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Nigeria: Those Behind Lekki Shootings Will Account For Their Action – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said Federal Government of Nigeria and Lagos State Government would ensure that anyone found culpable in last Tuesday’s shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza would be held accountable for their actions. Speaking during an interview session on Becky Anderson’s Connect the World, a CNN programme on Monday, …

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Nigeria: Why I Don’t Want To Speak On Lekki Tollgate Incident – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has given reason for not debating on Lekki Tollgate incident. While addressing the nation last few days ago, Buhari spoke about the protests, its economic effects intandeem with his plans but did not speak on the alleged massacre of protesters at Lekki Tollgate. In a statement made available to newsmen by Garba …

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Nigeria: TV Stations fined for #EndSARS coverage

Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television have been fined by the National Broadcasting Commission for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria. The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. The NBC had last week warned all television …

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Nigerian President Sends Ministers And Aides Home To Appeal To Youth

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has sent his Ministers and aides to their respective states to appeal to youth to eschew violence. According to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, the directive is based on the level of destruction of properties and violence associated with #EndSARS protest. Akpabio, disclosed this while addressing a …

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Lagos State Reviews Curfew Period, Shut Schools Till Further Notice

In line with making life easier for residents of Lagos Sate, the Governor Babajide  Sanwo-Olu has reviewed the curfew to 8pm to 6am and stated that public schools to remain shut till further notice.He made this known this evening after monitoring events in the last few days. The statement reads, The curfew in Lagos State has …

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#EndSARS: Nigerians Protest In Berlin, London Despite President Buhari’s Broadcast

Hundreds of Nigerians in Berlin, Germany, and London protested against police brutality, extrajudicial killing, and bad governance in their home country. The protest took place despite president Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), address to the nation over the #EndSARS protests, urging that demonstrations should be discontinued. During the protest on Saturday, the Nigerians displayed placards with …

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Nigeria: 20 Policemen In Lagos To Face Trial For Murder, Rights Abuses

20 Policemen in Lagos, Nigeria commercial nerve centre, are set to face trial for murder and rights abuses. The Lagos State Government has set dates for the prosecution of the 20 policemen, including the dismissed Inspector Ogunyemi Olalekan, whom the police found guilty of killing Kolade Johnson in March, 2019, for various infractions. According to …

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Sanwo-Olu Eases Curfew In Lagos

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced easing of curfew in the state from Saturday October 24th. The announcement meaning  Lagosian can now move freely from 8am to 6pm without any harassment. He also noted that the government has commenced the inspection of various spots damaged by the hoodlums that hijacked the …

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#EndSARS: AU, ECOWAS condemn violence, call for dialogue

The African Union (AU) and  Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have  “strongly condemned” the violence against anti-police brutality protesters in Nigeria. The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki, urged both “political and social actors” to “respect human rights and the rule of law” BBC reports. He hailed the disbandment of the hated Special Anti-Robbery Squad …

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