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Lagos Train Rooftop Riders To Start Paying 10,000 Fine – NRC Official

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Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager, Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), said the corporation would soon increase the fine of roof top riders to N100,000.

He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos that the fine was not meant to generate revenue but to discourage people from riding at the roof top of the train.

He said miscreants had formed the habit of riding on roof top of train and causing mayhem on innocent passengers, making train ride insecure.

 He added that 36 persons were charged to court on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 out of the 105 suspected roof top riders arrested recently.

The district manager said that the suspects were made to pay N25,000 fine which the NRC would later increase to N50,000 and N100,000 to deter them from such illegal act.

He added that “the fine is just a way to discourage people from riding at the roof top of the train.

“We have charged 36 out of over 100 suspects to court recently and the clampdown will continue.”

Oche explained that the hoodlums were arrested by a combined team of Railway Police, the Lagos State Police Command, the NRC Task Force and Man-O-War personnel.

According to him, the miscreants have constituted a nuisance to the corporation’s mass transit shuttle service in Lagos and Ogun states, causing harm and injuries to innocent passengers.

The manager said that the raids would continue and the corporation would increase its police posts and security personnel to ensure the safety of passengers and NRC personnel on the trains.

He added that the safety and security of passengers was paramount to the corporation.

NAN reports that hoodlums caused mayhem at the Agege station on Nov. 1 and the development led to reprisal attacks from the people, which affected the operations of the corporation.

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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Wike Ordered Police, Army To Kill IPOB Members, Nnamdi Kanu Alleges

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Governor Nyesom Wike makes U-turn, joins #EndSARS protesters in Rivers state (video)

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed group, Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike of ordering police and soldiers to kill members of the group.

Recall that Wike had signed an executive order to reinforce the total ban on IPOB and its activities in Rivers State.

Also Read: Wike Signs Executive Order Proscribing IPOB, Lifts Curfew

Reacting in a tweet on Friday, Kanu accused the Governor of sponsoring state security to execute IPOB members.

“Nyesom Wike, the little Hitler of Rivers State had a closed-door meeting with lawyers where he instructed them that any arrested IPOB member should not be brought to court but rather should be executed by the army & police.”

He wrote:

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

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Buhari Approves Emaimo’s Re-Appointment

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reappointment of Dr. John Emaimo, as Rector, Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy, Enugu State.

The appointment was made known in a letter signed by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora on behalf of President Buhari.

Dr. Emaimo’s re-appointment takes effect from Nov. 27, 2020.

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Speaking on the re-appointment, Mamora stated that Emaimo was found eligible for a second term based on his assessment.

The minister urged Emaimo to continue to work with his team because whatever achievements he had made in his first term could not have been done alone.

He reminded him of the enormous responsibilities of his office and the expectations of the government and people towards efficient service delivery.

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