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Obasanjo, Oshiomhole meet, keep agenda secret

Gov, ACN, PDP bicker over alleged N300m pay, governance
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.
He simply told journali…

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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.

He simply told journalists: “I am not here for any statement.  If the governor is around and I’m in Edo State for a private visit, I should be here to say hello. Thank you very much.”

He also refused to say whether he had endorsed Oshiomhole’s re-election who is from an opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Obasanjo said: “Another day I will come, I will talk, the governor will talk.”

Oshiomhole, who later spoke to journalists, also did not say what transpired between them for the 10 minutes they were in a closed-door meeting but used the opportunity to carpet the Peoples Democratic Party   (PDP) which had alleged that he had given N300 million to the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Asari Dokubo, to assist in “manipulating his re-election.”

“Everything about PDP is bribery and corruption. This characterised its over 10 years administration in the state. They are cash and carry politicians. If Asari was a man of N300 million, he would not have led the struggle of Niger Delta.

“Politics without purpose is no where. That’s what Tony Anenih is doing. The PDP guber candidate’s name is strange to many. The man himself   is a stranger. Most people cannot pronounce his name accurately.”

The PDP alleged after Dokubo visited the state to deliver a lecture and declared support for the re-lection bid of Oshiomhole that the government had given N300 million to him “to acquire arms and enlist the services of militants under the ‘Community Vigilante/Volunteer Force for the purpose of the election.”

But in a swift reaction yesterday, the state chairman of the ACN, Thomas Okosun, strongly denied the allegation, saying that the PDP had resorted to blackmail “because they know they have no place again in Edo State.

“They stole our mandate in the past which we recovered through the court and the performance of the Comrade Governor has further shrunk their chance in the election.”

He said it was an issue the PDP should not consider, as that was not part of the programme of the ACN.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP yesterday, Matthew Uroghide, said Dokubo was not from the state and did not have any reason to speak on the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

“Alhaji Dokubo is not from Edo State and his claim that Governor Oshiomhole has performed outstandingly is not well researched. He does not have to look at the Ring Road to jump into conclusion in scoring the governor. Dokubo needs to go and see his kinsmen in Nikorogha and Ofunama in the riverine areas of Ovia South-West Local Council, Edo State and find out how his protégé has affected them. How much impact has the present government had on them? These riverine dwellers do not even have pipe-borne water let alone good roads and other infrastructure.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

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Obasanjo, Oshiomhole meet, keep agenda secret

Gov, ACN, PDP bicker over alleged N300m pay, governance
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.
He simply told journali…

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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.

He simply told journalists: “I am not here for any statement.  If the governor is around and I’m in Edo State for a private visit, I should be here to say hello. Thank you very much.”

He also refused to say whether he had endorsed Oshiomhole’s re-election who is from an opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Obasanjo said: “Another day I will come, I will talk, the governor will talk.”

Oshiomhole, who later spoke to journalists, also did not say what transpired between them for the 10 minutes they were in a closed-door meeting but used the opportunity to carpet the Peoples Democratic Party   (PDP) which had alleged that he had given N300 million to the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Asari Dokubo, to assist in “manipulating his re-election.”

“Everything about PDP is bribery and corruption. This characterised its over 10 years administration in the state. They are cash and carry politicians. If Asari was a man of N300 million, he would not have led the struggle of Niger Delta.

“Politics without purpose is no where. That’s what Tony Anenih is doing. The PDP guber candidate’s name is strange to many. The man himself   is a stranger. Most people cannot pronounce his name accurately.”

The PDP alleged after Dokubo visited the state to deliver a lecture and declared support for the re-lection bid of Oshiomhole that the government had given N300 million to him “to acquire arms and enlist the services of militants under the ‘Community Vigilante/Volunteer Force for the purpose of the election.”

But in a swift reaction yesterday, the state chairman of the ACN, Thomas Okosun, strongly denied the allegation, saying that the PDP had resorted to blackmail “because they know they have no place again in Edo State.

“They stole our mandate in the past which we recovered through the court and the performance of the Comrade Governor has further shrunk their chance in the election.”

