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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Kano: Danbatta @Emir's palace, sues for peace - ITREALMS

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The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has paid sued for peace to support the Federal Government’s initiatives toward ensuring stability in the country, reports ITREALMS.


He made this call during a courtesy visit to the palace of Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Saturday, commended the Emirate and the entire people of Kano for their unwavering support to the government.

Sanwo-Olu to Lagosians: Disregard ethnic, religious jingoists - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has urged Lagosians, to disregard any broadcast be it video or audio on social media, describing those sharing it as anarchists, ethnic and religious jingoists, reports ITREALMS.

Obviously reacting to the video circulating online by one Adeyinka Grandson giving Ndigbo in Lagos and South-West to leave the region, Sanwo-Olu said, the attention of the Lagos State Government has been drawn to videos in social media and the online space, creating tension and encouraging ethnic conflicts.

#LekkiMasacre: CSCSD condemns army deployment, insists on national peace - ITREALMS

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The Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD) South-West strongly and unequivocally condemns the deployment of men of the Nigerian Army to shoot at unarmed young peaceful #EndSARS protesters, resulting to many of the protesters sustaining serious injuries of various degrees while some were reported to have lost their lives at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday 20th of October, 2020, reports 
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The right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly is guaranteed in the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended. Therefore, it is a gross violation of Nigerian’s Constitution by the government to have deployed armed soldiers to disrupt and open fire on the peaceful protesters. 

#EndSARS: Statement from Coalition of Protest Groups Across Lagos & Nigeria - ITREALMS

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Following the nationwide address from President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, October 22, we are more resolved to press not just for justice but for a new and better Nigeria where all citizens are safe and can thrive.


Lagos State, where the hotbed of resistance began has been under state-wide curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Prior to that, Soldiers attacked peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate and unleashed carnage. 

#EndSARS: Missing Presidential Address - ITREALMS

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Chimanda Adichie in this piece narrated "How PMB should have addressed Nigerians" in his much awaited misdirected presidential address over the nationwide #EndSARS protest that engulfed into blood baths. 

Fellow Nigerians,
This is a difficult time for our nation, but together we will prevail.

On Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, in the Lekki area of Lagos, innocent Nigerians exercising their democratic right to protest were attacked by soldiers of the Nigerian Army. Some died. Many were injured. This terrible incidence has no place in our country. The role of the Nigerian Army is to protect the lives of Nigerian citizens.

#EndSARS: FRSC decries incessant attack on personnel, operational tools - ITREALMS

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has decried incessant attacks on its personnel and operational tools due to the #ENDSARS protests in the country, reports ITREALMS.

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem disclosed this in an interview with 
ITREALMS on Friday in Abuja.


It was gathered that the FRSC commands and Operatives in some part of the country had been attacked following the #EndSARS protest.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Izunwanne condemns attacks on media houses in Lagos - ITREALMS

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IZUNWANNE, a body of senior journalists of Southeast of Nigeria origin, has condemned in the strongest terms the attacks on media houses (The Nation newspaper, Television Continental (TVC), and Channels Television) in Lagos on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.


The group in a press statement endorsed by its chairman, and secretary, Sir Abuchi Anueyiagu, and Elder Ngwuoke Ngwuoke 
respectively, expressed worry about the conflagration and the violent dimension it is now taking. 

Citizens Quest decries #LekkiMassacre - ITREALMS

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The Citizens Quest for Truth Initiative has vehemently decried the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza, in Lagos State, on the 20th of October, 2020, reports ITREALMS.

The group in a press statement jointly signed by the National President, Obiaruko Christie Ndukwe, and National Publicity Secretary, Francis Ndimkoha, available ITREALMS said the ugly incident is regrettable and totally against every known tenet of democracy.

#EndSARS protest: MRA condemns attacks on media - ITREALMS

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The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has condemned recent attacks against journalists and media houses in some parts of the country, particularly in Lagos, by State and non-State actors in the wake of the #EndSARS protests, reports 
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MRA also described the actions as reprehensible acts of intimidation and reprisals against media workers and organizations engaged in the lawful pursuit of their professional functions.

