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BREAKING: Tension As Nigerian Musician, Davido, Joins Abuja Protest To Demand Justice For Victims Of SARS Brutality

Nigerian musician, David Adeleke widely known as Davido, has joined protesters in Abuja to demand justice for victims of brutality by personnel of the freshly disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

Davido had tweeted on Saturday that he would be joining the demonstration to demand the scrapping of the notorious unit of the Nigeria Police Force.


The arrival of the artiste sparked  jubilation among protesters while many rebuked him for joining the agitation late.

There is currently tension in the area leading to the Force headquarters as the musician and others march towards the police facility.

Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had earlier on Sunday announced the disbandment of SARS after days of public outrage across the country.


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#EndSARS: Kano Governor, Ganduje, Suspends Aide For Criticising Buhari On Twitter

Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State governor, has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Yakasai, for criticising President Muhammadu Buhari.

Yakasai had on his Twitter page said that the President had no empathy for failing to address Nigerians amid national outrage against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.


Reacting in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Muhammed Garba, the Kano State Government described Yakasai’s comments as unguarded utterances.

The statement reads, “Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has suspended his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, over some unguarded utterances on the person of President Muhammadu Buhari on the social media.

“The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who conveyed the governor’s directive in a statement this afternoon, said the suspension was with immediate effect.

“The governor, therefore, warned political appointees and public servants to guard against making statements capable of drawing unnecessary controversy and heating up the polity.”

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Oluwo Of Iwo’s Vehicle Stolen In Lagos Hotel

A Hilux vehicle belonging to the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi, has been stolen in a Lagos hotel.

It was learnt that the monarch had lodged in the hotel on Saturday night but discovered that the van used by his security escorts was missing on Sunday morning.


Chief Press Secretary to Oba Akanbi, Alli Ibraheem, in a statement on Sunday confirmed the incident.

He said, “This is to notify the public most especially security operatives that a hilux vehicle belonging to Oluwo was stolen overnight (11/10/2020) at Toilam Royal Hotel and suites, No 49 Igbosere Road L/Island, Lagos State.

“The Hilux is white in colour-the mirrors, windshield, engine and some other parts of the vehicle are engraved with “Oba Adewale Akanbi.

“Toyota Hilux chassis number- MFOFX22G6F1431653. If found, please call any of 08068211757, 08037868202.”

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BREAKING: Shortly After Disbanding SARS, Police Again Attack Protesters With Live Bullets, Teargas In Abuja

Despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, policemen have opened fire on protesters in front of the Nigeria Police Force headquarters to demand justice for victims of extrajudicial killings by the unit.

The crowd was attacked while marching towards the police facility.





 

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BREAKING: Despite Disbandment Of SARS, Protesters In Abuja Demand Justice For Victims Of Police Brutality

Despite the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters are currently marching towards the Nigeria Police Force headquarters in Abuja to demand justice for victims of police brutality and extrajudicial killings by the unit.

The crowd vowed not to back down until those that had been killed by the squad got justice and were adequately compensated.


The crowd also said that the announcement made by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, cannot be trusted.

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BREAKING: Governor Akeredolu Wins Ondo Governorship Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu winner of the Ondo State governorship election. 

The election was held in all the 18 local government areas of the state on Saturday.

Akeredolu, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, polled a total of 292,830 votes.

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The governor beat his closest rival, Eyitayo Jegede, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, who scored 195,791 votes. 

Mr Agboola Ajayi, deputy governor of the state and candidate of the Zenith Labour Party, came third with 69,127 votes.

The results was announced at the conclusion of counting on Sunday afternoon.

Abel Olayinka, Chief Returning Officer of INEC for the governorship election, announced the results on Sunday afternoon.

Akeredolu is returning for a second term in office. 

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UPDATE: Nigeria Police Boss, Adamu, Disbands SARS After Days Of Protests By Citizens

Mohammed Adamu, Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, has dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad after citizens called for the unit to be scrapped over rights violations.

Adamu in a Facebook Live broadcast to Nigerians on Sunday afternoon said, “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police is hereby dissolved and all officers serving within the unit are to be redeployed with immediate effect.

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“A new policing arrangement for tackling the offences of armed robbery and other violent crimes to be unveiled to the public soon.

“A citizen and strategic stakeholder forum will be launched to provide an avenue for citizens to regularly interface and advise the police authority on issues touching on the general public.

“To deal with report of crimes committed against citizens, an investigative team will be constituted which will include civil society organisations and culprits will be punished.”


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BREAKING: Ondo Deputy Governor, Ajayi, Fails To Win Local Government

Ondo State deputy governor, Agboola Ajayi, has failed to win the governorship election in his local government area.

Ajayi, who hails from Ese Odo LGA and campaigned under the Zenith Labour Party, lost to incumbent, Rotimi Akeredolu.

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Ajayi polled 4,760 votes to come second behind Akeredolu, who polled 13,383 votes in the LGA.

Akeredolu currently leads the poll after announcement of results from 18 LGAs.

He will be returned by the INEC returning officer any moment from now.

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BREAKING: Nigerian Government Bows To Citizens Demand, Disbands SARS

Nigeria’s Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad after days of protest against police brutality by the unit.

Adamu announced this in a Facebook Live address on Sunday.


 

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