#EndSARS Probe: ‘How my pregnancy was aborted during torture’

A school teacher, Mrs Nzube Obiechina, who was an alleged victim of police brutality in Lagos, on Saturday told the Lagos Judicial Panel how she lost her two months’ pregnancy while being tortured by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS, of the Nigeria Police Force. The proceedings kicked off with the tale […]

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Jegede challenges Akeredolu’s election at tribunal

By Banji Ayoola The candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, has approached the tribunal challenging the victory of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, at the exercise on the basis of alleged massive irregularities including vote-buying and intimidation of his party supporters. Akeredolu, the […]

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Oyetola hands over recovered items to owners

‘Looting done in 14 councils’ Osun State Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on Thursday handed over recovered belongings looted across the state to their owners. The Special Adviser on Special Duties to the Governor, who is also the Secretary of the Ad-hoc Committee on Recovery of Stolen Items, Mr. Samson Owoyokun, said looting was done in 14 […]

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Buhari laments deaths of pupils, others in Enugu crash

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, expressed sadness over a vehicle accident that claimed lives, including those of pupils of Presentation Nursery and Primary School in Mgbowu, Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State. His condolence message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled “President Buhari mourns […]

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Nigerians want end to killings as Muslims mark Eid-el Maulud

Muslim faithful celebrate Eid Maulud at Kaduna township stadium in Kaduna…yesterday Nigerians have called for an end to killings and other forms of violence that have, for long, plagued the country. The calls, amplified by Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), were contained in various messages of goodwill sent yesterday, to felicitate with the Nigerian Muslim faithful, […]

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#EndSARS: What former leaders told Buhari – Adesina

Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said the meeting between his boss and former Nigerian leaders on Friday, October 23, was “very touching, poignant”. He said they discussed issues surrounding the #EndSARS protests and the state of the nation. Adesina made this known in an article titled ‘#EndSARS: Inside […]

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Policemen didn’t shoot #EndSARS protesters contrary to Amnesty’s claim -IG

Police Inspector-General, Mohammed Adamu, has faulted reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officers shot at #EndSARS protesters. He described Amnesty’s report of October 21, 2020, that police personnel shot at peaceful protesters as “untrue, misleading and contrary to all available empirical evidence”. As reported by Punch, Adamu said police officers, instead, “acted […]

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#EndSARS: Inside Buhari’s meeting with ex leaders

Gen Yakubu Gowon, retired; Buhari By Femi Adesina It was very touching, poignant, as President Muhammadu Buhari met with all living former heads of state on October 23, 2020, to discuss the state of the nation. For about two weeks, the country had been suffused with unrest, later violence, precipitated by what began as legitimate protests against […]

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