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Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest
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Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Police Command has again warned against any gathering, procession or protest in Lagos State as some unpatriotic individuals and groups are planning to embark on the replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSARS protest that left pains and agonies in Lagos State The Command has reliably gathered intelligence that certain individuals/groups have concluded plans to lure unsuspecting Lagosians, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow monday 7th December, 2020 at designated locations in the state. The Lagos State Police command wishes to re-echo and remind the general public that the Government of Lagos State, businesses, individuals and security families still groan in losses and pains that the last violent Endsars ...
#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim
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#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim

Olamide Erinfolami is the wife of a 38-year-old policeman, the late Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, who was reportedly shot in the stomach by his colleague during the protest in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos on October 12, 2020. The 38-year-old unemployed graduate of Accounting tells ALEXANDER OKERE how the loss of her breadwinner has affected her family How did you get to know about your husband’s death? I was in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State; I don’t live with him. I live in Ado Ekiti and he was an inspector working at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in Lagos. On that day (October 12), no one called me from his office but I got a call from Maiduguri, Borno State, that my husband was shot. I called his (my husband’s) number but there was no response. About two hours later, som...
Nobody Can Stop FG From Probing #EndSARS Protesters – Lai Mohammed
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Nobody Can Stop FG From Probing #EndSARS Protesters – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says being a member of #EndSARS protest is not an immunity from being investigated or charged for any offence or breach of the laws. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Friday in Lagos at a meeting with editors of newspapers. The minister, who was responding to a question on the alleged arrest of some #EndSARS protesters and sponsors, said nobody is above investigation or prosecution. “Being a member of #EndSARS protest does not grant you immunity if you have committed any crime against the land. The key thing is that you must be treated according to the laws. “Even those whose accounts were frozen, the Central Bank of Nigeria went to court to seek permission to freeze the accounts. I am also aware that some of...
We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed
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We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Informa­tion and Culture, Alhaji Lai Moham­med has stated that the Nigerian government will not fold its arm and allow the reckless use of social media. Speaking in Lagos on Friday on what transpired during the EndSARS protest and the ensuing, the minister said that the meeting, one of a series was necessary to draw lessons from the fallout of the protest with a view to forestall­ing a recurrence, especially of the mindless violence that fol­lowed the hijack of the peace­ful protest. According to him, social media must not be used as a tool for aggravating fault lines and throwing the country into turmoil While acknowledging the fact that social media had come to stay, the minister em­phasised the need for curbing its excesses, adding that the government will neith...
I Felt Disrespected And Thought Maybe He Was On Something – Reekado Banks Reacts To Wizkid’s Tweet Calling Him ‘Fool’
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I Felt Disrespected And Thought Maybe He Was On Something – Reekado Banks Reacts To Wizkid’s Tweet Calling Him ‘Fool’

Recall during the EndSars protest period, when Wizkid insulted reekado banks Award-winning Nigerian artist Reekado Banks has disclosed how he felt after his colleague Wizkid hurled insults at him on social media amid the EndSARS protest some weeks ago. Recall that Reekado Banks took to Twitter on October 15 to announce the release of his new song which Wizkid featured on. In reaction to the tweet, Wizkid referred to Reekado Banks as a fool and also asked him to delete the tweet. Reekado Banks, however, did not respond to him. In an interview with HOT 93.3 FM in Lagos, Reekaado Banks said he felt disrespected over Wizkid’s comment. The music star said the encounter made him understand that he was not respected as much as he thought he was. In his words: “It made me un...
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis
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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis

A 23-year-old man who claims to be a victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting tells ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS that the subsequent amputation of his right leg is a nightmare he has been unable to wake up from Twenty-three-year-old Olalekan Faleye, a survivor of the shooting that attended the peaceful #ENDSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says he has become an amputee after the gunshot injuries he sustained to the leg on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He had undergone surgical amputation of his bullet-ridden right leg. The shooting incident had attracted national and international outcry, with the Lagos State and Federal governments being urged to unravel the identity of the shooters and who deployed them. Speaking exclusively with PUNCH HealthWise a few days after he was discha...
Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has absented himself from court in a suit against Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey. Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter, revealed that both Garba and his lawyer were not in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the case. Announcing his joining of the suit against Twitter and its CEO, Akinyode said, I've filed court processes to challenge @adamugarba's lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. Jack's support for Nigeria's cause is commendable. We'll protect our freedom of expression and resist the mov...
Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness
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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness

