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Insult On Journalist: ‘I Owe No Apology To Offer’ — Fani-Kayode

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#EndSWAT: Things Will Fall Apart – Fani-Kayode Warns Buhari Govt
Femi Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has been blasted by Nigerians on social media for calling a journalist, Eyo Charles, “stupid” during a press conference in Calabar, Cross River State.

The journalist, during a press briefing by Fani-Kayode, asked who bankrolled his recent tour of some southern states.

Read Also: I Suspect Tolu Was Murdered And Truth Being Covered Up, Says Fani Kayode

Reacting in a recent video which has since gone viral on social media, Fani-Kayode was seen blasting the Daily Trust reporter for asking him a “stupid question.

Fani-Kayode said he had no apology to offer, insisting that the journalist’s comment was insulting.

“During my tour of the South and after a long and successful press conference in Calabar, Cross Rivers state, a journalist put up his hand for the last question and said: Well we do not know who is bankrolling you,” he said.

“Below is my response and I have no apology to offer for it… This is not a question but an assertion and an insult. And if this insulting assertion were made before (Donald) Trump or OBJ (Olusegun Obasanjo), I know how they would have reacted.

“The young man apologised to me during the press conference and sent his apologies to me after the conference. I have accepted his apologies in good faith and moved on.

“I have always had respect for journalists and I always will. Those of them that know me or have worked with or for me over the last 30 years can attest to that.”

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Reacting to this, the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned the attack.

NUJ President, Chris Isiguzo, said in a statement, that Fani-Kayode’s attack against Charles was “gangster-like.”

Reacting also was a former Channels TV presenter, Sulaiman Aledeh who expressed that the former Minister was out of order.

However, Fani-Kayode said he had no apology for his conduct. The former minister said, on the contrary, the journalist involved had apologised to him.

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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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