Thursday, April 15

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Update: White Minnesota Police Officer who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright, has Resigned
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Update: White Minnesota Police Officer who Shot and Killed Daunte Wright, has Resigned

Kim Potter, the white Minnesota police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright on Sunday April 11, has resigned from the Police Department, her union said in a statement on Tuesday, April 13. The city’s police chief, Tim Gannon, also announced that he was also resigning. In a letter that Ms. Potter sent to city officials on Tuesday, she said she was resigning immediately, the union said. “I have loved every minute of being a police officer and serving this community to the best of my ability, but I believe it is in the best interest of the community, the department, and my fellow officers if I resign immediately,” she wrote. Ms. Potter, 48, had been an officer with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years. She was first licensed as a police officer in Minnes...
#HarassBuhariOutofLondon Protest Suspended Over Ramadan
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#HarassBuhariOutofLondon Protest Suspended Over Ramadan

The #HarassBuhariOutofLondon protest has been temporarily suspended to allow President Muhammadu Buhari observe the Ramadan fast, convener of the protest Reno Omokri announced on Tuesday. The suspension followed announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar that Ramadan would start in the country on Tuesday, April 13. Mr Omokri, a former presidential aide, has been leading the #HarassBuhariOutofLondon protest since the president travelled to London for medical check-up. Announcing the suspension, Omokri also urged the group led by Sahara Reporters’ publisher Omoyele Sowore to suspend its protest. “Due to the Ramadan fast which began today, we have decided to temporarily suspend #HarassBuhariOutofLondon to allow General @MBuhari observe his fast in peace. I call o...
Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter
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Female Police officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright identified as Kim Potter

Authorities have identified the female officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright during a weekend traffic stop near Minneapolis, sparking protests and unrest. Kim Potter has been with the Brooklyn Center Police Department for 26 years, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said in an emailed statement. The BCA said she's on standard administrative leave, but would not disclose any further details, citing the active investigation into Wright's death. Wright, a 20-year-old Black man was shot and killed during a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. Sunday in Brooklyn Center, after officer Potter said she mistook her taser for a gun and fired at him. He died about 10 miles from where George Floyd, another black man was killed by a Minneapolis ...
Why I Initiated #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon Protest – Reno Omokri
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Why I Initiated #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon Protest – Reno Omokri

One of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide, Reno Omokri, said yesterday he initiated the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protest because he wanted to put a closure to the #EndSARS protests which swept across the country last year. Recall that the US government said last week that there was no evidence to show that people were fire at by the military during the shooting at Lekki tollgate in Lagos. But Omokri said in a statement: ‘’I flew into London on April 2, 2021, to lead the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protest, and I went there straight from the airport. I did not eat, sleep, shower or rest. ‘’The President’s people called the City of London Police on me, and I was questioned. At the end of the questioning, which was streamed live to my followers, they announced with their mouths ...
Reno Omokori Reveals what he told UK Police When they Were Called in by President Buhari’s People During his Protest at the Abuja House in London
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Reno Omokori Reveals what he told UK Police When they Were Called in by President Buhari’s People During his Protest at the Abuja House in London

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokori has revealed what he told some UK policemen when they were called in by President Buhari's 'people' during his protest at the Abuja House in London on Friday April 2. Reno Omokri and other Nigerians earlier today, staged a protest outside the Abuja house where President Buhari will be staying in the UK, during a routine medical check-up. Reno flew in to the UK this morning to stage the ''#HarassBuhariOutofLondon'' protest. According to him, the President can not travel to the UK for a medical check-up when he is yet to account for the October 20 shooting of EndSARS protesters. He took to his Instagram page this evening to disclose that the City of London Police were called on him, however when he explained his reasons for the protest, the...
”Massive Protest Indeed”- Governor El-Rufai Mocks Reno Omokri Over his UK Protest Against President Buhari
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”Massive Protest Indeed”- Governor El-Rufai Mocks Reno Omokri Over his UK Protest Against President Buhari

Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Twitter this evening, mocked Reno Omokri over the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon protest he staged in front of Abuja house in London today April 2. Governor El-Rufai saw one of the viral videos of Reno at the 'protest ground'. The caption on the video read ''Aide to former President @GEJonathan, "Pastor" @renoomokri leads "massive" protest in London against @NGRPresident @MBuhari'' Governor El-Rufai found the caption hilarious and left a comment which reads "Massive protest indeed......'' with many laughing emojis attached to the tweet
Reno Omokri Leads #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon Protest In London
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Reno Omokri Leads #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon Protest In London

I am now here, at Abuja House, to #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon. It is happening! The Police Came But The #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon Went On. A Frightened @MBuhari Refused To Come Out “General @MBuhari is not running a government. He is running a criminal enterprise. He killed #EndSARS protesters and now he is in London to secure his life? Send the coward back to fix the mess he created”- Excerpts of my speech at the ongoing #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon in London General @MBuhari's people called the police on me. I was questioned and let go, the #HarassBuhariOutOfLondon. The police established that we had broken no laws and we were observing proper #COVID19 protocols. This government’s attempt to stop failed big time! #BuhariTormentor https://youtu.be/9_jZ6d5GT2A
Beggars Protest Low Patronage In Oyo
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Beggars Protest Low Patronage In Oyo

About 250 beggars in Ibadan, on Thursday, protest low patronage by members of the public following a recent rumour that some rich men usually ‘buy’ money from them for fetish purposes. The report, according to the spokesperson for the destitute, Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, Serikin Hausawa of Hausawa Community, Oja’ba, Ibadan, had created deep hatred for his people. Abdullahi said: “The reports that some wealthy people are buying money from beggars, including the physically-challenged people, for money rituals is not true. “As a result of the claim that some ritualists do buy money from these beggars, there has been public resentment against these innocent people. “What we know is that traders, hawkers and commercial drivers do come to these beggars who are mainly blind and lam...
AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed
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AFCON 2022: All 23 Countries that Qualified Confirmed

The 23 countries that qualified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, have been confirmed. They are Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Ghana, Sudan, Gambia, Gabon, Morocco, Mauritania, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Egypt, Comoros, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria. Sierra Leone’s match against the Benin Republic was called off yesterday after the Squirrels refused to play in protest of several of their players allegedly returning positive COVID-19 tests shortly before kickoff. However, the fate of the match and teams is pending a decision from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Cape Verde defeated Mozambique 1-0 following the conclusion of the 2021 AFCON qualifying fixtures on Tuesday. Malawi ...
Sunshine Stars Players Protest Over 3 Months Unpaid Salaries In Ondo State
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Sunshine Stars Players Protest Over 3 Months Unpaid Salaries In Ondo State

Sunshine Stars players held a peaceful protest in Ondo State over the non-payment of their three-month salaries and other allowances. The players started the protest from their campsite and reportedly marched to the state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu's office on Tuesday morning, March 30. Some of the protesting players were dressed in their jerseys, with some carrying placards with different inscriptions which read "Mr. Governor Pay Our Salaries" The players claimed they have not been paid since the commencement of the 2020/2021 NPFL season with fans blaming poor morale as one of the reasons the team has not won any of the 11 matches played so far this season.  
Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man
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Indian police accused of brutalizing and killing Nigerian man

The death of a Nigerian man identified as Leohand Lyeanyi has triggered a protest at Outer Ring Road near Vikaspuri, as the Indian police have been accused of having a hand in it. It was alleged that the 43-year-old Nigerian man died in West Delhi’s Tilak Nagar after an alleged brief interaction with a policeman in the early hours of Sunday March 28. The police however denied this by stating that initial medical examination did not reveal any visible external injuries, and had no link to his interaction with a policeman and a home-guard patrolling duty in the area. Urvija Goel, deputy commissioner of police (west) told newsmen that the police were in the process of arresting protesters who allegedly took part in the protest he described as "riot" near Vikaspuri, under the Tila...
UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day
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UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day

