PRESIDENCY: GREED PROPELLED LOOTING – NATION PG.27, THISDAY PG.5
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, has said the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums was not necessarily caused by poverty but greed.
Adesina, who spoke on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, insisted that the looting spree, which occurred for days after the #EndSARS protests, was propelled by greed and criminality.
#ENDSARS: AMNESTY’S REPORT MISLEADING, INACCURATE, SAYS PRESIDENCY – NATION PG.27, SUN PG.7
The Presidency has accused the Amnesty International (AI) of giving misleading and inaccurate report on the recent #EndSARS protests and the attendant chaos. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, who faulted the global rights watchdog on Channels Television daily programme, Sunrise Daily, said AI’s report on the crisis misplaced facts and presented wrong information in most cases.
ENDSARS PROTEST: NBA ACCUSES POLICE OF VIOLATING RIGHTS OF SUSPECTS – THISDAY PG.16
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has accused the police of violating the fundamental human rights of citizens arrested on the suspicion that they took part in looting and arson during the recent EndSARS protests. President of the association, Mr. Olumide Akpata, said in a statement last night that by detaining these suspects for more than 24 hours and not allowing them access to their families and lawyers were strong indications that the police hierarchy was paying lip service to police reforms.
IGNORE ATTEMPTS TO POLITICISE AMNESTY OFFICE, EVAH TELLS BUHARI – THISDAY PG.16, DAILY TRUST PG.8
Foremost Ijaw activist and Coordinator, Ijaw Monitoring Group, Comrade Joseph Evah, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to discountenance calls by mischief makers to politicise the Presidential Amnesty Office. Evah, a former National Publicity Secretary òf the Ijaw National Congress, stressed that any society that is keen on making progress would give priority attention to available first-class brains with superlative record of performance and competence to occupy sensitive offices in the interest of the society.
MOSOP DEMANDS CLEARING SARO-WIWA, OTHERS OF MURDER, THREATENS PROTEST – PUNCH PG.9
The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People has disclosed plans to begin a mass protest against the Federal Government if it fails to clear the names of the late environmentalist, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and eight of his kinsmen of murder. The President, MOSOP, Fegalo Nsuke, who stated this during a media briefing in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Thursday, said the Ogoni nine were unjustly hanged by a military tribunal set up by the Federal Government on November 10, 1995.