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DSS Arrests Lawyer, Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo On One Man Protest At Abuja Villa Gate
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DSS Arrests Lawyer, Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo On One Man Protest At Abuja Villa Gate

A Lagos-based human rights lawyer and activist, Chief Malcolm Rich­ard Omirhobo, has been arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). The arrest was effected at the Presidential Villa gate in Abuja when Omirhobo was on a one-man demonstration to register his displeasure over the recent killing of 43 farmers in Borno State by suspected Boko Haram in­surgents. The lawyer arrived at the Villa gate in company of some journalists about 9:00a.m, clad in a customised T-Shirt with the inscription, ‘Stop the Genocide He was whisked away by operatives of the service while granting a press inter­view. Omirhobo said he was at the Villa gate to see the pres­ident, Muhammadu Buhari, with the intention to express his bitterness over the grue­some murder of the farmer...
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
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...
ASSU VS FG: NANS To Protest Nationwide, To Take Court Action
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ASSU VS FG: NANS To Protest Nationwide, To Take Court Action

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has resolved to organise a nationwide mass protest to press home its demand for the immediate reopening of all universities across the country. This is part of resolutions reached in a communique issued on Wednesday in Enugu after NANS Students’ Leaders Emergency Virtual Meeting held on Nov. 9. The communiqué said that the continued strike was an organized crime against students’ career and educational pursuits. It said that NANS with no hesitation declares 14-day Ultimatum for both parties (ASUU and FG) to resolve their impasse for campuses to re-open or risk Mass Protest. According to the statement, the #EndASUUStrike protest will have an economic shut down as the major target. The statement reads in part: That NANS ...
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...
#EndSARS: Fresh Protest Threat For Freezing Of Protesters Accounts
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#EndSARS: Fresh Protest Threat For Freezing Of Protesters Accounts

Controversies have trailed the ex parte order obtained by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the accounts of 20 individuals and an organisation linked to the #EndSARS campaign. Many Nigerians especially youths have taken to social media to condemn the move by the apex bank. Also, youth representatives at the Lagos judicial panel, who had expressed outrage decided to boycott their participation at the sitting on Saturday. Rinu Oduala, a member of the panel is said to have been affected. The Lagos Judicial Panel adjourned its sitting till November 14th because members could not form a quorum. The Nation had earlier reported that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja authorised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS promoters with imme...
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...
“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents
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“We Won’t Allow Any Protest In Lagos”, Police Warn Residents

REF NO CZ: 5650/LA/PPRO/VOL.3/48 POLICE PRESS RELEASE,  LAGOS STATE COMMAND,  DATED 5TH NOVEMBER, 2020 WE WILL RESIST ANY PLANNED PROTEST IN LAGOS- POLICE The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to resist any form of planned protest, procession or gathering under any guise or nomenclature in Lagos State  as the government and people of Lagos still nurture the wounds of the recent EndSARS violence that wrecked havocs across the state. The command wishes to inform the general public that based on intelligence gathering from relevant intelligence agencies, some unpatrioric elements or group of people have concluded plans to orchestrate another set of violence in the state in furtherance to the recent  Endsars violence, which has been analysed as dangerous and counterproductiv...
#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...
Anti-France Protest Erupts In Abuja As Shiites Burn Country’s Flag (Photos)
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Anti-France Protest Erupts In Abuja As Shiites Burn Country’s Flag (Photos)

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Tuesday took to the streets of Abuja, Nigeria's capital, to protest against French President, Emmanuel Macron, over an offensive publication on Prophet Muhammad by a citizen of the European country. Members of the sect in large numbers marched from Nitel Junction to Wuse Market and set the French flag ablaze, leading to pandemonium in the city. Secretary of the Academic Forum of the movement, Abdullahi Musa, said the rally was aimed at condemning the action of French President over the derogatory publication. He said, "We set the French flag on fire in reaction to the attack on Islam and Muslims by the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, since the heinous crime of publishing cartoons of the Prophet by the magazine Charlie Hebdo."...
Pensioners Block Major Road In Calabar, Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements
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Pensioners Block Major Road In Calabar, Protest Non-Payment Of Entitlements

