#Endsarsmemorial: FG Slams CNN, Amnesty On Lekki Tollgate Stance

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 180 total views,  100 views today The Federal Government has slammed CNN and global human rights group, Amnesty International, saying they “have continued to shamelessly hold on to their unproven stand” concerning the incident that happened at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos on October 20, 2020. The tollgate was the epicentre of the #EndSARS protests of last year. Youths who had gathered at the location in protest against police brutality and bad governance were dispersed by gun-wielding soldiers on October 20, 2020. The action by the soldiers is believed by some quarters…

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#Endsars: ‘We Were Shot, SARS Still Working’, Lagos Protesters Insist

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 188 total views,  108 views today There was a large turnout of protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Wednesday leading to gridlock in the area. The protesters insisted that some of them were shot at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. One of the protesters, who showed scars from the injuries that he secured claimed that he saw three young people being shot. But the Federal Government had denied that soldiers neither shot nor killed protesters. However, the protester showed our correspondents covering the events some images on his phone. The…

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Youths In Adamawa Demand Immediate Arrest Of Endsars Killers

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 182 total views,  107 views today Youths in Adamawa State have staged a demonstration in Yola the state capital to demand the immediate arrest and prosecution of Endsars killers. They made the demand while commemorating the Endsars first anniversary of the Lekki Toll Gate killings in Lagos State on the 20th of October 2020. With the theme, “We Will Never Forget,” the coordinator of the demonstration, Sudan Gompwel said, Nigerians were killed at the toll gate, not because they were against the nation, but because Nigerian leaders have greedy ambition. They frowned…

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#Endsars Anniversary: It’s Illegal For Police To Threaten Protesters -Adegboruwa

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 109 total views A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has described as illegal “threat” by Lagos State Police Command to stop a protest expected to hold October 20 in commemoration of #EndSARS anniversary. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had on Monday warned against any planned protest in the state. “Credible intelligence at the disposal of the command has revealed clandestine plans by some youths, individuals or groups to embark on a protest today in commemoration of the one year anniversary of #EndSARS. “The police…

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#EndSARS: Petitioner Narrates How Officers Allegedly Extorted ₦ 3.2m From Him

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 334 total views A petitioner, Nnamdi Eze, has narrated how officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly extorted ₦3.2 million from him. He disclosed this on Tuesday while speaking before members of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry, set up to investigate issues of police brutality. Led by his counsel, Kingsley Nwachukwu, Eze said, “at about 1:20 – 1:30 am, there was a knock on my door and I heard shouting, open your door, you are surrounded. When I opened the door, torchlight was flashed in my…

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Policemen Beat Me Till I Peed On Myself –Lady Tells Lagos #EndSARS Panel

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 609 total views Felicia Okpara, an #EndSARS protester who appeared before the Lagos judicial panel on November 27, has narrated how she was allegedly assaulted by policemen for recording the violence that took place during one of the protests in the Surulere area of Lagos State. Recounting how she joined the protest after concluding an interview in the area, the lady disclosed that she heard gunshots and saw people scampering for safety. After running towards a police station, she said she decided to record the incident but was accosted by a…

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#Endsars: Lawyers Ask Court To Disband Lagos Judicial Panel

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 385 total views Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The judicial panel, headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, also has the mandate to probe the alleged shootings at #EndSARS protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki tollgate. But the lawyers, in their fresh suit, are asking…

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#Endsars: President Buhari Directs Engagements Across Geopolitical Zones

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 899 total views President Muhammadu Buhari has directed engagements with governors, traditional rulers, youths and other critical stakeholders across geo-political zones in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protest. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced this on Monday in Kaduna after a closed-door meeting of a Federal Government delegation with the 19 Northern governors and traditional rulers. Newsmen report that the Federal Government delegation to the meeting was led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari. Other members of the delegation were the Minister…

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#EndSARS: Egypt To Deport Seven Protesters For Lack Of Resident Permits, Visas – NIDCOM

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 315 total views Egyptian authorities will deport seven #EndSARS protesters for lack of resident permits and visas.  The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) confirmed this on Monday evening in a series of tweets on its handle. “The Egyptian authorities have said that seven out of the eight #ENDSARS Nigerians who protested in Egypt on October 18, will be deported to Nigeria for lack of resident permits/visas,” the series of tweets began. According to the Chairman of the NIDCOM, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the “only Nigerian among them who has residency permit will get…

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#Endsars: We Are Still Quantifying Our Losses – BRT

