Wednesday, November 25

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CNN Releases New Report On The Lekki Tollgate Shooting (Video)
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CNN Releases New Report On The Lekki Tollgate Shooting (Video)

CNN has released a second report with videos showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020 at Lekki Tollgate. The CNN new report also shows protesters running as soldiers open fire at the tollgate. The fresh report also shows Brig. Gen Ahmed Taiwo admitting before the judicial panel in Lagos that his men took live ammunition to the tollgate. It also shows that Brig. Gen Taiwo’s claim is at variance with information minister, Lai Mohammed's claim that the army fired blank bullets. Analysis of CCTV footage from Lekki toll gate raises new questions about shooting (CNN)It was supposed to be the key piece of evidence. But when it came, the Lagos State government's security camera footage of the Lekki toll gate shooting did not capture everything. The footage ...
EndSARS: Osun Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Begins Sitting With Five Petitions
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EndSARS: Osun Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Begins Sitting With Five Petitions

The State of Osun Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Human Rights Violations and Related Extra Judicial Killings on Thursday commenced hearing on the various petitions and submissions brought before it by members of the public. The panel began the hearing with five different petitions submitted by victims of police brutality and other human rights violations. It will be recalled that Governor Adegboyega Oyetola had on Thursday 22nd of October, 2020, inaugurated a 13-man panel with a mandate to unravel all matters related to police brutality, disbanded officers and men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) among other related cases. According to the Government, the panel has six months to entertain and complete all the findings, investigations and cases filed befor...
EndSARS: Panel To Invite Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi
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EndSARS: Panel To Invite Former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi

The Anambra State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality, Extra-Judicial Killings and other Related Matters has said that it would invite Ex-governor, Peter Obi or anyone indicted by petitioners to appear before the panel and also give testimonies. The chairman of the panel, Justice Veronica Umeh was reacting to a petitioner, Chief Bonaventure Mokwe who had linked the former governor, Mr Peter Obi to the operations SARS in the state. Chief Bonaventure Mokwe, owner of Upper-Class Hotel in Onitsha which was demolished in 2003 by the Anambra State government, the owner arrested and tortured by men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, over alleged involvement in kidnapping activitiem had filled a five-page petition to the panel and also demanding for a public apology from the st...
#EndSARS: Falz Releases ‘Johnny’ Video In Honour Of Victims Of Police Brutality
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#EndSARS: Falz Releases ‘Johnny’ Video In Honour Of Victims Of Police Brutality

Rapper Falz has released an #EndSARS-inspired video for his 2019 song ‘Johnny’ He shared the video on Thursday in an Instagram post. “We will never forget the heroes that have been unlawfully slain. This is for them. For every single Nigerian life snatched away unlawfully, we must make sure we get justice,” he wrote. “Almost two years since I released the audio. Even more disturbing to think that as time passed, the message became more relevant.” MCI reports that Falz on October 8 led an #EndSARS protest in Lagos alongside singer Runtown.   View this post on Instagram   Falz @falzthebahdguy release visuals for his song ‘Johnny' . . Johnny relates to the current situation of police brutality and ...
I Haven’t Seen My Husband Since SARS Arrested Him In 2017 – Woman Tells Panel
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I Haven’t Seen My Husband Since SARS Arrested Him In 2017 – Woman Tells Panel

A woman identified as Mrs Amarachi Johnson has told the Anambra State Judicial Panel investigating cases of alleged police brutality how her husband was arrested and allegedly murdered by the officers of the defunct Federal Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS), Awkuzu Unit, Anambra State in 2017. Mrs Johnson told the panel on Thursday that her Benin Republic-based husband was whisked away by the officers at their residence at No1. Ichida Street, Awka, on August 1, 2017, on the ground that he was a kidnapper. The mother of one accompanied by her counsel explained that her husband was arrested without charge by SARS officers from Awkuzu Unit lead by one Okoi Ikpi. She noted that till this moment, she is yet to see the corpse of her husband after three years, adding that the officers also...
#EndSARS: Iyabo Ojo Alleges Threat From Government Over Participation In Protest
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#EndSARS: Iyabo Ojo Alleges Threat From Government Over Participation In Protest

