Tag Archives: Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lekki Shooting: Investigation By CNN Show Soldiers Directly Attacking #EndSARS Protesters

An independent CNN investigation has shed a new light on the violent military clampdown on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos state. On October 20, Nigeria drew global attention when armed soldiers stormed the popular Lekki toll plaza where anti-police brutality protesters gathered peacefully and fired gunshots. Shortly after the incident, Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a press…

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#EndSARS: Lagos State Government, Judicial Panel Sued Over Lekki Shooting Probe

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Chairman of the state’s Judicial Panel of Enquiry and two others have been slammed with lawsuits over likelihood of bias in setting up the panel. The plaintiffs, Adekunle Augustine and Simeon A. Akogwu, are praying the Federal High Court, Lagos Division to disband the panel on the ground that Sanwo-Olu,…

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Lagos To Abolish Pension Payment, Other Entitlements To Ex-Governors & Their Deputies

Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed plans to repeal the Public Office Holder (Payment of Pension Law 2007), which provides for payment of pension and other entitlements to former governors and their deputies. According to Guardian Nigeria, Sanwo-Olu made this known during the 2021 budget presentation to the Lagos State House of Assembly at the Governor’s…

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Army Insists Lagos Requested Intervention In Lekki Toll Gate Protest

The Nigerian Army has broken its silence on the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lagos which triggered a global outrage and condemnation. In a statement released by Acting Deputy Director, 81 Division Army Public Relations, Major Osoba Olaniyi, the military denied that it fired at the peaceful demonstrators and also disputed the claim by Lagos…

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Lekki Shooting: Sanwo-Olu Admits Army’s Involvement, Says ‘People Would Be Held Accountable’

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has finally admitted that officers of the Nigerian Army were responsible for the violent crackdown on unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Plaza in Lagos state. Recall that a military spokesman had earlier denied claims of soldiers being present at the toll gate during the Tuesday incident, stating that viral videos of the…

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Lagos State’s Post-Riot Recovery May Cost Up To N1 Trillion

During a solidarity visit to Lagos, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Sunday condemned destruction caused by the #EndSARS protests and also sympathised with Nigerians killed before, during, and after the unrest. Gbajabiamila who led a delegation of lawmakers from the House of Representatives along with Southwest governors and ministers from the region vowed…

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Twitter Reacts After Fashola Discovers Mystery Camera At Scene Of Lekki Shooting

The Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola on Sunday, found a hidden camera at the scene of the shooting in the Lekki area of Lagos state. Fashola made this discovery while making on-the-spot assessment of the place where #EndSARS protesters demonstrated for 13 days before they were forcefully dispersed. On Tuesday, men in army uniform invaded…

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Tinubu Speaks On Lagos Riots, Lekki Shooting During Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Courtesy Visit

Former Lagos governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Saturday reacted following the violent military crackdown on peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate area of the state that left scores dead and several injured. During a courtesy visit to incumbent Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the State House in Marina, he addressed the Lekki massacre, stating that he…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Says He Hasn’t Spoken To Buhari ‘Directly’ Since Lekki Shootings

Two days after soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has not yet spoken to President Muhammad Buhari. Recall that the governor confirmed the attack on Wednesday, noting that there were no fatalities. However Amnesty International said in a report that twelve people were killed, but that figure could be much…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Says CCTV Cameras Were Not Uninstalled From Lekki Toll Gate

Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has denied claims that he ordered the uninstallation of CCTV cameras at the Lekki tollgate before the military crackdown on #EndSARS protesters on Tuesday. Discussing the recent events in the state in an interview with Arise TV, Sanwo-Olu on Thursday also debunked the rumor that he abetted the federal government’s plan to attack…

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