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#EndSARS: Lagos Panel To Hear Petitions Against Military Despite Their Absence

#EndSARS: Lagos Panel To Hear Petitions Against Military Despite Their Absence

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Lawal Ogunsanya The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of SARS and other related matters on Saturday said petitions against the Nigerian Army will go on despite their absence yet again. Counsel to some victims of #EndSARS protests, Yinka Olumide-Fusika (SAN) told the panel that he has an application to bring some witnesses to testify before the panel. The witnesses will counter the testimony of the army personnel, Brigadier-General Ahmed Ibrahim Taiwo, the Commander of 81 Military Intelligence Brigade in Victoria Island, Lagos who had earlier testified before the panel before the military stopped attending the proceedings. The panel has adjourned till March 20 to hear the testimony of the witnesses. The panel then moved on to listen to the testimony o...
#EndSARS: Petitioner demands ₦200m Compensation

#EndSARS: Petitioner demands ₦200m Compensation

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Lawal Ogunsanya A petitioner, Lucky Philemon who testified today before the Lagos State judicial panel has asked to be  compensated with the sum of ₦200m as damages for the inconvenience of losing his limbs at the Lekki toll gate protest of Oct 20, 2020. Philemon who says he was shot on the night of October 20 is also demanding ₦1.5m for psychological evaluation, ₦5m for the cost of subsequent medical care and $50,000 for Prosthetic limbs. The petitioner was led in evidence by his lawyer, Oluwole Bamgbala. In his testimony said, “On the 20th October 2020, I was at Lekki tollgate with others, when the military came at around 6-7 pm and started shooting. “We all sat on the ground; they shot me on my left leg. I slumped, when I woke up, I saw myself in the midst of dead pr...
List Of Key Golden Globe Nominees

List Of Key Golden Globe Nominees

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The Golden Globes 2021 nominees as revealed by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson, was full of quarantine favorite films and TV shows. Here are the nominees in key categories for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out on Sunday. Netflix’s “Mank” — set in Hollywood’s Golden Age about the making of “Citizen Kane” — leads all films with six nominations, followed by another Netflix movie, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” at five. Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back to host the event — the first major awards show of a pandemic-era season that culminates with the Oscars on April 25 — though they will be live on opposite coasts due to the health crisis. – FILM –Best film, drama“The Father” “Mank” “Nomadland” “Promising Young Woman” “The...
Police Brutality: Lagos Panel Summons IGP Over Petition By 76-Year-Old Bedridden Victim.

Police Brutality: Lagos Panel Summons IGP Over Petition By 76-Year-Old Bedridden Victim.

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Lawal Ogunsanya The Lagos State Judicial Panel on Restitution for victims of SARS and other related matters has summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and the Commissioner of police in charge of Legal Dept, Abuja, the AIG Co-Operative Police College, Ikeja and the Surveyor-General of Lagos State. Justice Doris Okuwobi summoned the four persons on Tuesday in relation to a petition involving a bed-ridden 76-year-old petitioner, Prince Adewale Adewuyi who appeared before the panel. The petitioner alleged police brutality, aggravated assault after his 26 acres of land in Age-Mowo village Badagry was forcefully taken over by the police in December 2013. The land is said to be worth over ₦800m. His lawyer, Debo Adeleke told the panel that the police has contin...
#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N10m Each To Two Victims Of Police Brutality

#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Awards N10m Each To Two Victims Of Police Brutality

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Lawal Ogunsanya The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), has begun awarding compensations to petitioners. In a petition involving Mrs. Kudirat Adebayo Abayomi, who was killed by a police stray bullet in April 2017, the panel on Friday, recommended the prosecution of the erring police officers. They also awarded the sum of N10 million as compensation to the family of the deceased, scholarship for the children, and a letter of apology to the family of the deceased from the police. The second petitioner, Hannah Olugbode, is a 35-year-old hairdresser, who has been on crutches after her left leg was shattered by a stray bullet fire...
God bless Nigeria- Mr Macaroni prays for Nigeria

