#EndSARS: Atiku cautions Buhari against use of force on protesters

#EndSARS: Atiku cautions Buhari against use of force on protesters Former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku on Tuesday warned President Muhammadu Buhari against the use of force on the #EndSARS protesters. In series of tweets, the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) also appealed to the president to ensure that the issues raised by the protesting youths...... more

Six feared dead in Lekki shooting, Amnesty Int’l condemns attack on protesters

Six feared dead in Lekki shooting, Amnesty Int’l condemns attack on protesters No fewer than six persons were feared killed when soldiers reportedly opened fire on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos state, African Story Live claimed Tuesday night. Also, Amnesty International said “excessive use of force” occasioned “deaths of protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos”. “While we continue...... more

Lekki-Ikoyi bridge gutted by fire

Lekki-Ikoyi bridge gutted by fire The bridge which connects Lekki to the Ikoyi axis of Lagos has been gutted by fire. All the cubicles of the toll gate were burning, according to video clips made available online Tuesday night. The bridge has been the alternative route for residents since #EndSARS protesters blocked the Lekki toll gates...... more

Security operatives storm Lekki #EndSARS protest scene, open fire

Security operatives storm Lekki #EndSARS protest scene, open fire Pandemonium has broken out in the Lekki Toll Gate Area of Lagos State as armed security personnel stormed the scene of the #EndSARS protests and opened fire at them. While details of the incident are still sketchy, there have been reports of various casualties, with many sustaining gunshot wounds. Some videos...... more

#EndSARS: Shut down Twitter now, APC chieftain tells court

#EndSARS: Shut down Twitter now, APC chieftain tells court A former Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Adamu Garba, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court asking the court to compel the Nigerian Communications Commission to shut down Twitter and prevent it from operating within the Nigerian cyberspace. Garba, in a fundamental human rights suit filed on...... more

#EndSARS: Address Nigerians as soon as possible, Senate tells Buhari

#EndSARS: Address Nigerians as soon as possible, Senate tells Buhari The Senate Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation as soon as possible on the #EndSARS protests going on across the country. This formed part of the resolutions reached by the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital....... more

Edo Prison Break: FG launches manhunt for 1, 993 fleeing inmates

Edo Prison Break: FG launches manhunt for 1, 993 fleeing inmates The Federal Government has strongly condemned Monday’s invasion of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS Custodial Centres in Benin City and Oko in Edo state, saying it has begun a manhunt for about 1, 993 inmates who were freed from both facilities. Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola disclosed this in a...... more

Meet #EndSARS protesters' demand, or we attack ― N'Delta militants threaten FG

Meet #EndSARS protesters' demand, or we attack ― N'Delta militants threaten FG A coalition of nine renegade militant groups in the Niger-Delta region has declared support for the raging EndSARS protests across the country, saying they were ready to resume hostilities, attack oil and gas facilities if Federal Government did not meet the demands of protesting Nigerian youths. The militant groups under the...... more

Hoodlums set Lagos police station on fire

Hoodlums set Lagos police station on fire A group of people suspected to be hoodlums have burnt down the police station situated in Orile-Iganmu Local Government Area of Lagos State. Eyewitnesses said the incident occurred around 09.45 am. While the fire raged, no policeman nor members of the fire fighting department were sighted anywhere close to the scene....... more

Suspects in SARS detention center in Enugu evacuated -CP

Suspects in SARS detention center in Enugu evacuated -CP The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ahmad Abdurrahman, has stated that the detention facility of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, in the State is now empty as no suspect is currently in cell. Abdurrahman made the comments on Monday when he received Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who was accompanied by...... more

Ebonyi lawmakers give PDP ultimatum to zone presidency to South-East

Ebonyi lawmakers give PDP ultimatum to zone presidency to South-East The plot for the defection of top government officials in Ebonyi State to the All Progressives Congress (APC) thickened Monday with the state House of Assembly giving a seven-day ultimatum to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to zone the presidency to the South-East zone in...... more

FG begins N75bn support fund disbursement this week

FG begins N75bn support fund disbursement this week Beginning from this week, the Federal Government will start paying grants to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises that are successful to partake in the N75bn COVID-19 support schemes. On September 10, 2020, the Federal Government inaugurated two schemes to financially support about 1.7 million MSMEs across the country with N75bn. The...... more

Miyetti Allah accuses EndSARS protesters of trying to overthrow Buhari

Miyetti Allah accuses EndSARS protesters of trying to overthrow Buhari • Fingers Tinubu as sole financier of demonstrations The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Fulani Socio-cultural Association has accused the #EndSARS protesters of planning to undermine and overthrow democratically elected government of President Mohammadu Buhari. The association said the ethnic and regional colouration of the protests also show that some people from...... more

Tinubu hails protesters, carpets hoodlums, pleads for cessation

Tinubu hails protesters, carpets hoodlums, pleads for cessation All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has pleaded with the #ENDSARS protesters to end their protests, having “made considerable gains within a very short period.” He said with President Muhammadu Buhari’s showing of “laudable sensitivity to their grievances”, it is time for them to leave the streets...... more

Nigerian youths have right to protest, make demands, but I need time – Buhari

Nigerian youths have right to protest, make demands, but I need time – Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the peaceful protest against police brutality and calls for institutional reform in Nigeria. The president, however, urged the youth not to allow hoodlums to hijack the protests and also begged for more time to meet their demands. The Minister of Youth and Sports...... more

