- LAGOS JUDICIAL PANEL EXTENDS SITTING BY 3 MONTHS.
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Not less than one person has been confirmed dead and another injured in an accident that occured at ijoka area of surulere axis in ondo city.
The incident was said to have happened between 10 to 11 pm on friday, july 16, leading to the destruction of shop, 2 houses affected, triggering resident of the area wanting to raze down the car but stopped by policemen in the area.
An eyewitness, comrade micheal akinduro told eki fm’s reporters, that the deceased, mrs oluwaseun, surname withheld, selling noodles at the front of the house was about to close for the day when the incident occurred and claimed her life, attributing the incident to reckless driving.
Also speaking, ekimogun youth connect, eyc president, comrade lucas kakaki blamed the driver for overspeeding, adding that the other injured woman is currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
He therefore called on relevant authorities to redouble their effort for drivers to obey trafic rules always, not minding the time of the day.
Tenure of lagos state judicial panel on restitution for victims of sars related abuses and other matters has again been extended for another three months.
The chairman of the panel, justice doris okuwobi stated this while hearing petitions, saying this means that the panel will now sit until october 19, 2021, a day before the october 20, 2020 shootings at the lekki toll gate.
It would be recalled that the lagos state judicial panel was inaugurated by the lagos state governor, babajide sanwo-olu of on october 27, 2020 in response to the government acceding to the five-for-five demands of the #endsars protesters.
The demand of the protesters was with a mandate to look into abuses by security agencies and the now-disbanded sars unit of the nigeria police force and to make recommendations to the authorities for restitution to victims of abuses, the panel was set up to last for a period of six-month.
The minister of labour and employment, senator chris ngige has asked the indigenous peoples of biafra, ipob to stop linking him to the re-arrest of their leader, nnamdi kanu.
Ngige made the request in a statement by his media office in abuja, describing the statement by the ipob spokesman, emma powerful, attempting to link him with the arrest of kanu as deceitful, mischievous, malicious and wicked.
The minister said as the chief labour officer, he lacked the time to meddle into security and diplomatic matters, which clearly fall within the mandate of the nigerian security and national intelligence agencies.
He added that ipob and its spokesperson know him very well as a man who calls a spade a spade and has no room for equivocation or speaking from both sides of the mouth since his days as governor in anambra state.
The lagos state house of assembly has proposed two years imprisonment for a person or persons obstructing fire fighting or assaulting firefighters.
Chairman of the house committee on special duties, raheem kazeem, representing ibeju lekki ii, disclosed this at a one-day public hearing on the bill.
He noted that the assembly made the recommendation in its proposed state fire service bill.
According to him, the bill tagged, a bill for a law to establish the lagos state fire and rescue service and for connected purposes, passed through a public hearing at the premises of the lagos state house assembly.
The public hearing was conducted by the house of assembly.
Youths from the southern part of kaduna state have taken to the street to protest the worsening security under the leadership of governor nasir el-rufai.
The youths, who gathered at the unity fountain in abuja, under the aegis of the southern kaduna people’s union, described the killings and kidnapping in kaduna as alarming.
One of the youths, jane thomas-rogers, who spoke with newsmen said governor of the state, nasir el-rufai must rise up to his responsibility to secure the people.
Thomas-rogers lamented the level at which children and women are being raped in the state, people killed, noting that the governor needed to be proactive in his action to safegaurd people of the state.