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Lagos Assembly Urges Renaming Of Sites, Monuments Named After Colonial Masters

The Lagos House of Assembly has urged the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu to issue an order for the renaming of all sites and monuments that have been named after colonial masters in the state. The move comes as Americans have continued to destroy statues and monuments of slave masters in the wake of the Black Lives Matter…

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Stormzy Pledges £10million Over 10 Years Towards Fighting Racial Inequalities

Stormzy and his company have revealed plans to donate £10 million over the next 10 years to organisations fighting for racial equality and social justice in the UK. The 26-year-old British grime rapper, who took part in a recent Black Lives Matter rally in London, released a statement through his #Merky company on Thursday. It said…

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Ex-Police Officer Facing Charge In George Floyd’s Death Released On Bail

Thomas Lane, one of the four ex-Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of restaurant worker, George Floyd, has been released from jail after posting bond. Recall that Mr Floyd was an African-American man whose horrid death sparked mass protests across the US and globally after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for…

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George Floyd’s 6-Year-Old Daughter, Gianna Offered Full University Scholarship

Gianna Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of late George Floyd has received a full college-age scholarship from the Texas Southern University (TSU). The University made the announcement on Tuesday night, the day George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston. TSU said on the school’s Facebook page: ‘The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU)…

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George Floyd: Court Sets Bail At $1.25 Million For Ex-Police Officer Charged With Murder

On Monday, a sum of $1.25 million was set as bail for the Minneapolis ex-police officer, Derek Chauvin who was charged with the murder of George Floyd. This was disclosed the same day mourners paid their respects in the hometown of Houston to the African-American man whose death has sparked massive protests for racial justice in the…

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Watch John Boyega Deliver A Powerful Speech At London Black Lives Matter Rally

British-Nigerian actor, John Boyega has taken his views on the ill-treatment of black people around the world from social media to the streets as he joined thousands of demonstrators in London on Wednesday to protest against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, U.S last week. The Star Wars actor who walked with protesters from parliament to Hyde Park, delivered…

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Wizkid Slams President Buhari And Trump, Reveals Why Both Are “Clueless”

Nigerian musician, Wizkid has called out President Muhammadu Buhari and president of the United States, Donald Trump in wake of the recent happenings in their countries. Taking to his Twitter page, the multiple award-winning singer likened both leaders, claiming that they are clueless and the only difference between them is that one is addicted to Twitter. “Buhari/Trump same person lol.…

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Beyoncé, Rihanna And More Celebrities Demand Justice For George Floyd’s Death

Beyoncé and Rihanna has joined several other celebrities to condemn the death of George Floyd, the African-American man who died after being suffocated by a white police officer in Minneapolis. The singers took to their respective Instagram pages to condemn the murder and demanded that more charges should be brought on all those involved in the death of George Floyd after…

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George Floyd’s Killer, Derek Chauvin In Police Custody, Charged With 3rd Degree Murder

Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, who caused international outrage after kneeling on George Floyd’s neck till he died, has been arrested and charged with 3rd degree murder. The other 3 officers who stood by and watched are still under investigation, but no charges have yet been filed. Derek Chauvin, who was fired on Tuesday along with…

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