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Olusegun Obasanjo mourns death of Ex- foreign minister of affairs

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Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed his grief over the death of a former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Oluyemi Adeniji.

Adeniji, who served the nation during Obasanjo’s civilian administration, died on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

Adeniji also served at various times in the Nigerian embassies in Washington D.C., Sierra Leone, Ghana and France.

Obasanjo, who is currently in China where he is attending Club of Madrid General Assembly and Annual Policy Dialogue, sent a condolence letter to the Ogun State Government where he expressed sadness over the ex-minister’s passage.

The ex-President said the news of Adeniji’s death left him with a deep personal sense of loss, adding that Nigeria had lost one of its most outstanding diplomats.

He said Adeniji brought his unique knowledge and experience into Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the international community.

The condolence letter read in part, “Ambassador Adeniji’s enormous contributions to the nation, in particular, and the international community, in general, earned him an eminent position in the nation’s gallery of unforgettable public servants.

“In particular, I note his memorable stint in the Nigerian Foreign Service in the decades after Nigeria’s attainment of independence, during which he carved a niche for himself in global diplomacy.”

He added, “I do know that when he was in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he was both respected and honoured by Nigerian missions abroad and foreign missions at home.

“At the international level, especially at the UN, where he served as the Special Representative of the Secretary-General with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone, UNAMSIL, between 1999 and 2003, professionalism, quality and integrity were his imprint and legacy.”

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks
#EndSARS: Ogun Judicial Panel Receives 20 Petitions In Two Weeks

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The Ogun State judicial panel to investigate cases of police brutality in the state has reportedly received 20 petitions in two weeks since inauguration.

This was made known by the Chairman of the Panel, Justice Solomon Olugbemi (retired) on Friday in Abeokuta.

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According to a statement issued by the panel’s spokesman, Femi Osipitan, Justice Olugbemi assured the people of the state of transparency and openness by the panel.

He also stated that the panel’s maiden sitting would hold on November 5, adding that subsequent sessions would be Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays by 10 am at the Magistrate Court 1, Isabo, Abeokuta.

 

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba Govt Sets Up Task Force To Recover Looted Items

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Taraba State Government has announced that it has set up a task force to recover looted items as well as assess the level of damage done to private and government facilities in four local government areas of the state.

The deputy governor, Haruna Manu, inaugurated the 11-man committee on Friday in Jalingo.

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The Deputy Governor stated that the task force is being constituted to right the wrongs of the rampaging youths during the lootings carried out between October 24 and 27.

The Deputy Governor also charged the task force to identify persons who aided and abated the lootings.

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Lagos Govt Relaxes Curfew From 10pm To 6am

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BREAKING: Curfew Now 10pm To 6am In Lagos -Govt

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The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

Lagos State information commissioner Gbenga Omotosho announced the new decision on Friday.

He said the curfew will now be from 10:00 pm till 6:00 am.

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“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities,” Omotosho said.

The statement read, “The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.

“The curfew will now be from 10 pm till 6 am.

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