Some people who participated in looting of items during the recent vandalisation of warehouses and other public and private properties under the guise of looking for palliatives have returned the items in their possession, asking for forgiveness from the Plateau State Government. The repentant persons were led to the new Government House in Rayfield Jos by popular evangelist of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo,who explained that they made the confession during a prayer revival orgainsed at the Zang Secondary School Bukuru, Jos South Local Government. The clergyman said over two thousand people came forward after the hearing the gospel where he preached against the recent looting and vandalism which affected public and private properties in the State. ...
“How Can A Minister Of Information Be So Misinformed?”- DJ Switch Blasts Lai Mohammed
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“How Can A Minister Of Information Be So Misinformed?”- DJ Switch Blasts Lai Mohammed

Nigerian Disc Jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, professionally known as DJ Switch, has finally broken her silence after Nigeria's Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed accused her of giving out false information about the EndSARS protest. DJ Switch, who was among the #EndSARS protesters, streamed live the purported shooting at the Lekki tollgate plaza in Lagos. It was reported that the Canadian authority granted asylum to the disk jockey after she alleged threats to her life for her action. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote: "Hw can a "minister of information" be so "misinformed"?The only believable thing about him, is his name...Lai Unfortunately sir, the truth is a very stubborn thing! Tnk u all 4 ur well wishes & prayers.Its nt bn easy 4 me bt d need 2 #SoroSoke i...
#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu
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#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Mr Adamu made the claim, Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the South-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency, according to a press statement from the Rivers State Government House. “Adamu alleged that intelligence has confirmed that the EndSARS protest was funded from within and outside the country,” said the statement issued by Governor Nyesom Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri. “He further added that one of the primary objectives of the protest was to effect a regime change,” the statement said. The police chief said fake news gave “impetus” to the protests which lasted ...
Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has served an update on his lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over Dorsey's involvement in the EndSARS protest. Recall that Adamu instituted a $1 billion suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the ongoing #EndSARS Protest across the country. Giving an update on the case after DMW act Peruzzi asked, the former presidential candidate said the first hearing of the case should be before end of this November. Peruzzi asked Adamu Garba: "Ermm @adamugarba How far you and Jack? Any progress?" Adamu Garba replied: "Very much so, our first hearing should be before end of this month, hopefully. @Peruzzi"
Those Who Have Murdered Nigerians Will Not Trade Or Travel To The UK – Lyn Brown
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Those Who Have Murdered Nigerians Will Not Trade Or Travel To The UK – Lyn Brown

Member of UK parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20. Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have "murdered" Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK. She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a "transparent investigation and effecting of justice." The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices. https:/...
UK Parliamentarian Exposes How Gowon Stole Money ‘Half Of The Central Bank’
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UK Parliamentarian Exposes How Gowon Stole Money ‘Half Of The Central Bank’

During the debate today, Monday the UK Parliament discussed about the #EndSars protest as well as the excesses of the Nigerian government officials. In that session, a shocking revelation was made where a UK Parliament member revealed that Nigerian Hero, civil war veteran and former Head of state stole so much money - it could be equated as "Half the cnetral bank of Nigeria', - during his reign as leader of the nation and hid it in London. Here is the exact Video where the UK parliamentarian made the allegations  https://youtu.be/lP1WhuRAkoA Here is the full video https://youtu.be/MTKMUEpHWoE
Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report
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Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident. The petition threatened to take legal action and urged the network to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism. In the petition addressed to Mr Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the government said if the international media organisation failed to carry out its demand, it will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the #EndSARS crisis. The petition dated Nov. 23 and personally signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in...
From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting
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From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting

