Tag Archives: #ENDSARS protest

#EndSARS 2: Abuja Deploys Policemen To Prevent Fresh Protest

As youths prepare to stage a second wave of #ENDSARS protests across the country on Monday, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Police Command, has concluded arrangements to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order. Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam, proved abortive, but a senior officer in the command, who spoke with ...

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Attacks In Lagos An Injury To All – Abia Gov

…Igbo Leaders, S’South Indigenes In Lagos Stand By Governor Abia State State Governor, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has said criminals who carried out the last month coordinated attacks on public assets and private businesses in Lagos State orchestrated the violence to hurt the whole country. The Governor condemned the arson, stressing that Lagos remains a home for all Nigerians irrespective of ...

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Lekki Shootings: Army To Present Videos, Expended Blank Ammunition

The Nigerian Army has filed papers at the registry of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. One of our correspondents saw about three military men on Friday filing papers at the panel’s registry. Saturday PUNCH investigations revealed that the army had filed papers ahead of ...

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Lagos Relaxes Curfew, Now From 10pm To 6am

The Lagos State Government has announced a further relaxation of the curfew imposed after the breakdown of law and order, following the hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests.The curfew will now be from 10pm till 6am.    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu praises Lagosians for observing the curfew, which is expected to restore normalcy in our communities. He urges all Lagosians to ...

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Sanwo-Olu Awards Scholarship To Children Of Policemen Who Died In Lagos Violence

•Also To Compensate Their Families •Lagos To Rebuild Burnt Police Stations, Give Life Insurance For Officers Police officers lynched in the wake of the violence instigated by the nationwide youth demonstration against police brutality will not die in vain, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, pledged. The State Government, on Wednesday, directed Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to ...

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Since OPC Now Guards Police…

Casmir Igbokwe Nothing typifies the state of the nation more than the current helplessness of the Nigerian police. Here is an institution paid to protect us but, ironically, it has turned out to be in more need of protection. Some police formations in Lagos, for instance, have procured the services of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) to protect them and guard ...

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Avoid Brute Force In Handling Demands Of Nigerian Youths, Ezeemo Admonishes Buhari

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Mr Godwin Ezeemo, Anambra based industrialist and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  has appealed to the government to apply maximum expertise to handle the  current social impasse being experienced in the country. He said that the current expression of Nigerian youths called for greater attention by governments through application of skills to handle critical issues ...

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Lekki Killings: I Called Buhari Twice But He Was Not Available

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Thursday said he called President Muhammadu Buhari to inform him of the killings of #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, by the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, but was told he was not available. “I made calls to the President twice yesterday but was told he wasn’t in the office. The second time he was said ...

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Outrage As Security Operatives Shoot Several Lekki #EndSARS Protesters Dead, Others Injured

Several people have been killed and others injured after security operatives opened fire at #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos State, witnesses have said. Security operatives had stormed the scene of the protest on Tuesday night hours after the Lagos Government announced a 24-hour curfew and opened fire. Some protesters told Channels TV that they shot directly at ...

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Lagos Orders Indefinite Closure Of Schools Over #EndSARS Protests

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public and private schools in the state indefinitely. This was announced in a press statement by the state’s Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, on Monday. The statement was titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home’. It quoted the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, as saying ...

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