#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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Labour Leader Describes Petrol Price Increase As Insensitive, Warns Against Another Protest

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 6,000 total views A former vice president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Issa Aremu, has described the latest increase in the pump price of petrol by the PPMC as insensitive and uncalled-for. He warned that increasing the pump price of petrol at a time many citizens were going through severe economic hardship could trigger another round of civil unrest, saying it would not augur well for the country. Aremu gave the warning on Saturday on the sidelines of the three-day prayer held in honour of the late former governor of…

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Lagos Catholic Archdiocese Condemns Use Of Ethnic, Religious Sentiments To Derail Protest

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 340 total views The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has condemned the hijacking of the peaceful protests across the country, saying that those who have brought in ethnic and religious sentiments are only aiming to derail the march to a new Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday, the Archbishop of Lagos condemned the fact that the protests which started off peacefully, have degenerated into uncontrollable violence across the country and multiple divisions. “We have witnessed an unimaginable level of vandalism and looting of both public and private properties and…

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#EndSARS: Obasanjo Urges Buhari To Listen To Youths As Ooni Of Ife Calls For End To Protests

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 376 total views,  2 views today Ex-Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari should demonstrate his care for the protesting youths by attending to their demands. Obasanjo made this remark when he visited Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Monday. And on his own, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, while hosting the former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, sent an appeal to the #EndSARS protesters across the country to bring the demonstrations to a close. The monarch described the #EndSARS protests as…

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Falana, #Endsars Protesters, Others Caution FG Against Use Of Military To Stop Ongoing Nationwide Protest

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 488 total views #EndSARS protesters, the Alliance for Survival of COVID-19 and Beyond, human rights groups and lawyers on Sunday warned the Federal Government against deploying troops to stop Nigerians campaigning for police reforms. They warned the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), that such an action would backfire. Campaigners, demanding the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad,  among other requests,  have been holding rallies across the major cities of the country for the past 12 days. The Nigerian Army had on Saturday said it would begin Operation Crocodile Smile aimed…

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Nigerians Stage #EndSARS Protest In New York

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 312 total views Notwithstanding the long distance between Nigeria and United States, Nigerians residing in New York have staged a protest to also demand the end of SARS as well as a reform of the Nigerian Police Force. The protesters marched on the street of Manhattan to the United Nations house where they demanded the Deputy UN Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, to speak out condemning police brutality in Nigeria.

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Catholic Priest, Chief Imam Join #Endsars Protests In Cross River State

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 240 total views A Catholic priest, Reverend Father Emmanuel Bekomson, and the Chief Imam of Calabar Central Mosque, Ustaz Kabir Olowolaiyemo were among hundreds of youths who protested on Friday against police brutality in the #EndSARS campaign in Calabar, the Cross River State Capital. The protesters who gathered at the Millennium Park Roundabout to press home their demands for injustice and police reforms say they will continue to be on the streets until the Federal Government meets their demands. Speaking with ait.live, Bekomson and Olowolaiyemo say they decided to join the…

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Wike Makes U-Turn, Joins #Endsars Protests

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 220 total views Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Tuesday joined protesters and called for the total reform of the Nigeria Police Force. The governor, who had banned #EndSARS protests in the state last night, made a U-turn on Tuesday. Wike, while addressing the protesters, said though he was not in support of the Tuesday protest, no governor in the country had protested against the security outfit as he had done. He said, “I never supported us to be here. I took an oath to protect the lives and property…

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#SARSMUSTEND: Nigerians Demand Police Reform, Release Of Arrested Protesters, More

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 343 total views Barely 24 hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu dissolved the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Nigerians are not done with their demands for the scrapping of the unit. Nigerians in their numbers across the country took to the streets on Monday morning blocking the roads, forcing commuters and motorists on their way to work to a standstill. Some of the protesters have expressed their displeasure on social media calling for an end to SARS, reforms in the police, the release of some of the protesters that were…

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#EndSarsProtests: Imo CP Promises To Discipline DPO For Threatening To Shoot At Protesters

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 304 total views The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede has promised to take disciplinary actions against one Mr. Obioma Obi, a DPO for pulling a gun on the #EndSARS protesters and threatening to shoot at them in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday, stressing that the action of the DPO was not acceptable to the Nigerian Police. Although the Imo state CP had earlier maintained that in dispersing the crowd, the officers were only doing their job. Addressing newsmen in Owerri, Mr. Akinmoyede said the policemen were at…

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#RevolutionNow Protesters Storm US Embassy, Demand Buhari’s Resignation

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 852 total views Members of the #RevolutionNow Group on Thursday protested at the United States Embassy in Abuja over the security and socio-economic situation in the country. They demanded the resignation of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), over insecurity, hunger, and corruption in the country. The campaigners led by the convener of the movement, Omoyele Sowore, wielded a big banner with the inscription, ‘Buhari has failed,’ ‘Resign Now’, and other placards which read, ‘Failed leadership has made Nigeria the capital of the world,’ and ‘#RevolutionNow’. The protesters, who also…

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Imo Youths Protest As Policeman Kills Motorcyclist Over N50 Bribe

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 330 total views Youths and indigenes of Orlu town in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo state staged a protest Thursday following a report that a police officer killed a young man identified to be a commercial motorcyclist. The officer who is said to have been on duty at the popular banana junction in Orlu town allegedly shot the motorcyclist for failure to use a face mask and refusal to give a fifty naira (N50) bribe. The Imo state police command in response to the report said the officer, Sergeant Awusu…

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