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Lekki Shootings: Sanwo-Olu Must Appear Before Panel, #EndSARS Lawyer Insists

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Mr Adesina Ogunlana, the counsel for some #EndSARS protesters in Lagos State, has asked the Lagos State governor to make an appearncs before the panel.

said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will have to appear before the Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20.

Ogunlana said since the military claimed before the panel that their operation on that day was on the invitation of the governor, it would be important for the governor to appear before the panel, particularly to demonstrate his professed belief in the rule of law.

The Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, Lagos, Brigadier General Ahmed Taiwo, had during his cross-examination on Saturday said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, ordered the deployment of soldiers to the tollgate and other parts of the state that day following a request by the governor.

“He (the governor) called the Chief of Army Staff, following which 81 Division, Nigerian Army was ordered into phase four of internal security operation; the call was in the afternoon, before 4pm,” Taiwo told the panel.

Meanwhile, in an interview with one of our correspondents on Friday, the lawyer was asked if the appearance of the governor was important to the case of his clients and whether he would be pushing for the governor’s appearance before the panel.

Ogunlana said, “Of course, that is taken (sic). That person (Sanwo-Olu) will have to come; he’s a factor and he will come. He says he believes in the rule of law, his Attorney General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), has come to appear before that panel to just make a short speech and to affirm that the Lagos State Government is indeed committed to unraveling the truth about what happened at Lekki on that day; and the military has mentioned him, so, he is a factor.”

While the Nigerian Army has consistently maintained that it did not kill any of the #EndSARS protesters, Ogunlana, on the other hand, insisted that “people died on my side.”

His clients, Kamsiyochukwu Perpetual, Dabira Ayuku and Samuel Isah, had in their individual affidavits on oath submitted to the retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel, stressed that soldiers and policemen shot and killed protesters.

Perpetual, in her petition, stated that she saw many dead bodies, including one with a bullet-torn head at Reddington Hospital, Lekki the morning after the shootings.

“The doctors refused us access to see the dead bodies. The media man waded in again and we could only see one of the dead bodies whose head was torn by (a) bullet fired to his head. He laid at the emergency unit. The doctor called the corpse ‘John Doe’ (sic).

Ayuku, in her statement on oath, said, “The soldiers were asking people to run whilst they shot at them. I remember a particular soldier that kept dancing whilst he shot.”

Also, Isah said he witnessed how policemen allegedly gunned down a Nigerian flag-bearing youth.

He said, “That young man was hit by bullet in his head and died immediately, falling to the road with the Nigerian flag in his hand (sic).”

Isah said he managed to video the shootings by soldiers on his mobile and had submitted two footages to the panel.

But Taiwo, who testified for the Nigerian Army before the panel on November 14, said soldiers used only blank bullets, which they fired into the air.

“Blank expended ammunition contains only gunpowder, which just makes noise and a flash,” Taiwo said.

The general said a blank bullet “can do no damage to the flesh and you have nothing to fear except you take a rifle, put it against your eye and fire. Even if you put it against your skin and fire you will only have burn marks to show for it.”

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Wizkid Set To Headline Livespot X-Clusive Hybrid Concert This December

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Nigerian music superstar and Grammy-nominated artist, Wizkid is set to headline the Livespot X-Clusive concert slated for December 19 and 20, 2020. The Nigerian global star who is fresh off a hugely successful album release will bring his magic home again during Nigeria’s first-ever hybrid live concert holding in Lagos.


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Wizkid has won over 20 awards in a career spanning a decade. Amassing fans across Africa, Europe, America, and across the world, he has scored over 800million streams on youtube, Apple Music, Spotify, and Deezer combined. He has been described as a rising star by Billboard, one of the world’s most authoritative music voices.


The singer and songwriter assured that music lovers and fans watching online and offline will be treated to his best-performance yet. The physical events will feature limited seating in line with COVID-19 restrictions. Tickets and access to the Livestream will, however, be made available via Livespot Nation.

“This year has been tough on everybody, but we all recorded some wins in one way or another,” the artist said. “I want my fans to experience the best live concert in recent memory, and I’m looking forward to making that a reality,” he continued.

