Barely five days to the end of the year 2020, the Central Bank of Nigeria has disclosed that a survey carried out by its Statistics Department revealed that the naira is expected to depreciate further in January 2021. Read Also: #EndSARS protest rocks Edo Also, Sokoto State Police Commissioner Ibrahim Kaoje has banned the officers and men of tactical squads from … We are fighting for #EndSARS and an end to bad governance. Firstly illiteracy is the reason why we are in this mess. Edo state governor Godwin Obaseki imposed a curfew on Monday, tweeting about "disturbing incidents of vandalism and attacks on private individuals and … The staff of … They are saying, ‘Buhari’ must go’ and that is not about #EndSARS”. The Nigeria Police Force has re-arrested four persons who escaped from the Oko Prison in Edo State during the #EndSARS protest. 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READ ALSO: Katsina abductions: CNG’s plans #BringBackOurBoys protest Friday in Daura Imuse said: “Today what we are having is the Edo state Caretaker Committee of the APC. Read all the latest news, breaking stories, top headlines, opinion, pictures and videos about Edo State from Nigeria and the world on today.ng Write CSS OR LESS and hit save.     mode: 'thumbnails-rr', The protesters converged at Ugbowo Main gate of … The Edo State chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have disagreed over the state government’s failure to comply with a court ruling reinstating the suspended council chairman of the Etsako East Local Government Area, Hon Aremiyau Momoh. The deceased and his cohorts now at large allegedly stormed a house at Uselu in Benin city where they forcefully entered the compound and ransacked all the appartments while the Christmas celebration was going on. Former world number one Andy Murray has been handed a wild card for February’s delayed Australian Open, pushed back three weeks as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. I want to assure you that the Edo Government believes in your peaceful protest. That is all. The source said that Okungbowa was set free after payment of an undisclosed amount as ransom demanded by his kidnappers and that the HoS was hale and hearty since his release. The Forum of All Progress Congress (APC) Councilors in Edo on Wednesday staged a peaceful protest in Benin over the non payment of their five … Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin At least two persons killed dead and scores of others sustained varying degrees of gunshot injury on Friday in Benin, Edo state, as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protest … Edo youths took to the streets today, October 6, to demand that the government ends SARS. It was gathered that members of Aiye and Eiye cult groups who were wielding dangerous weapons, including firearms, engaged themselves in a fight along Okhoro road, by Oronsanye junction. File photo of a Police patrol van. An armed squad of the Nigerian Correctional service have gunned down two End SARS protesters during a prisons break on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State Capital. Comrade Philip Shaibu has urged a former Governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, not to subvert the will of the people and to jettison the plan to overturn the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the September 2020 governorship election through the Judiciary. The protest… On Sunday, there were reports of … A man also died after a reckless driver amongst the thugs hit … Read all the latest news, breaking stories, top headlines, opinion, pictures and videos from Nigeria and the world on today.ng The hoodlums had on Sunday taken over the protests in some areas of the state, burning tyres on the road and extorting residents. Three suspects are already in police custody in Benin City for allegedly robbing a female trader in Evbuosa road near Obozogbe in Orhionmwon local government of Edo state and thereafter raping and strangling her to death. Nigerians are in for a low-key Christmas celebration tomorrow as states yesterday rolled out measures to tackle the resurgence of COVID-19. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); window._taboola = window._taboola || []; The Edo State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the infiltration of the #EndSARS movement by hoodlums. … A spokesperson for the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign in the Edo 2020 governorship election has apologised to an election official whom he accused of receiving bribe from Governor Godwin Obaseki during the election.   }); Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. “This is our seventh assembly. I am very disappointed and sad.     container: 'taboola-right-rail-thumbnails', Meanwhile, one of the protesters in the state said the protest has been officially suspended with effect from Monday, October 19, till further notice. Following the second wave of the pandemic, the Edo State governor has reactivated isolation and treatment centres in the state with four molecular PCR laboratories. Innocent Vakkai, the Chairperson of the COVID-19 Technical Committee in Taraba, announced this on Monday at a news conference organised by the state Ministry of Information and Orientation in Jalingo, the state capital. According to a passenger who was travelling in the Toyota Sienna car behind the Ekpoma-bound bus, the bus driver was trying to avoid a pothole on the road when it had a head on collision with an articulated truck laden with baskets of tomatoes, coming from the opposite direction. By Jethro Ibileke Rival cult groups on Monday hijacked the #EndSARS protest in parts of Benin City, the Edo state capital. We are hoping that as at now, the governor would have transmitted proclamation letter to the Clerk so that they can carry out the duty and functions in a democracy. The State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu granted the request when hundreds of the protesters matched to the state’s government house with the corpse of the victim. Those on the streets protesting now are touts, area boys, thugs, hoodlums who see crime as a profession and want to cash in for their selfish gain. “Years ago, I called for protest due to bad governance, but no body listened to me. Adeyinka Adedipe, Benin The Nigerian Army on Tuesday took over the premises of the Edo City Transport Service to forestall a possible breakdown of law and order. Mr Osi Osagie who expressed regrets at what he said is the hijack of the protest by hoodlums said while the protest is suspended youth leaders are supposed to engage the youths in their localities on the way forward. Secondly, setting fire on the roads is not it”. 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Benin monarch, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Ukuakpolokpolo, Oba Ewure II, has announced the cancellation of this year’s Igue Festival thanksgiving billed to hold at the Holy Arousa Cathedral today. We have to suspend the protest for now because over the weekend they turned it into something else. The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has urged Nigerians to show good neigbourliness and eschew strife to deepen unity in the country. An armed squad of the Nigerian Correctional service have gunned down two End SARS protesters during a prisons break on Monday in Benin City, the Edo State Capital.   _taboola.push({ About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Privacy Policy & Safety How YouTube works Test new features “We will not fold our hands as a government and watch miscreants brutalise anyone involved in this protest. He said, “When we started the protest this is not what we bargained for. Workers of ECTS protest non-remittance of pensions in Edo. That is no longer a peaceful protest. We are shooting ourselves in the foot the way we are going and I don’t think we can continue this way”, he said. Airtel Nigeria has announced the commencement of the 2020 edition of its annual ‘5 Days of Love’ Yuletide initiative with a focus on providing palliative packs to 5,000 persons across five Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the country. I am proud to be a Nigerian that is the reason I am out today to carry out this peaceful protest and ensure that change comes,” she said. According to him, “We are gathered here today for a peaceful protest to remind the governor of Edo State that the citizen deserves better. Protest by Edo City Transport Service (ECTS) staff over alleged non-remittance of their contributory pension funds to the appropriate authorities. Protesters are not supposed to carry logs, planks or barricade roads or make bonfires. Chairman of the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Tony Aziegbemi, has assured the people of the state government that the Godwin Obaseki-led administration will soon unveil a security strategy for the state. The Rotary Club of Jos Utan, District 9125, has engaged blind women to train vulnerable women on a three-day skills acquisition programme. Most private and public schools in Benin City were closed for the day as parents/guardians who had dropped their children/wards, were later invited by School Heads to come back for them. Another protesters, Victoria Nkechi, (60), said she is on the street to support the youths in their protest for good governance. Mr Osi Osagie who expressed regrets at what he said is the hijack of the protest by hoodlums said while the protest is suspended youth leaders are supposed to engage the youths in their localities on the way forward. Edo youths gather in front of the Oba of Benin's palace to protest SARS brutality while demanding for an end to SARS Edo youths took to the streets today, October 6, to demand that the government ends SARS. Meanwhile, one of the protesters in the state said the protest has been officially suspended with effect from Monday, October 19, till further notice. With the streets of Benin was devoid of pedestrian and vehicular traffic as the protesters made bonfires of tyres and planks to barricade major streets, most inmates were sighted walking about in tattered clothes. The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, declined to issue an interim injunction to restrain apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, from going ahead with its planned election. The traditional ruler of Oruku community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State, Igwe Emmanuel Chidebere Mba has been shot dead by men who claimed to be police officers from Force Headquarters, Abuja. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Jordan on Sunday confirmed two cases of a particularly infectious coronavirus variant in a man and his wife who had arrived from Britain. Nigeria is extending curfews beyond the city of Lagos as anti-riot officers struggle to quell violence following protests against police brutality. At least two persons died when hoodlums attacked #EndSARS protesters at Ring Road, Benin, in Edo State on Friday. Only one out of 37 commissioners of police recently appointed is Igbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has revealed.     placement: 'Right Rail Thumbnails', It must be the best ever Smash EDO protest." Idris Umar Momoh Dec 15, 2020. Some youth in Edo State continued with their EndSars protest on Tuesday despite the 24-hour curfew announced by the state government. Today, the Secretary of State is imposing additional visa restrictions on individuals for their actions surrounding the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa States elections and in the run up to the September and October 2020 Edo and The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) on Thursday sealed a plaza at the Auto Spare Parts and Machineries Dealers Association (ASPAMDA) market, Lagos Trade Fair Complex, over adulteration of established lubricants. Now hoodlums have hijacked it and using it as a reason to destroy properties. Oh No! Today, I am glad Angered by police officers’ continuous harassment and intimation of members of the public, youth in Edo State, yesterday, embarked on a peaceful … The protesters had gathered at Ring road in Edo state to stage their peaceful protest to demand an end to police brutality and an end to SARS when the thugs attacked them.     target_type: 'mix' Some of the youths gathered in front of the palace of the Oba of Benin. The protesters wanted to prevent a police van from entering the premises but the police vehicle ignored them and wanted to run into them, leading to some of the protesters jumping into the side drains of the road and in the process sustained injuries. The unarmed protesters were caught in a crossfire after some hoodlums invaded the prisons along Sapele road known. President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday pledged to deepen gas production and utilization in Nigeria to enhance economy growth of the nation. They see it as an avenue to perpetuate crimes. DAILY POST could not confirm if the dead were escapees, as many of them were set free earlier in the day by angry protesters who broke down the East gate of the Nigeria Correctional Centre. One man has allegedly been killed and about 17 others injured after #endSARS protesters clashed with thugs in Edo state today October 16. Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers yesterday evening kidnapped the Edo State Head of Service, Anthony Okungbowa along Oza Road, in Orhiomwon Local Government Area of the state. Edo State Government on Friday granted request for a state burial for the victim of #EndSARS protest who was allegedly shot dead by hoodlums who hijacked the protest in Benin. Jody Mcintyre, an 18-year-old student, said: "I think it's wrong that our country sells arms to other countries that you know are going to use them. The peaceful protest went sour when the group arrived at the state headquarters of the State Police Command. They are not agitating for anything in particular. (Ruona Isikeh, NAN) Some youths in Edo State continued with their EndSARS protest on Tuesday despite the 24-hour curfew announced by the state government. The Edo State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for victims of SARS and related abuses has announced that it would review the petition brought before it by counsel to late Ibrahim Momodu, Barr Jefferson Uwoghiren, against a retired Chief Superintendent of Police, Carol Afegbai, on January 6, 2021. The prison break, according to reports, happened while some protesters stationed themselves at the Sapele Road end of the centre, diverting Guards’ attention, while others broke in through the Sapkonba Road axis of the centre and set the inmates free. Hon. He stressed that “Because for us the human life is more important than any other agenda. 2 Confirmed Killed As #EndSARS Protest Turns Bloody In Edo Posted by Samuel on Fri 16th Oct, 2020 - tori.ng The peaceful protest by hundreds of youths which began at the city centre, later turned bloody, as the hoodlums clashed with the protesting youths. 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