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#SARSMUSTEND: New Tactical Team Should Not Be ‘Old Wine In New Bottle’, RCCG Tells FG

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has lent his voice to the protest against police brutality that has been going on in the country for over a week. In a tweet on Wednesday night, Adeboye wrote: “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if ...

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#EndSWAT: There’s No Indication Govt Is Prepared To Respect Nigerians’ Rights – Falana

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, has faulted the Federal Government for setting up a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS). During an interview on Wednesday, Falana said a change of name was not enough and it appears there’s no indication that the government is prepared to respect the ...

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#EndSWAT: Reps Partner NBA To Address Police Brutality

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the lawmakers will partner with the national leadership of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) to address police brutality on Nigerian youths and other issues. Hon. Gbajabiamila stated this on Wednesday when the NBA president, Olumide Akpata paid him a courtesy visit. During the visit, Mr. Akpata, gave the ...

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PDP Governors Declare Nigeria Police Trust Fund Act Illegal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has declared the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act, 2019 illegal. The Forum called for a repeal of sections of the Police Act recently accented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, citing constitutional breaches. This was contained in a communique issued by its Chairman and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal after a Zoom meeting. ...

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Police Training Is Colonial, Completely Primitive – Falana

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana, SAN, on Wednesday carried out a scathing review of the Nigeria Police, tracing the reason behind the rights violations, extortion, and brutality that has sparked protests across the country. The senior advocate traced the problem to how policemen and women are trained for their roles. It is a process he believes is archaic and leaves ...

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Osinbajo, SGF, In Attendance As Buhari Presides Over Virtual FEC Meeting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation were in attendance at the 19th virtual Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting which was held at the Council Chambers of the State House, Abuja also had in attendance the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari and the National ...

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Post-Election Statement on the Conduct of Security Personnel during the 2020 Governorship Election in Ondo State

1.0 Introduction The conduct of the Ondo State Governorship Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a marked improvement from the recently conducted governorship election in Edo State in terms of logistics and deployment of security personnel across all the polling units in the state. The Nigeria Police Force noted that a total of 33,783 police personnel were ...

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PRELIMINARY FINDINGS ON THE CONDUCT OF SECURITY PERSONNEL DEPLOYED FOR ONDO 2020 GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS

1.0          Introduction The Election Security Support Centre (ESSC) of CLEEN Foundation, in collaboration with the Police Service Commission (PSC) is observing the conduct of security personnel deployed for the 2020 Governorship election in Ondo State holding today Saturday 10th October 2020. It will be recalled that the build up to the election was characterized with tension, inflammatory statements and violent ...

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Senate Fixes October 20 For Commencement Of PIB Debate

The Senate has fixed October 20, 2020, for the commencement of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) debate. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, revealed this on Thursday via his Twitter handle. He said the decision was in line with the resolve to break the jinx on the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to ...

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Fraud Allegations: Court Freezes Lagos Speaker Obasa’s Accounts

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Thursday ordered the interim freezing of three bank accounts belonging to the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa. The three accounts domiciled in Standard Chartered Bank and the funds placed in them are to be temporarily frozen pending the conclusion of the investigation and possible prosecution of the ...

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Okonjo-Iweala Thanks Buhari, Nigerians After Making WTO DG Final List

Ex-finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigerians for their support after the World Trade Organization (WTO) confirmed her as one of the top two candidates for the organization’s Director-General (DG) role. “Happy to be in the final round of the @wto DG campaign. Thanks, WTO members for your continued support of my candidacy,” she tweeted Thursday, ...

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Nigeria Heading For Another Recession, To Recover In 2021 – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the country was primed for a second recession in four years although the government has put in place plans to ensure rapid recovery in 2021. The President made the remarks during the presentation of the 2021 budget proposal to the National Assembly. Like many other countries, the Nigerian economy has been hit hard by ...

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Police Rescue Kidnapped Lawyer Bisola Ajayi From Gunmen

Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Rivers State Police Command have rescued Barrister Bisola Ajayi. The Commissioner of Police in Rivers State, Joseph Mukan, confirmed that Barrister Ajayi was rescued in a thick forest in Etche Local Government Area of the state. She was rescued alongside one other person, while two suspects were arrested including an armed dealer. The ...

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President Buhari Presents Proposed 2021 Budget Of N13tn

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the proposed 2021 Budget of N13 trillion to the National Assembly. According to the president, the budget termed Budget Of Economic Recovery and Resilience will address key economic issues as the country tries to recover from the impact of the coronavirus and the oil price drop. He says the government is determined to accelerate the ...

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DSS Vows To Ensure Hitch-Free Ondo Election

The Department of State Services (DSS) has promised to support the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure a hitch-free governorship election in Ondo State. The security agency also vowed to partner sister agencies to ensure that the election which is scheduled for October 10 is successful. “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to assure the public and stakeholders ...

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