone may have are achievable only in a stable and peaceful environment.
Commissioner for Communications Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin also sympathised with the business owners and assured them of government’s support to get back to business.
“The incident is of great concern to the government. Such habit is not known with our state, Kwara. The government will continue to engage the affected business owners of the appropriate method of securing the assistance of the state government,” she said.
The meeting was also attended by former House of Representatives member Moshood Mustapha and businessman Alhaji Janni Ibrahim who both sympathised with the victims and announced a donation of N1m each for the victims.
Mustapha described the looting as an economic sabotage against the state and insisted on the government bringing the looters to book.
He commended the Governor’s handling of the situation which has brought the state back to normalcy within two days.
Ibrahim, for his part, lauded the Governor for the prompt response and sincere commitment to healing the wounds of the victims.
He urged the business owners to stand firm and not be deterred by the looting and destruction of their properties.
Speaking on behalf of the business owners, Ahmed Lawal Ahmed appreciated the governor for his prompt intervention. He said the government’s intention to make fund available for them is a strategic move to restore their glory.
He requested the government to include some of their members in the disbursement committee to ensure coordination and transparency.

WE WILL REGULATE SOCIAL MEDIA BEFORE IT DESTROYS US- LAI MUHAMMED

The Federal Government has warned that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder and if the issue of fake news is not urgently addressed, insisting on the regulation of social media in the country.
The House of Representatives has, however, warned against clamping down on free speech and press freedom.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and the House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values were divided on the matter on Tuesday.
Mohammed had appeared before the committee to defend the 2021 budget proposed by his ministry.
The minister, while answering to questions from members of the committee, said that the next war to be fought in the country and across the world might be the social media, making reference to the ongoing #EndSARS protests.
Mohammed stated that the government was not seeking to shut down social media space in the country because “the social media has come to stay.”
He, however, stressed the need to have a policy that regulates social media and check fake news and misinformation.
He said, “The biggest challenge facing Nigeria today is fake news and misinformation. Based on that, we dedicated an entire National Council on Information’s meeting to that issue, after which we launched a national campaign against fake news in July 2018.
“We said, then, that the next war will be fought without a shot being fired, but with the use of fake news. We didn’t stop there. We went on a tour of all media houses to solicit their support in the fight against fake news. We launched the campaign to regulate social media, which was bitterly contested by the stakeholders. We kept saying that if we don’t regulate social media, it will destroy us. Social media and fake news will not destroy Nigeria.
“The recent #EndSARS war was fought on social media. They mobilised using the social media. The war today revolves around two things. Smartphone and data and these young men don’t even watch television or listen to radio or read newspapers. You will be shocked that when you start arguing with your children, they will be quoting the social media. So, we need a social media policy in Nigeria and we need to empower the various agencies and we need technology to be able to regulate the social media.”
Members of the committee, however, cautioned the minister.
A member, Emmanuel Oghene, warned against any attempt to shut down the social media in the country, saying the action will be not be-productive and would make the youths to believe that there is an attempt to truncate democracy in the country.
Oghene stated that it will be wrong to always look at the negative sides of the social media at all times without mentioning the good side.

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FG DECLARES THURSDAY AS PUBLIC HOLIDAY

FG DECLARES THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION
The FG has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in remembrance of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, he congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The Minister admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59 which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end”
Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, he urged all Nigerians & the youth in particular, to embrace peace & cooperate with the President @MBuhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.
Ogbeni Aregbesola who described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it. For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process. He wishes all Muslims a happy Eidul- Mawlid Celebration and all Nigerians a Happy Holiday.
SIGNED
Mohammed Manga
Director (Press & Public Relations)
For: Honourable Minister
27th October, 2020

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LAYCON DONATES MONEY FOR SICKLE CELL PATIENTS

Laycon, the winner of the recently concluded Big Brother Naija reality show, has donated towards the care of sickle cell patients, TRUFEM reports.
The artiste, who famously revealed on the show that his genotype is SC, decided to give back to the community by making life easier for sickle cell patients, and he did it quietly.
His act of charity was made public by a Twitter user, @EkunBolaji, whose family benefited from Laycon’s kindness.
@EkunBolaji wrote:
“My cousin took her son to sickle cell foundation idiaraba to get drug for her son , she was told to pay little amount of money cos Laycon gave them money to treat SS patient. She cried and she was so happy cos her president love them. Thanks Laycon. #icons #LayconComeOnline.”

SEE THE HOODLUMS PARADED IN LAGOS STATE FOR LOOTING

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, said 520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of arson, vandalism, burgling and robbing of unsuspecting members of the public of their properties during the unrest occasioned by the #EndSARS protest in the state.
Odumosu, who said this during a press briefing at the command headquarters in the Ikeja area of the state, said the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, adding that the arrested suspects would be charged.
While stating the facilities affected in the state, the CP said, “A lot of public and private facilities were set ablaze, our police stations were also burnt and vandalised.
“Based on the incidences, the command swung into action realising that this is no more #EndSARS, where lives and property are lost and vandalised and burnt. We realised that the protest had been hijacked by hoodlums, so we moved in and we were able to recover some of the stolen items and arrest the perpetrators
So far, 520 suspects have been arrested for various offences, ranging from arson, robbery, murder, rioting, malicious damage, and unlawful possession of firearms. All the suspects we have arrested are not #EndSARS protesters and they will all be charged.

ENUGU YOUTHS CLEANING UP THE CITY AFTER THE RIOT.

EndSars : Patriotic Enugu youths came out in mass to clean the city after the attack by hoodlums

This is very commendable……I want to use this medium to make a plea to every youth outchea… please don’t let this paid hoodlums destroy our roads,banks,offices and stores.
Yes,country hard but just know it that we are the ones that will suffer more after the destruction not those in power already.

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I KNOW YESTERDAY’S PROGRAM WILL LIKELY BE THE LAST – TVC’ S MORAYO-BROWN.

Morayo Afolabi-Brown, host of ‘Your View’, a Television Continental (TVC) programme, says the attack on the station on Wednesday while the show was on did not come to her as surprise.  

It was  reported that mob attacked the TV’s headquarters in Lagos, setting the building ablaze and carting away several items.

The development had come hours after Tuesday’s shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate by soldiers.

In a post on her Facebook page on-air personality (OAP) said she had earlier predicted the day’s show could be her last because she spoke truth to power.

“Many have asked this question today. The truth is, we understood our responsibility to our audience to speak. I told the ladies yesterday (Tuesday), I said, ‘tomorrow’s show (Wednesday) is likely to be our last show for many reasons’,” she wrote.

“I said, we may be attacked or even fired but we must speak the truth to power”. I’m so glad I said these words because one of it actually happened.”

The TV presenter said despite the disruption of the show by the attack she was happy that her crew spoke the truth not minding whose ox was gored.

“It will go down in history that when the chips were down, the ladies of ‘Your View’ did not back down. We spoke up. I’m glad we did. God bless the new Nigeria of our dreams. #AnewNigeria,” she added.

Morayo also accompanied the post with a video clip of the show before it went offline wherein she could be seen asking probing questions on those who masterminded the attacks on protesters at Lekki toll gate.

She had also called out Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, for not putting adequate measures in place to prevent the attack.

“On our governor’s watch, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, armed men, soldiers shot at innocent protesters at Lekki,” she said.

“Nigerians have a lot of questions today. So many questions: How do we have military in our state and we have no control over them?

“Who gave the order for the removal of CCTV cameras? Why was there a blackout yesterday? That’s our conversation today. We want answers. We know our leaders are watching today. Call in, speak truth to power.”

The governor had earlier denied any involvement of the state in the incident, blaming it on “forces beyond his direct control”.

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PROTECT DJSWITCH AT ALL COST- NIGERIAN CELEBRITIES

Nigerian youth are also praying and praising DJ Switch who was at the event when the whole killing and shooting started. Since there was no CCTV camera again, DJ Switch took to her Instagram live and record the whole incident live on her live feed.

Then later news begin to spread that she has been arrested for taking part in the protest and also for taking care of the wounded victims. But later she posted a video of her self telling Nigerian that she is fine and nobody arrested her.

Nigerian youth are worry because of the video she has with her, they are scared the government might try to do something to her. Many celebrity like Burna boy, Davido, Toke Makinwa, Naira Marley and DeSpringComedy are already in support of her.

