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Commuters groan as #EndSARS protesters take over major road in Ikorodu 

 Lukman Olabiyi Residents of Ikorodu area of Lagos State on Friday felt the heat of #EndSARS campaign as protesters blocked Lagos Road at Ogolonto, making inward and outward movement into the area impossible.  The protesters were seen carrying placards with different inscriptions  to continue their demonstration against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) , a unit …
The Sun Nigeria.

EndSARS: Ohanaeze to S’ East politicians, speak out or risk 2023 ambition

 Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri The youth wing of the Igbo apex social cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged politicians from the zone to speak out on the nationwide  protest against the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector  General of Police (IGP) Muhammed Adamu or risk support from the public on their …
The Sun Nigeria.



Police Reform: LSSTF advocates for proper leadership, training , funding 

 Christopher Oji The Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF)  has said that  adquate funding, proper leadership training  and retraining of  the  Nigeria Police would play a vital role in police reformation.  In a statement by the Executive Secretary/CEO LSSTF , Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun, he stated that it was evident that the role the fund has played over …
The Sun Nigeria.

Bauchi LG Election: Electoral body distributes sensitive material. for saturday’s polls, recruits 19,000 adhoc staff

Paul Orude, Bauchi   Bauchi State Independent Electoral Commission (BASIEC) has begun distribution of all sensitive materials ahead of Saturday local government election in the state. Speaking while flagging off the materials distribution exercise in Bauchi Thursday, the State Electoral Commissioner, Alhaji Dahiru Tata disclosed that arrangements had been completed for the smooth and safe …
The Sun Nigeria.

NNL: We train via online, video, says EFCC FC coach

The Head Coach of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) FC, Kabiru Sanni, says the team has been training through videos and online, to keep fit ahead of the 2020/2021 Nigeria National League (NNL) season. Sanni told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that the COVID-19 pandemic had made them to train …
The Sun Nigeria.

Czech Republic recalls doctors from abroad as virus cases rise

The Czech Republic’s Health Minister on Friday echoed a call for doctors working abroad to return and support their hospital colleagues as the country reports increased cases of coronavirus. Minister Roman Prymula welcomed the call by the country’s medical association (CLK), saying “we are grateful for every helping hand.’’ Medical association chairman Milan Kubek wrote to …
The Sun Nigeria.

Lagos Buses Services resume operations after 18 hours

 The high capacity buses being operated by the Lagos Bus Services Limited (LBSL) resumed operations on Friday 18 hours after they were withdrawn from their routes.   The Head of Public Affairs Unit of LBSL, Mr Afolabi Olawale, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.   He said …
The Sun Nigeria.



Court dissolves 18-month-old marriage because wife beats husband

A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Friday dissolved an 18-month-old marriage between an artisan, Musibau Alimi and his wife, Bolaji, because she beats him and has threatened to cause him harm. Delivering judgment, President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade said the marriage was dissolved inorder for the couple not to resort to ”self-help”. …
The Sun Nigeria.

#EndSARS: Make Varsity, Poly certificates minimum entry into Police — Don

 Prof. Oyesoji Aremu, a Counselling and Criminal Justice expert from the University of Ibadan, says that to address holistically, issues raised by Nigerian youths, recruitment policies of the police should be based on University and Polytechnic qualifications. Aremu, who made the suggestion in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the #EndSARS …
The Sun Nigeria.

Gov. Wike Pre-Season Tourney begins Nov. 1

The 2nd Gov. Wike Nyesom Pre-Season Tournament will hold from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, at Sharks Stadium, Port Harcourt, according to the Coordinator, Bashir Badawiy. Badawiy told newsmen in Ilorin on Friday that all teams were expected to arrive on Oct. 30, while accreditation and draws would hold on Nov. 1. Badawiy, who is …
The Sun Nigeria.

LAWSAN launches Prada Uzodimma Law School scholarship

  The Law Students’ Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) is glad to launch the Prada O. Uzodimma Law School Annual Scholarship. Our Correspondent learnt that the philanthropic program, which is in tandem with the goals of the Emmanuel Nwobodo-led LAWSAN administration to provide support for indigent law students and encourage excellence among LAWSANites, is fully funded …

Police: Two killed during Lagos #EndSARS protest

  The Lagos State Police Command has said that two persons died in a road accident that occurred during an #EndSARS protest in the state. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Friday. He said one of the #EndSARS protesters, identified as Nike, has been arrested for driving …

Our Twitter account has been hacked, NBC confirms

  The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has confirmed that its Twitter account has been hacked, stating that they are working on the retrieval. This happened barely 48 hours after viral audio released by an ‘anonymous’ supported the #EndSARS protest, thereby giving the government 72 hours or risked hacking. The NBC official Twitter account tweeted randomly …

Report: Hackers hit NBC, vow to expose govt secrets

  The Twitter account of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been hacked. The hackers put up a message threatening to reveal secrets of Nigerian authorities. “We #Anonymous are out to expose government’s secret and dirty files,” it read. “Put an #ENDTOPOLICEBRUTALITY #Twitterdown #NBChacked,” the message added. The website was also not opening as at 9:25 …

EPL: Bale to make second Spurs debut on Sunday

  Tottenham Hotspur coach Jose Mourinho has hinted that Wales star Gareth Bale could make his second Tottenham Hotspur debut against West Ham on Sunday. Bale re-joined Spurs nearly a month ago from La Liga champions Real Madrid, but he is yet to make an appearance for the North London side, having had to work …

Dollar heads for weekly gain as pandemic recovery stalls

  The dollar was headed for its best week of the month on Friday, as surging coronavirus cases and stalled progress toward U.S. stimulus had nervous investors seeking safe assets. As fresh curbs to combat COVID-19 were introduced in Europe and Britain, the world’s reserve currency surged to a two-week high of 93.910 against a …

Trump Supreme Court pick heads toward Senate vote despite Democratic protests

  The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Thursday moved a step closer to confirming President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court choice Amy Coney Barrett, with the Judiciary Committee scheduling an October 22 vote on her nomination despite Democratic objections. The fourth and final day of the committee’s confirmation hearing for the conservative appellate judge wrapped up …

Black man serving life for stealing hedge clippers paroled

  A Black man whose life sentence for making off with hedge clippers in a 1997 burglary drew scathing criticism from the chief justice of Louisiana’s Supreme Court was granted parole Thursday. The 3-0 vote during an online meeting of the Committee on Parole means freedom, with conditions, for Fair Wayne Bryant. Louisiana’s Supreme Court …

Poland imposes new restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to spike

    Poland announced new restrictions on Thursday to curb the coronavirus pandemic, including limits on opening hours for bars and restaurants, sports events and schools in some areas as it faced another daily record spike in infections. “I am calling on all elderly people to stay home…we will win this fight, but only if …

Tanzania deploys chopper to boost fight to douse Kilimanjaro fires

  Tanzania said on Thursday it had deployed a helicopter to bolster its efforts to put out a blaze that has been burning on Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, in the East African country’s north. “In order to increase efficiency in containing the fire, we have started using a helicopter since this afternoon,” Hamisi Kigwangalla, minister for …

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