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Nigerian newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Right here is at present’s abstract from Nigerian Newspapers:

1. Because the protest in opposition to SARS continues throughout the nation, some youths Friday stormed the headquarters of the just lately disbanded police arm, SARS in Anambra, insisting on looking out the compound. This was primarily based on their perception that some suspects had been often killed and buried contained in the compound housing the SARS workplaces. However makes an attempt by the protesters to entry the compound was rebuffed by armed safety males, leading to an argument.

2. Rev Tola Oyediran, daughter of Obafemi Awolowo is useless. Oyediran, who’s the eldest little one of Awolowo died on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 79 years. She was billed to have fun her eightieth birthday on December 1. Till her loss of life, she was the Chairman, Board of Administrators of African Newspapers of Nigeria ( ANN) publishers of Tribune titles. Previous to her loss of life, the deceased was stated to be hale and hearty.

3. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Lauretta Onochie as an Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) Commissioner. Onochie is Buhari’s Particular Assistant on social media. Yekini Nabena, in an announcement stated the PDP must be reminded that one in every of its card-carrying members, Dr. Johnson Alalibo is the present Edo State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC). The social gathering stated for the PDP, Onochie’s capability and effectiveness as a public servant and senior social media skilled quantities to partisanship.

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4. The Twitter account of the Nationwide Broadcasting Fee (NBC) was on Friday hacked. The hackers put up a message threatening to disclose secrets and techniques of the Nigerian authorities. This, in response to them was a part of the protest in opposition to police brutality and a name for an finish to the operations of SARS.

5. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated he’s not a celebration to the directive by the Nationwide Government Council, NEC for Governors to arrange a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to research actions of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, of their numerous states. NEC, after its assembly on Thursday, had directed the fast institution of state-based Judicial Panels of Inquiry to research complaints of police brutality or associated further judicial killings. Wike, in an interview on a dwell tv programme questioned who will fund the panel of inquiry. He added that state governors can’t take cost of tactical instructions as a result of they can not make use of or self-discipline anybody who errs.

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6. Former Governor, Gbenga Daniel of Ogun State, on Friday declared his help for Nigerian youths who’ve been on the streets to name for an finish to police brutality and operations of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Drive. Gbenga Daniel, in an announcement on his social media handles, stated Finish SARS is the subjective situation for an impending revolution on the journey in the direction of restructuring of the nation’s political system.

7. The Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has condemned the assault on the Finish SARS protesters by hoodlums within the state on Friday. Photos and movies from among the protesters confirmed some hoodlums armed with machetes and different harmful weapons attacking protesters marching alongside Ring Highway, killing one and injuring a number of others. Reacting, the Governor in an announcement launched on Friday night, ordered the state Police Command to offer sufficient safety for the protesters as they train their rights as involved Nigerians.

8. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Friday, addressed youths of the state who visited him on the Authorities Home, Enugu, to press additional their demand for an finish to police brutality in Nigeria. Gov. Ugwuanyi who described the protest as a solemn second for the nation, referred to as for prayers and a minute silence for the departed souls of victims of extra-judicial killings within the nation.

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9. The Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Aleredolu, on Friday recognized with youths protesting in opposition to police brutality within the state. Akeredolu recommended the protesting youths for bringing an finish to the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS, unit of the Nigeria Police Drive, NPF. The governor additionally disclosed {that a} committee has been set as much as tackle the problem of illegality, extortion and harassment by police.

10. Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has apologized to Nigerians and in addition admitted and faulted the Federal Authorities for not shifting quicker in addressing the calls for of Nigerians calling for a complete ban of the Particular Anti-Theft Squad, SARS unit of the police. Osinbajo, in a collection of tweets on Friday evening, stated he is aware of many Nigerians are indignant, and that their anger was justified. The VP assured that efforts are being made to handle the calls for of aggrieved Nigerians.

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