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‘I was never against influx of social media”- Desmond Elliot
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‘I was never against influx of social media”- Desmond Elliot

Actor Desmond Elliott has come out to once again address claims that he called for the regulation of social media. Recall that during the EndSARS protest in October 2020, Desmond was dragged after he spoke on the negative impact of the use of social media during the protest. He described some of the users as ''Children'', and even called on his colleagues in the entertainment industry to make good use of the social media space. ''We need to address certain things: Nigerian youth; the social media; the social influencers. All of these are making the narrative that we’re seeing today. Except we’re joking with ourselves, social media, yes though good has its negative impacts. Please celebrities; please social media influencers, stop the hatred already. You have a means constitution...
Clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time
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Clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time

A clearer video of police officers harassing Arise TV crew and asking them to pull down a drone covering the #EndSARS protest memorial in real time at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, has been obtained. A member of the Arise TV crew who was among those harassed has been identified as British-born journalist Adefemi Akinsanya. The new video showed the security operatives dragging the drone with journalists after asking them to pull it down. Watch the video below................
Sound Sultan knew about his health condition and yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man, Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months – Reno Omokri
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Sound Sultan knew about his health condition and yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man, Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months – Reno Omokri

Former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri has compared late singer, Sound Sultan's contribution to the #EndSARS protest to that of President Muhammadu Buhari when he was sick. Omokri shared a collage of Sound Sultan at the protest ground, and said the singer who died of lung cancer this year knew about his health condition, yet sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man. He however alleged that Buhari "ran to London for 6 months" when he was sick. Omokri stated that whenever a ''sane regime'' rises to power, Sultan's photo should be put on Nigeria’s stamp. He wrote; And to think that Sound Sultan knew about his health condition, yet he sacrificed his comfort to fight for the common man. What an uncommon man. Buhari was sick and he ran to London for 6 months. In a similar...
#EndSARS anniversary: Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate
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#EndSARS anniversary: Two persons reportedly arrested at Lekki tollgate

The police in Lagos state have reportedly arrested two persons at the Lekki tollgate as Nigerians plan to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the October 20 EndSARS protest that turned bloody. According to BBC, one of those arrested claimed he was a journalist while the other person stormed the tollgate with a placard with the intention to stage a protest. The two persons are currently in police black maria vans. The state police command released a statement on Tuesday warning residents of the state against staging any street protest. According to the statement, only indoor and virtual events will be allowed. See photos of police presence at the tollgate below
#EndSARS: Lagos police warns against anniversary protest
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#EndSARS: Lagos police warns against anniversary protest

The Lagos state police command has warned residents in the state against staging any protest to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protest in the state. Last October, youths across Nigeria took to the streets to demand an end to police brutality. The protest took a violent turn after it was hijacked by thugs. In a statement released by its spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the state police command says credible intelligence at its disposal indicates that some youths, individuals or groups were planning to embark on protest in commemoration of one year anniversary of ENDSARS. The command says Lagosians and indeed Nigerians cannot afford to relive the distasteful experience of last year's protest which caused "pain, anguish, needless loss of lives and wanton ...
University of Benin final year student builds a Sculpture of activist Aisha Yesufu
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University of Benin final year student builds a Sculpture of activist Aisha Yesufu

An undergraduate of the University of Benin, Ekehuan campus, Emmanuel Omoregie, has won the hearts of many Nigerians after he shared photos of the statue of activist Aisha Yesufu which he made. Posting the photos on his Twitter handle, Omoregie mentioned that the sculpture was part of the requirements for the award of B.A Fine and Applied Arts. He said he made the sculpture in Aisha Yesufu’s form to appreciate her role towards contemporary activism in Nigeria. “I thank the Lord, for this. I am Omoregie Emmanuel. As part of the requirements for the award of B.A Fine and Applied Arts, I made a stylised figure of Aisha Yesufu to appreciate her roles towards contemporary activism in Nigeria,” he captioned the photos. The art was inspired by an iconic photo of Aisha Yesufu which was ta...
Girlfriend of boy killed during #EndSARS protest narrates how his ghost visited her to say goodbye and how she got his password
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Girlfriend of boy killed during #EndSARS protest narrates how his ghost visited her to say goodbye and how she got his password