Group of elderly pensioners were seen sitting on plastic chairs on major road in Calabar, Cross River State and singing "all we are saying, give us pension" as they demand payment of their pension. Pensioners in Cross River State have taken to the streets to protest the non-payment of their benefits to them by the state government since 2014. The pensioners, who were local government workers, blocked the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar metropolis as they arranged chairs and sat on the two lanes of the road. They also chanted songs and carried placards as they asked Governor Ben Ayade to pay them their pensions. It was gathered that the pensioners were among those the state government announced to have been dead. It was gathered that some retirees, who have not been pai...
Prisoners In Warri Protest Starvation By Delta State Government
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Prisoners In Warri Protest Starvation By Delta State Government

Prisoners at the Okere Correctional Centre, Warri, Delta State, are currently protesting the starvation and lack of food they are made to go through by the state government. The punishment was put in place by the management of the correctional centre after a jailbreak on October 22, 2020. The jailbreak led to the killing of about 18 persons by security operatives guarding the prison. Some inmates also escaped from the facility. SaharaReporters gathered that to punish the inmates for attempting to escape, they were denied food except dry garri (cassava flake). A source in the prison, who confirmed the situation to SaharaReporters, said the inmates are angry, adding that it could lead to another jailbreak if not swiftly addressed by the government. "The inmates have been ...
Seven Nigerians who participated in #EndSARS protest in Egypt face deportation- Abike Dabiri-Erewa
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Seven Nigerians who participated in #EndSARS protest in Egypt face deportation- Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Seven Nigerians who participated in an #EndSARS protest in Egypt are facing deportation. On October 18, some Nigerians were arrested for holding a protest in front of the Nigerian High Commission in Cairo without a permit. Abike Dabiri-Erewa who is the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission gave an update of the arrested Nigerians. According to her, seven of the Nigerians who participated in the protest are to be deported for not having residence permits. ''Update on the 8 Nigerians detained in Cairo for protesting without a permit 7 of them are to be deported to Nigeria for for lack of resident permits.The only one that has Residency will get final clearance from the Minister of Interior After signing an undertaking not go against laws of Egypt. The Nigerian missio...
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...
Lawyers Protest Against Sanwo-Olu Presiding Over Judicial Panel Of Enquiry
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Lawyers Protest Against Sanwo-Olu Presiding Over Judicial Panel Of Enquiry

A coalition of human rights activists under the aegis of New Nigeria Network (NNN) comprising of Radical Agenda Movement in the Nigeria Bar Association (RAMINBA), Federation of Informal Workers’ Organization of Nigeria, Coalition for Revolution (CORE), Take it Back Movement, Movement for A Socialist Alternative (MSA) and Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL) among others in Ikeja, Lagos State Nigeria has come out to protest against the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo Olu, from presiding over the Panel of inquiry setup. According to the Chairman, Barrister Adesina Ogunlana, it is illegal for the governor to preside over the Panel as he is an involved party, and an involved party can not be an investigator in a case he is indicted for. The lawyers said that it would have be...
People now lay curses on me in Mosques – activists, Aisha Yesufu
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People now lay curses on me in Mosques – activists, Aisha Yesufu

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, says it has come to her knowledge that people now finish their prayers in their mosques and then proceed to lay curses on her.   Aisha revealed this on her Twitter handle on Friday morning, October 30. ''Heard I am being cursed in mosques! People finish praying and take time out to curse me in their prayers I have asked they should please let me know how many of these curses they rained on me when I was making same demands during GEJ! We are all already cursed in Nigeria''she tweeted   Aisha gave momentum to the End SARS protest when it started on October 8.
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...
Nigerians Are Not Hungry; Protest Caused Looting- Femi Adesina
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Nigerians Are Not Hungry; Protest Caused Looting- Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums cannot be traced to poverty in Nigeria but by the pandemonium that accompanied the #EndSARS protests. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, on Thursday, Adesina said attributing the looting to poverty was like justifying armed robbery. “Criminality is criminality. Would it justify armed robbery because the man was poor? Would it justify armed robbery because the man didn’t have money? Just as you cannot justify armed robbery because a man was poor and took a gun to rob another person, you can’t also justify the looting,” he said. Adesina claimed the protracted protests provided an atmosphere for looting to take place. He said i...
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...
Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG
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Bring to Justice those involved in Lekki shooting- Amnesty International tells FG