Following another day of widespread bloodshed by the Myanmar military that left at least 114 people dead in just one day, top senior UN officials have denounced the “systematic” attacks on peaceful demonstrators in Myanmar stating that the international community has a responsibility to protect the people from atrocities. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, strongly condemned the Myanmar military’s widespread and lethal attacks against peaceful protesters, as well as other serious violations of human rights since the military in the country seized power on 1 February. “The shameful, cowardly, brutal actions of the military and police – who have been filmed shooting at protesters as they f...
Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno
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Soldiers Protest Over Unpaid Allowances, Obsolete Equipment In Borno

Some Nigerian soldiers on Thursday protested against the non-payment of allowances and poor equipment, Channel TV reported. The aggrieved troops, according to sources at the Maimalari barracks, besieged the headquarters of the Theatre Command in Borno State, shooting sporadically into the air on Thursday night. Sources said the troops of an unidentified battalion in Operation Lafiya Dole, protest after they were posted to a location in the Theatre of Operation. Some of the soldiers who spoke under anonymity recalled how a whole unit that went for reinforcement when Marte was captured last month, perished under superior firepower of insurgents. This protest came when kidnapping has been a big threat to Nigeria’s security, especially in northern region of the country. Sinc...
No FIFA sanctions for Germany team despite ‘Human Rights’ protest
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No FIFA sanctions for Germany team despite ‘Human Rights’ protest

World football’s governing body FIFA on Friday said it will not sanction the German national team for its T-shirt protest in support of human rights before a World Cup qualifier. Germany head coach Joachim Loew said he supported the players after they wore black T-shirts with white lettering to spell out “Human Rights”, aimed at 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar, before Thursday’s 3-0 win over Iceland. “It was a sign that we stand up for all human rights in the world, no matter where,” said Loew after the qualifier in Duisburg. FIFA prohibits political statements during its matches, but the governing body told AFP subsidiary SID they will not sanction the Germans. “FIFA believes in freedom of expression and in the power of football to drive positive change,” it said in a sta...
Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money
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Lewis Hamilton dismisses retirement talk, says he’ll continue to take a knee despite Bernie Ecclestone’s claims he’s being used by “BLM movement” for money

Reigning Formula One champion, Lewis Hamilton has insisted there are no plans of him retiring at the end of this year after signing only a one-year deal to remain at Mercedes for 2021. The world champion also confirmed he will continue to take a knee in protest against racism ahead of his title defence. But the Briton said: 'I don't feel as though this is the end. 'We have got regulation changes happening next year which are exciting, and this season could be the most exciting yet. We have new teams, new formats, and it is closer. 'Over the next eight months or so I will find out if I am ready to stop, but I don't think I will. 'The position has nothing to do with whether we are or not winning the championship. I don't quit when the going gets tough. 'I wanted a one-y...
#EndSARS: Popular Twitter user, Aproko Doctor reacts after lawyer to man he and others promised to buy a prosthetic leg for accuses him of not fulfilling his promise
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#EndSARS: Popular Twitter user, Aproko Doctor reacts after lawyer to man he and others promised to buy a prosthetic leg for accuses him of not fulfilling his promise

Popular Nigerian medical personnel on Twitter, Aproko Doctor, has reacted to an accusation levelled against him by the lawyer of a man who he and others promised to purchase a prosthetic leg for. Recall that during the #EndSARS protest in October 2020, the photo of a specially-enabled man went viral after he participated in the protest. Shortly after, Aproko Doctor and others began a campaign for Nigerians to contribute money to purchase a prosthetic for the man. In a tweet thread this evening, Aproko Doctor, said he received a call from a man who claimed to be the lawyer of the specially enabled man, accusing him of not fulfilling the promise to procure a prosthetic leg for his client despite gathering donations from many Nigerians. This came as a surprise to the doctor and he c...
Army Denies Killing Woman During Protest in Southern Kaduna
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Army Denies Killing Woman During Protest in Southern Kaduna

The Nigerian army has denied killing a woman during a protest at Gon Gora, Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Ibrahim Shittu, Media Officer of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) described the claim as "malicious and false". Shittu said the woman was hit by a stray bullet during another violent protest staged by a group of women in the community. He said; “To set the record straight, on March 5, following a reported case of the destruction of a farmland belonging to one Mr Ibrahim Amako by a group of herders numbering five, the Secretary to the District Head of Gon Gora, Mr Ayuba Bungon, intervened in the case where he facilitated the payment of the N300,000 compensation to appease the victim. “On March 6, at about 6:55 p.m. while on routine patrol, our troops were...
Norway Players Protest Against Human Rights Abuse In Qatar
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Norway Players Protest Against Human Rights Abuse In Qatar