#EndSARS protesters massacre: Group expresses shock, demands actions - ITREALMS

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A group identified as Rescue Nigeria has expressed grave shock over the #EndSARS related massacre nationwide, reports ITREALMS.

The group in a press statement available to 
ITREALMS
, said they were shocked beyond words at the massacre of peaceful #EndSARS protesters in Lagos on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, by the Nigerian Army, who shot live bullets at young Nigerians, killing about seven and wounding over 30.

They noted that for two weeks, Nigerian youths have held demonstrations, with a call to end the recently-dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), for brutality and human rights violations.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Buhari to #EndSARS protesers: Your voice heard, loud & clear, we're responding - ITREALMS

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General Muhammadu Buhari retired, has told Nigerian protesting youths under the auspices of #EndSARS that their demands have been heard loud, clear and Federal Government is responding, reports ITREALMS.

"I, therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding," says Mr. President.

He also warned against continuous protest, saying that the Federal Government would not fold its arms, just as Buhari cautioned international community to avoid hasty judgement without sufficient facts on #EndSARS protest.

He gave these warning during the nationwide address to Nigerians over two-week protest by #EndSARS.

According to Buhari the address has become necessary after he was debriefed many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

#EndSARS: Address by President Buhari retired

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ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY GENERAL MUHAMMADU BUHARI, retired, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE #ENDSARS PROTESTS 22ND OCTOBER, 2020

Fellow Nigerians,

It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs.

#EndSARS: Buhari addressing Nigerians live - ITREALMS

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President Muhammadu Buhari is currently addressing Nigerians on the current situations in the country, especially #EndSARS and #LekkiMasscre, reports ITREALMS.

On Thursday afternoon, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, disclosed this to ITREALMS.

This, he said, followed detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, hence President Buhari would make a national broadcast Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm, reports ITREALMS.

He also advised 
television, radio and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and Radio Nigeria respectively for the broadcast.

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Ohaneze Ndigbo: We’ve deep rooted synergy with Yorubas - ITREALMS

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State has declared that over the years, they have deep rooted synergy with good people of Lagos, reports 
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Making this assertion, the Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State, Everest Ozonweke told ITREALMS that their attention have been drawn to publications by unscrupulous elements making rounds in the social media ascribing the recent mayhem and wanton destruction of properties in Lagos State to Ndigbo.

#EndSARS: Gov. Obiano enforces 24-hr curfew - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano has enforced a 24 hour curfew across the state, reports 
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Making this known on his Twitter handle,@WillieMObiano Gov. Obiano said the 24 hour curfew in Anambra State, is scheduled to start at 8pm today (Thursday). 

In this development, all schools and market places are closed, including all public gatherings.

There we go again!

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Some people have been shocked and uncomfortable with the unity seen in these #EndSARS protests and have unleashed evil propagandists, paid agents and masters of divide-and-rule on the cyberspace to change the narrative of the current crisis and heap the blame on the Igbos as the usual fall guys.


Many of them have started sharing blatant falsehood gleefully to play the ethnic card. 
Let us not say or think nobody will believe them. 

#EndSARS: Isale Eko Descendants condemn invasion of Iga Idunganran - ITREALMS

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Isale Eko Descendants' Union has expressed displeasure over the invasion of Iga Idunganran, yesterday by hoodlums who have hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protest in various parts of Lagos State, reports 
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Chairman, Isale Eko Descendants’ Union, Mr. Yomi Tokosi said that they were deeply saddened that the organised peaceful #EndSars protest in Lagos State has been hijacked by hoodlums who have rampaged through the Streets of the State causing untold destruction and looting.

#EndSARS: Telecoms operators lament challenges, seek understanding over network outages - ITREALMS

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The Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) has lamented the challenges facing operators in the ongoing #EndSARS, which resulted in non-intentional.” reports 
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Chairman, ALTON, Engr. Gbenga Adebayo told ITREALMS that in the wake of the recent developments, especially the last 24-hour that they condole with the country and regretted the reports of recent incidents of violence across the country.

