#ENDSARS: Finally, President Muhammadu Buhari Makes Public Address To Nigerians

For about two weeks, Nigerian youths occupied the streets of major cities across Nigeria demanding an end to police brutality, which was occasioned by years the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) relating with Nigerians with brut force and sometimes leading to a number of extra-judicial killings. As the protest grew and received global reckoning from Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, the protesting youths demanded that the government disbands the notorious police unit among other four items, which the government accepted by disbanding SARS but immediately establishing the Special Weapon…

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The #ENDSARS Protests Capable Of Increasing COVID-19 Infections – SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Mr Boss Mustapha said he foresees a spike in the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak in the country in the next two weeks as a result of the teaming Nigerian youths that are protesting the #ENDSARS movement in the country. Mustapha said the prediction was due to the total disregard for the preventive measures against the virus exhibited by thousands of Nigerians protesting in the ongoing #ENDSARS campaign across various cities in the country.…

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Lagos Governor, Sanwo-Olu Begs #ENDSARS Protesters

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu holding the #ENDSARS banner in support of the #ENDpolicebrutality protests amid mad crowd in Lagos State but wants dialogue with the youths of Nigeria The Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, appealing to the #EndSARS protesters to leave the roads and embrace dialogue as the way forward. The Governor made the appeal on Monday at the swearing-in of members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution (JPIR) at the State House in Marina. Mr Sanwo-Olu admitted that the pain expressed, and concerns raised by the…

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Ondo State: INEC Declares Rotimi Akeredolu Of APC Winner Of Guber Election

Re-elected Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of All Progressive Congress (APC) Mr Rotimi Akeredolu winner of Ondo gubernatorial election, which held on Saturday October 10, 2020. Akeredolu beat his closest rival Mr Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who also lost to him in the previous election. The final result showed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) party, which has the incumbent Rotimi Akeredolu polled 292,830 to beat Ehitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who…

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Ondo State Elections A Battle For Three Political Parties, PDP, APC & ZLP

At the last count, 17 political parties, including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC), are fielding candidates in the Ondo State governorship election, which started this morning across the state. Despite the 17 candidates from the various political parties, there are only three main contestants and analysts have predicted the poll will largely be a three-horse race. The three parties are the ruling APC, PDP, and the Zenith Labour Party, with Akeredolu, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, and Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi as the respective candidates. The…

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Alleged Financial Infractions: Obasa, Lagos Speaker Answering Questions At EFCC

Mr Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly earlier today appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over allegations of financial misconduct where the agency is grilling him seriously. Spokesman of the anti-graft agency of the federal government, Mr Wilson Ewujaren, who confirmed the development said the speaker was at the EFCC on the invitation of the commission. Ewujaren said, “He came in the morning. He came on the invitation of the commission and he is with us.” However, the spokesperson of the EFCC…

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Ondo Governorship Election: Gov. Makinde, PDP Reject INEC’s Appointed Returning Officer

Governor Seyi Makinde of the PDP By Andrew Onyejuruuwa Ahead of the heated governorship election in Ondo State, scheduled to hold this weekend, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the appointment of the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Prof. Eyitope Ogungbenro Ogunbodede, as the Chief Returning Officer of the election. Governor of Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde who is also the Chairman of the PDP National Campaign Council (PDP NCC) stated this at a news conference in Akure. Makinde disclosed that the said Prof. Ogunbodede is a…

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1966 Coup Plotters Planned To Make Awolowo Head Of State — Oba Olutoye

His Royal Highness, Oba Retd. Major-General Olufemi Olutoye The Owa of Ido-Ani, Oba Olufemi Olutoye, is a retired Major-General in the Nigerian Army. In this interview with PETER DADA, he shares his experiences as a soldier and his level of involvement in the 1966 military coup Can you share your background with us? My name is Olufemi Olutoye. I was born in Ido Ani town, Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. I spent the early part of my childhood days in Benin City, Edo State, when my father was…

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Restructuring: Buhari’s Government Talking Down On Nigeria In Very Intemperate Language – SMBLF

Pastor Enoch Adeboye (left) recently joined a host of well-meaning Nigerians in calling President Muhammadu Buhari (right) and his APC to listen to the voice of reason and restructure the country The heated discussion on the restructuring of Nigeria in the face of increasing agitation by the different nationalities especially since the dawn of the current All Progressive Congress (APC) party came into existence has received the support of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum. The forum has described as “very uncouth and rude warning,” the statement issued by…

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Ondo State Governorship Election Will Be Violence-free Says IGP, INEC Boss

In what comes like a reassurance for voters in the forthcoming Ondo State governorship elections where the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) are the two topmost parties in competition, Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mr Abubakar Adamu, has said the police would be battle-ready for the Saturday governorship election in Ondo State. Although there is deep trust deficit between government authorities in the country and the citizenry, what happened during the Edo State elections, where about 30,000 policemen were deployed to monitor the election, which ensured…

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