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Nigeria police withdraw 60 VIPs, others’ escorts

Following the delay by about 60 prominent Nigerians and corporate entities to release Special Police operatives including Mobile Police personnel and Counter-Terrorism Unit attached to them, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has activated the order for the immediate withdrawal of police personnel.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Minister: No special salary structure for SWAT officers

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi, says selected cops for the Special Weapons and Tactics team will be placed on the same salary structure as their colleagues in other police formations and units.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, has called on the Nigerian Police to come up with new ideas to tackle the security challenges facing the country.

Minister urges Nigerians to shun incitement, support government

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, on Sunday appealed to Nigerians to shun all forms of incitement as peaceful ENDSARS protests had been hijacked by bad elements.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

#EndSARS: Reps committee visits IGP, seeks justice

Pursuant to its oversight functions, the House Committee on Police Affairs conferred with the Nigerian Police leadership at the weekend, reeling out imminent legislative measures to forestall future reoccurrence of the violence that attended the #EndSARS protests across the country.
The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Edward Egbuka, has described the youths as the greatest asset of the of nation.

Plateau CP: Youths Nigeria’s greatest asset

The Commissioner of Police in Plateau, Mr Edward Egbuka, has described the youths as the greatest asset of the of nation.
Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji, has enjoined the Feminist Coalition not to stop receiving donations supporting the #EndSARS protesters.

#EndSARS: Nollywood actress urges Feminist Coalition not to stop accepting donations

Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.

#EndSARS: PDP advises Nigerian government to set up independent panel

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged the Federal Government to immediately set up an independent judicial panel to look into the role of security agencies’ handling of the youth’ peaceful protests.

#EndSARS: PDP lawmakers urge President Buhari to address the nation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the alleged attack and killings of peaceful protesters by security agents in Lagos state.
Men in Military uniform reportedly stormed the venue of the #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos, last night, shooting indiscriminately to disperse them.

Catholic Secretariat urges government to empanel committee to end protests

Department of Church and Society of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (DCSCSN), has called on the Federal Government to empanel a committee of elder statesmen, civil society groups and the Youth to redefine the rules of engagement and proffer solutions to the nationwide protests.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) said that the Nigerian economy has lost over N700 billion to the #EndSARS protests over the last 12 days.

#EndSARS: Protesters block major roads in Ibadan

The nationwide protest against police brutality continued on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

#EndSARS: The generation that said ‘Enough’

The poem quoted above: “The Second Coming” by Irish poet William Butler Yeats (1919) is probably one of the most adapted and quoted poems in world literature, and in politics and culture, to describe moments of anxiety, uncertainty and a seeming “slouching towards” chaos and anarchy in any community.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Edo election: NSCDC deploys 13,3111 personnel, 60 sniffer dogs

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed no fewer than 13,3111 personnel alongside 60 sniffer dogs to ensure security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

Expert: Revival of ailing industries will strengthen currency

Mr Promise Amahah, an economic expert says revamping ailing industries and economic diversification in the country will help to strengthen the value of the Naira among world currencies.
LAHORE - Pakistan's ailing former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, who was jailed on money-laundering and corruption charges, has remained in a government hospital where he was taken last week after suffering a heart attack.

Pakistani ailing former premier granted permission to travel for medical treatment

Sharif, 69, was given a seven-year jail term by an anti-graft court in 2018 for corruption and money laundering. But doctors say his health has deteriorated because he is suffering from multiple medical complications.
Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, has been hospitalised after suffering heart problems. - Reuters

Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former premier

A Pakistani court granted bail on Friday to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on medical grounds, a lawyer for Sharif said.

Health condition of ex-premier Nawaz Sharif worries Pakistanis

A team of Pakistani doctors is struggling to determine the cause of the deteriorating health condition of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving a seven-year sentence on corruption charges.
Ghana’s Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that three Nigerians, and not four as earlier reported, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian women in Kumasi.

Three Nigerians arrested for allegedly kidnapping Canadians in Ghana

Ghana’s Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has said that three Nigerians, and not four as earlier reported, were arrested in connection with the kidnapping of two Canadian women in Kumasi.
President Muhammadu Buhari took his campaign for a second term in office to Bauchi state, and was received by massive turnout of supporters.-10

Elections: 800,000 strong member Atiku Abubakar group joins President Buhari’s campaign

The Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation supporting the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari says it has officially received a group, South West Arise for Atiku, into its fold.

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Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

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We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

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