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Three Inmates Who Escaped From Edo Prisons Rearrested For Robbery
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Three Inmates Who Escaped From Edo Prisons Rearrested For Robbery

Three of the inmates who escaped in the jailbreak of two prisons in Edo after the ENDSARS protests turned violent have been rearrested for robbery. The suspects, Osamuyi Omoregbe, Raymond Aimua and Omon Ayo, were among 34 suspects police paraded for armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism. Operatives of the Edo state police command has rearrested three inmates who escaped from the two correctional centres in Edo following the attack on the centres by hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest over alleged armed robbery. The state police commissioner Johnson Kokumon said the three escapees would be charged for escaping detention as well as the fresh crime committed. He explained that the criminal elements now pretend to be taxi drivers and dispossess passengers of belongings in the ...
EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women
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EndSARS: Engage Youths To Avoid Protests – Buhari Tells Women

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigerian women are stabilizers of peace in all parts of the country. He made the declaration yesterday when he hosted the representatives of women at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The Nigerian leader therefore urged women to engage the youths in the aftermath of the EndSARS protests, on the need for dialogue, to avoid a repeat of such protests. He said: “Your visit here today comes in the wake of growing youth restiveness which engulfed parts of the country in the last few weeks. As mothers of Nigeria, you play a critical role in bringing about lasting peace. “I urge you to engage with our children and youth on the need for dialogue that will yield better understanding going forward. Our youth remain our most treasured asset and i...
IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Police Officers
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IGP Promotes 82,779 Junior Police Officers

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has today, 23rd November, 2020 approved the promotion of Eighty-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Seventy Nine (82,779) Junior Police Officers to their next ranks. The promotion of the officers comprising 56,779 Sergeants to Inspector, 17,569 Corporal to Sergeants and 8,431 Constables to Corporal is part of the on-going efforts at boosting the morale of personnel and repositioning the Force for greater efficiency. Those promoted also include 86 junior officers negatively impacted by the ENDSARS riots – 16 got special posthumous promotion while 70 others injured during the violence arising from the ENDSARS protests were equally specially promoted. The IGP, while congratulating the officers, charged them to see their promotion as...
Enugu EndSARS Panel Commences Sitting To Determine Compensation For Victims
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Enugu EndSARS Panel Commences Sitting To Determine Compensation For Victims

Sequel to the approval of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, the Office of the State Head of Service, on Monday, commenced a three-week training for civil servants in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT). Declaring the training open, the State Head of Service, Mr. Ken Chukwuegbo, disclosed that the essence of the exercise was to enhance the intellectual ability of the civil servants to meet up with the demands of modern administrative engagements. Mr. Chukwuegbo pointed out that "to get a civil service knowledge-based society; training is utmost", stressing that “for any government to be successful, it requires the inputs of civil servants”. The Head of Service therefore commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for being in the vanguard of changing the face of the civi...
EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies
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EndSARS Protests: VIPs Ignore IGP’s Order On Withdrawal Of Police Orderlies

Three weeks after Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), gave a directive on the withdrawal of police orderlies attached to VIPs — politicians, business leaders and entertainers, Daily Independent findings revealed that the order has largely been ignored. Rather than release the policemen at their disposal back to the police authorities so as to complement the existing personnel in securing the populace, our correspondent gathered that many VIPs and politicians have added more police personnel due to the recent attacks by hoodlums in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests. During Sunday’s meeting in Lagos between South-West governors and traditional rulers to proffer solution to the destruction in the region by hoodlums, many policemen were seen escorting dignitarie...
IGP Adamu Seeks N24.8bn To Fuel Vehicles, Motorcycles
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IGP Adamu Seeks N24.8bn To Fuel Vehicles, Motorcycles

