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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 23rd February 2020

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If Obasanjo Were In Power, Insurgency Would Have Ended – Fani-Kayode

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode is of the opinion that if former President ”Olusegun Obasanjo had been in power today, Boko Haram would have been history.”

No King Has The Power To Suspend Me – Oluwo

The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Akanbi Telu II has once again boasted that he cannot be suspended from occupying his throne. Recall that after being suspended by the Osun State Traditional Council on Friday, the monarch called the bluff of the council, saying they don’t have the power to suspend him.

Set Up Agency To Rehabilitate Yahoo Boys – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a staunch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari has described Boko Haram members as the main constituents of the President. The politician cum lifestyle expert made this statement in reaction to the decision of the Senate to establish a federal agency for repentant Boko Haram members.

I Didn’t Ask DSS To Arrest Man Over SIM Card – Hanan Buhari

Daughter of president Muhammadu Buhari, Hannah has vehemently denied asking the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest and detain one Anthony Okolie for using her previously owned sim card.

FG Releases N386M For Coronavirus Prevention

Mr Abdulaziz Mashi, a permanent secretary at the federal ministry of health has disclosed that the federal government of Nigeria has released the sum of N386 million to two health agencies to strengthen against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID19) preparedness in Nigeria.

Count Me Out Of Protest At Odili’s Residence – Sylva Replies Wike

The minister of state for petroleum, Chief Timiepere Sylva has described as false the claim by Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, that himself and Adams Oshiomhole were behind the recent protest at the Abuja residence of Mary Odili over the Supreme Court ruling which sacked Chief David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as the governor-elect of Bayelsa State.

SARS Operatives Allegedly Kills Football Player In Sagamu

In a viral video shared on the Internet, some SARS officials have allegedly killed a football player in Sagamu area of Ogun State. The community is presently on fire as a young footballer, identified as Tiamiyu Kazeem alias Kaka, was allegedly chased to his death by some SARS operatives.

No Going Back On Social Media Regulation – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has stated that the federal government will be moving on with its plan to regulate social media. Lai Mohammed who disclosed this, weeks after he denied the existence of a bill for regulating social media in an interview with an international news platform, said they have already contacted two major platforms; Facebook and Google.

President Buhari Will Not Resign – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will not resign his position over the security challenges plaguing the country.

Rep Introduces Bill For Employment Of NYSC Candidates After Graduation

Eta Mbora, who represents Calabar Municipal/Odukpani federal constituency of Cross River State in the lower chambers of the National Assembly has raised a bill seeking to provide automatic employment for graduates immediate after their National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

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Address Nigerians over #EndSARS protests – Senate urges Buhari

The Nigerian Senate has called on President Buhari to urgently address the nation so as to douse the tension in the country.

This comes as hoodlums continue to carry out various attacks on #EndSARS protesters and others in some parts of the country.

The Senators made the call for President Buhari to speak to the Nation after a motion was moved by Senator Biodun Olujimi and co-sponsored by all Senators on the ongoing nationwide protests believed to have been hijacked by hoodlums.

Part of the resolution of the Senators after deliberation include:

-Urge all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies of social economic reforms that raise the standard of lives of our people;

-Call upon the Police to operate strictly in accordance with the rules of engagement appropriate in a democratic environment;

-Urge the Inspector General of Police to ensure a holistic comprehensive reforms of the police to increase the overall welfare including training and medical insurance of all members of the Nigeria Police Force

-Appeal to all Nigerians to resort to use of legal institutions to resolve disputes and conflicts;

-Urge the Nigerian youths and the Nigerian citizens to approach the National Assembly Committees Constitution and Reforms in order to secure far-reaching holistic amendments that are vital to the restructuring of our federation

-Urge the Federal Government to faithfully and comprehensively implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government

-Appeal to #EndSARS movement and protesters to kindly in the interest of everyone stop their actions and embrace genuine dialogue; 7. Urge Mr. President to address the nation as soon as possible on these issues.

-Police should make it a duty to accompany protesters and should be involved in protecting genuine protesters.

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

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IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations
IGP Deploys Personnel Over Attacks On Police Stations

IGP Mohammed Adamu

With the rising violence in the country, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police personnel from the Police Mobile Force (PMF).

This is a move to protect the lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country.

The IGP’s order was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

Mba said the IGP also “ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen the security around Correctional facilities nationwide.”

“The orders are coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some states of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).”

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

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#EndSARS: Address Nigerians Now – Senate Tells Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari

The Nigeria Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately address Nigerians on the ongoing #EndSARS protest rocking most parts of the country.

The Senate gave the directive during its plenary on Tuesday.

The lawmakers also ordered the Nigerian police to protect all #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.

Also Read: Police Ban All Forms Of Protest, Gatherings In Lagos

The Senate also urged #EndSARS protesters to halt their march to enable the federal government to meet their demands.

The Senate asked President Buhari to set up a judicial panel of inquiry made up of eminent Nigerians that would be respected by the youths to identify the notorious SARS operatives and ensure their arrest and prosecution.

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