SARS tortured me for 47 days, victim tells Lagos panel

SARS tortured me for 47 days, victim tells Lagos panel

The Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS-related Abuses in Lagos got underway on Tuesday with one of the petitioners recounting his Police brutality ordeal. Okolieagu Obunike, a father of five, told the panel that in 2012, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives detained and tortured him for 47 days at their Ikeja office, without trial. Obunike alleged that the operatives also carted away all his belongings at home, sold his car, a  Volkswagen bus, land, bags of cement and Inverter. He testified as the first petitioner…

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The 5 Types of Financial Statements

The 5 Types of Financial Statements

Post Views: 16,972Overview:Financial Statements are the reports that provide the detail of the entity’s financial information including assets, liabilities, equities, incomes and expenses, shareholders’ contribution, cash flow, and other related information.These statements normally required annual audits by independent auditors and they have presented along with other information in entity annual report.They are presented in two…

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Hillary Clinton Says she is In Electoral College Elector in New York

Hillary Clinton Says she is In Electoral College Elector in New York

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she is one of the 538 electors in the Electoral College.”I’m an elector in New York,” the 2016 Democratic nominee told SiriusXM’s “Signal Boost.” “I’m sure I’ll get to vote for Joe (Biden) and (Sen. Kamala Harris) in New York. So, that’s pretty exciting. “Visit Election Center for full coverage of the 2020 raceClinton has previously called for the abolition of the Electoral College, where electors directly vote on the president and vice president of the United States. She advocated for the president to be instead…

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Kazakhstan Adopts Borat Phrase For Tourism Campaign

Kazakhstan Adopts Borat Phrase For Tourism Campaign

Kazakhstan’s tourism board has adopted the Borat catchphrase “very nice” in its new advertising campaign. The phrase is used by the film character Borat, a fictional journalist from Kazakhstan. The first Borat film caused outrage in the country, and authorities threatened to sue creator Sacha Baron Cohen. But the country’s tourism board has now embraced Borat as a perfect marketing tool – particularly as a second Borat film has just been released. It has released a number of short advertisements that highlight the country’s scenery and culture. The people in…

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Nnamdi Kanu: I have original Aburi accord tapes

Nnamdi Kanu: I have original Aburi accord tapes

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said he is in possession of the original Aburi accord tapes, “which will vindicate the late Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu and Biafra before the world.” The Aburi accord is an official record of the minutes of the meeting of Nigeria’s military leaders held in Aburi, Ghana shortly before the outbreak of the Nigeria-Biafra civil war. Nnamdi Kanu claimed yesterday in a statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful that he possessed the original Aburi accord tapes, whose…

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Qatar to Investigate ‘Invasive’ Exams Of Women At Doha Airport

Qatar to Investigate 'Invasive' Exams Of Women At Doha Airport

Qatar has said it will investigate allegations that women booked on 10 flights were subjected to invasive examinations at an airport in Doha. The women were checked for whether they had given birth after a baby was found in a bin at Hamad Airport on 2 October. Australian officials said 13 of its citizens and five women from other countries were taken off one plane, but not all were ultimately examined. Qatar’s government apologized and said the baby was safe in medical care. It said the girl had been found…

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Great Barrier Reef: Scientists Find Reef Taller Than Empire State Building

Great Barrier Reef: Scientists Find Reef Taller Than Empire State Building

An enormous coral reef has been found at the northern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, the first such discovery in 120 years, scientists say. At 500m (1,640ft) high, the reef is taller than New York’s Empire State Building and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Scientists on a 12-month mission found the structure, detached from the Great Barrier Reef off Cape York, last week. They were conducting 3D mapping of the sea floor in the area. A team aboard a research vessel owned by the Schmidt Ocean…

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Philadelphia Rocked By Fresh Unrest After Police Shooting

Philadelphia Rocked By Fresh Unrest After Police Shooting

Hundreds of protesters marched through the US city of Philadelphia for a second night, demanding racial justice after police fatally shot a black man. The family of Walter Wallace, 27, say he was suffering a mental health crisis when officers opened fire on him. Police say they shot him because he would not drop a knife he was holding. Police reinforcements as well as the National Guard have been deployed. Authorities say 30 officers were hurt during the first night of clashes. The city’s police have also accused protesters of…

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Turkey Vows Legal Action Over Erdogan Cartoon

Turkey Vows Legal Action Over Erdogan Cartoon

Turkey has vowed to take “legal, diplomatic actions” over a cartoon of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The cartoon depicts Turkey’s president lifting the dress of a veiled woman. State media say Turkish prosecutors have launched an official investigation into the satirical magazine. Tensions between France and Turkey are high after President Emmanuel Macron pledged a tougher stance against radical Islam. Mr Erdogan has called on Turks to boycott French goods and said Mr Macron needed “mental checks”. Mr Macron pledged to defend secularism following the…

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Minister to revive abandoned youth centres

Minister to revive abandoned youth centres

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr Sunday Dare has promised to revive the abandoned youth development centres across the country. Dare, who on Tuesday visited an abandoned youth centre at Onla village in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, said he would turn the centre into a wealth creator for the empowerment of youths. “Our youths must be encouraged to become employers of labour and entrepreneurs. This place will be revived and turned into a training centre and farm settlement for youths who are interested in farming. Read Also: Youths Minister Makinde…

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Importance of Good Personal Hygiene

Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for a lot of reasons; these can be personal, social, for health reasons, psychological or simply like a way of life. The Importance of Good Personal HygieneMaintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons; personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a means of life. Personal hygiene may be described…

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Trump Appointee Resigns as a ‘Matter of Conscience’ Over Executive Order Aimed at Civil Service

Trump Appointee Resigns as a 'Matter of Conscience' Over Executive Order Aimed at Civil Service

A Trump appointee tasked with advising the administration on federal civil servants’ pay has resigned over his objections to a new executive order that appears to provide the President more leeway in the hiring and firing of federal employees deemed disloyal. Ronald Sanders, who served as a member and chair of the Federal Salary Council, tendered his resignation on Monday to the director of White House Presidential Personnel, John McEntee, according to a letter obtained. “On its surface, the President’s Executive Order purports to serve a legitimate and laudable purpose…

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#EndSARS protests meant to split Nigeria’

#EndSARS protests meant to split Nigeria’

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje yesterday said the #EndSARS protests were hijacked and sponsored by enemies of Nigeria to disintegrate the country. Ganduje spoke at Africa House when he hosted reporters to share ideas on how to “keep Nigeria together,” saying Nigeria’s unity in diversity is what has brought up speedy civilization in the country. “The initial protest was about EndSARS’ brutality and extrajudicial killings, which were genuine issues and most of us supported it, calling for police reformation. “But the handwriting on the wall is now clear; enemies of…

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