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has alleged she is being threatened by the government for joining the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and the now-defunct controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). MCI reports that the mother of two in a social media post on Wednesday shared a picture of herself, saying she woke up to a message from a friend that her name was being mentioned in government circles. “So this morning I wake up to a message from a friend in the media, he said someone sent this to him,” she wrote. “Now, if you are close to Iyabo Ojo, advise her to calm down. Smart celebrities who have brains don’t take on governments ooo. I was somewhere and her name was mentioned.” Iyabo had been a supporter of the #EndSARS campaign, joining the protest in Lagos. She ha...
ICC Opens Inquiry Into Crimes Committed During #EndSARS Protests
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ICC Opens Inquiry Into Crimes Committed During #EndSARS Protests

The International Criminal Court (ICC) says it has opened a preliminary inquiry into the demonstrations against harassment and brutality by the police. According to BBC, the ICC said it had received information on alleged crimes during the protests, which were organised under the #EndSARS campaign. In October, many Nigerians took to the streets to call for an end to police brutality. In response to the protests, Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), announced the dissolution of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) — a unit that had been accused of extrajudicial killings. The ICC said the inquiry will begin with “whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met”. The development is coming after a number of civil society or...
EndSARS: FG Denies Generating ‘No-Fly’ List
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EndSARS: FG Denies Generating ‘No-Fly’ List

The Federal Government has denied generating a ‘no-fly’ list of youths and persons who participated in the recent #EndSARS protests against police brutality. The Federal Ministry of Interior made this known in a tweet on Tuesday in reaction to a media report by an online publication (not The PUNCH). The publication alleged that the Nigerian authorities have started collating a no-fly list of Nigerians that energised the #EndSARS protest last month. Reacting, @MinOfInteriorNG wrote, “The Ministry of Interior did not, has not and will not generate any no-fly list. Ignore fake news, please!” The PUNCH had earlier reported that the Nigeria Immigration Service on Monday prevented a promoter of the #EndSARS movement, Modupe Odele, from travelling. Although the officers did not...
#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde
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#EndSARS protest: We will compensate families of slain policemen – Governor Makinde

Governor Seyi Makinde on Monday November 2, announced that the Oyo state government will be compensating families of Policemen who lost their lives during the peaceful #EndSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums.   The Oyo state Governor said this while speaking at the Oyo State Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force, Eleyele, Ibadan.   Makinde who disclosed that N500 million fund has already been set aside to compensate victims of police brutality and injustice, commiserated with officers and men of the Police Command over the loss of their officers as well as the destruction of a number of structures and equipment.   The Governor stated that government will continue to work together with the force to make Oyo State safe and secure for residents, an...
How I Spent 22 Days In SARS Custody, Lost My Pregnancy – Nzube Obiechina
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How I Spent 22 Days In SARS Custody, Lost My Pregnancy – Nzube Obiechina

Nzube Obiechina, an alleged victim of police brutality in Lagos, has told the Lagos Judicial Panel how she was tortured by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and lost two months pregnancy in the process. “I was two months pregnant, they were beating me, I was urinating on my cloth, they said they will kill me. “They took me to the ‘shrine’, hang me there, beat me, slap me, they said they are going to force the baby out of me and I will die there,” she told the panel on Saturday. Mrs Obiechina said she was put in an open-cell where she was beaten by rain and scorched by sunshine for a week, with no food to eat or water to drink. The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters Saturday heard the chi...
Wizkid Uses Savvy Rinu Picture As His Profile Picture On Twitter
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Wizkid Uses Savvy Rinu Picture As His Profile Picture On Twitter

Savvy Rinu an #Endsars activist and protester who is among the Lagos Judicial Panel for police brutality, has been celebrated by wizkid today which happens to be her birthday, by using her pics has his profile picture on twitter. Happy birthday Queen. Folded handsFolded hands Blessings and love always!Red heartHundred points symbolGod bless strong woman !
#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police
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#EndSARS: We Can’t Walk Freely Again — Police

No one had envisaged that the #EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths against police brutality which started peacefully about three weeks ago would turn out a nightmare for the entire country with the level of destruction that ended it after it had been hijacked by hoodlums. At the initial stage, some state governors not only received the protesters and addressed them but even joined in the protest march to the police headquarters. But miscreants and hoodlums soon took advantage of the protest to molest and extort residents. The turning point was the shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday 20th October 2020 by soldiers where a number of protesters merely armed themselves with the national flags and singing the Nigerian national anthem. This resulted in national and intern...
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Your Wife Fed You In Those Days & You’ve Forgotten – Georgina Onuoha To Desmond Elliot

