Monday, November 30

Tag: Protester

Wizkid Uses Savvy Rinu Picture As His Profile Picture On Twitter
Celebs

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 !
Why Buhari Didn’t Speak On Lekki Shootings – Femi Adesina
Politics

Why Buhari Didn’t Speak On Lekki Shootings – Femi Adesina

President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t mention anything about the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday night during a nationwide broadcast yesterday because it would be “premature and presumptuous.” Many Nigerians have carpeted Buhari for not mentioning about the shootings or empathising with the victims during the much-awaited presidential broadcast, describing the ommission as deliberate and callous. But his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, who appeared on Politics Today, a live show on Channel Televisions monitored by The Nation, said the President couldn’t have said anything about the shooting because it was being investigated. He said: “The Defence Headquarters issued a statement to say that it was investigating the matter. Lagos State Gover...
“Nigeria will not end me”: Twitter users mourn #EndSARS protester, Oke, who was allegedly shot dead in Lagos
Crime

“Nigeria will not end me”: Twitter users mourn #EndSARS protester, Oke, who was allegedly shot dead in Lagos

Nigerian Twitter users have taken to the platform to mourn an EndSARS protester, Oke, who was allegedly killed today, October 21.   Oke, a graduate of the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta, was reportedly shot in the neck three hours after he tweeted "Nigeria will not end me"     His heartbroken girlfriend, Derin, confirmed his death on her page. She shared photos of them posing together and then wrote: "We had forever to go Oke." Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their sadness over Oke's sudden death. See posts below.  
DSS Denies Aiding Attacks On EndSARS Protester
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DSS Denies Aiding Attacks On EndSARS Protester

The Department of State Services, DSS has denied any involvement in aiding attacks on #EndSARS protesters. Below is a statement from the agency signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya. "The attention of the Department of State Services (DSS) has been drawn to the fake news making the round that its personnel are aiding pro-SARS supporters and thugs to attack #ENDSARS protesters in Abuja. Part of the untruth being spewed to the public is that some of its officials attached to certain VIPs aided thugs in this regard." "In view of the false accusations, no DSS personnel has, so far, been identified to be involved in the alleged acts. It begs the question to conclude that SUVs and persons dressed in suits and sighted in conflict environments are of the DSS. Fact is that no staf...
EndSARS: Allow People To Express Themselves – Governor Okowa Tells Police
Politics

EndSARS: Allow People To Express Themselves – Governor Okowa Tells Police

Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa has urged the police in the state to allow #EndSARS protesters to express themselves and refrain from using brute force in responding. The governor through his official Twitter page, made the request as he noted that the peaceful protests are necessary part of the democratic process. He wrote: 'Peaceful protests are a necessary part of the democratic process. As young people across Delta State continue to express their legitimate grievances in this manner, I ask that they remain calm and law-abiding at all times.' 'I also request that the Police allow them to express themselves and refrain from using brute force in responding to these protests.' 'Going forward, we shall continue to engage with all relevant stakeholders to reform the Nigeria P...
Police Commence Disciplinary Action Against DPO Who Punched EndSARS Protester
Crime

Police Commence Disciplinary Action Against DPO Who Punched EndSARS Protester

A discplinary action has been commenced against policeman, Obioma O. Obi who was seen in a viral video assaulting #EndSARS protesters. This was confirmed by Imo police commissioner, Isaac O. Akinmoyede in a statement released by the state's police spokesperson, Ikeokwu Godson Orlando. Akinmoyede who condemned the unprofessional conduct by a police officer attempting to assault some protesting citizens against alleged human rights violations by personnel of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), said the conduct displayed by the officer is not a true reflection of the ethics, standards, values and training of the Nigeria Police Force. The police commissioner noted that it is within the rights of the citizens to express their concerns through protest and other legitimate means. ...
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UK PM, Boris Johnson Involved in a Car Crash Outside Parliament

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson was involved in a car crash just outside the Parliament on Wednesday afternoon. The Prime Minister had just left the gates of the Palace of Westminster and onto Parliament Square in Westminster when a protester ran out into the road and leaped in front of his £54,000 Jaguar car. The driver applied a sudden break, forcing the security vehicle following behind to hit the Prime Minister’s vehicle. This left a visible dent on the back of the Prime Minister's Jaguar. Downing Street has confirmed the Prime Minister was in the car at the time of the incident. Johnson was unscathed as the vehicles drove off. Photographs from the scene of the accident showed a man being tackled to the ground and detained by several police officers. Shortly...
Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault
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Toyin Salau death: Missing Nigerian lady found dead after tweeting sexual assault

Missing Black Live Matters activist Oluwatoyin Salau is dead, this is according to a statement posted online that the 19-year-old died after tweeting about sexual assault. Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, had been declared as a missing person by Tallahassee Police department, Florida. On June 6, 2020, on her Twitter page, just hours before she disappeared, Salau wrote a series of disturbing tweets. According to her, “Silence is the best weapon for some but not for me I will not be silenced,” she had written on her Twitter page at that time. She had tweeted about how she was sexually assaulted, detailing her experience. She wrote; “Anyways I was molested in Tallahassee, Florida by a black man this morning at 5:30 on Richview and Park Ave. The man offered to give me a ride to fin...
Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Black Lives Matter Protester Tests Positive for Coronavirus

