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Nigeria Does Not Begin In Lagos & Ends In Abuja – El-Rufai’s Son

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Bashir El-Rufai, son of Governor Nasir El- Rufai of Kaduna state has taken a swipe at those clamouring for President Buhari to resign.
He tweeted;
The President will remain so & nothing will happen. Nigeria does not begin in Lagos and ends in Abuja.

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Kwara Governor Meets Owners Of Businesses Affected In Friday’ s Looting

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Kwara Gov meets owners of businesses affected in Friday looting and assures them of govt’s support to recover_
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has met with owners of the businesses affected in the Friday looting of public and private properties, assuring them of government’s support to get them back on stream.
AbdulRazaq had earlier announced N500m recovery funds to assist businesses affected in the incident.
In a meeting with owners of the businesses late Monday, the Governor urged them to register on the state website as they had earlier been advised and said modalities are in place to ensure that only people with genuine cases benefit.
“Your sector is really important to this government. That is why we decided to engage you when we saw what happened to bring you back as quickly as possible,” he said, reiterating that small and medium scale businesses are key to economic development.
“On our part we have the modalities for what we want to do. That is why we asked you to go to the website and fill the form. We mentioned a number as the amount to assist you. It could be more than that. It may be lower than that. But that is the benchmark. When we look at the data you send in and your claims, we will decide who to give grant to and those we will give interest-free loan to.
“We are also talking to one or two banks to make funds available for interest-free loans, with long term repayment plans.”
He condemned the attempts to politicise the incident from some quarters, adding that whatever political ambitions anyone may have are achievable only in a stable and peaceful environment.
Commissioner for Communications Harriet Afolabi-Oshatimehin also sympathised with the business owners and assured them of government’s support to get back to business.
“The incident is of great concern to the government. Such habit is not known with our state, Kwara. The government will continue to engage the affected business owners of the appropriate method of securing the assistance of the state government,” she said.
The meeting was also attended by former House of Representatives member Moshood Mustapha and businessman Alhaji Janni Ibrahim who both sympathised with the victims and announced a donation of N1m each for the victims.
Mustapha described the looting as an economic sabotage against the state and insisted on the government bringing the looters to book.
He commended the Governor’s handling of the situation which has brought the state back to normalcy within two days.
Ibrahim, for his part, lauded the Governor for the prompt response and sincere commitment to healing the wounds of the victims.
He urged the business owners to stand firm and not be deterred by the looting and destruction of their properties.
Speaking on behalf of the business owners, Ahmed Lawal Ahmed appreciated the governor for his prompt intervention. He said the government’s intention to make fund available for them is a strategic move to restore their glory.
He requested the government to include some of their members in the disbursement committee to ensure coordination and transparency.

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Six Policemen , Four Civilians Killed In Lagos’ Bloody Week Of Violence

