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Nigeria’s Police Officer Shot Dead Inside Area Command

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A policeman in Nigeria has been shot dead inside a police area command in Ado Ekiti, the capital city of Ekiti State in the southwest region.

The policeman was reportedly shot dead at the weekend during a fracas that ensued when some youths in Ado Ekiti stormed the area command to protest the killing of a commercial motorcyclist by a driver.

The police were alleged to have seized the remains of the cyclist and the sum of N470,000 paid to the family of the deceased by the car owner.

The deceased’s family had allegedly demanded the money to enable them transport the corpse to their country home for burial.

Police officers at the command were said to have chased out the protesters from the station but in the melee, the policeman was shot in the leg.

The deceased bled to death from the gunshot wounds,

But the Police Public Rations Officer, Ekiti Command, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the police are still investigating who actually fired the shot that killed the policeman.

Abutu alleged that the investigation became expedient on the premise that the protesters came to the police station with dangerous weapons and that the gunshots came from different directions .

“It was true that the police allowed the driver and the deceased’s family to negotiate and the driver agreed to pay a sum of N440,000, which had been paid to the family of the deceased.

“But out of that money, it was agreed that a sum of N150,000 should be paid to the bike owner. It was this the protesters heard and stormed the police station in anger that our men were trying to cheat them. The owner of the motorcycle has not even been paid at all.

“As they were brandishing dangerous weapons and requesting that the detainee be released to them, the police fired teargas cannisters to scare them. But to the police’s surprise, they saw that gunshots were coming from different directions and one of our men was hit in the process and died .

“It was hasty and wrong that it was the police that fired the shot that killed one of them. We are still investigating”, he said.

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Money Transfer; CBN Changes Rule on Remittance

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has changed its remittance rule. And now, Nigerians can receive money in the currency it was sent in. Janet Ogunkoya, a financial analyst joined us on News central Now to explain the benefit of the new development.

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Champions League: 6 African Youngsters Feature As RB Salzburg Defeat Lokomotiv Moscow

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It was a celebration of African football talents as Red Bull Salzburg took Russian Premier League club Lokomotiv Moscow to the cleaners on Tuesday.

The Austrian giants ran out 3-1 winners away from home against a hapless Lokomotiv Moscow side with one of the six Africans involved, Nigerian-German teenager, Karim Adeyemi getting on the scoresheet.

Salzburg in the game, featured Zambian 22-year old winger Enoch Mwepu, 20-year old Malian midfielder, Mohammed Kamara and his 21-year old compatriot, Sekou Koita.

Others were 22-year old Cameroonian Jerome Onguene, Patson Daka, a 22-year old Zambian international and 18-year old goalscorer Adeyemi.

Salzburg went into the game sure of their non-progression from the group stage after Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid sealed their places in the knockout stage.

The Austrian giants however needed the win to boost their chances of finishing in third place and earning a berth in the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Another that didn’t get to feature in the game was 22-year old Ghanaian midfielder, Majid Ashimeru.

Red Bull Salzburg are Austria’s biggest team and one with a rich talent pool. It has helped the rise of African talents in the past with some of them being Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Naby Keita, RB Leipzig’s Amadou Haidara, Moussa Diakité and a host of others.

The team has a solid recruitment system in Mali and Senegal and has recently snapped up Zambians. Salzburg also has 18-year old Nigerian youngster, Tijani Kazeem who has been loaned out to Hartsberg, a club in the Austrian top flight.

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World Aids Day; Ending HIV/AIDS Epidemic 2

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Dr Talabi Odunayo, and MD, Prettyhealth Care Ltd joined us on News Central Now as the world commemorates World Aids Day with the theme “Global solidarity, resilient services”.

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