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FAMILIES OF THOSE WHO LOST THIER LIVES IN LEKKI KILLINGS WILL GET JUSTICE

Osinbajo: “These Are Trying Times”
My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos & other states.
I spoke to some of those in hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them . I stand with Lagos & all other affected states in these trying times.
We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. –

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UN ORDERS FG TO INVESTIGATE LEKKI KILLINGS

THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) HAS CONDEMNED THE ATTACK ON #ENDSARS PROTESTERS BY SECURITY OPERATIVES AT THE LEKKI TOLL GATE IN LAGOS STATE.
António Guterres, UN secretary-general, in a statement by Stephane Dujarric, his spokesman, asked the federal government to probe the incident and bring the perpetrators to book.
Some protesters were reportedly killed and several others injured on Tuesday night after security operatives opened fire on protesters agitating against police brutality.
Guterres noted that the UN is abreast the situation while calling on the government to bring the unrest to a stop.
“The Secretary-General is following recent developments in Nigeria and calls for an end to reported police brutality and abuses. He condemns the violent escalation on 20 October in Lagos which resulted in multiple deaths and caused many injuries. He expresses his condolences to the bereaved families and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured,” the statement on the UN website read.
“He calls on the Nigerian authorities to investigate these incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.
‘The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.
“The Secretary-General encourages the authorities to swiftly explore avenues to de-escalate the situation. He reiterates the readiness of the United Nations to support national efforts towards finding a solution.”
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of the state, had earlier claimed that there were no casualties in the attack.
He, however, later confirmed the death of one person at Reddington Hospital.
The governor also denied any involvement of the state in the incident, blaming it on “forces beyond his direct control”.
The United Kingdom parliament has also said it will consider a petition asking the country to sanction the federal government for human rights abuses over the #EndSARS campaign.
As of Wednesday morning, the petition has garnered over 133,000 signatures — less than 24 hours after it was created.

LAGOS SHUT DOWN ALL STATE OWN BROADCAST.

The Lagos State Government has closed down all its broadcast stations, which include Lagos Television, Eko FM, Radio Lagos and Traffic Radio.
It was gathered that the decision was taken as a safety measure since the youths had started to attack public and private facilities in reaction to the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters at Lekki by soldiers on Tuesday night.
It was learnt that hoodlums were around the compound accommodating the state-owned broadcast stations.
Earlier, youths had invaded Television Continental at Ikosi, Ketu and set vehicles ablaze. The attack forced the station to go off air

LEKKI KILLINGS: UNITED NATION RESPOND BURNA BOY.

LekkiMassacre: United Nations React To Burna Boys Request

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Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed has given a positive response  to Burna Boy’s request to the United Nations over the massive killings of  citizens of Nigeria by the military.

The afrobeat giant called on the United Nations to support Nigerians following the killings of unarmed men and women who went protesting for a better government free from corruption, godfather-politics, police brutality among other things that threaten the safety of the citizens.

He was met with a positive response from the deputy secretary-general, Amina J Mohammed. According to her, the current situation in Nigeria has been noticed by organizations and are currently calling for an end to the violation of human right.

She added that herself together with the UN is stressing on the importance of respect for peaceful protest and also maximum restraint to be exercised by the security forces.

ENDSARS PROTESTERS BLOCK ALAUSA- LAGOS

Many Youths protesting against police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria have blocked entrances into the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa.
A civil servant told our correspondent that he was sent back from the gate by the protesters.
Another worker, whose name is simply Akin, said some civil servants are locked inside several offices.
He noted that many civil servants are also stranded, waiting for directions from their bosses on what next to do.
“I have successfully been allowed to go out after we begged the protesters. We thought they only shut one of the gates. But later realised that all the entrances have been shut. When I got to the gate opposite Alausa Mosque, they were there. I went back to use the one at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium but also found them there.
“They have blocked the one near the Deputy governor’s office since the protest started at the Lagos Assembly because of proximity. Some of my colleagues are currently stranded. Those of us outside are begging the protesters to allow them to come out.”
Another civil servant, who works with the Ministry of Agriculture, said some of his colleagues were sent back from the gate.
“Those sent back already called to give us a situation report. They told me the gates have been shut but the protesters are not many yet,” he said.
The PUNCH gathered that the protesters have also blocked major roads at Alausa and its environs, including the Governor’s road.
An official of the Lagos Internal Revenue told our correspondent that his colleagues found it difficult to get to work.
“I had to trek long distances to get here. They blocked the road from Coca-Cola, Abiola Garden, and Allen road,” he said on the telephone.

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TINUBU BREAKS SILENCE ON ENDSARS

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has backed the #EndSARS protest calling for an end to Police brutality in Nigeria.

He made this known in a statement on Saturday released by his media aide, Tunde Rahman.

Tinubu stated that SARS’ brutality and untoward conduct against innocent youths and other Nigerians have gone on for too long.

The former Lagos state governor, however, denied sponsoring the protest rocking most state across Nigeria.

He stated that he could not have sponsored such a protest where he too has been labelled a target by the organizers.

Bola Tinubu stated that despite the protest being peaceful it was affecting the economy of Lagos State and Nigeria in general.

The statement reads: “There is a need to set the facts and record straight for fear that such a fake story may be taken on its face value by some unwary and gullible persons,” Rahman said.

“Asiwaju Tinubu could not have sponsored the #EndSARS protest that has blocked one of the main entries into and out of Lagos and one of the economic arteries of the Lagos State Government. He could also not have sponsored such a protest where he too has been labelled a target by the organizers.

“Secondly, whereas Asiwaju Tinubu believes in the right of Nigerians to freedom of expression, assembly, and protest where and when necessary, he has always canvassed the need for people to explore peaceful channels to ventilate their views and demands.

“He believes the #EndSARS protesters have made their demands, which the Federal Government is studying. Like most Nigerians, Asiwaju believes that SARS’ brutality and untoward conduct against innocent youths and other Nigerians have gone on for too long and that security outfit ought to be disbanded as demanded by the protesters.

“Asiwaju Tinubu believes it’s now time for our youths to wait, exercise restraint for dialogue and reform to commence. It is therefore the height of illogicality to ascribe the sponsorship of the protest to Asiwaju. The sponsors of this fake news forget that the protest is so widespread and cuts across the country.”

HOW I MADE PUFF PUFF FOR PROTESTERS- PST ADEBOYE’S WIFE

This morning I woke up early to do something to contribute my own quota to the clamor for reforms across all sectors in Nigeria. I realized that Interdenominational sunday services were going to be held at the major protest venues in Lagos and if I cant be there in person I can send something, so I decided to make puff puff for everyone at the venues this morning. I pray that the Nigeria we all wish for, for ourselves and the generation unborn will be achieved by the special grace of our lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

ENDSARS

PROTESTERS TURN MAJOR ROAD TO COOKING SPOTS

The #EndSARS protesters in Benin on Saturday begin a new dimension to the week-long agitation as they turned parts of the Benin-Lagos expressway to cooking spots at the pedestrians bridge by the University of Benin Main Gate.
The protesters, seems not to relent as they blocked the ever busy road on both ends and set up emergency kitchen spots on road and cooked all sorts of delicacies, which they share freely among themselves in a communal and carnivalesque way.
The food items and condiments were said to have been given by an unnamed person, who is sympathetic to the course Tue youths are championing.
Though the activity led to a gridlock on the busy highway, the cooking spree and the communal sharing by the demonstrating youths in their hundreds, was pictorial enough and entertaining in context.
Meanwhile, Edo State Commissioner of Police, mr. Babatunde Kokumo, has ordered the homicide section of the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) to commence a full scale investigation into the immediate and remote cause of the Friday’s killing of a protester by gunmen around Ring Road, Benin.
The police boss vowed “to arrest the perpetrators of this dastardly act for prosecution in court accordingly.”
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Mr. Chidi Nwabuzor, said the police boss “commiserates with the family members of the deceased for his untimely death and pray to God to give them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. He however, appeals to the #EndSARS protesters to end the protest and patiently wait for the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to implement the Police reforms.”
The demonstrators, apart from blocking the stretch of the Benin – Lagos expressway beginning from the old toll gate end to Uselu Market, a distance of about nine kilometers, also blocked the Ring Road, making travelers and commuters alike to detour to inner streets routes to find their way into and out of the city and within the heart of the city.
One of the protesters, Taiye Alao, told journalists that the protest had gone beyond the issue of #EndSARS.
“What we are asking for is not just end to SARS, we are saying Buhari must go, we are tired of his administration. The Buhari led government should resign, we need to fix Nigeria. We are we being oppressed in our own country, the politicians are oppressing us, we are in democracy and not democratic slavery, we can never be slaves in our own country”, he disclosed.

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MAMMAN DAURA, IS CRITICALLY SICK.