He said it was an issue the PDP should not consider, as that was not part of the programme of the ACN.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP yesterday, Matthew Uroghide, said Dokubo was not from the state and did not have any reason to speak on the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

“Alhaji Dokubo is not from Edo State and his claim that Governor Oshiomhole has performed outstandingly is not well researched. He does not have to look at the Ring Road to jump into conclusion in scoring the governor. Dokubo needs to go and see his kinsmen in Nikorogha and Ofunama in the riverine areas of Ovia South-West Local Council, Edo State and find out how his protégé has affected them. How much impact has the present government had on them? These riverine dwellers do not even have pipe-borne water let alone good roads and other infrastructure.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

Read the release report below;

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Obasanjo, Oshiomhole meet, keep agenda secret

Gov, ACN, PDP bicker over alleged N300m pay, governance
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.
He simply told journali…

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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.

He simply told journalists: “I am not here for any statement.  If the governor is around and I’m in Edo State for a private visit, I should be here to say hello. Thank you very much.”

He also refused to say whether he had endorsed Oshiomhole’s re-election who is from an opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Obasanjo said: “Another day I will come, I will talk, the governor will talk.”

Oshiomhole, who later spoke to journalists, also did not say what transpired between them for the 10 minutes they were in a closed-door meeting but used the opportunity to carpet the Peoples Democratic Party   (PDP) which had alleged that he had given N300 million to the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Asari Dokubo, to assist in “manipulating his re-election.”

“Everything about PDP is bribery and corruption. This characterised its over 10 years administration in the state. They are cash and carry politicians. If Asari was a man of N300 million, he would not have led the struggle of Niger Delta.

“Politics without purpose is no where. That’s what Tony Anenih is doing. The PDP guber candidate’s name is strange to many. The man himself   is a stranger. Most people cannot pronounce his name accurately.”

The PDP alleged after Dokubo visited the state to deliver a lecture and declared support for the re-lection bid of Oshiomhole that the government had given N300 million to him “to acquire arms and enlist the services of militants under the ‘Community Vigilante/Volunteer Force for the purpose of the election.”

But in a swift reaction yesterday, the state chairman of the ACN, Thomas Okosun, strongly denied the allegation, saying that the PDP had resorted to blackmail “because they know they have no place again in Edo State.

“They stole our mandate in the past which we recovered through the court and the performance of the Comrade Governor has further shrunk their chance in the election.”

He said it was an issue the PDP should not consider, as that was not part of the programme of the ACN.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP yesterday, Matthew Uroghide, said Dokubo was not from the state and did not have any reason to speak on the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

“Alhaji Dokubo is not from Edo State and his claim that Governor Oshiomhole has performed outstandingly is not well researched. He does not have to look at the Ring Road to jump into conclusion in scoring the governor. Dokubo needs to go and see his kinsmen in Nikorogha and Ofunama in the riverine areas of Ovia South-West Local Council, Edo State and find out how his protégé has affected them. How much impact has the present government had on them? These riverine dwellers do not even have pipe-borne water let alone good roads and other infrastructure.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

Read the release report below;

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Obasanjo, Oshiomhole meet, keep agenda secret

Gov, ACN, PDP bicker over alleged N300m pay, governance
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.
He simply told journali…

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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.

He simply told journalists: “I am not here for any statement.  If the governor is around and I’m in Edo State for a private visit, I should be here to say hello. Thank you very much.”

He also refused to say whether he had endorsed Oshiomhole’s re-election who is from an opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Obasanjo said: “Another day I will come, I will talk, the governor will talk.”

Oshiomhole, who later spoke to journalists, also did not say what transpired between them for the 10 minutes they were in a closed-door meeting but used the opportunity to carpet the Peoples Democratic Party   (PDP) which had alleged that he had given N300 million to the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Asari Dokubo, to assist in “manipulating his re-election.”

“Everything about PDP is bribery and corruption. This characterised its over 10 years administration in the state. They are cash and carry politicians. If Asari was a man of N300 million, he would not have led the struggle of Niger Delta.

