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DJ Switch Talks Horrific #EndSARS Experience & Nigerian Government In New CNN Interview

Hours after releasing its independent forensic investigation on the Lekki Toll Gate shooting which drew global attention, CNN has caught up with DJ Switch, one of the anti-police brutality protest frontliners who captured the incident in a livestream as she relives her horrific experience. The disc jockey, whose real name is Obianuju Catherine Udeh has been in the…

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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: Indicted SARS Officers May Not Be Prosecuted Due To Insufficient Evidence

Following the disbandment of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and indictment of erring officers from the tactical police unit, the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami has revealed that the evidence presented in order to facilitate their prosecution is not enough. Recall that 33 SARS operatives were found guilty in last year’s report of a presidential investigative panel. Malami, having established…

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#EndSARS: Northern Governors Chime Support For Regulation Of Social Media

Members of the Northern Governors Forum have backed the Federal Government’s proposition to censor social media, lamenting the devastating effect of “uncontrolled social media” in spreading fake news and fueling crisis At a meeting in Kaduna with traditional rulers from the region, the Inspector General of Police, and the President of the Senate on Monday, the governors who…

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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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#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: 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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#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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#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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