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OAU student drowns in swimming pool

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It was the end of the road for a 300-Level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, identified as Fatile Emmanuel, drowned when he went to swim at a hotel outside the university campus.

According to reports, the deceased, who was studying in the Faculty of Pharmacy, died at OAU Teaching Hospital on Sunday at a swimming pool with two of his colleagues when the incident happened.

The president of Pharmaceutical Association of Nigeria Students, OAU branch, AdeyemI Yusuf, lamented the death of his colleague, saying that it was a painful loss to the association and Faculty.

He explained that Fatile died after returning to the pool alone without a life jacket.

He said, “We learnt that three of our students that were friends went to a hotel to swim. They were done already, but the deceased entered again to swim alone and drowned.

“The other students called for help, but the people around could not also swim. ‎When the lifeguard came, he tried to rescue him, but it was late already.

“The doctor said he was brought to the hospital exactly 05.10pm as a ‘lifeless body.’ After leaving the hospital, we went to the mortuary to confirm that he is dead.”

He noted that the parents of the deceased have been notified, adding that three people were currently detained for interrogation.

He said, “The police are aware already. The parents are also around from Akure to identify his body. Police have arrested two of our students and the lifeguard for interrogation. ‎

“We are in touch with police to ensure that our students are not wrongly accused or maltreated. The police want the doctor to do postmortem, after which the students will be released.”

When contacted on the telephone, the Public Relations Officer of Osun State Police Command, DSP Folashade Odoro, said, “The matter is under investigation.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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#EndSARS: Reno Omokri Slams Buhari Over National Broadcast

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#EndSARS: Reno Omokri Slams Buhari Over National Broadcast

Reno Omokri, Muhammadu Buhari

Popular public affairs analyst, Reno Omokri has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address to Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest in the country.

The former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan lambasted the President on Thursday in a series of tweets.

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Buhari who addressed the nation more than two weeks after the protest began failed to impress many Nigerians with his address.

Reacting to the speech, Reno, who is a staunch critic of the APC-led government, expressed that the president slapped Nigerians in the face and added salt to injury.

See his tweets below:

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‘You Are A Dictator, Sociopathic Disgrace’ – Fani-Kayode Attacks Buhari

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari’s nationwide address to #EndSARS protesters and Nigerians.

Recall that on Thursday night, President Buhari after several persuasions addressed the nation over the nationwide protests.

Also Read: Tell Nigerians Who Ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare Urges Buhari

The speech has led to a serious backlash for the President, who failed to mention the shooting of peaceful protesters by armed security officers.

Reacting to the speech, the former Minister described “Buhari’s speech was an insult to our people, a disgrace to humanity and a stench in the nostrils of God.

See his tweet below:

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Releases Names Of Police Officers Under Prosecution In Lagos

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Babajide Sanwo-Olu

In a bid to restore calm in the state, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has released the names of police officers being prosecuted for various human rights violations across the State.

He made this move known via his Twitter handle on Friday morning.

Also Read: Tell Nigerians Who Ordered Lekki shootings, Osundare Urges Buhari

Sanwo-Olu said the prosecution was part of the efforts of his administration to end police brutality in the State.

This is coming following days of violence in several parts of the state following the shooting of protesters by security operatives.

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