Derin, girlfriend of Late Oke Obi-Enadhuze  who was killed during the #EndSARS protest in 2020, has narrated how his ghost visited her to say goodbye and how she got password to his Superhi account. Recall that Oke was stabbed to death by hoodlums who attacked his home during the EndSARS protest on October 21, 2020. Derin in a new tweet she shared, said she needed her late boyfriend's Superhi account password and asked him for it after he was laid to rest. She said she slept for a few hours and got it, adding that she can't explain how it happened. The late graphics designer's girlfriend also revealed that his ghost visited her to say goodbye. Read her tweets below............
#EndSARS: Court strikes out suit against Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Falz, BurnaBoy, Aisha Yesufu and others
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#EndSARS: Court strikes out suit against Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Falz, BurnaBoy, Aisha Yesufu and others

Justice Bello Jawu of a High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed by one Kenechukwu Okeke, a human rights activist, against Davido, Aisha Yesufu, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, and 47 other celebrities and activists over their activities during the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. The judge in a ruling delivered on Friday, July 2, also restrained the Nigeria Police Force and Okeke from taking any steps to prosecute the individuals for their role played during the #EndSARS protest. Okeke had in November 2020 filed criminal proceedings before a magistrate court in Abuja against the 50 persons over claims they promoted the October 2020 #EndSARS protests. In the suit, he alleged that the defendants acted in a manner “with intent to assist in the promotion of an unlawful assembly un...
“We Lost Twitter Headquarters To Ghana Due To EndSARS Protest” – Lai Mohammed
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“We Lost Twitter Headquarters To Ghana Due To EndSARS Protest” – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alh Lai Mohammed has reacted to the choice of Ghana as the location for Twitter new African office over Nigeria and other countries. The Minister, while responding to question from Vanguard, said the decision by the US-based social media company to locate its African headquarters in Accra, Ghana was not a commercial and business one. But he was quick to condemn the unpatriotic attitude of some Nigerians, especially the media who he said have always struggle to outdo one another in painting Nigeria as a hail where no one can live. Mohammed argued that the natural expectation is that Nigeria should have been the hub of Twitter business in this part of Africa, given that fact that it has about 25m twitter users against 8m in Ghana. “The...
Taraba Commissioner, Jethro Yakubu Resumes Work Under A Tree
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Taraba Commissioner, Jethro Yakubu Resumes Work Under A Tree

The new Commissioner of Co-operatives and Poverty Alleviation in Taraba State, Mr. Jethro Yakubu, assumed his role under a tree on Wednesday. The Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Mr Jibrin Na Wukari, who handed over to the new Commissioner, said the staff of the ministry have been working under the tree for nearly six months. He lamented that it is sad for a ministry that is saddled with the responsibility of alleviating poverty to be operating in a deplorable environment. Wukari urged the new commissioner to collaborate with the relevant authorities to “ensure that the needful is done”. Offices of the ministry were destroyed during the #EndSARS protest in October last year. “This is where we always sit and now that the raining season is here, you should not be surpr...
Man Who Escaped Prison During EndSARS Protest Gets 14 Years Imprisonment
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Man Who Escaped Prison During EndSARS Protest Gets 14 Years Imprisonment

A 23-year-old man, Precious Azulule, who escaped from the Warri Custodial Centre, Delta State, during the #EndSARS protest, has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this on Tuesday. He said, “Precious Azubule, who escaped from the Warri Correctional Centre during #EndSARS protest on October 22, 2020, was sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. “Azubulu was arrested by operatives on patrol and arraigned in Magistrate’s Court 4 with charge No. 46/c/2021 on two counts of conspiracy and escape from lawful custody. He was sentenced to seven years on each count, totalling 14 years’ imprisonment.” Edafe, in a statement, said the police also arrested 31 criminal suspects, including a female cultist. The PPR...
Northern Traders Call-Off Strike, Say FG Agreed To Pay N4.75bn Compensation
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Northern Traders Call-Off Strike, Say FG Agreed To Pay N4.75bn Compensation

