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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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Lekki Shooting: Lai Mohammed Demands ‘Immediate & Exhaustive’ Investigation Over CNN’s Report

Weeks after CNN released its independent findings on the Lekki Toll Plaza shooting in Lagos state, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed has written the American news-based pay television channel, demanding that “an immediate and exhaustive investigation” be carried out on its report. The Nigerian army on October 20 had violently dispersed #EndSARS protesters at the tollgate drawing global…

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#EndSARS: Lai Mohammed Calls ‘Lekki Massacre’ A Hoax, Says DJ Switch Will Soon Be Exposed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has incurred the wrath of social media users after saying the October 20 Lekki shootings was a “massacre without bodies”. The Minister made the remark on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja while reiterating the federal government’s position that military men did not shoot at #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki…

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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: South-West Ministers Want Military To Be Probed Over Lekki Shooting

Ministers from the South-West region of the country have demanded for a thorough investigation of the Lekki toll gate shooting reportedly carried out by the Nigerian army. Recall that the #EndSARS demonstrations across the country turned violent on Tuesday October 20 after soldiers opened fire on peaceful anti-police brutality protesters, who had converged at the Lekki toll booth…

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Read LCC Boss’ Full Testimony During Submission Of CCTV Footage To Lagos Judicial Panel

Nearly two weeks after the incident, investigations are still ongoing to determine what really happened at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos state where soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters and who was responsible for the shootings. On Tuesday, the Managing Director of the Lekki Concession Company, Abayomi Omomuwasan, appeared before the panel of Inquiry and…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Judicial Panel Visits Lekki Toll, Military Hospital Over Lekki Shooting

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry constituted by the Lagos State Government for the restitution of victims of SARS, other related abuses and Lekki shootings on Friday visited the Lekki toll gate. This is coming almost two weeks after unarmed #EndSARS protesters were shot at the toll booth located in the Lekki area of Lagos state by men of the…

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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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