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Cross River Acting CJ Withdraws 29 Protesting Magistrates From Sitting In Court
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Cross River Acting CJ Withdraws 29 Protesting Magistrates From Sitting In Court

The Cross River State Acting Chief Judge (CJ), Justice Effiom Eyo-Ita, has withdrawn the 29 protesting magistrates, who on Monday and Tuesday last week took to the streets of Calabar to protest the non-payment of their two years’ salary by Governor Ben Ayade, from sitting. It would be recalled that Senior Magistrate Safiya Iyeh Ashipu of Odukpani Magisterial Division, had on Monday, January 4, led her two sons to the Government House, Calabar, with placards of various inscriptions, asking the governor to pay her 24-month unpaid salary. The following day, 28 other magistrates in the same plight as Ashipu, donning their full regalia stormed the Governor’s Office in protest against the non-payment of their salary for 24 months. During the protest, one of them, Richard Bassey, collap...
Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Retired Veterans Protesting In Abuja
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Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Retired Veterans Protesting In Abuja

Ahead of the Armed forces Remembrance day, retired veterans that have served the Nigerian Arm forces are protesting in Abuja over their pension arrears. The ex sevice men are appealing to the federal government to approve the payment of minimum wage arrears accuring to them between 2019 till date. They are demanding the inclusion of officers who fought during the civil war on the military pension scheme. A representative of the retired soldiers Anthony Agbas who dilivered a letter to officials at the ministry of finance told Channels TV that they have fought for the country and deserve payment of their entitlement such as the debarment allowances that have been approved since 2015, and not all veterans who retired by then were not paid. The federal government should look i...
Breaking: Hoodlums Set NPA on Fire
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Breaking: Hoodlums Set NPA on Fire

The Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) building has been set ablaze by hoodlums protesting the killing of peaceful young protesters by soldiers at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos on Tuesday night. Details later…
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...
Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer
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Warner Records Signs 12-year-old Black Lives Matter Protest Singer

A 12-year-old boy who went viral with his song protesting police killings of African Americans in the US, has been signed by Warner Records.= Keedron Bryant first posted his acapella gospel song titled "I Just Wanna Live" on his Instagram account on May 26, the day after another African American, George Floyd, was killed by a white policeman in the city of Minneapolis. Bryant's producer took to Instagram on Thursday to announce that Warner Records has signed him. Bryant’s song I Just Wanna Live, about his fears growing up as a black man in America, will be released today, June 19, which is the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in the US. “Every day I’m being hunted as prey. My people don’t want no trouble,” Bryant sings in the video posted to IG. The orig...
“Stop collecting money from boys,” Man Confront Ladies Protesting against rape in Lagos
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“Stop collecting money from boys,” Man Confront Ladies Protesting against rape in Lagos

A man confronted a group of girls protesting against rape in Ipaja area of Lagos state, asking them to stop collecting money too from boys. The man hinted that most girls are at fault when they become victims of rape because they keep on collecting money from boys. “You girls you have a role to play in that rubbish.. You will be collecting money from boys and you will want to zip up.. how can you? Go and search your conscience, it is very very bad. Before you talk to any girl now, they’ll be saying how much will you give me.. Even me, at my age, I have girlfriends of your age always saying, “Daddy how much will you give me?” Stop collecting money from boys, when you collect money from boys, when you collect money from boys, anytime they have to get it, they will deal with you. ” P...
George Floyd: Athletes to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics
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George Floyd: Athletes to be Banned at Tokyo Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reiterated that athletes are still banned from protesting at the Olympic Games, SportingLife reports. This follows the decision of other sports, to allow protests following George Floyd’s death in police custody. Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter states “no kind of demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda is permitted in any Olympic sites, venues or other areas.” This means that athletes who breach the rule will be disciplined. The IOC had issued guidelines in January this year, banning protests include taking a knee and other gestures. Floyd, a 46-year-old African-American man, died after a white Minneapolis policeman kneed into his neck for nearly nine minutes on May 25. His death sparked protests ...
Musician Dies In Hospital Just Two Days After End Of Hunger Strike
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Musician Dies In Hospital Just Two Days After End Of Hunger Strike

A member of a Turkish left-wing music band died on Thursday in an Istanbul hospital, just two days after he ended a nearly one-year hunger strike protesting government persecution, his lawyer told dpa. Bassist Ibrahim Gokcek died on Thursday at a hospital in Istanbul’s Beylikduzu district, lawyer Gorgun Danaci said. He said lawyers found out about Gokcek’s death during a trial in which Gokcek was accused of alleged terror links. Turkey considers music band Grup Yorum as being linked to the far-left Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), which Ankara labels as a terrorist organisation. There was no clear evidence against Gokcek except for statements from “secret witnesses,” his lawyer added. Gokcek had started his strike in prison and was only released on...
Shiites Members, Police Clash in Abuja
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Shiites Members, Police Clash in Abuja