“FAKE NEWS” – That was the Nigerian Army’s first response to reports that its personnel opened fire at the #EndSARS protest ground in Lekki, Lagos state. The army shared a picture of a post claiming that soldiers were directed “to shoot at peaceful, unarmed #EndSARS protesters” at the tollgate, stamping it with “FAKE NEWS”, its usual signature to debunk whatever it considers unfavourable. But with time, it became clear that the army might have a different definition of “fake news” from the common reference to misinformation and disinformation. Between the time it shared the first post and Saturday, when it appeared before the Lagos panel of enquiry, the army has debunked 18 social media posts relating to the incident – but it has also gone ahead to admit most of them. Likew...
EndSARS Protest Degenerated To Violence – Brigadier-General AI Taiwo
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EndSARS Protest Degenerated To Violence – Brigadier-General AI Taiwo

The Commander 81 of Military Intelligence Brigade disclosed this today November 14, at the resumed sitting of the Lagos state judicial panel. This is coming after the Lagos State Governor denied knowing about the deployment of soldiers during the protest. Watch The Video Below: https://youtu.be/P9gDVP2XHJ0
Everybody connected have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened in Lekki – Dele Farotimi speaks on EndSars protest
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Everybody connected have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened in Lekki – Dele Farotimi speaks on EndSars protest

Nigerian lawyer, Dele Farotimi, has said that the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lekki Concession Company LCC, the Nigerian Army, and others have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20.   Recall that on October 20, military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots. The Lago state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on October 19, inaugurated an 8-man panel to investigate police brutality in the state. Shortly after the shooting in Lekki, the panel was mandated to also carry out a thorough investigation of what happened in Lekki.   Speaking during the interview with Arise, Farotimi opined that the Lagos state government and others linked to the incident will n...
Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars
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Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars

Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars and nullify all its proceedings in order to set up trustworthy independent panel . . Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. . The judicial panel, headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, also has the mandate to probe the alleged shootings at #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. But the lawyers, in their fresh suit, are asking the court to disband the panel and nullify all its proceedings so far. . The plaintiffs are contending...
Meet Kenechukwu Okeke Who Sued Aisha Yesufu, Falz, Others Over EndSARS Protest
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Meet Kenechukwu Okeke Who Sued Aisha Yesufu, Falz, Others Over EndSARS Protest

Kenechukwu Okeke, a self-acclaimed rights activist recently dragged Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Falz, Banky W, Aisha Yesufu and a host of others to court over the #EndSARS protest. Little is known on the internet about Okeke but it has been gathered this is not the first time he is suing people for different public matters. Mr Okeke gained popularity on Tuesday when the news media reported he filed a suit against 50 persons he claimed fuelled the #EndSARS protest in October. On his Twitter handle @HumanRightsNG, Okeke describes himself as a human rights activist, advocate, master of jurisprudence, messenger of God, “eze nri” and radical defender of human rights. Okeke is the national coordinator of Good Governance Initiative a civil society NGO. Igbere TV recall that in May 2020...
2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest
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2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia seems unconcerned about the lawsuit slammed at his face. It could be recalled that we made a report about an activist dragging 50 Nigerian celebrities to court for the roles in the #EndSARS protests. 2Baba had his name in the list and reacting to it in a recent statement by his manager, he said; “There’s no comment yet. We have not been served any paper. We have not received any formal summon. We can’t respond to what is merely trending on social media until we receive a summon we can’t respond.”
EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots
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EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots

Monarchs in the South West of Nigeria have blamed politicians for the recent #endSARS protest and unrest in the region that led to the destruction of properties in Lagos and other parts. They also called for the urgent restructuring of the country to give more powers to the states. The kings spoke at a post mortem meeting at the weekend in Lagos on the protests. The monarchs expressed disappointment at the manner politicians had turned politics into money making venture at the expense of the interest of the youth. They said that the high rate of unemployment among youths caused the agitation in the EndSARS protest. “The governors have taken the right steps with this meeting. However, they have been far away from we monarchs. You should not wait till election days before ...
Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals
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Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals

In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from  individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength. The Command has deemed it necessary to mop up more mobile men to be deployed across the length and breadth of the state for any eventualities as the police is no longer ready to condone any act of lawlessness, brouhaha and state of anarchy in Lagos State. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has put all po...
Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction
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Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction

Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest.
Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians
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Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appealed to Nigerians yet to feel the impacts of his Administration and those who feel the government is not doing enough to bear with the government. The President made the appeal in Ilorin at a town hall meeting with the traditional rulers, youths, students, organised labour, market women and other stakeholders on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN recalled the President had directed all his cabinet ministers to go to their respective states and interact with the people over the protest and what the government had done. The Kwara state meeting hosted in Ilorin by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was attended by the state Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman. Speaker of the sta...
#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...
There is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen, even though there may be some bad eggs in the police– Governor El-Rufai
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There is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen, even though there may be some bad eggs in the police– Governor El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai has decried the killing of policemen following the violence that erupted during the hijacked #EndSARS protest. The Kaduna state Governor who said this after the meeting of the Northern Governors Forum and traditional rulers as well as other key stakeholders in the region on Monday November 2, avered that the police must be supported to discharge their duties. El-Rufai further disclosed that they have agreed on community policing that will transmute into state police when the constitution is amended. He said;   “We support the police, we believe that there may be some bad eggs in the police just as there are bad eggs in any organisation, but it is no excuse to destroy or kill policemen. “We hope to expand the footprints and the effectiveness ...
Passport Of #EndSARS Protester, Moe Odele, Seized At The Airport. Oby Ezekwesili, Others Reacts
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Passport Of #EndSARS Protester, Moe Odele, Seized At The Airport. Oby Ezekwesili, Others Reacts

The International Passport of one of the champions of #EndSARS protest, Modupe Odele, was reportedly seized at the airport last night and this has sparked reactions on social media. Tweeting about Moe Odele's passport seizure, Tosin @Donteewrites wrote: Seizing @Mochievous International Passport tonight at the Airport is another sign of the Dictatorship that were witnessing under the Buhari Presidency.... This will be resisted Oby Ezekwesili also reacted to Moe Odele's passport seizure: What have I just read about @Mochievous ? Is the news accurate? Did the SSS under the supervision of @MBuhari @NGRPresident truly infringe Modupe Odele’s constitutional right to movement because she expressed her right to protest through #EndSARS? Is the news true? Ezekwesili later tweete...
Abuja Road Users Lament Gridlock, Beg Traffic Officers To Return
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Abuja Road Users Lament Gridlock, Beg Traffic Officers To Return

Some road users in the Federal Capital Territory FCT have appealed to traffic management personnel in the territory to return to their beats, following the growing traffic gridlock in the city due to their absence on the roads. President, Road Users Development Network of Nigeria, Dr. John John Uket made the appeal during a one-day national dialogue on traffic management in Abuja. Many operatives had abandoned their beats in consideration of their personal safety after hoodlums hijacked an otherwise peaceful #EndSARS protest. Dr. Uket observed that the renewed severe traffic situation in Abuja and Lagos was “as a result of the absence of road traffic personnel from agencies such as the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Nigeria Police Force, Department of Road Traffic Services ...
#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...
EndSARS: Most Nigerian Youths Are High On Drugs – Mojisola Alli-Macaulay
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EndSARS: Most Nigerian Youths Are High On Drugs – Mojisola Alli-Macaulay

The lawmaker representing Amuwo Odofin constituency 1 of Lagos State, Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, says most Nigerian youths are high on drugs all the time. Alli-Macaulay said this during a plenary at the Lagos State House of Assembly on the looting and pandemonium in the wake of the #EndSARS protest that was hijacked by hoodlums. She said the National Orientation Agency needs to be alive to its responsibilities and help change the attitude of the youths. The lawmaker said, “The National Orientation Agency needs to get to work. We need to begin to orientate our young people. They need people who can talk to them from time to time. They are high on drugs all the time, most of them. They go to social media and so all sorts of things. I’m even scared to give my young children phones b...
Charly Boy Rocks Gele, Blouse & Trousers (Photos)
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Charly Boy Rocks Gele, Blouse & Trousers (Photos)

