According to Saharan reporters, at least 20 bodies of EndSARS demonstrators massacred by Nigerian Army personnel in Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on 20 October 2020 were secretly taken to the morgue of the Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH) in Yaba on Friday.

Sahran reporters learned that the victims of the Lekki massacre were transferred to the IDH morgue after an autopsy was performed on their bodies at the Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine of Lagos State University Hospital in Ikeja.

The IDH morgue is located next to the 68 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital (68 NARH), a military health centre in Yaba.

Recall that last week soldiers opened fire on demonstrators who had gathered at the Lekki tollgate to protest against police brutality.

The incident triggered a worldwide outcry, with the call for justice echoing in different parts of the world.

It became known that some officers had uninstalled surveillance cameras in the area before the shooting began.

The electricity in the protest area was also switched off to prevent demonstrators from filming the attack.

Minutes later, heavily armed Nigerian soldiers entered the scene to complete the plan.

When the shots rang out, dozens of protesters had been killed.

Although the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, blamed “forces beyond our control” for the attack, the army later announced in a statement that the governor had invited the soldiers to the site of the protest.

The soldiers involved in the operation also confirmed that they had been recruited for the mission at the governor’s request.

The soldiers deployed by the 65th Battalion, Bonny Camp, Victoria Island, Lagos, reported to the families of some of the victims, after leaving some of the injured and dead in the MRS hospital, that they had been sent by Sanwo-Olu.

Although the Governor insisted that only two deaths and no bloodstains were registered at the site of the protest, military sources informed Saharan reporters that no less than 30 protesters died as a result of the shooting.

Meanwhile, a human rights group, Amnesty International, has published a timeline of Lekki’s shooting, which it said followed an on-the-spot investigation of the incident.

In the timeline published on Wednesday, human rights groups said they had discovered soldiers opening fire on protesters at Camp Bonny.

The new timeline of the incident tells everything from the peaceful demonstration and the shooting to Governor Sanwo-Olu’s statement that the army was responsible for the shooting.

Amnesty International said its investigation had confirmed that the Nigerian army and police had killed peaceful demonstrators in Lagos.

It was reported today that soldiers outside the military hospital in Ikoyi prevented the Lagos court panel in #EndSARS from inspecting the hospital morgue.

The panel went unannounced to the hospital on Friday to investigate the shooting at the Lekki tollbooth, which reportedly killed 15 protesters.

Witnesses to the Lekki shooting accused the military of taking the bodies of those killed in the incident.

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The panel met with resistance when it reached the door of the hospital.

Ebun Adegboruwa, a member of the panel, told the soldiers who stopped them at the door that the panel arrived at the hospital because it had information that could help the investigation.

“The facility is relevant to our investigation. We have a pathologist. We are here on behalf of the President, not just the Governor,” he said.

“We are following the quota procedure, and it is important that we visit the morgue because that will help us with our findings.

“If we are denied access, we will come back and take other measures. We will not force ourselves to go in. We have confidential information that the military hospital here is relevant to the investigation of the Lekki incident. 

We understand that this hospital is controlled by the 65th Battalion and is under the control of the 81st Division. We are also taking steps to contact the military authorities”.

Adegboruwa said that although the panel had no evidence that there were bodies in the hospital.

Source :SAHARAREPORTERS

Anyone who is a Celebrity most be very careful with what he/she does or say because the truth is that much is expected from such people and so any slight mistake or error that is done is picked, analyzed and capitalized to mean something else, even though that’s not always the case.

Unfortunately sometimes some of these mistakes or errors committed by celebrities could cost them their integrity and reputation that have been built over the years.

It is no longer news that Nigeria is trying to recover from the incident that happened few weeks ago following the peaceful protest by Nigerian youth calling on the government of the day to disband the police arm called SARS turned violent as it was hijacked by hoodlums and thugs.

People have made comments by expressing themselves on different social media platforms ranging from Instagram, Twitter Facebook and WhatsApp.

Yesterday a member of the Lagos State House of assembly who happens to be a former Nollywood actor in person of Desmond Elliot while on the floor of the house addressed the youths of Nigeria as children.

The statement didn’t go down well with the youths as they rant, were angry and disappointed at him, the video went viral.

