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  • Photo of Army denies moving dead bodies from Military hospital, describes Exclusive Report as Fake News

    Army denies moving dead bodies from Military hospital, describes Exclusive Report as Fake News

    The Nigerian Army has described as ‘Fake News’ reports claiming operatives had moved dead bodies from the shooting incident in Lekki. Sahara Reporters yesterday published an exclusive report claiming that at least 20 bodies of Endsars protesters had been moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital(IDH) mortuary in Yaba.   The report in part read ”At least 20 bodies of EndSARS protesters massacred at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos by operatives of the Nigerian Army on October 20, 2020, were on Friday secretly moved to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) mortuary in Yaba. SaharaReporters gathered that the Lekki massacre victims were moved to the IDH…

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  • Photo of Police release 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in attack on Edo police station

    Police release 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in attack on Edo police station

    Human rights advocate, Kola Edokpayi has secured the unconditional release of the 11-year-old boy arrested over his alleged involvement in the attack on a police station in Edo State. Recall that the boy identified as Gift Osayuhi was arrested for allegedly joining the gang of hoodlums that attacked Oba Market police station at Evbuotubu area of Benin City. After the attack, the young boy was said to have worn the uniform of a police sergeant and declared himself as the Inspector General of Police. Confirming the development on Friday October 30, Mr Edokpayi thanked the Edo State Commissioner of Police,…

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  • Photo of Protect yourselves against attacks- IGP tells police

    Protect yourselves against attacks- IGP tells police

    The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has advised police officers across the country to protect themselves against attacks. Adamu, gave the advice when he visited the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja, today October 30. The police chief said the officers must protect themselves because they are humans and also have rights. He condemned the #ENDSARS protest and said the demonstration was an attack targeted at the police to demoralise officers. “The unity of this country lies in the support that is given to police officers because if you are demoralised, the tendency is for criminals to take over the public…

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  • Photo of Cristiano Ronaldo finally tests negative for Coronavirus

    Cristiano Ronaldo finally tests negative for Coronavirus

    Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally tested negative for Coronavirus after three positive tests.  Recall the Portuguese international, 35, first tested positive while on international duty with Portugal on October 13. He returned another positive result last week and was made to take another test earlier this week, which also returned positive.  On Friday, the Serie A side announced that Ronaldo has now tested negative in a statement on their official website.  “Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid-19,” the statement read. “The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after…

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  • Photo of ‘Donald Trump is 91% certain to win US election’ – Pollster who has correctly predicted elections since 1996

    ‘Donald Trump is 91% certain to win US election’ – Pollster who has correctly predicted elections since 1996

    One of the most accurate pollsters in US political history has stated that incumbent US president Donald Trump has a 91% chance of holding on to the White House even though most polls put his rival, Joe Biden ahead. Pollster Helmut Norpoth correctly predicted Donald Trump’s shock election win back in 2016 and four years later his poll model predicts the Trump will win again. Norpoth, a professor of political science at New York’s Stony Brook University, created his prediction model in 1996 by analysing data from every US election going back to 1912. The model is based around each…

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  • Photo of Social media was used to incite violence during #EndSARS protests- NSA Babagana Mongonu

    Social media was used to incite violence during #EndSARS protests- NSA Babagana Mongonu

    The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, has said that social media was used to incite violence during the EndSARS protest and is still being used to incite violence across Nigeria. Munguno said this at a workshop on the 2020 national cybersecurity strategy in Abuja today Wednesday, October 28. Represented by Aliyu Mohammed in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Monguno said social media poses increasing challenges of cyber-terrorism.  “We are witnesses to the use of social media to disseminate subversive content to incite violence and heightened tension, causing unrest and sparking widespread looting and destruction…

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  • Photo of FEC approves N2.9 billion for the printing of examination papers

    FEC approves N2.9 billion for the printing of examination papers

    The Federal Executive Council has approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials. The approval was granted at the council’s meeting presided over by President Buhari on Wednesday October 28. Speaking with state house correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the printing contracts were awarded to a group of eight printers. According to the minister, the materials are meant for the Basic Education Certification Examination, the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination, and the National Common Entrance, adding that “because of the recent disturbances, we have postponed the examinations that have not taken…

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  • Photo of NFF confirms receipt of $1m from FIFA as COVID-19 Palliatives

    NFF confirms receipt of $1m from FIFA as COVID-19 Palliatives

    President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick has confirmed the receipt of $1 million as COVID-19 palliatives from world football governing body, FIFA.  According to Pinnick, the fund is composed of $500,000 for “men’s football and $500,000 for the women’s game,” while also revealing FIFA will send in another “$500,000 in January 2021” as part of the palliatives. He also revealed that FIFA sent $600,000 for the FIFA Forward 2.0 projects in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State and Ugborodo in Delta State while stating that the body will be expecting $300,000 from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) before November…

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  • Photo of We can’t afford another round of COVID19 lockdown – President Buhari warns Nigerians

    We can’t afford another round of COVID19 lockdown – President Buhari warns Nigerians

    President Buhari has warned that Nigeria’s economy is too fragile to bear another round of coronavirus lockdown. The President gave the warning in his message to Muslims in Nigeria as they join others all over the world to commemorate Eid-el-Maulud on Thursday, October 29.  In his message, President Buhari said that while Nigeria has so far managed the pandemic successfully by keeping the numbers as low as possible, caution has to be applied so we do not experience a second wave of the pandemic. “Looking at the trends in the other countries, we must do all we can to avert the…

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  • Photo of Woman who claims her son died in the Lekki shootings comes forward to counter claims that no one died, says his body is still in the Mortuary (video)

    Woman who claims her son died in the Lekki shootings comes forward to counter claims that no one died, says his body is still in the Mortuary (video)

    A woman claiming to be the mother of a young man who reportly died in the Lekki shootings has spoken up to counter the claims that no one died. Shortly after peaceful protesters were shot at on October 20, 2020, pictures started flying around of a young man named Anthony Okechukwu, who died in the shootings.  A woman claiming to be Anthony’s mother has now spoken out from her base outside Nigeria. She said she found out about her son’s death online when she saw his photo being circulated.  She explained that she called her other son who is in…

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  • Photo of Lekki tollgate shooting: DJ Switch should be prosecuted – Journalist Gbolahan Macjob says

    Lekki tollgate shooting: DJ Switch should be prosecuted – Journalist Gbolahan Macjob says

    Nigerian journalist, Gbolahan Macjob, has called for the prosecution of DJ Switch. Recall that EndSARS protesters were shot at while protesting at the toll gate. DJ Switch who was present during the incident, shared IG live feeds as she and others tried to save those with gunshot wounds. While the Lagos state government insists only one person has been confirmed dead, DJ Switch in a video posted on her Instagram page on Friday, October 23, said she and others present during the attack, counted 15 bodies. She said the only thing she regrets now was that she and others carried…

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  • Photo of South West Govs pay condolence visit to Gov Sanwo-Olu, say coordinated attacks in Lagos was an attempt to weaken Southwest economy

    South West Govs pay condolence visit to Gov Sanwo-Olu, say coordinated attacks in Lagos was an attempt to weaken Southwest economy

    Some South West governors and ministers on Sunday October 25, paid a condolence visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu following attacks by hoodlums on various private and state-owned facilities across Lagos state. The governors and ministers met with Governor Sanwo-Olu at the government house in Marina today. Those present include Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, Rauf Aregbesola the Minister of the Interior, Babatunde Fashola the Minister of Power and Housing, Olorunmibe Mamowora the Minister of State for Health and Niyi Adebayo the Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment. The governors who spoke…

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