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Nigerian Governors Deny Claims Of Hoarding COVID-19 Palliatives

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Monday strongly denied reports that the COVID-19 palliatives provided to ease harsh effects which the first wave of the global pandemic were being hoarded. According to the forum, no state has been involved in or has hoarded any palliatives. This was made known in a statement revealed by, Media and Public Affairs of…

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#EndSARS: President Buhari Finally Opens Up About Lekki Toll Gate Shooting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday disclosed the reason for his silence on the violent military crackdown on #EndSARS protesters that occurred at the Lekki area of Lagos state on Tuesday, October 20. Anti-police brutality demonstrators had gathered at the toll booth, defying a 24-hours curfew when they were shot at by soldiers. In a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant…

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President Buhari Condemns Nationwide Looting & Vandalism After Days Of Unrest

President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the widespread destruction and looting of public and private assets that ensued following a rather abrupt halt to the #EndSARS protests across the country. In a statement released on Sunday, he pledged his support and optimism to seeking justice for peaceful protesters who lost their lives, security men who were murdered, and…

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#EndSARS: Watch The Atedo Peterside Interview Everyone Can’t Stop Talking About

For weeks now, Nigerian youths have been relentless in the pursuit of an end to police brutality and police reform, while also seeking good governance. Many public figures, both local and international, have been vocal during the protest, while many have called out the government to desist from using brute force on peaceful demonstrators. Among them is Atedo…

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Premier League Stars Are Looking To Help Out Victims Of #EndSARS Unrest In Nigeria

Since the beginning of anti-police brutality protests, lives have been lost around the country which has resulting in school shutdowns, curfews, and destruction of properties. Now, Premier League footballers are stepping up to help. According to Arise News, the footballers are in “talks over providing aid for victims of the disturbing civil unrest in Nigeria.” The…

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Governor Sanwo-Olu Says Lagos Needs Healing, Reconciliation After Visiting Scenes Of Violence

After three days of chaotic outrage, Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu, in the spirit of proactive leadership toured some areas in the city that were torched or destroyed as a result of the erupted violence. Speaking after the activity, a visibly dejected Sanwo-Olu said the city-state needed healing, lamenting that the carnage it witnessed in the last few…

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Rivers Unrest: Troops Restore Order In Oyigbo Following Fresh Vandal Attacks

The presence of military personnel and the policemen is being felt in the Oyigbo Local Government area OF Rivers state after residents reported fresh mob attacks in the community. The chaos comes after the State Police Command accused members of the Indigenous People of Biafra for killing two of its operatives and burning of two police stations in the…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Commences Prosecution For Police Officers Involved In Human Rights Abuse

The Lagos state government has released the list of ongoing prosecution of police officers for offences related to the violation of human rights. The Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, in a report released by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday, listed the names of 20 police officers involved in cases ranging from alleged manslaughter…

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Breaks Silence On #EndSARS: ‘Nigeria Is Murdering Its Citizens’

Critically acclaimed Nigerian writer and feminist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has broken her silence on the recent killings and violence towards anti-police brutality demonstrations across the country. Adichie who is still mourning her father’s death, took a break to publish a heartful column in The New York Times and Guardian Nigeria. In the article tagged, ‘Nigeria Is Murdering Its Citizens’, the…

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Ikoyi Prison Under Attack As Inmates Reportedly Attempt Jail Break

Ikoyi Custodial Centre in Lagos is currently under attack as spate of violence continues in the metropolitan city on Thursday October 22. The Ministry of Interior who confirmed the news on social media said policemen, NSCDC officials, Nigerian Correctional Service officers and soldiers were at the scene to put the situation under control. “The situation at the Ikoyi Custodial…

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