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Lagos govt releases WHITE PAPER on #EndSARS report — Here’s what is inside….

The Lagos State Government has released its White Paper on the report submitted to it by the #EndSARS judicial panel of inquiry that probed the Lekki toll gate incident of October 20, 2020.
However, the governor dismissed the panel’s report that nine persons were killed at the toll gate when soldiers and the police shot at peaceful protesters.
Sanwo-Olu described the conclusion of the panel that nine persons were shot dead as “assumptions and speculations”.

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Activist Dele Farotimi reacts to Gov Sanwo-Olu’s invitation to join his peace walk

Fiery lawyer and activist, Dele Farotimi, has reacted to the invitation of Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to join him on a peace walk in the state. Read here

Governor Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday, November 30, announced plans to stage a peace walk with some #EndSARS protesters as part of measures to heal the state from the trauma of the October 20, 2020, Lekki tollgate shooting.

Dele took to his Facebook page to reject the invitation.

Read what he wrote below..

I do not work in the company of murderers…

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We say N0! — #EndSARS protesters reject Gov Sanwo-Olu ‘peace walk’ invite

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday called for “a walk for peace” next month for reconciliation.

The governor made this known while speaking at a press conference in Lagos.

“In December, I will be leading a walk for peace to herald the healing of our land,” he said. “Let me use this occasion to extend an open invitation to our youths, members of the diplomatic corps, civil society groups, students, and the media as well as other stakeholders to join me.”

Sanwo-Olu who said his government will not inflame already heightened tensions that stemmed from a report by a judicial panel that probed the October 2020 shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate did not directly comment on the federal minister’s denouncement of the report.

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Report shows Nigerian Army, Police shot #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate

Report reveals Nigerian Army, Police shots #EndSARS protesters at Lekki tollgate Governor Sanwo-Olu, who received the report from the panel at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, pledged to treat the report appropriately, saying history will judge the state government well or otherwise.

Governor Sanwo-Olu constituted a four-man committee, led by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, to prepare a White Paper.

Sanwo-Olu, who promised to release the White Paper within two weeks for public knowledge, said: “The committee will very quickly, look through and bring forward a white paper within the next two weeks that will be considered at the Lagos State Executive Council and would be gazetted as a white paper coming from the panel of enquiry.


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“This is an event that one can say that indeed mistakes were made from all angles and this is an event that truly really shouldn’t be happening in a modern-day city like Lagos state.”

Lagos state governor, Sanwo-Olu, who visited the scene of the incident on Wednesday, November 3. admitted that “mistakes were made from all angles” leading to the unfortunate incident.

According to the governor, “This is an event that one can say that indeed mistakes were made from all angles and this is an event that truly really shouldn’t be happening in a modern-day city like Lagos state.”

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Only reward for hard work will make doctors practice medicine in Nigeria — Osibanjo

While admitting that he often accesses healthcare in Reddington Hospital, based on his conviction that the facilities under the Group provide high-quality service, Sanwo-Olu said, “We don’t need to go out to seek healthcare outside the country.”

Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Friday in Lagos said the only solution to stop doctors migration was to reward hard work even as he declared that the newly 100-suits state-of-the-art health facility, Duchess International Hospital, has the capacity and all it takes to reverse medical tourism in Nigeria.

Osinbajo who was the Special Guest of Honour at the launch of the facility built by the Reddington Hospital Group in Lagos, said: “The only way to ensure that Nigerian doctors practice medicine in Nigeria is to reward hard work which the Reddington Hospital Group is known for.”

He said the Reddington has the reputation for the provision of high standard care and has brought this to bear in the Duchess International Hospital. According to him, the hospital has the capacity to retain Nigerian doctors in the country as well as end medical tourism.

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#EndSARS: Gov Sanwo-Olu vows to make judicial panel report public, directs release of all arrested and detained in Wednesday’s memorial protest

Gov. Sanwo-Olu said the EndAARS panel was set up to look into allegations of human rights abuses against the police and also determine the cause of coordinated attacks on Lagos, noting that the panel’s final report would be fully implemented. The panel concluded its sittings last Monday, after 12 months it was constituted.

Sanwo-Olu said the State Government would not make an attempt to cover up the recommendations of the panel, whether it is in its favor or not. The Governor said the panel report would be helpful in strengthening true reconciliation and preventing the re-occurrence of violence in the State.

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Gov Sanwo-Olu names Gbagada Housing Estate after Ndubuisi Kanu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, has renamed one of the housing estates in Gbagada as ‘Ndubuisi Kanu Housing Estate’ to immortalise the late Governor. Sanwo-Olu, who was full of kudos for the deceased, said he led a remarkable life worthy of emulation.

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Sanwo-Olu says Lagos has overcome COVID-19 third wave

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said the state has successfully overpowered the third wave of COVID-19.

Sanwo-Olu stated this on Friday, October 1, while speaking at the 61st Independence Day parade at the Agege Stadium.