Mamman Daura, Buhari’s Powerful Nephew, In Critical Condition In UK
Mamman Daura, a nephew of President Muhammadu Buhari, is currently in a critical condition in United Kingdom, has gathered.
Top governnent officials, who spoke with one of our correspondents on Friday, disclosed that the 80-year-old had seen his health dip in recent days, raising fears among family members and close associates including President Buhari, who often depends on his counsel before making key decisions.
“He is not in good shape in London. He’s not been back since the time he was flown there. There is serious concern around his health,” one source said.
Recall that in August, SaharaReporters revealed how Daura was flown to the United Kingdom for urgent medical treatment over an undisclosed ailment.
He was said to have been flown in a private jet to the UK after exhibiting respiratory difficulties with symptoms similar to Coronavirus.
He is said to have had a history of renal crisis and had regularly visited the West for medical attention.
Despite these revelations, the Presidency claimed that the former journalist travelled to UK for leisure and not for medical reasons.
In September this year, Daura was unable to attend the wedding of Hanan, President Buhari’s daughter, due to his poor health despite being scheduled to be the father of the day for that occasion.
The absence of Daura at the event remained a major talking point among major political players especially considering his closeness to President Buhari.

HOW CBN WEBSITE WAS HACKED BY A GROUP.

The website of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been hacked by a group called ‘Anonymous’, an online group known for attacking government establishments.
Anonymous, which is well known for its various cyberattacks against several government institutions, is believed to have taken the move in solidarity with the #EndSARS protesters.
The website of Nigeria’s apex bank on Friday night displayed the message, “500 – Internal server error. There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”
Earlier, Anonymous had hacked the Twitter accounts of several government agencies including the National Broadcasting Commission, which has in recent times been criticised for its highhandedness and stiff measures and difficult media regulations through its Broadcast Code which increased the fine for hate speech to N5 million.


The #EndSARS protests have been going on across major cities in the country with youths requesting an end to police brutality and killings.
Major highways across the country have been blocked, thereby grounding economic activities.

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ENDSARS GROUP HAS RECEIVED 77MILLION IN ONE WEEK.

EndSARS group receives over N77m in one week
Feminist Coalition, a not-for-profit organisation and one of the leading supporters of the #EndSARS campaign, says it has received over N77m cash donations in favour of the ongoing protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings by men of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
The group, whose aims include “fighting injustice through peaceful protests, fundraising, and social media organisation” disclosed this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Progress Report – October 15th, 2020’.
The group said the funds were raised “through the generosity of well-meaning people and concerned Nigerians who want their voices to be heard and their demands to be met.”
The statement partly read, “Over the past week, there has been a peaceful uprising by the Nigerian youth, demanding for the disbandment of the notorious SARS unit, and the end to police brutality and an unjust judicial system.
“Like everyone else, we decided to play our part and help fight the injustice through fundraising in order to sustain the peaceful protests and ensure the safety of Nigerians exercising their civic rights – by providing food, water and other refreshments, masks, medical aid, and legal aid for protesters.
“We have raised a total sum of: NGN 62,643,663.05; USD 11,474.34 (N4.3m), CAD 5,595.89 (N1.6m), GBP 5,733.49 (N2.8m), EUR 875.42 (N390,225), GHS 1,256.70 (N81,823), KES 53,016.60 (183,656) and BTC 1.28827988 (N5.5m).
“With these funds, we have supported 100 peaceful protests in 25 states, paid NGN 759,080 in medical bills for injured protesters, donated NGN 400,000 to the families of victims murdered by police officers while protesting peacefully, paid NGN 500,000 in legal aid and spent N 11,367,500 on supplies including food, water, mask among other things for the peaceful protesters.”
The PUNCH had earlier reported that the founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, expressed support for the #EndSARS protests when he shared a tweet by @Feministcoalition which had how to make donations to the campaign.
Youths have been protesting against police brutality and killings for over one week, halting economic activities in major parts of the country.

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STUDENTS SEE THE OUTCOME OF ASUU STRIKE

JUST IN: ASUU, FG meeting inconclusive, adjourned…
While Mr Ngige led the federal government’s team, the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, led the representatives of the lecturers team.
Thursday’s conciliatory meeting aimed at putting an end to the strike action embarked upon by university lecturers has been adjourned to October 21.
The industrial action, which started over six months ago, is a major reason why universities are yet to resume after the easing of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Thursday meeting was held as a follow up to the previous meeting held with the Senate leadership on Tuesday, where the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, committed to engaging Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and other stakeholders to iron out the outstanding issues.
While Mr Ngige led the federal government’s team, the President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, led the representatives of the lecturers’ union.
Although Thursday’s meeting could not achieve the suspension of the strike, it concluded on the funding for revitalisation of public universities, according to a statement by the labour ministry.
“Government, in spite of the Economic downturn as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, brought an offer of N20 Billion (Twenty BillionNaira) layable by the end of January 2021and ASUU agreed to take the offer to its members for consideration..
According to the statement issued by the ministry of labour, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, will continue discussions with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning on its earlier Memo to President Muhammadu Buhari on
sources of alternative funding for the revitalization to facilitate the process of additional funding of the university system.
This is with a view to reactivating the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of 2013 as agreed in the Memorandum of Action (MoA) of 2019
On the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) rejected by the union, the meeting was informed that ASUU has met its timeline regarding the first stage of the initial demonstration of the efficacy of the University Transparency and Accountability Solution (UTAS) to government as this was done on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.
“The meeting also agreed that if UTAS passes all the different stages of the integrity test which would involve National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and the Office of the National Security Advisers (NSA) and after ascertaining its efficacy; it would be adopted for the payment of the University staff.” Follow us on Facebook @ Trufem.Club

I WAS ARRESTED AND DETAINED BY SARS BEVERLY OSU

Nollywood actress Beverly Osu on Thursday said she had been beaten and arrested by the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), according to reports reaching TRUFEM.CLUB through her Instagram handle,
In an Instagram post, Beverly wrote: “We want a total Reformation of the Nigerian police force …I’ve been beaten and arrested by SARS, Taken from IKATE to OJUELEGBA around 1am �.
“I literally had to be BAILED OUT of prison after being locked up for nothing. 2 hours later.”
https://www.instagram.com/p/CGXHKWaAYIG/?igshid=1370rwemdebhn
She also called on her non-Nigerian followers to join Nigerians to fight police brutality by joining the trending #EndSARSNOW.
The 28-year-old is not only an actress but also a video vixen and model.

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COMPANY SUSPENDS STAFF INDIRECTLY FOR JOINING ENDSARS PROTEST

The management of MBH Power Limited has suspended one of its staff, Samuel Adekojo, for allegedly participating in the ongoing protest against police brutality in the country.
Adekojo is who happens to be an I.T Assistant in the company.
MBH Power is an energy solutions company and a member of the Tolaram Group of companies.
A letter of suspension posted by Adekojo staff on Twitter, claimed his involvement in the protest is against Management decision to keep them away from public.
The letter signed by the HR reads below.
LETTER OF SUSPENSION
I wish to officially inform you that Management has placed you on suspension from the Company from today Tuesday 13. October, 2020till further notice.
This is due to your participation in the ongoing #ENDSARSBRUTALITY# that has been going on now for some days all over the Country.
You will recall that Management has been doing its best to keep all employees safe since the beginning of COVID-19 Pandemic by asking us to work from home and when it is compulsory to come to work, official vehicle is being provided to avoid mingling with general public.
Your involvement in the protest negate Management decision to keep us away from public and for that reason you have to be on suspension till further notice to avoid spreading the disease among staff.
Yours faithfully, HR.

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AKEREDOLU CONDOLES WITH THE FAMILIES OF POLICE OFFICERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES

The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has sent a condolence message to the Nigeria Police after the death of some of its men who died on Tuesday in a road accident.

The accident Happened on Tuesday along Oba-Ile-Airport road, Akure, the State capital and it claimed two lives of police operatives, while many others were injured.

Akeredolu in a statement he released through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo said: “The scene was rather disturbing and quite pitiful as I got there shortly after it happened. It touches more when the victims were officers of the Nigeria Police who died not just in active service but on the line of duty.”

“This is an irreplaceable loss, no doubt. Nevertheless, our solace can only be drawn from the eternal comfort that He Giveth and Taketh.”

“As a Government, our hearts are with the authorities of the Nigeria Police as well as the immediate families of the departed. This is a shared moment and unfortunately so.”

