Month: October 2020

Lagos Judicial Panel Sitting In Lekki Enters Day Three

The sitting of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up by the state government to look into the allegations of brutality and highhandedness by personnel of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has entered day three. At the resumed sitting on Saturday in Lekki, the panel headed by a retired Chief …

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#EndSARS: Lagos Panel Of Inquiry Visits Military Hospital, Morgue

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution set up to look into brutality and high-handedness by the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit of the Nigeria Police Force has visited the Military hospital in Falomo, the Ikoyi area of Lagos State. Members of the panel were initially denied access but later allowed into …

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Nigerian cop, Ugorji, selected for UN police award

Chief Superintendent Catherine Ekwutosi Ugorji of the Nigeria Police Force has been selected by the United Nations as one of two runners-up for the UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. The PUNCH gathered that Ugorji is serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali. Her selection was announced in a …

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YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY MATRICULATES 15,453 STUDENTS FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION

YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY, ON FRIDAY MATRICULATED 15,453 STUDENTS FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION. THE NUMBER COMPRISED 2,289 FULL TIME HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA AND 4, 046 NATIONAL DIPLOMA STUDENTS.  8,585 STUDENTS FOR BOTH NATIONAL AND HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA PART TIME PROGRAM 533 STUDENTS GOT ADMISSION INTO THE DEGREE PROGRAM RECTOR, YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY ENGR …

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EndSARS: ‘Deeply Concerned’ UK Calls For End To Violence In Nigeria

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Wednesday that he was “deeply concerned” by the recent violence in Nigeria and reports of civilian deaths, and called for “an end to the violence”. “The Nigerian government must urgently investigate reports of brutality at the hands of the security forces and hold those responsible to account,” he …

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SARS protests: Reps to approve funding for victims’ compensation

The House of Representatives has promised to provide a compensatory budget for victims of the #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has disclosed. Gbajabiamila said the provision is in line with the earlier resolve of the House to ensure succour for families of those who post their lives to police brutality, according …

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#EndSars: My heart melts for Nigeria – Celine Dion

Canadian-American legendary musician, Celine Marie Dion, the only Canadian singer to have sold over 200 million records, has sent a message of comradeship to Nigeria citizens. She wants Nigerians to know that her heart melts for Nigeria, especially at this trying time of the end SARS protest. The #EndSars protest initially began as an internet …

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#EndSARS: We’ve disarmed SARS officers, says Lagos CP

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, says he has complied with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. Odumosu, who addressed a group of lawyers protesting police brutality as part of the raging #EndSARS campaign, said already policemen under SARS had been disarmed and their …

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