The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria (AUFCDN) has called off its nationwide strike after the Federal Government agreed to pay them N4.75 billion to them. President of AUFCDN, Comrade Muhammad Tahir, disclosed this after a meeting with the Federal Government presided over by Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello on Wednesday in Abuja. The Northern traders had blocked food supply to the South to demand the payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #ENDSARS protest and Shasha market chaos. The traders had also demanded the dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways and an agreement with state governments to withdraw services anytime their members were subjected to attack. Addressing reporters, Tahir said ...
#EndSARS: DSS slams Terrorism charge on Rights activist, Israel Joe
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#EndSARS: DSS slams Terrorism charge on Rights activist, Israel Joe

The Coordinator of the #ENDSARS protest in Warri, Delta State, Comrade Israel Joe has cried out over alleged victimization by the police. The human rights activist in a statement , said he has been reinvited to appear before the Police headquarters on Thursday According to Joe,”, they have prepared to charge me for terrorism and Cyber crime due to the alarm I raised following the accident at PTI where the police caused the death of a woman and the child. “The petition was written by one activist called Wong Box. An inside source told me they are arraigning me along with my colleague in Asaba in the Federal High Court so that we can be remanded to Ogwachiukwu prison. “This was as a result of the bitterness they already nursed against me for leading the #EndSars protest in D...
Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today
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Cattle Traders Begin Strike Today

Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) on Thursday February 25, began a nationwide strike following the expiration of a seven-day ultimatum given to the federal government to attend to their demands. The union had demanded payment of N475 billion compensation for lives of members and properties lost during the #EndSARS protest and Shasa market chaos, and dismantling of all road blocks on federal highways due to problems its members get subjected to when carrying out their duties. Grand Matron of AUFCDN, Hajia Hauwa Kabir Usman who announced commencement of the strike asked the police not to disturb task force of the union who will carry out enforcement of the strike by ensuring that no food and cattle ...
A 10 Year Old Armed Robber Apprehended By Security Operatives In Edo State
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A 10 Year Old Armed Robber Apprehended By Security Operatives In Edo State

A 10 year old boy by name Monday Omoruye who resides at Ring Road in Edo state was recently arrested by security operatives while on robbery operation. Speaking with WonderTV media correspondent, The boy said he was introduced into robbery by his brother and he has carried out four robbery operations so far. When asked where he got his weapons he said during the EndSARS protest, himself, his brother and some of their friends broke into Oba market police station and stole arms from the station. Further speaking, Monday Omoruye said his brother taught him how to shoot pistol and so far he has killed two people at the course of robbery. Click the link below to watch the video. https://youtu.be/avuvY3Oi7po
Lekki Concession Company Speaks On Bank Debts, Ownership, Fate Of Over 500 Staff
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Lekki Concession Company Speaks On Bank Debts, Ownership, Fate Of Over 500 Staff

The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has again appealed for the understanding of aggrieved youths who are bent on preventing the Company from commencing the evaluation of the extent of the damage done to its assets on the night of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, citing the subsisting bank debts and the fate of its over 500 workers as compelling reasons the process ought to begin now. Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, Managing Director of the LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan expressed regret that some people were using fake news to misinform Nigerians about the company's ownership and whip up public sentiment against its return to business. Omomuwasan said while LCC empathises with Nigerians who suffered one loss or the other during the #EndSARS protest, continuing to punish LCC who...
OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nobody Will Bring Lagos Down – Gboyega Akosile
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OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nobody Will Bring Lagos Down – Gboyega Akosile

The Chief Press Secretary to the Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile, has reacted to the planned protest slated for Saturday, February 13, 2020, against the reopening of the Lekki tollgate in the state. The organisers of the protest are angered by a ruling for the tollgate to be reopened as issued by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses. The control of the tollgate, which was the epicentre of the October 2020 #EndSARS protest against police brutality and bad governance in Nigeria, was ordered to be returned to the Lekki Concession Company. Not pleased by the panel’s decision, some Nigerians on Twitter threatened to occupy the tollgate on Saturday to express their displeasure. Reacting to the planned protest, Akosile,...
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Insecurity: Police Nonchalant Because Of EndSARS Impact — Abia Speaker, Chinedum Orji