Buhari sacks Nigerian Copyright Commission chairman, Jaja

Buhari sacks Nigerian Copyright Commission chairman, Jaja President Muhammadu Buhari has removed the Chairman of the Governing Board of the Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr Tony Jaja. This is contained in a notice shared with journalists by the spokesperson for the Attorney-General of the Federation, Dr Umar Gwandu, on Monday. The document which was signed by the Solicitor-General of...... more

EFCC confirms Anonymous attempt to hack website

EFCC confirms Anonymous attempt to hack website Following the recent tempering of websites in the country by the group, Anonymous, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has disclosed that there were attempts to breach its website. Anonymous, a legion of hackers, had claimed responsibility for hitting the agency’s internet platform. The group also tempered with the Central...... more

#EndSARS: Vehicles, police station vandalised by hoodlums says Ekiti CP

#EndSARS: Vehicles, police station vandalised by hoodlums says Ekiti CP Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Tunde Mobayo, has described as barbaric and wicked, an attack on some police facilities by hoodlums in the state on Saturday. According to the CP, at least four vehicles parked at the Ikere Area Command as well as Ikere Divisional Police Headquarters were vandalised during an...... more

PDP condemns infiltration of #EndSARS protest in Edo by Vagabonds

PDP condemns infiltration of #EndSARS protest in Edo by Vagabonds The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Edo State chapter has condemned the infiltration of the #endsars protest by vagabonds.  In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chris Nehikhare, the party said:”As a responsible and compassionate political party, we did not only support the #EndSARS protests, but encouraged our supporters and members to...... more

#EndSARS: Edo govt sets up 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry

#EndSARS: Edo govt sets up 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry Edo State Government on Monday set up a 12-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry into circumstances surrounding the #EndSARS protests in the state. Secretary to the State Government(SSG), Osarodion Ogie Esq., in a statement, disclosed that the Panel has been given 90 days to complete the assignment. According to him, the Panel was...... more

Hoodlums break into Benin prison, set inmates free

Hoodlums break into Benin prison, set inmates free There has been a jail break at Benin prison along Sapele road aided by suspected hoodlums hiding under the guise of EndSARS protest. The alleged hoodlums had besieged the prison building chanting for the release of the prisoners when the inmates took advantage of the situation to break through the roof...... more

Oyo Deputy Governor narrates ordeals in hands of SARS operatives

Oyo Deputy Governor narrates ordeals in hands of SARS operatives Oyo State Deputy Governor, Mr. Rauf Olaniyan, has narrated his painful ordeals in the hands of operatives of the recently disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The deputy governor, who had last week joined the protesters to call for a ban of the unit, said he was brutalised on two different occasions...... more

Motorist crushes four #EndSARS protesters to death, injures four in Edo

Motorist crushes four #EndSARS protesters to death, injures four in Edo Four persons were reportedly crushed to death in Benin, Edo State in the wee hours of Sunday, when a Sport Utility Vehicle ran into a group of protesters who slept on the road. Four others who sustained serious injuries were said to have been rushed to the State Specialist Hospital for...... more

NLC writes Buhari, rejects airports’ concession

NLC writes Buhari, rejects airports’ concession The Nigeria Labour Congress has written a letter to  President Muhammadu Buhari disagreeing with the planned concession of four of the nation’s most viable airports. In the letter dated October 8, 2020 and signed by the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the congress warned the Federal Government that it would resist vehemently...... more

#EndSARS/Crocodile Smile: Military operation will backfire, protesters, others warn Buhari

#EndSARS/Crocodile Smile: Military operation will backfire, protesters, others warn Buhari • Soldiers will join protests, we won’t stop, campaigners dare FG • We won’t allow descent into anarchy, FG tells protesters #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...... more

Catholic Bishops back #EndSARS Protest, warn against use of force on protesters

Catholic Bishops back #EndSARS Protest, warn against use of force on protesters Catholic Bishops in Nigeria have said that they are fully in support of the ongoing action by Nigerian youths who are seeking end to Police brutality and general reform of the security system. The bishops who spoke under the auspices of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) said #EndSARS protest was...... more

NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests The National Examination Council postponed Paper I Computer Studies Practical’s scheduled for Monday, October 19, 2020, until November 16. This was contained in a statement by the Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, on Sunday. Sani said the decision was taken because of the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, affecting...... more

#EndSARS: protesters launch Online Radio ‘Soro Soke’

#EndSARS: protesters launch Online Radio ‘Soro Soke’ #EndSARS protesters on Sunday launched an online radio, called Soro Soke even as the protests continue across the country.  The Soro Soke radio has a bouquet of programmes aimed at educating and communicating with protesters and also coordinate activities nationwide. Soro Soke radio which has gone live will also serve as...... more

#EndSARS protest resumes in Lagos, Abuja, others

  #EndSARS protest resumes in Lagos, Abuja, others The #EndSARS demonstrations continued in different places across the country on Sunday and the action appears not to have an end in sight. In Lagos the nation’s commercial nerve centre, the #EndSARS protesters continued their call for not just an end to police brutality and bad governance, they also ask for...... more

SERAP sues Buhari, NASS leaders over hike in Electricity tariff, PMS price

SERAP sues Buhari, NASS leaders over hike in Electricity tariff, PMS price The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to court over the recent hike in electricity tariff and fuel price. The court action also have the imprimatur of 302 Nigerians. In a statement by SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare, titled...... more

 

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