Members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria aka Shiites clashed with men of the Nigeria Police Force in Abuja today March 23rd. Trouble started when the Shiites members who were protesting the continued detention of their leader, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenahi, met with police officers along the Aguiyi Ironsi road near National Human Rights Commotion in Maitama, Abuja. The faceoff reportedly led to the police opening fire to disperse the protesting Shiites members. See more photos below
Police Shoot Man Protesting Against Property Take Over in Lagos
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Police Shoot Man Protesting Against Property Take Over in Lagos

A man was shot by police on Monday in Isheri Oke, Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State. Seun, who is a son of the head of the market (Iya Loja) in the area, was shot in his left hand while he was protesting the takeover of the community by one Prince Michael. The incident occurred at about 1pm, while youths in the area attempted to prevent police officers and a court sheriff from placing an order allegedly from a Lagos High Court. The court sheriff yesterday placed a public notice in the area, notifying residents of the area that possession of the land in Isheri Oke and environs, near Olowora, had been taken. The notification which was sequel to a judgment in suit No ID/1352/2001, between Prince Micheal Adesegun Bakare and two others, versus O. Asafa and eight others...
Topless Animal Rights Protesters Confront Bernie Sanders at Campaign Rally Demanding he drops his Support for Dairy Farmers
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Topless Animal Rights Protesters Confront Bernie Sanders at Campaign Rally Demanding he drops his Support for Dairy Farmers

Topless protesters disrupted a Bernie Sanders campaign rally on Sunday, protesting against the senator's support for legislation that favors dairy livestock.   The anti-dairy protesters stormed the stage as presidential candidate Sanders was about to give his speech and then one fully clothed woman grabbed the mic away from Sanders' hand to say; 'Bernie, I'm your biggest supporter, and I'm here to ask you to stop pumping up the dairy industry and to stop pumping up animal agriculture,' she said. 'I believe in you…' she continued, before the mic suddenly went dead before security moved toward her. The campaign's live video feed of the event suddenly cut out.   Then topless women mounted the stage and poured colored liquids over their bodies from cont...
#Okadaban: Policemen and Keke Napep Riders Clash in Ijora, BRT Buses Attacked
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#Okadaban: Policemen and Keke Napep Riders Clash in Ijora, BRT Buses Attacked

There are several reports of a clash between policemen and Keke Napep riders protesting against the recent ban on plying some major roads in Lagos State. Eyewitnesses claimed the policemen and the protesting Keke Napep riders clashed in Ijora area of Lagos State. It was also alleged that the protesting riders were burning tyres and stoning commercial buses popularly known as Molue.     It was also gathered that BRT buses were not spared in the clash. Here is a photo below;  
Imo  State Residents Again Protest Supreme Court Judgement Sacking Ihedioha
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Imo State Residents Again Protest Supreme Court Judgement Sacking Ihedioha

Imo state residents once again took to the streets of Owerri, the state capital today January 30th, to protest the January 14th Supreme court judgement sacking the immediate past governor, Emeka Ihedioha from office and approving the swearing-in of Hope Uzodinma as the new governor of the state. The protesting residents say all they want is for the judgement to be reversed. See more photos below.
Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers
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Ekiti Vice-Chancellor Blasts Protesting University Workers

Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Kayode Soremekun, has described protesting workers at the institution as “restless” and “a case of nihilism, not unionism.”. Non-academic and Senior Staff Unions of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, on Wednesday, protested alleged irregularities in promotion, unpaid bonuses and hazard allowances, among other issues. The workers mounted the protest at the university gate, preventing entry into the institution and halting activities. Then violent scenes broke out within the workers during the protest, forcing journalists to flee the scene, Channels Television observed. “I received a letter from them this evening,” the Vice-Chancellor Soremekun said on Friday morning. “What I will do is I will continue to engage them, to dia...
Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Warns Muslim Youths against Protesting over Death of  Soleimani
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Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Warns Muslim Youths against Protesting over Death of Soleimani

