Governor Sanwo-Olu awards scholarship to children of policemen who died in Lagos violence

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has awarded scholarship to children of the policemen who died in the violence that eruped in Lagos state few days ago.

The Lagos state government on Wednesday October 28, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.

It was also learnt that twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.

Governor Sanwo-Olu who visited the Command Headquarters in Ikeja to boost the morale of officers, promised to rebuild the burnt police stations and also give life insurance to police officers. The Lagos state Governor also promised to compensate the families of the late policemen who died in the violence.

The statement released by the Lagos state government read;

SANWO-OLU AWARDS SCHOLARSHIP TO CHILDREN OF POLICEMEN WHO DIED IN LAGOS VIOLENCE

•Also To Compensate Their Families

•Lagos To Rebuild Burnt Police Stations, Give Life Insurance For Officers

Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence that erupted last week in the State will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has pledged.

The State Government, on Wednesday, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level.

The State Police Command bore huge loss in personnel, armoury and properties in the violence.

Twenty-nine Divisional Police Stations and 17 Police Posts were razed by hoodlums disguising as protesters. Also, six police officers were lynched, 36 critically injured, while 71 police operational vehicles were torched.

In spite of the loss, the police said they remained undeterred in performing their constitutional duties.

Sanwo-Olu, on Wednesday, made the offer to take the bill of replacing the logistics lost by the police when he visited the Command Headquarters in Ikeja to boost the morale of officers, following the demoralising events of the past week in which police officers and their stations were targeted by hoodlums.

The Governor got the assurance of the police’s commitment to strengthen security across the State from the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu.

Sanwo-Olu said the statutory duties of the Police could not be wished away because of the actions of a few bad eggs, noting that the impact of the police officers’ absence on the roads was generally felt by residents.

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FG agrees to pay ASUU N30bn earned allowance and others

The federal government on Thursday October 15, reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a meeting convened to end the seven-month strike declared by the union.

The federal government agreed to release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university lecturers in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022.

It was also learnt that the FG promised to spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector.

However in spite of the agreements reached, the meeting was inconclusive and adjourned. The conciliatory meeting is to reconvene by October 21 by 3.00 p.m after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.

It is expected that ASUU will report back on its decision, in order to facilitate calling off their strike.

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Americans react after fly landed on Mike Pence’s head and remained there during the US Vice Presidential debate

A fly landed on US Vice President, Mike Pence’s head during the vice presidential debate last night, October 7 and it has become the star of the show as most viewers are commenting on it.

As Mike Pence went head-to-head with Kamala Harris during the debate, the fly perched on Pence’s head for over one minute.

Viewers quickly took to social media to talk about the fly while using the opportunity to slam Mike Pence.

Beyonce’s mum, Tina Knowles Lawson shared a photo of the fly on Mike Pence’s head and wrote:

Flies are attracted to all types of Sh_t including bullsh_t!!!!”

Sarah Jessica Parker wrote: “Is that a fly???? On his head. I think that is a fly. Not sure if anyone else is watching. Or caught that. Hmmm…”

Is that a fly???? On his head. I think that is a fly. Not sure if anyone else is watching. Or caught that. Hmmm…”

Pete Souza, former White House photographer during Obama’s tenure, shared photos of Barack Obama swatting a fly and compared him to Mike Pence.

He wrote:

A POTUS who was also the fly-swatter-in-chief. ?

#VOTETheWayYOUSeeIt because we can’t have a VP who has a fly land on his head and lets it sit there for like three minutes.”

Americans react after fly landed on Mike Pence

Americans react after fly landed on Mike Pence

Americans react after fly landed on Mike Pence

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5 to die by hanging for kidnap and murder of Shell staff in Rivers

Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, August 8, sentenced five persons to death by hanging for kidnapping and murdering a Shell staff, named Anthony Okoro.

The five defendants out of seven persons in suit number PHC/324/2017, are Oluchi Charles (1st defendant), Miracle Anumuna (2nd defendant), Ifeanyi Simon (3rd defendant), Koko Basset (4th defendant) and Uchenna Stanley Amaechi (7th defendant).

They were convicted of the 10 charges preferred against them by the Inspector General of Police bordering on conspiracy, stealing, armed robbery, kidnapping and murder.

Chukwudi Etete (5th defendant) and Anthony Ugwu (6th defendant), the remaining two persons mentioned in the suit, were discharged and acquitted by the court.

The suspects had on May 29, 2016, attacked the home of one Anthony Okoro, a staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company, in Woji area of Port Harcourt. The suspects reportedly shot the victim and carried his body away with his Range Rover SUV. The deceased’s Kia Optima car, television sets, infinix phone and other valuables were also taken away by the suspects.

The trial judge, Justice George Omereji, in his verdict yesterday, held that the prosecution proved its case that the first to fourth and seventh defendants were as guilty as charged. Omereji, in discharging and acquitting the fifth and sixth defendants, stated that the prosecution could not prove that they had knowledge of the crime, rather they unknowingly bought phones belonging to the victim.