'You have forgotten the days your wife was feeding you'' Georgina Onuoha continues to drag Desmond Elliot over his comment about social media. She wrote on her timeline, "@desmondelliot I’m still waiting for your pathetic speech regarding the Lekki massacre, police brutality, extrajudicial killings by members of SARS.. the killings of innocent protesters at the Lekki tollgate. I’m still waiting for your passionate enraged speech regarding the disenfranchised Nigerian youth.". Watch and listen below: https://www.instagram.com/p/CG-QTleJsdn/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Bauchi government sets up judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality
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Bauchi government sets up judicial panel of inquiry on police brutality

The Bauchi State Government has set up a Judicial Panel of Inquiry to investigate human rights abuses and police brutality in the state.   The announcement was made in a statement issued on Tuesday October 27 by the Senior Special Assistant Media to the Governor, Mukhtar Gidado.   He said the panel was created following the protest by youth across the country against the recurring highhandedness and Police brutality of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. The panel will be inaugurated on Wednesday October 27.   The statement read;   Following the protest by youth across the country against the recurring highhandedness and Police brutality of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force and the resolve of the G...
COVID-19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors’ Forum
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COVID-19 Palliatives Were Not Hoarded – Nigerian Governors’ Forum

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has since the EndSARS demonstrations started, held several meetings to address the underlying concerns and members have aligned themselves with the call for justice leading to the setting up of judicial panels in the States of the Federation against Police brutality. The NGF regrets the loss of lives and property occasioned by the violent protests that erupted, and calls for calm. A lot of the information circulating the social media needs to be fact checked. The NGF pleads with members of the public to desist from spreading rumours which further creates panic and stampede. For example, some of the properties stolen and vandalized, include palliatives set aside for vulnerable members of society. The NGF reemphasizes and corrects the impressio...
Aisha Buhari Jets Out To Dubai For Delivery Of Daughter, Zahra, As Agitation Against Police Brutality Continues In Nigeria
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Aisha Buhari Jets Out To Dubai For Delivery Of Daughter, Zahra, As Agitation Against Police Brutality Continues In Nigeria

This revelation is against widespread belief that Mrs Buhari was in Nigeria at the moment especially after she lent her voice to calls by young citizens for an end to police brutality earlier in the week. Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, is currently in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with her entourage ahead of the expected delivery of a baby by her daughter, Zahra. This revelation is against widespread belief that Mrs Buhari was in Nigeria at the moment especially after she lent her voice to calls by young citizens for an end to police brutality earlier in the week. On October 17, the First Lady posted a video on social media that had a photo of President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with service chiefs using the hashtag #AChechijamaa, meaning “rescue the people” in Hau...
Lagos Oriental Hotel does not belong to Tinubu, Tung family cries out
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Lagos Oriental Hotel does not belong to Tinubu, Tung family cries out

The Tung Family, owners of Western Metal Products Company (WEMPCO) Group and Lagos Oriental Hotel have denied claims that Lagos Oriental Hotel belongs to former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.   The denial came after an attack on the Lagos Oriental Hotel, during which armed hoodlums with guns, knives and bottles, forced their way in, assaulted some security personnel and damaged properties because they assume that the hotel is part of Mr. Tinubu’s investments.   In a statement released by the management of WEMPCO, the parent company of Lagos Oriental Hotel, the Managing Director, Mr. Lawrence Tung, noted that “Like other responsible businesses operating in Nigeria, Lagos Oriental Hotel is hopeful that closure will be brought to cases of injustice and police b...
Ben Ayade Declares Curfew In Cross River State
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Ben Ayade Declares Curfew In Cross River State

The governor of Cross River, Professor Ben Ayade on Friday imposed a 24-hour curfew following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums. Hoodlums, residents also broke into a government-owned warehouse at No 1 Bishop Moynah Street, Calabar, State housing estate. In a statement signed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr Christian Ita said following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has declared a 24-hr curfew in the state starting from 6 pm on Friday, October 23, 2020. “Following the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums, the state governor, Sir Ben Ayade has imposed a 24-h...
EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Lists Names Of Police Officers Currently Being Prosecuted
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EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Lists Names Of Police Officers Currently Being Prosecuted