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has warned Muslim youths across the country against protesting over the death of top Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani in an airstrike ordered by President Donald Trump. In a statement released by Ibrahim Aselemi the council's Head of Media of the council on Monday January 6, Muslim youths were told not to allow their emotions overshadow their good judgement as the issue between US and Iran can be resolved through dialogue. The statement read in parts; “The attention of NSCIA has been drawn to a planned peaceful protest by some Muslim youths in the country to vent their anger over the killing of Iranian top military commander, Gen. Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. “Although protests are an integral part of civil democracy all...
Nigerians set MTN office on fire in Lagos
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Nigerians set MTN office on fire in Lagos

One of the MTN offices in Apapa, Lagos, has been set on fire by Nigerians protesting the recent xenophobic attacks. MTN is a telecommunications company owned by South Africans. Twitter user @milksha64693019, shared the photos of the torched building online.
Why Japan Can’t Stop IPOB Members From Protesting Against Buhari – Ubani
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Why Japan Can’t Stop IPOB Members From Protesting Against Buhari – Ubani

Monday Ubani, former Second Vice- President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Wednesday said Japan cannot stop members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from demonstrating against President Muhammadu Buhari because the constitution of Japan protects freedom of speech and expression. He said protests against leaders who are attending foreign meetings and summits is a normal practice all over the world. He however said the host country may not allow the protesters to have direct access to the President so as not to attack him which may lead to retaliation by the security forces on the protesters. While urging President Buhari to address the grievances of the IPOB members, Ubani said while the President may not do that in Japan where he is currently participating i...
Shi’ites: President Buhari has ordered that we must provide security for every Nigerian – Police IG
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Shi’ites: President Buhari has ordered that we must provide security for every Nigerian – Police IG

On Monday, President Buhari received briefing from the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, over Shiites bloody protests in Abuja.   At the closed door meeting, the president directed the IGP to take steps to protect all Nigerians wherever they may be. Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, the IGP said: “We came this morning to brief Mr. President on the security situation in the country, especially the activities of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN). Just to give him an update of what is happening in the country vis a vis their activities. Specifically, we briefed him of the incessant act coming out of this group of people, protesting  here and there. We briefed him on the fact that we have been able to curtail their excesses and to let him ...
Aggrieved Protesters Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja
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Aggrieved Protesters Block Osinbajo’s Convoy in Abuja

The convoy of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has been blocked by aggrieved protesters along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua Expressway in Abuja. The protesters blocked the motorcade on Tuesday as the Vice President was heading to the airport. His convoy ran into a barricade at Goza village. Gbagyi village residents had gathered on the major road connecting the airport to the city. They were protesting the alleged invasion of their land by the military. Osinbajo’s security aides could not appease the protesters, forcing the Vice President to step out of his car. The Vice President’s Special Assistant on Media on Publicity, Laolu Akande, also confirmed the report in a tweet, saying, “On his way to the airport just now, VP Osinbajo runs into a group of FCT residents protest...
Venezuelan Military Truck Ran Into Citizens Protesting Against President Maduro
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Venezuelan Military Truck Ran Into Citizens Protesting Against President Maduro

A video showing the moment Pro-Guaido protestors were run over by a GNB vehicle near La Carlota airbase. The Venezuelan are unarm in the street trying to gain their freedom from their president Nicolás Maduro. This have madde the opposition leader to call for a nationwide uprising against president Nicolás Maduro. The crowds who gathered in the streets of the capital Caracas, the government tanks ran over the protesters. Watch Video Below, this is graphic.   View this post on Instagram   Venezuelan military truck drives into citizens protesting against Pres. #Maduro #thenaijafame A post shared by Thenaijafame (@thenaijafame) on Apr 30, 2019 at 10:39am PDT
Senators React as Abuja Indigenes Protest Killing by Military Personnel
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Senators React as Abuja Indigenes Protest Killing by Military Personnel

The Senate Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda, has urged protesting indigenes of Abuja to remain calm, while the Senate investigates alleged clash with the military which reportedly led to the death of one person. Aduda, who made the plea in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, said the matter was already before the Senate. He said the matter “has to do with the invasion of the Military on some farmlands in Tunga Maje, which cost the lives of some of our people. “I have raised the matter before the Senate in plenary and I will continue to talk to the people to be law abiding since I have raised it in senate for justice to be done. “The Senate has asked the Chairman Senate Committee on Defence to immediately...
Policemen Arrested Over Killing of Football fan, Kolade Johnson, in Lagos
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Policemen Arrested Over Killing of Football fan, Kolade Johnson, in Lagos