The Norway national team players staged a protest against human rights violations in Qatar. This happened before their 2022 World Cup qualifier match against Gibraltar. According to The Guardian, 37 of 6,500 foreign workers building stadiums for the 2022 World Cup since 2010. Norway decided to respond to the human rights abuse by wearing t-shirts with the words "HUMAN RIGHTS." Norway Coach Ståle Solbakken and Captain Martin Ødegaard announced that they would make a statement to FIFA before the match. Speaking at his pre-match press-conference, Ståle Solbakken said: "We have plans for something concrete. "We have to put pressure on FIFA to be more direct, and tough with the authorities in Qatar, to impose requirements." Norway haven't played in a major international...
Magistrate With Her Baby Joins Protest At Governor Ayade’s Office
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Magistrate With Her Baby Joins Protest At Governor Ayade’s Office

A Cross River State Senior Magistrate, Her Worship Rita Ititim joined other protesters with her 5-month-old baby to protest at Governor Benedict Ayade’s office over non-payment of their 26 months salaries. Ititim and 29 magistrates trooped out early in the morning of Monday 22 March 2021 with placards, which demanded that Governor Ayade and the Cross River state government pays them. Ititim who noted that her baby had been exposed to dangers because she had not been able to buy drugs, foods and other essentials for her because she is been owing the pharmacies, said she had no choice but to bring her to illustrate the plight she had been in over the period. She said; “I feel very terrible that I have been forced out in this cold with my baby to be attacked by sand flies. ...
Ibarapa Youths Storm Makinde’s Office, Protest Against Insecurity
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Ibarapa Youths Storm Makinde’s Office, Protest Against Insecurity

Youths from various parts of Oyo State have stormed the State Secretariat at Agodi to register their displeasure against the incessant killings by criminal herdsmen in Ibarapaland, Oke-Ogun and other parts of the state. The youths are also protesting the arrest and the remand of three members of the Oodua Peoples Congress in prison on the order of the court. The three members were part of the vigilante groups that captured the dreaded Fulani herder in Ibarapaland, Iskilu Wakili. They were layer charged with murder and arson and were remanded in prison. The protesters, who are mainly from Ibarapaland stormed the Secretariat where the Governor’s Office is located at around 10:40am to register their displeasure about security issue in the area. Armed with placards with various...
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...
Uganda opposition leader, Bobi Wine arrested in anti-Museveni protest
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Uganda opposition leader, Bobi Wine arrested in anti-Museveni protest

Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was arrested on Monday as he took part in a protest in the capital, according to a post on his Twitter page.  The 39-year-old popstar-turned-presidential contender last week had called on Ugandans to "rise up peacefully and unarmed" against President Yoweri Museveni who won a sixth term in office following disputed elections in January.  "Bobi Wine arrested as he led MPs and other leaders in a peaceful protest against the abduction, torture and murder of his supporters," said the post, written by an account administrator.  Around 15 MPs and activists from Wine's National Unity Platform (NUP) political party, wearing business suits and red ties, took part in the brief protest which was quickly halted by police officers and soldiers...
Rivers State Teachers Protest Over 5 Years Unpaid Salaries
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Rivers State Teachers Protest Over 5 Years Unpaid Salaries

Teachers in Primary and Secondary Schools in Rivers State-owned tertiary institutions are currently protesting over non-payment of their salaries running into five years. The protesting teachers, numbering over 250, with placards and banners, alleged that they have lost about ten of their colleagues due to the hardship experienced within the period. The protesting teachers, who came out with their children, as well as sympathizers from the civil society organizations in the state, said they were from Primary and Secondary Schools in the Rivers State University, the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, and the Ken Saro–Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori. They wondered why Governor Nyesom Wike would give N500million to the Sokoto state government over a burnt market while refusing to pay...
Ekiti Residents Protest Killing Of Two Farmers By Herdsmen
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Ekiti Residents Protest Killing Of Two Farmers By Herdsmen

