Outrage As Thugs Attack #ENDSARS Protesters In Lagos, Abuja

Outrage As Thugs Attack #ENDSARS Protesters In Lagos, Abuja

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and civil rights groups strongly condemned hoodlums’ attacks on people protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police. Some of those who condemned the attacks, in separate interviews with The PUNCH, alleged they were the handiwork of government. There have been protests in most parts of the country since Wednesday  last week by Nigerians, mostly youths, who called for disbanding of SARS, accusing the police squad of corruption, high-handedness, and harassment On Sunday, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanded the squad…

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#EndSars: We Will Take Firm Steps To Prevent Anarchy In Nigeria – FG

#EndSars: We will take firm steps to prevent anarchy in Nigeria – FG

The Federal Government has warned that it will not allow the country to be thrown into anarchy following the violence that has trailed the #EndSARS protests. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Saturday when he featured on a late-night Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) news program, “Weekend File” In the course of the program entitled, “EndSARS Protest: The Way Forward,” the minister said Saturday’s assassination attempt on the Osun Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola while addressing the protesters was a clear confirmation that the protests had been…

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#EndSars: Obiano Visits Anambra SARS ‘Torture Centre’, Frees Detainees

#EndSars: Obiano Visits Anambra SARS ‘Torture Centre’, Frees Detainees

Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano visited the three offices of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The offices are in Ekwulobia, Neni, and Awkuzu. It was gathered that the governor during the visit granted bail unconditionally to three detainees illegally held by the defunct unit. Speaking during the exercise, Governor Obiano said, “the Commissioner of Police in the state has released everyone detained illegally, and everyone remanded by the order of the court, will remain there until their cases are determined.”                …

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NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

Anambra, Enugu, Lagos Students Emerge Best In Common Entrance Exam As NECO Releases Results

The National Examination Council postponed Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, until November 16. This was contained in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani. Sani said the decision was taken because of the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, affecting the human and vehicular movement. He explained that the protest had affected the supply of examination materials. The statement read, “This is to inform the general public and especially candidates that the National Examinations Council (NECO) has been constrained to reschedule…

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Customer Service Week; Wema Bank Lauds Frontline Staff During Pandemic For Excellent Service Culture

Customer Service Week; Wema Bank Lauds Frontline Staff During Pandemic For Excellent Service Culture

In keeping with her promise “to be the financial institution of choice in service delivery and superior returns,” Wema Bank is marking this year’s Customer Service Week with several rewarding initiatives to further enhance the customer experience in all her branches. In line with this year’s Customer Service Week globally themed “Dream Team”, the Wema Bank community will be celebrating teams that embrace the service culture, readily adapt to change, value teamwork, and constantly strive for excellence. The Bank has specifically adopted a sporting theme for this years’ celebration, tagged…

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TRAGEDY: Three Children Of Police Officers Drown In Akwa Ibom

TRAGEDY: Three Children Of Police Officers Drown In Akwa Ibom

Three children of police officers have drowned in an open pit filled with floodwater at Eket Divisional Police barracks in Akwa Ibom state. The Nation gathered the children, aged between 5 and 10, had gone to play in the open pit at about 5 pm on Tuesday when the tragic incident occurred. Two of the kids, it was learned, are of the same parents, an inspector, while the other belongs to another police officer whose names could not be confirmed at press time. Our correspondent who visited the police barracks…

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USAID, Ethiopian Airlines Partner To Provide Agricultural Products From Local Farmers

USAID, Ethiopian Airlines Partner To Provide Agricultural Products From Local Farmers

Farmers For Ethiopian Airlines and the United States have entered into a new partnership agreement that will enable the nation’s flagship carrier to source locally grown produce and ingredients for preparing in-flight meals for global passengers. Ethiopian Airlines, Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) in which the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide Ethiopian farmers and food producers technical assistance and access to financing in order to ensure they meet the airlines’ standards of quality and volume to serve…

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2022 US Visa Lottery: Nigerians Barred, Over 50,000 Nigerians Immigrate In Five years.

2022 US Visa Lottery: Nigerians Barred, Over 50,000 Nigerians Immigrate In Five years

Nigerians have been barred from participating in the United States’ visa lottery in 2022. This was disclosed in a document titled ‘Instructions for the 2022 diversity immigrant visa program (dv-2022)’ obtained from the US’ website. It stated that Nigeria was barred because more than 50,000 of its citizens immigrated to the United States in the previous five years. Citizens of other African countries are eligible to apply, but “persons born in the areas administered prior to June 1967 by Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Egypt are chargeable, respectively, to Israel, Jordan,…

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#EndSars:Uk Parliament Probes Govt’s Funding For SARS

#EndSars:Uk Parliament Probes Govt’s Funding For SARS

The United Kingdom parliament is questioning its government support and funding for security in Nigeria over cases of torture, ill-treatment, and extrajudicial killings by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Kate Osamor, Member of Parliament for Edmonton has written in question and seek clarification on the nature of aid the government of the UK through the office of the Secretary of State, Foreign Affairs extended to Nigeria’s disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The letter written on October 15 and personally signed by Osamor called the attention of the Secretary of…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Announces Police Officers Who Assaulted Protesters In Surulere

#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Announces Police Officers Who Assaulted Protesters In Surulere

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced the names of the police officers who assaulted #ENDSARS protesters in the Surulere area of the state. In a short video shared on Twitter by Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on New Media, the governor gave the names of the four officers as, Bagou Michael, Ekpoudom Etop, Nnamdi Madura, and Akinyemi Benson. In a video that recently went viral, one of the officers was seen dragging one of the ENDSARS protesters across the road to their station as…

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