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520 suspects held, looted items recovered
The Lagos State Police Command yesterday paraded 520 suspects in connection with looting of shopping malls and private businesses in Lagos, just as it disclosed that 10 persons, comprising six policemen and four civilians, were killed, and 38 cops injured during violent protests that erupted last week in the state.
The police also said 16 police stations were burnt and 13 vandalised by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests across the state, while it lost 58 patrol vehicles to the hoodlums.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, who paraded the suspected hoodlums arrested during and after the protest at the Command Headquarters, Ikeja, said apart from the 58 police vehicles burnt and 13 vandalised, 62 vehicles belonging to individuals and those connected with pending cases (exhibits) were burnt and nine other vehicles vandalised.
He added that 15 motorcycles and tricycles were also burnt and 65 vandalised at different locations in the state.
According to Odumosu, the six policemen killed were ASP Yard Edward, attached to Denton Police Station; Inspector Olayinka Erinfolami of defunct Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU); Inspector Adegbenro Aderibigbe attached to Meiran Division, Sergeant Abejide Abiodun of Department of Operations (DOPs), State Headquarters and two others attached to Orile Division.
Sixteen Police Stations were set ablaze during the unrest. They included Orile, Amukoko, Layeni, Old Area J Command Ajah, Elemoro, New Area J Command Elemoro, Igando, Ebute-Ero, and its barracks and Ilasamaja Police Stations. Others were Makinde and its barracks, Ikotun, Isokoko, Pen-Cinema, Onipanu and Alade Police Stations.
Thirteen formations were vandalised, amongst which were Ojo and Ojodu stations. police posts burnt included Cele, llogbo-Elerin, Shibiri, Defunct Anti-Cultism Office, Gbagada, Defunct SARS Office, Onilekere, Makoko, Daleko, Ashamu, Makinyo, Amuwo-Odofin, Defunct Anti-Kidnapping Office, Surulere and Old SARS Office, Ajegunle. Police posts that were vandalised by the hoodlums included PPL, Mowo, Morogbo, Ikota and Marwa police posts.
Odumosu, who gave details of public facilities that were either burnt or touched, said High Court Complex, Igbosere, Lagos Island; Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centres at Broad Street, Lagos Island; Ejigbo LCDA secretariat; 67 buses at BRT terminal, Iddo; City Hall, Lagos Island; COVID-19 warehouse at Monkey Village; BRT terminals at Ojodu and Ikotun; Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA secretariat; NPA head office, Marina; FRSC/VIO office at Ojodu, where only the vehicles parked outside the main buildings within their compounds were burnt.
“Some private facilities as well as other investments that were partly torched and vandalised/looted included Oba of Lagos palace; Television Continental Station at Ikosi-Ketu; Access Bank, GTBank and Ebeano Supermarket at Victoria Island; The Nation Newspaper office at Fatai Atere Street, Matori, Mushin, where only vehicles were burnt; Shoprite malls at Ajah, FESTAC and Surulere; LTV 8, Alausa, Ikeja; Samsung outlet at Apple Roundabout, FESTAC and Oyingbo. However, some of the looted items from these outlets/offices have been recovered,” he said.
The police boss, who acknowledged that those arrested were not peaceful #EndSARS protesters, stated that it was a known fact armed hoodlums hijacked the protests and were responsible for series of killings, arson and looting recorded.
He said based on the incidents, the command was able to arrest a total of 520 suspects for various offences, ranging from arson, robbery, murder, rioting, malicious damage and unlawful possession of firearms.
He noted that Olamilakan Ibrahim was among those who broke into a new generation bank and carted away cash and other valuables in Lekki. He said the suspect was arrested with N250,000, which was the suspect’ own share of the loot from the banks, and a locally-made pistol was recovered from him.
“Also, two suspects, Ruben, 29 and Samuel Oyediran, 16, were arrested by RRS operatives for their involvement in burning of the BRT terminal at Berger and TVC station respectively.”
He said the two suspects were nabbed in possession of left-over of some quantities of petroleum products with which they set the places ablaze. He added that thorough investigation into the cases had commenced, and members of the public should be rest assured that they would be updated as investigation progresses.
He, however, assured citizens to go about their normal duties as the command had reclaimed the public spaces.But most of the suspects denied involvement in the violence, alleging that they were picked up randomly during raids. One Ibrahim in whose possession several looted items were allegedly found, denied the accusation, insisting that he only showed security agents where the items were kept in Ebute-Meta.
Some of the suspects, who became dramatic, claimed they were either arrested at the bus stop while going about their legitimate duties or apprehended in front of their shops or near their homes.
As the parade ground became chaotic, the police started returning the suspects into waiting Black Maria to prevent breakdown of order.

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WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date yet to decided – WAEC NIGERIA

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WASSCE SC 2020 Results Releasing Date Altered by #EndSars Curfew Imposed last Week and the Exact Releasing Time to Be Known Soon.

West Africa Exam Council Nigerian Chapter have disclosed on it Twitter on 27th October 2020 that the planned to release WASSCE SC 2020 result on Tuesday 27th October 2020 in fulfillment with their 45 project but due to curfew imposed last week the time was hindered and yet to redecided, the time will be know soon.

WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date: Dear candidates, the Council had planned to release the results today in fulfillment of our Project 45 but due to the curfew imposed last week, it had to be postponed till next week. The exact date will be made known soon.

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