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, on Tuesday said the Force would need N24.8bn to fuel its fleet of vehicles and motorcycles in a year. He said this when he presented the 2020 budget performance and and defended the 2021 budget proposal before the House of Representatives Committee on Police. Adamu said the police was being bogged down by the low envelope budgetary provisions. “The implication is that under an ideal situation, the amount that has been reviewed cannot meet up with the requirement of policing the country. “If you take for example, the daily fuel consumption for our vehicles; vehicles that have petrol engine take about N22.5bn to fuel it within the year. “The motorcycles we have will require N834.4m to fuel. And those vehicles using diesel wi...
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EndSARS: Youth Reps Pull Out Of Lagos Judicial Panel After CBN Freeze Accounts

The youth representatives at the Lagos Judicial Panel refused to sit during Saturday’s session. The Judicial Panel of Inquiry was set up by the Lagos State Government, to probe the Lekki toll gate shootings and several complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). However, after Central Bank obtained a court order to freeze the bank accounts of Adegoke Pamilerin and Bolatito Oduala, popularly known as Rinu alongside 17 others linked to the EndSARS protests, the youth reps boycotted today’s sitting. Anakle CEO, Editi Effiong, who was present at the venue tweeted the updates. “The youth panel members are NOT here. They’re pulling out in protest as one of the members’ (@SavvyRinu) bank account was frozen by @cenbank. “...
#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP
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#EndSARS: Police To Promote Officers Killed, Injured During Recent Rampage — IGP

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has disclosed that policemen killed during the EndSARS protests across the country would be promoted to their next rank. Mr Adamu stated this on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, while addressing police officers at the state police command during his working visit to boost their morale. The IGP also inspected the burnt police stations in the state, in company with the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu; Assistant-Inspector General of Police (AIG), Zone 5, Sholla David; and CP, Babatunde Kokumo, on Wednesday. Seven police stations were burnt in Benin City by thugs, while several security vehicles were also burnt in the process. Mr Adamu said the police were working with the Police Service Commission (PSC) to ensure that officers...
Apologise God Says You Are Wicked Maggots, Hooligans – Mbaka To Buhari Government
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Apologise God Says You Are Wicked Maggots, Hooligans – Mbaka To Buhari Government

The Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu, Nigeria, (AMEN), Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari government to apologise to Nigerians. The outspoken Catholic priest is angry at Buhari for failing to address the numerous challenges facing the country which resulted in the EndSARS protests across the country. Mbaka, who had always thrown his weight behind President Buhari, expressed his anger when he addressed congregants at this year’s All Saint’s Mass in Enugu on Sunday. The cleric also alleged that security agents killed several End SARS protesters in Enugu State and their bodies thrown into the Onyeama Valley. Mbaka called on the President to apologise to Nigerians for leadership errors of his administration and that of past governments. “...
NECO Exams Resume On Monday, 9th November 2020
Education

NECO Exams Resume On Monday, 9th November 2020

PRESS RELEASE RESUMPTION OF THE 2020 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS (INTERNAL) The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform candidates, schools and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all states and the FCT from Monday 9th November 2020. The Council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday 25th October 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the Country. Following the return of normalcy in the states and FCT, the examinations will now continue with a new Time-Table from Monday 9th November, 2020 to Saturday 28th November, 2020. This new Time-Table will be made availa...
Why FG Didn’t Shut Down Social Media During EndSARS Protests – Sunday Dare
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Why FG Didn’t Shut Down Social Media During EndSARS Protests – Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, has said the Federal Government had the option of shutting down the social media space during the #EndSARS protests but chose not to tread the path. Dare, who spoke on Monday while featuring on Channels Television’s programme Sunrise Daily, said the government did that to allow freedom of expression. He said other countries had taken certain measures to exercise some level of restraint over the cyberspace but Nigeria has not done so. The minister, however, said the internet and the social media have tremendous benefits but “as a country, we must start to think of how to curtail fake news. There must be some level of responsibility and some level of punishment to those that create chaos out of mischief in our country.” H...
EndSARS Protests: Enugu Government Suspends Curfew
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EndSARS Protests: Enugu Government Suspends Curfew

