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#EndSARS: Makinde Inaugurates Oyo Judicial Panel Of Inquiry

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#EndSARS: Makinde Inaugurates Oyo Judicial Panel Of Inquiry

Seyi Makinde

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on Tuesday, inaugurated an 11-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry to hear and consider cases of brutality, killings, and extra-judicial activities against operatives of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

The Governor promised that all cases brought before the panel will be treated with fairness and justice.

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The eleven (11) member panel is led by Justice Badejoko Adeniji (retired) – a former Chief Judge of the state, who will serve as the Chairman of the Panel.

Mrs. Olufolakemi Ogundele, an Assistant Director of Public Prosecution in the state Ministry of Justice, will serve as Secretary of the panel.

Other members of the panel include Dr. Oluwole Akintayo — immediate past Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ibadan Branch; Mrs. Wumi Odutayo; Mr. Nasir Sulaiman; Ms. Mary Kolawole; and Mr. Babs Oduyoye — Special Adviser on Politics to Governor Makinde.

Also on the panel are Mrs. Mariam Badmus; Ms. Olumide Akintayo – Director, Legal Aid Council, Oyo State; Mr. Falowo Saheed, and Mrs. Agbeja Adebobola – a member of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in Oyo State.

Speaking on the panel’s work, the Governor noted that the panel would begin work with about 50 cases already reported on its various platforms.

He urged others with relevant cases to also appear before the panel promising that all security operatives responsible for the death of EndSARS protesters in the state will be brought to justice.

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Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

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Don’t Allow Conspiracy Theorists Undermine Lagos Security, Sanwo-Olu Tells Residents

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged the residents of the state not to allow conspiracy theorists and external forces destroy the wellbeing and security of the state.

He made this appeal on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ engagement, tagged, ‘Internal Security and Conflict Resolution in Lagos State.’

The meeting, which held at the Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, was also attended by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola; Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi; human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, among others.

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“We have to reignite the communication link between government and the people so that fifth columnists or conspiracy theorists will not be able to infiltrate and spread disinformation and misinformation that would jeopardise the future of our country or the opportunities available for our youths to contribute to the greatness of our country,” the governor told the audience at the event.

He added, “The level of insecurity being experienced across the nation calls for serious concern, considering its implication not only on the socio-economic development and prosperity of our people but also on the unity and territorial integrity of our nation.

“The importance of an effective strategy for peaceful resolution of conflict cannot be overemphasised.”

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

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According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

He wrote on Twitter:

 

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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