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Ensuring Stability Returns To N/East My Priority, Says New Chief Of Air Staff

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECORATING CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, AIR MARSHAL ADESHOLA AMOSU WHILE WITH HIM IS THE WIFE, OMOLARA AND VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN DECORATING CHIEF OF AIR STAFF, AIR MARSHAL ADESHOLA AMOSU WHILE WITH HIM IS THE WIFE, OMOLARA AND VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO

The newly confirmed Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu has pledged to restore peace to violence prone areas, particularly the insurgency ravaged North-east region.

He said such will enable the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold general elections in those areas.

INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega had hinted that unless the security situation in the region improved, 2015 elections might not hold in the three North-east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, which are presently under emergency rule.

The Chief of Air Staff, who spoke when he visited the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, said: “I have been involved in operations at the North-east, so now that I have taken over, we would expedite action in ensuring that stability returns to the region. We promise that peace would be restored to the region so that elections can take place in 2015, but we need cooperation from the palace and the citizens to be able to achieve this”.

He added: “We also need more young people in the military, because it is a way of getting miscreants off the street. We will work with Deji Jakande and Rafeequat Onabamire to ensure we get Lagosians to join the force”.

In his response, Oba Akiolu said: “I am not a politician, but any party that is anti-Lagos will not get my support. I always tell people that politicians don’t quarrel, rather they play on our intelligence”.

The monarch, therefore, urged Amosu to carry out his job diligently, adding, “Don’t allow substandard elements in the force. You also need to be firm but fair when dealing with your men so that they can support your vision”.

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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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