Three policemen have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command in connection to the killing of Kolade Johnson, a football fans who was shot over the weekend. Kolade was shot while watching a football match between Liverpool and Tottenham. The state command’s spokesperson, DSP Elkanah Bala, assured via a statement seen below that Justice will be served concerning the case. On 31/03/2019 at about 5.05pm, the Command received a distress call that Lagos- Abeokuta Express Way has been blocked by some angry youths who were protesting the shooting of one Kolade Johnson m of No.1 Beco street, Onipetesi, Mangoro Bus Stop by a team of Policemen from Anti Cultism unit. A team of policemen from the Rapid Response Squads and Metro patrol were promptly drafted to the scene. The accou...
President Buhari Stoned At APC Rally in Ogun State
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President Buhari Stoned At APC Rally in Ogun State

President Buahri and Adams Oshiomhole, was booed and stoned at the APC campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun State earlier today. Party members were seen protesting and interrupting proceedings during the APC presidential rally in Ogun state. All efforts by the Governor of the state to appeal for normalcy proved abortive. The Governor while appealing to the crowd had to beg them not to disgrace him as the father of the nation is there watching them. It took the intervention of the vice president to calm down the situation as even Adams Oshiomole could not salvage the situation. The president had to be shielded by his body guards as he was almost stoned by aggrieved party members when he lifted the hands of the Governorship aspirant for endorsement. APC Rally in Ogun in Mess with ...
Love And HipHop star, Yandy Smith Peppered Sprayed During Protest
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Love And HipHop star, Yandy Smith Peppered Sprayed During Protest

Love and HipHop star, Yandy Smith has been pepper sprayed while she and others were protesting outside a Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal facility in Brooklyn. The actress has joined others in protesting prison conditions when the incident happened. Yandy Smith who later stated that she was okay after being pepper sprayed took to Instagram: “IM FREEZING BUT THEY ARE IN THERE DYING, inmates in Brooklyn are being denied there basic HUMAN RIGHTS!!!!! The lights are shut off. The toilets are shut off. There’s no hot water and blankets have been refused and turned away by warden Quay. !!! I’m At the federal detention center right here in Brooklyn, where temperatures are BELOW FREEZING, the heat and electricity have been turned off SINCE MONDAY. 1,600 HUMANS are there. That is them, ...
BREAKING: Protesting NASS Workers Disappear As Buhari Presents 2019 Budget
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BREAKING: Protesting NASS Workers Disappear As Buhari Presents 2019 Budget

The atmosphere at the National Assembly is calm as President Muhammadu Buhari presents the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the legislature today. The President is scheduled to arrive at 11am and lay the budget before a joint session of the Senate and House of Representatives. Men of the Nigeria Police and operatives of the Department of State Services are spearheading security operations in and around the complex. Presidential Guards Brigade, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Federal Road Safety Corps, among others, are also on the ground. The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, was in the House chamber to conduct a rehearsal for the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters ( Senate), Senator Ita Enang, who will guide Buhari ...
Osun Rerun : It’s Impossible To Snatch Ballot Box
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Osun Rerun : It’s Impossible To Snatch Ballot Box

The Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, has assured the electorate, voting at the state re-run election, of adequate security as voting process commences on Thursday. OSUN ELECTION—Policemen trying to keep off PDP supporters protesting at the INEC office over the inconclusive result of the Osun governorship election, yesterday. Photo: Dare Fasube. Agbaje gave the assurance when he visited the polling unit at Ward 5, Unit 17, on Adewale Street, Alekuwodo Area in Osogbo. He said INEC and the ad hoc staff were ready to conduct the election and that “the deployment of heavy security is an assurance that nobody or individuals can distrupt the process. “INEC staff and ad hoc staff are prepared for the election and we have heavy security presence which will gurante...
Update: 112 Protesting Owerri Women Released From Detention
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Update: 112 Protesting Owerri Women Released From Detention

The 112 women in Owerri who who were arrested for leading a protest demanding the release of Nnamdi Kanu, have been released. They were released this afternoon after being arraigned in a court in Imo state. A photo of the women being brought to court above.  
13 Benue LG Chairmen Defect From APC To PDP
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13 Benue LG Chairmen Defect From APC To PDP

The ruling All Progressives Congress is still at the receiving end of the ever-open political transfer window in Nigeria. Thirteen out of the 23 local government chairmen in Benue State have defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Their defection comes days after the governor, Samuel Ortom, also defected from the APC to the PDP. The governor announced his defection during a meeting with elected local government chairmen and councillors on Wednesday at the Government House Makurdi, hours after protesting youths barred him from travelling to Abuja to attend the APC reconciliation meeting. He said that after various consultations from his party, he was advised to look for another party, noting that his stay in the APC had expired....
Protest In Novena University Over Student’s Death
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Protest In Novena University Over Student’s Death