Residents of Isaba Ekiti in the Ikole Council area of Ekiti State, on Saturday, protested the killing of two farmers by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Friday. The angry residents, comprising youths, women and the aged, chanted war songs, made bonfires and rained curses on the killers of the two farmers just as vehicular and commercial activities were affected for a greater part of Saturday while the protesters blocked major roads in the community. According to PUNCH, the victims were identified as Toyin Akeju, popularly known as Jisoro in the community, while the other, called Daodu, was said to be a labourer invited to work on the farm. The two victims were mauled on their farmland. A source in Isaba Ekiti said, "The two victims went to the farm on Friday, and they were killed ...
Ondo Loggers Block Benin-Lagos Highway To Protest Against Extortion
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Ondo Loggers Block Benin-Lagos Highway To Protest Against Extortion

MEMBERS of the Flitchers Association in Ondo State recently barricaded the Benin/Ore/Lagos Expressway in protest against alleged illegal extortion. They accused officials of Ogun State Government of extortion in the name of collecting revenue from them, while transporting planks and teak wood through Ogun State. Traffic at Ajebandele, the Produce Control Post between Ondo and Ogun states, was disrupted for hours as the protesters blocked the highway thereby causing temporary hardship for commuters. The protesters who displayed placards with various inscriptions alleged that many of their members have suffered physical assaults from agents of the Ogun State Government at any slight provocation. The placards read: Enough of Harassment from Ogun State; Enough of Illegal Charge...
NLC Asks Members To Protest At NASS, State Assemblies Over Minimum Wage
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NLC Asks Members To Protest At NASS, State Assemblies Over Minimum Wage

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday directed its members across the country to occupy legislative houses from Wednesday next week. These include the National Assembly in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as well as the Houses of Assembly in various states of the Federation. According to the labour body, the directive is to protest against a bill seeking to take the national minimum wage from the exclusive list and allow state governments to fix minimum wages for workers. The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, made the announcement at a news conference in Abuja, the nation’s capital. He noted that the bill if allowed to be passed into law, would enable authorities in the states to enslave their workers. Wabba explained that the directive was part of...
Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders
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Court bars Tinubu’s daughter and others from levying Computer Village traders

Folasade Tinubu-Ojo, the daughter of All Progressives Congress leader Bola Tinubu and 5 others have been barred by a Lagos state high court from imposing levies on traders at the Computer Village, Lagos. This is coming a year after the traders embarked on a protest after Folasade who is also the Iyaloja-General of Lagos State, reportedly imposed leaders on them who introduced new levies. Punch reported that the order which is sequel to a fundamental human rights suit marked ID/9039MFHR/19, also barred Mrs. Bisola Azeez, Mr. Adeniyi Olasoji, Nofiu Akinsanya, Tony Ikani and the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State from imposing such levies. The judgment which Justice Yetunde Pinheiro delivered, read in part; “I find that the 2nd and 3rd respondents’ imposition of levies on the...
Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka
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Any State Where Children Are Kidnapped Should Shut Down In Protest – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Saturday said henceforth, any state where the kidnapping of children takes place should shut down in protest against the act. Soyinka also advised that other neighbouring states, as a matter of solidarity, should join the affected states to shut down. The playwright spoke shortly after an award lecture and public presentation of his new book, ‘Chronicles of the happiest people on Earth,’ in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The programme was organised by the Association of Nigerian Authors, Ogun State chapter, in collaboration with the Abeokuta Club. More than 300 schoolgirls were kidnapped on Friday in Zamfara, the latest of such attacks, while 27 students were also abducted in Kangara, Niger State, but released after over a week later. The octogena...
Desire Oparanozie slams NFF over her exclusion from Super Falcons squad to play Turkish Women’s Cup
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Desire Oparanozie slams NFF over her exclusion from Super Falcons squad to play Turkish Women’s Cup

