RESTORATION OF PUBLIC CONFIDENCE IN THE POLICE: A Herculean task

In the course of the past weeks, Nigeria has witnessed protests, the likes of which had not been witnessed before, against Police brutality. From Lagos to Abuja, from Nguru to Port Harcourt, the message has been the same: there must be an end to the ills such as extra-judicial killings, indiscriminate arrests, detention, harassment, extortion […]

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We didn’t hoard COVID-19 palliatives, distribution in sequence — C’River govt

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River. By Ike Uchechukwu – Calabar Following report that COVID-19 Palliatives were hoarded by the Cross River State governnent, the Commisioner for Humanity & Social Welfare, Mrs Blessing Egbara, has disclosed that the distribution was done in sequence as it was not a one off exercise   Recall that hoodlums […]

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#EndSARS: Unsafe environment, cause of disruption – EEDC

EndSars Protesters at the CBN Headquarters, Abuja, Sunday. PHOTO: Abayomi Adeshida. The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says the current disruption in its operations across its network is caused by the unsafe environment occasioned by the #EndSARS protests. The EEDC Head, Corporate Communications, Mr Emeka Ezeh, said this in a statement on Friday in Enugu. […]

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Wike places N50m bounty on suspected IPOB ringleader, orders arrest of members

Governor Nyesom Wike of Cross River State. By Egufe Yafugborhi – Port Harcourt Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has declared one Stanley Mgbere wanted with a N50 million bounty for his arrest for allegedly leading proscribed Indigenous Peoples Organization of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday’s fatal attacks in parts of Rivers state. The suspected IPOB […]

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Amaechi says economic development is antidote to crime reduction, better security

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that infrastructure and economic development would reduce crime and aid better functionality of the security agencies in the country. Amaechi said this while delivering a lecture to participants of the National Defence College Course 29 in Abuja on Friday. He recalled how he was able to tackle chaos […]

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#ENDSARS Protest: Nigeria kills her youths, betrays self

By Tony Eluemunor What a shame. Last Saturday, I had written that the problem with that much-hated police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was the same problem with all Nigerian security (and armed) agencies; impunity. Impunity made the security agencies to deal ruthlessly with citizens like an army of occupation, like a hard-hearted colonising force during […]

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BREAK-UP: US council’s doomsday prediction looms

A map of Nigeria It can be averted – Ikokwu, Odumakin, Ameh, Uwazurike •Most Nigerians ‘re not interested in disintegration – Fayemi By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor   FIVE years after it failed to materialise, there are fresh fears that Nigeria’s break-up prediction of the United States National Intelligence Council, NIC, may still happen. In […]

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Why we didn’t distribute looted COVID-19 palliatives, Osun food committee

The Osun Food and Relief Committee on COVID-19 on Friday said the looted items at a warehouse in Ede town were not hoarded, but rather kept for the flag-off of the official distribution. Alhaji Bayo Jimoh, Secretary to the committee, in a statement in Osogbo, said that the looted items were donated to the committee […]

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#ENDSARS: If hoodlums don’t stop, we‘ll intervene— OPC

The Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) has called for an immediate stop to the destruction of lives and billions of naira worth of property in the South-West, warning that if the violence persisted, the organisation might be forced to roll out its men and guarantee security. Lamenting the Lekki Tollgate killings and the subsequent wanton destruction […]

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#ENDSARS: FRSC decries attack on personnel, operational tools

By Theodore Opara The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has decried incessant attacks on its personnel and operational tools due to the ENDSARS protest ongoing in the country. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. It was gathered that the […]

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#EndSARS: Niger Govt inaugurates 14-man judicial panel of inquiry

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger has inaugurated a 14-man judicial panel of inquiry, to investigate cases of police brutality and other related extrajudicial acts by the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Minna on Friday that the panel had Mr Ishaku Usman as Chairman and […]

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We implemented several projects to cushion the effect of Covid-19 in Nigeria — ICA boss

•Chief Sanjay Jain By Moses Nosike Despite global Covid—19 surge, the Indians in Nigeria have been able to keep their heads above troubling waters, undertaking projects that are commercial and at the same time humanitarian in various natures. The president, Indian Cultural Association, Chief Sanjay Jain tells us more in this brief interview, how Indians […]

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Lagos 2021 budget gender, climate sensitive, says Bankole Michael

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. The Director, Climate Change and Environmental Planning, Lagos State Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, Mr. Bankole Michael, has said Lagos State 2021/2022 budget preparation has catered for gender-based climate action. Michael, who said this at a one-day capacity building event on “Climate Finance and The Green Climate Fund […]

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Rivers Assembly confirms commissioners ahead of LGA election

The Rivers State House of Assembly has screened and confirmed eight nominees as chairman and commissioners of the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), ahead of the local government election. The house, during plenary on Friday, conducted the exercise following a letter from the governor requesting for the screening and confirmation of the commissioners-designate. The […]

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