Charley boy breaks silence since the EndSARS protest, making his first public appearance with an unusual dressing, a complete collaboration of gele, blouse ,trouser and other native jewelries and bangos Hummm!!! Who do I look like? What’s up? What am I representing? Guess.
Police Parade 201 Suspected Looters In Abuja
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Police Parade 201 Suspected Looters In Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested 201 suspected looters who took advantage of the #EndSARS protest to invade public and private warehouses. Parading the suspects before newsmen, spokesperson of the command, ASP Yusuf Mariam, said they were all arraigned before six mobile courts on Wednesday 28th October, 2020. “It would be recalled that following the wanton looting and vandalisation of warehouses within the FCT, two days ago, the crime-fighting effort of the FCT Police Command led to the arrest of some suspected vandals cum looters," the PPRO said. “In continuation of its relentless effort to restore normalcy, within the last 48hours, the Command has arrested and arraigned a total of two hundred and one (201) suspected looters including women and ma...
#EndSARS: Smugglers Take Over Mile2/Seme Route
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#EndSARS: Smugglers Take Over Mile2/Seme Route

SMUGGLERS are having a free ride along the Mile2/Seme Expressway, Lagos, transporting large quantities of imported rice, frozen poultry products, vegetable oil, fish and other banned imports into the country. Vanguard Maritime Report gathered that as a result of the #EndSARS protest by Nigerian youths across the nation and the subsequent civil unrest, officers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, the Police, the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, and other security services have vacated the route. Some persons of questionable characters and motives under the guise of the civil unrest, had attacked the security agents especially the Police. A source told Vanguard Maritime Report that the crisis created room for free smuggling from Cotonou into the country violating gover...
520 Suspects Arrested In Lagos For Arson, Vandalism, Burgling
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520 Suspects Arrested In Lagos For Arson, Vandalism, Burgling

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Tuesday, said 520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of arson, vandalism, burgling and robbing of unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables during the unrest occasioned by the #EndSARS protest in the state. Odumosu, who disclosed this during a press briefing at the command headquarters in the Ikeja area of the state, said the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, adding that the arrested suspects would be charged. While stating the facilities affected in the state, the CP said, “A lot of public and private facilities were set ablaze, our police stations were also burnt and vandalised. “Based on the incidences, the command swung into action realising that this is no more #EndSARS,...
Falz Celebrates His 30th Birthday Today; Prays For A Better Nigeria
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Falz Celebrates His 30th Birthday Today; Prays For A Better Nigeria

Nigerian singer and  lawyer, Folarin Falana, popularly known as Falz, took to his Instagram page this morning to announce that he is 30 years old today October 27. He paid tribute to those who lost their lives at Lekki Toll Gate during the EndSARS Protest. He also prayed for a better Nigeria. He wrote: "Mixed feelings. It has been a week since we lost our brave soldiers at the toll gate. I have also now officially been on this earth for 30 years. I pray for a much better tomorrow. I pray for a Nigeria that I can truly be proud to call home"   https://www.instagram.com/p/CG02YP9BoIU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties
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Graduate Shot Dead In Osogbo By Hoodlums Who Looted His Boss’ Properties

A staff of of Tuns Farms Nigeria, in Osogbo, Osun State, Abdul Rasheed Olawale Aderogba was killed by hoodlums who invaded and looted properties of the company on Saturday October 26, under the pretext of EndSARS protest. The hoodlums armed with knives, cutlasses and other dangerous weapons stormed the popular farm belonging to a renowned business mogul and the Chairman of Osun State Palliatives Committee, Alhaji Tunde Badmos and made away with valuable items after shooting the worker. Managing Director of the company, Mr Taofeek Badmus, who confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, October 25, said the deceased, a graduate of Animal Production and Health from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, was shot dead by the rampaging hoodlums because he could recognise mo...
Ikpeazu Declares Tuesday Public Holiday To Clean Up Abia
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Ikpeazu Declares Tuesday Public Holiday To Clean Up Abia