Good morning Lagos, Today seems like a good day to get on to the work of rebuilding Lagos and ending police brutality. To show our commitment to the latter, here is a list of ongoing prosecution of police officers for offences related to the violation of human rights in Lagos. 1. State of Lagos v. 1. Insp. Surulere Irede 2. Sgt. Sunday Ogunyemi 3. Corp. Hezekiah Babatunde - Manslaughter. Adjourned to 13/11/2020. Justice Ogunsanya 2. State of Lagos v. Ogunyemi Olalekan - Murder. Adjourned to 5/11/2020. Hon Justice Coker. 3. State of Lagos v. Sgt. Gbanwuan Isaac - Grievous Bodily Harm. Set for arraignment. Justice Sholadoye. 4. State of Lagos v. Aminu Joseph - Murder. Adjournment date to be announced. Hon Justice Nicole Clay. 5. State of Lagos v. Sgt. Alechenu Benedict -...
IGP reportedly orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs amid #EndSARS protests
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IGP reportedly orders withdrawal of policemen from VIPs amid #EndSARS protests

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly ordered the withdrawal of police officers attached to very important persons (VIP) in Nigeria.   According to TheCable, the directive was issued via a police wireless message on Wednesday, October 21, and is expected to take effect immediately.   This development comes following two weeks of End SARS protests by Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality in the country.   In the directive issued to police zonal commands, only those attached to government houses, the senate president and the speaker of the house of representatives are exempted.   “Inspector-general of police directs you to withdraw all protect personnel attache...
“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” –  Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack
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“The protesters didn’t ask for war, just for a better Nigeria” – Antonio Rüdiger reacts to Lekki tollgate gun attack

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rüdiger has reacted to the Lekki tollgate gun attack after peaceful #EndSARS protesters were allegedly killed on Tuesday night, October 20. In his tweets, the German International said he's shocked how the situation got out of control after putting out a statement last week condemning police brutality in Nigeria. The center-back also stated that the situation in Nigeria has nothing to do with democracy as he noted that it's more like a military rule which he says is a violation of human rights at the highest order.   The defender wrote:    After my short statement about Nigeria already last week I’m now even more shocked about how the situation there has got more and more out of control. This saddens me so much. This has absolutely nothin...
How IGP Team Killed My Son, Inserted Gun In My Private Part –Mother Of Police Brutality Victim.
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How IGP Team Killed My Son, Inserted Gun In My Private Part –Mother Of Police Brutality Victim.

A 47-year-old woman, Mrs. Victoria Agori, has narrated how the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring team shot her 21-year-old son, Daniel, in her presence before stripping her naked. Victoria, who was full of emotions while speaking with SaharaReporters on Monday in Abuja at the #ENDSARS protest, said she would not forget the tragic incident in a hurry. The incident happened on May 11, 2019 at 4, Nyege Close, Gbei Road in Nkpolu, Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State. The victim was branded a kidnapper and armed robber by the police before being killed. She said the policemen stormed their house and arrested her two sons – Daniel and David and a family friend before snuffing life out of the first. According to her, the law enforcement agents first shot her Dav...
Segun Awosanya (Segalink) Withdraws From EndSARS, Declares Movement An Insurrection
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Segun Awosanya (Segalink) Withdraws From EndSARS, Declares Movement An Insurrection

Segun ‘Sega’ Awosanya, a social activist who mainstreamed the campaign against police brutality in 2017, has pulled out of the ongoing #EndSARS agitation, declaring the movement fueling it as gunning for insurrection. Mr. Awosanya’s declaration, sent to Peoples Gazette Sunday afternoon, could prove pivotal in the ongoing campaign that has defied government’s tactics to be shut down — as protesters insist a lasting solution must be implemented against decades of police ruthlessness before they back down. “Staging coordinated attacks on prominent reform advocates and then using a credible advocacy’s campaign to raise funds through an unregistered NGO, threatening the integrity of our nation and gunning for youth insurrection in the name of #EndSARS,” Mr. Awosanya said. “Is this eve...
EndSARS: We Are Also Fighting For LGBGTQ+ Community – Feminist Coalition
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EndSARS: We Are Also Fighting For LGBGTQ+ Community – Feminist Coalition