As the country battles to stamp out insecurity across board, Speaker Abia State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chinedum Orji has said the nonchalant attitude of the police and other security agencies in dealing with the issues is a result of the negative impact the #EndSARS protest had on them last year. The Speaker who spoke while presiding over plenary on the floor of the Assembly on Tuesday night against the backdrop of attacks in Isialangwa South where a police post was burnt down and security personnel beheaded in cold blood, and Isuikwuato urged the police to rise above their challenges and tackle insecurity with the needed energy. According to the Speaker, the recent heightened security challenges in parts of the country that were hitherto peaceful won't be far from the hijac...
EndSARS: Nigerian Army Disbands Legal Team, Pulls Out Of Lagos Judicial Panel
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EndSARS: Nigerian Army Disbands Legal Team, Pulls Out Of Lagos Judicial Panel

The Nigerian Army has disbanded its legal team for the Lagos State Judicial Panel, effectively pulling out of the investigative hearing as more evidence resurfaces confirming that Nigerian soldiers shot at peaceful protesters last October. S.N. Agwhe, a member of army counsel to the panel made the development known to the Judicial Panel on Saturday, Agwhe had appeared before the panel on behalf of the army legal team, but revealed that the job of the army counsel finished on November 21. “We do not have any further mandate to represent the army in any subsequent proceedings,” Agwhe told the panel. He reminded the panel that Akinlolu Kehinde, head of the army legal team, had earlier submitted a memo notifying the panel of the decision. The last hearing on January 23 was t...
“I Am A Fugitive” – DJ Switch Begs Peter Okoye For Giveaway
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“I Am A Fugitive” – DJ Switch Begs Peter Okoye For Giveaway

Nigerian disc jockey, Catherine Obianuju Udeh aka DJ Switch who is said to be currently in asylum in a foreign country has declared herself a fugitive and asked Singer Peter Okoye to send her a gift as he plans to make giveaways. DJ Switch allegedly flyed out of Nigeria to seek asylum in a foreign country believed to be Canada, following allegations of death threats following the EndSARS protest. The activist and disc jockey stated that she is no more working due to her situation and she is currently in exile, hence her inability to afford certain things. She wrote via her Twitter handle; Just saw some pictures of @PeterPsquare warehouse!!! iPhones, macbooks, apple watches... etc! I know you & giveaway na 5&6, so abeg before you start,Just send me, you know say I no g...
‘You Will Soon Lose Credibility’ – Lai Mohammed To Amnesty International
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‘You Will Soon Lose Credibility’ – Lai Mohammed To Amnesty International

'Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed accused AI of disinformation and double standard. “If Amnesty International has any proof, it should come out with it or shut up. “After a lot of dillydallying, Amnesty International said 12 people were shot at the Lekki Toll Gate. “They should take advantage of the Judicial Panel of Enquiry set up by Lagos state to tell the names and addresses of the 12 people they claim were shot at the toll gate,’’ he said. Mohammed also accused the global body of double standard in the handling of cases involving Nigeria and some other developing countries compared to some developed world. He said the AI did not say one word when the American government arreste...
Sani-Gwarzo Blames EndSARS Protest, COVID-19 For Rising Cement Price
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Sani-Gwarzo Blames EndSARS Protest, COVID-19 For Rising Cement Price

The Federal Government says last year’s #ENDSARS protests and the COVID-19 pandemic which disrupted production flows were responsible for the skyrocketing of cement price in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Nasir Sani-Gwarzo said this at an event in Abuja adding that the development affected the volume of stock levels in the supply chain due to reduction of cash flow of major distributors and high cost of transportation. Market surveys show that prices of cement and associated products, such as blocks, in many states, including Abuja, have continued to rise. For instance, the price of a 50-kilogramme bag now goes for N3, 700 in Lagos and Cross River states; N4,000 in Enugu and Imo states; Rivers state N4,300; Abuja N3,700; Kano ...
Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest
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Lagos Police Vows To Stop New #EndSARS Protest