Interestingly one of Nigeria’s most controversial on-air personality in person of Daddy Freeze took to his Twitter handle to share his thought on it and this time around his thought or view is accepted by many. Check out his tweet below:

“Social media is where the ‘children’ cry when you beat them. You can’t keep beating them and expect them not to cry”.

Other twitter users, his fans and followers have shared their responses to his tweet. check out some of the responses below:

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This is quite unbelievable, the minor who was arrested yesterday by the Police, for allegedly joining some hoodlums and thugs to break into Oba Market Police station, and after then he took one of the policeman uniform after they are done, and wore it declaring himself as the new IG of Police.

Here is the photo of boy when he was arrested:

<p class="has-drop-cap has-vivid-red-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">According to a man called Kola Edokpayi from his verified Facebook page. He reveals his team have secured the bail of the young boy today, whose name is Gift Osayuhi. The boy was released to them after signing an undertaking to rehabilitate and him the young boy, and also offers him scholarship to achieve his dream.According to a man called Kola Edokpayi from his verified Facebook page. He reveals his team have secured the bail of the young boy today, whose name is Gift Osayuhi. The boy was released to them after signing an undertaking to rehabilitate and him the young boy, and also offers him scholarship to achieve his dream.

Here is the photo of the boy with Mr. Kola Edokpayi and his team, after his release:

Check out the screenshot of Mr. Kola Edokpayi statement on his verified Facebook page:

We have been able to secure the unconditional release of the 11 year old boy by name Gift Osayuhi whose picture went viral on social media yesterday for allegedly joining some miscreants to break into Oba Market Police station, took their police Uniform,wore it and declared himself as the new IG of Police during the ENDSARS protest. The boy was released to us after we undertook to rehabilitate and reform him. The young boy said his dream is to become the IG of Police and we also undertook to ensure the boy is giving a proper education so as to help help him achieve his dream. We sincerely thank Edo State Commissioner of Police and Edo State Ministry of Justice for the kind understanding and cooperation. We also met with his mother who told she is a widow who takes care of the children alone and the little boy usually assist her to sell water and drinks in Ring road.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has revealed details of who said what during a recent meeting his principal had with all living former presidents and heads of state.

The leaders and Buhari held the meeting on October 23, 2020 over the EndSARS protest crisis.

At that meeting were Olusegun Obasanjo, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, Chief Ernest Shonekan, Abdulsalami Abubakar and Goodluck Jonathan.

In an article he entitled ‘#EndSARS: Inside PMB’s parley with former heads of state’ and released on Friday, Adesina said the meeting was very touching and poignant.

“For about two weeks, the country had been suffused with unrest, later violence, precipitated by what began as legitimate protests against police brutality, code-named #EndSARS. In the words of the President, the protests were later ‘hijacked and misdirected’ by hidden hostile hands, who wanted to destabilise the country.

“Lives had been lost in scores, countless public and private properties burnt, there was murder and mayhem everywhere. So it was needful that all former leaders of the country meet to put heads together, and fashion pragmatic ways forward”, he wrote.

On who said what, Adesina explained that Gowon in his opening remarks thanked President Buhari for accepting to host the meeting and said that the protest which started peacefully was later taken over by “organized miscreants” in Lagos and other parts of the country.

“Peace and genuine protests by youths have been hijacked,” he quoted Gowon to have lamented, adding that he “wished the youths had stood down after their initial requests had been granted by the government.”

He said that Buhari in his remarks after Gowon’s opening remarks, gave the former leaders a comprehensive brief on all that had happened since the protests began, up to his address to the nation, which had come up only the previous night.

Adesina reinstated what he had earlier reported as what Obasanjo said during the meeting.

According to him, Obasanjo commended Buhari for his speech over the EndSARS protest.

You made points that I believe need to be commended. You said peaceful protests were part of democratic practice. You also indicated that the demands of the genuine protesters had been accepted, and you were working on implementation,” he quoted Obasanjo to have said.

He added that Obasanjo said the activities of hoodlums who hijacked the protests should be condemned, “as they took away the protests from those who initially planned them.”

On the job and economic situation in the country, Obasanjo said the interventions being made were good, but not far-reaching enough for a population of 200 million people.

“We need heavy local and international investments to make the impact we need to make. Our Foreign Direct Investment is inadequate. And we need to get better results in security, so that the investments can come,“ he submitted.