Feminist Coalition, a group of gender rights activists, says it is now expanding its campaign against police brutality to include a call to restore the dignity of homosexuals, transgender and other non-conformist groups in Nigeria. “Our communal fight to #EndSARS is inclusive of the LGBGTQ+ community who are also harassed, assaulted and killed by police,” the group said on Twitter Sunday evening. “They deserve the same justice we seek & even more so, as they are also a target of the law. You can’t be what you fight against!” LGBTQ+ is widely defined as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and others. The comments came days after Twitter’s Jack Dorsey recognised the group as the face of the ongoing campaign to end police brutality in Nigeria. The police special anti-...
EndSARS Protesters Arrested In Egypt, Nigerian Government Denies Involvement
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EndSARS Protesters Arrested In Egypt, Nigerian Government Denies Involvement

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality in their home country were arrested in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday. However, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, denied the Nigerian government involvement in the Nigerians’ arrest. She also explained that the Nigerians were not arrested at the Nigerian Embassy but at another location. In a video that surfaced online, the Nigerians were arrested by police in the state while they were chanting solidarity songs. While the policemen attempted to arrest them, the protesters continuously chanted #EndSARS. One of the protesters in the video explained to the policemen that the protest was not against police in Egpyt. Another was heard clarifying that by protesting at the Nigerian Embassy, they are believed to ...
#EndSARS: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Shares His Experience Of Police Brutality (Video)
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#EndSARS: Ebuka Obi-Uchendu Shares His Experience Of Police Brutality (Video)

During an interview with Channels TV today being October 18th, BBN Anchor, Ebuka shares his painful experience with SARS officials.. The Video captures Ebuka relating his experience of how some SARS officers almost ended his life, and that of his two friends... Watch video as he deliberates on other matters regarding the #ENDSARS.. Do well to hit the subscribe button on our channel.. https://youtu.be/98tAADhCovA
Gov Sanwo-Olu Explains The Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Into SARS Abuses
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Gov Sanwo-Olu Explains The Judicial Panel Of Inquiry Into SARS Abuses

The Governor of Lagos State posted an update on Twitter about the above, which says: Dear Lagosians, For the clarification of the general public and in view of the inauguration of The Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution into SARS Abuses happening tomorrow, I want to put out the terms of reference of the panel. The ToR are essentially the following... * To listen to & take evidence from all victims or the families of victims of SARS abuse within Lagos State (somewhat akin to what the Truth and Reconciliation Committee did in some countries). This would enable all victims & their families air and vent their grievances in public. * The Judicial Panel after listening to victims or their families would then determine whether any victim or the dependents of such ...
EndSARS: Lagos Sets Up ₦200m Compensation Fund For Police Brutality Victims
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EndSARS: Lagos Sets Up ₦200m Compensation Fund For Police Brutality Victims

The Lagos State Government on Tuesday announced the setting up of a N200 million fund to compensate families of victims of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) killings. Lagos State governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu announced this while addressing the EndSARS protesters at the Lagos House of Assembly gate, Alausa, Ikeja. The compensation fund will be completely supervised by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) appointed by members of the public. Sanwo-Olu called on the protesers to send the list of everyone that had fatal encounters with SARS in Lagos. He said that government would identify the families and ensure that they were compensated. The governor said that he fully identified with the EndSARS struggle, knowing that many youth had been battered, and he felt their pain. He said tha...
EndSARS: Daddy Freeze Slams Churches And General Overseers Over Silence
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EndSARS: Daddy Freeze Slams Churches And General Overseers Over Silence

Popular broadcaster, Ifedayo Olarinde aka Daddy Freeze has hit out at the Churches and their leaders who are yet to lend their voices in the ongoing #EndSARS campaign against police brutality in Nigeria. Taking to his Twitter page, The Lagos-based On Air Personality acknowledged others who have spoken out and pleaded with the rest to publicly come out and stand for the people like late American Christian minister and activist, Martin Luther King Jr, did for his own people. He wrote; ”The silence from the Churches/GOs regarding #EndSARS is so loud! Except for a few that spoke earlier, everyone else in church leadership is so conspicuously silent? Please, I plead with you, Stand with the people like Martin Luther King did! He was a reverend! ~FRZ #SARSMUSTEND”
#EndSARS: Shock As DPO Brings Out Pistol To Shoot Protesters In Owerri, Imo State
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#EndSARS: Shock As DPO Brings Out Pistol To Shoot Protesters In Owerri, Imo State