The Lagos State Police Command has again warned against any gathering, procession or protest in Lagos State as some unpatriotic individuals and groups are planning to embark on the replica of the recent destructive and violent EndSARS protest that left pains and agonies in Lagos State The Command has reliably gathered intelligence that certain individuals/groups have concluded plans to lure unsuspecting Lagosians, especially youths, into their planned protest which is proposed to commence tomorrow monday 7th December, 2020 at designated locations in the state. The Lagos State Police command wishes to re-echo and remind the general public that the Government of Lagos State, businesses, individuals and security families still groan in losses and pains that the last violent Endsars ...
#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim
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#EndSARS Protest: Killing Of My Husband By His Police Colleague Not A Mistake – Wife Of Victim

Olamide Erinfolami is the wife of a 38-year-old policeman, the late Inspector Ayodeji Erinfolami, who was reportedly shot in the stomach by his colleague during the protest in the Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos on October 12, 2020. The 38-year-old unemployed graduate of Accounting tells ALEXANDER OKERE how the loss of her breadwinner has affected her family How did you get to know about your husband’s death? I was in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State; I don’t live with him. I live in Ado Ekiti and he was an inspector working at the Anti-Kidnapping Unit in Lagos. On that day (October 12), no one called me from his office but I got a call from Maiduguri, Borno State, that my husband was shot. I called his (my husband’s) number but there was no response. About two hours later, som...
Nobody Can Stop FG From Probing #EndSARS Protesters – Lai Mohammed
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Nobody Can Stop FG From Probing #EndSARS Protesters – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government says being a member of #EndSARS protest is not an immunity from being investigated or charged for any offence or breach of the laws. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Friday in Lagos at a meeting with editors of newspapers. The minister, who was responding to a question on the alleged arrest of some #EndSARS protesters and sponsors, said nobody is above investigation or prosecution. “Being a member of #EndSARS protest does not grant you immunity if you have committed any crime against the land. The key thing is that you must be treated according to the laws. “Even those whose accounts were frozen, the Central Bank of Nigeria went to court to seek permission to freeze the accounts. I am also aware that some of...
We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed
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We Won’t Allow Reckless Use Of Social Media – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Informa­tion and Culture, Alhaji Lai Moham­med has stated that the Nigerian government will not fold its arm and allow the reckless use of social media. Speaking in Lagos on Friday on what transpired during the EndSARS protest and the ensuing, the minister said that the meeting, one of a series was necessary to draw lessons from the fallout of the protest with a view to forestall­ing a recurrence, especially of the mindless violence that fol­lowed the hijack of the peace­ful protest. According to him, social media must not be used as a tool for aggravating fault lines and throwing the country into turmoil While acknowledging the fact that social media had come to stay, the minister em­phasised the need for curbing its excesses, adding that the government will neith...
I Felt Disrespected And Thought Maybe He Was On Something – Reekado Banks Reacts To Wizkid’s Tweet Calling Him ‘Fool’
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I Felt Disrespected And Thought Maybe He Was On Something – Reekado Banks Reacts To Wizkid’s Tweet Calling Him ‘Fool’

Recall during the EndSars protest period, when Wizkid insulted reekado banks Award-winning Nigerian artist Reekado Banks has disclosed how he felt after his colleague Wizkid hurled insults at him on social media amid the EndSARS protest some weeks ago. Recall that Reekado Banks took to Twitter on October 15 to announce the release of his new song which Wizkid featured on. In reaction to the tweet, Wizkid referred to Reekado Banks as a fool and also asked him to delete the tweet. Reekado Banks, however, did not respond to him. In an interview with HOT 93.3 FM in Lagos, Reekaado Banks said he felt disrespected over Wizkid’s comment. The music star said the encounter made him understand that he was not respected as much as he thought he was. In his words: “It made me un...
Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis
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Lekki Toll Gate Shooting: My Leg Was Amputated After I Was Shot – Adebayo Francis