Enugu State Government has lifted the 13-hour curfew imposed on Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Areas, in the wake of the untoward activities of hoodlums and miscreants, who hijacked the otherwise peaceful #ENDSARS protests in the state. In a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, the decision to lift the curfew was "after a considered review of the overall situation in the three local government areas" and in furtherance of the state government's commitment to "total return of normalcy and sustained economic activity in the overall interest of Ndi Enugu". Aroh therefore announced that "the 13-hour curfew imposed on the three (3) local governments of the Enugu Capital Territory namely Enugu East, Enugu North and Enugu South Lo...
EndSARS: Your Protest Will Not Be In Vain — Sunday Dare Assures Nigerian Youth
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EndSARS: Your Protest Will Not Be In Vain — Sunday Dare Assures Nigerian Youth

The Federal Government has assured Nigerian youths that the EndSARS protests will not be in vain. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, said this on Sunday via his Twitter page in celebration of Maiden National Youth Day. According to him, the time had come for Nigerian youths to sit with the government and deepen their initiatives to effect a change. He wrote: "Today, on the occasion of the National Youth Day we showcase to the world 10 winners of the 60-day APP challenge competition and 5 young innovators in different fields. 15 youth who represent the lot and remind us of the power and potentials of our youth as a country..." "With the Protests that have occurred across the country Nigeria stands at the cusp of change in youth development. Already, that c...
Lekki Shootings: Olowu Of Kuta Demands Probe Of Amnesty International
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Lekki Shootings: Olowu Of Kuta Demands Probe Of Amnesty International

The Olowu of Kuta in Ayedire Local Government area of Osun state, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama has called for a probe of the Amnesty International for announcing that it tracked troops of the Nigerian Army from Bonny Camp to the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20. Oba Makama made the call in a statement made on Thursday while also appealing to Federal and state governments to intensify the implementation of programmes and policies designed to empower millions of struggling youths across the country. Amnesty International had on Wednesday released what it called the ‘timeline of troop movements to the Lekki Toll Gate during the EndSARS protests’. The Oba, who said Amnesty International had the right to operate legally anywhere, however, contended that as an inte...
EndSARS Protests: South East Leaders To Engage Youths For Sustainable Peace
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EndSARS Protests: South East Leaders To Engage Youths For Sustainable Peace

The leaders of the South East geo-political zone comprising the governors of the zone, national assembly members, ministers, clergy, traditional rulers, Igbo leaders and women leaders, rose from a closed-door meeting at the Government House, Enugu, on Thursday and resolved to engage the youth to ensure a sustainable peace in the zone as well as “a glorious future for our children”. The Igbo leaders sympathized with all the victims’ families of the #EndSARS protests, including the Police and other security agencies “as well as all those who lost their loved ones and properties during the recent disturbances”. Addressing newsmen after the meeting, the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum (SEGF) and Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, stated that “the state governors...
Soldiers Used Blank Ammunition In Lekki Shooting – Sani Usman
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Soldiers Used Blank Ammunition In Lekki Shooting – Sani Usman

Former Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman on Thursday claimed that Military personnel who shot protesters at Lekki toll gate used ‘blank ammunition. Usman in an interview with Arise News said the blank ammunition used to disperse protesters has little or no effect on its target. Recall that the Army had earlier denied that its officers were present at the scene of the shooting. But on Wednesday, the 81 Division of the Nigerian Army (NA) revealed that the Lagos State Government invited the military to intervene during the EndSARS protests. Speaking on Thursday Usman said, “If you look at the canisters, they were blank ammo and blank ammo don’t even kill. At a close range, maybe 100metres – maybe it will have some pigmentation on your skin. “Remem...
Endsars: Desmond Elliot Condemns Social Media, Blasts Celebrities, Influencers
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Endsars: Desmond Elliot Condemns Social Media, Blasts Celebrities, Influencers

#EndSARS: Lagos House Of Assembly Member, Hon. Desmond Elliot Condemns Social Media, Blasts Celebrities, Motivational Speakers & Social Media Influencers. Desmond Elliot, while reacting to the recent EndSARS protests and Lekki killings, in Lagos House of Assembly said: "Social media has its negative impact. Please celebrities, social media influencers, stop the hatred already." https://youtu.be/l7o5XyZiDFE
Fuel Scarcity May Last For Two Weeks – IPMAN Vice President, Abubakar Maigandi
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Fuel Scarcity May Last For Two Weeks – IPMAN Vice President, Abubakar Maigandi

