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NBA Round up; Spurs extend 50 winning streak

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The NBA was an amazing night for everyone that supports  San Antonio Spurs as they are currently one of the only two NBA teams to have gotten a playoff spot, last night was not only about the qualification but it was a night where Spurs staged a come back from a 28-point deficit to defeat the Sacramento Kings.

Spurs defeat Kings

The San Antonio Spurs pulled one of the greatest come back in the history of the NBA as they defeated the Sacramento Kings 114-104. Manu Ginobili had 19 points, four rebounds and five assists, David Lee had an 18-point, 10-rebound double-double, and Patty Mills finished with a 17-point, 10-assist double-double.

The Kings were led by Tyreke Evans with 26 points and four assists, Skal Labissiere had 15 points and six rebounds and Kosta Koufos had a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Celtics down Warriors

The Boston Celtics held the Golden State Warriors to a season low by beating them 99-86. Isaiah Thomas had 25 points, Kelly Olynik had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists, and Avery Bradley had 12 points and six rebounds.

Klay Thompson had 25 points and six rebounds for the Warriors, Stephen Curry had 23 points, five rebounds and six assists, while Draymond Green had 13 points and eight rebounds.

Wizards triumph Nuggets

The Washington Wizards beat the Denver Nuggets 123-113 on the back of John Wall’s 30-point, 10-assist double-double, Bradley Beal had 23 points and five assists, and Otto Porter Jr had 22 points and four steals.

Gary Harris led the Nuggets with 26 points and four assists, Wilson Chandler had 21 points and four rebounds, while Mason Plumlee finished with a 19-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Magic upset Chicago Bulls

The Orlando Magic defeated the Chicago Bulls 98-91 on the back of Elfrid Payton’s 22-point, 14-rebound, 14-assist triple-double, Algerian-French guard Evan Fournier had 20 points and nine rebounds, while Terrence Ross had 14 points. DRC-born center Bismack Biyombo had six points and six rebounds.

The Bulls were led by Jimmy Butler with 21 points, four rebounds and nine assists, Jerian Grant had 13 points and five rebounds, while Robin Lopez had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Raptors zoned Pelicans

The Toronto Raptors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 94-87. Jonas Valanciunas had a 25-point, 13-rebound double-double, DeMar DeRozan had 14 points and six assists, and Congolese forward Serge Ibaka had 12 points and five rebounds.

DeMarcus Cousins led the Pelicans with a 25-point, 10-rebound double-double, E’Twaun Moore had 13 points and Jordan Crawford ended the game with 10 points.

The rest

The Atlanta Hawks beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-105 on Gambian-German guard Dennis Schroder’s 31 points, a great performance by Dion Waiters helped the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-101, Nigerian-Greek forward Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 32-point, 13-rebound double-double led the Milwaukee Bucks past the New York Knicks 104-93, the Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 115-108, the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the LA Clippers 107-91 on the back of Karl-Anthony Towns’ 29-point, 14-rebound double-double, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 115-98.

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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Osinbajo Breaks Silence

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Vice President, Osinbajo Breaks Silence

Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has finally broken his silence over the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos by soldiers on Tuesday night.

The Vice President condemned the killing of protesters at Lekki tollgate on Tuesday.

Osinbajo, in a tweet on Wednesday night, also mourned policemen who were killed during the protest.

Also Read: Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Explodes Over #LekkiMassacre Of #EndSARS Protesters

He promised that all victims will get justice and prayed against more tragedies.

He tweeted, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost their lives in the past few days in different parts of Lagos and other states.

“I spoke to some of those in the hospital. The pain of these terrible events is palpable in our towns and cities, and some losses are irreplaceable, but we can and will get justice for all of them. I stand with Lagos and all other affected states in these trying times.

“We pray we will never see a repeat of these tragedies in Jesus name. God bless you all. “

 

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

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#EndSARS: Obaseki Gives Escaped Inmates 48hours To Return

Godwin Obaseki

Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has given escapees from the Benin Medium Security Correctional Centre and Oko Medium Security Correctional Centre on Friday to return voluntarily or face the wrath of the law.

This warning is coming following Monday’s jailbreaks in the two centres by hoodlums.

According to the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) 1,993 inmates escaped from their facilities.

Mr Obaseki went on an assessment tour of the affected NCoS centres and the police stations that were burnt in Benin City by the hoodlums.

Also Read: Lagos Policemen Brutalise PUNCH Journalists For Covering #EndSARS Protest

Speaking during the inspection, Obaseki expressed that the escapees should return or face the wrath of the law.

“We know some of the inmates have been released, but we appeal to all inmates who have escaped to come back on their own before the close of business on Friday.

“They should report themselves back as nothing will be done to them but failure to do that, we will come after them as we have their records.”

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#EndSARS: ECOWAS Urges Nigerian Govt To Conduct Speedy Investigation Into Shootings

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#EndSARS: ECOWAS Urges Nigerian Govt To Conduct Speedy Investigation Into Shootings

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The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has urged the Nigerian Government to conduct a speedy investigation into the shooting that occurred at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos State.

Recall that the Toll Gate was bombarded by officers of the Nigerian Army, who shot at unarmed protesters on Tuesday night.

This was contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) and Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Adodo, on Wednesday.

Speaking for the regional body, Mr. Akufo-Adodo asked Nigerians to use dialogue to find a lasting solution to the protracted clashes between the government and the protesters over the movement seeking an end to police brutality and bad governance.

The body expressed its condolences to the families and friends of those who lost their lives during the protests and also wished the injured speedy recovery.

Also Read: SERAP Drags Buhari Government, Military To ICC Over Shooting Of #EndSARS Protesters

ECOWAS also said while it recognises the right of citizens to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly and protests, it wishes that those rights be exercised in a non-violent manner.

“In this regard, the ECOWAS Commission calls on all protesters to remain peaceful in the conduct of their demonstrations. It also urges the Nigerian security operatives to exercise restraint in the handling of the protests and act professionally,” the statement read in part.

“ECOWAS Commission further notes that, in an effort to address the demands of the protesting youth, the Federal Government of Nigeria took important decisions regarding disbandment of SARS, comprehensive police reforms and investigation of cases of police brutality. It encourages the Nigerian Authorities to conduct the investigation rapidly.”

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