Bedtime Stories: Buhari Condoles With Makinde Over Mother’s Death, 2021 Budget Passes Second Reading, Reps Summon IGP Over Unending EndSARS Protest

Buhari Condoles With Makinde Over Mother’s Death

President Muhammadu Buhari commiserated with Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and his entire family over the passing of the governor’s mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

A statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Thursday said the President sent condolences to friends, family and associates of the matriarch, “whose testimony of love and kind-heartedness continues to…READ MORE

 

Nigeria: 2021 Budget Passes Second Reading At Senate

Nigeria’s 2021 budget on Wednesday passed the second reading at the Senate.

The passage of the budget comes after three days of deliberation at the upper chamber. More than half of the lawmakers gave their contributions on the floor of the Senate during the debate.

While many senators faulted the projections of the budget, especially having to borrow to fund the budget, others commended the executive for its plan on economic recovery…READ MORE

 

Reps summon IGP over unending #EndSARS protest

The House of Representatives ad hoc committee on Thursday summoned the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to appear before the lawmakers over the ongoing protest against the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in various parts of the country.

The committee was set up by the lower legislative chamber during the week to fashion out a long-term solution to the crisis.

The IGP is expected to appear before the special …READ MORE

 

Sanwo-Olu reacts to death of Gov. Makinde’s mother

The Governor of Lagos State, Baba Jide Sanwo-Olu, has condoled with the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the death of his mother.

DAILY POST recalls that Makinde lost his mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde in the early hours of Thursday.

Reacting, Sanwo-Olu in a tweet via his Twitter handle sent his condolences…READ MORE

 

MC Oluomo: I didn’t sponsor attack on Lagos #EndSARS protesters

Chairman of the National Union of the Road Transport Workers (NURTW) Lagos State Council Alhaji Musiliu Akinsanya (aka MC Oluomo) has described allegations he sponsored attacks on #EndSARS protesters at Alausa as mischievous.

He told The Nation he had issued a statement in support of the protest since October 11.

He wondered why people will link the event in Alausa to him…READ MORE

 

I Regret Creating SARS In 1984, Says Retired Police Commissioner, Fulani Kwajafa

Aretired Commissioner of Police, Fulani Kwajafa, has expressed regrets for establishing the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force.

The excesses of the unit notorious for human rights violation has sparked protests across Nigeria for over one week now with demonstators demanding a reform of the entire police system.

Kwajafa while speaking in an interview with BBC…READ MORE

 

‘You Can’t Violate Isolation And Go To National Team’ – Pundit On Cristiano and Osimhen

Italian journalist Raffaele Auriemma has had his say on Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo testing positive for coronavirus while on national team duties with Portugal.

The pundit is unhappy that Ronaldo was allowed to link up with the Portuguese team for their international fixtures in October despite the fact that the Juventus squad was put into fiduciary isolation after two club employees contracted COVID-19.

Auriemma pointed out that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen was barred from reporting..READ MORE