#LekkiMasscre #EndSARS: NGE condemns shooting on unarmed protesters - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has strongly condemned what it described as unwarranted shooting and killing of unarmed protesters by security men in different parts of the country, reports 
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Making this known, the NGE president, Mustapha Isah, said that the Guild demands that President Muhammadu Buhari should address the nation to calm frayed nerves. 

#LekkiMasscare: MFM saddened by shooting of Protesters - ITREALMS

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Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) has expressed sadness over the shooting of protesting youths by Nigerian security forces.

The security forces were reported on Tuesday to have used live bullets on the youths that are carrying out peaceful protest across the country against Police brutality.

#EndSARS: Worship centres torched in south-east - ITREALMS

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Reports reaching 
ITREALMS newsroom as at midnight on Wednesday showed that a number of religious places have been attacked in Anambra State and in other parts of the south eastern Nigeria.

At least, two mosques have been torched in the Omaba area of Onitsha and Nnewi, both in Anambra State.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

#LekkiMasscare: Bachelet condemns army killings, calls for 'root & branch' security reforms - ITREALMS

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The United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet has condemned the use of excessive and disproportionate force by Nigerian armed forces in Lagos on Tuesday evening against unarmed protesters, reports 
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She called on the Nigerian authorities to take urgent steps to deal decisively with the underlying problem of persistent violations committed by the security forces, and make a far stronger effort to bring police and army personnel guilty of crimes against civilians to justice. 

“While the number of casualties of yesterday’s shooting at the Lekki toll plaza in Lagos is still not clear, there is little doubt that this was a case of excessive use of force, resulting in unlawful killings with live ammunition, by Nigerian armed forces,” Bachelet said.

“Reports that CCTV cameras and lighting were deliberately disabled prior to the shooting are even more disturbing as, if confirmed, they suggest this deplorable attack on peaceful protestors was premeditated, planned and coordinated.” 

Nigeria, she said, was already at boiling point before this shooting because of the revelations about years of unchecked violence, including alleged killings, rape, extortion and other violations by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the UN Human Rights Chief said. 

“While the authorities have now dissolved SARS and announced a series of inquiries at both Federal and State levels, there have still been few if any charges levelled against its members despite abundant evidence against various members of the squad, as well as members of other security forces and the army.” 

Many Nigerians, UN chief said, appeared not to trust the inquiries and other measures that have been announced by the authorities, and have continued to take to the streets in several cities to protest. 

“I appreciate that the Government has taken a number of measures to address the protestors’ demands,” Bachelet said. “However, the immediate creation of another elite police SWAT team to replace the SARS -- without first addressing some of the root causes of police violence and putting in place sufficient safeguards to prevent future violations -- has eroded the public’s trust even further. 

"This latest terrible event in Lagos is like wantonly adding fuel to a fire that was already starting to rage out of control,” she said.

Stressing that the way to restore trust and bring back peace to the streets of Nigeria is for the authorities to take immediate concrete steps to show they are genuinely committed to tackling impunity, after years of inaction. 

“There need to be immediate, independent, transparent and thorough investigations, not just into last night’s killings, but also into all the previous violations committed by security forces,” Bachelet said.

“Those appointed to carry out such investigations must not only be independent and impartial but must be widely perceived as such. And, where sufficient evidence already exists to warrant charges, immediate suspension of officers – including senior officers -- suspected of committing serious crimes, should take place long before the conclusion of such investigations.” 

“After so many years of reported violations that have not been adequately dealt with, there also needs to be a root and branch re-examination of the entire security sector, and of its civilian oversight,” the High Commissioner said. 

“This should include a fullscale review of rules of engagement and training systems and methods.” Bachelet also called for immediate investigations into reports of violent and provocative attacks on peaceful protestors by unidentified groups armed with cudgels, cutlasses, sticks or guns, in some cases apparently with the overt backing of police or other security forces. 

