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TASUED Students Seek Justice For Colleague Allegedly Killed By Task Force In Lagos

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Some students of the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Nigeria’s Ogun State on Friday stormed the Lagos State Court of Arbitration, Lekki, venue of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on SARS Abuses in protest.

The students were at the venue to demand justice for their colleague, Pelumi Onifade, who died in the custody of the Lagos State Taskforce.

Abdulazeez Soneye, the TASUED Student Union Government (SUG) President, said that Onifade was allegedly arrested by officers of the Lagos State Task force on October 24.

According to Soneye, Onifade worked with Gboah TV, an online media platform, and had gone to cover an incident at the Ministry of Agriculture, Abattoir, Agege, Lagos.

“He was found dead under mysterious circumstances a few days after his arrest,” he said. “Due to the ASUU strike , he worked the online media house. He was arrested inspite of his ID and a reflector jacket showing he was a pressman.”

The task force officials, he alleged, refused to listen to pleas by his colleagues that he was with them.

“We are demanding that the head of the Lagos State Task force, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and the Commissioner of Police, CP be called to explain what happened to our collegue,” he said.

Reacting to the allegations, Egbeyemi, said that late Onifade’s case has been handed over to the police for investigation.

On his part, the Lagos State Police (PPRO), SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said he cannot comment on the matter for now.

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Diego Maradona: The “Magic Footballer”

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As the world mourns the passing of Diego Maradona, Argentinan journalist, Joaquin Chomicki and Nigerian broadcaster, Temisan Okomi speak with NewsCentral TV’s Tolu Shotade on the “magic footballer” today on In The Game.

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Business Edge| Kenya Seeks $2.3 Billion Loan from IMF to Aid Economic Recovery

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On Business Edge today, News Central’s Joe Hanson and Global Tax Advisor, Mtwalo Msoni talked about Zimbabwe Beginning to Re-claim Underutilized Farms and how Kenya Seeks $2.3 Billion Loan from IMF to Aid Economic Recovery.

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COVID-19: South Africa Records 3,250 New Cases In 24 Hours

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South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced 3,250 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), taking the country’s total confirmed infections to 775,502.

The new cases, he said, came from 29,437 tests.

The minister also confirmed that 118 COVID-19 related deaths – 51 in the Eastern Cape; 30 in the Western Cape; 24 in the Free State; seven in Gauteng; four in Limpopo and two in KwaZulu-Nata – were recorded in the last 24 hours as of Wednesday evening.

The development brings total coronavirus deaths in South Africa to 21,201.

Meanwhile, the authorities in Western Cape province have expressed deep concern about a sharp jump in Covid-19 cases.

The virus is showing signs of a resurgence in parts of South Africa – the most badly affected country on the continent.

After a long lull, infection rates are beginning to rise in some areas, particularly along the country’s southern coastline.

Doctors in Cape Town and in Port Elizabeth are reporting a spike in hospital admissions.

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