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Today's Headlines: EndSARS Report Not Reliable-Lai, Inmates To Write 2021 NECO Examination

BREAKING: Lagos EndSARS report not reliable-Lai Mohammed

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The Federal Government has dismissed the report by the Lagos State judicial panel on the shooting at the Lekki toll gate.

DAILY POST recalls that the panel was inaugurated to look into complaints of alleged human rights abuses by the police and the Nigerian Army during the EndSARS protest at the Lekki Tollgate.

However, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed in a press conference in Abuja dismissed the report saying it cannot change the government’s mind that there was a massacre.

The minister described the report by the Lagos judicial panel as ‘Tales by moonlight’.

“There’s absolutely nothing in the report that is circulating to make us change our minds that there was a massacre in Lekki on October 20, 2020,” he said.

21 inmates to write NECO exam in Oyo custodial center-official

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Oyo State Command, says at least 21 inmates in Oyo Custodial Centre, Agodi, Ibadan will be participating in the 2021 National Examination Council (NECO).

The Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Anjorin Olanrewaju, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan.

Mr Olanrewaju said the participating students whose first subject would be Agricultural Practical in the 2021 NECO were already in examination mood.

According to Mr Olanrewaju, the Controller of Corrections in Oyo State, Ailewon Noel, encouraged the 21 students to study hard, avoid panicking throughout the examination period and wished them the best in their papers.

Kano govt denies moves to strip Shekarau of Sardauna title

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The Kano State Government has described insinuations that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje is pressing for the removal of a former governor, Senator Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, as Sardauna Kano, as baseless speculations.

Late Emir Ado Bayero appointed Shekarau as Sardauna Kano sometime in 2007.

Kano is awash with speculations that following internal wranglings in the All Progressives Congress (APC) arising from the last wards, local and state congresses, Ganduje is hatching plans to strip Shekarau of his title as payback to his disloyalty.

Kaduna-Abuja road attack: Govt receive briefing from security forces

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The Kaduna State Government has received briefings from security forces on Sunday’s attack by armed bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja road. 

The Commissioner of Police, Abdullahi Mudassiru, alongside the Garrison Commander, One Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General UT Opune, and the representative of the State Director, Department of State Services, Mr Garba Shehu Shinkafi led other security agencies to the location at Kurmin Kare, Kachia LGA, where the bandits carried out the attack which left one person dead and an unspecified number kidnapped. 

2023: NGO trains women, youths on advocacy, lobbying

PHOTO CREDIT: Leadership News Nigeria

Ahead of the 2023 general elections and the apparent need for women and youths to be actively involved, a Kaduna-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women (LAWN/LEADS) under its six-month “We-You-PRO” project has organised a three-day workshop for women and youths on how to advocate and lobby for political positions.

The project being implemented by LANW/LEADS and funded by the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom through ActionAid International Nigeria, was developed to contribute to inclusive and responsive democratic processes and outcomes through citizens-led actions towards the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

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