Tag Archives: Abuja

Femi Gbajabiamila: DSS Begins Probe Into Shooting Of Abuja Vendor, Arrests Security Detail

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has given an update on an Abuja newspaper vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, who died after being hit by a stray bullet from one of the security operatives from his envoy. According to him, the DSS detail, Abdullahi M. Hassan, has been handed to the Department of State Security (DSS) for…

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Femi Gbajabiamila Faces Backlash After Stray Bullet From His Security Detail Kills Abuja Vendor

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila is being slammed on social media after a stray bullet from one of his security aides  killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja. A Twitter user on Thursday had shared a viral video of the incident which showed an unidentified man bleeding to death as he was being held by another.…

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#EndSARS: Backlash Trail Nigerian Activist’s Lawsuit Against Sam Adeymi, 49 Other Protesters

A Nigerian activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, drew the ire of social media users on Tuesday for filing a lawsuit against 50 #EndSARS promoters over their alleged roles in anti-police brutality protests that erupts over the country. In the suit brought before the Abuja Chief Magistrate court, Okeke asks that the defendants who were frontliners in the protests be brought to justice for allegedly destroying…

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INEC Reappointment: Yakubu Handovers To Acting Chairman Following Tenure Expiration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be getting a new acting chairman who will oversee the affairs of the agency pending its Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s confirmation of his reappointment by the Senate. According to Guardian, the ceremony will be taking place Monday at the conference hall of the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Although…

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Ex-Presidential Aspirant Garba Files $1bn Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO For Endorsing #EndSARS Protests

2019 Presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has sued the Chief Executive Officer of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, over growing tension generated from the nationwide #EndSARS protests. Dorsey had expressed his support for the #EndSARS movement which had been rocking the nation for over a week now, to which Garba threatened with a lawsuit. Now, following in his words, Garba…

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Cars Set On Fire As Armed Thugs, Protesters Clash At #EndSARS Rally In Abuja

What started as a peaceful #EndSARS rally in Abuja Monday ended with allegedly over 200 vehicles on fire, tear gas deployed, protesters being attacked by the police, and more destruction. The rally coincided with similar violent events that have been going on in the country’s capital around the country in the aftermath of Special Anti-Robbery Squad’s disbandment. According to Punch,…

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#EndSARS Protesters Ground Lagos, Abuja International Airport Roads To A Halt

Hundreds of Lagos and Abuja residents protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) have laid siege at major road leading into both states. The protesters grounded vehicular traffic along the expressway to a halt at Lagos airport toll gate and also Kuje road and Airport road in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In footages circulating on social media, the…

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Thousands Hold Candlelight Vigil In Lagos, Abuja To Honor Victims Of Police Violence

Candlelight vigils are a cultural staple for showing support for a cause or for those in mourning. In this case, it was both. Amid the ongoing #EndSARS protests, a candlelight vigil was held Friday night in Lagos and Abuja in honor of all those that have been lost at the hands police violence. The vigil which…

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#EndSARS Protests: Nigerians Conduct Outdoor Jummat Prayers In Alausa, Lekki

Muslim #EndSARS protesters on Friday in Lagos and Abuja observed their Juma’at  prayers on the road before continued to push for their demands to be met, some which includes justice for all victims of police brutality and killings. In the metropolitan city of Lagos, the sacred prayers were held at Lekki toll gate and House of Assembly…

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#EndSARS Protesters Storm National Assembly, Demand To See Lawmakers | #EndSWAT

#EndSARS movement on Thursday resumed with Abuja protesters storming the National Assembly and demanding to see the Senate President Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Femi Gbajabiamila. The protesters in their numbers marched to the complex displaying placards lamenting extra-judicial killings and demanding justice for victims of police brutality. In videos being shared on…

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