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Nigerian Newspaper Headlines Today: 26th February 2020

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Good Morning, welcome to Information Nigeria’s Newspaper headlines for today, 26th February 2020.

Here are the major headlines.

Obaseki Is Training Militia Group In Edo State – APC

The rift between the Edo state chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress(APC) and its state governor, Godwin Obaseki appears to be getting deeper by the day as the party has come out to accuse the governor of breeding militia in the state.

NECO Dismisses 19 Workers Over Certificate Forgery

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed 19 of its workers for forging their certificates. Their dismissal was approved by the Governing Board of NECO, after vetting the report of a Staff Certificate Verification Committee set up by the council at its 52nd regular meeting.

Umahi Storms Army Headquarters, Demands Reduced Roadblocks In S/East

Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi has stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Army where he met with the Chief of Army Staff, Buratai Tukur and pleaded with him that the numbers of military checkpoints in the South East be reduced.

Court Sends Olisa Metuh To 39 Years In Prison

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sentenced Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) to 39 years imprisonment after he was found guilty for a money-laundering related offense.

Metuh’s Lawyer Blows Hot, Vows To Appeal Bad Judgement

Following the court ruling that sent Olisa Metuh, the former spokesman to the People’s Democratic Party, to a 39-year jail term over money laundering, his defense counsel, Abel Ozioko has vowed to appeal the judgment.

IGP Orders Investigation Of Tiamiyu Kazeem’s Death

The media space has been abuzz in the last 24 hours, following the tragic death of a footballer, Tiamiyu Kazeem who was allegedly killed by operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS). The inspector general of police, Adamu Mohammed, while reacting to the unfortunate death, charged the Federal Criminal Investigation Department to take over the case with a view to getting to the root of the matter.

Tiamiyu: Atiku Calls For The Reformation Of SARS

Former vice president Atiku Abubakar has stated that the complete reform of the Nigeria police is long overdue. Speaking via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday, he further emphasised that the reformation of Special Anti-robbery Unit(SARS) is also long overdue.

Shehu Sani Reacts As Kano Governor Bans Street Begging

Following the ban placed on street beggars by Kano state government, former lawmaker, Shehu Sani has stated that the government would only disperse them for a while but the factor that is making them beg would return them in no time.

Deji Adeyanju Reacts To 39-Years Imprisonment On Olisa Metuh

Popular human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has reacted to the sentencing of former National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh, guilty of money laundering to 39 years in prison.

Daddy Freeze Reacts To Report Of 96M Nigerians Living In Poverty

Controversial OAP, Daddy Freeze has reacted to a report by the world poverty index that over 95 million Nigerians are living in extreme poverty.

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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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