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Maku Donates N2m To Wives Of Slain Police Officers In Nasarawa

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Labaran-MakuMinister of Information Labaran Maku on Saturday donated N2 million to widows of slain police officers at Alakyo village in Lafia Local government Area of Nasarawa State.

Maku, who was accompanied by his wife, Mrs Mary Maku, gave the token to the widows at the Nasarawa State Police Command headquarters in Lafia.

The minister urged the widows to take solace that God would not forsake them at all times.

He urged them to adjust to their new status, remain steadfast and prayerful to God for his guidance, protection and comfort.

Maku said that he would find time to meet with them at regular intervals, urging them to take proper care of their children.

Mary, who presented the money to the widows, urged them not to relent in praying to God and be focused as the new heads of their families.

She appealed to the widows not to be disillusioned by the circumstances surrounding them, but to be strong for the sake of their children.

Earlier, the Police Commissioner, Mr Umar Shehu, thanked the minister for the gesture.

Shehu said that the demise of officers had created a vacuum in the command and noted that the slain officers would be missed.

He appealed to Nigerians not to forget the families of the officers, noting that their families would depend on the prayers and support of Nigerians to overcome their trauma.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some of the widows, their representatives, senior officers and the commissioner gathered at the command to receive the minister.

 

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

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Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun

#EndSARS protesters in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday, escaped an attack by thugs which happened while he was addressing #EndSARS protesters in Osogbo, the state capital.

Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hold Enugu State Govt Responsible If Anything Happens To Us – Phyno, Kcee, Zoro

As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.

While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Forms Panel Of Enquiry

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.

This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.

The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.

Also Read: BREAKING: EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu reveals identities of policemen who harassed protesters

The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).

Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.

There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

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Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde

Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.

He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.

“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”

It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.

It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.

She died at the age of 81.

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