Afternoon Update: Governors Speak On Hoarding COVID-19 Palliatives, Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting, Mockery Trails Fashola’s Discovery Of Mystery Camera

Governors Speak On Hoarding COVID-19 Palliatives

Following reports that COVID-19 Palliatives that were meant to be distributed to Nigerians during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic were hoarded by the State governments, the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in a statement has denied the allegations, describing it as “inaccurate, entirely erroneous and untrue but also mischievous”.

Within Nigeria recalls that COVID-19 palliatives were distributed by the federal government to states while some were donated by individuals to cushion the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians during lockdown.

But in the past few days, several warehouses filled with these relief materials have been discovered across the country resulting in the looting of these food items…READ MORE>>>

 

Hoodlums Looting And Destroying Properties Shall Not Go Unpunished – Bishop Oyedepo

Just like other clerics, Bishop of the Living Faith Church, David Oyedepo has reacted to the looting, destroying and burning of properties in Nigeria.

Oyedepo prophesied that unrest was over in the streets of Nigeria and that the peace of God that passed all understanding was restored back to the land.

“The sources of agitation will be wisely dealt with and favourably dealt with; the land shall rest again in the name of Jesus Christ…READ MORE>>>

 

Bullets May Drive #EndSARS Protesters Off The Streets But Can’t Pierce Their Spirits, Says Pastor Bakare

The serving overseer of Citadel Global Community Church formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare has commended #EndSARS protesters for their ‘resilience’.

Recall that young people including women had hit the streets to demand a reform of the police as a result of excesses such as police brutality, extortion among others by the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).

Days after the protest became tensed and protesters refused to leave the streets, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu disbanded SARS and the federal government vowed to accede to the demands of the protesters, appealing to them to leave the streets…READ MORE>>>

 

Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, is in a meeting with top hierarchy of the military.

They include Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and Commander of the Guards Brigade.

Also in attendance are commanders of the Army operations, unit commanders, among other senior officers…READ MORE>>>

 

Hoodlums Attack Warehouse, Loot COVID-19 Palliatives In Abuja

Suspected hoodlums on Monday looted a warehouse in Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

The warehouse is located along the Secretariat road in Gwagwalada.

They made away with cartons of cereals, bales of clothes, bags of rice and millet and other commodities from the warehouse…READ MORE>>>

 

Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: Fashola Illegally Tampering With Exhibits – Ebun Adegboruwa

Ebun Adegboruwa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and an activist, has claimed that Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing has tampered with exhibits at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State.

Fashola had led a federal government’s delegation to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, following the destruction recorded during the End SARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums.

During a tour of the delegation to the Lekki toll gate, Fashola, a former governor of Lagos State had discovered a camera which he handed over to the state government for forensic examination…READ MORE>>>

 

Mockery Trails Fashola’s Discovery Of Mystery Camera At Lekki Toll Gate

The mysterious discovery of a camera at the Lekki toll gate by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is generating reactions on social media.

Fashola is currently the third most trending topic on Twitter, as Nigerians mocked what many described as “forensic Fashola.”

On Sunday, the former Governor of Lagos state led the federal government delegation to sympathize with the government of Lagos. Following a visit to the Lekki toll gate, a hidden camera was found the Minister who picked it up, apparently for further investigation…READ MORE>>>

 

Over 70 Public, Private Property Looted, Vandalized In Cross River

Over seventy public and private property in Calabar, the Cross River State capital have been looted, vandalized, destroyed and burnt by thousands of people suspected to be hoodlums.

As at the last count, DAILY POST listed looted and destroyed items between Friday and Saturday to include: Cross River State Property Investment Limited, CROSPIL Office, Bishop Moynagh Avenue, State Housing Estate, Independence National Electoral Commission, INEC office, Marian Road.

Others are Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency, CTRA office (100 Marian), Marian Road, Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR , Atakpa Police Station, Watt Market – burnt down, Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC office, Murtala Mohammed Highway – vandalised…READ MORE>>>

 

Arteta Names Arsenal Players Responsible For 1-0 Defeat To Leicester City

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has pointed fingers at his forwards for failing to convert their numerous chances, during the 1-0 defeat to Leicester City on Sunday.

Jamie Vardy came off the bench to snatch all three points for the Foxes at the Emirates.

The Gunners controlled the game in the first half, but they failed to put the ball in the back of the net, with Alexandre Lacazette particularly guilty of squandering good chances…READ MORE>>>

 

Gunmen Kill Custom Officer, Injure Another In Jigawa

Unknown gunmen have killed a custom officer and injured one other while on patrol at Kyarama village in Ringim Local Government Area of Jigawa State.

DAILY POST learnt that the incident occurred when the hoodlums allegedly disguised as informants, called the custom officers and informed them that there was a car that smuggled rice along the road.

The gunmen were said to have opened fire on the victims after they reached the location…READ MORE>>>