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Ogun-born lawyer gives Abiodun 7 days to release End SARS panel report

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Ogun-born lawyer, Festus Ogun has asked Governor Dapo Abiodun to release the report of the Judicial (End SARS) Panel of Investigation into Police Brutality and Extrajudicial Killings.

Relying on the Freedom of Information Act, 2011, the legal practitioner, in a November 18, 2021 letter, gave Abiodun a one-week ultimatum to make the findings and recommendations public.

Ogun recalled that the panel chaired by Justice Solomon Olugbemi submitted its report on July 9, 2021 for the implementation and necessary actions.

The human rights activist said as a participant in the historic #EndSARS protest, he is confident that provisions of the document will be beneficial to the restitution process for victims.

The TakeItBack Movement Legal Adviser reminded Abiodun that Nigerians are interested in the outcome of proceedings at the panel.

“We are confident that this request will be treated urgently in line with the 7 days rule stipulated under Section 4 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2011.

“I undertake to pay necessary fees and
administrative charges, if any, incidental thereto”, Ogun wrote.

Commenting on the request, he told DAILY POST that victims of state-sanctioned brutality deserve justice.

“We won’t allow the process of getting justice shrouded in secrecy”, Ogun vowed.

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Chelsea vs Man United: It was arrogance – Hasselbaink slams Jorginho

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Former Chelsea striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has slammed midfielder, Jorginho after his error led to Manchester United’s goal.

Jorginho gifted Jadon Sancho his first Premier League goal for Manchester United, with Chelsea having to come from a goal down to take a point at Stamford Bridge.

The Brazilian-Italian was at fault for the Red Devils’ goal after failing to deal with a high ball that was sent forwards by Bruno Fernandes.

The midfielder’s attempt to bring down the high ball with his foot backfired with Sancho racing on goal before calmly slotting the ball past Edouard Mendy.

And Hasselbaink wondered why Jorginho did not just clear it or head it back to his goalkeeper.

“He should head it, he should head it back. You can’t take that chance and if you do it has to come off,” Hasselbaink said on Sky Sports.

“…It’s not a bit of arrogance…It is arrogance.

“Thinking ‘oh I will take it down out of the sky and play,’ no. Two men are coming at you, just head the ball back and get people behind the ball.

“Sancho takes the goal really well but this, you don’t do it.

“Also, you know yourself… yes technically he is a very good player but he is not somebody who is blessed with pace so he’s never going to be able to get behind Sancho so you don’t take the risk.

“Just head it back, have people behind you and don’t get a goal against [you] and you still have to score one goal to win the match. It’s silly.”

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EPL: Roy Keane names club to win Premier League title this season

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Manchester United legend, Roy Keane and Jamie have both predicted that Manchester City would win the Premier League this season ahead of title rivals Chelsea and Liverpool.

While Chelsea settled for a 1-1 with Manchester United on Sunday, Manchester City brushed aside stubborn West Ham United 2-1 to close the gap in the Premier League to just one point.

Chelsea still maintain their lead at the summit with just one point ahead of Manchester City while Liverpool are just two points off the top after their empathic 4-0 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Keane said he has been impressed by the form of Chelsea and Liverpool but still believes City will defend their title and become English champions for an eighth time.

Keane told Sky Sports, “I kind of wrote off Manchester City last year and regretted it because they turned it on from November and won it so easily.

“Liverpool have kept a few clean sheets but they’ve looked a bit open at times. I think Man City right now look really strong defensively. Liverpool are scoring all the goals but I’d go with Man City right now.”

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Super Tucano decimates dozens of ISWAP fighters in Brono

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A Super Tucano attack aircraft obliterated Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters on Sunday.

Their gun trucks were also destroyed in a military operation at Gajiram in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.

The terrorists attempted to overrun the town and a Forward Operating Base (FOB) when Nigerian Air Force (NAF) pilots bombarded.

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Some were burned beyond recognition due to the firepower, while ground troops’ clearance recovered sophisticated weapons.

Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu listed 10 AK 47 rifles, one anti aircraft gun, one Shilka barrel, one 60mm mortar tube and 61 rounds of PKT rifle ammunition.

“Sadly, two gallant soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter”, Nwachukwu’s statement read.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya has urged forces to maintain the momentum and take out fleeing terrorists.

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