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HOUSE DIASPORA COMMITTEE CONGRATULATES NIGERIAN APPOINTED NEW YORK POLICE COMMANDER, AND FIRST SIBLINGS DRAFTED AS NUMBER ONE DRAFT PICKS INTO MAJOR BASKETBALL TEAMS IN THE USA.

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Abike Dabiri-ErewaThe House Committee on Diaspora has congratulated the first Nigerian to be appointed Precinct Commander by the New York Police Department, Olufunmilo Obe, and the first siblings to be drafted as Number One picks into two basketball teams in the USA, the Ogunnike sisters, Nneka and Chinneye.

In a statement, the Chairman of the House on Diaspora Committee Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa noted that the three Nigerian women have indeed made Nigeria proud.

The Ogunnike sisters are the second Number One sibling’s draft in the history of any American sport, next to NFL Leyton brothers, making them the first siblings to both be drafted Number One picks in basketball globally, and the second siblings to both be Number One picks in any major sports. Nneka is Number One draft pick to Los Angeles Sparks while Chinneye is Number One draft pick to Connecticut Sun.

They are both graduates of Stanford University and indigenes of Imo State while their mother from Anambra State.

Deputy Inspector Olufunmilo Obe was appointed the Commander of the 28th Precinct in New York City to replace Deputy Inspector Kevin Williams. Deputy Inspector Obe was first appointed to the New York City Police Department in February 1994 and she holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from City College and a Master of Public Administration and Government degree from Marist College.

While wishing them success in their various careers, the House Committee on Diaspora noted that millions of Nigerians are excelling all over the World, and stressed the need for Nigeria to tap into the enormous talents and successes of Nigerians in Diaspora for National development.

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  1. molebaba

    May 3, 2014 at 10:08 am

    U see what am saying!!! If it was a bad new, trust me passionate Nigeria hater (CNN) and there likes would ve run the story for weeks!!! Nway, we hail ourself, kudos

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

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

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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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

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Government official has a hand in the present situation of the country – Babangida

Former Military president of Nigeria, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has disclosed that the government has a hand in the mayhem going on in the country.

The 79-year-old made this remark owing to the massacre in Lekki toll gate and other parts of the country. He quoted Gen. Sani Abacha and disclosed that any insurgency that exceeds 24hours is being manipulated by the government.

Taking to his Twitter page he wrote;

“Once again, I will like to quote Late Gen. Sani Abacha: “Any Insurgency that lasts more than 24 hours, a government official has a hand in it.”

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