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The Oyo State government has set up a 500-million-naira compensation fund for the victims of police brutality in the state. Seyi Makinde, the state governor disclosed this yesterday at a stakeholder meeting by in Ibadan, the capital city. “Let me also state that we have set up an initial Five Hundred Million Naira Compensation Fund for victims of injustice,” he said. The governor encouraged residents of the state that have suffered any form of injustice...

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says engagement with the Nigerian youths has to be transparent and honest in order to build a progressive society and nation. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement in Abuja, said the Vice President received at the Presidential Villa, the executive committee of the Young Parliamentarians Forum, led by its Chairman, Simon Elisha, on Tuesday. The Vice President said that the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) were not done on the basis...

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The Federal Government says 10 new airports will be constructed across the country to boost civil aviation. The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, announced this on Tuesday in Abuja when he appeared before the Senate Committee on Aviation for the 2021 budget defence by the ministry and its agencies. Sirika said that the civil aviation had witnessed growth saying that the number of airports in the country had increased. “There are airports coming up...

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC),  has confirmed 113 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with three additional coronavirus-related deaths in 11 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Tuesday. The public health agency said that the new infections bring the nation’s total number of infections to 62,224. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the data released by the agency shows that 345 new patient...

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Nigerians are governed by people who do not care so much about their basic needs, as much as they care about the luxury they enjoy with public money. ―Ebuka Onyekwelu As of now, it is clear to every discerning mind that what is going on across several states of Nigeria is no longer the #End SARS campaign, but a dangerous development that can so easily slip into chaotic anarchy. The situation as it is, can...

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Although the US has its police issues, Nigeria can borrow and integrate the acceptable practices of criminal justice reforms from the US and other parts of the world. —Dr. I. D. Onwudiwe Due to the incessant killings of Nigerian youths by SARS and the resulting dilemma, Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Wizkid, a famous young musician, staged the EndSARS protests in London on October 11, 2020.  His efforts and actions exposed police brutality and its accompanying violations...

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Nigerians on the microblog, Twitter, have questioned the oath of secrecy administered on members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu. The oath of secrecy administered on members read in part, “I solemnly swear/affirm that I will not directly or indirectly communicate or reveal any matter to any person which shall be brought under my consideration or shall come to my knowledge in the discharge of...

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The governor of Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano, today visited the vandalized and burnt Area Command Police Station in Nnewi, to assess the level of damage done by hoodlums on the station. The governor’s visit is coming six days after the the Nnewi Central Police station and the Area Command in Nnewi, were vandalized, looted and set ablaze by hoodlums. Speaking during the visit, the Anambra state Commissioner of Police, John Abang, who was among...

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By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, Regional Correspondent A renowned Jalingo based business tycoon Chief Uche Obi has again escaped death by whiskers when hoodlums attacked his private school, filling station and warehouse in Jalingo, Taraba state capital. The hoodlums seized on the curfew imposed by the Taraba State Government in the wake of the violence and looting that engulfed the state in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests in the country, to carry out the attack. Chief Uche Obi ...

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Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 And Beyond (ASCAB) has identified the barracks of the soldiers who opened fire on protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. He disclosed this during an interview with ARISE TV on Monday. Falana, who is chairman of ASCAB, said the group has been able to trace the barracks where the soldiers came from. “We have already identified the barracks where the soldiers left for...

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