Guardian Newspaper Headlines Today Tuesday 13th October 2020

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Senate confirms appointment of 8 nominees as Justices of Supreme Court

The Senate has confirmed the nominations of eight Justices of the Court of Appeal as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
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IGP announces new squad “SWAT” to replace SARS

Nigeria’s head of police Mohammad Adamu has established a new Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) squad to “fill the gaps” left by the notorious police unit Federal Special Anti-robbery squad (FSARS). The force spokesman Frank Mba said the IGP had also ordered all personnel of the disbanded SARS to report at force headquarters in Abuja …
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#EndSARS protests spread to more states

Day after day, the campaign against police brutality in Nigeria continues to gain strong momentum. Undaunted by restriction from government security agents, Nigerians youths continue to agitate for an end to brutality, extortion, harassment, and extrajudicial killing by police. The agitations started first in Lagos and Abuja last Wednesday. It has now gained national momentum …
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Nigerians stage fresh protests over police brutality

Thousands of Nigerians took to the streets in a string of cities once again Tuesday for fresh protests against police brutality, bringing traffic to a standstill in economic hub Lagos.
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SARS dissolution: A test of government’s responsiveness?

On Oct. 8, a wave of protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigeria Police Force erupted in many cities across the country.
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#EndSARS: House of Reps to include compensation for victims in 2021 budget

Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Tuesday assured families of victims of police brutality, extortion, harassment and extrajudicial killing of adequate compensation Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila made the disclosure during Tuesday’s plenary session. Gbajabiamila announced that adequate compensation will be made for families of those who lost their lives as a result …
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FG okays #EndSARS protesters’ ‘5for5’ demands

Nigerian Government on Tuesday agreed to meet the five demands of the #EndSARS protesters. Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, convened a meeting with stakeholders, in a move to meet sundry demands including halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens. This came Tuesday following directives by President Muhammadu Buhari on the …
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Two police died, 8 others injured in Ondo autocrash

Two police officers on Tuesday died in a fatal autocrash, in Akure South Council, while eight others were seriously injured in the accident. According to a Federal Road Safety Corp coded report, the accident happened at 11:20am yesterday morning along KM 2 Oba Ile Road, close to Joe Jane Hotel, Oba-Ile, in Akure North LGA …
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FG moves to check abuses of recovered loots

The Senate on Tuesday received an Executive bill aimed at addressing the lack of transparency and accountability associated with the management of recovered funds by anti-corruption agencies in the country. If the Bill is passed into law, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC), the Code of Conduct Bureau, may …
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French ambassador to Nigeria commissions water treatment project at Fan Milk factory in Ibadan

On 12 October 2020 the French Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Jérôme Pasquier, visited Fan Milk Plc.’s factory in Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State (Fan Milk is a Danone subsidiary). The Ambassador’s delegation included Mr. Pascal Furth, Economic Counsellor, Mrs. Laurence Monmayrant, Consul General of France in Lagos and Dr Sonia Darracq, Regional Agricultural Counsellor. …
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