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#EndSARS campaigners demand executive order by President Buhari disbanding squad

After days of public outcry and nationwide protests, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, bowed to pressure and disbanded the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad. He said a new policing arrangement to address armed robbery and other violent crimes that fall within the mandate of the dissolved tactical unit would be presented in due […]

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Nigerian governor endorses protest against police brutality

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has drummed support for peaceful protests against police brutality especially by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The #EndSARS protest which has gone global seeks the disbandment of the police unit over incessant cases of extra-judicial killings, extortion and harassment of citizens. Protests have taken place in Lagos, Abuja and other […]

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Budget 2021: Buhari, Osinbajo to spend 3.2 billion on travels

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are billed to spend  3.2 billion for travels in 2021. This is according to the 2021 budget proposal submitted to the National Assembly by the President on Thursday. According to the details of the budget released on Friday by the Budget Office of the Federation, President Buhari […]

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Priest arrested for having threesome on altar

An American priest was arrested for allegedly filming himself having sex with two dominatrices on the altar at his Catholic church in Louisana, a report said Thursday. The priest, identified as the Rev. Travis Clark, was busted after a passerby saw the lights on later than usual on Sept. 30 and peeked inside Saints Peter […]

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Disband SARS immediately, CDD to Buhari

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to disband the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) of the police force. In a statement released on Friday, the organization condemned the “trigger happy, bloodthirsty extortionists” who have inflicted gruesome acts of brutality on the youth. CDD called on the inspector-general of police, governors, […]

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#EndSARS protest moves to London on Sunday

Nigerians in UK are planning to stage their version of #EndSARS protest in London on Sunday. A flyer for the demonstration is already being widely shared online. The protest, which is aimed at giving an international dimension, to the domestic anger against the brutal police unit, will hold at noon. The venue is the Nigerian […]

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Funke Akindele’s pardon won’t stop lawsuit against Lagos – Lawyer

A lawyer and activist, Olukoya Ogungbeje, has said the state pardon granted to actress, Funke Akindele, aka Jenifa, will not stop him from pressing on with the lawsuit he filed against the Lagos State Government. Akindele, alongside her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, aka JJC Skillz, had been convicted and sentenced to community service in April for […]

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EndSARS protests: Buhari appeals for calm, orders IGP to reform squad

President Muhammadu Buhari has intervened in the ongoing protests against brutality and extortion by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. He also directed the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, to reform the FSARS. He gave the instruction during a meeting with the IGP on Friday. The president also appealed for calm in a series of […]

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Fake News Alert : Okonjo-Iweala hasn’t been declared WTO DG

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former minister of finance, says she is yet to be declared director-general of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The final shortlist for the office of the WTO DG was released by the trade body on Thursday. Okonjo-Iweala and Yoo Myung-hee, former South Korean minister of trade, are the two final candidates for the top position […]

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Another recession looms with ‘adverse consequences’ – Buhari

Nigeria’s economy may relapse into a second recession in four years with significant negative consequences, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. He said this during the 2021 budget presentation to a joint session of the National Assembly on Thursday. The proposed expenditure is put at N13.08 trillion with crude oil benchmark price of $40 per barrel […]

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Nigerian rapper jailed for rape in UK

A Nigerian rapper based in the United Kingdom, Olawale Hassan popularly known as Goldie 1, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping a woman. According to bbc.com, the 33-year-old, who lives at Falcon Avenue, Grays, Essex, attacked the victim in Southend in 2017 after claiming he was a music producer, officers said. However, […]

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Poor Salaries Package Expose Nigerian Judges To Temptation ― Senate

The Senate on Wednesday lamented the poor remuneration of judges in the country. The upper chamber of the National Assembly  warned  the development could make them to compromise or become vulnerable to corruption  in the course of their justice  dispensation. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary , Human Rights and Legal Matters, Opeyemi Bamidele, stated […]

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Newborn baby left to die in roasting car ‘after mother forgot about her’

This is the newborn baby who died in a roasting hot car after her mother allegedly forgot about her. McKinley Garner lost her life in the sweltering vehicle in Panama City, Florida, on September 2 when her mother Megan Dauphin, 30, allegedly got high and forgot about her. Dauphin was arrested and charged with aggravated […]

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Update on Alleged International fraudster, Hushpuppi

The trial of Nigerian Internet celebrity Hushpuppi, earlier scheduled to commence this month, has been suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension is contained in the orders of a district judge in California, Otis Wright, released on September 23. Hushpuppi, whose real name is Ramon Abass, is being tried on a four-count […]

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Nigerian Governors Back SARS Ban

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has backed the decision by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to ban with immediate effect the operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and a range of other Tactical Squads of the Force. The NGF Chairman and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, in his […]

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Buhari not moved by restructuring agitation – Presidency

A presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not moved by ‘unpatriotic’ calls for the restructuring of the nation. Mr Shehu in a statement on Sunday said the president is at the moment concerned with the wellbeing of the nation and its people. The statement was a reaction to the call by some […]

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‘Trump isn’t your business, old man… face your country’ — Angry Wizkid slams President Buhari in #EndSARS protest

Nigerian Singer, Wizkid has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for wishing Donald Trump a “quick recovery from COVID-19” amid the security tension in Nigeria. On Thursday, the US president and Melania, his wife, tested positive for the killer disease, prompting “get well soon” messages from leaders across the world. Buhari had joined the bandwagon on Friday after […]

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Nigeria Police Violations Of Young People’s Rights Unacceptable, Annoying – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has frowned at the constant violation of the rights of Nigerian youths by men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). “I AM very concerned, in fact, very angry about what I see, happening to young men and women who are arrested, in some cases maimed or killed by men of the […]

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