“Politics without purpose is no where. That’s what Tony Anenih is doing. The PDP guber candidate’s name is strange to many. The man himself   is a stranger. Most people cannot pronounce his name accurately.”

The PDP alleged after Dokubo visited the state to deliver a lecture and declared support for the re-lection bid of Oshiomhole that the government had given N300 million to him “to acquire arms and enlist the services of militants under the ‘Community Vigilante/Volunteer Force for the purpose of the election.”

But in a swift reaction yesterday, the state chairman of the ACN, Thomas Okosun, strongly denied the allegation, saying that the PDP had resorted to blackmail “because they know they have no place again in Edo State.

“They stole our mandate in the past which we recovered through the court and the performance of the Comrade Governor has further shrunk their chance in the election.”

He said it was an issue the PDP should not consider, as that was not part of the programme of the ACN.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP yesterday, Matthew Uroghide, said Dokubo was not from the state and did not have any reason to speak on the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

“Alhaji Dokubo is not from Edo State and his claim that Governor Oshiomhole has performed outstandingly is not well researched. He does not have to look at the Ring Road to jump into conclusion in scoring the governor. Dokubo needs to go and see his kinsmen in Nikorogha and Ofunama in the riverine areas of Ovia South-West Local Council, Edo State and find out how his protégé has affected them. How much impact has the present government had on them? These riverine dwellers do not even have pipe-borne water let alone good roads and other infrastructure.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq

Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

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According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

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Obasanjo, Oshiomhole meet, keep agenda secret

Gov, ACN, PDP bicker over alleged N300m pay, governance
FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.
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FORMER President Olusegun Obasanjo paid an unscheduled visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State yesterday but kept journalists guessing on the purpose of the visit.

He simply told journalists: “I am not here for any statement.  If the governor is around and I’m in Edo State for a private visit, I should be here to say hello. Thank you very much.”

He also refused to say whether he had endorsed Oshiomhole’s re-election who is from an opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

Obasanjo said: “Another day I will come, I will talk, the governor will talk.”

Oshiomhole, who later spoke to journalists, also did not say what transpired between them for the 10 minutes they were in a closed-door meeting but used the opportunity to carpet the Peoples Democratic Party   (PDP) which had alleged that he had given N300 million to the leader of the Niger Delta Volunteer Force (NDVF), Asari Dokubo, to assist in “manipulating his re-election.”

“Everything about PDP is bribery and corruption. This characterised its over 10 years administration in the state. They are cash and carry politicians. If Asari was a man of N300 million, he would not have led the struggle of Niger Delta.

“Politics without purpose is no where. That’s what Tony Anenih is doing. The PDP guber candidate’s name is strange to many. The man himself   is a stranger. Most people cannot pronounce his name accurately.”

The PDP alleged after Dokubo visited the state to deliver a lecture and declared support for the re-lection bid of Oshiomhole that the government had given N300 million to him “to acquire arms and enlist the services of militants under the ‘Community Vigilante/Volunteer Force for the purpose of the election.”

But in a swift reaction yesterday, the state chairman of the ACN, Thomas Okosun, strongly denied the allegation, saying that the PDP had resorted to blackmail “because they know they have no place again in Edo State.

“They stole our mandate in the past which we recovered through the court and the performance of the Comrade Governor has further shrunk their chance in the election.”

He said it was an issue the PDP should not consider, as that was not part of the programme of the ACN.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP yesterday, Matthew Uroghide, said Dokubo was not from the state and did not have any reason to speak on the coming July 14 governorship election in the state.

“Alhaji Dokubo is not from Edo State and his claim that Governor Oshiomhole has performed outstandingly is not well researched. He does not have to look at the Ring Road to jump into conclusion in scoring the governor. Dokubo needs to go and see his kinsmen in Nikorogha and Ofunama in the riverine areas of Ovia South-West Local Council, Edo State and find out how his protégé has affected them. How much impact has the present government had on them? These riverine dwellers do not even have pipe-borne water let alone good roads and other infrastructure.

