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Ooni of Ife commends EndSARs protesters, recounts daughter’s encounter

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The Ooni of Ife has applauded Nigerian youths for finally waking up and speaking with one voice.

He said the End SARS movement gives him “nothing but joy” and he went on to narrate a “nasty” experience his “daughter” had with SARS officials.

He also addressed police officers, asking them not to harrass protesters because the protest is also for their own good.

He wrote:

The #ENDSARS movement has brought nothing but joy to me. Finally, the youths are awake, with one voice and a common goal.
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I understand your plight, my 25 year old daughter had a nasty experience with SARS, almost losing her life. On her way to the airport, she was stopped and terribly ransacked and surrounded by fully armed plain clothes policemen in a bus, detained for close to 30mins of thorough questioning. Imagine a young female for that matter, all her belongings completely searched all because she was with a laptop on an official assignment from her office in lagos. I can only imagine the countless ones that have lost their lives from such ordeals, may their souls rest in peace.
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I assure you that this is the beginning of greater things to come in Nigeria. I implore you to demand for more, but plead with you to do so in a peaceful manner, as anything outside of that will cause unnecessary havoc for all. I have been informed of many innocent souls that were arrested and currently been detained, be rest assured that I am pursuing the matter and they will be set free.

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To the men and women of the Nigerian police force, be assured that this movement is also for you, we know you are humans also and your reality is as a result of your environment. This movement demands better on your behalf, and is aimed at pushing the government to do better for you and elevate your standard of living. Do not persecute your advocates.
God bless Nigerian youths and God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
#ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY

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Hoodlums killed police inspector and cut off his manhood – Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police

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The Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Philip Maku, has disclosed how suspected hoodlums brutally murdered a police inspector, Egu Omini and cut off his manhood.

It will be recalled that hoodlums on Monday, October 26, attacked and burnt down the Central Police Station in Abakaliki. The irate mob also reportedly destroyed and set ablaze cars, tricycles and motorcycles parked in the compound.

Maku, who disclosed this on Thursday October 29, in a statement issued by the spokesperson of the command, Loveth Odah, said the hoodlums also snatched inspector Omini’s AK-47 rifle after attacking a police station.

According to the commissioner, the hoodlums regrouped in their large numbers on Monday and reinvaded the Central Police Station, Abakaliki, for the second time, setting the station ablaze including police patrol vehicles.

the statement read.

“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they shot sporadically at the policemen, and as a result gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini, cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle,”

“On October 21, the first of the protest in the state, two policemen, Paul Akpu and PC Ali Samson sustained bullet injuries and two days later one of the victims, Akpu died while on admission at Alex-Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

“The hoodlums proceeded to B Division KpiriKpiri/C Division Ekumenyi (Eke-Abe Police Station) and set the two stations on fire, after looting exhibit motorcycles, Plasma TVs, Fans and other valuables from the exhibit rooms.

“On Wednesday 28/10/2020 at about 4am, the hoodlums again stormed Ezza North Divisional Headquarters, vandalized the building, burnt two vehicles and Exhibit motorcycles. They shot and wounded One Insp. Okewu Sunday and snatched his AK-47 rifle. The victim is currently receiving treatment in the hospital,” the statement said.

“Exhibit vehicles, tricycles/motorcycles and other police property seen within the station were burnt; they shot sporadically at the Policemen, and as a result gruesomely murdered Insp. Egu Omini, cut off his private part and snatched his AK-47 riffle.

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Reduce your school fees by 25% or we cancel third term – Kano government tells private school proprietors

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Private school proprietors in Kano state have been asked to slash their school fees by at least 25% or see the third term of the 2019/2020 academic session being cancelled by the state government.

In a statement made available to newsmen by the state Commissioner of Education Muhammad Sanusi Kiru, the Kano state government said the decision of the Ministry became necessary in consideration of the hard economic condition experienced as a result of the lockdown due to the menace of COVID-19 which affected both socio-economic positions of the general public.

Kiru who affirmed that the decision was for the school owners to reciprocate gestures it enjoyed from the State Government, said two ad-hoc committees have been setup to meet with the proprietors to that effect and failure to reach a resolution will attract the action by the ministry.

The statement read;

“The decision of the Ministry became necessary in consideration of the hard economic condition experienced as a result of the lockdown due to the menace of COVID-19 which affected both socio-economic positions of the general public.

“I set up two parallel Ad-hoc Committees to discuss with owners of private schools on the percentage of school fees (25%) they are to reduce as done in about 4 – 5 states or we cancel the 3rd term of the 2019/2020 academic session so that the academic calendar will commence with a new session in January 2021.

“Proprietors of Private Schools should show some sign of appreciation for the support they enjoyed from the State Government and extend the same magnanimity to the good people of Kano State.

“If by 1st November 2020 there is no positive response, the Ministry would be left with no option than to take such a revolutionary decision in public interest.”

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala reacts after the US rejected her appointment as new Director-General of the World Trade Organization

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has reacted after the United States rejected her as the consensus candidate for appointment as new Director-General of the World Trade Organization.

Okonjo-Iweala was slated to be the new WTO Director-General. She had won the support from the vast majority of member states, including the EU, Japan and China. However the United States representative at World Trade Organization took to the floor to insist that South Korea’s candidate remained a contender, and that Washington will not recognise Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate for appointment as director-general.

As a result, the General Counsel postponed its announcement of the new Director-General until a further meeting, which is scheduled for 9 November; after the US presidential elections.

Speaking one day after, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tweeted: “Happy for the success & continued progress of our @wto DG bid.

“Very humbled to be declared the candidate with the largest, broadest support among members & most likely to attract consensus. We move on to the next step on Nov 9, despite hiccups. We’re keeping the positivity going!”

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