Nigerian footballer, Desire Oparanozie has slammed the Nigeria Football Federation following her exclusion from the Super Falcons squad that will feature at the Turkish Women’s Cup, to start today, Monday, February 15. On Thursday last week, the NFF released a 23-man list for the competition, with Oparanozie a shock exclusion despite her form this season. Reports emerged that she was excluded because of her role inciting protests amongst her teammates at the 2019 Women's World Cup in France. Reacting to the reports, NFF’s Director of Communications, Ademola Olajire, in a recent interview with BBC, said it had nothing to do with the role she played in the protest. “Oparanozie is still part of the team’s plans, and her non-inclusion has nothing to do with that protest in France...
Policeman Arrests Passengers For Commenting On #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest
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Policeman Arrests Passengers For Commenting On #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest

Some police officers led by one Inspector A. O. Alaka harassed and allegedly arrested ladies in a commercial bus for talking about the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest and the arrest of the protesters. The PUNCH gathered that the incident, which has led to an outrage on social media, happened around the Maryland area of Lagos State on Saturday. In a video obtained by The PUNCH, Inspector Alaka was seen asking other passengers in the bus to alight and ordering the driver not to move. He was also seen restricting the movement of the ladies as he sought assistance from other persons, suspected to be police officers. Our correspondent gathered that about 10 police officers later joined him at the scene of the incident. In the ensuing conversation, the ladies protested the police...
Government Alone Is Responsible For Any Insecurity In Nigeria – Mr Macaroni
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Government Alone Is Responsible For Any Insecurity In Nigeria – Mr Macaroni

After he was arrested and released for participating in the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest, comedian, Mr. Macaroni, took to his Twitter handle to state that the government is responsible for the insecurity in Nigeria He wrote; ' 'The Hausa man is my brother, so is the Igbo man and The Yoruba man. We are all one. The Government and the Government alone is responsible for any insecurity in Nigeria and it is their duty to protect all Nigerians. I plead for peace. We will come back to my matter later.''
“Nigerians Have A Fundamental Right To Protest” – Atiku Abubakar
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“Nigerians Have A Fundamental Right To Protest” – Atiku Abubakar

The 1999 Nigerian constitution, as amended (Section 40) guarantees the right of citizens to peaceful protest. The courts have also affirmed that right. Anything contrary to that is not acceptable and stands condemned. It is the security agents' responsibility to provide a secured conducive environment for citizens to protest peaceably in line with constitutional provisions and the African Charter on Human rights.
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Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest

In compliance with the security directive, organisers of the planned protest scheduled to take place at Lekki-Epe Toll Gate failed to show up as armed policemen are currently patrolling the axis to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizenry. However, at about 11 am, some suspects were picked up by the police for loitering without cogent reasons. About five suspects were arrested and taken into the waiting Black Maria vehicle stationed at the toll gate. A man who drove in his private car with a placard bearing inscription, ” One Nigeria,” was immediately intercepted by the police and after brief interrogation was whisked into the Black Maria vehicle before taken away to an unknown place. His motion camera was also seized in the process. Meantime, the state Comm...
Falz Reacts To The Arrest Of Mr Macaroni And Others At #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest
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Falz Reacts To The Arrest Of Mr Macaroni And Others At #OccupyLekkiTollGate Protest

Rapper Falz has reacted to the arrest of popular Instagram comedian, Mr Macaroni and many other #OccupyLekkiTollGate protesters by the police. In an Instagram post he shared, the singer stated that the arrest of the protesters showed the Nigerian government is not concerned with upholding the country's democracy or the Rule of Law. Falz said that the show of force by the police was meant to make the protesters fear for their lives. He added that while there is nothing to lose at this point, the Nigerian government should be ready for the consequences of these actions. He wrote; @mrmacaroni1 and a number of other innocent Nigerians have just been arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate for exercising their fundamental human right to protest. The Nigerian government has shown by thi...
#Occupylekkitollgate: Photos From Lekki Toll Gate this Morning
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#Occupylekkitollgate: Photos From Lekki Toll Gate this Morning

Photos from Lekki toll gate this morning, showed there is still heavy presence of security operatives in the area. Recall that Lekki toll gate is the scheduled venue of the #Occupylekkitollgate protest which will be holding today February 13. The photos were taken by TVC by 6:44am today. See the photos below;
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate

There's currently a heavy police presence at Lekki toll gate, which is the venue of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest holding tomorrow February 13. While some #EndSARS protesters have insisted on going ahead with the protest to show their disapproval with reopening of Lekki toll gate where some peaceful protesters were allegedly shot by soldiers on October 20, 2020, the police and FG have vowed not to allow such protest. Videos and photos shared online showed there's now a heavy police presence at the venue of the scheduled protest.
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Stay Away From Any Protest – Igbokwe To Igbos In Lagos
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Stay Away From Any Protest – Igbokwe To Igbos In Lagos

AN APPEAL TO IGBO IN LAGOS TO STAY AWAY FROM ANY FORM OF PROTESTS ANYWHERE IN LAGOS ON FEBRUARY 13 2021. As the leader of NDIGBO in APC Lagos I am using the good offices to make a passionate appeal to all Igbo in Lagos to stay away from any form of protest being organized by one man called P Square( Peter or Paul Okoye from Ifitedunu Anambra State) or one Sowore in any space in Lagos State. I am a witness to the massive destruction Lives and Property we saw in Lagos during the #ENDSARS PROTESTS- a genuine protests that was hijacked by hoodlums and undesirable elements to inflict unimaginable pains and tears in the land of limitless opportunities. The professional protesters are gathering again and this time I do not expect that anybody that has Igbo blood running in him will be t...
#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says
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#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says

On Tuesday, February 9, some Nigerians using the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollgate announced plans to stage fresh protests over plans to reopen the tollgate. The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry had on Saturday, February 6 gave permission to the Lekki Concession Company LCC take over the tollgates that have been shut since October 2020 after the gunshot incident that reportedly left some EndSARS protesters dead and injured. While the #OccupyLekkiTollgate proponents were making plans for their protests, another group using the hashtag #DefendLagos announced plans to hold a counter-protest at the same Lekki tollgate. Speaking on the development, Odumosu while speaking to newsmen, said no group would be allowed to hold any protest come Saturday, February 13. “Allowing both groups to carr...
EBSU Students Protest After 5 Persons Fainted While Trying To Write Exams
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EBSU Students Protest After 5 Persons Fainted While Trying To Write Exams

Students of Ebonyi State University, EBSU, on Thursday, staged a heavy protest at the Permanent Site of the Institution after five students fainted while trying to write their exams on Wednesday. Our correspondent monitoring the development gathered that trouble started when the General Studies Examination which used to be conducted at the Ishieke Campus and Permsite was scheduled to only take place at the Permanent Site of the Institution with over 10,000 students struggling to write the exams. We gathered that over 30 students lost their phones and tablets while trying to enter into the CBT centre. Following the protest, the Abakaliki - Enugu Express Way was blocked by the students that demanded an end to the CBT examination. According to a student that spoke with our...
Court Unfreezes Accounts of #EndSARS Promoters
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Court Unfreezes Accounts of #EndSARS Promoters

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the order he made on November 4, 2020 freezing the accounts linked to some promoters of the #EndSARS protest that took place across the country in 2020. Justice Mohammed, in a ruling, delivered this morning Wednesday, February 10, also ordered all affected banks to immediately unfreeze the affected accounts.   The CBN had approached the court and obtained an order to freeze the accounts of persons who received donations for the EndSARS protesters. Those whose accounts were frozen include Bolatito Oduala, Chima Ibebunjoh, Mary Kpengwa, Gatefield Nigeria Limited, Saadat Bibi, Bassey Israel, Wisdom Obi, Nicholas Osazele, Ebere Idibie, Akintomide Yusuf, Uhuo Promise, Mosopefoluwa Odeseye and Adegoke Emmanue...
Stage Another Protest In Lekki And Get Kicked – ALEG
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Stage Another Protest In Lekki And Get Kicked – ALEG