National Vice President of The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Alhaji Abubakar Maigandi, has said the scarcity of petroleum products that hit some States may last for up to two weeks. Most of retail stations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) were on Monday under lock and key. Those that were opened to customers, ceased vending before dusk. The Nation had reported last week on imminent fuel scarcity. Speaking with The Nation on phone, he blamed the scarcity on the EndSARS protests across the country. According to him, Lagos, which is the epicentre of the crisis, also harbours most of petrol depots. He noted the protest have degenerated to an imposition of a curfew, which has brought the haulage of products to a halt. Maigandi sai...
EndSARS: Osinbajo, Six Governors To Engage Youths, CSOs, Others
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EndSARS: Osinbajo, Six Governors To Engage Youths, CSOs, Others

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo will be heading a committee that has six state governors as members to engage youths, representatives of Civil Society Organisations, religious and traditional leaders on the fallout of the recent #EndSARS protests. Members of the committee will be engaging the stakeholders on employment, social safety net programmes, and national unity among other key issues of concern. The decision was reached at an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council chaired by Osinbajo on Monday. The council, which is chaired by the sitting Vice President, has also state governors, relevant ministers, and the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria as members. Members of the committee are six state governors representing the six geopolitical zones of the country. ...
Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting
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Buratai, Army Commanders Meet On Insecurity, Lekki Shooting

Chief Of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, is in a meeting with top hierarchy of the military. They include Principal Staff Officers (PSOs), General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and Commander of the Guards Brigade. Also in attendance are commanders of the Army operations, unit commanders, among other senior officers. The parley is holding at the Army Headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s capital. On the agenda are insecurity in Nigeria, EndSARS protests, violence and looting in states as well as the Lagos shooting. The Lekki toll gate incident on October 20 sparked global outrage. The United States and others have called for probe of those who opened fire on unarmed protesters
EndSARS Protests: Osinbajo Convenes Emergency NEC Meeting
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EndSARS Protests: Osinbajo Convenes Emergency NEC Meeting

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) for Monday, October 26, 2020. Constitutionally, the Vice president is the chair of the NEC, which has as members state governors. Osinbajo promises justice for #EndSARS protest victims The meeting is to, among others, enable the Council to receive briefings from the state governors and security agencies on the state of the states and the nation. The virtual emergency EC meeting, scheduled for 12noon, is convened amid looting of COVID-19 palliatives at warehouses as well as the vandalisation of public and private property across the country after the#EndSARS protests that had claimed lives.
Facilities Destroyed During Riots Won’t Be Rebuilt By My Administration – Umahi
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Facilities Destroyed During Riots Won’t Be Rebuilt By My Administration – Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, at the weekend, said that any facility that he had built but destroyed during the EndSARS protests would not be rebuilt by his administration. He said that the people should rather protect them. Umahi stated this while inspecting the various public facilities, including police stations and others, destroyed by hoodlums. He told the people to always protect all government facilities in their areas as they were built with their money, warning those using the protests to unleash mayhem to have a rethink. The governor, who noted that four police stations were burnt down, two in Ohaozara Local Council and two in Abakaliki, the state capital, said that he would not rebuild the two in Ohaozara because they were built by him. “My position is...
President Buhari Suspends Endsars Protests Nationwide
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President Buhari Suspends Endsars Protests Nationwide

24. I therefore call on our youths to discontinue the street protests and constructively engage government in finding solutions. Your voice has been heard loud and clear and we are responding. 25. And I call on all Nigerians to go about their normal businesses, and enjoin security agencies to protect lives and properties of all law abiding citizens without doing harm to those they are meant to protect. Let me pay tribute to officers of the Nigeria Police Force who have tragically lost their lives in the line of duty. 27. This government respects and will continue to respect all the democratic rights and civil liberties of the people, but it will not allow anybody or groups to disrupt the peace of our nation.
President Buhari’s Address On EndSARS Protests (Full Text + Video)
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President Buhari’s Address On EndSARS Protests (Full Text + Video)

