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#EndSARS Protester, Moyinoluwa Helps Secure Release Of Teenagers Detained For Allegedly Stealing Drugs For Sick Father

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Two teenagers standing in trial for allegedly stealing eye drops for their father who had eye problems have been released on Tuesday. 
A young man, Moyinoluwa Olowoyo who was arrested for participating in the #EndSARS protest last year met with the teenagers in prison. 

He thereafter informed Tope Temokun Chambers, which helped to secure the release of the teenagers after many months. 
According to a statement obtained by SaharaReporters, the two teenagers had been forgotten in prison before the intervention of Tope Temokun Chambers. 
Upon their release, they poured encomiums on the legal practitioners as they united with their sick father. 
It reads, “Today, the two teenagers that were standing trial in Ikole Ekiti, and have been in detention for months were released today from custody.
“I followed the matter since the early hours of today, till the orders were signed by the magistrate, and the police went to produce them from the prison.
“By the help of Tope Temokun chambers, the young teenagers were also mobilised back to their hometown at Ikole to be united with their father who is sick and blind.
“The duo were super excited and due to profuse joy, pour encomiums on Tope Temokun Chambers for securing their release. 
“Once again, long live Tope Temokun Chambers as we continue to serve God and the people by fighting for Justice…
“Comrade Moyinoluwa in Ekiti was arrested and detained for his participation in EndSARS protest in Ekiti. While in custody he encountered these two teenagers who had been remanded in prison and forgotten for stealing eye drops to give to their father who is having eye problem. 
“Comrade Moyinoluwa informed us on this. And we moved in. They have no one to stand as their only person, their father is practically blind. We secured their freedom today.”
Last year, Moyinoluwa was arrested by the police and secretly moved to the police headquarters, Abuja, where he was detained for 30 days without trial.
However, after pressure from Nigerians, the police moved him back to Ekiti, where he was detained before his arraignment in November 2020.
He was arraigned at a magistrate court and charged with arson.
At his arraignment, the magistrate, Abdul Lawal, granted Moyinoluwa bail in liberal terms.
He was able to perfect his bail condition and was set free by the police. 
On October 13, 2021, the Ekiti State High Court ordered that the student activist, Moyinoluwa should be remanded at the police headquarters over his participation in #EndSARS protest last year.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Championship Saturday Recap

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In just a few short hours, the college football selection committee will decide the four teams that will participate in the 2021 College Football Playoff. 

And while we truly never know which way the committee is going to go, Saturday’s results give us a pretty clear picture. Seeding should be the only question as we await the final college football playoff rankings, which will be unveiled Sunday at noon ET. 

So, let’s take a look at what went down on Championship Saturday in college football. 

Baylor ends Oklahoma State’s CFP hopes

Welcome to the new Big 12.

For years, the conference was regarded as nothing more than basketball on grass. Explosive offenses and sieve-like defenses ruled the day. 

No more. 

Baylor’s defense came up huge with two goal line stands, the second with under 30 seconds to go in the fourth quarter, and the Bears ended Oklahoma State’s chance at the College Football Playoff, winning their third Big 12 Championship in school history in a 21-16 victory. 

All year long, the best unit for Mike Gundy’s team has been his defense, and they were once again on Saturday, giving Oklahoma State’s offense every chance to win the game. Down 21-3 in the second quarter, the Cowboys defense stifled Baylor the rest of the way, holding the Bears scoreless in the second half. But it was the Baylor defense that made the game-deciding play. 

Needing a touchdown, Oklahoma State’s offense took over with 3:14 to go in the game, driving down to the Baylor two-yard line. After two run plays and an incomplete pass, Oklahoma State handed the ball to running back Dezmon Jackson on fourth down, who came up just inches short of completing an 18-point comeback. 

“When I saw the running back with the ball, I thought I’ve got to run this guy down,” Baylor safety Jairon McVea said. “The ref signaled not a touchdown, so when I saw that I was pretty happy.”

Without leading rusher Jaylen Warren — out with ankle and shoulder injuries — Oklahoma State’s offense struggled to move the ball, the running game was non-existent (70 yards on 40 attempts), and quarterback Spencer Sanders threw a career high four interceptions. 

“They’re heartsick, they’re heartbroken, because they did everything I asked them to do,” Cowboys defensive coordinator Jim Knowles said. “I wish I had one more better call in the first half. 

“I wish I could do something for them, but all I can do is tell them I love them.”

Baylor finishes the regular season 11-2 after a year in which they won just two games. 

Cincinnati completes undefeated regular season, in prime position for CFP berth

The Bearcats entered halftime up just one, clinging to a 14-13 lead over a Houston team that had won 11 games in a row. 

They took the field for the second half and quickly put the game to rest. 

Three quick third quarter touchdowns by Cincinnati put them up 35-13, and Luke Fickell’s team completed their undefeated season as they now wait on being selected as the first Group of Five team to the CFP. 

“The resounding statement is what we did on that football field,” Fickell said. “Nobody is going to call and ask us what we think. I don’t think these guys can be denied that opportunity. It would be a shame.”