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Kwara Governor, Abdulrazaq Declares 24-hour Curfew

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Following the outbreak of violence in some quarters of the State, Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has declared a 24-hour Curfew on the state starting on Saturday.

Governor Abdulrazaq made this known in a statewide broadcast on Friday night.

Recall that on Friday some residents of Ilorin, the Kwara State capital stormed the warehouses where the government stored COVID-19 palliatives expected to be distributed to citizens.

Also Read: BREAKING: Lagos Government Relaxes Curfew

The warehouses, located at the cargo warehouse of the International airport in Ilorin as well as the agro-mall located in the Sango area of the state were totally ransacked as residents struggled to pack as much food items as they could.

Abdulrazaq said, “Lives are being threatened. Businesses are being looted. Public properties have been targeted. This is unacceptable. It is not who we are.

“To curb these acts of criminalities, I hereby declare a 24-hour curfew in Ilorin metropolis from midnight today October 23rd, 2020. This is in line with Sections 1, 2, and 4 of the Public Order Act Chapter 382 Laws of Federation of Nigeria 2004.

“People are urged to stay indoors in compliance with this curfew. This will be reviewed as we watch developments.

“Our observation is that what has happened today is not a protest, it cannot be defended under any guide, it was a pure act of criminality as some people are hiding under the guise of nationwide protest.”

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Two PUNCH journalists, Femi Dawodu and Segun Odunayo, were on Wednesday brutalised by policemen guarding the Lagos State House of Assembly in Ikeja.

The duo had gone to cover events around the Alausa area, a major demonstration ground of the #EndSARS protesters calling for a total overhaul of the Nigeria Police Force.

According to the PUNCH, both Odunayo and Dawodu were recording a live video of activities in the area when the policemen accosted them and ordered them to stop the recording.

After showing the policemen their identity cards, indicating that they are journalists covering #EndSARS protests and monitoring compliance with the government-imposed curfew, the policemen became annoyed and pounced on them.

Odunayo said the policemen tortured them for four hours, adding that they stripped them of their clothes, laid them on the floor, beat them with a stick and guns, and took a video recording of them while torturing them at the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Odunayo said, “Femi and I were at the Secretariat in Alausa around 7 am and were doing a live video of the activities going on in the area. We were heading back to the expressway when a group of armed policemen accosted us at the Lagos State House of Assembly roundabout and immediately collected our phones. We showed them our ID cards, but they refused to let us go.

“What got the policemen annoyed was that we saw them using a stick and a rubber to beat a young man, and during the live video, they heard me saying that they were beating someone. So, after they arrested us, they tortured us and demanded that we should do another live video denying the statement, but we refused.

“Each Time we refused, they slapped us, used a stick to beat us, used the butt of their guns to hit our heads and bodies after stripping us of our clothes. All they wanted was for us to do another live broadcast to claim that we lied and we didn’t because we told the truth.”

Dawodu said it took the intervention of the state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi before they were released at the Alausa Police Station, adding that before their release, the policemen took their details, including their addresses, took a video record of them and threatened to go after them if any negative report was published about what happened.

He said, “The policemen were transferring the aggression of what is happening regarding the #EndSARS protest on us. They later took us to the Divisional Police Station in Alausa, and if not for the DPO, the policemen guarding the LSHA that arrested us would have done more grievous things to us.

“The PPRO and the DPO later spoke with them, and we were released.

“But despite his intervention, we were told to write statements. They collected our details, address, took video recordings of us making false statements during the torture, and threatened to use it to blackmail and go after us if we end up doing any bad report against them.”

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CCTV At Lekki Toll Gate Was Not Removed -Lekki Concession Company Says

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Lekki Concession Company in their press release has debunked the rumour that the Lekki Toll Gate CCTV camera was not removed.

Lekki, Ikoyi tolls will rise on February 1 – LCC - Ivory NG

According to the press release by the company which condemns the unlawful killings of the peaceful protesters said no one gave the order for the removal of the Closed Circuit Television System as the CCTV is still intact as of the time of this report.

Speaking further, the concession company revealed that if the CCTV was to be removed, it would require the use of machinery to reach the heights that they have been installed.

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