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|Crime / UPDATED: Endsars Protesters Ground Warri by Ababbio: 2:06pm On Oct 14|
Hundreds of #EndSARS protesters again took to the streets in Warri and Effurun in Delta to express their outrage over the disbanded Special newly created Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit.
The youths kicked off the peaceful march at about 8am from the popular Delta Mall in Effurun Roundabout, walked through the Effurun-Warri Sapele Road, stopping at Airport, Jakpa, Enerhen and Deco Junctions before marching on to Estate Roundabout, all in Warri South and Uvwie council areas, the Nation reports.
The procession caused heavy traffic across the twin cities.
They called for an end to newly set up SWAT, which they described as just as another name for the disbanded SARS.
Some motorists, business people and pedestrians gave a nod to the movement, cheering them on.
The protesters bore placards with inscriptions such as “End Police Brutality,” Stop Killing Us,” End SWAT, End SARS,” We said EndSARS, not change them” and I am a filmmaker, I am not a fraudster. Stop harassing me,” among others.
Security operatives were also spotted monitoring the exercise.
An officer, reported to have addressed the crowd, urged them to maintain peace as they protest, assuring that’s team if policemen have been deployed to give them security.
One of the protesters, Igho Tietie, who spoke with The Nation, said Nigerians are not satisfied with the disbandment of SARS and establishment of SWAT, hence the continuous protest.
He said: “We don’t want SARS or SWAT. What is the difference? What we want is a total overhaul of the Police. We are asking for an end to Police brutality. The disbanded officers should undergo psychological treatment.
“We are also asking the Federal Government to review the salaries of these officers to what their counterparts across the world earn”.
Asked if they do not have confidence in the statements and assurances by the police hierarchy with regards to curbing excesses of its men, the protester said: “They have no regard for human lives, they have no regard for constituted authority, the laws that brought them in to work and protect lives, Nigerian lives. They are not upholding that law. Instead we at like sheep for the slaughter. Enough of that!”
Attempts by the Uvwie council chairman, Ramson Onoyake, to address the protesters at Jakpa and Airport Junctions respectively, were futile.
|Education / ASUU To Call Of Strike Soon, As FG May Consider Adopting UTAS by Ababbio: 7:30am On Oct 14|
The Federal Government said it might considered adopting the of University Transparency Account System (UTAS) proposed by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Insidenaija reports.
Recall ASUU had previously rejected the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) presented by the Government, insisting that UTAS, should be used as alternative emoluments payment platform.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour made the disclosure while briefing Journalists, after a two and half close door meeting leaderships of ASUU and the Senates, in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The minister noted that the alternative payment platform proposed by ASUU was home grown and worth given thorough assessment test.
“We agreed at the meeting to give required consideration to the UTAS alternative they came up with as a way of finding lasting solution to the lingering crisis over implementation of IPPIS.
“We have neither jettisoned the implementation of the IPPIS nor fully accepted UTAS .
“The level we moved to now is to subject ASUU’s scheme to integrity test and in doing so, it will be presented to users like the office of Accountant General of the Federation on Wednesday .
“After that, it will be sent to the National Information Technology Development Agency ( NITDA) and from there to the office of the National Security Adviser for second look.
“The platform is an option grown device that requires stage by stage consideration and from the looks of things is good,” he said.
Confirming the head way achieved at the meeting, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Education and TetFund, Sen. Ahmad Baba Kaita, said that the interface had not ended, but a stage of compromise is getting closer between the two parties.
“The meeting brokered by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, among other stakeholders, achieved a lot today with agreement on the need to subject the UTAS alternative brought forward by ASUU for integrity test by all relevant departments of the government,” he said.
Meanwhile, the News Agency of Nigeria (NANS), reports that ASUU leadership refused to speak with the press as to what the outcome of the meeting was, but they were in good mood apparently due to government’s decision to consider the alternative platform.
|Celebrities / Re: 2face Idibia Reveals Why He Married Annie Idibia Out Of All Women In His Life by Ababbio: 6:57am On Oct 14|
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|Celebrities / 2face Idibia Reveals Why He Married Annie Idibia Out Of All Women In His Life by Ababbio: 9:37pm On Oct 13|
When DJ Anyaloko....the journalist interviewing 2Face Idibia asked him why he chose to marry Annie Idibia out of all the women in his life?