Today, October 8, there has been a nation wide protest, as youths from different states stage protests against police brutality and SARS. While Lagos, Edo and Abuja Sars protest are said be peaceful so far, Nigerian police in Owerri Imo State has turned Imo State SARs protest to violence. A viral video has shown moment a DPO of Orji Police Station, Obinna Obi, punched a peaceful protester. The youths asked the policeman why he punched the young protester, the DPO brought out his pistol to shoot all of them . The sad video has been making ground on social media, as Nigerians calls for the immediate arrest of the police man. Happening now at the #EndSARSProtest in Owerri, Imo State. There's police brutality happening even during the peaceful protest. Kindly RT#CoalCi...
Runtown and Falz lead #EndSarsProtests in Lekki
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Runtown and Falz lead #EndSarsProtests in Lekki

Nigerian celebrities Runtown and Falz are leading the protest been held in Lekki asking for an end to SARs brutality and extra-judicial killings. Big Brother Naija Reality stars, Elozonam Ogbolu and Prince Enwerem are also part of the protest. The protest started on Wednesday with youths gathered at Ikeja Underbridge displaying placards and sharing videos and photos using the hashtag #LagosProtests. They vowed to continue the protest for the next three days. Falz and Runtown can be seen in videos leading the protest and chanting EndSARS! EndSARS! Falz, Runtown, and Prince had earlier tweeted on Wednesday announcing that they will be a part of the protest demanding total disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.   View this post on Insta...
Blackface Attacks Wizkid Over Comment On Police Brutality
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Blackface Attacks Wizkid Over Comment On Police Brutality

Member of the defunct music group, Plantashun Boiz, Blackface, has taken to his Twitter account to lash out at Wizkid over his comments on police brutality which he posted earlier today on his verified Twitter account. Earlier today, Starboy, had lent his voice on the #EndSars campaign. While responding to a message the President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), sent to the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, over his ill health, Wizkid said, “Donald Trump is not your business! Old man! Police/Sarz still killing Nigerian youth on a daily! Do something! Nothing concern you for America! Face your country !!” Apparently, the Ojuelegba singer’s tweet did not go down well with Blackface and he made his feelings known via a series of tweets. Blackface tw...
US police shoot and kill another black man
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US police shoot and kill another black man

US police have shot dead another black man, who they said had a handgun but had dropped it during a violent altercation in Los Angeles, triggering fresh outrage as tensions soar over racism and police brutality. The man, named in local media as 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee, was riding his bicycle when Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies tried to stop him for an unspecified vehicle code violation on Monday afternoon. He fled on foot, and when officers caught up with him he punched one deputy in the face, dropping some items of clothing he was carrying, police said. “The deputies noticed that inside the clothing items that he dropped was a black semi-automatic handgun, at which time a deputy-involved shooting occurred,” Lieutenant Brandon Dean told reporters. It was not clear i...
‘What explanation is there for killing him in cold blood?’ – AKA says as he seeks justice for Nathaniel Julius
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‘What explanation is there for killing him in cold blood?’ – AKA says as he seeks justice for Nathaniel Julius

South African celebrities have joined the masses in demanding justice for 16-year-old slain Eldorado Park teenager Nathaniel Julius. TimesLIVE reported that Nathaniel was shot and died on Wednesday. The death of the 16-year-old, who had Down syndrome, has led to clashes between police and community members angered by his death. The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) confirmed that a probe has been launched into Nathaniel's death. Gauteng Premier David Makhura said the boy was killed in the crossfire of a shoot-out between the SA police and a gang in the area. Rapper AKA lashed out at the murder of the teen, asking police what explanation they could possibly have to justify why he was shot and killed. He reminded police that their job is to protect and not ...
Nigerian govt condemns George Floyd’s killing
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Nigerian govt condemns George Floyd’s killing

The Nigerian government has condemned George Floyd’s killing, and police brutality, and racial discrimination against Africans in the diaspora. Mr Floyd was an unarmed black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes as he told them “I can’t breathe”. Floyd’s death has sparked mass protests across the US, and in other countries across the globe. His death has led to calls for the end of systematic racism and police brutality. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) and the National Council for Arts and Culture have now joined voices in condemning his killing. During a memorial service for Mr Floyd held on Wednesday in Abuja, the duo of NiDCOM Chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, and the Director-General, NCAC, Olusegun ...
‘Nobody is born racist’ – Fiorentina midfielder Alfred Duncan
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‘Nobody is born racist’ – Fiorentina midfielder Alfred Duncan

