Tag Archives: Protests

#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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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: Backlash Trail Nigerian Activist’s Lawsuit Against Sam Adeymi, 49 Other Protesters

A Nigerian activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, drew the ire of social media users on Tuesday for filing a lawsuit against 50 #EndSARS promoters over their alleged roles in anti-police brutality protests that erupts over the country. In the suit brought before the Abuja Chief Magistrate court, Okeke asks that the defendants who were frontliners in the protests be brought to justice for allegedly destroying…

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Lagos Governor Sanwo-Olu Issues Statewide 24-Hours Curfew Amid #EndSARS Protests

Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the imposition of a 24 hours curfew following the violent trend of #EndSARS protests around the state. According to the governor, the curfew which start from 4pm on Tuesday, October 20, will only exempt essential service providers and first responders. The move became necessary, he said, given the rise…

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#EndSARS Protests Enter Fourth Day Despite President Buhari’s Appeal

Despite an appeal for calm by the President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian youths on Saturday October 10 continued the #EndSARS and police brutality protests in Lagos and other states across the country. The youths protested at Ikorodu and Lekki areas of Lagos State. The movement which has since garnered attention far and wide is against the harassment,…

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#EndSARS Protests: Nse Ikpe-Etim, John Boyega Speak Out Against Police Brutality

John Boyega and Nse Ikpe-Etim have weighed in on the issue of police brutality in Nigeria, in the wake of peaceful protests held nationwide by concerned citizens demanding an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a rogue tactical police unit. The British-Nigerian actor waded into the conversation via his Twitter page on Friday. He wrote in one…

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Genevieve Nnaji Pens Open Letter To Buhari Amid #EndSARS Protests: ‘Command Your Troops To Stand Down’

Just like every other Nigerian, Genevieve Nnaji is tired of being optimistic. The renowned actress and filmmaker penned a scathing open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari via her social media pages in the wake of #ENDSARS, a protest against police brutality on Friday October 9. Nnaji called on the president to address Nigerians after narrating how…

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Minneapolis Protests: Twitter Restricts President Trump’s Tweets For ‘Glorifying Violence’

US President Donald Trump has directed his anger towards the chaotic protests in Minneapolis over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody, calling those looting stores and neighborhood businesses as “thugs”. According to Trump, he would not “stand back and watch this happen to a great American City”, adding that “the military is with him all the way”.…

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Buhari Media Organisation Slams Falana, Soyinka Over #RevolutionNow Commentss

The Buhari Media Organisation has criticised Nobel Laurate, Prof Wole Soyinka, and Human Rights Activist, Femi Falana (SAN),  for their comments  over  the  Federal Government’s  handling of the ‘#RevolutionNow’ protests. In a statement signed by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju,  and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, the group accused the duo  of encouraging a move it said was …

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