God bless Nigeria- Mr Macaroni prays for Nigeria

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Sylvester Kwentua Debo Adebayo, AKA Mr Macaroni has sent a message of hope and unity to Nigerians, even as he still recovers from his ordeal in the hands of police officers, on Saturday. I thank everyone who has reached out or tried to reach out one way or the other. I’m still receiving treatment and I can’t reply to all messages but my heart prays for you... God bless every one of us and God bless Nigeria. Thank you" Mr Macaroni said. Popular comedian, Mr Macaroni was arrested by some police officials at the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Saturday, February 13.  Macaroni joined the protest against the planned reopening of the toll gate following the alleged killing of protesters on October 20, 2020. The comedian, who was later released on bail, went on Instagra...
Celebrities once again put the government on it’s toes, as they get set to organize another round of protests.

Celebrities once again put the government on it’s toes, as they get set to organize another round of protests.

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Sylvester Kwentua Barely six months after the Lekki/endSARS protest that claimed the lives of some protesters, another protest is brewing, and unless the government does something to nib it in the offing, then we may yet witness another massive protest in the country. And from the look of things, celebrities may once again play major roles in this protest. Just some days ago, rumours or facts, depending on how you may wish to view it, oozed that the Lagos state government was planning on reopening the Lekki tollgate, four months after the tragic incident that led to it being destroyed. Ever since the news spread, active players in the protest last year, started spitting fire. While many outrightly told the government not to reopen the tollgate, unless justice was done to the ...
We Were Stripped Naked’: Comedian Macaroni Narrates Experience With Police At Toll Gate

We Were Stripped Naked’: Comedian Macaroni Narrates Experience With Police At Toll Gate

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Gbenga Folarin Comedian  Debo Adebayo who is better known as Mr Macaroni has condemned the police for the treatment meted out to him and other protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, claiming that they were stripped naked.  “When we were picked up, we were taken to Adeniji where we were beaten, we were stripped naked,” he said in a video posted on his Twitter handle on Sunday. “Everyone was beaten.” The comedian explained that he initially did not want to go for the protest as he had been warned by his family, but noted that he changed his mind because people will be at the Toll Gate.  pic.twitter.com/QGTIKbQo2h — DeboMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) February 14, 2021 He claimed that his phone was also destroyed after he was arrested by the law enforcement agents. ...
Lekki Protest: FG Will Not Tolerate Anybody Or Group To Destablize The Country, Says Minister Of Defence

Lekki Protest: FG Will Not Tolerate Anybody Or Group To Destablize The Country, Says Minister Of Defence

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John Madaki The Federal Government has warned that it will not sit down and watch some people destabilise the country. The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, stated this in Kano while responding to questions from newsmen on the renewed protests at the Lekki toll gate. The Minister, who was in Kano for the APC membership revalidation exercise, said that the Buhari-led administration will not be governed the way some people want it. He further commended the government for appointing new service chiefs while expressing optimism that the move will yield the desired result of winning the war against insurgents. “If some people are seeing this country, that it has to be governed the way they want, they are mistaken,” Magashi said. “We are not elected to serve a particular ...
SARS is not Nigeria’s problem- Katrina Jones kicks against renewed protest

SARS is not Nigeria’s problem- Katrina Jones kicks against renewed protest

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Sylvester Kwentua Former BBNAIJA reality show contestant, Katrina Jones is not in support of those agitating for renewed #endsars protests. In a blunt tweet, the beautiful celebrity who once confessed that she masturbated on one of her birthdays, insisted that the country had more pressing issues than ending SARS. "Nigerians are good at jumping on trends without digesting the Advantage and Disadvantage of their actions. Same Peaceful Protest That Took Many Lives 20th October 2020! SARS is the least of our problems in Nigeria...#EndSARS." Katrina Jones tweeted. Katrina Jones has always been against the #endSARS protest right from last year. In several online posts, the Rivers state born celebrity never failed to highlight the futility of the protest.  In a recent tw...