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#EndSARS: “Your Feelings of Frustration are Justified”-Osinbajo

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has apologized for the government’s delay in the Implementation of demands by the #EndSARS protesters.

In a series of tweets sent out via his official twitter handle, on Friday, Osinbajo noted that the show of anger by protesters was understandable and fully justified.

The Vice President also assured that the government will take full responsibility of protecting Nigerians.

“Dear Nigerians, I know that many of you are angry, and understandably so; we could have moved faster and for this we are sorry.

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“I fully understand how many young people feel. Many feel that we have been too silent and have simply not done enough; these feelings of frustration are justified.

“There are far too many people who have been brutalised at the hands of the police and this is unacceptable; we must take responsibility for protecting young people, even sometimes from those who are paid to protect them.

“Over the past week, we have been following the protests, and I have had a number of discussions with key people in the administration that you deserve to be informed about; transparency, after all, is a key tenet of government.’’

He revealed that the 36 State Governors and the FCT Minister will set up judicial panels of inquiry so as to make sure justice is served quickly .

“We understand that you want to see action from us and I am here to tell you that work is ongoing; I chaired a meeting of 36 state governors and the FCT Minister, National Economic Council(NEC), where we resolved to set up judicial panels of inquiry so we can see justice served, and fast.

“The reason being that only state governors, by law, can set up judicial inquiries in their states. The hearings will be public.

“With the President’s approval, SARS has been completely disestablished, and none of its former members will feature in any police tactical units.

He also expressed condolences with the families of those who lost their lives at the hands of some “Wayward” Officers.

“I am sending my deepest condolences to the families of Jimoh Isiaq, and all those who have lost their lives at the hands of wayward police officers; to those injured, I wish a full and speedy recovery.

“We have proposed that each state government sets up a Victims’ Support Fund, which the Nigerian Government will support. This is the least that we can do to compensate for the injustice suffered at the hands of errant officers.’’

According to Osinbajo , the government understands that the issues that being raised are bigger than just SARS and are working towards reforming the entire police force.

“They are deep and systemic and we are undertaking comprehensive measures that will revamp the police by addressing issues of welfare, service conditions and training.’’

“We will continue to update and engage with you all on these action steps and the ones to come, in the spirit of transparency, so that you can hold us accountable.

“We are, after all, here to serve you and we owe you a duty to win back your trust.Keep safe. God bless you,’’ Osinbajo said.

Recall that the #EndSARS protests, which started on Oct. 8, have continued across the country even after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu announced the dissolution of SARS on Oct. 11 with protesters demanding for a total reformation of the Nigeria Police Force.

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FG to Install One Million Electricity Meters Across Nigeria

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The Federal government of Nigeria on Monday said it would install at least one million Electricity Meters in the residents of unmetered electricity consumers before the end of this year.

Minister of power, Sale Mamman, said this in a series of tweets posted via the official twitter handle of the office of the minister of power.

Mamman said the president, Muhammadu Buhari had directed a mass metering Programme for the power sector starting immediately.

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The Minister stated that the Federal government was creating job opportunities for Nigerian youths in the power sector through key programmes.

He said the five million solar home system project, mass metering scheme, among others, were some of the projects.

Mamman, who disclosed this during a stakeholder meeting in Jalingo, Taraba state, addressed youths on the need to foster peace and harmony.

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COVID-19: Protests Takes Place Across Italy Over Restrictions

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Protests took place across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of COVID-19.

Clashes were reported in the northern cities of Milan and Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers.

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In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, and thousands of people gathered in the centre of Naples.

The demonstrations began soon after the national government’s order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 6pm local time.

Many regions have also imposed night-time COVID-19 curfews – including Lombardy, Milan and Piedmont, Turin.

The violence was blamed on extremist agitators and police said 28 people had been arrested in Milan alone.

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Ogun Police Command: Wanted Cult Leader Arrested at Scene of Robbery

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Policemen attached to Ogijo division, Ogun State Police Command have arrested a notorious Eiye confraternity leader who has been on the wanted list of the command.

The suspect, 26yrs old Akibu Tikare was arrested on Saturday 24th October following a distress call received at Ogijo division at about 9:30 pm that a group of armed robbers were operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo robbing people of their belongings at gun point.

This was disclosed in a press release by the PPRO, Ogun State police command DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

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According to the press release, on receiving the information, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Baba quickly led his men to the scene with some members of vigilante group where the suspect was arrested with a locally made double barre short gun in his possession.

Although other members of his group who he claimed came from Ikorod and Owutu area of Lagos State had escaped.

Some of the victims have identified him as one of those that robbed them of their properties including but not limited to phones and cash

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has directed the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be apprehended in order to put a permanent end to the gang operation in the State.

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