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ENDSARS PROTESTERS SURROUNDS NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

End SARS protesters are at the entrance of the National Assembly in Abuja.
Hundreds of them moved in a long convoy of vehicles.
One of them Adebayo Raphael gave an update on Twitter.
“SP U. A. Sambo just asked us to wait for him to check if there are any legislators in either of the two chambers.
“The National Assembly must commit to fix our damaged cars, otherwise we sleep here and continue our #EndPoliceBrutality protests”, he tweeted.
The Peaceful demonstrators were attacked by some boys with sticks.


In an organized movement, they stormed the rally ground and pounced on cars and individuals demanding an end to Police excesses in Nigeria.

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JUST IN: CHRISTIANO RONALDO TESTED POSITIVE TO COVID-19

Juventus and Portugal soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus, according to a statement by the Portuguese soccer federation (FPF).

The report said that Ronaldo was showing no COVID-19 symptoms and was in isolation, thus missing Wednesday’s Nations League match against Sweden. Due to isolation rules, he will also miss Juventus’ upcoming games in Serie A and the Champions League.

The FPF said that all other Portugal players underwent new coronavirus tests on Tuesday and all returned negative.

OSHIOMOLE WANTS OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT FOR 10BILLION NAIRA ORTOM SUIT AGAINST HIM.

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole, on Tuesday, sought for an out-of-court settlement in the N10bn libel suit instituted against him by Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.
Ortom had filed the suit against the former APC chairman over his comments against him at a press conference on July 27, 2018, where Oshiomhole accused the governor of having a hand in the death of two Catholic priests and other parishioners at Mbalom Community, Gwer East Local Government Area on the grounds that one of the priests had preached a “very critical sermon” against him (the governor).
Earlier on the suit, Oshiomhole had filed six preliminary objections which the court resolved all in Ortom’s favour.
However, at the resumption of the case on Tuesday, counsel for Ortom, Samuel Irabor, submitted that he was ready to call his witnesses, but said that Oshiomhole’s counsel, Festus Jumbo had informed him that they have considered putting up a retraction of the publication and it would be ready within a week.
He said he was applying for another date to take a look at the terms of settlement canvassed by Oshiomhole.
Titus Akhuwa who held the brief of Oshiomhole’s counsel, Festus Jumbo confirmed the submission of Governor Ortom’s lawyer.
The Presiding judge, Justice Augustine Ityonyiman of State High Court sitting in Makurdi, after listening to both parties, adjourned the case to October 29, for a report on the out-of-court settlement.

LAGOS STATE SET ASIDE 200M FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN BRUTALIZED BY SARS.

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the setting up of a N200 million fund to compensate families of victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killings. Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this while addressing the EndSARS protesters at the Lagos House of Assembly gate, Alausa, Ikeja.
The compensation fund will be completely supervised by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) appointed by members of the public.
Sanwo-Olu called on the protesers to send the list of everyone that had fatal encounters with SARS in Lagos. He said that government would identify the families and ensure that they were compensated. The governor said that he fully identified with the EndSARS struggle, knowing that many youth had been battered, and he felt their pain. He said that in fulfilment of one of the requests made by the protesters, all those arrested had been released without any condition. Sanwo-Olu further promised to convey the requests of the protesters to President Muhammadu Buhari, some of which are increment in police salary, as well as Justice for those killed by the Police. Recall that the governor, on Monday, addressed some of the protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate where he expressed solidarity with them.

SEE THE GUY THAT PROPOSED TO GIRLFRIEND DURING ENDSARS PROTEST

A man known as Demola on Twitter surprised protesters during the #EndSARS at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos by proposing to the love of his life during the heat of the protests.
The dramatic act lightened up the mood of protesters as some were seen smiling, others taking pictures of them with their phones while his friends cheered.
He took to his Twitter handle to announce the acceptance of his proposal by his girlfriend in a post which has since gone viral with over 6k retweets and over 10k likes at the time of writing this post.
Twitter users reacted to the post by tagging it as a necessary humour in the heat of the protest, others dismissed it as a stunt and some others tapping into his success story.

SEE THE NIGERIAN ACTOR THAT WANT TO MARRY GENEVIEVE

A Nollywood actor who has been an ardent fan of ace Nollywood thespian Genevieve Nnaji has proposed to her subtly in a new social media post and even added that he’s ready to wash her panties if she accepts his proposal.
We are talking about no other person than actor Uche Maduagwu who also doubles as a ‘shadow’ blogger lately.
In a new post on Instagram, Uche professed his undying love for the screen goddess and the extent he’s willing to go to please her, including washing her panties.
In his voice, he said he’s even ready to marry the mother of one if only she gives him the chance.
This is what he said; “I have already made up my mind to wash @genevievennaji pant only if she allow me to pay her #brideprice,” “Please nobody should beg me because i have already made up my mind to wash @genevievennaji pant only if she allow me to pay her #brideprice.
Abeg #bbnaija5 minimum wage haters should not compare me with neo i dont wash bend down select vee shaped pants in #bbnaijalockdown, i am the biggest #actor in #nollywood i got @chrissyteigen attention in hollywood, is it easy?�#endsars“

I KNOW AKURE PEOPLE DID NOT VOTE FOR ME- AKEREDOLU

I was shocked that Akure people turned against me ― Akeredolu
Ondo state Governor-Elect, Rotimi Akeredolu has expressed shock that he lost the Saturday governorship election in three local government council areas in the central senatorial districts despite his developmental works in the councils.
Akeredolu said this during an interview on Channels Television monitored in Akure, the Ondo state capital.
The governor-elect lost Akure South, Akure North and lfedore council areas to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede in the governorship election held on Saturday across the 18 council areas of the state.
These three council areas in the state are considered the stronghold of Jegede.
Akeredolu in the poll won 15 of the 18 councils with 292,830 votes as against Jegede who the three councils areas polling 195,791votes.
The candidate of the third force, Zenith Labour Party who didn’t win any council polled 69,127 votes
While reacting to a question on winning 15 of the 18 councils in the election, the Governor-Elect said ” When it comes to the issue of winning 15 local governments, it’s just a slight improvement of what I did the last time.
“The last time I won 14. Talking seriously, I thought I was going to win the 18 local governments.
“I’m shocked at what happened in Akure because I take Akure South, Akure North and Ifedore as one Akure. So, I’m shocked at the development there.
“But I’ll put that behind me. I’ll move forward. I thought I would win in Akure because I worked in those three local governments where people turned against us. But it’s alright with me. We’ll forget it.”
“The event that commenced this process, like the deputy governor who decided to jump ship. I was shocked too. Although, I got to know it’s going to happen when I saw his movements. I said okay, this man has made up his mind to go.
“I think God answered my prayer, I was praying for him to go and I think he has to go anyway because you cannot have people who will be there and want to stab you at the back and you want to keep them in the house, no.
“You cannot have a snake under your roof and think you can sleep well. So, it was good we asked the snake to go, so we had to sleep properly.
“So, that’s taught me a lesson in politics. But it’s not a new thing. It has happened over and over, right here in South West, even in the North, everywhere.
“Look at the case of Baba Awolowo and Akintola, look at Omoboriowo and Ajasin here. So many instances.
” For me, it’s not something new. When he had to leave, I was very happy and I knew it was politics and I was going face a lot of what I’ll call blackmail because that is their stock in trade because there is no other thing they’re going to throw at us, throw at me, at my wife and children.
“But what I’ll say is that matters like this do repeat itself but it cannot come from the deputy that I’ve chosen now.
Akeredolu said ” I have a lot of confidence in him. I don’t see him behaving like the former one.

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NO ANTI SARS PROTESTER WAS KILLED IN SURULERE, LAGOS

The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to reports that an #ENDSARS protester has been killed in Surulere. This is not true.
A group of hoodlums stormed the Anti-Kidnapping Unit at Hogan Bassey Street, Surulere, to free two suspects standing trial for alleged kidnapping. They shot three officers. One of them, Inspector Erinfolami Ayodeji, died. The others are Inspectors Ekein Joshua and Peter Agabi.
The hoodlums, while escaping, fired into the air. A bystander was hit. He also died – sadly.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commiserates with the families, who lost their loved ones and prays that God will strengthen them.
He urges all those concerned to ensure that these protests do not degenerate further and create room for hoodlums who do not mean well for our society.
The government is working with the Police to ensure the restoration of the peace that Lagos has always been proud of.

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LIL FROSH APOLOGIZED TO FANS FOR BEATING GIRL FRIEND.

Reports reaching Trufem.Club is that Nigerian singer, Lil Frosh has released a statement in which he apologized for his actions and also condemned domestic violence.
Recall that the singer whose contract with Davido’s DMW label was terminated, has been at the center of social media trends after being called out for assaulting and disfiguring his girlfriend.
The singer who finally broke his silence today October 11, stated that he is on top of the situation.

