Tuesday, January 26

Tag: Riots

EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots
Politics

EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots

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

Sanwo-Olu Lifts Curfew Due To EndSARS Riots In Lagos

The curfew imposed on Lagos State after the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests has been lifted immediately. The 12 am to 4am curfew imposed by the Federal Government to curb the spread of COVID-19 remains. Lagosians are free to go about their businesses without any hindrance whatsoever. Security agencies will continue to discharge their duties. Lagosians are urged to co-operate with them to maintain the status of our state as one of the most peaceful. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu thanks security agencies for their efforts in restoring peace to our troubled communities. He commends Lagosians for observing the curfew and ensuring the return of normalcy. The Governor urges the citizenry not to do or encourage any action that may turn back the clock, but to keep living in har...
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...
EndSARS Riots: Principal Of Queens School Enugu Sends SOS To Security Agencies
Education

EndSARS Riots: Principal Of Queens School Enugu Sends SOS To Security Agencies

The principal of Queens School Enugu, Mrs. Ada Nweke, has cleared the air on the allegation that COVID-19 palliatives earlier stocked in the school were still there, stating categorically that “the materials are no more in the school” as the items had been distributed by the Enugu State Government Committee on Palliatives, on August 2020, to the less privileged and vulnerable groups across the 17 Local Government Areas of the state. Speaking to newsmen when she led them to inspect the school, Mrs. Nweke who disclosed that the female students have been traumatized, since the threat by hoodlums to invade the school came up, called on the security agencies in the country to come to their rescue. The principal said that the call became necessary because “we don’t want what happened t...
Riots: Indians Accused Of Molesting Female Workers In Atiku’s Company In Yola
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Riots: Indians Accused Of Molesting Female Workers In Atiku’s Company In Yola

There was heavy gridlock along the busy Yola Gombe road yesterday, as over 400 workers block the road leading to the only national motor Park in the Adamawa state capital Yola, protesting the molestation of female causal workers by the Indians working in Adama Beverages limited producers of Faro water and juicy owned by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.The protesting workers who carried placards accused the Indians managing the company for Atiku of molesting Nigerian female workers during working hours and massive sacking of Nigerians replacing them with Indians. The workers who called on the ministry of labour and productivity to immediately wade into the inhuman treatment of Nigerian workers on their father’s land,said that the Chief Operating Officer ( COO) Mr, Francis Vazhe...
Tanker Truck Drives Into Protesters, Banks Burned To The Ground In US (Photos)
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Tanker Truck Drives Into Protesters, Banks Burned To The Ground In US (Photos)

The violent unrest gripping the nation spread Saturday night to a suburb of San Diego, where rioters burned two banks to the ground and looted and destroyed many other businesses. Peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis turned into riots as night fell on La Mesa, a suburb of about 60,000 people east of San Diego, leaving a trail of destruction. They torched the Chase and Union banks next door to each other, Fox 5 reported. Images showed the fire engulfing one bank, leaving behind a gutted skeleton of lumber and twisted metal by morning. Windows were smashed at many businesses, including a Goodwill store, a real-estate office and a popular bar. Daniel Buxton, the owner of Play It Again Sports, said he returned to his establishment to find “complete destr...
Police Kill 11 In Kenya As Post-Election Riots Flare
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Police Kill 11 In Kenya As Post-Election Riots Flare

Kenyan police killed 11 people in a crackdown on protests as anger at the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta erupted in the western city of Kisumu and slums ringing the capital, officials and witnesses said on Saturday. A security official told Reuters that the bodies of nine young men shot dead overnight in Nairobi’s Mathare slum had been brought to the city morgue. The official said the men were killed during police anti-looting operations. Separately, a young girl in Mathare was killed by police firing “sporadic shots”, a witness said. The run-down neighborhood is loyal to 72-year-old opposition leader Raila Odinga, whose party rejected Tuesday’s vote as a “charade”. A Reuters reporter in Kisumu, centre of post-election ethnic violence a decade ago in which 1,200 peo...