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state has declared Tuesday 27th day of October, 2020 as a public holiday to enable citizens participate in cleaning upstate. This according to the government is following the littering of the state after the #EndSARS protest in Aba and Umuahia the state capital. The time of this exercise is between 8.00am to 3:00pm. In a statement signed by the Chief of Staff to the governor, Dr. ACB Agbazuere, Abians are advised to come out with packers, brooms, wastebaskets, and other kits with take part in the exercise. "In view of the wanton destruction of property and other infrastructure during the #EndSARS PROTESTS and littering of debris all over the state, Abia State Governor, Okezie Victor Ikpeazu, Ph.D has approved the general cleaning of our major...
#EndSARS: Police Officer Kills His Colleague In Abuja, Commits Suicide
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#EndSARS: Police Officer Kills His Colleague In Abuja, Commits Suicide

There was pandemonium at Mabushi community in Abuja on Saturday as a police officer on special protection duty at a residence shot his colleague dead. It was learnt that the incident happened around 10 am after the two officers engaged in banter on the #EndSARS protest. A witness who preferred to remain anonymous told Daily Trust yesterday that the officer was allegedly drunk before the incident, and after he became aware of his action, he shot himself and died on the spot. “The two officers were arguing about the #EndSARS protest then we heard the sound of a gunshot. The other officer that was gunned down could be heard saying. ‘He has killed me,’ then he muttered some prayers and all went quiet,” he said. He added that some officers around the vicinity tried to intervene ...
Looting: Youths Are Their Own Problem – Nollywood Actor, Charles Awurum
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Looting: Youths Are Their Own Problem – Nollywood Actor, Charles Awurum

Nollywood actor Charles Awurum says the youths are their own problem following unrest nationwide rising from the #EndSARS protest by the youths. The father of three stated this in a video posted on Sunday on his Instagram page where he addressed the issue of hoodlums looting and destroying businesses. “Na now I sabi say the youths na the problem of the youths, some protest for the betterment of the country while some loot for the bitterment of the country,” Charles said in the video. The comic actor captioned the post saying, “The youths na the problem of the youths. Politicians dey use some dey fight against the majority wey get better intention for the future.” MCI reports following the shooting of protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos on October 20, hoodlums have taken to the str...
EndSARS Protest: Fear Grips Politicians, Wealthy Nigerians Over Unabated Looting
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EndSARS Protest: Fear Grips Politicians, Wealthy Nigerians Over Unabated Looting

As wanton destruction and looting of public and private property by hoodlums continued unabated across the country, politicians, senior government officials, and party chieftains are reportedly running helter-skelter to avoid being victims of the rampag­ing mobs, Daily Independent has gathered. Our correspondent gath­ered that some wealthy Nigerians are becoming in­creasingly alarmed by the growing lawlessness which was a direct aftermath of the #ENDSARS protests. The crisis, which was a fall-out of the anger that trailed the shooting of some #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, took a frightening dimension when hungry and angry Ni­gerians started turning their attention from government property towards the assets of the rich in their states. One of the first v...
#EndSARS: I Joined The 1978 ”Ali Must Go” Protest – Femi Otedola
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#EndSARS: I Joined The 1978 ”Ali Must Go” Protest – Femi Otedola

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola says he understands the call for better governance by the youth, adding that he joined the Ali must go protest of 1978 at age 16. Mr Otedola stated this in a social media post on Sunday with the Nigerian flags for emphasis. Otedola said he shared the sentiment of his daughters – Tolani, Florence (aka DJ Cuppy) and Temi – who joined the #EndSARS protest in London and Lagos. “The horrors that have been unfolding in our country have left me filled with sadness,” he wrote. “I deeply commiserate with those who have lost their loved ones and as a father, I share the sentiment of my three daughters who protested in Lagos and London. “As a young boy of 16, I participated in the ‘Ali Must Go Protest’ of 1978, so I understand the determination of o...
EndSARS Protest: We Feel Abandoned – Police Officers
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EndSARS Protest: We Feel Abandoned – Police Officers

While millions of Nigerians have been wondering why hoodlums have been given a free reign to run riot over Lagos, Ilorin, Jos and many other cities without being checked by policemen, some senior serving officers have explained that most of them are reluctant to intervene following the widespread bashing from the same people they have been trying to protect in the past. His revelation has shed light on the fact that despite the order of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu for the deployment of Mobile Anti-riot units across the country – on the strength of the widespread destruction his order has largely been ignored. However, clearly disturbed by the continued looting, Adamu yesterday gave fresh or- ders to the police hierarchy to reclaim the “public space’ and restor...
“I Used To Smoke Before I Chose To Live Smoke Free” – Femi Kuti
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“I Used To Smoke Before I Chose To Live Smoke Free” – Femi Kuti