The Ghana international has lent his voice on the protests against racial injustice and inequality taking place across the world Fiorentina midfielder Alfred Duncan has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the ongoing protests on racism in the world. The protests came about after an American, George Floyd passed away in the city of Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for several minutes, before passing away in hospital. Thousands of people in not only American cities but all over the world have gathered to call for an end to police brutality.
Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney again, this time over a Black Lives Matter march
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Donald Trump bashes Mitt Romney again, this time over a Black Lives Matter march

President Donald Trump began his week Monday by making fun of Republican foe Mitt Romney for participating in a Black Lives Matter protest march on Sunday. "Tremendous sincerity, what a guy," Trump said in a morning tweet. "Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would 'tank' so badly in Utah!" The president – who actually has worse polling numbers than the 2012 GOP presidential nominee – remains angry that Romney was the only Republican senator to vote to convict him on impeachment charges. The two have long had a contentious relationship, even though Trump interviewed Romney for the secretary of state right after the 2016 presidential election. The latest jab from Trump come as he takes criticism over his reactions to the ...
US Embassy Staff in Nigeria Take a Knee to Show Support for the Black Lives Matter protesters
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US Embassy Staff in Nigeria Take a Knee to Show Support for the Black Lives Matter protesters

The United States Embassy staff in Abuja, Nigeria, went on one knee on Monday to show support for the Black Lives Matter protesters who are demanding justice for George Floyd and other black victims of police brutality in the US. The embassy posted a photo of its staff going down on one knee and wrote: "Today at the Embassy, we joined together in 84 seconds of silence in solidarity with those at home and around the world protesting the murders of George Floyd & others. We sincerely hope that all of us will learn from this episode & use it as inspiration to create a better world."
NBA Legend, Michael Jordan To Donate $100 Million To Organizations Fighting For Racial Justice And Equality
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NBA Legend, Michael Jordan To Donate $100 Million To Organizations Fighting For Racial Justice And Equality

Michael Jordan and Jordan Brand on Friday announced a $100 million donation to help the ongoing fight against racial injustice. In a joint statement released by his manager Estee Portnoy, the basketball legend said that over the next 10 years, he and his brand will donate $100 million to “organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.” “Jordan Brand is more than one man. It has always been a family,” the statement begins. “We represent a proud family that has overcome obstacles, fought against discrimination in communities worldwide and that works every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice.” It continues, “The will, the work, the excellence the world has come to know is the result of one generation a...
57 Buffalo Police Officers Resign From Special Unit After Two Are Suspended For Violently Pushing 75-Year-Old Protester
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57 Buffalo Police Officers Resign From Special Unit After Two Are Suspended For Violently Pushing 75-Year-Old Protester

After two Buffalo police officers were suspended without pay for shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground during a protest on Thursday, the entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team has resigned from that unit (but not the police force) as a show of support. “Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” John Evans, PBA president, said in a statement. The incident, which was captured by a reporter from local radio station WBFO, took place in Buffalo’s Niagara Square during a police brutality demonstration on Thursday evening. Just after curfew began at 8 p.m., the officers started to move forward when 75-year-old protester Martin Gugino approached them. As you can see in the video below, an offic...
Obama Speaks About Police Brutality And Civil Rights Amid Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd’s Death
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Obama Speaks About Police Brutality And Civil Rights Amid Nationwide Protests Over George Floyd’s Death

Former US President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting Wednesday on policing and civil rights. The event comes amid widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who died last week after a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes. Peaceful demonstrations have taken place in more than 300 cities in the aftermath of Floyd’s death, though some have spiraled into chaos and deadly violence as law-enforcement officials use heavy-handed crowd-control tactics. Some protests involved smaller groups looting businesses and, in a few cases, setting fire to buildings and cars. President Donald Trump and multiple Republican lawmakers, as well as Attorney General William Barr, have blamed antifa a loosely organized gr...
Floyd Mayweather Offers To Handle George Floyd’s Funeral Expenses
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Floyd Mayweather Offers To Handle George Floyd’s Funeral Expenses

