Monthly Archives: October 2020

Why We Turned Off Lekki Toll Gate Billboard — Tinubu

The management of Loatsad Promomedia Limited has said it turned off the billboard at the Lekki toll gate based on the state governor’s curfew request. The advert company is owned by Seyi Tinubu, one of the sons of All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu. Nigerians had been outraged over the decision to turn off the billboard, which they claimed was ...

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Obasanjo Against Deployment Of Soldiers, Urges Buhari To Act Before It’s Too Late

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condemned the deployment of soldiers to quell protests at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos. Obasanjo, in a statement titled “Statement on violence against protesters in Nigeria: An appeal for calm”, lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t exhaust all avenues before deploying soldiers. The former President called on Buhari to “restrain the military and other security ...

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Demand Withdrawal Of Soldiers Deployed By FG, Soyinka Tells Govs

Elder statesman, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called on governors in states where protests against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad forced declaration of curfews to immediately demand the withdrawal of soldiers deployed by the Federal Government. The playwright, in a message on Wednesday from his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, titled, ‘DÉJÀ VU– In tragic vein,’ spoke on the backdrop of the ...

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SERAP Drags Buhari Govt, Military To ICC Over Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent a petition to Mrs Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor, International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her to “promptly investigate reports that Nigerian authorities military, and some politicians have used/ and are using thugs, soldiers and security agents to intimidate, harass, attack and kill #EndSARS peaceful protesters in several parts of Nigeria, including Abuja, Lagos, Edo, Osun, Plateau, ...

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No Functional IDP Camps In Ogbaru, Others, Anambra Lawmaker Cries Out

Says Flood Has Submerged Homes, Schools, Hospitals Raymond Ozoji, Awka The lawmaker representing Ogbaru one state constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly Hon. Chukwunonso Noble Igwe has cried out to the state government to urgently respond to the pains and very agonising conditions of the people of Ogbaru and other riverine areas whom he said have been devastated ...

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#EndSARS: Obiano’s Aide Flays Buhari For Not Addressing Nigerians

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Special adviser to Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra  state on political matters, Hon. Ifeatu Obiokoye, says President Muhammadu Buhari has failed to address Nigerians on the state of the nation, despite the wanton destruction of public utilities by ENDSARS protesters across the country. Obi-Okoye maintained that despite the persistent demand by the protesters that the president should ...

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Why #ENDSARS Protests Are Different, And What Lessons They Hold For Nigeria

Nigerian youths protest against police brutality. Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images Damilola Agbalajobi, Obafemi Awolowo University In 1992, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was set up by the Commissioner for Police to curb a spate of armed robberies in Nigeria. By 2009 it had become a large and powerful unit, and its focus expanded beyond armed robbers to internet fraudsters. It ...

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State Of The Nation: Editors Condemn Brutal Killing Of Protesters In Nigeria

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, has condemned in very strong terms the unwarranted shooting and killing of unarmed protesters in different parts of the country by security men. The Guild demands that President Muhammadu Buhari should address the nation to calm frayed nerves. A leader, it says, shouldn’t have any problem talking to the citizens.  There is nothing wrong ...

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(Video) Irate Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Family House, Set BRT Buses On Fire

Irate youths on Wednesday set ablaze the family home of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Omididun Street, throwing stones at the house. Sanwo-Olu had imposed a curfew on the state due to the #EndSARS protests. Soldiers were subsequently called in and eyewitnesses claimed seven persons, mostly youths, died in the attack. Eyewitnesses told The PUNCH that one of the youths ...

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Despite Series Of Evidence, Army Denies Lekki Shootings

The Nigerian Army has denied that its officials shot at protesters in Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on Tuesday evening. There were reports that security agents in military camouflage opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate, in Lagos State yesterday. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the streetlights were put off and the CCTV cameras removed before the security agents stormed ...

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