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Two pepper sellers demand for N10m compensation

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James Ogunnaike – Abeokuta

Two Hausa pepper sellers, Awwal Musa and Musa Adamu Abati,who have been allegedly shot by operatives of the disbanded Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS) at Olomore Market in Abeokuta in February this 12 months, have demanded for N5m compensation every.

The duo made the demand whereas showing earlier than the Ogun State Judicial Panel of Investigation on police brutality sitting at Courtroom 1, Isabo, Abeokuta, the State capital.

Awwal Musa and Musa Adamu Abati who couldn’t converse, learn or write in English language have been inspired by the panel to current their case with the help of an interpreter.

The 2 pepper sellers had of their petition alleged that ASP Samuel Ayebo, Inspector Ojo Aderemi and Sergeant Abayomi Egbetokun assaulted them, with one of many cops firing pictures at them on 20th February, 2020 whereas doing their lawful companies.

Musa within the petition was quoted to have mentioned that he was shot twice by the SARS operatives with the primary bullet hitting his thigh and the second severing one in all his toes, whereas Adamu was hit on the facet of his head.

They requested authorities to pay every of them a sum of 5 million Naira, to offset the medical payments incurred because the incident occurred and in addition to get them again to enterprise.

The petition was thereafter adjourned to 26th January, 2021 for additional hearings, cross examinations in addition to to listen to from the respondents.

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Faculty Feeding: Kwara begins medical screening for 4500 meals distributors

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By Demola Akinyemi 

Kwara State Authorities on Monday started per week lengthy medical screening train for 4500 meals distributors forward of official take off of its Residence Grown Faculty Feeding Programme.

“We’re screening 4500 meals distributors throughout the 16 native authorities areas for college students of main 1-6. The federal authorities will handle main 1-Three college students whereas the state authorities will handle main 4-6 college students,” Kwara State Focal Individuals for the Nationwide Social Funding Programme Hajia Bashirah AbdulRazaq mentioned in a press release. 

Hajia AbdulRazaq who mentioned the train is in batches assured candidates that extra meals distributors could be invited for the medical screening. 

Addressing newsmen on the sideline of the train in Ilorin, Administration Supervisor Concord Superior Diagnostic Centre Ilorin Yemi Abegunde mentioned the train is to determine the well being standing of all candidates for the state house grown college feeding programme. 

“This train, as you might be conscious that the state authorities needs to start out feeding college youngsters is to display meals distributors. The federal government needs to determine if they’ve any ailment that would have an effect on the kids (college students) that they are going to be catering for,” Abegunde  mentioned.

“We wish to know if they’ve liver drawback, if they’re HIV optimistic, if they’ve tuberculosis, if they’ve chest or lengthy drawback that would have an effect on the well being of the kids they are going to be offering the meals for. 

“Our task (screening) right here is to search out out if the meals distributors have illnesses that would have an effect on the college youngsters. As soon as we observe something from anybody of them, we are going to take away.” 

Abegunde nevertheless mentioned that the federal government wouldn’t enlist these found not medically match into the college feeding programme.

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A meals vendor Kemi Tejumola from Omu-Aran Irepodun native authorities, for her half, expressed delight over the seamless screening course of which she mentioned was obligatory within the curiosity of pupils and college students who could be the most important beneficiaries of the college feeding programme. 

“We’re doing this screening as meals distributors candidates for the Kwara State college programme. They’ve taken our blood pattern, urine pattern and we did chest screening too,” she mentioned.

“They didn’t acquire something from us. All of the assessments we’ve carried out are freed from cost.”

Oluwatoyin Aransinola from Aranorin Irepodun native mentioned the screening train was seamless and necessary to be able to verify the well being standing of all meals distributors earlier than the beginning of the college feeding programme.

The candidates counseled Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq led administration for the college feeding programme which they mentioned would enhance colleges enrolment and cut back burden on the mother and father.

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Abuja court docket dismisses case in opposition to 4 #EndSARS protesters

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A file picture of the #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate.

A court docket within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on Monday discharged 4 out of six protesters arrested in November for demonstrating exterior the Nationwide Meeting.

Final yr, the nation was swept by weeks of widespread #EndSARS protests sparked by anger over brutality from the police’s loathed Particular Anti-Theft Squad (SARS).

The federal government disbanded the unit and pledged reforms however nonetheless struggled to comprise the most important problem to Nigeria’s governing elite in a long time.

The six defendants have been arrested on November 8, 2020 and charged with illegal meeting.

Defence lawyer Henry Akwaji requested the case be dismissed as a result of the prosecution group was absent from court docket on Monday.

The court docket agreed and dismissed the case on account of an absence of diligent prosecution.

“Defendants, Olutosin Adeniji, Abdusalam Zubarur, Paul Akinwumi, and Devour Chomo are discharged and the grievance in opposition to them dismissed,” Justice of the Peace Musa Eneye dominated.

The remaining two, Yasidu Bashiru and Kabiru Garzali, in keeping with AFP have been absent from court docket on account of sickness. The case in opposition to them was adjourned till March 24.

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Hearth Razes Widespread Agboju Market In Lagos

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Hearth Razes Widespread Agboju Market In Lagos

There was a hearth outbreak on the fashionable Agboju Market in Festac, the Lagos police command, on Monday confirmed.

In line with the police, the hearth began at about 02:30 hrs.

An announcement signed by CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi mentioned: “The command contacted the Lagos State Hearth Service Operatives who responded swiftly. The fireplace was introduced below management at about 0400 hrs of the identical date.”

Nevertheless, no life was misplaced to the incident however the worth of property destroyed and reason behind the hearth incident not but ascertained.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, nonetheless, counseled the police, Hearth Service, LASEMA, NEMA, NSCDC and different businesses that got here to the rescue on the scene for his or her steadfastness.

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