Human rights group, Amnesty International has asked the Federal Government to ensure that all persons involved in the October 20 shooting of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate are brought to justice.   In its latest report published on Wednesday October 28, by its country director Osai Ojigho, the rights group said it is still investigating the shooting and reported removal of bodies of persons allegedly killed during the shooting. “Amnesty International is again calling on Nigerian authorities to bring to justice those behind the shooting and to protect those who are exercising their right to freedom of assembly. “The organization is still investigating the shooting and the reported removal of bodies of those killed by the military in an attempt to remove evidence.” ...
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
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...
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...
#FIxOtaRoads protest rocks Sango Ota as residents protest against bad roads
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#FIxOtaRoads protest rocks Sango Ota as residents protest against bad roads

Watch the videos: Video 1) Residents storm the streets protesting against bad roads as police officers watch https://youtu.be/7LUL2NgRFrM Video 2) Video shows some of the bad roads in Ota. https://youtu.be/1XkeTw0j_IM Video 3) Protesters sing the National Anthem before starting their protest rally against bad roads https://youtu.be/sbyielaLptg
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...
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...
FG Directs Tertiary Hospitals To Treat Casualties Of Protest Free Of Charge
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FG Directs Tertiary Hospitals To Treat Casualties Of Protest Free Of Charge

The Federal Government has directed that all victims and casualties of the ongoing protest across the country, who arrive at Federal Tertiary Hospitals with injuries should be treated immediately and free. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has therefore informed all the Chief Executive Officers of all Federal Tertiary Hospitals to immediately comply with the directive. A statement issued on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour, Mr A. M. Abdullahi, said casualties of the civil unrest should not be rejected on account of inability to pay and must be treated immediately. The statement read: “The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, has considered the probability of the need for emergency medical services as a result of civic unrest in some pa...
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...
You’re a total idiot for saying I never spoke up during the PDP administration – 2Face slams Blackface
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You’re a total idiot for saying I never spoke up during the PDP administration – 2Face slams Blackface

2Face has slammed his former bandmate, Blackface for saying he never spoke up during the PDP administration. This came after 2Face called for a total shutdown of activities in Nigeria in support of the widespread #EndSARS protest. However reacting to this, Blackface took a swipe at 2Face who according to him never spoke up during the People's Democratic Party (PDP) administration even though things were allegedly worse then. Firing back at him, 2Face described his former bandmate as an "idiot". See the exchange that ensued below;
Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments
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Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments

The Plateau state government has declared 24 hours curfew in Jos south and Jos north local government areas over violence.   Governor Lalong said he was forced to declare the curfew after “hoodlums attacked and molested innocent citizens who are going about their normal businesses.” He further revealed that this led to the death of 3 persons.   The Governor said;   “Government is left with no choice than to impose a curfew to stop further loss of lives and properties. “By this directive, all forms of protests are hereby banned in the two Local Governments Areas of Jos North and Jos South.”
Fr. Mbaka speaks on #EndSARS protest, says those speaking up against him are advertising him –  (video)
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Fr. Mbaka speaks on #EndSARS protest, says those speaking up against him are advertising him – (video)

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has commented on the #EndSARS protest which is currently ongoing across states in the country.   The Enugu-based priest averred that the current state of the Nigerian youths is unbearable and intolerable. He also absolved the Buhari-led adminsitration of any blame by saying that the chaos in the country started before him.   Mbaka who stated that the disbandment of SARS will not stop the issue in the country, also commended youths who are fighting for their future but warned against politicising the protest.   He noted that there are many things to end in Nigeria including the electoral system. The cleric who decried the continous unemployment rate in the country, also pointed out that federal lawmakers are going home with "bags of ...
How IGP Team Killed My Son, Inserted Gun In My Private Part –Mother Of Police Brutality Victim.
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How IGP Team Killed My Son, Inserted Gun In My Private Part –Mother Of Police Brutality Victim.