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SEE THE MILLIONS FG BUDGETS FOR HATE SPEECH

FG budgets N336m to fight hate speech, others
The Federal Ministry of Information and Culture has budgeted N336 million to campaign against hate speech and fake news.
This is contained in the 2021 budget proposal presented to the National Assembly by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday.
It reads in part, “ERGP9124023 Special enlightenment campaign on government policies and programmes; testimonial series to gauge the impact of government policies on the citizenry, advocacy against fake news, hate speech, farmers-herder clashes, banditry, rape etc. ongoing- N336,015,959.”
The Federal Government has in recent times put in place different strict measures to fight hate speech and fake news amidst criticisms from rights groups that it is a tactic to hinder free speech.
The National Broadcasting Commission had recently amended the Broadcast Code, hiking the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5 million, a move which has been challenged in court.
A bill that imposes the death penalty on “any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person” is currently before the Senate.
Tagged “National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speeches”, the bill is sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Abdullahi Aliu Sabi (APC, Niger State).
It states in part, “Any person who commits an offence under this section shall be liable to life imprisonment and where the act causes any loss of life, the person shall be punished with death by hanging.”
On offences like harassment on the basis of ethnicity, racial contempt, the bill proposes not less than a five-year jail term or a fine of not less than N10 million or both.

LAGOS STATE ASSEMBLY REACTS TO PROSCRIPTION FSARS

Lagos Assembly Reacts To Proscription of F-SARS, Sends Message To Buhari
The Lagos State House of Assembly has said the eventual proscription of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) as proof that democracy has come to stay.
The House also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for listening to the cries of the people and ensuring their immediate wish was met with the disbandment of the police unit.
A statement from the office of the Speaker of the House and Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, thanked those who took to the streets in Lagos State for their civility while the protests lasted.
Obasa said it was commendable that the protesters carried out their agitations with utmost respect for the authorities as well as government and residents’ property and assets.
Recall that the Lagos State House of Assembly had on Friday raised a seven-point resolution one of which was that F-SARS be scrapped.
The state lawmakers had called for the introduction of a better reformed unit of the police.
They had also called on the National Assembly to immediately commence a probe into the allegation of inhuman treatments meted out to innocent Nigerians by the personnel of the police in the unit.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, finally announced an end to F-SARS and added that other reforms would be announced soon.
“It is a win-win for the country and a proof that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is prepared to listen to the yearnings of the people where it they matter.
“A special commendation goes to Nigerians who expressed their grievances peacefully for days.
“As the country awaits more police reforms as announced by the IGP, we plead with the masses to remain calm, go about their activities peacefully and continue to be good citizens of the country,” the statement said.

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AKEREDOLU VICTORIOUS IN THE JUST CONCLUDED ELECTION

Akeredolu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled a total of 292,839 votes while Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 19,3585 votes, leaving margin of 99,254.
Agboola Ajayi of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) came a distant third with 60,051 votes.
Below are the votes of the three leading parties across 18 LGAs:
Ile Oluji
APC:13,287
PDP: 9231
ZLP:1971
Akoko north-east
APC:16,572
PDP: 8380
ZLP:3532
Akoko south-west
APC:21,232
PDP:15,055
ZLP:2755
Akoko south-east
APC:9419
PDP:4003
ZLP:2004
Akoko north-west
APC: 15,809
PDP: 10,320
ZLP: 3,477
Irele
APC: 12,643
PDP:5493
ZLP:5904
Ose
APC:15,122
PDP:8421
ZLP:1083
Ifedore
APC:9350
PDP:11852
ZLP:1863
Owo
APC: 35,957
PDP:5311
ZLP: 408
Okitipupa
APC: 19,266
PDP: 10,367
ZLP: 10,120
Akure north-west
APC: 9,546
PDP: 12,263
ZLP: 1046
Idanre
APC: 11,286
PDP: 7499
ZLP: 3623
Akure south-east
APC: 17,277
PDP: 47,267
ZLP: 2,236
Ondo east
APC:6485
PDP:4049
ZLP: 3221
Ondo west
APC: 15,977
PDP: 10,627
ZLP: 10,159
Odigbo
APC: 23,571
PDP: 9,485
ZLP: 6,540
Ese Odo
APC: 13383
PDP: 4680
ZLP: 4760
Ilaje
APC: 26657
PDP: 11128
ZLP: 4405

SEE THE MAN THAT SPENT 2M ON LAYCON

Recently, a post was making rounds online between the winner of BBNaija Season 5 Lockdown edition and a certain man.

The man claimed he never had the appreciation he deserved after spending over N2 million on Laycon. According to him, Laycon has not been grateful to him.

 He wrote ; 

 “I spent over 2M voting for Laycon while he was in the Bbnaija house despite the fact that he is a Yoruba boy,k deserve an appreciation from Laycon”.ADVERTISEMENT

Well, the man is in the news again but this time, he claimed Laycon has finally called him and he was surprised as to how he was able to find his number.

He wrote : 

 Laycon finally called and I wondered how he got my number,such and humble man with good young man with good management team.We finally agreed to to meet in my office to discuss business with him but before then I will do video call with him to confirm If he is the one”.

# SEE WHY COMEDIAN, WOLI AROLE IS DRESSED LIKE MAD MAN

Comedian, Woli Arole dressed like a mentally disorder man, walks on the street of Lagos to see people reactions.
Woli Arole said some Nigerians gave him money, some chased him away, some nearly slapped me.
Hakeem Effect did the job.
A lot of people are going through “Mental stress”, some people look like it, some don’t look like it. Some are mentally challenged, some are mentally ill. “Mental Health” is a State of emotional, psychological and social well being and it should be taken seriously. Celebrating the #worldmentalhealth2020 today!!!!!
I went on the street of Lagos dressed like a “Mentally ill” person, I saw the reaction of a lot of people, some people gave me money, some ran away from me, a guy nearly slapped me, then I realized that a lot of people look down on the “Mentally challenged” in the society, which is not too good there’s more we can collectively do in love. Our psychiatrist hospitals should be looked more into by the government. Some people are not even dressed like this physically, they look good and okay but they are going through “Mental illness” which includes Clinical depression, Anxiety disorder and Bipolar disorder and a whole lots. Please let’s take our “Mental State” seriously. Celebrating #worldmentalhealth2020
If you saw a “MENTALLY iLL” person around Shoprite yesterday, stopping cars, begging for alms, begging for food. That was “WOLI AROLE”. I am the image of a lot of people “Mental State”. Some people get dressed looking nice and go to work, some people look so beautiful but are “Mentally Unstable” This was just my own way of advocating, sensitizing and creating awareness for “Mental Health”. Celebrating #worldmentalhealth2020. A man nearly hit with his car, I ran �.

#ONDO DECIDES: AKEREDOLU AND WIFE CASTS VOTE

OndoDecides2020

Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN and his wife, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu cast their votes at Unit 6, Ward 5, Ijebu Owo in Owo local government area.
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN faces opposition from the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Eyitayo Jegede SAN and Agboola Ajayi of the Zenith Labor Party (ZLP) as they contest in the Ondo 2020 Gubernatorial polls today.

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#ENDSARS; PRESIDENT BUHARI APPEALS FOR CALMNESS.

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 conduct, and ensure that the Police are fully accountable to the people.
The IG already has my firm instructions to conclusively address the concerns of Nigerians regarding these excesses, & ensure erring personnel are brought to justice.

I appeal and beg for patience & calmness, even as Nigerians freely exercise their right to peacefully make their views known

#SOWORE AND OTHERS LEAD ENDSARS PROTEST IN ABUJA. (PHOTOS)

ENDSARS: Angry Nigerians Led By Sowore, Deji, Aisha and Raphael Protest At Force Headquarters In Abuja

Angry Nigerians protesting the continued harassment and intimidation of citizens by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad has vowed not to leave the premises of Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja until the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, addressed them.
The protesters turned down the entreaties of Force Public Relations Officers, Frank Mba, for them to call off the demonstration.
The protest was led by human rights activists, Omoyele Sowore, Deji Adeyanju, Aisha Yesufu, Raphael Adedayo and others.
Graphic footage showing SARS officers dragging two men from a hotel in Lagos and shooting one of them in the street had sparked mass fury across the country and fuelled long-held demands for reforms.

AS LONG AS I AM ALIVE, LIL FROSH WILL NOT SUFFER- DAVIDO

Few days after terminating Lil Frosh’s contract with DMW, Davido has revealed that he would never allow him suffer as long as he is alive.

This comes after popular musician, Oladips apologized to Davido on behalf of Lil Frosh whose contract with DMW was terminated after he was accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.

