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Nigerian newspaper headlines today: February 2

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Nigerian newspaper headlines February 2, 2017.

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FG’s request for Dasuki secret trial undemocratic – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the Federal Government’s attempt to use a witness wearing a mask to testify against a former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), as satanic and a mockery of democracy.

Guardian

Police ban Tuface from protesting in Lagos

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Fatai Owoseni, has disclosed that popular hip-hop star, Innocent Idibia, also known as Tuface, would not be allowed to embark on any protest in the metropolis.

Vanguard

FRSC sanctions commercial drivers over speed limit device

Federal Road Safety Commission’s mobile court, yesterday, in Port Harcourt, sanctioned about 15 commercial buses for failing to comply with the deadline to install speed limit devices in their vehicles.

The Nation

Coalition urges remaining Boko Haram members to surrender

The Northeast Coalition against Terrorism, (NECAT) has urged the remaining members of Boko Haram insurgents to surrender to the military in the interest of peace.

Leadership

African Union Asks Member States To Quit ICC Over Injustice

The African Union has passed a resolution aimed at mass exit of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Thisday

UK Deports 41 Nigerians for Immigration Offences

The United Kingdom has deported about 41 Nigerians for committing various immigration offences.

Premium Times

Lieutenant Colonel unjustly dismissed by Nigerian Army dies while awaiting justice

One of the officers controversially dismissed by the Nigerian Army for alleged partisanship in the 2015 general elections is dead.

The Sun

FG moves to force down food prices

The Federal Government has raised an inter-ministerial task force to force down food prices as well as raise Value Added Tax (VAT) on luxury items.

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

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In Areas Where F-SARS Are Effective, We Should Allow Them Work – Fayemi
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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ASUU Struggle Is Legitimate And Morally Right, Says Shehu Sani

 

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