A 23-year-old man who claims to be a victim of Lekki Toll Gate shooting tells ADEBAYO FOLORUNSHO-FRANCIS that the subsequent amputation of his right leg is a nightmare he has been unable to wake up from Twenty-three-year-old Olalekan Faleye, a survivor of the shooting that attended the peaceful #ENDSARS protest at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, says he has become an amputee after the gunshot injuries he sustained to the leg on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. He had undergone surgical amputation of his bullet-ridden right leg. The shooting incident had attracted national and international outcry, with the Lagos State and Federal governments being urged to unravel the identity of the shooters and who deployed them. Speaking exclusively with PUNCH HealthWise a few days after he was discha...
Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Absent In Court For $1 Billion Suit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has absented himself from court in a suit against Twitter Chief Executive Officer, Jack Dorsey. Garba had dragged Dorsey to court for endorsing and supporting the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria. Tope Akinyode, a lawyer, who joined the suit to defend Twitter, revealed that both Garba and his lawyer were not in court, forcing the judge to adjourn the case. Announcing his joining of the suit against Twitter and its CEO, Akinyode said, I've filed court processes to challenge @adamugarba's lawsuit against @jack and @Twitter. Jack's support for Nigeria's cause is commendable. We'll protect our freedom of expression and resist the mov...
Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness
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Looters Return Stolen Palliatives In Plateau; Ask For Forgiveness

Some people who participated in looting of items during the recent vandalisation of warehouses and other public and private properties under the guise of looking for palliatives have returned the items in their possession, asking for forgiveness from the Plateau State Government. The repentant persons were led to the new Government House in Rayfield Jos by popular evangelist of the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) Rev. Ezekiel Dachomo,who explained that they made the confession during a prayer revival orgainsed at the Zang Secondary School Bukuru, Jos South Local Government. The clergyman said over two thousand people came forward after the hearing the gospel where he preached against the recent looting and vandalism which affected public and private properties in the State. ...
“How Can A Minister Of Information Be So Misinformed?”- DJ Switch Blasts Lai Mohammed
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“How Can A Minister Of Information Be So Misinformed?”- DJ Switch Blasts Lai Mohammed

Nigerian Disc Jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, professionally known as DJ Switch, has finally broken her silence after Nigeria's Minister for Information, Lai Mohammed accused her of giving out false information about the EndSARS protest. DJ Switch, who was among the #EndSARS protesters, streamed live the purported shooting at the Lekki tollgate plaza in Lagos. It was reported that the Canadian authority granted asylum to the disk jockey after she alleged threats to her life for her action. Taking to her Twitter handle, she wrote: "Hw can a "minister of information" be so "misinformed"?The only believable thing about him, is his name...Lai Unfortunately sir, the truth is a very stubborn thing! Tnk u all 4 ur well wishes & prayers.Its nt bn easy 4 me bt d need 2 #SoroSoke i...
#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu
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#EndSARS Protesters Wanted Buhari Removed From Office – IGP Adamu

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said the recent #EndSARS protest in Nigeria was aimed at removing President Muhammadu Buhari from office. Mr Adamu made the claim, Tuesday, in Port Harcourt, during a meeting between the leaders of the South-south region and a delegation from Nigeria’s presidency, according to a press statement from the Rivers State Government House. “Adamu alleged that intelligence has confirmed that the EndSARS protest was funded from within and outside the country,” said the statement issued by Governor Nyesom Wike’s media aide, Kelvin Ebiri. “He further added that one of the primary objectives of the protest was to effect a regime change,” the statement said. The police chief said fake news gave “impetus” to the protests which lasted ...
Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has served an update on his lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over Dorsey's involvement in the EndSARS protest. Recall that Adamu instituted a $1 billion suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the ongoing #EndSARS Protest across the country. Giving an update on the case after DMW act Peruzzi asked, the former presidential candidate said the first hearing of the case should be before end of this November. Peruzzi asked Adamu Garba: "Ermm @adamugarba How far you and Jack? Any progress?" Adamu Garba replied: "Very much so, our first hearing should be before end of this month, hopefully. @Peruzzi"
Those Who Have Murdered Nigerians Will Not Trade Or Travel To The UK – Lyn Brown
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Those Who Have Murdered Nigerians Will Not Trade Or Travel To The UK – Lyn Brown

