UK Govt Admits Link With Disbanded FSARS

The UK government has admitted its links with the disbanded Nigerian police unit, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge in a letter to MP Ofunne Kate Osamor admitted the UK government provided training and equipment to SARS. Duddridge admitted British officials had trained SARS officers between 2016 and 2020. He said SARS officers had participated in training designed to improve human rights, training on public finance, and community policing workshops. He also confirmed radio equipment

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End SARS: FG sets up N25bn youths fund

Ahmed made this known during a stakeholder meeting with the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, held on Saturday in Kaduna. The minister also revealed that the fund would be increased to N75bn within a period of three years. According to her, the aim was to support youths to actualise their innovative and entrepreneurial ideas in growing their businesses and becoming self-reliant. Speaking also, Balarabe said the essence of the meeting was to seek out ways to tackle the security challenges during the End SARS protests

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Senate rejects budget proposal as agency sites 20 projects in minister’s LGA

The budget defence of the Senate Committee on Power and Rural Electrification Agency (REA) deadlocked on Wednesday, as the Committee uncovered that the Minister of Power, Alhaji Mamman Saleh has cited 20 projects in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State, where he hails from. The projects, which were in the range of N52 million each in the proposed 2021 budget, were uncovered while being scrutinised by the Committee members. Expressing their dissatisfaction with the budget proposals of the Rural Electrification Agency, the Committee i

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