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Kano governor warns new LGA sole administrators against corruption

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The new Interim Management Officers for the 44 Local Governments in Kano state has been warned by the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje against corruption and laxity to duty.

At the swearing-in ceremony on Monday night, Ganduje said that his administration would continue to give priority to service to the people.

‎The swearing in followed the confirmation of the officers by the State House of Assembly.‎

Ganduje urged the new appointees to perform their duties with diligence, honesty and fear of God, adding that they should as initiate developmental programmes in their areas.‎‎

He also urged them to be transparent and prudent in their dealings in order to achieve the noble objective of the APC government in the state and the country as a whole.

‎”Your appointment today as Sole Administrators should, therefore, be seen as a call to service of our people. You are more close to the grassroots and a lot of expectations falls on you. You can be rest assured of our continued support,” he said.‎
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According to Ganduje, the officers and their six Councillors would hold office for not more than six months before handing over to democratically elected chairmen.‎

The 44 Local Government chairmen elected during the tenure of Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso completed their tenure on May 28, 2017.‎

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari

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Moment President Buhari laughed while Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State presented the demands of #EndSARS protesters to him
Nigerian Youth Have Right To Protest, Says President Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stated that youths should be allowed to exercise their fundamental rights in the #EndSARS protest.

Nigerian youths have taken to the streets to call for an end to widespread police brutality.

Despite the protest, security agents have clamped down on protesters in Oyo, Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.

Also Read: #EndSARS: ‘You Deserve This Government If You Disturb Peaceful Protesters’ – Actress Uche Jumbo

Speaking to State House correspondents after a meeting with Buhari on Monday, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare quoted Buhari as saying that it was the right of the youths to protest and make certain demands from their leaders.

According to the minister, the president asked the protesters to give his administration time to address their demands as the team set up has already gone to work.

 

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#EndSARS Protest: Edo Govt Sets-Up Judicial Panel

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

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In a bid to quell the ongoing #EndSARS protest, the Edo State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate cases of police brutality in Edo State.

Secretary to the state government, Osarodion Ogie made this announcement in a statement on Monday

He said the panel is set up, “in response to the yearnings of Nigerian youths, as articulated in the demands of the #EndSars protesters.”

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

The members of the panel are to receive complaints and petitions from the general public, particularly victims or relatives of victims of police brutality and extra-judicial killings, and to recommend measures, including compensation and restitution, investigation, and prosecution, as the circumstances warrant.

This step is coming at a time when the State Government declared a 24-hours curfew on the state following a jailbreak by hoodlums on Monday.

 

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Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos (Video)

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Hoodlums attack Rapid Response Squad officers in Lagos

Thugs have forced men of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos state police command to flee for their dear lives after attacking their van.

The incident happened along Herbert Macaulay way in Yaba on Monday morning October 19.

The thugs threw stones and other dangerous weapons at the officers who immediately jumped down from the van and started running for their lives.

The state police command is yet to react to the incident.

RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)RRS officers run for their lives after thugs attacked their van in Lagos (videos)

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