Floyd Mayweather has reportedly offered to pay for all of George Floyd’s funeral expenses. According to Hollywood Unlocked, the famed boxer committed to paying for the three funeral services in Floyd’s hometown of Houston, Minnesota and Charlotte, North Carolina. The family is also looking to have a fourth service in another location and Mayweather has offered to handle those expenses as well. Although he made the gesture in a private conversation with Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee, he did issue a public statement explaining why he made the generous offer. “I felt it was important to share this because his voice has a global impact that needs to be heard, especially during these times,” he said. Floyd died on May 25 after Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin placed his kneed on Fl...
“We’re Not Doing Enough’ -Rita Dominic Reacts To The Killing Of The Three Young Nigerian Girls
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“We’re Not Doing Enough’ -Rita Dominic Reacts To The Killing Of The Three Young Nigerian Girls

Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Dominic has also joined the movement of seeking justice for the three young Nigerian girls who were molested and murdered in a space of three days. The three girls include Tina, 16, who was shot by a police officer, Uwa,22, raped and murdered by unknown assailants and 12-year-old Jennifer who was raped by 11 men. Taking to her social media handle, Rita Dominic emotionally reacted to these cases as she called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to book. In her post, she wrote; “There is nothing that these 3 GIRLS have done to deserve the atrocities that has befallen them. Tina was killed by a policeman whose job was to protect her. She was 16years old Uwa a university student went to a church to read and she was raped and murder...
Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing
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Racism Cannot Be ‘Normal’ In US, Obama Says Of Latest Police Killing

Former President Barack Obama said on Friday he shared the “anguish” of millions of Americans over the death of a black man killed by police in Minnesota and that racism cannot be “normal” in the United States. “This shouldn’t be ‘normal’ in 2020 America,” Obama said of the death of Minneapolis man George Floyd and several other recent racial incidents in the country. “It can’t be ‘normal,'” the first African-American president of the United States said in a statement. “If we want our children to grow up in a nation that lives up to its highest ideals, we can and must do better.” Floyd’s death on Monday sparked three nights of rioting in Minneapolis and protests against police brutality in other US cities. Floyd, 46, died after a police officer kneeled on his neck for more than...
Paul Okoye Shocked To See Man Playing Against Barcelona On TV After Saving Him From Police Harassment
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Paul Okoye Shocked To See Man Playing Against Barcelona On TV After Saving Him From Police Harassment

Paul Okoye, of the defunct PSquare group, has shared an inspiring tale of how he saved a young Nigerian man from police brutality months ago, only to see him on TV last night playing against Barcelona in the champions league. Paul Okoye took to Instagram to advise young Nigerians to use their phones in recording police officers whenever they are being harassed so that they can defend themselves. He then went on to narrate how he came across a young man with dreads being harassed by police officers who were accusing him of being a fraudster (Yahoo boy) because of his appearance. Paul said the man told the officers that he's a footballer but they didn't believe him and told him that all Yahoo boys claim to be footballers or musicians. Well, Paul said the officers became uncomfort...
BBNaija, Police Brutality, Celebrities and the double standards of Nigerian Youths – Ruggedman writes
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BBNaija, Police Brutality, Celebrities and the double standards of Nigerian Youths – Ruggedman writes

Veteran Nigerian rapper, Ruggedman has shared his thoughts on the current situation in the country and how some Nigerians are channeling so much energy into the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show. According to Ruggedman, 'when it comes to a political or police brutality issue that affects their lives personally, they will act weak and instead spend this same energy bashing celebrities for not speaking up'. See his full article below... Dear Nigerians, Coming from hosting (without one corporate sponsor) a very successful #TheFoundationConcert that celebrated great Nigerians, I thought to say a few words to you. Have you seen any youth calling out celebrities for not supporting BBN house mates? No. They gathered themselves and are doing a great job on their own. They raised...
Saving To Exit The Country Is Now The Nigerian Dream – Runtown
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Saving To Exit The Country Is Now The Nigerian Dream – Runtown

Singer Runtown, in a write-up published in a national daily newspaper, wrote about Nigerians saving up to leave the country, which he termed as the Nigerian dream, in its modern definition. The singer, in the article in The Guardian, decried the rate of police brutality across the country and called for an end to the oppression the poor. See the full piece below.: It’s been over two months since Nigeria’s general elections and the tension that is borne out of vigorous political campaigns and a tussle for power has died down. Depending on who you ask, one vote at a time, the people have determined the fate of every candidate that vied for office and in a couple of weeks, newly-elected leaders will be sworn into office across the 36 states of Nigeria. Imperative for incoming ...