The students of the Novena University, Delta State, are currently protesting the demise of their colleague, Faith Kelechi Ojum, who died while on her was to use an ATM outside the school’s campus. The 300 Level Public Health student had her throat slashed by one of the bamboos being conveyed by a truck. Her colleague are protesting what they call an avoidable death which wouldn’t have occurred if all the ATMs in the school were working.
2 High School Football Players Kicked Off Team For Kneeling During Anthem
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2 High School Football Players Kicked Off Team For Kneeling During Anthem

Trying to follow the footsteps of protesting professional football players, 2 high school students were kicked off the football team for protesting during the anthem. Larry McCullough kneeled while the anthem played, while his cousin Cedric Ingram-Lewis raised a fist. Immediately after the anthem ended, the students said, their coach, Ronnie Mitchem, told them to remove their uniforms because they were being kicked off the team, Houston Chronicle reports. “He told us that disrespect will not be tolerated,” Ingram-Lewis said, “told us to take off our uniform and leave it there.” Mitchem, the coach, said the boys left him no other option. He said he had told the students beforehand that while it was alright to protest, they were not allowed to do it in that manner – kneeling d...
Osun Factional Pensioners Berate Protesting Colleagues
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Osun Factional Pensioners Berate Protesting Colleagues

The Triangular Group of Pensioners in Osun State has berated the Forum of 2010/2011 Pensioners, who shut down the Osun State Secretariat on Friday while protesting against the non-payment of their 12 months pension arrears and gratuities. The Chairman of the Triangular Group, Rotimi Adelugba, who addressed journalists in Osogbo on Monday, accused the other side led by Mr. Omoniyi Ilesanmi of being used by some politicians to attack Governor Rauf Aregbesola. He said the continuous protest in the week preceding the Osun West Senatorial District by-election showed that the protests were politically-motivated. He, however, said his colleagues ought not to take a hard stance against the governor from whom they expected to collect their pensions while advising them to embrace dialogue. ...
Protesting BBOG Members Prevented From Entering Ambode’s Office In Lagos
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Protesting BBOG Members Prevented From Entering Ambode’s Office In Lagos

Members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group embarked on a protest on the streets of Lagos state over the remaining schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram 3 years ago on April 14, 2014. The protesters marched through the streets and roads to the office of the governor. It was gathered that the protesters were prevented from getting close to the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode's office by security officials.
500-L LASU Student Stabbed To Death, Police Use Teargas On Protesting Students
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500-L LASU Student Stabbed To Death, Police Use Teargas On Protesting Students

There was tension at the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, on Monday, after students protesting against the death of a 500-level student, identified as Ugwanyi Onyekachi, clashed with the police. PUNCH Metro learnt that the President of the Students Union Government, Samuel Kappo, was also arrested by the police. It was learnt that Onyekachi had an altercation with a truck driver on Sunday after the latter bashed his car on the LASU-Isheri Road. The disagreement was said to have degenerated into a fight, during which the victim was stabbed to death by the driver, who immediately fled the scene. Students of the school on Monday trooped out to protest against the killing, as motorists were held in a gridlock that lasted for hours. Policemen at the Igando division were said t...
Protesting Residents In Benin Wore Red Outfits For Their March Today
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Protesting Residents In Benin Wore Red Outfits For Their March Today

Some 'traditional' residents in Benin, Edo state donned black and red outfit/head bands for a peaceful protest today in the ancient city. According to the protesters who were demanding for change, 'they can't continue to watch a bunch of people take them for a ride'. See photos below;
Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi Taunts Protesting LAUTECH Students
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Oyo State Governor, Ajimobi Taunts Protesting LAUTECH Students

Students of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), located in Oyo state, have been protesting the closure of their institution in the last eight months. A video has emerged showing Governor Abiola Ajimobi rudely addressing the student protesters, because they were reluctant to listen to any further excuse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaKLj-eUTzk
Falcons Protest in National Assembly Over Non-Payment of Their Entitlements
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Falcons Protest in National Assembly Over Non-Payment of Their Entitlements

The Super Falcons, who emerged African Women Cup of Nations champions two weeks ago have on Wednesday morning stormed the National Assembly, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation. The victorious team have refused to the hotel in Abuja, many days after they returned to the country with the trophy, over non-payment of their entitlements. The ladies are hoping that President Muhammadu Buhari, who is due to visit the National Assembly today to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to lawmakers, will see them and show pity on their plight. “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.” Their placards read.