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#EndSARS: FG to set Judicial Panels of Inquiry to receive complaints and investigate Police brutality

The panel assignment is expected to be concluded within 6 months.

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The Federal Government has directed the immediate establishment of Judicial Panels of Inquiry to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extrajudicial killings.

The PA to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on Thursday evening via his Twitter handle.

He tweeted, “The National Economic Council (NEC) chaired by VP Osinbajo, has directed the immediate establishment of Judicial Panels of Inquiry to receive and investigate complaints of Police brutality or related extrajudicial killings, the assignment to be concluded within 6 months (max.).”

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Nairametrics reported a few hours ago that the Lagos state government has arrested and currently probing police officers that were involved in brutalizing protesters at the Surulere protest venue.

This was disclosed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, via his verified Twitter handle on Thursday.

According to the Governor, the Lagos Commissioner of Police arrested the officers and an orderly room trial has begun.

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“The officers are Inspector Bagou Michael, Inspector Ekpoudom Etop, Sgt Nnamdi Majura, and Sgt. Akinyemi Benson. They are facing orderly room trials immediately and be rest assured that we will follow up on these trials.”

He added that after meetings with the President, IGP, Lagos CP, and the NGF today, he is confident that Lagos is building trust with the #EndPoliceBrutality protesters in the state.

Abiola has spent about 14 years in journalism. His career has covered some top local print media like TELL Magazine, Broad Street Journal, The Point Newspaper. The Bloomberg MEI alumni has interviewed some of the most influential figures of the IMF, G-20 Summit, Pre-G20 Central Bank Governors and Finance Ministers, Critical Communication World Conference. The multiple award winner is variously trained in business and markets journalism at Lagos Business School, and Pan-Atlantic University. You may contact him via email - [email protected]

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  1. Anonymous

    October 15, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    When are they going to remove the Service Chiefs that have supervised the killing of non-Fulani Nigerians?

  2. Aliyyu

    October 16, 2020 at 12:00 am

    This protest will continue ontill justice is done,and all the life’s lost in this protest is been compensanted duely,and the perpetrators brought to book.#END SARS#

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Federal Government declares Thursday October 29 public holiday, to mark Eidl-Mawlid

Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a public holiday to mark the Eidul-Mawlid.

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The Federal Government has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020 as a public holiday to mark the Eidul-Mawlid.

This disclosure was made by the honourable Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola congratulated muslim faithfuls both at home and abroad for the opportunity to observe this year’s celebration. He further enjoined them to show love, patience and perseverance.

In the light of the aforementioned facts, the minister urged Muslims to detest or shun lawlessness, looting and daylight robbery which undermine National security and safety.

Ogbeni Aregbesola, who described the youths as the hope and future of the nation, advised them to deepen democracy and not dampen it.

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For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process.

What you should know:

Eid Mawlid is an annual celebration for Muslims meant to marked the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed.

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President Buhari reappoints Yakubu as INEC Chairman for second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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INEC to introduce election results viewing portal, INEC headquarters gutted by fire

President Muhammadu Buhari has reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term.

This disclosure was made by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term in office’.

The statement read, “President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office.’

Details later…

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#EndSARS protest: Hoodlums loot 110 tractors in Yola

Hoodlums looted the North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Warehouse In Yola state.

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#EndSARS protest: Hoodlums loot 110 tractors in Yola

Due to the ongoing demonstrations against police brutality tagged “EndSARS” protest, hoodlums have stolen at least 110 tractors and other farm implements from the North East Commodity Association (NECAS) Warehouse In Yola.

Confirming this development to TheVanguard, was the chairman of NECAS, Alhaji Sadiq Umar-Daware, who also revealed that the hoodlums also broke into the main warehouses of the Rice Farmers Association and Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria, carting away valuables which include farm inputs and fertilisers.

READ: CBN to offer Niger Delta rice farmers single-digit loan 

What they are saying

Commenting on the latest development, Mr. Umar-Daware, said: “They did not only took tonnes of produce, but they also made away with the farm inputs for the dry season farming and the offices of Rice Farmers Association, Maize Farmers Association of Nigeria (MFAN) and the NECAS were also looted and vandalised.

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Commenting further, he said: “What they took away include tonnes of rice, beans, maize, sorghum and millets, and computers, tables, chairs, office equipment, water dispensers and cash,’’ he said.

Mr. Umar noted that complaints have been forwarded to security agencies, although the organization is still awaiting a formal response. He, however, urged people in Adamawa and its environs to be on the lookout for anybody in possession of the tractors, and report to NECAS, RIFAN and MFAN officials for recovery and necessary action.

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What you should know

NECAS is involved in agriculture-related services and human capacity development across the North-East region States of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe.

Since its establishment in 2018, the association has expanded its scope of activities, especially through the Federal Government, CBN’s Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP), mechanisation drive, and partnerships with development agencies.

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