Adesina said, “When it was the turn of General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) to speak, the President called out to him: ‘Ibro, it’s your turn.’ There was general laughter. That must have been how the President addressed his colleague as Comrade-at-arms in the military.

British-Nigerian, Ephraim who claimed to have been present at Lekki toll gate on the night of October 20, when soldiers opened fire on protesters, has shared his near death experience.

Ephraim, an activist, gave a full account of what he saw at the scene, in an interview with BBC.

According to him, on the night of the said massacre, he saw bodies of protesters being thrown into trucks by men he believed to be officers of the Nigerian Army.

He said; “After seeing bodies being thrown into the truck, I felt I was going to die there. I’m yet to process what I lived through in the past three days.

“I don’t know what I feel but one thing I know is the truth has to be told. While we were there, Wednesday morning trying to sort out care for people, more people arrived in the hospital with gunshot wounds.

“There was a teenage boy who couldn’t be more than 13. A child. I was very young when I started hearing in Nigeria that the youths are the leaders of tomorrow, but it seems that tomorrow never comes.

“At this point, it’s about respecting the sacrifices of those who’ve gone, and trying to find a way so we don’t lose any more lives”.

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Finally, Nnamdi Kanu agrees to drop Biafra agitation

* Gives only one condition

Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has finally agreed to drop the agitation for Biafran sovereignty.

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">Kanu who made the promise Thursday night in a live interview with a veteran journalist and publisher of the popular Ovation Magazine, Dele Mamodu, however, gave only one condition on which to base the action.Kanu who made the promise Thursday night in a live interview with a veteran journalist and publisher of the popular Ovation Magazine, Dele Mamodu, however, gave only one condition on which to base the action.

The IPOB Leader simply said that if only President Muhamnadu Buhari whom he claimed and insisted was cloned could fluently address 20 select Nigeria youths in Fulfude native language of the President, he would then, apologize for spreading lies against the President, give up Biafra agitation and surrender himself for prosecution.

He added that he would no longer talk about Biafra if the President could engage some Nigeria youths  in live interactive session fielding questions from them and giving satisfactory answers instead of addressing a nation of over 200 million people in 12 minutes pre-recorded address once in a while.

Kanu claimed he was convinced that Nigerians were being deceived about the truth over the whereabouts of their President, a claim the federal government has however, severally dismissed as concocted and untenable.

Despite efforts by the interviewer to convince Kanu that Nigerian’s President was not fake saying he cracked jokes with him during an encounter in 2018, Kanu insisted on the contrary.

“I’m no longer asking for DNA test, I will stake Biafra and my life if the man in Aso Rock is Buhari. Let him simply address Nigerian youths in Fulfude, Buhari’s native language and take questions from them, then I will apologize and give up Biafra if he passes this test”.

Asked where Biafran boundary would begin and end if eventually granted, Kanu said anywhere their Indigenous women tie two pieces of wrappers is Biafra land.

He further identified the states to include all five South Eastern States and their six South South counterparts plus Kogi and Benue States.

He however, added that non-Igbo speaking parts of Benue and Kogi will not be corced to join Biafra, insisting that the people will be given the opportunity through referendum to decide whether or not they want to be part of Biafra.

Kanu further explained that the people of the various ethnicities that would form Biafran would decide their fate through referendum, although he failed to mention when and how the plebiscite would be conducted.

The interview was listened to by thousands of audience via various platforms including the Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

New Electicity Tariff

The federal government has approved the resumption of the collection of Service-Based electricity Tariffs (SBT) from next week, after sealing a deal with organised labour.

The government was forced to suspend the implementation of the new electricity tariff regime in September, following a threat of industrial unrest by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), its affiliates and allies.

<p class="has-drop-cap" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">However, the federal government and organised labour have resolved that the tariffs for certain categories of power consumers should be reviewed downward.However, the federal government and organised labour have resolved that the tariffs for certain categories of power consumers should be reviewed downward.

While the tariffs for customers in A and B bands were reduced by 10 per cent, the tariff for C band customers was reduced by 30 per cent.

For customers in the D and E bands, their tariffs remain frozen, which implies that there is no increment.

The Special Adviser on Infrastructure to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Ahmad Zakari, who confirmed this yesterday during the 51st virtual Power Dialogue organised by Nigeria Electricity Hub in Abuja, noted that since labour has accepted the new terms, the implementation will begin next week.