Oladips took to Instagram and said Davido needs to find a place in his heart to forgive lil frosh.

Davido however replied saying ;

“That’s my lil brother for life… as long as i am alive, he no go suffer. But its not me that needs to do the forgiving”

See their conversation below;

FATHER RAPED TEN MONTH OLD BABY IN US.

Ten-month-old girl dies ‘after being raped by her youth football coach father, 29, who Googled “how do I know if a baby is dead” and waited an hour before calling 911’
A Pennsylvania father has been arrested for allegedly raping his 10-month-old daughter, who later died from her injuries at a hospital.
Austin Stevens, 29, of Providence Township, was charged on Tuesday with aggravated sexual assault, rape of a child, involuntary deviant sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other criminal counts in the death of his baby daughter, Zara Scruggs.
According to a press release from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, at around 10.40pm on Saturday, Lower Providence police responded to a home in the 3400 block of Germantown Road to a report of an unresponsive infant.
Officers immediately began CPR on Zara and transported her to Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, where she was pronounced dead less than two hours later.
Police obtained a search warrant to download the contents of Stevens’ phone, which revealed that the 29-year-old father had conducted multiple Google searches for nearly an hour before calling 911 to get help for his dying daughter.
The subjects of Stevens’ online searches included ‘If baby stop breathing,’ ‘What if you don’t hear baby heart or beat,’ ‘My baby isn’t breathing,’ and ‘How do you know if a bsby [sic] is dead,’ according to prosecutors.
Stevens also allegedly exchanged social media messages and texts with two women, which failed to mention his daughter’s condition.
A search of Stevens’ upstairs apartment turned up a diaper Zara was wearing during the alleged rape.
‘The diaper was saturated with blood,’ the press release from the DA’s office stated.
An autopsy determined that the baby girl, who had just learned how to walk, sustained anal rectal trauma and blunt force trauma to the head.
‘This case is deeply disturbing. It is hard to imagine this child’s death being any more traumatic: sexual assault on an infant, followed by inaction by the father to save her life, led to her death,’ said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele, calling the crime ‘heinous’.
Stevens is being held at the county jail on $1million bail pending a preliminary hearing set for October 13.
Social media posts indicate that Stevens is the co-owner of a construction company, reported ABC6. He also served as an assistant coach for the Lower Providence Warriors youth football team.
Stevens had a joint custody agreement with Zara’s mother, according to authorities. As NBC10 reported, the baby’s maternal grandparents were among the last people to see her alive when they placed her in her father’s car so he could take her to his apartment for an overnight visit.
Erica Scruggs, the baby’s mother, took to Facebook on Tuesday, writing: ‘I’m not okay. I really have no words … He will pay.’
Meanwhile, Zara’s relative has launched a GoFundMe page to help her grieving mother. The fundraiser so far has drawn more than $28,000 in donations.
‘She sparked so much joy,’ the organizer of the campaign wrote in the description. ‘She was smart. She was silly. She was sassy. She was perfect. She was a beautiful baby and brought so much beauty into hundreds of lives.’

#ENDSARS PROTEST TURN VIOLENT IN UGHELI AS A POLICEMAN WAS KILLED

Tension on Thursday enveloped the Otovwodo axis of Ughelli, headquarters of Ughelli North local government area of Delta State as a policeman was killed following the protest that rocked the town in the wake of the #ENDSARS Protest.
The incident also led to the destruction of several cars as commuters along the East-West road axis of Otovwodo junction scampered for safety following the series of gunshots that ensued while the melee lasted.
The protesters had begun their protest from the Otovwodo junction axis of Ughelli and marched through Isoko road to the market road while boycotting the Ughelli ‘A’ division police station to Ekuigbo and back to Otovwodo junction.
Protesting in a convoy of tens of exotic cars in the company of some female protesters, one of the leaders of the protesters who identified himself as Ochuko, said they had decided to boycott the police station in a bid to forestall a clash with policemen at the station.
It was gathered that some of the protesters who were apparently agitated, had met a team of policemen at Otovwodo junction were the protest walk was supposed to end and a clash ensued leading to sporadic gunfire with the police returning same.
An eye witness at the scene of the incident told Vanguard that upon sighting the policemen, the protesters opened fire leading to the death of a policeman while the others fled.
Though efforts to speak with the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onowakpoyeya were fruitless as at the time of this report, the source who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: “Several cars were damaged following the pandemonium that ensued as the protesters opened fire on the police team leading to the death of a police corporal.
“The corporal who was on special duty at the scene of the incident identified as Stanley was until his death attached to the Ughelli Police Area Command.

JUST IN: ROBBERS BURGLE AIT

Persons suspected to be thieves have burgled the Adamawa office of the privately-owned African Independent Television (AIT), based in Yola.
Chief Timawus Mathias, the Yola Head of the station, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Wednesday in Yola.
Mathias told NAN that the sad news was broken to him by the security man at the DAAR Complex.
According to the head of the station, some sensitive hardware were stolen by the suspected burglars.
“We have reported the matter to the Police and the security man was invited for investigation.
“And equipment so far discovered carted away include 2 pieces of 42 inch TV, One piece of 32 inch TV, one piece of DV Player and one Desktop computer set,” Mathias said.
Others items stolen, he said, included one piece of 2 Horse Power Water pump, Two pieces of Radio Studio Monitors and one piece of X 1000 KVA Stabilizer.

ONDO ELECTION: SDP CANDIDATE STEPPED DOWN FOR AKEREDOLU.

The candidate of the opposition Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mr. Peter Fasua on Monday stepped down from the race for October 10th governorship poll for the incumbent Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, saying “I share the same vision with Akeredolu.”
This is just as the SDP member representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Tajudeen Adefisoye, also endorsed Akeredolu for reelection, saying “Mr. Governor has assured me that he would develop Idanre.”
Akeredolu is the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adefisoye, popularly known as Small Alhaji, who addressed his supporters in Idanre on Monday, said “after consulting very widely with the leaders of SDP and other important leaders within and outside of Ondo state, especially the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, I have decided to support the APC. But I want to assure that this decision was primarily taken for the sake of continuous development in Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency.
“We must realize that politics is all about interests and should not be played with emotions. Now that your leader has declared support for Akeredolu, we should agree with this decision and work for the victory of Akeredolu. This election is going to be operation win your units.
“But, I can assure you all that Akeredolu will win on Saturday. I also want use myself as collateral for Governor Akeredolu. I want to assure you that the governor will fulfill all his promises on developmental projects in Idanre and Ifedore. I should be blamed in the unlikely event that Governor Akeredolu did not fulfill his promises.” Adefisoye,”said.
On his own part, Fasua, a native of the capital city of Akure, said “I’m stepping aside from the race because my vision and that of our party is identical with the vision of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.
“When I crosspoliniate with the governor during our debate on Sunday, I realised that most of my vision for the state was already expressed and initiated by Governor Akeredolu. He has done well. I’m joining his train so that I can be part of the positive history the governor is creating.
“So, we are collapsing our structure, offices, and everything at our disposal together to ensure that the plans to industrialise our state becomes a reality,” Fasua said.
The SDP Chieftain also donated his campaign office and buses to the Akeredolu’s campaign organisation.
Responding, Akeredolu thanked Fasua and SDP for placing the interest of the state above their personal interest, promising never to betray their trust in him.
“Be rest assured that I will not disappoint you. My administration shall continue to deliver for the people. I will never derail” the governor said. We believe it will be the most sustainable
companies that are likely to prosper the

FSARS UNDER REVIEW

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has restated his commitment to the ongoing reforms in the Nigeria Police Force especially as it concerns the activities of the Federal Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Special Tactical Units of the Force.
The IGP made this known during a courtesy call on him by the Hon Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare on Monday, 5th October 2020, at the Force Headquarters, Louis Edet House, Abuja.
The IGP called on citizens to exercise patience as the reforms in FSARS et.al are still in progress, noting that all the already announced measures aimed at checkmating a future occurrence of extra-judicial activities by some personnel of FSARS and other Tactical Units of the Force will be followed to the latter.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said the IGP reiterated that some of the officers who have been found to be unruly and unprofessional in their dealings with the citizens, particularly the youth, have been arrested and are already facing disciplinary actions.
In his remarks, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare commended the IGP for his quick response in tackling the issues and called for stronger collaboration and mutual understanding between the Police and the youth.
He also called for regular town hall meetings at various State Commands which will involve the Police Spokespersons, Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and other critical stakeholders to strengthen the synergy between the police and the citizens, especially the youth.
The IGP, while concurring with the Minister on the necessity for Town Hall meetings, a practice which he identified as a feature of community policing, reaffirmed the readiness of the Police, under his watch, to work with relevant stakeholders towards enhancing respect for the rights of the citizens and better bonding between the Police and the community at all times.