He relaxed back on his sit, took a deep breathe in reflection and gently answered her with this:
“You see, Perro Adeniyi who gave birth to my first son graduated from a top UK University as a medical student and is now a doctor. She is very beautiful and intelligent from a very wealthy family”.
He continued “Sandra who gave birth to my other two kids is a dealer in expensive diamond and gold jewelries. She was already a multi-millionaire when I met her, she owns one of the most expensive houses in Banana Island. Her family too are very well to do”.
He took another deep breathe and continued “Falilat who gave birth to 2 kids for me is also a very intelligent first class Lawyer. She has worked on and won many big cases for so many wealthy men and women in this country and abroad, that’s how she made her money and she Too is very beautiful as well”.
Then with a loving gentle smile on his Face he took another deep breathe and said this “But you see Annie is from an average background like myself, we both started from nothing. She stuck by me through it all. When there was no car she hopped on bikes, took the bus and trekked with me, when there was no money or house or hit songs or or millions of albums sold or big awards and accolades, when I used to repeat just 3 sets of clothes, she would always hold my head, look into my eyes and tell me things will be fine one day. When I wasn’t handsome, she would call me her Prince Charming, when I wasn’t celebrated, she called me her KING and said she is my number one fan and to this day she still is. Even when I made it big as a musician and started misbehaving and controversies almost destroyed my career, she would go down on her knees and pray to God to show me the way and give me victory over my enemies. Now if I was still that poor boy struggling to make it like every other young chap on the streets of Lagos, do you think a Doctor, a Lawyer and a multi-millionaire business woman will want to look at me twice or even have my kids? NO. So to answer your question, I didn’t chose who had more to offer me, I chose Annie because she offered me her all when we had very little”.
|Crime / Re: VIDEO: Wike Makes U-turn, Joins #Endsars Protesters by Ababbio: 5:23pm On Oct 13|
|Crime / VIDEO: Wike Makes U-turn, Joins #Endsars Protesters by Ababbio: 5:11pm On Oct 13|
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has made U-turn on his decision joined #EndSARS protest in Port Harcourt Today, 13th Of October, 2020.
Governor Nyesom Wike had earlier banned all forms of protests in Rivers State, but the youth did not adhere to his warning, troop out in their numbers to protest against SARS brutality and extortion.
Insidenaija had previously reported that, the Governor specifically said all proposed protests by 'End SARS' campaigners have been prohibited.
Wike’s directive was contained in a statement on Monday night by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim.
He explained that there was no need for any form of demonstration since the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, had disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.
Watch the video below to see Governor Nyesom Wike joined #EndSARS protest.
|Celebrities / I Never Went To IGP To Deny Protesting In Abuja – Davido by Ababbio: 4:17pm On Oct 13|
Popular Nigerian hip-pop singer David Adeleke better known as Davido, has said, he never went to met the Inspector General of Police(IGP) to deny protesting against police brutality and extortion in the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest.
Recall the singer and his crew meet with the IGP and police spokesman Frank Mba at the force headquaters in Abuja, on Monday.
Daivido said, he didn’t go out to join the #EndSARS protest.
He, however said, people coated him out of context during the meeting with the police boss, adding that he was trying to explained that, he was at the protest not to cause any trouble or fight, but in solidarity with every Nigerian demanding an end to police brutality.
Davido said, he also explained to the police PRO Frank MBA that his intention to leave Lagos for Abuja was not to lead protest as many had taught.
The singer said, he was invited by the IGP to Abuja for a stakeholders meeting, and that was the reason for his trip.
He commended those castigating him for denying protesting during the meeting with the police boss in Abuja.
He added that, Mr. Mba had seen videos and pictures of him alongside other Nigerians protesting in solidarity, which was why he(Mr.MBA) asked him if he was in Abuja to led #EndSARS protest because he knew that was not the plan.
Davido said, that was why he had to explain how he got involved with protesters and led them to the force headquarters, so that he could dialogue with the officers incharge who were accused of effecting arrests.
He added, that he was there to ensure all protesters in the police detention were released, saying that was the reason for ‘I didn’t protest’ comments. He said, he is not afraid of the police or protest.
