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Court releases 13 Unilag students remanded in Prison

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A mobile Court sitting in Oshodi has released thirteen students of the University of Lagos who were remanded at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison by a Special Offences Mobile Court on Saturday have been released.

The students, who were slapped with  two counts  of unlawful invasion and disruption of activities on  the premises of Television Continental in Lagos, were released after a hearing on their bail application on Thursday.

As early as 8am on Thursday, student  protesters had besieged the Lagos State Task Force building in Oshodi, seeking the release of the students.

Bearing different placards such as, ‘Why are corrupt politicians free while students are behind bars’, ‘Drop all charges, release them now’ and ‘For improved welfare conditions for students’, the protesters chanted solidarity songs.

Speaking after they were released, the Vice-President of the  Nigerian Bar Association, Monday Ubani,  said the court lacked jurisdiction on the matter, adding that the court could only intervene in matters relating to environmental and traffic offences.

Also speaking, the Secretary, Save UNILAG Coalition, Mr. Juwon Sanyaolu,  demanded  the students who were rusticated should be reinstated.

Sanyaolu said  a demand for improved supply of water and electricity should not have degenerated into rusticating the students.

One of the released students, Mr. Aina Oluwatomi, criticised the management of the UNILAG for being intolerant to pressure groups on campus

He said, “UNILAG has become a place where we only have obligation and no rights. If you are seen as a dissident at  UNILAG, you will earn at least two semesters of rustication. The university management has become intolerant of critical views and right to freedom of expression and association.’’

UNILAG   authorities   said  on Tuesday  the 13 youths were not their  students, according to statement  by the Deputy Registrar, Information Unit, Mr. Toyin Adebule.

The statement read,  “University of Lagos, hereby states that the 13 students remanded by the court as reported by different newspaper and electronic publications to be UNILAG students are not students of the institution. These ‘students’ comprise  rusticated students and some students from an institution in Ogun State.

“Let us emphasise here that the rusticated students are requested to apply for re-admission after serving their punishment. Until re-absorption, they are not considered bona fide students of the university.’’

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

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#EndSARS: Enugu Govt Adjusts 24-Hour Curfew

Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has relaxed the 24-hour curfew imposed on the residents of the State.

Recall that the Governor had declared curfew in Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South Local Government Areas of the state following an outbreak of violence in those areas.

However, following the return of relative calm and hardship being suffered by residents of the affected areas, the Governor adjusted the curfew.

Also Read: #ENDSARS: IGP Talks Tough, Says Enough Is Enough

This was announced in a statement issued by the State Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, on Saturday.

“In its place, a 13-hour curfew from 6 pm to 7 am daily, is imposed in Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, with effect from 6 pm on Sunday, 25th October 2020 until further notice.”

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Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

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Fani-Kayode Condemns Video Asking Igbo Indigenes To Leave Yorubaland

Femi Fani–Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned the threat of violence on Igbo indigenes in Yorubaland.

In a video circulating on social media, Grandson Adeyinka, a UK-based Nigerian, called on Igbo indigenes to leave south-west states.

Also Read: Nobel Laureate, Soyinka Denies Video Claim On Igbo, Yoruba

In the video, Adeyinka issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Igbo, warning that those who refuse to leave will be dealt with.

Reacting to the video, the former Minister distanced the Yoruba people from the statement, urging the Igbo people in Lagos to stand firm and stand their ground.

He wrote:

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El-Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna

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El Rufai Imposes 24-hour Curfew On Seven Communities In Kaduna Metropolis

Governor El-rufai

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai has declared a 24-hour curfew in some communities in Kaduna South and Chikun Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan announced this is a statement on Saturday.

Although the reason for the restriction was not stated, it follows the looting of warehouses – where COVID-19 palliatives were reportedly stored by the government – by residents.

Also Read: Lekki Shooting Casualties ‘Have Questions To Answer’ — Tinubu

Residents were said to have trooped to Gwari Avenue where they discovered a warehouse and immediately forced it open and carted away food items.

Reacting to the development, the government directed security agencies involved to arrest and prosecute anyone found violating the curfew, and those responsible for the breakdown of law and order as well as looting and destroying properties.

The affected communities include Barnawa, Kakuri, and Television in Kaduna South LGA, and Maraban Rido, Sabon Tasha, Narayi, and Ungwan Romi of Chikun LGA.

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