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APC DENIES TRYING TO REPLACE SANWO-OLU.

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said reports that Tokunbo Abiru, the party’s candidate for Lagos East senatorial district bye-election is scheming to replace Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in 2023 is the handiwork of the opposition in the state.
Seye Oladejo, the party’s Publicity Secretary who said the APC is focused on the bye election scheduled for October 31, added that the aim of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is to cause disaffection in the APC and distract Governor Sanwo-Olu from delivering the dividends of democracy to Lagosians who overwhelmingly for him in the 2019 general elections.
“The report that Abiru is being prepped to replace Governor Sanwo-Olu in 2023 came from the camp of opposition because we won’t have a governorship election until the next two and half years. So, our party and Abiru as a candidate is focusing on the assignment at hand”.
“The opposition will want to throw a spanner on the wheel to cause disaffection in the ruling party, perhaps that’s why they remain as permanent opposition in Lagos State”.
“But nothing can be farther from the truth, Abiru is focusing on the ticket he got from APC and I enjoy some personal relationship with him and I can tell you that he is not even thinking beyond the present mandate he has. But it will suit the propaganda of the PDP to say that somebody is being prepped up to take over from the governor and you can see that the governor didn’t even respond to that”.
Oladejo also said despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Sanwo-Olu has been able to surpass the expectations of Lagosians in key areas of governance.
According to him, the pandemic brought out the best in the governor as the way he managed the situation earned him applause both from within and outside the country.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu has been able to surpass the expectations of the majority of Lagosians in the past one year. When one is coming into government, a lot of unexpected and unpredictable issues play themselves up”.
“ The pandemic threw up the leadership quality in the governor, he was on top of it in words and action. Lagosians were able to leverage on that and have confidence in the government they elected”.
“To put the icing on the cake, he was always communicating, doing daily briefing twice or thrice in a week; making sure Lagosians are abreast of the plans of the government to ameliorate situations, provide medicals and support at all levels”.
“Let’s take the pandemic out, which has been more or less a big distraction to his governance. Since the pandemic has been easing out, we are all aware of lots of activities going on in the government under the THEME agenda. Just last week, 255 roads and power projects across the state have been approved, reaching out to the grassroots”.
“These are impactful projects and not propaganda. I even feel the government is not saying enough about activities going on in the seat of government in Alausa; he remains a silent worker and achiever and I’m very sure the majority of Lagosians are very happy and proud that they voted him in as a governor”.
“Of course, he will and can do better and as the resources of the state continue to permit him, he will reach out to all the nooks and crannies of the state even surpassing the achievements of his predecessors which will be a thing of pride”.
On the criticism by the PDP that the governor is working at snail’s speed, the APC said the governor has refused to be distracted but focused on delivery of democratic dividends, adding that he has refused to get involved in political issues in the APC except the election in Ondo where is heading the campaign for the party.
“The opposition is in the business blabbing but we are in the business of delivery of our promises to the people. The governor has simply refused to be distracted by the opinion of a few frustrated oppositions. He is not even meddling in the politics of APC, apart from the recent assignment where he is heading the campaign of the reelection of his colleague governor in Ondo State”.
“ You can see he has rolled up his sleeves, focusing on his work, you won’t find the governor respond to any comment or opinion of the opposition; that’s the business of the party and which we are up to”.
“Remember he dropped the appellation ‘his excellency’ which means that when he’s all done and dusted, people can now decide if he’s worthy of being called by the title. For me, that speaks so much of humility and determination about someone who is really committed to perform and deliver on his mandate” he said

Restructure Or Risk Breakup Of Nigeria. – Pastor Adebayo.

Restructure Or Risk Breakup Of Nigeria, Adeboye Warns Buhari

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has warned of a possible collapse of Nigeria if the the President, Muhammadu Buhari-led government looked on while the country plunged into various challenges.


Adeboye disclosed this on Saturday at an event to commemorate the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria co-organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God and the Nehemiah Leadership Institute.
He said the restructuring of the country must be done “as soon as possible” to forestall a breakup of the various social-ethnic components that made up Nigeria.
He proposed the adoption of a merger of the British style of government and the American system of government to pave the way for Nigeria’s future.
He said, “Why can’t we have a system of government that is 100 per cent Nigerian, unique to us? For example, we started on with the British system of government, somewhere along the line, we moved over to the American system of government.
“Can’t we have a combination of both and see whether it could help us solve our problems because in Mathematics if you want to solve a problem, you try what we call Real Analysis, then if it doesn’t work, then you move on to Complex Analysis and see whether that will help you. If that fails, you move on to Vector Analysis and so on.
“I believe that we might want to look at the problems of Nigeria in a slightly different manner. Some people feel that all our problems will be over if Nigeria should break up. I think that is trying to solve the problems of Nigeria as if it is a simple equation. The problems of Nigeria will require quite a bit of simultaneous equation and some of them are not going to be linear either – forgive me I am talking as a Mathematician.
“Why can’t we have a system of government that will create what I will call the United States of Nigeria? Let me explain. We all know that we must restructure. It is either we restructure or we break, you don’t have to be a prophet to know that one. That is certain – restructure or we break up.
“If we have a President and a Prime Minister and we share responsibilities between these two so that one is not an appendage to the other. For examples, if the President controls the Army and the Prime Minister controls the Police. If the President controls resources likes oil and mining and the Prime Minister controls finance and inland revenue, taxes, customs etc. You just divide responsibilities between the two.
“At the state level, you have the governor and the premier, and the same way, you distribute responsibilities these people in such a manner that one cannot really go without the other. Maybe we might begin to tackle the problems.
“If we are going to adopt the model, then we need to urgently restore the House of Chiefs. I have a feeling that one of our major problems is that we have pushed the traditional rulers to the background and I believe that is a grave error.
“Without any doubt, we must restructure and do it as soon as possible. A United States of Nigeria is likely to survive than our present structure.

HOW WE STOPPED 50M BRIBERY – OSOBA

Aremo Olusegun Osoba, a former governor of Ogun state has revealed how leaders of the defunct Action Congress (now APC) came together to ensure the third term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo was killed.
Osoba, who was responding to Chief Ayo Adebanjo who accused him of being a sell-out on restructuring said he alongside Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande and other leaders instructed lawnakers elected on the party’s platform not to accept the N50m bribe being offered by the Third term agenda proponents then.
He also said they collaborated with eminent Nigerians across the country such as General Muhammadu Buhari, Uche Chukwumerije, Ben Obi and others to ensure that the Bill on Third term did not scale second reading at the Senate.
“If we are not fighting for emancipation, how come the Third term agenda was killed? Where were they? Did they have any representative in any of the chambers?”
“ We were the ones who made sure that our party members did not take the N50m being distributed to legislators then, and collaborated with everybody in the country including General Muhammadu Buhari, Gambo Jimeta, MD Yusuf”.
“Senators Ben Obi and Uche Chukwumerije were leading the senators from the East and we collaborated with them to fight third term agenda and ensured that the thing did not go to second reading under Ken Nnamani Senate Presidency. We have our credentials”.
“You shouldn’t just go about lambasting all of us as he used to do before. The worst sellout has always been with him over the decades”.
“Let us be constructive for once. Even if we are going to disengage the country, we will do it by sitting on the table with everybody; with all ethnic groups”.

SEE THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE WEDDING OF ATIKU’S SON (PHOTOS)

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan and others on Saturday attended the wedding of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s son with former EFCC boss, Nuhu Ribadu’s daughter in Abuja.

Aliyu Atiku Abubakar and Fateema Ribadu wedded on Saturday in Asokoro, Abuja.

 Tinubu and Atiku during the wedding

Also at the wedding are: Chief Bisi Akande, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and his Kano and Kaduna counterparts, Abdullahi Ganduje and Nasir El-Rufai respectively.

 Atiku and Ganduje during the wedding

Former Kano governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is a chieftain of the PDP, was also in attendance. Former Governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako was also present.

 Atiku and a guest.

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LIVERPOOL SADIO MANE IN ISOLATION FOR COVID-19.

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating.
The report came three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19.
Liverpool say the Senegal winger had “displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall”.
Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday.
A statement on Liverpool’s website added: “Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are – and will continue to – following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time.”

JUST IN: PRESIDENT TRUMP ADMITTED IN THE HOSPITAL

President Donald Trump has been admitted and is being treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for COVID-19. He has begun receiving an anti-viral drug, his doctor announced Friday night.

