Boundary dispute claims nine lives in Delta

At least nine people have been killed in Delta State following a resumption of hostilities between two neighbouring communities involved in a boundary dispute. The incident happened at a boundary between Oleh and Ozoro communities. The two communities which are in Isoko South and North local government areas of the state are presently embroiled in renewed hostilities. The two communities have been having an intractable dispute with intermittent clashes. The incident caused pandemonium in the two communities with the victims of the clash from both sides. Oleh, which is the…

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Motorists groan as protesters block Abuja airport road, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Third Mainland Bridge

The #EndSARS protesters on Friday defied the Federal Capital Territory minister’s directive banning protests in the FCT as they shut down the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Road, Abuja. The mammoth crowd massed at the city gate causing a serious traffic gridlock on the busy highway, which was said to have prevented some travelers from accessing the airport on time to board their flights. The FCT Security Committee chaired by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello, had stopped street rallies which he said violated the COVID-19 protocols.  He also directed the security…

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Nigeria’s rising inflation worrisome, experts say

Two financial experts on Friday expressed concerns over the country’s rising inflation rate and urged the Federal Government to revisit the borders closure. They said this in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos while reacting to the September inflation figure released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) on Thursday. The Consumer Price Index report released by the NBS said that the nation’s headline inflation rose by 0.49 basis points in September to 13.71 per cent from 13.22 per cent recorded in August. NAN reports…

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Two killed as thugs attack #EndSARS protesters in Edo

No fewer than two people were feared dead Friday when hooldums attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Benin-City, capital of Edo State. The state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, swiftly condemned the attack on the #EndSARS protesters by the unidentified hoodlums, noting that a thorough investigation would commence immediately to bring the culprits to justice. Obaseki charged the Police Command to come out in full force to provide adequate security to the protesters, as they were exercising their rights as concerned citizens of Nigeria. “I have just learnt that hoodlums have attacked…

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181 students, staff of Lagos school contract COVID-19

The Lagos State Government has confirmed one hundred and eighty one positive COVID-19 cases in a private boarding school in Lekki. The Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi, who made this known said one hundred and eighty one students and staff members of a private school located in a suburb of Lekki tested positive for COVID19 during surveillance and case investigation in the school. Giving details of the investigation, Professor Abayomi explained that a 14-year-old SS1 female student fell ill on the 3rd of this month and was sent home…

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Police Service Commission to dismiss 37 ex-SARS officers

No fewer than 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad have been pencilled down for dismissal from service. The Police Service Commission (PSC) is also expected to order the prosecution of 24 other ex-SARS operatives for various acts of professional misconduct.  Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, who broke the news on Friday, said a presidential panel set up on the reform of SARS, made the recommendation. He said the panel had among other things investigated allegations of human rights violations and abuse of office against SARS and recommended reform…

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Kaduna govt appoints judicial panel of inquiry into police brutality

Kaduna State Government has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry into acts of police brutality in the state. A statement by the Special adviser to the state governor on Media and Communication Mr Muyiwa Adekeye says this follows the resolution of the National Economic Council committing state governors to this and other steps to ensure accountability in the operations of police units in their states. The Statement explains that, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into acts of brutality by police units in Kaduna Sate will be inaugurated on Monday, 19th…

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#EndInsecurityNow: Security agencies are trying to stop our protest – CNG

The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said security operatives have made efforts to stop its planned protest in Kano scheduled for Saturday (today). It also said its members were detained in Gombe before a scheduled protest earlier yesterday. According to the group’s spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleiman, CNG would go ahead with tomorrow’s protest despite what he described as an attempt to suppress their right. He said: “Security agencies are trying to stop our protest in Kano tomorrow. They called and asked us not to go ahead with the protest. Our…

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