Zakari said the electricity market in the country will collapse if the government allows it to continue the way it has always been run, adding that the intention of the government is to transit to a market-based regime, where the demand and supply will determine prices.

According to him, after negotiations with organised labour, all the parties agreed to a reduction of tariffs for certain bands while bands D and E remain frozen and C will continue to be subsidised in the short term to the tune of 30 per cent.

He added that there will henceforth be more transparency in the collection of electricity revenues by the Distribution Companies (Discos) since it is now being closely monitored by the government.

He added that Value Added Tax (VAT) and other deductions will now be removed from the funds before the rest will be remitted to the Discos.

“Remember that 55 per cent of on-grid consumers are still 100 per cent subsidised. The N31 on average per kilowatt per hours for band D and E were paying before SBT, they will continue to pay. Only 45 per cent of the on-grid population was affected. And with the agreement with labour, we are now going on to take out an additional 30 per cent from band C in terms of what they were supposed to pay.

“That increase will be reduced by 30 per cent and then there will be a 10 per cent reduction in A and B. But I promise you next week on the headlines if we resume service based tariff, what everyone will be saying is that government has increased tariff for everybody and that’s because there’s a vibrant urban population that consumes the headlines. But we are committed to doing the right thing.

“Hard decisions are not always popular. But we are going back to SBT with the reduction agreement that we have with labour and we are going to make this market work,” he stated.

On whether he should be quoted on the next week resumption of SBT, since it was made in the public, Zakari stated that labour and the government already announced the agreement, adding that the take-off would have been two weeks ago, but for the fact that the government wanted to deploy some palliatives.

“That government/ labour agreement was two weeks ago, but the government actually had refused to implement it because it wanted to provide additional palliatives at this difficult time. You can quote me that this was supposed to have taken off two weeks ago,” he said.

He admitted that the government had been doing many things wrong, which had prevented it from making progress, but noted that from now, all the hard decisions to ensure the survival of the industry and supply of stable electricity to Nigerians will be taken.

He explained: “If you have a product that sells for N10, there’s no business that can survive selling for N5. Your working capital I’ll expire and you will be out of business. That’s the situation we found ourselves and we have been focusing on the wrong things.

“We thought that magically that power should be N31, and then make all the Discos comply when power costs N50. We need to stop that. If the government wants prices to be low, it has to drive efficiency. The SIM card that was N50k, people now give it out for free.

“We cannot hold the Disco value chain down but what we can do is to find efficiencies in gas pricing and aggressive loss reduction through metering and long interest financing. What you will find is that over time, prices will come down.

“There’s no way we are going to continue to live in an imaginary world where we think that we can make progress selling a product for less, whereas it costs more.

“It’s unfortunate the government didn’t take action early and we are at a point right now where it’s no longer sustainable.”

He said the government could not have 60 per cent of subsidy going to the top 10 -20 per cent of the population when there are no medicines in hospitals and schools are struggling even as the country needs more security equipment.

According to him, “What we have done through the banking sector, all the Discos collections are being monitored and we will deduct VAT and taxes for the government and then the loans from the central bank and then pass down the balances to the Discos.

“There’s full transparency. If there’s N5bn in the account, we are going to take the market money and the debts and then give the Discos the balance. They will have a facility that enables them to wrap up slowly and the 63 per cent minimum remittance. There’s an Opex and Capex loan made available.”

In his remarks, Chief Compliance Officer, Kaduna Disco, Mr. Lawal Lawal, said metering constituted half of the problems in the industry, adding that if it is solved, other things will fall in place.

He said: “Metering is nothing short of 50 per cent of the problem. It doesn’t just give you more funds it also ensures that you have more data to work with to make informed decisions with.

“It’s unfortunate that a lot of focus has gone to other areas, but with the benefit of hindsight, if I was to look at the single biggest problem, I would focus on metering because if we are able to close the gap between the collection, the distributor and the transmitter will go all out to ensure that they get people to build more megawatts and get people to build more plants.

That’s the next logical thing.”

He said in the last five years, Discos have been doing enumeration, adding that the enumerated number has been going down because they have been finding more customers.

“It used to be somewhere around five million around 2015/2016 and then went to seven million and last year when MAP started, it was about nine million. But now, the data as at July which we submitted to government is somewhere around 11.2 million,” he stated.