“Nigerians, like everyone else, have a fundamental right to peaceful assembly and protest,” Bachelet said. 

“The Government has a responsibility to take positive measures to ensure the realization of this right, including deterring others who intend to prevent them from protesting peacefully. The world’s attention is now focused sharply on how Nigeria’s Government and security forces react over the coming days and weeks.” 

The High Commissioner urged the authorities to grant reparations to the victims and to open extensive dialogue with youth leaders, students and other groups who have been prominent among the protestors. 

“In a population with such a young median age, it is important to listen to the grievances of the younger generation and make an effort to address the multiple problems they face, which include -- but are far from confined to -- police brutality and violations.”

We're owners of Oriental Hotel, Lagos, not Tinubu - ITREALMS

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The Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group, owners of Lagos Oriental Hotel, has denied insinuations in some quarters that it is owned by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, reports 
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Confirming this to ITREALMS in a press statement by Taiwo Alli, Executive Director Corporate Affairs at Wempco Group, the hotel’s management said “Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group, owners of Lagos Oriental Hotel, formally acknowledge that there was an attack on our property on October 20, 2020, when hoodlums armed with guns, knives and bottles, forcefully gained entrance to our facility, assaulted some of our security personnel and damaged properties.

Igwe Collins Chukwumesili emerges new Traditional Ruler of Alor Community - ITREALMS

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A new traditional ruler of Alor community in Idemili South Local Council Area of Anambra State has emerged in the person of Evangelist Collins Ebele Chukwumesili, reports ITREALMS.



He was recently elected at Alor Town Hall and promptly crowned a new traditional ruler at the Uruezeani Village, Ifite-Alor; to be the custodian of culture and tradition of the community, in that order.

#EndSARS: Lagos FRSC, VOI torched - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State Motor Vehicle Administration (LSMVA) located at the Ojodu-Berger axis of the state was set on fire at the early hours of Wednesday, reports 
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The premises houses the Lagos zonal office of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) and the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

#EndPoliceBrutality: WANEP concerned over 15 killings, destruction of properties - ITREALMS

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The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding, Nigeria (WANEP-Nigeria) and its member organisations have expressed deep concerns over 15 killings, destruction of properties in ongoing protests against Police officers of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS), and failure to bring perpetrators to book, reports 
ITREALMS.
The National Network Coordinator, WANEP-Nigeria, Ms. Bridget Osakwe, disclosing this on a statement, on Tuesday, said 15 people have been reportedly killed and several injured since the protests that began on October 8.

HMD Global rolls out Android 10 for Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1 users in Nigeria - ITREALMS

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Acclaimed home of Nokia phones, HMD Global, has unveiled a set of milestones further solidifying its ongoing commitment to always providing pure, secure and up-to-date Android fans can trust, reports 
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Nokia smartphones, ITREALMS gathered, remain at the forefront of both security updates and Android OS upgrades, as recognised by research from counterpoint. According to their data, 94% of the Nokia smartphone portfolio updated to the latest Android version within a year of new Android release.

#EndSARS: Anambra joins Lagos, Ekiti, Rivers, gets 32 member panel - ITREALMS

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The Anambra State government has joined some states in the federation to set up judicial panel of inquiry on the activities of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) especially against police brutality, reports ITREALMS.
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This came as already Lagos, Ekiti, Rivers, and Ekiti to name a few have since inaugurated their respective judicial panel of inquiry for the same purpose.

The panels were coming in response to the directive of the National Security Council meeting recently.

Clickatell marks 20th anniversary - ITREALMS

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Twenty years ago, Clickatell, a global leader in mobile communications and chat commerce, became the first company to connect the world’s fastest growing commerce platform – the internet – with the world’s fastest growing communications platform – the mobile phone.
Today, (October 20) Clickatell is pioneering chat commerce – the biggest transformative chapter in the unfolding digital economy – to enable brands to connect, interact, and transact with their customers on mobile messaging and chat channels, anywhere, reliably, securely, and in real-time on the world’s most popular chat apps.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

#EndSARS: You made points, govt made commitment, lets give peace a chance says Tinubu - ITREALMS

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For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). 