Afrobeat singer Femi Anikulapo-Kuti on Sunday told a Twitter user that he does not smoke. His statement came shortly after the Twitter user named Collins Ubogu knocked him for speaking on the #EndSARS protest. Femi had written: “To put as short as possible-#EndSARS peaceful protest started, police attacked & failed, thugs sent & failed demands of the protest grew larger #EndBadGovernanceinNIGERIA, soldiers sent to shoot. “Palliatives meant for the people found. All hell breaks out. Govt failed its people.” Mr Ubogu who was not in support of what Femi wrote replied, “Stop smoking weed your father is more knowledgeable than these.” Then Femi wrote: ” I don’t smoke…” Another Twitter user simply named Olu replied Femi’s tweet saying his brother Seun Kuti who smokes would no...
Despite Spending ₦205M, Nigeria Police Website Still Offline A Week After Attack
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Despite Spending ₦205M, Nigeria Police Website Still Offline A Week After Attack

The website of the Nigeria Police Force is still offline, a week after a group of Internet activists compromised its security in solidarity with the #EndSARS protest. "This Account has been suspended. Contact your hosting provider for more information," the website, npf.gov.ng displayed when POLITICS NIGERIA checked at about 4:30 am on October 24. Asides being a major channel for dissemination of press releases and updates on its activities, the website is the data warehouse of the force, containing bank details, bio-data information and other sensitive data of Police operatives across the country. This newspaper had previously reported how the group codenamed 'Anonymous' shut down the police website and released sensitive data of some police officers under the notorious Special An...
ENDSARS: Olakunle Churchill Appeals Ondo Youths For Calm, Calls On IGP To Act
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ENDSARS: Olakunle Churchill Appeals Ondo Youths For Calm, Calls On IGP To Act

With the incessant protest against bad governance and police brutality, in Nigeria, a renowned African Enterpreneur, Philanthropist and Humanitarian, has joined the protest, calling on youths to relax their anger in agitating for good governance. Dr. Churchill made the statement few hours ago, while reacting to the nationwide EndSARS Protest which is fast attracting international worries, global discusses and proactive interventions. He however called on the Federal Government and IGP to immediately swing into actions in other to address the requests of Youths across the nation. In his statement, he adviced youths to be calm and avoid any more destruction of lives and properties. He has however promised to engage government in a round table discussion that will further provide resol...
#Endsars Protest: Southwest Governors Raise Alarm Over Infiltration Of Region
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#Endsars Protest: Southwest Governors Raise Alarm Over Infiltration Of Region

South-West Governors have raised the alarm over the infiltration, destruction and carnage in the region under the guise of #EndSARS protests. Chairman, South West Governor's Forum and Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in a statement in Akure expressed concern over the hijack of the protests by some people, ostensibly to execute a destructive design. Akeredolu in the statement said, "The protests started as genuine, demanding reforms and restitution. The current happenings across the South-West, especially Lagos State, have exposed dubiousness and complicity evidencing malice afore-thought. "We enjoin our youth to rise to defend our land and people against the diabolical incursions ravaging our space. What do we stand to gain by destroying ourselves? "We cannot continue...
I Didn’t Reject Your Offer Of Renovating My Palace, Soun Tells Makinde
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I Didn’t Reject Your Offer Of Renovating My Palace, Soun Tells Makinde

The Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, has denied the content of a letter purportedly authorised by him, which rejected the financial contribution of the Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State in the planned renovation of the monarch’s palace vandalised by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest on October 10. The Soun, who spoke with the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, said that he did not authorise the said letter in circulation. Adisa disclosed to Governor’s Office correspondents, quoting the monarch: “If your boss sees any such letter, he should ignore it, because I didn’t ask anyone to write such a letter.” “The Soun said that he never authorised anyone to issue a letter on his behalf and that if any such letter surfaces, some p...