The judge also held that the prosecution proved the case of conspiracy against the convicts.

“It was proven that the convicts had met at Genesis area of Woji in Port Harcourt and planned the kidnap of Okoro and the death of the victim was caused by the convicts,” the judge said.

The trial judge also noted that the prosecution also proved that the death of the victim was caused by the suspects, regretting that Anthony Okoro was shot on his arm and taken away with his cars and other valuables by the suspects.

Omereji, who based his ruling on Section 410 of the Administration of Criminal Justice 2011, sentenced the five convicted persons to death by hanging, adding that they should be held on the rope till they are confirmed dead.

The prosecution counsel, I. Ubulom, described it as justice done. He said the verdict would serve as deterrent to others involved in criminal activities.

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Uti Nwachukwu apologises to Tacha over his mean comments after her disqualification from BBNaija Season 4

Uti Nwachukwu has penned down a public apology to BBNaija season 4 housemate, Tacha, over the mean comments he made about her after she was disqualified from the show last year. Tacha, like Erica, was disqualified for multiple infringements of rules in the reality TV show.

Uti reacted to the bashing he received from her fans popularly referred to as Titans, and went on Twitter to bash her, using uncomplimentary words.

In a post he shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday night, September 8, Uti who won the Big Brother Africa show in 2010, said he has realized his mistakes and is now offering his apologies.

Read his post below

“You will never understand till it happens to you” – popular saying


I will never be too proud to acknowledge my personal epiphanies and when it’s time to actually obey ur conscience which I always say is your spirit.
Call it karma call it a wake up call. But you always have to listen to that voice inside

Recent events have triggered memories from last year’s #bbnaija
When another housemate was disqualified.

Let’s just say, now I know how it feels for her and her fans

Most importantly, I am deeply regretful for the harsh words I tweeted when I felt provoked by her passionate FANS who were upset

It was not fair to her as she had PERSONALLY not done anything to ME.
My reactions to the insults were totally wrong and not inspired from a place of Love which I always champion

How others treat us is no fault of ours. But how we respond/ REACT is fully up to us.

An eye for an eye leaves the world Blind (I’m still learning this one sha cos sometimes the spirit of Gbas gbos is tooo strong lol)

I’m also someone that says, don’t insult me in public and then come and apologise privately.

So symply_tacha I am extremely sorry for the mean tweets I responded with last year.
Please accept my deepest apologies

I can’t imagine what you must have gone thru and still go thru on a daily basis. All I can say is your tenacity is admirable

To the Titans. Na Una come for me o! Lol *jokes*.
I whole heartedly forgive you all for any and everything u guys said or did.
But more than anything else, I am also sorry for the way I addressed you guys.
Our fight don reach one year o lol. So make we hug an out

I am officially extending the olive branch to you guys and saying I am sorry
Trust me when I say I NOW KNOW HOW U GUYS FELT and FEEL

I’m not justifying anything from anyone but as Public Personalities we have to actually practice what we preach and tho we may fall a few times, we owe it to our followers to get up and inspire them by doing the right thing

Let love TRULY lead. And let’s be compassionate.

As Ephesians 4:31-32 says : Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you??

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Uti Nwachukwu apologises to Tacha over his mean comments after her disqualification from BBNaija Season 4

Uti Nwachukwu has penned down a public apology to BBNaija season 4 housemate, Tacha, over the mean comments he made about her after she was disqualified from the show last year. Tacha, like Erica, was disqualified for multiple infringements of rules in the reality TV show.

Uti reacted to the bashing he received from her fans popularly referred to as Titans, and went on Twitter to bash her, using uncomplimentary words.

In a post he shared on his Instagram page on Tuesday night, September 8, Uti who won the Big Brother Africa show in 2010, said he has realized his mistakes and is now offering his apologies.

Read his post below

“You will never understand till it happens to you” – popular saying


I will never be too proud to acknowledge my personal epiphanies and when it’s time to actually obey ur conscience which I always say is your spirit.
Call it karma call it a wake up call. But you always have to listen to that voice inside

Recent events have triggered memories from last year’s #bbnaija
When another housemate was disqualified.

Let’s just say, now I know how it feels for her and her fans

Most importantly, I am deeply regretful for the harsh words I tweeted when I felt provoked by her passionate FANS who were upset

It was not fair to her as she had PERSONALLY not done anything to ME.
My reactions to the insults were totally wrong and not inspired from a place of Love which I always champion

How others treat us is no fault of ours. But how we respond/ REACT is fully up to us.

An eye for an eye leaves the world Blind (I’m still learning this one sha cos sometimes the spirit of Gbas gbos is tooo strong lol)

I’m also someone that says, don’t insult me in public and then come and apologise privately.