The demands for fundamental police reforms by the protesting youths are in pursuit of our aspiration in our national anthem “to build a nation where peace and justice shall reign”. Justice as one of our greatest writers has memorably noted is “the first condition of humanity”. 


A society where those who are paid from the public purse to protect the lives and property of the people become themselves threats to the liberty, safety and dignity of the people; where human life is difficult to distinguish from Thomas Hobbes ‘State of Nature – ‘solitary, poor, nasty and brutish’ is not one fit for free and decent people to live in. Such impunity and lawlessness are incompatible with the values and tenets of a democratic society governed by the supremacy of the rule of law.


It is impossible for anyone truly committed to the rule of law, democracy and good governance to be opposed to the concern and demands of the protesters. There is no way that any society can make meaningful progress without the enthronement of these values. The protesters have for the better part of the commencement of their civil action conducted themselves with an admirable sense of responsibility, restraint and maturity.

This is commendable. 


Indeed, the high level of organization demonstrated by the protesting youths shows a new level of consciousness of the capability of a vigilant civil society as well as the efficacy of people’s power. This can only ultimately strengthen the country’s democratic evolution and sustainability.


Arnold Toynbee, the great 19th century historian observed that societies progress through a process of ‘challenge and response’. Society confronts challenges such as injustice, impunity, corruption, dictatorship and are forced to respond in resistance and struggle for emancipation. The result is the triumph of justice over injustice, liberty over tyranny and right over wrong thus enabling the society to be elevated to a higher level of good, accountable, responsible and responsive governance. 


It was through this process that colonialism, apartheid, and all forms of dictatorship, misrule and tyranny have been overcome across time and space. Our current democratic dispensation was borne of struggle in response to the challenge of military dictatorship.


The impunity of SARS was thus a challenge that the youth have responded positively and courageously to and has triggered the commencement of the fundamental reform of the country’s policing system. But then, the protesters must admit that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has acted with commendable dispatch by not only scrapping SARS but also accepting the five-point demand that triggered the protests. This shows a laudable sensitivity to the grievances of the youths.


It is only fair that government must be given the chance to implement the reforms demanded by the protesters. This can certainly not be done instantaneously by the waving of a magic wand. If government had not implemented promised reforms in the past, the swiftness with which it has responded to the demands of the protesters this time around shows that that there is a positive change by government both of attitude and of a new sense of urgency.


The protesters have made considerable gains within a very short period. But they should also be careful not to fritter away such gains due to lack of moderation and strategic thinking. For instance, it is unfortunate that hoodlums, thugs and assorted criminals have seized on the protests to perpetrate violence, disrupt civil life and harass, intimidate and assault innocent persons going about their lawful business. The intent of the organizers of the protests is to achieve stated objectives on police reform, which the government has in principle accepted. It can certainly not be their motive to cause generalized anarchy or effect regime change. If they give the impression that that is their goal, then any government will necessarily have to act with the requisite decisiveness and force to restore law and order and preserve constitutional rule.


The vigour and vibrancy of the protests are an indication of the growing strength of the democratic culture in Nigeria. It is a demonstration of the beauty of democracy and its promotion and protection of people’s power. However, the protesters must be careful not to set the stage for the erosion or destruction of the same democratic process that gives them the freedom and right to protest in the first place. Their democratic right to protest must not be exercised in such a way that impedes the democratic right of other citizens to freedom of movement, expression and the liberty to pursue their livelihoods. The fight for police reforms is surely to promote and protect the wellbeing of millions of Nigerians. It is a contradiction for the protesters to act in ways that will further worsen the economic well being of the very people they are fighting for.


