Tag Archives: #EndSARS

#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Comedian Mr. Macaroni & Other Peaceful Protesters Arrested, Denied Access to Lawyers 

The Nigerian Police this morning Saturday, 13th February, 2021, arrested peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. Comedian Mr. Macaroni and many others were among the protesters that were thrown into the Police Black Maria Van with their phones seized. According to reports circulating on social media the arrested were taken from the Adeniji…

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“We Strongly Warn those Planning to Re-occupy Lekki Toll Gate this Saturday to Desist,”-Lai Mohammed 

Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the planned #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest could turn violent because of “hoodlums. We therefore strongly warn those who are planning to re-occupy Lekki Toll Gate on Saturday to desist.” Mohammed told a news conference on Thursday in the capital Abuja. The #OccupyLekkiTollGate is a reaction against the decision by the judicial commission in Lagos that…

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#EndSARS: Falana Advises CBN to Remain in the Business of Banking, Stay Out of Politics

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stay out of politics and stick to the business of banking. The human rights lawyer who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily has described CBN’s move in this case as that of intimidation, he argued that the…

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#EndSARS: Court Dismisses Charges Against Four Protesters Arrested in Abuja

A court, on Monday, discharged four out of the six #EndSARS protesters who were charged with unlawful assembly in November 2020. According to a Premium Times report, the police had arrested them while they were peacefully demonstrating along with many others in front of the National Assembly complex in Abuja. The Chief Magistrate’s Court in Wuse Zone…

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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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Again, Lagos Police Warns Residents Against Staging Another #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Police Command is warning residents once again to desist from embarking on any  form of gathering, procession or protest. According to a press release from authorities, this is as a result of “some unpatriotic individuals and groups” who are planning to stage the “replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSars protest that left…

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Nigeria’s Odunayo Eweniyi & Damilola Odufuwa Make Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50” List

Nigerian tech executives, Odunayo Eweniyi and Damilola Odufuwa have been honored in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2020 “Bloomberg 50“, its annual list of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders who have changed the global business landscape in measurable ways over the past year. The Feminist Coalition co-founders were named alongside Singer Billie Eilish, Uruguay’s President Luis Lacalle Pou, Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, Former United…

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#EndSARS: Lagos Pays N60m Compensation To Families Of Slain Police Officers

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday presented a cheque of N10 million each to families of the six police officers lynched in Lagos State in the wake of the violence that trailed the nationwide #EndSARS protests, in fulfillment of his administration’s pledge made during an earlier meeting with police officers. The governor made the presentation to the…

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Tiwa Savage Joins Ebro Darden To Discuss Post-EndSARS On Apple Music’s “The Message”

Tiwa Savage on Thursday appeared on the third installment of Apple Music‘s “The Message”, where she sat down with American executive Ebro Darden to discuss speaking out through her music, her message, the #EndSARS protests and the ongoing struggle for a better Nigeria, and more. See excerpts below. On her decision to speak out more through her music, Savage…

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