Breaking News in Nigeria Today : Tuesday 20th October 2020

Breaking News in Nigeria Today Tuesday 20th October 2020

Here are some of the Breaking News in Nigeria Today Tuesday 20th October 2020 on some of the nation newspapers .

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#EndSARS: Lagos, Plateau, five others set up judicial panels

Not more than seven states have so far established state-based judicial panels of inquiry to investigate complaints of police brutality or related extrajudicial killings with a view to delivering justice for all victims of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS) and other police units as directed by the National Economic Council (NEC) on Thursday last …

Igbo presidency’ll address marginalization of S’East –Nweze

Chief Chaka Nweze is a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State. In this interview with UCHENNA INYA, he says a president of Igbo extraction in 2023, will address complaints of imbalance by the South-East seems that most people in the South-East are divided over seeking for the presidency of the country in …



Maina’s surety: Court threatens to order Ndume’s detention

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday gave Senator Ali Ndume 21-day ultimatum to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is standing trial before the court over allegation bothering on money laundering to the tune N2 billion The decision of the court was premised on Maina’s …

NHRC to AGF: Prosecute 35 indicted SARS operatives

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called for the prosecution of 35 police officers indicted in a report of the Presidential Investigation Panel on allegations of human rights violations against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The call was made in Abuja, yesterday, when NHRC submitted the report to the Attorney-General of the Federation …

Govs: Thugs’ve hijacked EndSARS protests

…say demands creating uncertainty Nigerian governors have called for an end to the #End- SARS protests across the country, warning that continuation would expose the fragile economic fundamentals of the country. The governors, who held emergency meeting on Sunday, condemned the attack on Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, by armed persons while he was addressing …

PTF: #EndSARS, metaphor for societal ills

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID- 19) has said the ongoing protest for the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and end to police brutality (#EndSARS) by the youth goes beyond mere demand for police reforms. Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, in his comments at a press briefing of the body in …

Akwa Ibom raises panel on Police brutality

The Akwa Ibom government has raised an eight-member judicial panel to investigate police brutality which has sparked a nationwide protest with other demands including the restructuring of the country and good governance. This is coming after protesters calling for the end to killings by police blockedmajor roadsinUyo, the state capital. Emmanuel Ekuwem, Secretary to the …



Shiites mark 5 years of Zaria crisis with protest in Kaduna

Members of the Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky led Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN) also known as Shiites, yesterday in Kaduna protested the five years remembrance of their clash with soldiers in Zaria. IMN, which describes the clash as a ‘massacre’ against their members, asked Nigerians and other Muslims to speak against what they called the injustice …

Amaechi calls for unity among South-East, South-South

…lists projects in the regions, challenges, progress Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has called on the people of the South- East and South-South to love themselves and work together in unity to foster growth in the two regions. Amaechi made the call during an interactive session with the South-East, South- South Professionals of Nigeria …

Lawmakers, stakeholders push for local content law for petroleum sector

National Assembly members and stakeholders in the oil and gas sector yesterday commended the move to enact a law that would ensure implementation of local content in the petroleum industry. They expressed their views at a public hearing of the joint National Assembly Committees on Local Content, aimed at harmonising three bills meant to end …

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