Member of UK parliament, Lyn Brown has called for sanctions against those involved in the shooting incident during the EndSARS protest in Lekki on October 20. Speaking during a debate in the house on Monday November 23, Lyn stated that the least they can do is to make sure that those who have "murdered" Nigerians and deprived them of their human rights are not able to benefit from trade or travel to the UK. She added that these include government officials and the Nigerian army who are stopping a "transparent investigation and effecting of justice." The lawmaker also averred that it was unfortunate that the Federal Government went ahead to not only accuse protesters of sponsoring terrorism and freeze their accounts, but also blamed them for the increase in food prices. https:/...
UK Parliamentarian Exposes How Gowon Stole Money ‘Half Of The Central Bank’
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UK Parliamentarian Exposes How Gowon Stole Money ‘Half Of The Central Bank’

During the debate today, Monday the UK Parliament discussed about the #EndSars protest as well as the excesses of the Nigerian government officials. In that session, a shocking revelation was made where a UK Parliament member revealed that Nigerian Hero, civil war veteran and former Head of state stole so much money - it could be equated as "Half the cnetral bank of Nigeria', - during his reign as leader of the nation and hid it in London. Here is the exact Video where the UK parliamentarian made the allegations  https://youtu.be/lP1WhuRAkoA Here is the full video https://youtu.be/MTKMUEpHWoE
Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report
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Nigeria Petitions CNN Over #EndSARS Report

The Federal Government of Nigeria on Monday petitioned the Cable News Network (CNN), demanding “an immediate and exhaustive investigation into its report on the Lekki Toll Gate incident. The petition threatened to take legal action and urged the network to determine its authenticity and conformity to basic standards of journalism. In the petition addressed to Mr Jonathan Hawkins VP, Communications, CNN Centre Atlanta, Georgia U.S, the government said if the international media organisation failed to carry out its demand, it will “take any action within its laws’’ to prevent CNN from aggravating the #EndSARS crisis. The petition dated Nov. 23 and personally signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in...
From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting
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From Denial To Blame Game — Army And Lagos State Government Spat On Lekki Shooting

“FAKE NEWS” – That was the Nigerian Army’s first response to reports that its personnel opened fire at the #EndSARS protest ground in Lekki, Lagos state. The army shared a picture of a post claiming that soldiers were directed “to shoot at peaceful, unarmed #EndSARS protesters” at the tollgate, stamping it with “FAKE NEWS”, its usual signature to debunk whatever it considers unfavourable. But with time, it became clear that the army might have a different definition of “fake news” from the common reference to misinformation and disinformation. Between the time it shared the first post and Saturday, when it appeared before the Lagos panel of enquiry, the army has debunked 18 social media posts relating to the incident – but it has also gone ahead to admit most of them. Likew...
EndSARS Protest Degenerated To Violence – Brigadier-General AI Taiwo
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EndSARS Protest Degenerated To Violence – Brigadier-General AI Taiwo

The Commander 81 of Military Intelligence Brigade disclosed this today November 14, at the resumed sitting of the Lagos state judicial panel. This is coming after the Lagos State Governor denied knowing about the deployment of soldiers during the protest. Watch The Video Below: https://youtu.be/P9gDVP2XHJ0
Everybody connected have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened in Lekki – Dele Farotimi speaks on EndSars protest
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Everybody connected have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened in Lekki – Dele Farotimi speaks on EndSars protest

Nigerian lawyer, Dele Farotimi, has said that the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lekki Concession Company LCC, the Nigerian Army, and others have no interest in uncovering the truth of what happened at the Lekki toll plaza on October 20.   Recall that on October 20, military men stormed the Lekki toll plaza where #EndSARS protesters gathered and fired gunshots. The Lago state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on October 19, inaugurated an 8-man panel to investigate police brutality in the state. Shortly after the shooting in Lekki, the panel was mandated to also carry out a thorough investigation of what happened in Lekki.   Speaking during the interview with Arise, Farotimi opined that the Lagos state government and others linked to the incident will n...
Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars
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Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars

Lawyers seek court to disband the Lagos Judicial panel on Endsars and nullify all its proceedings in order to set up trustworthy independent panel . . 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 the court to disband the panel and nullify all its proceedings so far. . The plaintiffs are contending...
Meet Kenechukwu Okeke Who Sued Aisha Yesufu, Falz, Others Over EndSARS Protest
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Meet Kenechukwu Okeke Who Sued Aisha Yesufu, Falz, Others Over EndSARS Protest