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

Pro-SARS supporter caught on tape admitting he was hired to disrupt peaceful protests in Abuja. In the video, the man said inasmuch as he hates SARS and doesn't want them to stay due to the fact that he had a bad encounter with them, he can't help but disrupt the protest because he's being hired to do so. When asked how much they were paid to disrupt the protest, he said that they are yet to be paid by their sponsors. https://youtu.be/os3gfr1x6D4
EndSARS: Resign Now!, Protesting Ondo Youths Slam Buhari
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EndSARS: Resign Now!, Protesting Ondo Youths Slam Buhari

He added that the youths are tired of the present government of President Muhammadu Buhari due to the various economic challenges being faced by the people. As the #EndSARS protest entered its fourth day in Ondo State, concerned youths in the state have vowed to continue with their agitations on the streets to seek an end to bad governance in the country. The youths have been demonstrating in major towns of the state, calling for an end to brutality, extortion, and killings by the police. The protest brought traffic to a halt on major roads on Monday as the youth condemned the cost of foods and other consumable items in the country. They lamented that the country is currently in the hands of bad leaders who do not care about the welfare of the citizens. Omolulo Ibida...
US-Based Nigerian Celebrities Join EndSARS Protest In Washington DC
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US-Based Nigerian Celebrities Join EndSARS Protest In Washington DC

As the global Campaign against the operations of Special Anti-Robbery Squad-SARS intensifies, MC Chaz, a popular US based Nigerian MC entertainer, and Dr. Ikenna Ihim a US based doctor and Nigerian celebrity, both posted on their social media platforms that they would be present and encouraged others to join them on Sunday, 12pm EST, October 18 2020 at the Nigerian embassy in Washington DC. Hosted by @Rarolaetv. On his Instagram platform, Mc Chaz stated “This is how it’s going down. The way I see Nigeria, these protests would be going on for a full year, A lot of things we have to END. If you’re my friend and want to show me, meet me on Sunday 12pm. All countries welcomed.” MC Chaz is not only popular for his entertainment, but also for his humanitarian comments. He made several viral...
EndSARS: Protest In Kano Against Insecurity In The North
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EndSARS: Protest In Kano Against Insecurity In The North

Hundreds of young men and women, Monday morning took to the streets in Kano demanding an end to the already disbanded Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. The protest walk which took off from Sarki Yaki by Court Road apparently beat the tight security arrangements put in place to discourage the demonstration in the state. The protesters moved peacefully through the Court Road, France Road, down Festing Road and rounding up at Sarki Yaki Junction. It was observed that the demonstrators were initially unaccompanied by any security agency, many of which had no clue of the take off point of the protest. However a detachment of police officers appeared on the scene of the demonstration about 30 minutes after the youths took to the street while two pick SUVs be...
#EndSARS: Women, Mothers Protest In Port-Harcourt, Rivers State (Photos)
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#EndSARS: Women, Mothers Protest In Port-Harcourt, Rivers State (Photos)

Women from all strata of the society on Monday gathered at UTC Bus stop along Azikiwe road, Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State in protest against what they described as ‘illegal arrest and brutality against their sons and husbands.’ The women carried placards with various inscriptions like:” Don’t Arrest and kill our Sons”,”If you kill our son who inherits our wealth?” Leave our sons, they’re not criminals”,”We are mothers, we protect our sons” “Leave Him,He is not A Criminal,” “Please End Police Brutality” etc. The women, who are putting on in various shades of attires of black and blue trousers and T-shirts are expected to march towards the Government House Gate and the Rivers State Police Command headquarters to make their demands. Similarly, the #EndSARS,#Policebruta...