Ex-Deputy speaker commits suicide as protest rocks Lagos on Independence day

Protest rocks Lagos on Independence Day
Protesters under the banner of #TakeItBack Movement and #RevolutionNow on Friday stormed the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos.

The protesters registered their displeasure against insecurity, poor economy, lawlessness, and other challenges in the country.

The protest coincides with the nation’s 61st Independence Anniversary.

The police during the week said no official letter had been received to notify the command of any protest, adding that it ought to be notified so security could be provided to prevent miscreants from taking advantage of the

Protesters at the scene chanted and displayed banners and placards that read, ‘Buhari Must Go’.

Source: The Nation

Malawi’s ex-deputy speaker commits suicide inside parliament over vehicle benefits

Malawi’s former deputy speaker, Clement Chiwaya, on Thursday shot himself in the head inside the parliament where he had gone for a meeting.

The 50-year-old killed himself inside the parliament building, where he had gone to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him when he left office in 2019.

Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera, however, refused to give details until he had received a full report from investigators, did confirm the incident.

A statement said in part that the Parliament ‘regrets to inform the public that the former deputy speaker… committed suicide at the parliament building.’

It said the incident was linked to ‘frustration with the implementation of his conditions of service.’

Chiwaya bought his official vehicle at the end of his five-year term in 2019, as provided for in his contract.

However, he had tried to get parliament to pay for damages incurred in an accident that happened six months later.

Source: The Nation