IGP ‘OBEYS’ THE PEOPLE’S COMMAND, DISBANDS SARS NATIONWIDE

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday, bowed to the pressure of the Nigerian public when he ordered a disbandment of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. He also ordered that operatives of the FSARS, will be redeployed to other police formations and commands. IGP Adamu announced this in a live broadcast on Sunday afternoon following days of online and offline protests against the brutality and extra-judicial killings by SARS operatives nationwide. Read the full statement below :“IGP DISSOLVES THE SPECIAL ANTI-ROBBERY SQUAD (SARS)Emplaces other…

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ROTIMI AKEREDOLU WINS ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION, RETURNED FOR SECOND TERM

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has returned Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the Saturday, October 10th governorship election in the state. Akeredolu won his reelection with 286,135 votes while his closest challenger polled 193,348 votes..The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said Akeredolu won in 15 of the 18 local government areas of the state while his closest rival, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in three local government areas. Akeredolu’s estranged deputy, Mr. Agboola Ajayi…

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UNION BANK SECURES IFC’S $40 MILLION TO BOOST TRADE FINANCE IN NIGERIA

The International Finance Commission, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a finance guarantee facility to Union Bank to boost access to finance for local business, enable increased international trade for Nigeria and help protect the country’s economy from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The $40 million facility, under IFC’s Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP), will support Union Bank to establish working partnerships with nearly 300 major international banks within the GTFP network, thereby broadening access to finance and reducing cash collateral requirements for Nigerian businesses.…

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ONDO GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION 2020: AKEREDOLU OPENS 80,000 VOTES LEAD

Incumbent Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, is leading his opponents with over 80,000 votes after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced results in 12 Local Government areas of the state in the October 10, election. According to the results, Akeredolu has polled 189,489 votes while Eyitayo Jegede, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is second with 108,195 while Mr. Agbola Ajayi of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) is in third position with 37,806 votes. INEC results at a glance:Ile OlujiAPC:13,287PDP: 9231ZLP:1971 Akoko…

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