Read the statement by Davido below:
|Health / Re: Breaking: US President, Donald Trump Tests Negative For COVID-19 by Ababbio: 7:05am On Oct 13|
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|Health / Re: Breaking: US President, Donald Trump Tests Negative For COVID-19 by Ababbio: 7:04am On Oct 13|
|Health / Breaking: US President, Donald Trump Tests Negative For COVID-19 by Ababbio: 6:09am On Oct 13|
United States president Donald Trrump has tested negative to COVI-19 and he is not infectious to others, the White House doctor has said.
“I can share with you that he tested negative, on consecutive days, using the Abbot BinaxNOW antigen card,” Sean Conley said in a White House memo released on Monday.
The doctor said the negative determination had taken into account a number of measurements, and not just the rapid test alone.
The announcement came as Trump travelled to Sanford, Florida to take part in his first campaign rally since becoming infected with the coronavirus.
Conley added that the negative tests and other clinical and laboratory data “indicate a lack of detectable viral replication.”
He did not say when Trump was tested, but the medical team had determined that, based on the data and guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the president is not infectious to others,” Conley said.
Trump announced on October 2 that he had tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. He was admitted to Walter Reed military hospital that night and released on October 5.
During the weekend, Trump addressed groups of supporters who crowded onto the White House lawn from a balcony.
Critics have faulted Trump for failing to encourage supporters at campaign events, and even White House staff, to wear protective masks and abide by social-distancing guidelines.
Return to campaigning
Trump has returned to the campaign trail, beginning a planned tour of key battleground states in the US election. His first stop was Sanford, Florida, where he was due to hold a rally on Monday. He has scheduled events in Pennsylvania, Iowa, North Carolina and Wisconsin.
The robust schedule underscores the work Trump needs to do as he tries to win over voters just three weeks before Election Day. And it comes amid still-unanswered questions about the affect of so much travel so soon after contracting the virus on the 74-year-old’s health.
Trump, eager to return to campaigning, says he is now “immune” to the virus – a claim that is impossible to prove given limitations in what scientists know about the coronavirus.
He is seeking to change the dynamics of a race that national opinion polls and some state polls show he is losing to Democratic challenger Joe Biden, who is 77.
Biden pulled further ahead in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, building momentum in two states that Trump carried in the 2016 presidential election, Reuters/Ipsos opinion polls showed on Monday.
The polls, conducted Tuesday through Sunday, showed Biden now leading Trump by 7 percentage points in both states.
Taking advantage of his momentum and growing advantage in the polls, Biden on Monday campaigned in Ohio, where he was once considered a long shot, as he tries to expand his reach into Republican-leaning states.
Speaking to unionised auto workers in Toledo, Biden said he and former President Barack Obama played a key role in keeping the US auto industry afloat during the financial crisis and recession more than a decade ago.
“Barack and I bet on you and the American worker and it paid off,” said Biden, who is hoping to undermine what polls show is Trump’s greatest strength, the view among some voters that the former real estate entrepreneur is better at handling the economy.
Biden also appeared at a get-out-the-vote event in Cincinnati. It was Biden’s second campaign trip in as many weeks to Ohio, which was once thought out of reach but where polls now show a competitive race.
Trump won the state by 8 percentage points four years ago and almost certainly must carry it again to win re-election. No Republican has won the White House without carrying Ohio.
Separately on Monday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert, told CNN that those who recover from COVID-19 are likely to be immune for a limited period of time, but there are cases emerging of people getting reinfected weeks or months later.
Fauci, speaking as Trump prepared to depart the White House for Florida, questioned the wisdom of holding such an event. He noted that test positivity rates are climbing in parts of the Sun Belt.
“We know that that is asking for trouble when you do that,” Fauci said.
|Properties / Re: Breaking: Nine Persons Killed In Osun Tanker Explosion (photos) by Ababbio: 7:57pm On Oct 12|
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|Properties / Breaking: Nine Persons Killed In Osun Tanker Explosion (photos) by Ababbio: 7:56pm On Oct 12|
Insidenaija reports that 9 persons have been confirmed dead after a tanker laden with diesel exploded at Igbelajewa village along the Ilesha-Akure Expressway, in Osun state today Monday, October 12.
According to reports, the accident occurred after the tanker driver lost control of the wheel. Several vehicles were destroyed in the inferno.
