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Missing Australian Diver Found After Spending Over 17 Hours Drifting In Ocean

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A missing Australian diver has been found after spending more than 17 hours drifting in the ocean.

The man, 68, (pictured), who was lost at sea

Rescuers described the finding as “a needle in a haystack” after plucking the diver to safety.

He was reported to have drifted more than 30 nautical miles from his boat and survived a night in Australian waters.

An alarm was raised by the diver’s friend when the 68-year-old failed to return from a solo dive on Sunday at the Yongala wreck on the Great Barrier Reef – renowned as one of the best dive sites in the world.

A sea and air search was launched with his boat found during the evening, but no sign of the missing man.

However, he was later spotted by a helicopter 17 hours later after drifting in strong currents.

It’s a huge task for rescuers to search a grid pattern of the ocean and today’s massive search area was calculated according to tides and currents,” said RAC Queensland Rescue, which found the man.

Our crew will tell you trying to find a human in the ocean is similar to finding a needle in a haystack.”

Mr Alan Griffiths, who was on the helicopter that found the diver and was lowered to get him told the Australian Broadcasting CorporationI said to him, ‘G’day mate, do you want a lift?'” .
Rescuer Alan Griffiths (pictured) was on the helicopter searching for the missing man

Rescuer Alan Griffiths (pictured) was on the helicopter searching for the missing man

He said to me, ‘You should buy a lottery ticket’, I was like, ‘No mate, you need to buy a lottery ticket.'”

The unnamed man was taken to hospital for assessment.

 

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Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

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Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

Governor Fayemi

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has constituted a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate cases of human rights violations against police officers.

The Governor named retired Justice Cornelius Akintayo and retired Police Commissioner, Mr. Dipo Ayeni, as members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry.

This decision was contained in a statement signed by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode.

Also Read: #EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel

Other members of the panel are: Mrs. Yetunde Kolawole, State Counsel- Representing the Honourable Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice,

Mrs. Kikelomo Owolabi, Chairperson, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti Branch, and Mr. Rotimi Ojomoyela, Chair, Nigerian Union of Journalists, Ekiti State Branch.

Others include: Mr. Jamiu Abiodun Adigun, Representative, National Human Rights Commission, Mr. Adeyinka Opaleke, Representative, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Ms. Caroline Fakinlede, Ekiti State Youths Representative, Mr. Abiola Johnson-Ogunleye- Ekiti State Students Representative and Mr. Akin Rotimi, Researcher, Police Reforms.

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#EndSARS: ‘Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos’ – Shehu Sani

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#EndSARS: 'Protesters Are Not Here To Cause Chaos' - Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani

Former lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani has expressed that the #EndSARS protesters demanding widespread police reform and good governance across the country are not chaos makers.

This is coming at a time when there have been reports of the government planning to deploy troops of the Nigerian military to control the situation which has heightened the tension in the country.

Also Read: BREAKING: #EndSARS Protesters Shut Alausa Secretariat

Reacting to the reports, the former lawmaker from Kaduna stated that the protesters are not mischief-makers as being reported in some quarters but rather people who want the chaos in the country to end.

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BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

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BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

#EndSARS protesters

#EndSARS protesters have blocked the Kuje road leading to the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua expressway.

The protesters also blocked the Airport road, preventing motorists from the right of way.

Although it has been reported that Soldiers have blocked the initial venue of the planned #EndSARS protest in Abuja.

Also Read: #EndSARS: For Some Of Us, SARS Has Been Beneficial – Gov Sule

The military officers were stationed at the popular Aya roundabout early Monday morning, with a roadblock and barricade.

Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with Armoured Personnel Carrier and water cannons.

The protesters gathered at the Kuje road and the Airport road to press home their demands.

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