#EndSars: PTF Directs IGP To Present Five-Year Plan For Police Reform

#EndSars: PTF Directs IGP To Present Five-Year Plan For Police Reform

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of Police Trust Fund, Suleiman Abba, said that the board had directed the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to present a five-year comprehensive strategic plan of action for the total transformation of the Nigeria Police Force. Abba further disclosed that the Fund had resolved to organize emergency training, provide requisite state-of-the-art equipment as well as an appropriate welfare plan for personnel deployed to the new tactical team and other specialized units of the Force. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, the PTF chairman appealed to…

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#EndSARS: FirstBank Raise Alarm On False Tweet Issues Corporate Statement

#EndSARS: FirstBank Raise Alarm On False Tweet Issues Corporate Statement

Our attention has been drawn to the tweet making the rounds on social media on shutting down the FirstBank website following a false tweet that the Bank prevented staff from joining the ongoing protests in the country. As the largest banking institution in Nigeria, it is not unlikely that we may be seen as a target in circumstances such as these. This is rather unfortunate as we believe far-reaching reform is necessary and we have said as much on a number of occasions across our platforms. In the process of…

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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

NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

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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#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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#ENDSARS: Hon. Olusesan Daini Joins Protest In Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA

#ENDSARS: Hon. Olusesan Daini Joins Protest In Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA

  Police must stop unlawful harassment to create peaceful coexistence,” youth Rep. insists. The Chairman, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA of Lagos State,  Olusesan Mayokun Daini, joined the youths of the LCDA in the ‘End SARS’ protest. Daini marched along with the crowd that convened at the Igbogbo Sports Stadium and drove round the LCDA, with different inscriptions on the placards. In his eloquent address, Daini commended and thanked the organizers for the peaceful conduct of the protest, by expressing their feelings and concerns to the government of the day.

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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Denies Sponsor Thugs To Attack Protesters

#EndSARS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Denies Sponsor Thugs To Attack Protesters

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the state did not sponsor armed thugs to attack protesters in the Alausa area of the state. This was contained in a statement titled, ‘Lagos will never encourage thuggery’. Some armed thugs on Thursday morning attacked youths protesting against police brutality and extortion in the state. The statement also noted that Sanwo-Olu would be addressing the protesters on Thursday evening. The statement read in part, “The attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to some unverified reports in the social media…

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