So symply_tacha I am extremely sorry for the mean tweets I responded with last year.
Please accept my deepest apologies

I can’t imagine what you must have gone thru and still go thru on a daily basis. All I can say is your tenacity is admirable

To the Titans. Na Una come for me o! Lol *jokes*.
I whole heartedly forgive you all for any and everything u guys said or did.
But more than anything else, I am also sorry for the way I addressed you guys.
Our fight don reach one year o lol. So make we hug an out

I am officially extending the olive branch to you guys and saying I am sorry
Trust me when I say I NOW KNOW HOW U GUYS FELT and FEEL

I’m not justifying anything from anyone but as Public Personalities we have to actually practice what we preach and tho we may fall a few times, we owe it to our followers to get up and inspire them by doing the right thing

Let love TRULY lead. And let’s be compassionate.

As Ephesians 4:31-32 says : Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you??

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2023: I’ll build a 20th century economy if Nigerians make me President- Orji Uzor Kalu

Senate chief whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has vowed to build a 21st century economy if Nigerians make him president in 2023.

In December 2019, the Lagos federal high court convicted the chief whip of money laundering to the tune of N7.1 billion.

Kalu was released from the Kuje Correctional Centre in June after spending five months in prison.

Orji Kalu said this on a programme at a radio station in Umuahia, Abia state capital, while speaking on his presidential ambition in 2023.

He said:

Yes, if you give me the presidency, why not, I will take. I am capable of doing the job.

“The problem is who is capable of doing the job. For now, I am focusing on my constituency; there is a lot of job to be done.

“If you give me opportunity, I will like to go back to the Senate for a second term, but if the people of Nigeria want me to be president, they will show the hand. I can do the job. I can build a 21st century economy for our people.”

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Photos from the wedding of President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan

President Buhari and his wife, Aisha, on Friday, September 4, gave their daughter, Hanan’s hand in marriage to her fiance, Turad Sha’aban.

The wedding took place in the Presidential Villa in Abuja and was attended by various dignitaries.

Guests at the wedding included Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and wife, Dolapo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, Ekiti state governor Kayode Fayemi and wife Bisi, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, first ladies of various states and many others.

See more photos below.

Photos from the wedding of President Buhari

Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari
Photos from the wedding of President Buhari

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Ronaldinho finally released after spending five months in detention over a forged passport in Paraguay


Talented Brazilian footballer, Ronaldinho,has been released from jail after spending five months in Paraguayan detention over a forged passport.

Judge Gustavo Amarilla also released Ronaldinho’s brother Roberto de Assis Moreira, who also had been held for a month in jail and another four months under house arrest in a hotel in Paraguay’s capital, Asuncion, for the same charge.

The 40-year-old former World Cup winner “is free to travel to whatever country in the world he wants but he must inform us if he changes his permanent residence” for a period of one year, the judge said

“He has no restrictions except for the fulfilment of reparations for damage to society.

Dressed in jeans, a black beret and black shirt, Ronaldinho accepted the terms of his release, which include payment of $90,000 damages. His brother, who is also Ronaldinho’s business manager, must pay $110,000.

The pair are also expected to appear before a judge in Brazil every three months — Ronaldinho for a year and his brother for two.

The former Barcelona player was detained alongside his brother Roberto de Assis Moreira on March 6, after they were accused of entering Paraguay in possession of false passports.

They spent a month behind bars before paying a $1.6 million bail and being released to house arrest at the plush Palmaroga Hotel in the historic centre of the Paraguayan capital Asuncion.

Judge Gustavo Amarilla has fixed August 24 to hear the case against the brothers.

Prosecutors have submitted a proposal to the judge that would see Ronaldinho, 40, pay a $90,000 fine “to repair social damage” but be allowed to return home to Brazil where he would have to appear before a judge every three months for a year.

Ronaldinho denies having any knowledge the passports were fake.

His brother who allegedly knew about the false passports would have to pay a $110,000 fine and appear before a judge every three months for two years.

Prosecutors also asked for a two-year suspended prison sentence for Roberto de Assis Moreira, who is also Ronaldinho’s business manager.

The brothers arrived in Paraguay on March 4 without any issues, with Ronaldinho, 2005 Ballon d’Or winner, due to take part in an event in support of disadvantaged children.

However, shortly after their arrival, the pair were taken into police custody when investigators raided their hotel following the discovery they had fake documents.

The investigation has since expanded into a case of possible money laundering.

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298 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Nigeria

According to the statistics reeled out by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control NCDC, Plateau recorded 108 new cases, the highest for the day, followed by Kaduna with 49 while Lagos which is the nation’s epicenter of the disease, recorded 47 new cases.

Other states that recorded new cases include Ogun – 18, Osun – 17, FCT – 15, Ondo – 14, Edo – eight, Oyo – six, Akwa Ibom – four, Cross River – four, Borno – three, Ekiti – two, while Bauchi, Kano, and Rivers have one more case each.

Nigeria now has 49,068 confirmed cases of the viral disease. 36,497 patients have been discharged so far with 975 deaths recorded.

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