Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades
  • October 25, 2020
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By Felix Onuah and Angela Ukomadu ABUJA/LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa's most populous country in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. The unrest, unprecedented since the 1999 return to civilian rule, is the most serious political crisis confronting President Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler elected in 2015. Curfews have been imposed on millions of people in recent days in response to violence and looting in parts of the country. Violence, particularly in the commercial capital Lagos, escalated after demonstrators were shot on Tuesday night in the city's Lekki district during a round-the-clock curfew. Witnesses blamed soldiers. Rights group Amnesty International said soldiers and police had killed...

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Bayelsa Govt sign MOU with FG over upgrading Asuama Sports Academy
  • September 7, 2020
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The Federal Government and the representatives of the Bayelsa State Government have signed a Memorandum of U derstanding (MOU) over the upgrading of the Sports Academy located in Asuama, Kolokuma/Opokuma local government Area of the State. The Bayelsa Sports Academy established in 2003 during the era of Former Governor Chief Timipre Sylva as a premier institute of sports for the training of young talents in the country. The Sports academy, which is presently at a temporary site was turned to a model Secondary school of learning by the immediate past Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson with focus on formal education and sports training. The State Commissioner of Sports and Youths Development, Hon. Daniel Igali, while on a tour of the Institute, announced that the Memorandum of Understanding (MUO) with the Federal...

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Akure Crash: Akeredolu Condoles Police, Families Of Victims
  • October 14, 2020
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The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu, SAN has expressed his heartfelt condolences to the authorities of the Nigeria Police, families and well wishers of victims of the unfortunate car crash in Akure. The accident which occurred on Tuesday had claimed two lives, both men of the PMF Base in Akure even as many were injured in the mishap. "The scene was rather disturbing and quite pitiful as I got there shortly after it happened. It touches more when the victims were officers of the Nigeria Police who died not just in active service but on the line of duty. "This is an irreplaceable loss, no doubt. Nonetheless, our solace can only be drawn from the eternal comfort that He Giveth and Taketh. "As a Government, our hearts are with...

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