Tag Archives: Protest

Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti Shut Indefinitely Over Poor Staff Welfare

Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, on Saturday proscribed all labour unions and shut down the institution indefinitely following a protest over poor staff welfare. The university authorities have also instructed the students to vacate the campus without delay. These are contained in a statement by Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, Head, Directorate of Information & Corporate…

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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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ICYMI: Alleged Rivers Police Shooting Of Tricycle Operator Sparks Fresh Protest

The shooting of a commercial tricycle operator popularly known as Keke Marwa by a police officer in Rukpoku and Rumuodomayah communities of Obio Akpor Local Government Area, Rivers state on Thursday resulted in a rowdy protest. According to eyewitnesses who shared the news on social medis, trouble started when the officer asked the Keke driver for ₦100 bribe…

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Buhari Faces Backlash After Saying Foreign Press Coverage Of #EndSARS Protest Is Imbalanced

President Buhari faced a fresh backlash on Wednesday after accusing the foreign press of unbalanced coverage of the #EndSARS unrest. Reacting to reports released by British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and Cable News Network (CNN) on the anti-police brutality protests which rocked the nation in October, the President took to Twitter and wrote: “It must be said that foreign…

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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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Buhari Encourages Peaceful Protests Amid Claims Of Second Wave Of #EndSARS Demonstrations

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated that those willing to protest are at democratic liberty of doing so but his administration will not tolerate any acts of hooliganism. The president who spoke in a virtual arrangement at the Chief of Army Staff’s Annual Conference 2020 on Monday said hooligans hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively…

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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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#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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