With no other major concert to look forward to this December, fans have a lot to expect from Livespot X-Clusive. The concert will also feature other music superstars like Dare Art Alade aka Darey, Yemi Alade and Simi as co-headliners.

The event which will be the first-ever live hybrid concert in Nigeria will host a select few physically at Eko Hotel and the rest of the world will get a chance to stream the concert live on Livespot Nation.

Deola Art Alade, CEO, Livespot360, producers of Livespot X-Clusive says, “The event is going to be a fusion of incredible live performances; music, festival quality sound, impressive lighting, special acts, and immersive experiences, all rolled into one high-octane event which promises to deliver an unprecedented level of quality which Livespot360 is known for. We’re very excited and grateful for the opportunity to keep bringing Nigerians the very best of entertainment.”

Livespot360 is the brain behind some of Nigeria’s most iconic entertainment events in recent times, including Livespot X Festival with Cardi B, Love Like A Movie with Ciara and Kim Kardashian and BAFEST, to name a few.

This event marks the second event Livespot360’s entertainment division Livespot X will be producing and the first event Multi-platinum Afro-soul star Darey will be performing at in five years.

Darey shares his excitement for the event saying, “The ‘X’ in Livespot X-clusive like the X in Livespot X Festival is a dynamic variable that takes up different forms, shapes and expressions year on year. It is an evolving hybrid of unique experiences designed to meet and exceed the entertainment cravings of Nigerians and Africans. And for me, this particular event is all the more special. I get to perform songs from my newest EP Way Home and I also get to share the stage with queens like Yemi Alade and Simi and superstars like Wizkid and Patoranking. It will definitely be an unforgettable experience.”

Livespot X-Clusive is a brainchild of Livespot360, a creative collective of the digital era, unified by a passion for developing disruptive ideas. Combining digital marketing, experiential marketing, advertising, education and entertainment for the Nigerian audience, the company’s mantra is to constantly set the bar in quality and performance.

Tickets to Livespot X-Clusive can be purchased online at Livespotnation.com.

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Men, don’t think of looking for a woman when you don’t have a job — Actress Esther Ene

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Nollywood Actress, Esther Audu Ojire recently took to her social media page to share some deep words of advice for jobless men looking for love.



Her post reads ;

Hear me brothers, a man who does not have a job or source of income should not think of looking for a woman,LOOK FOR A JOB. My opinion though. What is your take on this👆👆👆👆.

Below are some comments from social media users ;

Karlmike wrote ;

Women shouldn’t be looking for men, they should learn a skill, get a job and earn money before looking for a man. Everyone including women needs to be independent. My opinion tho

Tha vinci wrote ;

My opinion is that your statement is incorrect if you forgot to add vice versa

gylliananthonette wrote ;

The advice is vice Versa..A woman who is jobless shouldn’t think of getting married or giving birth ..like how can u be so jobless and ur uterus is workin

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Court orders final forfeiture of N235m linked to Invictus CEO, Obi Okeke

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A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has ordered the final forfeiture of the sum of N235.4 million traced to the account of convicted fraudster, Okeke Obinwanne known as Invictus Obi to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

This came the Chief Executive Officer of Invictus Group pleaded guilty to two charges: computer fraud and wire fraud after his arrest in the United States.

Justice Liman had on March 23, 2020, ordered the interim forfeiture of the money domiciled in First City Monument Bank (FCMB) following an ex parte application dated December 18, 2019, by the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He also ordered the commission to advertise same in any national newspaper for anyone to show cause why the said money should not be finally forfeited to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

Serving an update on the case, Spokesperson of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Wilson Uwujaren said Justice Liman has ordered a final forfeiture of the sum.

It was gathered that the final forfeiture order was granted after EFCC counsel, I. Sulaiman, prayed for the confiscation.

Okeke who made it into Forbes Africa’s Under 30 List in 2016, was nabbed for $11 million fraud after an official account belonging to a steel company’s CEO was hacked. The FBI was contacted about the scam by the representatives of Unatrac Holding Limited, the export sales office for Caterpillar heavy industrial and firm equipment.

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