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Police Killed 12 Shiites Nationwide, IMN Claims

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The police has been accussed of killing 12 members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

According to IMN, 12 of its members were killed on Tuesday during its nationwide procession to mark Ashura Day.

A statement by the spokesman of the group, Ibrahim Musa, said the killings took place in Kaduna, Bauchi, Sokoto and Katsina States.

Musa, however, said similar processions in Abuja, Jos, Kebbi, Minna, Lafia, Yola, Gusau, Zaria, Kano, Jalingo, Damaturu, Hadejia and Potiskum, ended peacefully.

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The statement said: “Today’s show of shame and rage by the police across the states was sequel to the tragic orders given to it by the Inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu to brutally attack the peaceful Ashura mourners.

“That the mourning procession ended peacefully in places not attacked by the police is sufficient evidence as to who the instigators of violence are whenever we are carrying out our legitimate religious duties.”

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Recall that the police had warned that only non-members of IMN would be allowed to conduct peaceful procession to mark Ashura Day following the proscription of IMN by a federal court.

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Outrage: Seun Onigbinde Resigns

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Seun Onigbinde, the Chief Executive Officer of BudgIT, has resigned  his appointment from the government of President Muhhamadu Buhari.

Onigbinde was appointed the technical adviser at the Federal ministry of budget and national planning.

A strong critic of the Buhari government, his appointment has however been heavily criticised.

Explaining the reason behind his resignation, Onigbinde said:

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” It is clear that recent media reports about my appointment have created a complex narrative, which I believe would engender an atmosphere of mistrust, as I planned to proceed.

“Upon further reflections on the furore that has been generated by my new role as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, I humbly resign the appointment.

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“I am very grateful to the Honourable Minister, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, for believing in my expertise and I also thank everyone who sent his or her congratulations to me in the short period. I have also been humbled by the faith and belief that numerous persons have expressed in me,” he wrote partly.

According to Onigbinde,  he expected criticisms following his appointment but did not know it would be this much.

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Drunk Police Officer Stabs Nine People In Ondo State

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At least ninu people were allegedly stabbed at a club in Akure, Ondo State by a drunk policeman.

The policeman, attached to Area Commander’s office, Akure, allegedly stabbed the victims who were said to be young men at a popular club located at Alagbaka, GRA , Akure, during a brawl that ensued among them.

Eyewitnesses said the policeman who was reportedly drunk, started harassing the victims who had come to relax at the club.

Trouble started when the policeman began pestering and harassing one of the victims.

According to reports, it was so clear that he (Orisadare) was so drunk and was already becoming something else at the club.

“He won’t just listen to those trying to tell him to take things easy. It got to a point that things went awry as he started attacking everyone he could lay his hands on. In total, he stabbed nine people before he could be overpowered,” the source said.

Another source said some of the victims of the attack were currently receiving treatment in various hospitals in Akure, while some were in critical condition.  However, there was no loss of life in the incident.

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Police Public Relations Officer, Ondo State Police Command, Femi Joseph, confirmed the incident and stated that everyone involved was engaged in a brawl. He also disclosed that the alleged policeman was also injured in the fight and had been taken to the hospital.

“There was a fight between the policeman and the boys, but we have started investigation into matter. All those involved in the brawl are already in the hospital receiving treatment. But if at the end of the day we find our man culpable, we will deal with him because we don’t tolerate indiscipline in this Command.”

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Police Raid New Afrika Shrine***Arrest 28 Miscreants

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Not less than 28 miscreants were arrested by policemen attached to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences  at the New Afrika Shrine.

Another 15 illegal street traders were also arrested at various locations around Afrika Shrine, Alausa, Ikeja.

This much was disclosed in a statement by the Chairman of the taskforce, Olayinka Egbeyemi.

Egbeyemi said that the raid was necessary due to the nefarious acts within the vicinity of the Afrika Shrine which presented negative image to tourists and residents of Lagos.

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“Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, over the weekend, raided all streets within Central Business District including surroundings of the ‘African Shrine,’ Alausa, Ikeja.

“The enforcement operations became imperative following complaints from members of the public about the criminal activities of miscreants and environmental nuisance of illegal street traders around the Shrine,” he said.

According to the chairman, the night operation was carried out around spots where drugs like Tramadol, Codeine, Skunk, Marijuana, Illegal liquor and assorted food are sold.

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“These consumable and non-consumable items are freely sold on the streets in defiance of security agencies and government authority,” he said.

Egbeyemi maintained that the enforcement operations would be a continuous exercise in line with the vision of the present administration to rid the state of street urchins and criminals.

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