Cincinnati running back Jerome Ford carried the ball 18 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns — including runs of 79 and 42 yards — and quarterback Desmond Ridder threw for three touchdowns in a 35-20 victory. 

Cincinnati has done all it can in order to impress the playoff committee, and more than enough in the eyes of Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen.

“We went toe to toe with them for as long as we could,” Holgorsen said. “They are first-class and deserving of top four. I don’t know how you keep Cincinnati out.”

Alabama finally puts it all together, hands Georgia first loss 

The question as the SEC Championship Game approached was whether Georgia’s historically great defense would continue their dominant run against a Heisman trophy contender in Bryce Young. 

The answer? A resounding no.

Coming into the game, 387 yards was the most Georgia’s defense had allowed in a single game. Alabama had 365 yards … in the first half. 

Young’s performance — 26-44, 421 yards, three touchdowns — may have locked up the Heisman, and Nick Saban moved to 4-0 against Kirby Smart in a 41-24 Alabama win. 

“He played great tonight,” Saban said of Young. “He’s played great for us all year long.”

Alabama finished the night with 536 total yards, and will now head to a seventh College Football Playoff. Georgia will be at the mercy of the committee as to where they’re ranked in the top-four. 

“We didn’t play our best game,” Georgia linebacker Nakobe Dean said. “We’ve got a lot to work on.”

Georgia jumped out to a 10-0 lead, but Alabama scored on five straight possessions starting in the second quarter, and a Bulldogs offense which hasn’t had to win a game all season was unable to muster a comeback.  

Quarterback Stetson Bennett threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns, but two second half interceptions doomed Georgia’s comeback attempt. 

“Can’t turn the ball over,” Bennett said. “Just little mental lapses. That can’t happen.”

The turnaround at Michigan is complete

Welcome to the party, Michigan. 

A week after beating Ohio State for the first time since 2011, Jim Harbaugh and his Wolverines had one more hill to climb before a chance at playing in the CFP for the first time. 

In a game without a ton of a thrill, Michigan dominated Iowa 42-3, securing their first BIG 10 Championship since 2004. 

“The beginning of the year, the odds, I don’t know whatever it was — it was 2% likely we’d win the Big Ten championship,” Michigan offensive lineman Andrew Vastardis said. “That was preseason predictions. I don’t know how it works out, but we believe in each other. We believe in ourselves, but there’s always a little external motivation. So internally motivated, bring each guy along, but sometimes just some of the stuff that’s out there, you just take it and ride with it and fuel the fire.”

Two explosive first quarter plays put Michigan up 14-0, and the defense took it the rest of the way. 

Running back Blake Corum ripped off a 67-yard touchdown to put Michigan on the scoreboard, and then the Wolverines pulled off some trickery. 

Michigan’s defense suffocated the Iowa offense all night long, allowing just 279 total yards in the game. 

The question now becomes whether Michigan moves up No. 1 in the CFP ranking, or if Alabama’s win over Georgia was impressive enough for the Crimson Tide to grab the top spot. 

Other Scores: 

ACC Championship Game: Pittsburgh 45 Wake Forest 21

Mountain West Championship Game: Utah State 46 San Diego State 13

Sun Belt Championship Game: Louisiana Lafayette 24 Appalachian State 16

Pac 12 Championship Game: Utah 38 Oregon 10

Joe Morgan is the Sports Reporter for The Daily Wire. Most recently, Morgan covered the Clippers, Lakers, and the NBA for Sporting News. Send your sports questions to sports@dailywire.com.

The views expressed in this piece are the author’s own and do not necessarily represent those of The Daily Wire.

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Egypt Becomes Africa’s Preferred Investment Destination As Nigeria drops To 14

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…Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Kenya, Tanzania Outperform Nigeria

The harsh operating environment in Nigeria has pushed the country down among Africa’s top 10 investment destinations to 14 as Egypt remains the number one nation.

This is according to a report by RMB titled, ‘Where to Invest in Africa 2021.’

RMB is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. The ranking is based on countries operating environments.

The Federal Government in the second quarter of 2021 recorded a 54.06 percent decline in the total value of capital investment inflows into the country.

According to the National Bureau of Statistics Capital Importation Report, investment inflow for the period was $875.62m, representing a 54.06 percent decline from $1.91bn recorded in the first quarter of 2021.

According to the company, the top 10 African countries to invest in are Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Rwanda; Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya and Tanzania.

The company ranked Nigeria outside the top 10 at number 14.

In 2018 and 2019, Nigeria was ranked in the top 10 (eighth in both years).

According to the company, Nigeria was ranked 13 in 2017, and ranked number six in 2016.

In 2014, Nigeria ranked as number two and dropped to number five in 2015.

I added that the nation’s economy was constrained by a weak policy environment and dire infrastructure provision.

The company said, “The sheer size of Nigeria’s economy and large population base has undoubtedly aided the country’s economic environment and has led to an increase in investments in the economy over the past 10 years.

