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#EndSARS 2: Police, Soldiers Storm Lekki Toll Plaza

In what appears to be an attempt to forestall another round of #EndSARS protests, armed policemen and soldiers have been deployed at the Lekki toll plaza, Lagos. Several motorists informed The PUNCH that the security operatives were deployed around midnight. The Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, did not respond to calls on Monday morning. However, both the military and the police ...

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CNN Dares FG, Releases Second Report On Lekki Shootings

Amid threats of sanction from the Federal Government over its investigative report on the shootings at Lekki toll plaza during the #EndSARS protests, CNN on Tuesday released a second report on the incident. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, had last week described CNN’s report on the Lekki shootings as poor journalism, adding that the network deserved to be sanctioned. Mohammed also followed ...

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Nigeria Is Not A Failed State, But It Has Not Delivered Democracy For Its People

A group of protesters demanding better governance in Nigeria just as the country marked its 60th Independence Day anniversary on October 1, 2020. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images Synda Obaji, University of Birmingham In 1999, the year it returned to civilian rule, Nigeria adopted a democratic system of governance. It also publicly proclaimed an adherence to democracy. The ...

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Politicians Rattled In The #EndSARS Tsunami

By Felix Oboagwina Nigeria is not cursed with hurricanes and tornadoes. But October’s #EndSARS protests finally cut across the country like a devastating Tsunami that shook the entire landscape and left sorrows, tears and blood in its trail. It all started like a gentle ocean breeze after the country turned 60 on October 1. Tons of young Nigerians left the ...

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#EndSARS Protester To Panel: I Saw Many Dead Bodies, Bullet-Torn Head After Lekki Shooting

An #EndSARS protester, Kamsiyochukwu Perpetual, has said she saw many dead bodies, including one with a bullet-torn head, following the alleged shootings at peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki tollgate on the night of October 20. In a petition she submitted to the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the tollgate shootings by soldiers, Perpetual said she ...

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Lekki Shooting: Four Generals To Testify At Lagos Panel Today

After a week’s break, the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate by soldiers on the night of October 20 will resume sitting today (Saturday). The retired Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel had adjourned on November 7 when its proceedings were frustrated over inability to form quorum due to the boycott of the ...

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FG Under Fire For Labelling #EndSARS Campaigners Terrorists

It is an attempt to intimidate state panels of inquiry, alleges Ozekhome FG insincere, pretentious, says NBA The Federal Government came under fire on Wednesday for tagging of #EndSARS campaigners as terrorists with prominent citizens and groups deploring the Central Bank of Nigeria’s action, which led to the freezing of the accounts of some of the campaigners. The Federal Government ...

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S’West Governors, Traditional Rulers Demand Special Protection For Region’s Economic Assets

…as Lagos hosts dialogue aimed at restoring peace …Buhari: ‘We can no longer ignore the youth in decision making’ The threat posed by the recent destruction of key public assets to the economy of the Southwest has brought up a Peace Dialogue in which political leaders, traditional rulers and leaders of thought across the region came together to discuss the ...

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US Election: Riot In Oregon As Protesters Chant, ‘We Want Trump Out Of Office’

Hundreds of state police and left-wing protesters were locked in a tense standoff in downtown Portland late Wednesday after rampaging anti-Trump groups smashed shop windows a day after the election, prompting the state governor to activate the National Guard. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s office declared a riot and made at least nine arrests, citing “widespread violence” in the city’s downtown ...

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EndSARS Vandalism: Cardoso Leads Eight-Man Team For Lagos Recovery Efforts

…As Sanwo-Olu Signs Executive Order For Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund Days of reflection over the carnage sparked by the hijack of the #EndSARS protests seem to have ended in Lagos with Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu leading the battle to rebuild razed infrastructure. The Governor today (Wednesday) signed an Executive Order for the formation of an eight-man Board to coordinate efforts to ...

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