Tag Archives: #EndSARS

Alicia Keys, Jidenna, Kerry Washington & More Urge Buhari To Release Jailed Protesters, Journalists

Global activists, politicians and celebrities have called on President Muhammadu Buhari demanding justice for those allegedly attacked by police and who were jailed for taking part in #EndSARS protests across various parts of the country in October. A co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Opal Tometi, was joined by singer Alicia Keys, actress Kerry Washington, climate activist Greta Thunberg, civil rights campaigner Angela…

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#EndSARS: Abuja Sees Fresh Protest Despite Inspector-General Of Police’s Warnings

Over hundred of FCT residents attended an #EndSARS protest in the country’s capital on Monday, following widespread rumours that a second wave of the anti-police brutality demonstration was in the works. In videos being shared by the protesters on Twitter, a mammoth crowd was spotted shocking many social media users. This is because just a month ago the Inspector-General of Police…

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Again, Lagos Police Warns Residents Against Staging Another #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Police Command is warning residents once again to desist from embarking on any  form of gathering, procession or protest. According to a press release from authorities, this is as a result of “some unpatriotic individuals and groups” who are planning to stage the “replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSars protest that left…

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Nigeria’s Odunayo Eweniyi & Damilola Odufuwa Make Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50” List

Nigerian tech executives, Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa have been honored in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50“, its annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year. The Feminist Coalition co-founders were named alongside Singer Billie Eilish, Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, Former United…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Pays N60m Compensation To Families Of Slain Police Officers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday presented a cheque of N10 million each to families of the six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the nationwide #EndSARS protests, in fulfillment of his administration’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers. The governor made the presentation to the…

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Tiwa Savage Joins Ebro Darden To Discuss Post-EndSARS On Apple Music’s “The Message”

Tiwa Savage on Thursday appeared on the third installment of Apple Music‘s “The Message”, where she sat down with American executive Ebro Darden to discuss speaking out through her music, her message, the #EndSARS protests and the ongoing struggle for a better Nigeria, and more. See excerpts below. On her decision to speak out more through her music, Savage…

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#EndSARS: Nigerian Police Force Files Federal Suit To Stop Judicial Panels’ Probes

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja seeking an order to stop the judicial panels of inquiry set up by state governors to probe allegations of police brutality and human rights abuses of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad and other police tactical units. The NPF, through…

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Nigeria’s Police Chief Adamu Says Violent #EndSARS Protests Won’t Be Allowed Again

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the Nigerian Police Force will not allow a repeat of the #EndSARS protest that rocked the country in October. Adamu disclosed this on Friday November 27 at meeting with all Commissioners of Police in Abuja. The police chief said the force was ready to face anyone, who organises or…

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ICYMI: Nigeria In Talks With UK Over Proposed #EndSARS Unrest Sanctions

The Nigerian government has once again reacted to news that the United Kingdom Parliament has resolved to impose sanctions on some its officials over their role in the “violent suppression” of the ‘EndSARS protests. Recall that Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, had responded some days ago that the Federal Government isn’t worried about the sanctions. However,…

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Nigeria’s Police Chief Insinuates #EndSARS Protests Were Aimed At A Regime Change

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has reportedly said the recent #EndSARS nationwide protests were aimed at a regime change and was sponsored by forces within and outside Nigeria. According to a statement released by Kelvin Ebiri, the Special Assistant (Media) to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, the police chief made the claim during his visit…

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