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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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Full Text Of President Buhari’s Broadcast On The Security Situation Of Nigeria

On Thursday October 22, President Muhammadu Buhari addressed the current situation of security in the country in a nationwide broadcast after receiving a detailed briefing from security chiefs. Read the full speech below: “Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the…

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Okowa Imposes 48-Hour Curfew As Vandals Raze Police Station, Free Inmates In Delta

Vandals has set ablaze in a police station in Asaba, Delta state on Thursday, October 22, as riots continue to spread across states in the country. According to reports, the hoodlums also invaded the Warri Correctional Centre (Okere Prison) in the Warri South Local Government Area of the state, shooting sporadically and setting free some inmates at…

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Breaking: President Buhari To Address Nigerians At 7pm Today

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the situation of security in the country by 7pm tonight. This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari addresses the nation’ that was shared on the Presidency’s official Twitter account. The statement read, “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President  @MBuhari will make a national…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Says He Hasn’t Spoken To Buhari ‘Directly’ Since Lekki Shootings

Two days after soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters at Lekki toll gate, Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has not yet spoken to President Muhammad Buhari. Recall that the governor confirmed the attack on Wednesday, noting that there were no fatalities. However Amnesty International said in a report that twelve people were killed, but that figure could be much…

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Says CCTV Cameras Were Not Uninstalled From Lekki Toll Gate

Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has denied claims that he ordered the uninstallation of CCTV cameras at the Lekki tollgate before the military crackdown on #EndSARS protesters on Tuesday. Discussing the recent events in the state in an interview with Arise TV, Sanwo-Olu on Thursday also debunked the rumor that he abetted the federal government’s plan to attack…

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#EndSARS: Scores Of Properties Set Ablaze, Looted In Lagos After Military Onslaught On Protesters

The thirteenth day of protests in the Lagos against police brutality began with singing of the national anthem and ended with a massacre carried out by soldiers. And in those last moments on Tuesday, there have been reports of widespread violence by hoodlums on lives and properties. Dozens of storefront businesses, office buildings, vehicles and media houses in…

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Obasanjo Condemns President Buhari’s Violent Crackdown On Peaceful #EndSARS Protesters

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for the use of brute force to quell #EndSARS protests in Lagos state and across the nation. He disclosed this Wednesday in a public statement titled ‘Statement on Violence Against Protesters In Nigeria: An Appeal for Calm’, a day after soldiers shot at unarmed protesters at the infamous…

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#EndSARS: Osinbajo Breaks Silence Over Lekki Shootings, Vows Justice For Victims

Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has released a statement on social media following the numerous killings of Nigerians calling for an end to police brutality and bad governance in the country. He expressed his concern in a series of tweets on Wednesday, stating that he had spoken to some of the victims in the hospital. Osinbajo also added…

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#EndSARS: Burna Boy Joins Demonstrations Protesting Lekki Genocide In London

Burna Boy has thrown his weight behind #EndSARS protesters in the United Kingdom marching against the killing of Nigerians fighting against police brutality. The singer was spotted joining demonstrators in London on Wednesday October 21. According to photos circulating online, the Grammy nominated artist was seen donning a bomber jacket and beret as he addressed protesters outside of the Nigerian High Commission.…

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