Afternoon Update: Buhari Reacts To Public Outcry, Promises ‘Extensive Reform’, Reason Why I Can’t Join #EndSARS Protest – DJ Cuppy, Two Players Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Super Eagles Friendly

Buhari Reacts To Public Outcry, Promises ‘Extensive Reform’ Of Nigeria Police

President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the nation on the occasion of the country's 60th independence anniversary on October 1, 2020.

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the outcry on the reform of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) promising to extensively reform the Force.

The President declared that the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration.

He disclosed this while delivering a speech at the launch of the presidential youth empowerment scheme at the State House in Abuja…READ MORE>>>

Edo Assembly Speaker, Okiye Impeached

The Speaker Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Frank Okiye, representing Esan North-East constituency 2 has been impeached.

With the development, Hon. Marcus Onobu from Esan West constituency has emerged the new Speaker of the House…READ MORE>>>

 

End SARS Protesters Block Osun Governor’s Office

End SARS protesters have shut down the entrance of Osun State Governor’s office, Osogbo, the state capital.

Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday ordered disband of the police unit and immediate redeployment of the operatives.

They are demanding that the Police go beyond disbandment of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)…READ MORE>>>

 

Nigeria’s Minister Of Police Affairs Speaks On Disbandment Of SARS

Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi, the Honorable Minister of Police Affairs has reacted to the disbandment of the controversial police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

This reaction was contained in a tweet the police affairs minister shared on his official twitter handle.

The police affairs minister, Dingyadi urged Nigerians to see the disbandment of SARS as government’s commitment to deepening the relationship between Nigerians and the police for better service delivery…READ MORE>>>

 

Reason Why I Can’t Join #EndSARS Protest – DJ Cuppy

Popular Nigerian Deejay, Dj Cuppy has opened up on the reason why she can’t join other celebrities in the ongoing #EndSars protests rocking the country.

Taking to her Twitter page the daughter of popular oil magnate, Femi Otedola, disclosed that she just got back from outside the country and she is mandated to self isolate for 7 days.

She wrote:…READ MORE>>>

 

Wizkid 2nd Baby Mama – We’ve Settled Our Rift

Binta Diallo, the 2nd baby mama of pop singer Wizkid, has disclosed that she and the singer have settled the rift between them.

Binta who is the mother of Wizkid’s second son, King Ayo, said they have settled their issues. She made this known during a question and answer session with her Instagram followers…READ MORE>>>

 

Alex Ekubo Gifted Range Rover SUV By Friend

Nollywood actor, Alex Ekubo has been gifted a Range Rover Autobiography by a friend.

Taking to Instagram, the actor revealed that he got the surprise gift a week after he bought his mum a Toyota Venza from the fund he was saving to buy himself a Range Rover SUV…READ MORE>>>

 

Bill To Legalise Cultivation Of Marijuana Passes Second Reading

Bill to legalise cultivation of marijuana passes second reading

A bill to legalize cultivation of marijuana in Nigeria has passed its second reading in the House of Representatives.

Legal practitioner, Dr. Tonye Jaja Clinton disclosed this during a media parley organized by Grow Cann Africa in Abuja on the benefits and opportunities of cannabis plants and CBD oil…READ MORE>>>

 

Bandits Kill 9 In Kaduna Village In Fresh Attack

Bandits Kill 9 in Kaduna village in fresh attack

A fresh attack launched by bandits in Kadai village in Fatika district of Kaduna’s Giwa Local Government Area, has left 8 people dead.

Daily Trust reported that Kidandan and Kadai are about three kilometres apart and both are under Fatika district in Giwa LGA where the activities of bandits suspected to be linked to the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) often lead to high casualties.

The bandits who struck at around 9pm on Saturday October 10, shot indiscriminately and also set vehicles, motorcycles and homes ablaze…READ MORE>>>

 

Market Chairman Assassinated In Delta State

Market chairman assassinated in Delta state (photo)

Suspected assassins have killed the chairman of Udu Harbour Market, in Udu council area of Delta state, Freedom Odiete.

Odiete, who was popularly known as Opito, was ambushed by the suspected assassins in Ekete Community by Cross-and-Stop Junction, along the DSC Expressway in the council area on Sunday, October 11.

Late Odiete was said to have been driving in his Pathfinder SUV when the suspected assassins fire shots at him. He was reportedly shot on the left hand but managed to escape. The assassins then trailed him to where he had taken refuge along nearby Orhuwhorun road and shot him repeatedly…READ MORE>>>

 

Nigeria Vs Tunisia: Two Players Test Positive For COVID-19 Ahead Of Friendly

Two Tunisian players, Ferjani Sassi and Seifeddine Khaoui, have tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of tomorrow’s international friendly against Nigeria in Austria.

The tests were carried out after their match against Sudan last Friday, according to a tweet from tunisie-foot.com on Sunday.

This certainly means the duo will not be available for selection on Tuesday…READ MORE>>>