Tag Archives: Lagos

Sanwo-Olu Preaches Peace As He Inspects Govt, Private Assets Destroyed By Hoodlums

• Lagos Government Begins Probe Of Lekki Shooting On Monday, Asks Public To Submit Evidence • Governor Relaxes Curfew From Saturday, Permits Movement Between 8am To 6pm The oldest edifice of the Nigerian judiciary – High Court of Lagos State in Igbosere – has become a ghost of itself. Its unique architectural design has been tarnished, coated with smudge of ...

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Lagos May Ease Curfew By Friday

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state to curtail the arson and widespread violence that has ravaged the state might be eased by Friday. The Punch reports that the governor said the easing of the curfew was necessary for Lagos residents to restock food supplies and other essential commodities. “Once we see the ...

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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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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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Bloody Tuesday: How 43 #EndSARS Protesters, Six Policemen Were Killed In Lagos, Abuja

Violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened on Tuesday with 43  protesters and six policemen losing their lives. Protesters calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police have been carrying out peaceful demonstrations across the country since October 8. However, the protests assumed a violent dimension last week when thugs attacked peaceful protesters ...

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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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SARS Panel In Lagos Begins Sitting

…calls for memoranda from victims of SARS  related abuses   The Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution sworn in yesterday by Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has begun its public sitting in Lagos State.    In a statement signed today by the  Panel Secretary, Mr Babajide Boye, the sittings of the panel will hold in the open and as such, members of ...

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Breaking: Sanwo-Olu Imposes 24-Hour Curfew In Lagos

The Lagos State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos state. Below is a statement by the Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Dear Lagosians, I have watched with shock how what began as a peaceful #EndSARS protest has degenerated into a monster that is threatening the well-being of our society. Lives and limbs have been lost as criminals ...

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How Police, Thugs Attacked #EndSARS Campaigners In Abuja, Protesters Block Roads In Edo, Lagos, Others

#EndSARS protesters on Monday defied the threat by the Federal Government to deploy security agents in quelling their protests against police brutality across the country. Protesters, mostly youths as early as 7am trooped out in major cities in Lagos, Ogun, Edo, Abia, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo and Ebonyi states blocking roads and calling for police reforms. But in Abuja, security operatives ...

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