Tag Archives: Lagos

#EndSARS: Lagos Police Ban Protests, Order Deployment Of Anti-Riot Unit

The Lagos Police Command has barred all forms of protests, following numerous reports of acts of violence in the state. The ban which is coming a few hours after the state government imposed a 24-hour curfew, was contained in a press statement released on Tuesday by Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi. Before the declaration of…

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#EndSARS: Mass Protests Continue To Erupt Across Lagos, Enugu, Benue & More

Following yesterday’s candlelight procession held in honour of police violence victims, Nigerians continued their outcry on Saturday demanding that the entire police force be reformed. The #EndSARS protests are fasting spreading across the country as more states have also joined in the movement. On Friday, major districts in Lagos, Abuja, Anambra, Ibadan and more were…

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181 Lagos Students & School Staffs Contracts COVID-19, Nigeria’s Infection Toll Exceed 61,000

On Friday October 17, one hundred and eighty-one students and staff of a private boarding school in the Lekki area of Lagos state tested positive for COVID-19. Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who confirmed the news, said the infected persons from a private school located in a suburb of Lekki contracted the virus during surveillance and case investigation…

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#EndSARS: In Lagos Districts, Protests Over Police Violence Lead To Gridlocks

Demonstrators took to the streets in communities around Lagos state on Friday October 16, to continue protesting against police brutality and extortion. While the many of them were peacefully staged, the protests has since led to blocked roadways causing major gridlocks. Videos shared by eye-witnesses show that protests were held at the Lagos State House of Assembly in…

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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: Sanwo-Olu Unveils 7-Man Judicial Panel To Probe Cases Of Police Brutality

  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has inaugurated a judicial panel of enquiry and restitution to investigate cases of brutality and human rights violations committed by operatives of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in the State. Sanwo-Olu made the announcement on Thursday October 15 while briefing state house correspondents at the Lagos House in Marina. The…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Protesters Reconvene At Alausa After Repelling Hoodlum Attack

After an early morning attack by thugs, #EndSARS demonstrators reconvened at the House of Assembly drive in Alausa area of Lagos state later on Thursday to continue their calls for an end to police brutality. Thursday’s protest comes on the heels of a raucous Wednesday protest, during which armed thugs attacked protesters in Ikeja, injuring some of them and disrupting…

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#EndSWAT: Heavily Armed Thugs Reportedly Attack Lagos Protesters In Alausa

Armed hoodlums on Thursday again disrupted #EndSARS protesters who resumed their peaceful protest at the Lagos National Assembly House at Alausa, Ikeja in Lagos. The hoodlums launched the attack around 8 a.m. leaving several of the protesters running scampering for safety. Eyewitnesses who was present during the attack, saw the thugs arrive with weapons, at charging protesters. The thugs, according…

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#EndSWAT: Protests Continue As Nigerians Reject Formation Of New “SWAT” Squad

Protests against police brutality and extra-judicial killings continued on Wednesday October 14 with a new hashtag #EndSWAT. The protest follows the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to set up a new unit called the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, to replace the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Unit (SARS). According to the protesters,…

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Lagos’ #EndSARS Protests Enter 7th Day As Falz, Others Resume Demonstrations | #SARSMustEnd

The widespread protests against police brutality and operations of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) continued on Tuesday with Nigerians reiterating their demands. Despite Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s plea for a break, #EndSARS protesters have laid siege to the Lekki toll gate, along the Lekki-Epe Expressway. The Falz-led protest began as early with many youths calling for the end to…

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