It is important that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) utilize this protest as an opportunity to go back to the drawing board and recommit itself to the values for which the party was formed through extraordinary hard work, dedication and commitment. There is no doubt that the party has recorded tremendous achievements in diverse sectors since 2015. But it now has to sit back, examine the gaps between its promises and its performance in order to make necessary amends. It is important that all members of the party put aside petty and shortsighted ambitions, needless infighting and unite to support the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to focus on delivering on its mandate for the remainder of its tenure.


In the final analysis, the cure for protracted and delicate national problems is to continue to strengthen the democratic process rather than engage in acts that can lead to generalized anarchy in which democracy cannot thrive. The protests have forcefully demonstrated the reality and potency of people’s power and the new energy must be tapped and channeled to strengthen, not weaken the country’s democracy. Surely, the country cannot remain the same after this. The government has demonstrated its sensitivity to the demands of the youth and must now be supported to implement the reforms it has committed itself to. It is a good sign that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in Lagos and a number of other state governments have speedily set up judicial panels of inquiry into acts of police brutality over the years. I urge the state governments which are yet to do so to emulate this example. This process of change should be supported and this cannot be done in an atmosphere of endless protests that are also crippling an economy already enfeebled by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

  

Let me commend all our religious leaders, Christians and Muslims for their patriotism and high sense of responsibility at this sensitive time. I appeal to them to call on their teeming followers to call off the protests for now and give peace a chance. Finally, I also strongly appeal to the protesters - YOU HAVE MADE YOUR POINT. GOVERNMENT HAS MADE ITS COMMITMENT TO YOU. PLEASE, PLEASE AND PLEASE, CALL OFF THE PROTESTS. GIVE GOVERNMENT A CHANCE TO IMPLEMENT YOUR DEMANDS. GOD BLESS YOU.


*Contributed by ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU

Lagosians react to Sanwo-Olu curfew: Arrest this man, not peaceful protesters - ITREALMS

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Lagosians have tasked the state governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to ensure the arrest of a man who came to Alausa protest ground with machete, reports 
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*Suspected thug who attacked some #EndSARS at Alausa recently.

This is coming as ITREALMS gathered that the photo of the suspect has gone viral online.

Residents who were reacting to the imposition of 24-hour curfew on Tuesday told the governor and security agents of the government to arrest those who attacked protesters in Alausa, particularly a man who they claimed was part of those brought to Alausa on BRT to disrupt the protest over the weekend.

#EndPoliceBrutLITY @Lekki: At least 2 rushed to hospital - ITREALMS

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At least, two protesters were badly injured following the alleged attack on them by some truck load of armed soldiers stormed the Lekki axis of the #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality demonstrators in Lagos, reports 
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Investigations by ITREALMS gathered that the turn of event became ugly when truck load of soldiers stormed the venue at Lekki –Victoria Island toll gate about 7pm and reportedly shot at protesters.

ITREALMS also gathered that before the shooting at protesters with live bullets, the electricity at the Lekki axis as well as the security camera at the environ 
via Closed-circuit television (CCTv) were switched off.


In addition, 
ITREALMS gathered that at least, two persons have been conveyed to Lagoon Hospital after sustaining injuries from Lekki protest ground.

Equally, not less than 15 persons were reportedly killed by security agents including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja where suspected thugs were allegedly driving in convey on government vehicles, whilst they dressed in black suits.

Meanwhile the Orile Police Station was earlier Tuesday morning burnt, following reported killings of some persons by the Police authorities.

#EndPoliceBrutality: Ekiti goes on 24-hour curfew - ITREALMS

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The Government of Ekiti State has joined the growing number of states in the last 48 hours imposed 24-hour curfew, reports 
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Ekiti curfew is coming after Edo and Lagos have imposed 24-hour curfew to tame the lately violence linked to #EndSARS and #EndPoliceBrutality protests.

Why Obiano sacked James Nwafor, former O-in-C SARS - ITREALMS

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Governor Willie Obiano says the former Officer in Charge of SARS Unit of the Nigeria Police in Awkuzu, Mr. James Nwafor will be relieved of
his political appointment and recommended him for immediate prosecution, like other SARS officials that abused their offices.


