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Paradigm Initiative Writes NCC, Demands Fol Request On Blocked EndSARS Websites
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Paradigm Initiative Writes NCC, Demands Fol Request On Blocked EndSARS Websites

On Thursday, website of popular women’s right group, Feminist Coalition, and two others allegedly suffered a cyber attack and became inaccessible to Nigerians. Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, a social enterprise that builds an ICT-enabled support system and advocates digital rights in Africa, has written a Freedom of Information request to the Nigerian Communications Commission demanding information on the alleged secret blocking of the domain names of #EndSARS related websites by the Nigerian Government. When accessed with a Nigerian mobile network, the websites cannot be reached but when a user uses a VPN, the sites become accessible. PIN in a statement on Friday described the action as violation of constitutionally and globally guaranteed rights of freedom of expression and acce...
Nigerian Networks Block #EndSARS Websites
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Nigerian Networks Block #EndSARS Websites

A digital rights group believes the websites have been deliberately targeted by the government for playing an active part in the #EndSARS protests At least three prominent websites that were involved in the recent #EndSARS protests have been inaccessible to Nigerians without a Virtual Private Network (VPN) since Thursday. One of the websites belongs to the advocacy group, the Feminist Coalition, while the other two have the domain names www.endsars.com and www.radioisiaq.com. The Paradigm Initiative, an organisation that advocates for “digital rights”, has said through a Twitter post that they are “investigating” the situation, implying that they believe the blocking of these websites has been deliberate. “When similar network disruptions happened in October 2017, we obtain...
Genevieve Nnaji To Keep Donating To Feminist Coalition Despite Stoppage
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Genevieve Nnaji To Keep Donating To Feminist Coalition Despite Stoppage

Nollywood actress Genevieve Nnaji on Friday said she would keep donating to the Feminist Coalition to support Nigerians in times of emergencies. The 41-year-old tweeted: “God bless you for all your hardwork ladies❤️. But pls don’t stop��. I’m tired of people dying because they can’t pay before service at hospitals. “Bail money will be crucial now more than ever. I want to keep donating for it is clear our lives and well-being are in our own hands.” Genevieve’s statement came after the feminist group announced on Thursday that they would no more be accepting donations for #EndSARS campaign. The group said they would be using the remaining donations to fund medical emergencies, legal aid and relief for victims of police brutality and their families.
Feminist Coalition Stops Accepting EndSARS Donations
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Feminist Coalition Stops Accepting EndSARS Donations

The Feminist Coalition condemns every form of violence and believes that no Nigerian life is worth losing to senseless violence. We are young Nigerians with hopes, dreams and aspirations for our country. This means we need to stay alive to pursue our dreams to build the future. The past two weeks have been tough for many Nigerians, most especially the last two days. Many lives have been lost and properties destroyed at the height of what started as peaceful marches for the end to police brutality. The Feminist Coalition condoles with every Nigerian mother, father, son, daughter who has lost a loved one in these trying times. These Nigerians share the same vision for a better country as we all do and should be duly recognized as heroes. We are merchants of hope. Our priority...
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-...