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30 students school fees paid by NYSC corp member

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A serving corp member in Kogi State, Miss Oyebimpe Olofin, has paid the school fees of 30 students and distributed over 180 books, including writing materials to some schools in Lokoja.

The move was part of the activities lined up to mark this year’s Children Day celebration by Olofin under Omoloye Foundation. Olofin, while presenting the cash gifts, school uniforms and writing materials to the underprivileged students, noted that every child is a star with adequate investment.

She said, “It is important that as a good citizen of Nigeria, we should help make the child and their parent’s dream come true by ensuring that they are in school and not on the street.”

“While interacting with these children recently, I realised that some of them want to go to school. Every child is a star in their own way; it all depends on what you invest in them. If you give them something good, they will give something good in return.”
Olofin noted that the gifts would encourage the students to see education as the best way to achieve success in life, while calling on relevant stakeholders to help in the campaign to move children off the streets during school hours.

Meanwhile, the Principal of Muslim Community Secondary School, Lokoja, Yakubu Danladi, while lauding the initiative, said some of problems in the society could be traced to poor investment in education by government.

“Most of the children who are supposed to be in school are not in school because of many factors. Sincerely, if these issues are not nipped in the board, things will get out of hand,” he said.

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

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Thugs set prisoners free after hijacking #EndSARS protest in Edo (videos)

There has been a jailbreak at the Oko Prison in Benin City, Edo state on Monday morning, October 19.

According to reports, suspected thugs hijacked the peaceful end SARS protest, stormed the prison facility, and overpowered the prison officials before setting the prisoners free.

One of the prisoners who escaped said he has been awaiting trial for two years.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners
#EndSARS: Hoodlums Hijack Benin Protest, Free Prisoners

Hoodlums free prisoners in Benin

Hoodlums have hijacked the #EndSARS protesters around Kings Square in Benin City, the capital city of Edo State.

The hoodlums have reportedly broken the walls of the headquarters of the Nigeria Correctional Centre (Nigeria prisons in Benin).

The hoodlums after gaining entrance into the prison through the fence freed inmates in the prisons along Benin Sapele Road, near the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ office.

Also Read: BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

The Special Adviser to Governor Godwin Obaseki on Media, Crusoe Osagie, told Channels Television that the hoodlums exchanged fire with security operatives at the Maximum prison in Benin City.

“The hoodlums are currently exchanging fire with the security personnel at the Maximum security prison in Oko, Benin City,” Osagie said.

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BREAKING: Edo Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew

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BREAKING: Edo Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew
BREAKING: Edo Government Declares 24-Hour Curfew

Godwin Obaseki

Following the prison break recorded in Benin City, Edo State, on Monday morning Governor Godwin Obaseki has declared a 24-hour curfew across the state.

The curfew is to take effect from 4:00 pm, October 19, 2020, until further notice.

This was announced by the secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie.

Also Read: BREAKING: Abuja #EndSARS Protesters Block Kuje, Airport Road

Ogie said the imposition of the curfew was due to the incidents of vandalism and attacks carried out by hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protests.

“This decision has become necessary because of the very disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and institutions by hoodlums in the guise of the #ENDSARS protests.

“While the government of Edo State respects the rights of its citizens to undertake legitimate protests, it cannot sit idly when hoodlums have taken laws into their hands to cause mayhem on innocent citizens and the state,” Ogie said.

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