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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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Nigeria: #ENDSARS protests hijacked and misdirected– Buhari

…calls for calm, dialogue President Muhammadu Buhari has urged youth to end the #ENDSARS protests across Nigeria, stating that the protests have been hijacked and misdirected. He added that some people misconstrued the promptness with which he acted to accede to the 5-point demand of the youths as a sign of weakness. He made this …

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#EndSARS: UN condemns killing of protesters

The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has condemned the killing of protesters demanding for police reforms in Nigeria.Guterres called for an end to police brutality and attack on #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria.Guterres in a statement on Wednesday, he also expressed his condolences to the bereaved families and wished a speedy recovery to those injured.He called …

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Nigeria: Buhari appeals for understanding, calm nationwide

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday appealed to citizens to show understanding with the present regime and remain calm while it tries to implement police reforms. The call was contained in a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, titled, ‘President Buhari welcomes establishment of judicial panels of …

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Sanwo-Olu Mother’s House, TVC set on fire [VIDEOS]

Unidentified Lagosians has gone on rampage setting on fire Governor Sanwo-Olu’ Mother House and TVC in Surulere and Shangisha area of the state. This may be a response to the attack unleashed on peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate last night. In other reports, mass transit buses belonging to the government has also been …

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Blood Bath: 21st Century Nigeria History Is Being Made And Written In Cold Blood

At about 12pm today, the 20th of October 2020, the Lagos State Governor announced on Twitter that there was to be a Curfew in Lagos starting from 4 pm to curb the havoc being wreaked by touts and thugs disguising themselves as protesters. That was neither brilliant, strategic, or considerate enough for a city of …

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#EndSARS: Senate urges Buhari to address Nigerians, as House of Rep vows not to sign 2021 budget

Nigerian Senate has called on President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to address the nation immediately on the current nationwide protests by youths against police brutality and bad governance. The Senate also directed the police to offer protection to the #EndSARS protesters to prevent hoodlums from hijacking their genuine action.Meanwhile, the Speaker, House of Representatives, …

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