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#ENDSARS: “Each State is to set up a panel for compensation to all victims and see to it that the necessary compensation is made to those who deserve them” – Nigeria Governor’s Forum

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Nigeria Governor’s Forum has issued a press release on the current happenings in Nigeria regarding the citizens protest against the police.

They stated in their release that their states will set up a fund to compensate the victims in the protest. Read the full statement below:

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“Governors were unanimous in their support for the IGP and endorsed his plan to carry out far-reaching reforms geared towards greater effectiveness, accountability and transparency; Members called for increased regularity in the meetings of the Nigeria Police Council in order for it to effectively carry out its regulatory and supervisory roles as contained in the Nigerian Constitution. On the IGP’s plan to create SWAT, Governors stated that even though the effort might be necessary and in good faith, they argued that the timing is inauspicious as the mood of the nation negates it and may understandably be misinterpreted as a surreptitious move to dress FSARS in another garb;

Governors agreed that there was need for greater consultation with the public before any decision is take. Governors advised the IGP to immediately convene a meeting of all stakeholders and agree on a format of engagement with all State officials in order to address concerns; and that State leadership should meet simultaneously nationwide, to address matters arising.

Governors emphasized that reforms must include the training and retraining of operatives on the rules of engagement with the general public; Policing in Nigeria must ensure freedom for all Nigerians to carry out their lawful and legitimate businesses anywhere in the country without fear of harassment, intimidation or molestation. Governors advised that throughout the reform process, the room for consultation may include sessions and direct feedback from the public, stressing that there is no single solution that applies to all the 36 States of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Governors were unequivocal that all police officers who participated in the abuse or actions that might have led to injury or the death of innocent citizens must be fished out and brought to book while other Nigerians who have been adversely affected by police brutality or other actions that were injurious to them or their loved ones, should be compensated. Each State is to set up a panel for compensation to all victims and see to it that the necessary compensation is made to those who deserve them. This must be systematically done to ensure that nobody who deserves to be compensated, is left out

The Forum directed its Secretariat to work with the police authority to develop a framework for setting up a panel of enquiry across all States to determine claims and compensation; Governors are aware that some States have already started engaging protesters and urged all States that have not commenced same to invite all stakeholders in the matter to resolve these issues.

Members also recommended that the IGP, the Police Service Commission and the Nigeria Police Council should immediately review the Remuneration and Emoluments of police officers and explore ways to fund this in order to incentivize and motivate police officers who have pledged themselves in service of the country.

Governors enjoined the IGP to be ready to forge stronger partnerships with State governments and the civil society to improve civil relations between the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Public.”

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Lekki TOll Gate: “All We Can Do Is To Pray For Nigeria” – Ka3na Loses Hope In Nigeria

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Ka3na has expressed her total loss of hope in Nigeria after main social media platforms started flagging posts relating to ENDSARS and Lekki Toll Gate shooting.

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She took to her Instagram page to say that, as it stands now the only thing they can do is to offer prayer for Nigeria and nothing more.

She captioned:

IF FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM CAN TAKE DOWN OUR POSTS AND WARN AGAINST PUTTING UP POST OF HOW OUR GOVERNMENT ARE KILLING INNOCENT AND UNARMED PROTESTERS, WHAT MORE CAN WE DO??🤕🤬 I AM PAINED!!! I’M DONE!!!

ALL WE CAN DO NOW IS PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY NIGERIA 🇳🇬

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EndSARS: President Buhari Cautions Security Agencies Not To Worsen The Situation

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Recent reports confirm that President Muhammadu Buhari has given out specific instructions to all the security agencies in the country cautioning them not to overstep their boundaries and make the situation worse than it is.

Based on a recent statement released by the National Security Adviser Major General Babagana Monguno (retd), it was assured that President Buhari will soon declare strict measures with regards to the ongoing protest against police brutality in a couple of hours.

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Adding that President Buhari has given directions to the government to do the necessary things to be able to bring about an agreeable resolution to the ongoing crisis.

Babagana Monguno made this disclosure in the course of briefing State House correspondents at the end of the National Security Council meeting which was presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He said:

“It is not Mr. President’s desire to see any unwanted loss of lives and he is determined to ensure that things do not cascade into unpleasant situations.

Therefore, he has directed all the security agencies to operate within the confines of legitimacy, the confines of legality, not to do anything that will aggravate the situation.”

I have spoken with my colleagues in security, to also understand that these situations also require non-kinetic efforts which we are also working on, to appease who are aggrieved and there is no need to take this thing further. 

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BBnaija: ‘God Forbid! We don’t Ever Want To See Erica With Laycon’ – Elites Disrespect Laycon

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It seems all Elites (Fans of Erica Nlewedim) know is to disrespect BBnaija season 5 winner Laycon.

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They are still bitter about Erica’s disqualification which in some way is related to Laycon feelings for her.

Laycon contributed to Erica’s disqualification from the Big Brother’s house and as a result fans of Erica do not want to hear anything about him.

This is because Erica got furious and lost her cool after Laycon said that she tried to kiss him.

During Erica’s questions and answers section on Twitter with her fans, a fan asked if she can date Laycon now, if Kiddwaya wasn’t in the picture.

Replying this question, an elite categorically stated that, Elites do not want to see Erica with Laycon even if it’s hypothetical.

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