Kenechukwu Okeke, a self-acclaimed rights activist recently dragged Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Falz, Banky W, Aisha Yesufu and a host of others to court over the #EndSARS protest. Little is known on the internet about Okeke but it has been gathered this is not the first time he is suing people for different public matters. Mr Okeke gained popularity on Tuesday when the news media reported he filed a suit against 50 persons he claimed fuelled the #EndSARS protest in October. On his Twitter handle @HumanRightsNG, Okeke describes himself as a human rights activist, advocate, master of jurisprudence, messenger of God, “eze nri” and radical defender of human rights. Okeke is the national coordinator of Good Governance Initiative a civil society NGO. Igbere TV recall that in May 2020...
2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest
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2Face Idibia Reacts After He Was Dragged To Court Together With 49 Nigerian Celebrities For Their Roles In The #EndSARS protest

Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia seems unconcerned about the lawsuit slammed at his face. It could be recalled that we made a report about an activist dragging 50 Nigerian celebrities to court for the roles in the #EndSARS protests. 2Baba had his name in the list and reacting to it in a recent statement by his manager, he said; “There’s no comment yet. We have not been served any paper. We have not received any formal summon. We can’t respond to what is merely trending on social media until we receive a summon we can’t respond.”
EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots
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EndSARS: South West Monachs Blame Politicians’ Greed For Money For Riots

Monarchs in the South West of Nigeria have blamed politicians for the recent #endSARS protest and unrest in the region that led to the destruction of properties in Lagos and other parts. They also called for the urgent restructuring of the country to give more powers to the states. The kings spoke at a post mortem meeting at the weekend in Lagos on the protests. The monarchs expressed disappointment at the manner politicians had turned politics into money making venture at the expense of the interest of the youth. They said that the high rate of unemployment among youths caused the agitation in the EndSARS protest. “The governors have taken the right steps with this meeting. However, they have been far away from we monarchs. You should not wait till election days before ...
Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals
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Proposed Endsars Protest: Lagos Police Withdraw Men From Individuals

In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from  individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength. The Command has deemed it necessary to mop up more mobile men to be deployed across the length and breadth of the state for any eventualities as the police is no longer ready to condone any act of lawlessness, brouhaha and state of anarchy in Lagos State. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has put all po...
Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction
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Sanwo-Olu Meets Buhari, Presents Report On Lagos Destruction

Governor @jidesanwoolu today, presented the report of the recent coordinated arson in Lagos State to President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. In the report were the images of public and private assets destroyed in the violence sparked by the hijack of #EndSARS protest.
Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians
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Bear With Us, If We Have Not Done Enough – Buhari Appeals To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday appealed to Nigerians yet to feel the impacts of his Administration and those who feel the government is not doing enough to bear with the government. The President made the appeal in Ilorin at a town hall meeting with the traditional rulers, youths, students, organised labour, market women and other stakeholders on the #EndSARS protest and its aftermath. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN recalled the President had directed all his cabinet ministers to go to their respective states and interact with the people over the protest and what the government had done. The Kwara state meeting hosted in Ilorin by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed was attended by the state Governor Abdulrazaq Abdulrahman. Speaker of the sta...
#EndSARS: Iyabo Ojo Alleges Threat From Government Over Participation In Protest
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#EndSARS: Iyabo Ojo Alleges Threat From Government Over Participation In Protest

Nollywood actress Iyabo Ojo has alleged she is being threatened by the government for joining the #EndSARS protest against police brutality and the now-defunct controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). MCI reports that the mother of two in a social media post on Wednesday shared a picture of herself, saying she woke up to a message from a friend that her name was being mentioned in government circles. “So this morning I wake up to a message from a friend in the media, he said someone sent this to him,” she wrote. “Now, if you are close to Iyabo Ojo, advise her to calm down. Smart celebrities who have brains don’t take on governments ooo. I was somewhere and her name was mentioned.” Iyabo had been a supporter of the #EndSARS campaign, joining the protest in Lagos. She ha...

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