ADDRESS TO THE NATION BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. 2. I must warn those who have hijacked and misdirected the initial, genuine and well - intended protest of some of our youths in parts of the country, against the excesses of some members of the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). 3. On Monday 12th October, I acknowledged the genuine concerns and agitations of members of the public regarding the excessive use of force by some members of SARS. 4. The choice to demonstrate peacefully is a fundamental...
#ENDSARS: Curfew Starts In Anambra Today By 8pm – Governor Obiano
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#ENDSARS: Curfew Starts In Anambra Today By 8pm – Governor Obiano

A Special Broadcast by the Governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Chief Willie Obiano on the Growing Tension Across Nigeria Sparked up by the EndSars Protests, October on Thursday, 22, 2020. Ndi Anambra ekenem unu I am compelled to address you today by the growing tension across the country ignited by recent efforts by Nigerian youths to ask for a better Nigeria. The events of the past few days remind me of the words of Franz Fanon, the influential political philosopher who observed that “each generation must discover its mission, fulfill it or betray it in relative opacity.” This generation of Nigerian youths has discovered its mission. But the question everyone is asking is; will they betray or fulfill it? Great Anambra youths, I am immensely proud of what you have a...
PDP Sponsoring EndSARS Protests – APC
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PDP Sponsoring EndSARS Protests – APC

As the #EndSARS protest continues, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring the protest directly or indirectly. According to the APC, it would rather place on record how PDP and it’s leaders are directly and indirectly sponsoring the protest and playing politics with the development. In a statement issued Wednesday by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena asking APC and the Presidency to take responsibility in the killings, said: “Since the protest started, the PDP elements have taken over the social media making various unguarded assertions thereby fuelling the protest. “It is on record that one of the leaders of #EndSARS protest in Akwa Ibom State three days ago publicly admitt...
EndSARS Protests Threaten October 31 Bye-Elections
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EndSARS Protests Threaten October 31 Bye-Elections

With the ongoing #End­SARS protests across the country, the Independent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC), may be forced to postpone the bye-elections scheduled for October 31. The protests, which have degenerated into violence, have created a lot of tension in most parts of the country. The scheduled polls were expected to take place in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Bayelsa West Sen­atorial District, Nganzai State Constituency, Borno State, Bayo State Constitu­ency, Borno State, Cross Riv­er North Senatorial District, and Obudu State Constitu­ency, Cross River State. Others are: Imo North Senatorial District, Lagos East Senatorial District, Kosofe II State Constituency, Lagos State, Plateau South Senatorial District, Bakura State Constituency, Zamfara State, and Ib...
Endsars Protests: FG Meets US, UK Envoys, Others
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Endsars Protests: FG Meets US, UK Envoys, Others

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, is currently meeting with the members of the diplomatic corps in Abuja. The meeting holding at the Tafawa Balewa House headquarters of the ministry in Abuja, is expected to discuss the ongoing #EndSARS protests rocking the country. Those attending the parley include the envoys of the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, amongst others. An invitation extended to journalists to cover the briefing was later withdrawn. The nationwide protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, which started about two weeks ago, have attracted international interest and drawn attention to rights violation by security operatives as well as the government’s lackadaisical attitude to the problem
Ayodele, Dele Giwa’s Daughter Reveals How Her Dad Would Have Felt About EndSARS
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Ayodele, Dele Giwa’s Daughter Reveals How Her Dad Would Have Felt About EndSARS

