Month: October 2020

INEC Postpones Bye-Elections In 11 States

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed bye-elections in eleven states billed to hold on October 31st, 2020. This was disclosed by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Fetus Okoye after a meeting of the electoral body with the 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to review preparations for the 15 …

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Buhari Directs NSIWC To Expedite Action on New Salary Structure for Nigeria Police Force

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has directed the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC) to expedite action on the finalization of the new salary structure of members of the Nigeria Police Force. In his address to the nation on Thursday, President Buhari argued that progress is being made with regards to the welfare of …

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#EndSARS: Buhari Addresses Nigerians, Keeps Mum on Lekki Shootings

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country. In his less-than 15-minute long address on Thursday, the President assured the protesters that their voices have been heard ‘loud and clear’ and urged them to discontinue their demonstrations, saying ‘we are responding’. The President, however, kept mum on the …

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PLATEAU STATE GOVERNOR RELAXES CURFEW

Following resolutions reached at a high level stakeholders’ meeting chaired by the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. Simon Bako Lalong, one of which is the need for stakeholders to immediately engage their communities across the state in a systematic Peace dialogues aimed at de-escalating tension, the Government has decided to relax the curfew …

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Gunmen Kill 20 In Fresh Attack On Zamfara Village

At least 20 people were on Tuesday killed by gunmen in Tungar Kwana village in Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State, residents and police said. Residents said that the armed men arrived the community on motorbikes after blocking the community’s entry and exit points before unleashing terror on the defenceless residents. The resident alleged that …

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Obaseki gives prison escapees Friday ultimatum to return

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has given escapees from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre on Friday to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.   Following Monday’s jailbreaks in the two centres by hoodlums, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCOs) disclosed that 1,993 inmates escaped from their …

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Umahi Condemns Attack on Police Stations, Imposes 24-Hours Curfew in Ebonyi

The Ebonyi state governor David Umahi has condemned the attacks on police stations and the destruction of government infrastructures by hoodlums and cultists. The governor condemned the attacks during a live broadcast at government house, in Abakaliki, the state capital. Governor Umahi stated that the peaceful protest by the youths have been infiltrated by hoodlums …

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#EndSARS: At least 56 people killed in two weeks — Amnesty International

At least 56 people have died across Nigeria since the start of the #EndSARS protests against police brutality on October 8, with 38 of them killed on Tuesday alone largely due to the government’s crackdown, the human rights group, Amnesty International, said. Casualties include protesters, security officials and thugs who were allegedly hired by the authorities to …

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#EndSARS: ECOWAS Urges Nigerian Govt To Conduct Speedy Investigation Into Shootings

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has urged the Nigerian Government to conduct a speedy investigation in the shooting that occurred at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos State. In a statement on Wednesday, the body expressed its condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives during the …

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Senator i. D. Gyang condemns attempts to exploit ‘end sars’ protest

The Senator representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, Senator I. D. Gyang of has said he has observed with dismay how a peaceful “#EndSARS” protest by Nigerian youths was hijacked by hoodlums in Jos, the Plateau State capital on Tuesday 20th October to orchestrate ethnic and religious acrimony resulting in the destruction and looting …

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Prosecute soldiers involved in Lekki shootings, Reps tell Buhari

The minority caucus of the House of Representatives has called on the President, Muhammadu Buhari, to order the arrest and prosecution of soldiers who attacked #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday night. The Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, in a statement issued on Wednesday, “strongly” condemned the killing of “peaceful and unarmed” protesters by …

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