Hope for #EndSARS campaign as Osinbajo orders overhaul of police unit 

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday ordered Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to begin an immediate overhaul of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

In a statement released by Osinbajo’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, the Acting President said,

Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad that border on allegations of human rights violations, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has directed the Inspector General of Police to, with immediate effect, overhaul the management and activities of SARS and ensure that any unit that will emerge from the process will be intelligence-driven and restricted to the prevention and detection of armed robbery and kidnapping, and apprehension of offenders linked to the stated offences, and nothing more.

The Acting President has also directed the IGP to ensure that all operatives in the emerging unit conduct their operations in strict adherence to the rule of law and with due regard to International Human Rights Law and the constitutionally guaranteed rights of suspects.

This directive has been received with welcome arms across social media where the #EndSARS campaign has prevailed since 2017. Social media users led by Segun Awosanya who tweets as @segalink have consistently called on the government to end the brutality and harassment of innocent Nigerians at the hands of SARS operatives.

See the reactions to the Acting President’s directive on Twitter:

It appears Acting President Osinbajo is a national hero… as long as President Buhari remains on vacation.

IGP Ibrahim Idris orders immediate overhaul of SARS

Following Osinbajo’s directive, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered an immediate overhaul of SARS.

A press release signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood, was shared via the Facebook page of the Nigeria Police Force.

Wizkid featured in Vogue magazine as he unveils his fashion collection

Photo: courtesy Vogue

Starboy, Wizkid is winning in music across continents and now he has joined the fashion industry to take over. Or maybe we are running ahead of ourselves?

Wizkid,  who recently opened a pop-up store in New York for his Starboy capsule collection, has been described by Vogue magazine as “Africa’s hottest pop star by almost any measure”.

He told the magazine, “For me, when I dropped my last project, I just felt it was time to do something for my fans, so they could have almost like, a piece of me,… Even if you’re not from Lagos, it should be fashionable enough for you to just throw it on. I want people to look back and be like, Yo, I had that Wizkid T-shirt when it dropped.”

 

If you haven’t got your PVC yet, here’s another two weeks to make it happen: