EndSARS: 37 officers to be sacked, 24 set for prosecution

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has penciled down 37 former operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), to be dismissed from service.   PSC will also order the prosecution of 24 other ex-operatives for various acts of professional misconduct. These were the highlights of the Report of the Presidential Panel on Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad set up ...

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Man who called coronavirus ‘scamdemic’ almost loses his life as two family members die after he hosted a party

A Texas Republican who called coronavirus a ‘scamdemic’ organized a family party that ended up killing his father-in-law, his partner’s grandmother and left him close to death in hospital.   Tony Green, 43, from Dallas, threw the gathering for six people on June 13 inviting his parents and his partner’s parents. Green is gay and is not married but he ...

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Drug trafficking: Mexico ex-defence minister arrested in US

Mexico’s former Defence Minister Salvador Cienfuegos was arrested Thursday in the United States, reportedly at the request of the US Drug Enforcement Administration, in connection with a corruption investigation.   Cienfuegos, who was defence chief from 2012 to 2018, was said to have been on a trip with his family when he was detained at Los Angeles airport. “The consul ...

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#ENDSARS: Popular hacker, Anonymous hacks NBC twitter handle

The official twitter handle of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has been hacked and allegedly taken over by decentralised international ‘hacktivist’ group “Anonymous”.   Checks revealed there were mainly tweets and retweets of the #EndSARS protests/campaign against police brutality on NBC page. The group after take-over tweeted: “We #Anonymous are out to expose government’s secrets & dirty files Put an #ENDTOPOLICEBRUTALITY ...

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Sotitobire: DSS searched my underwear while looking for missing child – Bisola, Prophet Babatunde’s wife

Bisola Alfa, wife of Prophet Alfa Babatunde, the founder of the Sotitobire Miracle Centre Akure, has revealed that the Department of State Services (DSS) searched her underwear while looking for missing Gold Eniola Kolawole, who went missing in the church.   She stated in an interview with BBC Yoruba on Thursday. Recall that a High Court in Ondo State had ...

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Senate seeks Pakistan’s support in building defence industry

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has urged Pakistan to assist Nigeria in the capacity building of her Defence Industry.   According to a statement by the Special Adviser on Media to President of the Senate, Ola Awoniyi, Lawan made the appeal on Friday while receiving in audience a delegation of the Senate of Pakistan. The Senate President thanked ...

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#EndSARS: Protesters observe Juma’at at Lekki toll gate, Lagos Assembly road

#EndSARS protesters who are Muslims today observed their Juma’at prayers at Lekki toll gate and Lagos State House of Assembly road, Alausa respectively.   The protesters also observed the Friday prayers on the road in Abuja. At the Juma’at service held at Governor’s road in Alausa, some Christian protesters watched on while others provided cover for the praying Muslims. During ...

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Forgive my wrongdoings’,Daddy Freeze begs as he praises Pastor Adeboye for endorsing #EndSARS protest

Daddy Freeze has clapped for Pastor EA Adeboye, the founder and leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, for endorsing the EndSars protest against police brutality.   On Facebook live, Daddy Freeze said that Adeboye’s behavior is a good development that will encourage protesters as religious leaders support their call. He said the endorsement will encourage his church members ...

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Four corpers die, 16 get extension in Osun, Ondo

Four members of the National Youths Service Corps, who served in Ondo and Osun states, lost their lives in the course of serving their fatherland.   Also, at least 15 corps members in the two states had their service year extended for violating the rules of engagement. Three corps members in Ondo State lost their service year, while nine others ...

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EndSars: Nigerian model narrates story on how she was arrested and beaten by SARS

  In the midst of the rife EndSARS protest, Nollywood actress Beverly Osu has revealed in a new post about how she was arrested and maltreated by the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Sharing photos of her participation in the ongoing massive demonstration that has rocked the entire nation which has caught the eyes of international tabloids, Beverly Osu held ...

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Kano youth allegedly beat up politician over failed promises

  A member of the All Progressives Congress representing Dawakin Tofa/Tofa and Rimin Gado Federal Constituency in Kano State, Tijjani Abdulkadir Jobe, has been attacked by angry youth in his constituency, who alleged that he did not deliver the dividends of democracy to them.   SaharaReporters gathered that the incident happened on Sunday, October 11,2020, when Jobe went to inagurate ...

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Exposed: How police plotted to bury Ogbomoso #EndSARS victims without autopsy

Two families who lost their loved ones after police officers fired live ammunition to #EndSARS protesters in Ogbomoso on Sunday have come under unbridled police intimidation, according to People’s Gazette.   The online news outlet reported that the police leadership stepped in after Taiwo Adeoye and Moshood’ Akeju’ Abdulganiu were killed by officers, prevailing on their families not to pursue ...

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I regret creating SARS, says retired Police Commissioner, Fulani Kwajafa

A retired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.   The excesses of the unit notorious for human rights violation has sparked protests across Nigeria for over one week now with demonstators demanding a reform of the entire police system. Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC ...

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United Nations condemns plans to castrate rapists and execute paedophiles in Nigeria

The UN has condemned plans to castrate rapists and paedophiles in Nigeria and called the measures ‘draconian’. In September, the governor of Kaduna state signed a law saying men convicted of r.a.pe would be subjected to surgical castration – with those found guilty of r.a.ping a child under the age of 14 facing the death penalty. The measures followed public ...

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We reject the disbandment of SARS — Northern Governors Forum

  The Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has said that the northern governors are against #EndSARS. He made this known while addressing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa Abuja on Thursday, October 15,2020. According to him, even though President Buhari has already approved the scrapping ...

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Panic as 30 suspects escape SARS detention facility in Lagos

Pandemonium erupted on Wednesday at the disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) office of the Lagos State Police Command when 30 out of the 250 detainees broke out of their cells and escaped.   This was contrary to claims by the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, that the command had transferred all suspects to the detention facility of the ...

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CBN freezes 15 textile smugglers accounts

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has frozen the accounts of 15 textile smugglers across the country.   Deputy Governor Corporate Services of the CBN Mr. Edward L. Adamu made this disclosure at a stakeholders meeting of Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) associations in Abuja on Thursday. Adamu noted that CBN’s intervention in the Cotton, Textile and Garments (CTG) industry ...

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