In a memo shared by White House Press Secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, White House physician Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley wrote Trump is doing “very well”,”This evening I’m happy to report that the President is doing very well”. He is not requiring any supplemental oxygen, but in consultation with specialists we have elected to initiate Remdesivir therapy,” Conley wrote, referring to a drug that has been shown to shorten coronavirus patients’ hospital stays. “He has completed his first dose and is resting comfortably.”

The news comes after a chaotic day marked by Trump’s late night announcement that he had tested positive for COVID-19, followed by the sudden news Friday afternoon that he was being taken to Walter Reed at Conley’s recommendation.

Emerging from the White House residence at 6:16 p.m. ET for his first public appearance since announcing 16 hours earlier he had tested positive for coronavirus, Trump walked under his own power to his waiting helicopter and displayed no major outward signs of illness.

Wearing a navy blue suit, a blue silk necktie and a dark face mask, Trump waved to the media and gave a thumbs up, but did not stop to talk. Chief of staff Mark Meadows, also wearing a mask, followed him aboard. 

Trump landed at the hospital a short time later, saluting his military aides before climbing into his limousine for a brief ride to the hospital’s main building. His hand could be seen waving as he sped past assembled media. 

After his arrival, the President posted an 18-second video to his Twitter account, seeking to reassure the American people he is doing “very well” after his coronavirus diagnosis.

“I want to thank everybody for the tremendous support. I’m going to Walter Reed Hospital. I think I’m doing very well. We’re going to make sure that things work out. The first lady is doing very well. So thank you very much, I appreciate it. I will never forget it. Thank you,” he said

BREAKING NEWS: DONALD TRUMP AND WIFE TESTS POSITIVE TO COVID 19

  • The president tweeted to confirm the news shortly before 1am EST Friday, writing: ‘Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately’
  • Trump had said he and first lady Melania Trump are awaiting their own test results after Hicks tested positive 
  • Hicks, who serves as counselor to Trump, traveled with him to a rally in Minnesota on Wednesday
  • She tested positive Thursday, according to an administration official after feeling poorly on the way home
  • Trump then continued with his schedule Thursday and traveled to and from his Bedminster, New Jersey
  • Hicks also had also been aboard Air Force One to Tuesday night’s first presidential debate in Cleveland
  • And she traveled with the president to a rally in Pennsylvania last Saturday where she was seen maskless
  • Trump is 74 years old, putting him at higher risk of serious complications from the virus
  • A statement from the White House doctor said both the president and first lady are ‘well at this time’
  • The White House had earlier distributed a schedule for Friday that showed he planned to go forward with a fundraiser at his Washington, D.C., hotel and a political rally in Sanford, Florida; that has since been canceled 

OBASANJO CONSPICUOUSLY MISSED THE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION WHILE OTHER FORMER HEAD OF STATE WERE PRESENT.

The celebration of the 60th independence anniversary of Nigeria, which took place at the popular Eagle Square in Abuja was unique as a former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, and former President Goodluck Jonathan joined the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to sign the anniversary register.

They were the only past Nigerian leaders at the event also attended by a former Chief of General Staff, Gen. Oladipo Diya; former Vice-President, Namadi Sambo; and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.

However, former President Olusegun Obasanjo was conspicuously absent at the event.

The event, however, coincided with the 10th year anniversary of the bomb explosion planted by militants under the aegis of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta.

About 12 persons, including security operatives, died in the twin bomb blasts, while 17 others were seriously injured.

The parade, which was made up of the nation’s armed forces and para-military agencies, also witnessed a display of traditional dances and other performances by military and civilian artists.

The high point of the ceremony was the Nigerian Air Force’s display, which had to be scaled down because of poor weather conditions.

The fly-past was led by two Agusta helicopters actively involved in combat operations, one of which bore the banner of the theme of the celebration.

The helicopters were followed by three Alpha jets used for air-to-air and air-to-ground combat operations.

The jets were followed by Air 39ZA, also involved in operations in the North-East and the North-West.

The low-keyed event had very tight security arrangements as personnel of the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Services, Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were seen mounting guards at strategic points in the arena.

Buhari did not deliver any other address at the event as he had earlier made a nationwide broadcast

JUST IN: SEE WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS LADY, CHECK IN CASE YOU KNOW HER (PHOTOS)

Everybody Be Careful! See What Happened to This Lady After Dropping From a Guy’s Benz car

As We are gradually going to the end of the year which implies that christmas is in the corner. 

As believed by many, it is during these times of festivities that ritualist carry out their sacrifices to their gods.

In a Video shared by KINGSPARO TV on instagram shows a moment a lady who seems to have fallen prey for an obvious ‘lamb for sacrifice’ runs mad after she was dropped off by a car today at a junction at an undisclosed location.

Eye-witnesses say just after alighting from the luxurious car, she went to ‘yabaleft’. 

Her friends and families were called upon and as seen in the video, they were trying to compel her to enter a car.

QUEEN ELIZABETH WRITES PMB.

As Nigeria marks her Diamond Jubilee today, the Queen of England, Elizabeth II, has written a letter of felicitation to President Muhammadu Buhari emphasising that the bonds between Nigeria and Great Britain will flourish long into the future.
The Queen’s message, conveyed by the British High Commission in Nigeria, according to a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, reads: “It gives me great pleasure to offer my warmest congratulations on the 60th anni-versary of Nigeria’s Independence, together with my best wishes for your country’s continued happiness and pros-perity.
“The United Kingdom and Nigeria benefit from strong and enduring ties as Commonwealth partners through shared history and most important ly, our people. These are bonds that I hope and believe will flourish long into the future.”
Nigeria got her independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1960.

SENATOR AHMED LAWANI’S INDEPENDENCE MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS

I heartily felicitate with fellow Nigerians on the occasion of our 60th Independence Anniversary.
While we celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Anniversary of our country as a sovereign nation, the occasion is also auspicious for a sober reflection on the progress that we have made, the challenges that we face and the future that we desire as a nation.
It is in this sense that I consider the theme for the 60th Independence anniversary, “Together”, as apt.
Indeed, patriotic Nigerians have ample reasons to celebrate the fact that in spite of the clear challenges that the differences in our tongues, modes of worship and other elements of our diversity pose to nationhood, we have remained Together.
Our national journey may have been tortuous, our progress slow and unsteady, and primordial fears and sentiments may occasionally cast dark clouds over our unity and threaten our resolve to stick together, but if we look at great nations throughout history, we would realise that all such experiences are common features of nation-building.
Some of us may not see the wood for the trees due to some unmet expectations. But a broad perspective of issues will strengthen rather than weaken our aspiration of building a great Nigeria.
Our commitment to the cause of building a nation in which none is oppressed and of which all is proud must therefore remain unshakable.
This cause fired the zeal of our founding fathers and inspired them to make the great sacrifices that they made to bequeath to us our independence.
This cause must remain a proud heritage for the current generation of Nigerians and a baton to pass to future generations.
We should not allow unnecessary magnification of our teething problems by some people to shake our faith in the great destiny of our country.
As has been said, democracy is a journey rather than a destination. National development too is always a work in progress that requires the patient and unconditional commitment of all patriots.
We value our democracy and the rights it confers on us as citizens of a democratic nation. However, the expression of these rights need not be a clog in the wheel of our national unity, peace and development.
Our democracy is a vehicle for the pursuit of our individual and collective aspirations. We all have roles to play to keep the vehicle roadworthy and fit for purpose.
On our part as the Legislature, we will continue to provide true representation to the Nigerian people and to strive to make their government work for them. In this regard, the ninth National Assembly is committed to having another look at our constitution, the grundnorm for our co-existence as a nation, with a view to making it a document of the Nigerian people.
Fellow Nigerians should take advantage of this opportunity by taking active part in the constitutional review process. The overall objective of the periodic ammendment of our laws is to make them keep pace with the changes that each epoch requires, strengthen the bond that keeps us together and to cement peace and progress in our beloved country.
I wish to salute the resilience of the Nigerian workers in the face of the challenges we face as a nation. Organised labour in particular deserves special commendation for the patriotism they exhibited in the management of the recent disagreement over certain policy decisions arising from the reform programme of the government. Such understanding between the government and the people is always required to move the nation forward.
Finally, as we celebrate our Independence Anniversary, permit me to remind us of the need for us all to continue to be conscious that the Coronavirus pandemic is still very much with us.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and our health workers at the frontline are working very hard to flatten the curve of the spread of the disease, so we as members of the public must not drop the ball by letting down our guards. Let us abide by the public health safety protocols to avert a second wave of the pandemic.
I wish you all Happy Celebrations!