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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Saturday, 31 October, 2020 Edition)

ENDSARS Protesters

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Lekki Shootings: Military Morgue Under Renovation – Officials

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry for Restitution for Victims of SARS and related abuses and Other Matters, yesterday, visited the military hospital at Ikoyi with a pathologist as part of the investigation.

The panel, led by its chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi (retd.) was initially denied access to the hospital for about 30 minutes before it was later allowed entrance into the premises.

However, officials told the panel that the morgue has been under renovation since late 2019. Brigadier General AI Taiwo and Colonel G.S Ogoh took the panel to the morgue where the ongoing renovation was confirmed.

A member of the panel, Mr. Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN, said the panel got impromptu confidential information that the facility at the hospital may be relevant to its investigation.

IPOB Kills 6 Soldiers, 4 Policemen In Rivers, Wike Insists

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said that hoodlums suspected to be members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) killed six soldiers and four policemen in the state.

Governor Wike, who stated this when he received members of the Nigeria Guide of Editors (NGE) at Government House Port Harcourt, also noted that the hoodlums burnt down police stations and a court building.

“I don’t support criminality. IPOB killed six army officers, four policemen, burnt police stations and court buildings. This is Rivers State, go to Oyigbo and see the level of destruction. Now, the state government will be rebuilding those facilities.

EndSARS: We Thought We’re Going To Die – Police Survivors

Security operatives were also victims in the recent #ENDSARS protests which turned violent. In Lagos State alone, six policemen according to police authority lost their lives, 38 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the mayhem that saw several police posts torched.

Policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command, have described the moment hoodlums ambushed them under the guise of #EndSARS protest as a moment they would ever live to remember.

The victims said they were still in shock as to the level of anger and hatred for the police by young Nigerians. They said the day started for them just like every other working day, but assumed a frightening dimension before noon.

WTO DG: FG Reaches Out To US Over Okonjo-Iweala

The Federal Government yesterday hinted that it was making overtures to the United States and other members of the World Trade Organisation to clear all stumbling blocks to the emergence of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, as Director-General of the WTO.

Mariam Katagum, disclosed this at an emergency virtual meeting that she convened.

She said in a statement made available in Abuja that Nigeria was persuading the United States to adopt the Nigerian candidate as WTO DG following the overwhelming support which Okonjo-Iweala had garnered.

Nwodo To Lead MASSOB, Others To Buhari Over Igbo Demands

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, is to lead a delegation of the pro-Biafra group, the Movement for the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Igbo youths to present their demands for a better Nigeria and the Igbo ethnic nationality to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Leader of MASSOB, Comrade Uchenna Madu, made this known yesterday at the Government House Enugu, after a meeting with the governors of the South East, Igbo leaders of thought, Ministers and National Assembly members as well as traditional and religious leaders.

Earlier, Comrade Madu, who presented a 10-point communique during the meeting, had demanded that the Igbo should be given the opportunity to produce a president for Nigeria in 2023.

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