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Nigeria: 35 indicted SARS operatives to face prosecution

The 35 indicted operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force submitted by National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) are to face prosecution. NHRC submitted the list of the indicted operatives on Monday to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), for prosecution.Submitting the list at …

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#EndSARS: Houses, Shops, Cars set ablaze as Protests Intensify in Abuja

Houses, shops and cars were set ablaze as protests in Nigeria capital, Abuja, intensified. The violence escalated in Apo Mechanic Area between traders and local people opposed to the end SARs protests. Meanwhile, there is fear that the crisis might assume ethnic dimension between the Igbo traders and the locals and Hausa communities. The renewed …

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Lagos Government Imposes 24hours Curfew

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced 24hours curfew in the State starting from Tuesday October 20th, 2020. According to a statement issued by the Governore, it reads Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the …

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Lagos State Shut Schools Over #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Government has directed all pupils/students in public and private schools to stay at home following the tension generated by the anti-SARS protests. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who issued the directive today, said the safety of the pupils/students, parents and all staff working in schools is paramount at this critical period. …

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#EndSARS: Police fires tear gas at Abuja protesters, brutalize journalist

Nigerian police have broken the directives of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, warning against the deployment of force against peaceful protesters, on Monday policemen fired tear gas at #EndSARS campaigners in Abuja, the country’s capital. The protesters who massed around the busy Keffi-Abuja Expressway around the Karu axis in the suburb of the nation’s …

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#EndSARS: Lagos sets up 7-Man Judicial Panel Of Inquiry

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday has set up a seven-man judicial panel of inquiry into the demands of the ongoing #EndSARS protesters. This comes as youths continue the #EndSARS protests in Lagos, the commercial hub of Nigeria and other parts of the country. The demands of the protesters include prosecution of erring officers …

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#EndSARS: Protesters Shut down Lagos Secretariat, barricade Lekki-Epe Expressway

The #EndSARS protesters on Monday morning shut down the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja and also block Lekki-Epe Expressway in continuation of their nationwide peaceful demonstration against police brutality, extrajudicial killings, torture and harassment.  The protesters denied workers access to the premises of the Lagos State Secretariat by locking all the entrance gates. Also, protesters …

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Entertainers lead massive #EndSARS protest in Abeokuta

Top entertainers are currently leading massive protest in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The protest tagged EndSars total lockdown 2.0 is targeted at shutting down the entire state to drive home the demands from government. Others states like Lagos, Edo are currently experiencing pockets of riots and total shutdown of activities It would be recalled that Edo …

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#EndSARS: Government deploys soldiers in Abuja, as Edo declares 24-hour curfew

The Government of Nigeria has deployed soldiers in several strategic locations in Abuja, the nation’s capital.According to news sources, the deployment began around 10 pm on Sunday barely days after the military high command announced that it would commence the ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’.The heavily armed soldiers, many of whom were wearing black face masks, barricaded …

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