An additional 25 thousand policemen have been deployed to beef up security in the local government elections holding today in Lagos state.
The policemen are expected to help oversee the elections and as well ensure the maintenance of peace and a violence-free atmosphere.
The election is expected to take place in the 57 local government councils and local council development areas of the state, LCDAs.
The federal high court sitting in Lagos had on Friday rejected appeal of the Alliance of Social Democrats, ASD, and 10 other political parties against the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission, LASIEC and the state government seeking to stop their candidacy in the polls.
Senior Advocates of Nigeria of Yoruba origin have been tasked to relocate to Benin Republic to strengthen the legal teams fighting to prevent Yoruba Nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo famously known as Igboho from being repatriated back to the country.
A Former Presidential Aide, Reno Omokri, gave the charge in a post on his verified social media handle.
In the post, Omokri urged prominent SANs of Yoruba origin, including Femi Falana, Afe Babalola, Eyitayo Jegede and Chief Wole Olanipekun, to arise for Igboho’s cause.
It would be recalled that the Oduduwa republic freedom fighter, who is currently at the custody of security agencies in Cotonou, was nabbed on Monday while escaping to a European country after being declared wanted in Nigeria by the Department of States Security Services, DSS.
Thousands of Australians have taken to the streets to demonstrate against tight restrictions imposed to combat a rise in Covid-19 cases.
The anti-lockdown protesters were said to have converged on major cities like Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to air their grievances against the Covid measures.
The protesters reportedly chanted slogans such as “freedom”, while some carried various placards with inscriptions reading “drop your mask, raise your voice” and “wake up Australia” to press home their demands.
The Australian government had re-imposed lockdowns across the country to curb a massive surge in new infections and to as well prevent the highly contagious delta variant from spreading across the country.