See more photos from the scene of the incident below:
|Crime / Endsars Protesters Shot Three Of Our Men, Says Lagos Police(photos) by Ababbio: 6:30pm On Oct 12|
The Lagos State police command has allegedly reacted to the news of the death of two protesters who were reportedly killed during a protest in Surulere, Lagos, after the police opened fire on them.
TheCable reports that Spokesperson of the command, Muyiwa Adejobi said that three police men were shot by fully armed protesters on Monday, October 12,2020.
He said he had no information on the death of any protester but added that some persons invaded a police formation in the area and shot three members of the disbanded unit.He added that the officers were currently receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital .
“They are anti-kidnapping men and they were on mufti. I wouldn’t know if anyone was shot, perhaps the protesters because they are fully armed, they carry what policemen carry.
It happened in Surulere this afternoon. They went to our anti-kidnapping office to attack policemen there. So they broke into the office by damaging some of the windows and they broke into the cell before they were repelled. I just left the station as well.”He said.
|TV/Movies / Re: BbN: Lady Who Ignore Laycon,'s DM, Begs Him, Cries Profusely (video) by Ababbio: 5:18pm On Sep 28|
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|TV/Movies / BbN: Lady Who Ignore Laycon,'s DM, Begs Him, Cries Profusely (video) by Ababbio: 5:07pm On Sep 28|
A Nigerian lady has resorted to crying after Big Brother Naija ‘Lockdown’, housemate Olamilekan Agbeleshe, better known as Laycon was announced winner.
The lady revealed that Big Brother Naija star, Laycon was wooing her via DM, has taken to social media to express regret after he emerged the winner of the reality TV show.
The lady shared a video of herself in deep tears as she apologized for ignoring his DM.
She said amid tears; “…Please help me abeg Laycon. Laycon please I did not know you will win Big Brother, I did not know that you’re going for Big Brother, I would not have done this.
Laycon please I still love you, somebody help me beg Laycon”
Laycon will be going home with N85m grand prize, which comprises N30 million cash prize and other prizes worth 55 million naira.
The breakdown includes:
– N30 million cash price.
– An Innoson Vehicle SUV.
– Dubai Trip for two.
– Trip to watch the UEFA Champions League Final.
– One year supply of Indomie noodles and pepsi.
– A 2 bed-room apartment.
|Politics / Re: Fuel/electricity Hike: Edo NLC, TUC Protest (photos) by Ababbio: 12:19pm On Sep 28|
|Politics / Re: Fuel/electricity Hike: Edo NLC, TUC Protest (photos) by Ababbio: 10:28am On Sep 28|
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|Politics / Fuel/electricity Hike: Edo NLC, TUC Protest (photos) by Ababbio: 10:27am On Sep 28|
Although, the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria has suspended its planned nationwide protest and strike against the hike in the pump price of petrol and electricty tariff.
The Edo state chapter of the NLC, TUC has took to the street in Benin city, the Edo state capital to protest, on Monday morning.
Recalled that, NLC, TUC halt their industrial action after the Federal Government reverse the hike in electricity traiff for two weeks.
See the pictures from the protest as captured by insidenaja below:
|Politics / Again Boko Haram Insurgents Attack Governor Zulum's Convoy by Ababbio: 7:21pm On Sep 27|
Barely two days after some member of Book Haram insurgents group attacked Borno State Governor Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum killing sorces, another group of the insurgents has on Sunday, laid another attack on the Governor returning convoy long Monguno-Maiduguri axis, Vanguard reports.
Monguno is north and about 80km drive to Maiduguri, the town hosted thousands of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) mostly from Marte, Baga, Kukawa, Dikwa and other surrounding Local Government Areas.
Sources said, the attack led to the shooting of a back tyre of the vehicle/bus conveying Journalists attached to the governor, but the driver manuveared and drove the vehicle on the flat wheel to escape the scene.
Although, details were sketchy at press time, one of the occupants/Journalist in the affected bus who did not want his name mentioned confirmed to our correspondent that the convoy ran into another Boko Haram ambush about 50km away to Maiduguri.