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 401 total views,  2 views today The Operators of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Lagos say they are still quantifying the losses incurred by the two-week suspension of operations, occasioned by the violence that trailed the recent #EndSARS protests across the country. The Head of Corporate Communications of the organisation, Mr Mutiu Yekeen, stated this in an interview with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. “Like every other company that has been affected by these crises, we are still trying to quantify our losses as an organisation. “We have not been able…

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#Endsars: NAICOM To Ensure Prompt Claims Settlement By Insurers

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 1,537 total views The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) says it will take keen interest in handling claims complaints of adequately insured policyholders following the destruction of properties that greeted the EndSARS protests. Mr Rasaaq Salami, NAICOM’s Head, Commissioner for Insurance Directorate, told newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, that the commission would await complaints from policyholders arising from the EndSARS protests. According to him, situations like this underscore the importance of adequate and appropriate insurance. Salami said that the insurance industry was gradually and steadily shifting from that era of poor claims…

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#ENDSARS: Renewable Energy Expert Condemns Attack On Governor Oyetola

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 255 total views Peterclaver Egbochue Public affairs analyst and renewable energy promotion professional, Prince Okedele Timothy, has condemned the recent unwarranted attacked on the Osun state Governor , Gboyega Oyetola by some hoodlums under the guise of the nationwide #Endsars protest in Oshogbo, the state capital. Prince Okedele who described the attack as senseless, embarrassing and uncalled for, stated that Governor Oyetola is the people’s leader and a state chief executive who believes in lawful agitations aimed at bringing a better society, the reason he showed some form of solidarity with…

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NBC Slams Channels TV, Arise, AIT Over #Endsars Coverage

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 201 total views The National Broadcasting Commission has fined Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests. The acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. Recall that the NBC had last week warned all television and radio stations against reporting the #EndSARS protests in a manner that could embarrass the government or private individuals or cause disaffection, incite to panic or rift in the society. credit; The Punch

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IPOB Not Behind Destruction Of Properties In Yorubaland ―Nnamdi Kanu

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 329 total views Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has debunked claims that he instructed his followers to destroy properties belonging to the people of Yoruba on Wednesday. The IPOB leader maintained that enemies twisted his statement to suit their purposes. Kanu stated this during an emergency IPOB Zoom meeting titled: “#EndSARS is not an ethnic protest, stop the propaganda to make it one.” He therefore called on the entire Igbo to guard against any destruction in the ongoing End SARS protests across the nation. According…

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#Endsars: Northern Governors In Emergency Meeting

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 206 total views An emergency meeting of the Governors of the 19 Northern States over the violence and tension arising from the nationwide #EndSARS protests, is currently in progress in Kaduna State. The #EndSARS protesters had over the past weeks been agitating the scrapping and the extrajudicial killings by the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. It took place mostly in the Southern parts of the country. However, youths from the Northern region took to the streets to protest the insecurity in the north under the banner of…

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Lekki Shooting: UK Asks FG To Probe Attack On #Endsars Protesters

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 299 total views British Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to immediately probe the attack on #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday night. Raab said this in a tweet on Wednesday moments after the Lekki toll gate incident was discussed at the parliament. He tweeted, “I am deeply concerned by the violence in Nigeria, including widespread reports of civilian deaths. We call for an end to all violence. The Nigerian government must urgently investigate reports of brutality by its security…

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#ENDSARS: Ghanaian President Calls For Calm, Use Of Dialogue To Resolve Crisis

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 230 total views Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo has joined well-meaning persons in calling for calm, and the use of dialogue in resolving the #EndSARS impasse in Nigeria. Akufo-Addo on his Twitter handle announced that he has spoken with President Buhari, who according to him has begun the processes that will help restore peace.  He said Violence, be it on the part of the Police or protesters, cannot be the solution. He expressed condolences, to the families who have lost their loved ones,and wished the injured a speedy recovery. Credit:Ait

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#Endsars: Military Actions May Make Situation Unmanageable–Adeboye

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 428 total views General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of Nigeria, RCCG Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has condemned the shootings of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday. He warned that such actions may worsen the situation of things in the country. This was contained in a statement by the General Overseer on Wednesday. He said, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS…

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#Endsars: We Shall Be Back Once Curfew Is Lifted- Falz

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 629 total views Multiple award-winning singer and social crusader, Folarin Falana fondly referred to as Falz, has taken to his social media account to express his displeasure over the curfew imposed by the Lagos state government. The singer in a video on his verified Instagram account made it known that the protest was not over. He stated that the people would continue with the #EndSARS protest once the curfew is lifted. He captioned the video with these words, “We will continue to reiterate that this movement started as a peaceful protest…

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