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#EndSARS: Minister Of Youths, Sports Opines That Protests Ushered In Dangers Of Fake News

In the light of Nigeria looking to regulate of social media, after weeks of #EndSARS protests, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare has opened up about the fake news widely spread during the anti-police brutality demonstrations and its dangers. Dare who appeared in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, said the question of…

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Nigeria’s Catherine Ugorji Selected For UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year Award

Catherine Ugorji, a Nigerian Chief Superintendent police officer, has been selected as one of the two runners-up for the prestigious United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020. In a press statement released by the National Information Officer of the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Nigeria Oluseyi Soremekun, the Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations,…

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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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Lagos Approves Police Life Insurance & Scholarship To Children Of Slain Officers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved scholarships to children of the policemen who were victims of the violence that erupted in Lagos state a week ago. The Lagos state government on Wednesday October 28, directed the Lagos State Scholarship Board to award scholarship to the children of the slain officers up to the university level. It was also learnt that…

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#EndSARS: Lupita Nyong’o Joins Movement Against Police Brutality In Nigeria

Many international celebrities are joining the nationwide movement using their platforms to end to police brutality while requesting for police reform in Nigeria.   Across the country, people have been protesting against police brutality, especially the Special Anti-Robber Squad (SARS), a tactical police unit squad established in 1992 to fight violent crimes such as robbery and kidnapping. However, officers from the…

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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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