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10 things you need to know today Tuesday 13/10/2020

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1. The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) met on Monday.

They convened a stakeholders’ forum to discuss implementation of recommendations of the Presidential Panel earlier established on Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

2. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Monday, reacted to the reelection of Rotimi Akeredolu as Governor of Ondo State.

PDP said it can’t congratulate Akeredolu due to the appeal by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni.

3. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 164 new COVID-19 infections in FCT and 14 States across the country.

The health agency said that the 164 new infections brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infections to 60,430.’

4. The speaker Edo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Frank Okiye representing Esan north east constituency 1 has been impeached.

With the development, Hon. Marcus Onobu from Esan West constituency emerges the new speaker of the House.

5. More than 20 people have been killed in fuel tanker explosion at Igbelajewa area along Ilesa-Akure expressway in Osun State.

The Public Relations Officer of the FRSC, Mrs Agness Ogungbemi who confirmed the crash to newsmen said the driver of a MACK Tanker loaded with diesel lost control of the vehicle.

6. The ongoing nationwide protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, on Monday, turned bloody in Lagos.

In Surulere, a protester was killed while several others were injured and arrested by the police.

7. Nigeria’s vice-president, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that whatever police unit that would replace the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), must be “acceptable” and compliant to all the tenets of the rule of law and human rights.

In a statement signed by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, on Monday, the Vice President noted that the disbandment of the tactical unit is the first step to extensive police reforms.

8. Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has banned End SARS protest in the State.

Port Harcourt was meant to have its turn of the #EndSARS protest, today, but Wike in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Communications in the State, said the decision to ban the proposed protest follows the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by the Inspector General of Police.

9. All End SARS protesters detained in Lagos have been freed.

They are Okara Nkem, Ayodeji Ayeni, Nduka Treasure, Adeola Adebayo, Adetifa Olanrewaju and Ademola Ojabodu. Their freedom was facilitated by House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Feyikemi Abudu, Moe Odele, among others.

10. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Monday introduced an alternative to the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, to the Senate leadership.

According to him, the visit was a follow up to the earlier one held in October 2019 between the body of lecturers and the leadership of the Senate.

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Ondo university vows to rusticate students over indecent dressing 

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Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State has thoroughly warned its entire students against indecent dressing that it will no longer condone such act from its undergraduates of the institution.

The Senate of the institution has put rustication as a form of portends for any student involved in any form of indecent dressing.

The authority of the institution, which gave the stern warning in a circular, disclosed that failure to comply with the directive would attract rustication from the school for a semester.

The circular with reference number AD/ REG/CIR/58/VOL. VI/309 was signed by the registrar of the school, Olugbenga Arajulu .

 

According to the circular, indecent dressing that would no longer be allowed on campus include, “wearing of skimpy skirts and blouses; leaving cleavages open by female students; and wearing of braids or dreadlocks, earrings, nose rings, tattered jeans, sagging etc by some male students.

“Any student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, who violates the above Senate decision on indecent dressing is deemed to have committed a misconduct and he/she shall be sanctioned accordingly. Please be guided.” school management informed the students.

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Katsina:Three women are arrested by police for concealing petrol in bags for bandits

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Just on thursday, a team of policemen, operating along Katsina-Jibia road arrested a mother, her daughter, alongside another woman, for hiding petrol in their bag to take to bandits in the forest.

The Spokesman, Katsina Police Command, SP. Isah Gambo paraded the three suspects at the state police headquarters on Thurday.

The suspects, who admitted to have committed the offence in contravention of the executive order and other extant laws of the federation, are all said to be residents of the Malali Quarters, in Katsina metropolis.

“These women that you are seeing here were arrested along Jibia-Katsina road with these bags pretending to be normal travellers going to Magama in Jibia, a border town with Niger Republic.

“What they do is engaging in smuggling of petrol to bandits in Jibia forest but nemesis caught up with them and they were arrested with these exhibits.

“These exhibits you are seeing are not just travelling bags but they are loaded with petrol meant to be taken to the forest for the bandits.

“The suspects are Umma Bello, 45 years of Malali Quarters here in Katsina metropolis, Nusaiba Muhammad, 16 years and Dija Umar 50 years all of the same address.

“It may interest you to know that the suspects while confessing to have committed the offence also revealed that many of them in the area are involved in the business.

Futhermore, SP Isah Gambo said “What they do is to engage the services of ‘okada’, motorcycle riders to buy the fuel for them in their motorcycle tanks from filling stations and then take it back to Malali quarters for them where they siphon the fuel from the motorcycle tanks and then arrange them into bags like these to avoid the eagle eyes of the security agencies while taking it to the forest to sell to bandits,”

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Heaven will fall if another northerner succeeds Buhari in 2023 presidential election – Joe Igbokwe replies Northern elders

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.

Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.

The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.

Moreover, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.

“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”

Most Nigerians have talked against the North producing the country’s next president.

Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.

The Southern governors had currently insisted that their region should provide Nigeria’s next president.

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