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Attack On Policemen: Go Back To Your Beats Or Face Charges – PSC Warn Officers

Security

Following the wake of the #EndSARS protest that claimed about 22 lives of policemen across the country, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has frowned at some policemen for their failure to return back to their various duty posts. The commission said the police service rules have prescribed a dismissal to any officer or men of the Nigerian Police Force who deserts his duty post for a stipulated number of days, while advising them that being a religion practicing individuals they should take the demise of their colleagues in good faith and return back to their duty posts. Although the PSC noted that no policeman deserves to be killed in his line of duty, not just as an officer but as a fellow human being, however, the deed has been done by the hoodlums and they should just face the reality and return back to work.

Boko Haram: Pastor Regains Freedom After 12 Days At The Terrorist Den

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A pastor serving at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau state, has regained his freedom after spending 12days in the Boko Haram captivity. Pastor Rev. Polycarp Zango, was kidnapped by the terrorist on 19 October while on his way for an official assignment of Ministers Conference that took place in Gombe state. Vanguard reported that the terrorist group released a video last week with the pastor begging for mercy in their den.

The Department of State Services in Bayelsa State has arrested a four-member kidnap syndicate for an alleged attempt to abduct the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Council Area, Uroupaye Nimizuoa. The suspects are a 43-year-old prophet, Kingsley Amos, a spiritualist, Tari Erigi, an information communication technology expert, Philip Anayo, and a lady, Nsikan Sunday. Parading the culprits in Yenagoa on Friday, the DSS Deputy Director of Operations, Femi Shotayo, said they also sent life-threatening text messages to the Yenagoa council boss.

The Department of State Services in Bayelsa State has arrested a four-member kidnap syndicate for an alleged attempt to abduct the Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government Council Area, Uroupaye Nimizuoa. The suspects are a 43-year-old prophet, Kingsley Amos, a spiritualist, Tari Erigi, an information communication technology expert, Philip Anayo, and a lady, Nsikan Sunday. Parading the culprits in Yenagoa on Friday, the DSS Deputy Director of Operations, Femi Shotayo, said they also sent life-threatening text messages to the Yenagoa council boss.

IPOB And their Collaborators Hijacked Endsars Protest – NEC

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The National Economic Council (NEC) yesterday revealed that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and their collaborators secessionist were the shadows that hijacked the protest and widespread lawlessness across the country. Hoodlums have reportedly hijacked the EndSARS protest that caused lawlessness and widespread looting of both private and public properties that worth billions of naira.

FG, States Record More Losses As Looting Of Warehouses Continues

Crime Watch

Following the #EndSars movement, calling for the end in Police Brutality and Extortion by Nigerian youths across the country as well as several attacks by hoodlums including arson, vandalism, and looting of Warehouses holding COVID-19 palliative items have been recorded across the country. States, where hoodlums looted COVID-19 warehouses, include Lagos, Plateau, Cross River, Oyo, Kwara, Edo, Ondo, Adamawa, Kaduna, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) among others.

Lagos State To Reopen All Schools On November 2

Education

The Lagos state government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the state beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020. The information was contained in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo on Thursday and made available to journalists by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi. According to the Commissioner 2020 has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children.

FEC Approves N2.9bn For Printing SSCE And Basic Education Exam Materials – Adamu Adamu

Education

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N2.9 billion for the printing of Exam for the upcoming Senior School Certificate Examinations (SSCE), common entrance, and basic education exams among others. The Minister of education, Mr. Adamu Adamu disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the federal executive council meeting which was held at the council chambers in Abuja on Wednesday.

ASUU Strike: FG Approves N30bn Earned Academic Allowances For Lecturers

Education

The Federal Government has approved the release of N30 billion earned academic allowance to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU). The money is part of the Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) to the union. The Government will pay the money in tranches between May 2021 and January 2022. As part of the concession to end the seven-month strike, the government also promised to spend N20bn on the revitalisation of the education sector. These agreements were arrive at during the meeting between the Federal Government and the academic staff union leadership on Thursday. At the yesterday’s meeting, the body of lecturers, insisted that the government should pay their outstanding salaries through GIFMIS before full implementation of University Transparency and Accountability Solution, UTAS, but the government insisted on the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS.

Attack On Policemen: Go Back To Your Beats Or Face Charges – PSC Warn Officers

Security

Following the wake of the #EndSARS protest that claimed about 22 lives of policemen across the country, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has frowned at some policemen for their failure to return back to their various duty posts. The commission said the police service rules have prescribed a dismissal to any officer or men of the Nigerian Police Force who deserts his duty post for a stipulated number of days, while advising them that being a religion practicing individuals they should take the demise of their colleagues in good faith and return back to their duty posts. Although the PSC noted that no policeman deserves to be killed in his line of duty, not just as an officer but as a fellow human being, however, the deed has been done by the hoodlums and they should just face the reality and return back to work.

Boko Haram: Pastor Regains Freedom After 12 Days At The Terrorist Den

Security

A pastor serving at the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau state, has regained his freedom after spending 12days in the Boko Haram captivity. Pastor Rev. Polycarp Zango, was kidnapped by the terrorist on 19 October while on his way for an official assignment of Ministers Conference that took place in Gombe state. Vanguard reported that the terrorist group released a video last week with the pastor begging for mercy in their den.

9million Fine: AIT, Arise & Channels TV Escalated The #Endsars Violence – BMO

Security

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has applauded the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for sanctioning three media houses station for spreading unverified news items over the EndSARS protest. This was contained in a statement by, Niyi Akinsiju, Secretary of the group, and Cassidy Madueke, saying the said media houses violated the extant rules guiding broadcasting practice.

Eid-el-Maulud: President Buhari Calls For Love And Understanding Among Nigerians

Religion

President Muhammadu Buhari in a message to Nigerians, especially the Muslim faithful as they mark the birth of Prophet Mohammed, urged all citizens, and the youth in particular, to refrain from all negative tendencies as manifested in the recent hijacking of peaceful protests to loot and destroy public and private property. The president's message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled “President Buhari welcomes Maulud, urges love and understanding among citizens.” Mr. President cautioned that Nigeria’s economy is too fragile to bear another round of coronavirus lockdown.

Federal Government Declares Thursday Public Holiday

Religion

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Thursday, October 29, 2020, as a public holiday to mark this year's Eid-el Maolud celebration in commemoration of the birth of the holy prophet Muhammad. The spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior Mohammed Manga, in a statement on Tuesday, said The Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, on behalf of the federal government, announced that Thursday has been set aside for the celebration of Eid-el Maolud. Aregbesola congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year's occasion.

New Emir of Zazzau Emerges

Religion

The Kaduna State government has announced Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. This was disclosed in a press statement on Wednesday by the Kaduna Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani. His predecessor Shehu Sani died on Sunday, September 20, 2020, after ruling the Zazzau Emirate for 45 years. The statement read in part, “Following the death of His Royal Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, the late 18th Emir of Zazzaus, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the immediate appointment of Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. “Bamali is the 1st Emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the death of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi in 1920.”

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