A Black Lives Matter protester has tested positive for Coronavirus after attending a rally attended by 10,000 people in Melbourne, sparking fears of second wave of the virus in Australia. The man in his 30s reportedly marched with thousands through the city on Saturday and developed symptoms 24 hours later despite wearing a mask. Health officials fear he may have passed the virus to many others. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the case could be the start of a mass outbreak. 'This realises our worst fears,' he told Sydney radio 2GB. 'Now we could slip back into a second wave like other countries have.' Victoria's Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton said it was unlikely the man contracted the virus at the protest because it was too soon for him to start showing symptoms...
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...
I’l Kill, Eat my Neighbors if my Family Starves During Lockdown – Man says
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I’l Kill, Eat my Neighbors if my Family Starves During Lockdown – Man says

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has threatened to kill his neighbors and cut them up into tiny meats so his family could eat peradventure they starve during the ongoing lockdown. The far right radio host launched into a maniacal outburst on his InfoWars radio show Tuesday saying he would kill and eat his neighbors, UK Mirror reports. ‘You know what, I’m ready. My daughters aren’t starving to death. I’ll eat my neighbours,’ said Jones. His ex-wife Kelly Jones posted the clip on social media slamming his comments as ‘homicidal’ and ‘terrifying’ while the two battle over custody of their three children. In the irate rant, the controversial conspiracy theorist went in to great detail about how he would turn to cannibalism to feed his family. ‘I’m starting to think about having to...
Moment before PDP Protesters had a Car Accident in Abuja
Politics

Moment before PDP Protesters had a Car Accident in Abuja

Some People's Democratic Party (PDP) members were involved in an accident yesterday January 20, during a protest in Abuja against the sack of Emeka Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court. A video from the scene of the incident showed one of the trucks conveying some of the protesting members of the political party, moving recklessly before colliding with another truck. Though it is not clear if anyone died, eyewitnesses however alleged that some of the protesters sustained injuries. Here is the video below;
One Stabbed to death, One Protester Shot Dead in Rivers State
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One Stabbed to death, One Protester Shot Dead in Rivers State

A protest in Rivers State has led to the killing of one while another was left in critical condition. The protesters were clamoring for justice against the killing of their friend. Report says policemen attached to the Atali/Elimgbu Police station in Rivers State are behind the killing of one of the protesters. According to findings, it all started when a man identified as Chinedu was said to have been stabbed to death, yesterday, by a policeman identified as Nyebuchi, for allegedly refusing a phone check. This made some aggrieved residents of the area to stormed the police station in protest. On arriving at the police station, they were met with reckless gunshots which claimed the life of a 13-year-old boy, Precious Gladstone, and injured one Turuchi, 27.
Menial Workers Protest Non Payment
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Menial Workers Protest Non Payment

PEEVED by what they described as wickedness, hundreds of menial workers and private security guards who worked at the Stephen Keshi Stadium during the just concluded 21st African Senior Athletics Championship,  yesterday stormed the streets of Asaba, the Delta state capital to protest against their unpaid salaries and maltreatment by the Local Organizing Committee, LOC. The protesters comprising those engaged by private consultants (names withheld ) that got contracts from the Local Organizing Committee threatened to cripple commercial activities in the metropolis. The protesters who blocked the popular Nnebisi Road, leading to the stadium to express their displeasure, chanted songs of disenchantment and rained abuses on the organizers over their ill-treatment. It took the interve...
Tunisian Protester Killed In Clashes With Police Over Price Hikes, Unemployment
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Tunisian Protester Killed In Clashes With Police Over Price Hikes, Unemployment

A Tunisian man was killed on Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town, the government said, as demonstrations over rising prices and tax increases spread in the North African country. The Ministry of Interior in a statement on Tuesday said the man was killed during a protest against government austerity measures in Tebourba, 40 km west of Tunis. The ministry said the man had a chronic breathing problems and died due to suffocation from inhaling tear gas. Witnesses said the protest had turned violent when security forces tried stopping some youth from burning down a government building. The state news agency, TAP, said five people were wounded and taken to a hospital. Tunisia, widely seen in the West as the only democratic success among ...
Policeman Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail For Killing Protester
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Policeman Sentenced To 10 Years In Jail For Killing Protester

An Egyptian policeman was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for the deadly shooting of a protester during a January 2015 rally, judicial and security officials said. Shaima al-Sabbagh was hit with birdshot pellets on January 24, 2015, on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the anti-Hosni Mubarak uprising as police dispersed a march. Sabbagh, a 34-year-old mother, was with other activists carrying a wreath to Cairo’s Tahrir Square to commemorate the deaths of hundreds of protesters during the 2011 revolt. “The ruling can be considered good and a victory, in the circumstances we’re currently living in,” lawyer Mohamed Abdelaziz, representing Sabbagh, told AFP after the verdict. The policeman, Lieutenant Yassin Mohamed Hatem, received a 15-year sentence in June 2015 after h...