Dele Giwa's Daughter Reveals How Her Father Would Have Felt About The EndSARS Protests If He Were Alive  Ayodele Dele-Giwa, the daughter of slain journalist Dele Giwa, has revealed how she thinks her father would have reacted if he were still alive. Dele Giwa was assasinated by a mail bomb explosion on October 19, 1986, exactly 34 years ago. As the 34th anniversary of his passing was marked on Monday 19th October, 2020, his daughter pointed out that he'd have joined the current End SARS protests if he were alive. She added that he would "be so proud of what the 'lazy' Nigerian youths have been doing over the past 11 days". She wrote on her Twitter handle: "I was 1 when he died, so all I know are stories from family and pictures. But one thing I am sure of: he would be ...
Obasanjo Speaks On EndSARS Protests, Urges Youths To Stop The Protests
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Obasanjo Speaks On EndSARS Protests, Urges Youths To Stop The Protests

Obasanjo spoke when he visited Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Monday. He described the #EndSARS protest as the product of an extensive agitation by the Nigerian youth. He said the youths are clamouring for a better life and there are several ways the government can show it understands their plights by making things easier for them. “More than 65 percent of our population is under within the ages of 18 and 30; they are not only struggling to acquire education, they are also aspiring for the best that life can offer them,” Obasanjo said. “Some of them didn’t even get educated, while those who are educated are getting frustrated because of lack of opportunities. We must realize that the lid on the boiling steam would have to be remove...
EndSARS: Governors Worried About Discontent, Anger In Nigeria – Fayemi
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EndSARS: Governors Worried About Discontent, Anger In Nigeria – Fayemi

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said he and his colleagues in the Nigeria Governors' Forum (NGF) were concerned about discontent, hunger and anger in the country and would be ready to work with other stakeholders to find a lasting solution. Dr. Fayemi, who is the NGF Chairman, said the raging nationwide ENDSARS protests resulted from years of pent-up emotion, anger and hunger in the land, adding that the governors are committed to larger reform of the polity not only much taunted Police reform. The Governor spoke on Sunday at the Special thanksgiving mass held at St. Patrick's Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado Ekiti as part of activities to mark the second anniversary of his administration in office. Dr. Fayemi said he understood the frustration of the yo...
DHQ Threatens To Deal With Thugs Disrupting EndSARS Protests
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DHQ Threatens To Deal With Thugs Disrupting EndSARS Protests

The military authorities have threatened to deal with thugs and miscreants disrupting the ongoing peaceful protests by #EndSARS campaigners demanding police reforms in the country. The Defence Headquarters frowned on the violent attacks on the activists and warned the perpetrators to desist or face sanctions. The PUNCH reports that some of the protesters were attacked and injured by thugs in Abuja and Lagos on Wednesday. About seven vehicles were also vandalised at the Berger roundabout, Wuse, Abuja. But the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, in a statement on Thursday, stated that the military would not condone further attacks on the peaceful protesters. The statement was titled, ‘Armed Forces of Nigeria and other security agencies assured ...
EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims
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EndSARS: Oyo Releases ₦1 Million Each To Families Of Isiaka, Other Slain Victims

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, Tuesday, paid a condolence visit to the family of deceased Jimoh Isiaka and two other victims of the violence that erupted during the ENDSARS protests. Makinde was accompanied by top government functionaries, the Speaker, Oyo state Hosue of Assembly, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin, and some lawmakers. He explained that beyond the EndSARS protest, most Nigerians have become frustrated over prevailing harsh economic reality in the country and if government fail to address youth idleness with gainful employment there might be a future disaster The governor also noted that while his government was not against peaceful protest, protesters must be responsible enough to voice their concerns as the state government would work more at ensuring youths in the sta...
We Rejected Governors Emefiele’s Moves To Stop EndSARS Protests – Aisha Yesufu
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We Rejected Governors Emefiele’s Moves To Stop EndSARS Protests – Aisha Yesufu

An attempt by state governors and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to stop the #EndSARS protests met a brick wall on Monday as protesters insisted that they would continue. Activist, Aisha Yesufu, said this in a series of tweets while responding to reports that she and other protesters met with the business community. While admitting that she had a Zoom meeting with the business leaders, Yesufu said she told them that they should speak with the President instead. Yesufu said she was lured into the meeting, adding that she would not have attended it in the first place if she knew the agenda. The activist added, “A brother called me and said would I join a meeting on the #EndSARS issue? I just said yes expecting to enter a meeting with the protest...