Governor Obiano spoke, while addressing the #EndSARS protesters at the Government House, Awka.

Igbo in FCT spoil for war over 8 killings, 16 cars burnt - ITREALMS

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The Igbo indigenes in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Tuesday staged a protest over the killing of some eight of their owns and colleagues as well as burning of about 16 cars, reports 
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They also blamed the Federal Government (FG) for partiality in handling of the ongoing protest.

Lagos: Sanwo-Olu imposes 24-hr curfew - ITREALMS

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The Lagos State government has imposed 24-hour curfew on all parts of the state from 4pm today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020, reports ITREALMS.
The governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu disclosed this in his twitter handle Tuesday morning saying that “Nobody, except essential service providers and first responders must be found on the streets.”

NCC, NIIPCAC collaborate on infrastructure readiness - ITREALMS

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reiterated readiness to collaborate with the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council, reports on infrastructure readiness, 
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The critical infrastructure sub-committee of the council NCC said is being supervised by the office of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. 

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta made this known while giving a keynote at a recently held one-day webinar hosted by the Nigerian Information Technology Reporters Association, 

This collaboration, he said, is on various initiatives towards identifying and and implementing initiatives aimed at improving broadband penetration in the country. 

Achieving rapid connectivity, Danbatta noted, means that “we must engage with stakeholders to facilitate infrastructure deployment in the sector.” 

In addition, he said, the Commission has intensified engagement, collectively with Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) and individually with state governors to push the National Economic Council’s resolutions on multiple taxation, multiple regulations and minimum uniform Right of Way (RoW) charges, as well as address other issues impeding telecoms infrastructure deployment in some states. 

EVC posited that in the post-pandemic era, cyber threats are likely to become the most effective way to attack an organization or a country, and the trends indicate that cyber criminals are finding even more sophisticated ways of carrying out their nefarious activities. 

“It is instructive to note that NCC adheres strictly with ITU guidelines for the global telecoms industry and has been actively in support of initiatives to propagate a safe online community,” he said.

Our Youth and the Protests - Looking Beyond End SARS - ITREALMS

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The youth are not our enemies; let us remember this before we do anything rash such as using brute force to quell their protests. They are our children that have come of age. Their flaws are our failings as parents. All over the world, the youth have broken ranks with the earlier generation when they feel that their future is being mortgaged, mostly through excessive greed of the “elders”.


The wind of change has been blowing for quite a while. After the global financial crisis in 2008 there was the Occupy Wall Street protests in the America. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) was a protest movement against economic inequality that began in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, in September 2011. It gave rise to the wider Occupy movement in the United States and other countries. 

NCC emerges 'Outstanding Government Agency of the Decade' - ITREALMS

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The Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) has emerged the Outstanding Government Agency of the Decade at the Nigeria @60 ICT Hall of Fame Awards organised by TechTV  in collaboration with Techeconomy as the highpoint of the 2020 Titans of Tech Virtual Conference and Expo, reports 
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Presenting the prestigious Government Agency of the Decade Award to Prof. Umar Garba Dambatta, Executive vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications (NCC) at the ATCON National Dialogue, Don Pedro Aganbi, President, TechTV Network noted that over the years earned a reputation as a foremost Telecom regulatory agency in Africa. 

Why Blue Prism released SAP Accelerators - ITREALMS

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Driving innovation and disruption with smarter, more capable digital workers, Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) Monday announced new automation capabilities specifically designed for SAP ECC and S/4HANA enterprise users.

Blue Prism Accelerators for use with SAP ERP provide, ITREALMS reported that hundreds of pre-built automation components and thousands of actions designed to accelerate enterprise resource planning (ERP) software deployments and migrations with no code. 

These automations, available free of charge to qualifying customers, can be dragged and dropped with ease into any existing Blue Prism digital workforce, reducing cost while increasing efficiency.