“The country boasts significant hydrocarbon resources and considerable agricultural and mining potential.

“With fiscal support expected to increase and continue over the next few years, given both the coronavirus shock and oil price collapse, the economy is expected to grow but at a slow and steady pace.

“One of the key tenets for its development will be the efforts that have been made to support small and medium enterprises through monetary policy reform.

“This should support the country’s efforts as it continues its expansion into sectors such as information technology.”

RMB Africa Economist, Daniel Kavishe, said the pandemic ushered a new world and a new approach to this year’s list.

Kavishe said, “We created a new set of rankings that incorporated some of the unavoidable COVID-19-induced challenges, of which the operating environment score was one.”

According to him, fiscal scores are important indicators of how governments respond to COVID-19.

He said, “The inclusion of a fiscal score in our rankings aimed to score governments’ fiscal positions and provided a basis from which investors can understand specific jurisdictions.

“Although the pandemic brought devastation, it also enabled opportunities for reimagining policies and trade relationships. Increasingly clear now is that home-grown strategies to tackle poverty, inequality and unemployment across Africa must be implemented. If not, all of Africa suffers.”

According to him, capital will flow naturally to economies offering a good mix of opportunity and ease of doing business.

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School Tries to Explain How It Missed Shooter Warning Signs

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The Michigan school where a student killed four teens and wounded seven other people is defending its handling of the suspect’s troubling behavior while promising an outside investigation into its actions.

In a letter released Saturday, Oxford Community Schools Superintendent Tim Throne admitted that school officials accepted Ethan Crumbley’s explanations into why he was looking at pictures of bullets on his phone and had drawn violent images and statements—and then sent him to class when his parents refused to take him home.

“Given the fact that the child had no prior disciplinary infractions, the decision was made [that] he would be returned to the classroom rather than sent home to an empty house,” Throne wrote. “These incidents remained at the guidance counselor level and were never elevated to the principal or assistant principal’s office.”

A memorial outside of Oxford High School.

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The parents, Jennifer and James Crumbley, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter for buying him the gun he used and failing to take action after the school flagged his behavior. The couple sparked a manhunt when they failed to appear at their arraignment but were later arrested “hiding” in an industrial building, police said.

The letter from Throne says the Crumbleys gave them no reason to believe that his behavior was a sign that he could hurt others or himself—although they did recommend the parents get him counseling.

The first incident happened on Nov. 29, the day before the rampage, when it was found that Ethan was looking at bullet photos on his cellphone in class. He told a counselor that shooting was a family hobby, and while the school tried to call Jennifer Crumbley to discuss the matter, she did not call back.

The next day, however, when the parents were summoned to the school, they confirmed the family were gun enthusiasts, Throne said.

They were called in because that morning, a teacher saw “concerning drawings and written statements” and went to the counseling office and dean of students. Police have said the drawings included a handgun, of a person who had been shot, laughing emojis, a bullet, and the phrases: “the thoughts won’t stop. Help me,” “blood everywhere,” “my life is useless,” and “the world is dead.”

“The student was immediately removed from the classroom and brought to the guidance counselor’s office where he claimed the drawing was part of a video game he was designing and informed counselors that he planned to pursue video game design as a career. The student’s parents were also called in,” Throne wrote.

Ethan busied himself with homework while waiting for his parents, the superintendent said, adding that “at no time did counselors believe the student might harm others based on his behavior, responses and demeanor, which appeared calm.”

Jennifer, Ethan, and James Crumbley

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“While both of his parents were present, counselors asked specific probing questions regarding the potential for self-harm or harm to others. His answers, which were affirmed by his parents during the interview, led counselors to again conclude he did not intend on committing either self-harm or harm to others,” Throne wrote. “The student’s parents never advised the school district that he had direct access to a firearm or that they had recently purchased a firearm for him.”

The school told the Crumbleys they had 48 hours to get counseling for Ethan, or they would contact Child Protective Services. “When the parents were asked to take their son home for the day, they flatly refused and left without their son, apparently to return to work,” the letter said.

Police have said Ethan apparently had the handgun in his backpack during the meeting and then returned to class with it, although Throne said that had not been confirmed. Either way, soon after, Ethan emerged from a bathroom—firing his Sig Sauer 9mm.

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Thousands gathered Friday for a vigil to remember the students killed.

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Throne said the counselors could not be blamed for the decision to let Ethan stay at school that day.

“While we understand this decision has caused anger, confusion and prompted understandable questioning, the counselors made a judgment based on their professional training and clinical experience and did not have all the facts we now know,” he wrote.

Those facts include two videos found on Ethan’s phone made the night before the shooting in which he talked about shooting students the next day, a journal with similar sentiments, and social media posts of him practicing with the handgun, according to prosecutors.

Throne said he has “personally asked for a third-party review of all the events of the past week because our community and our families deserve a full, transparent accounting of what occurred.”

Meanwhile, Jennifer and James Crumbley remain locked up in the Oxford County Jail, where Ethan is also being held on charges of terrorism and first-degree murder.

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