We have received the notice of a planned public protest by some groups of people, which is slated to hold on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at the Lekki Toll Plaza. According to information going round, some groups of persons are planning to re-enact the unruly method of public demonstration employed by some youths in the last October protest against SARS brutality. The social media, in the last few days, has been awash with the details of the protest, while the organisers have been talking to some youths to gather support for the planned action. The rationale for the protest is not clear to us and to every law-abiding citizens of Lagos. Instructively however, we observed the notice of protest was issued almost immediately after the Judicial Panel of Inquiry, raised by the Govern...
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,...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerians To Protest Over Reopening Of Lekki Tollgate
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerians To Protest Over Reopening Of Lekki Tollgate

Nigerians have resolved to stage another protest over the ruling of the Lagos State Judicial Panel allowing Lekki Concession Company to regain possession and reopen the Lekki tollgate. The tollgate has been closed following the shooting and killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers and police. The Lagos panel was divided as five of the nine members of the panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting on Saturday. Irked by the decision of the panel, Nigerians have planned a protest at the tollgate stating that the tollgate remains shut until justice is served to the victims of the Lekki shooting. The protest has been fixed for Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 7am. Tweeting in support of the protest, Omoyel...
Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate
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Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate

Singer Peter Okoye and human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, clashed on Twitter today February 7, over the reopening of the Lekki toll gate. TheLagos state panel of Inquiry on Saturday, February 6, gave the Lekki Concession Company LCC the go-ahead to repossess the tollgates that have been shut down since the October 20 gunshot incident. Reacting via his Twitter handle, Peter who is against the move, wrote ''If una like make una go hand over lekki tollgate to Jesus! No justice NO LCC #EndSARS #NoMoreTollGate'' Activist, Kenechukwu who made news last year when he sued Davido, Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesusfu, and others over their involvement in the EndSARS protest, kicked against Peter Okoye's position to the reopening of the tollgate. He wrote ''My attention has been brought ...
‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)
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‘Fulani Must Go’: Edo Women Protest, Block Major Roads (Photos, Video)

'FULANI MUST GO' protest is ongoing in Uromi, Edo State. A large crowd of women are demanding Ian immediate eviction of Fulani Herdsmen as a result of continuous violence, killings, rape & Kidnapping attributed to them. Live from Uromi for Edo state: Women don block major roads, as dem dey demand say #FulanimustGo. Dem dey do dis one sake of say dem no longer fit go dia farms. �: Engr Kelvin Okpebholo https://youtu.be/Fk5i53WEy78  
One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State
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One Dead, Seven Injured as Suspected Smugglers and Customs Clash in Ogun State

One person was killed while seven others sustained injuries when men of the Nigerian Customs Service clashed with suspected smugglers along Sagamu Interchange/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun State. Three Customs operatives, a military officer and three smugglers were seriously injured while a man said to be a rice trader was killed during the clash which occurred on Tuesday morning. It was gathered that the suspected smugglers who were conveying imported rice to Samagu from Abeokuta ran into Customs operatives from the Federal Operations Unit Ikeja, who intercepted the goods. There was said to be resistance from some hoodlums allegedly working with the suspected smugglers, leading to a crossfire with soldiers who were called for reinforcement . An eyewitness who spoke to the ...
#EndUniabujaOppression: University Of Abuja Students Protest
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#EndUniabujaOppression: University Of Abuja Students Protest

The students of university of Abuja, Abuja today embarked on a peaceful protest at the University main campus calling an end to what they called oppression. They are calling for an end to hike in tuition fee, late registration fee they are also calling for the postponement of first semester exams to 8th March 2021 amongst other demands. A hash tag trend on Twitter #EndUniabujaOppression is on going. So far, the vice chancellor, and professor Rasheed Na'Allah is yet to address the students at the time of this report.
NECO announces new date for 2020 SSCE
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NECO announces new date for 2020 SSCE

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced a new date for the 2020 SSCE External examinations.   The exam body said the examinations which were scheduled to commence on February 1 and end on March 3, will now start on February 8 and end on March 10.   NECO's spokesperson, Azeez Sanni made this known via a statement released on Tuesday January 26. It was further learnt that special arrangements have been made for candidates who missed some papers due to the #EndSARS protests in certain states to take those exams with the External candidates.   It read;   "Following requests by candidates to be given more time to complete their registration process for the 2020 SSCE (External), the National Examinations Council (NECO) has fixed new dates ...

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