Unfortunately, the Journalist cell phone lines went off due to poor network, but investigation revealed that no casualty recorded in the latest Sunday ambush.
|Politics / Re: 13 Boko Haram Insurgents & Their Families Surrender To The Nigerian Army by Ababbio: 10:50am On Sep 27|
|Politics / Re: Gbagi Denies Dehumanising And Arresting Four Delta Hotel Staff by Ababbio: 10:05am On Sep 27|
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|Politics / 13 Boko Haram Insurgents & Their Families Surrender To The Nigerian Army by Ababbio: 10:03am On Sep 27|
BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS SURRENDER TO TROOPS OF 151 TASK FORCE BATTALION BANKI JUNCTION
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|Politics / Gbagi Denies Dehumanising And Arresting Four Delta Hotel Staff by Ababbio: 8:30am On Sep 27|
Former Minister for Education(State), Kenneth Gbagi, has reacted to report that he stripped naked, photographed, arrested and dragged before a Magistrate Court in Effurun, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta, four of his staffs working in his hotel for allegedly stealing the sum of five thousand naira.
Gbagi who is also a governorship aspirant in Delta state in 2023 under the umbrella of the People's Democratic Party(PDP), spoke at a press conference held in his Oginibo country home in Ughelli South Local Government Area.
He denied any involvement in the act, which has been widely condemned by the members of the public especially the human rights community.
Gbagi also said none of his children had a hand in the act, which he claimed were politically motivated.
The politician, who doubles as the Chief Executive Officer of the hotel, noted that there was no warrant for his arrest from the Inspector-General of Police to him concerning the incident.
“There’s no invitation to me from the Police. I will honour the Police invitation if am invited. The Police had invited people who are higher than me, even presidents. Who am I? I will honour the Police invitation.”
While pointing out that he was at the burial ceremony of his late elder Sister, Mrs. Doris Gbagi Emareyor, Gbagi said he was never arrested by any team of policemen from Abuja.
He, however, promised to honour the invitation of the IGP if he is invited for questioning over the incident.
It was widely reported on Friday that the Inspector-General of Police had issued a warrant for the arrest of Chief Gbagi over his alleged involvement in the incident after the police raided the hotel and arrested two staff.
|Politics / 60th Independence Anniversary: Makinde Calls For Peace, Unity Among Nigerians by Ababbio: 8:53am On Sep 26|
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Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, on Friday, admonished Nigerians, irrespective of religion, ethnic or political affiliations, to promote the unity of the country and the peaceful coexistence of all its people.
The governor, who spoke through his deputy, Engineer Rauf Olaniyan, made the call shortly after a Special Jumat Prayer, held at the Oja-ba Central Mosque, Ibadan, in commemoration of Nigeria’s forthcoming 60th anniversary on October 1.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the governor urged all Nigerians to see themselves as their brother’s keeper.
He added that peace and security are paramount to sustain the unity of the country, warning, however, that Nigerians should see security as everyone’s responsibility.
The governor also used the occasion to commend the people of Oyo State for living in peace, urging them to continue to keep things that way, as according to him, there can be no development without peace and unity.
The governor, therefore, congratulated the people of the state and all Nigerians on the country’s 60th independence anniversary, charging them to continue playing their respective roles for the growth of the country.
Earlier in his sermon, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheik Abdul-Ganiyy Abu-Bakr Agbotomokekere, said Nigerians should always give thanks to God, who preserved the nation till now.
Agbotomokekere prayed for the success of the administrations of President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Makinde, even as he admonished Nigerians not to relent in praying for the unity and peaceful coexistence of all Nigerians.
The dignitaries at the prayer session include Muslim clerics, Muslim commissioners and other top government officials.
|TV/Movies / Erica Has Reunited Africa More Than Africa Union - Dele Momodu by Ababbio: 8:02pm On Sep 24|
Popular Nigerian Journalist Dele Momodu, in his opinion has said that, the disqualified Big Brother Naija Lockdown Housemate Erica, has united Africa in few weeks more than the Africa Union(AU), in many years.
''A toast to AFRICAN UNITY... @ericanlewedim has reunited AFRICA in few weeks more than the AFRICAN UNION in many years...'' he wrote on Instagram.
Momodu made this know on his verified Instagram account on Thursday evening, he said looking at the number of African countries celebrating her big time and joysouly enjoying her posts, she has really reunite Africa.
Recall that Insidenaija had reported that, Erica was disqualified from the Big Brother ‘Lockdown’ edition after she flouted major rules of the house.
She was also found guilty of pouring water on the Head of House bed to prevent her deputy, Prince from having access, which led to her automatic disqualification from the show.
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