Popularly Nigerian actor and Politician Desmond Elliot, who’s is a member of the Lagos House of Assembly, has come under fire from many Nigeria’s who listen and watch a viral video of him calling the EndSARs Protesters “children”, who went about abusing the social media platforms.

In the viral video which seems to have circulated on social media, the Nigerian actor was addressing the Lagos House of Assembly on how he feels about the just concluded EndSARs Protest. His comments during the address which shows he was speaking in support of the bill to regulate social media.

His views about regulating the social media platform have caused outrage from youths on social media, especially the part he referred to them as children. Many people believe that he’s doing all that because he was a product of godfather.

Speaking about godfather, barely 24 hours after he made that speech, Mrs. Aisha yesufu revealed on her verified Twitter handle the position she wants in politics, and it not even the seat of the President.

See the Position Mrs. Aisha yesufu revealed she wants.

@AishaYesufu

“These godfathers have been bringing charlatans into political offices. I want to be a godmother that will ensure people with competence, character, and capacity plus compassion get into office. That is the part I want to play in politics.”

See how Nigerians Reacted to her choice of office in politics.

@Gambit “@AishaYesufu local govt elections are nearby..it’s time for a new party to emerge and start occupying such position…if we miss this chance, it will be hard to drive change because good governance starts at grassroots level..that is the place where you sensitize people also.”

@Onyeka “@AishaYesufu rather be a politician whose life will be the perfect script any young generation would want to play again in politics. The new country we need should purge all forms of God anything. Only character/competence/empathy/goodness etc wins #EndSARS.”

@Emmysite “I really appreciate ur kind of mind for the betterness of our nation. God bless u ma. My prayer for u is to b like TY Danjuma, he didn’t talk politics but politics is in him. No man on earth that can stand in his way. I believe one day I will meet u .”

Remember After the EndSARs campaign that happened sometimes last, with the way and manner Aisha Yesufu and other Celebrities backed the youth. They have been lots of advice on who should be representing Nigeria come 2023.

It didn’t take long before a picture of Aisha Yesufu and Pastor Was seen online. Even though the picture was a fake print out not really a campaign poster, lot’s of Nigeria’s especially youths were pleased with what they saw, as they encourage Mrs. Aisha yesufu to contests for a post in Nigeria Government.

Aisha yesufu might have disappointed her fans who wanted to contest for the post of the Vice President, but as humble as she is, she preferred fighting with her last blood to put the right person in a political position.

What are your thoughts on this, drop your comment in the comments section below.

Doctor Kemi Olunloyo calls out for Lanre Agunbiade’s dead body. In her actual words:

“#BREAKING People DIED in the #LekkiMassacre They have a name.

This Lanre Agunbiade a car dealership owner native of llesha, lived with his wife & kids in Lagos. A source at MRS hospital in Bonny

camp told me that his body was dumped there with 7 others on October 20th 2020 I’m appealing to you to pls RELEASE Lanre’s camp MRS hospital after the shot at protesters. Lanre fell, he was a The least you could do is to release his body.

Governor @jidesanwoolu #DefenceHQ #Nigerian Army you have now admitted showing up at Lekki but still deny shooting.

body for burial. He was shot dead by soldiers. We need his body. He died at Bonny

#LekkiMassacre As a global Community & Gun Violence Activist, I speak for the voiceless in our communities. Nigerian Army

patriot just visiting the #EndSARS protest for a better Nigeria for his children. They think he’s traveled. He’s never coming back

He has been identified by my source in Bonny Camp MRS hospital. The soldiers from the 81st Battalion brought him in. Pls RELEASE

Mr Lanre Agunbiade’s body to his family.

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The lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, has claimed most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time.

Alli-Macaulay stated this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the looting and pandemonium, in the wake of the End SARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums.

She warned that the National Orientation Agency (NOA) needs to help change the attitude of the youths.

The lawmaker said, “The National Orientation Agency needs to get to work. We need to begin to orientate our young people. They need people who can talk to them from time to time.

“They are high on drugs all the time, most of them. They go to social media and say all sorts of things.”

Alli-Macaulay argued that unemployment should not be an excuse for looting, stating that “I schooled in the UK and I saw a lot of young people who were not employed but they didn’t become hoodlums.”

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