Again, another #Endpolicebrutality protest rocks Osun

April 8, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Protest against police brutality has rescucitated in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday, as some youths and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) barricaded Olaiya flyover over alleged killing of a 32-year-old businessman, Abiola Afolabi, by policemen in the state. The protesters alleged that the police also detained a friend of the deceased, Matthew and harassed mother of one of the victims. The protest Read More

Breaking: Sanwo-Olu keeps to promise, releases white paper on #EndSARS report in Lagos

November 30, 2021 Editor 0

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has kept his word with the release of White Paper on the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry report regarding Lekki Toll Gate incident and #EndSARS issues. Commissioner for Information and Strategy Mr. Gbenga Omotoso who disclosed this on Tuesday night said the full document would be made available very soon. Details loading…

#EndSARS report: Resign now, Nnamani tells Lai Mohammed

November 18, 2021 Editor 0

Few days after the Lagos judicial panel of inquiry submitted reports on Lekki shooting incident and police brutality cases to the state government, popular LPG expert and public affairs analyst, Dr Kenechukwu Nnamani, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to sack his Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, “for lying to Nigerians.” According to him, he explained that Read More

The #EndSARS panel report

November 18, 2021 Dan Agbese 0

I bet I was not the only one who feared that the work of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters would suffer one of two familiar injuries or both. One, it would be inconclusive. The panel would speak from both sides of the mouth and serve the public Read More

Revealed! What US told Lagos govt over #EndSARS report

November 16, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche, Abuja 0

The United States has tasked the Lagos state and federal governments on taking suitable measures to address allegations of abuses against some members of the security forces as well as the grievances of the victims of the #EndSARS protests and their families. The US Mission, Tuesday, in a statement on the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry Report stated: “The United Read More

#EndSARS: Declare October 20th National Freedom Day, group urges FG

October 25, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A nongovernmental organisation, NGO, JusticeNOW International, (JNI), has urged the federal government to declare October 20th of every year National Freedom Day. JNI also vowed to continue working towards the safety and progress of the youth as well as the protection of the sovereignty of Nigeria as one indivisible nation. The president of JusticeNOW International, Comrade Vik-Morrow Okon Ulo, said Read More

CSOs protest clamp down on #EndSARS anniversary briefing in Enugu

October 21, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

A coalition of 19 civil society groups in Enugu known as Action Group on Free Civic Space (AGFCS),Wednesday frowned at the rude and abrupt stoppage of a press briefing it earlier planned to mark the anniversary of the #EndSars Now protest. The group in a press statement condemned the clamp down and called on the federal government to, without delay, Read More

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FG, Police yet to learn from #ENDSARS protest – Afenifere

October 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Pan Yoruba Socio political organisation Afenifere Thursday stated that the positive lessons inherent in the ENDSARS protest have not been learnt in Nigeria. Afenifere stated this in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Comrade Jare Ajayi, and made available to journalists in Ibadan. The organisation said it was unfortunate that the alleged high handed manner with which the police Read More

FCT Police nab 10 for robbery, drug peddling

March 21, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The FCT Police Command has arrested 10 suspects for armed robbery and drug peddling along Mpape, Kado-Biko and Life-Camp axis. A press statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP  Mariam Yusuf, Sunday in Abuja, said: “Amongst the suspects are: Ibrahim Abdulrasheed, 26; Abubakar Rabiu, 23; Abdulmumini Bello, 19; Abubakar Mohammed, 20; and an ex-convict Shaban Abubakar, 19; arrested Read More

CAFCC: Enyimba sure of victory over Orlando Pirates

March 16, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Two time African champions, Enyimba Football Club of Aba gaffer  Fatai Osho insists his team is well prepared for Wednesday’s CAF Confederation Cup away clash against South Africa’s Orlando Pirates. The Peoples Elephant will look to build on their impressive 2-1 home win against Ahli Benghazi of Libya on matchday one when they come up against the Buccaneers at the Read More

Blame the youth if Nigeria collapses – Abdu

March 12, 2021 BABA YUSUF 0

Iliyasu Abdu is seeking to become the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He told journalists in this interview that he will ensure that everybody in the party complies with the rules guiding the party. He said if elected, he will take the party to higher heights. Abdu spoke on other national issues. BABA YUSUF was there. How do Read More

#EndSARS gains US policy priority

March 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria is facing threat of more civil unrest in 2021 as the US adopts a major foreign policy change that will transform civil society organizations into the hub of interactions in pursuit of its strategic interests in the country, signalled by the imminent “alignment with the #EndSARS movement and its call for good governance, democracy and human rights”. The protests Read More

Herders: Why innocent Fulani must speak up – US-based activist

March 5, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

A United States of America-based Nigerian peace activist, Prince Ayo Manuel Ajisebutu has said the current herders/farmers’ tension across Nigeria is heightened by the inaction of the innocent herders who have kept mute while their kinsmen wreak havoc on host communities. Ajisebutu likened the situation to the one described by the legendary Martin Luther King who says: “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression Read More

MRA wants IGP to prosecute, arrest policemen involved in torture of Journalists

March 4, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today called on the Inspector-General of Police to order the arrest and prosecution of the policemen, led by Mr. Shola Jejeloye, who assaulted, tortured and dehumanized The Guardian newspaper reporter, Mr. Eniola Daniel, on Sunday while he was covering the demolition of the shops along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway in Lagos. The organization stressed that no democratic Read More

Food blockade of south by north — not in Nigeria’s best interest, by Fredrick Nwabufo

March 1, 2021 Fredrick Nwabufo 0

No region in Nigeria is a self-sufficient archipelago. None is more fortunate in human and material assets than the other. Each region has its unique quality and contributes a consequential substance to Nigeria. None is greater than the other. We are like geopolitical sextuplets sharing one umbilical cord – nourished and oxygenated by mother Nigeria. It is delusive to assume Read More

I was shot by SARS 2 months after my wedding in 2017- complainant

February 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

A complainant before the Independent Investigative Panel on Allegations of Human Rights Violations by defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Units of the Nigeria Police, Kinsley Ezera Kalu, on Thursday narrated how SARS operative in Abuja shot him on his left leg while on an evening outing with his wife, on 18th of October, 2017. Testifying before Dr.GarbaTetengi, SAN Read More

Breaking: Lagos Judicial panel compensates 2 with N20m over police brutality

February 19, 2021 Editor 0

Two persons Kudirat Obayomi and Hannah Olugbodi who brutalised by Police have been awarded N10 million each as compensation by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Restitution and Inquiry. The panel was set up to investigate cases of police brutality especially involving officers of the now-defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in the wake of #ENDSARS protest across the country. The Read More

Alleged threat to life: former Zamfara gov Yerima appears before IIP-SARS, ready to settle outside panel

February 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Former Zamfara state Governor, Senator Ahmad Yerima on Wednesday appeared before the Independent Investigative Panel on alleged human rights violation by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police following his summon over alleged complicity in threatening the life of a businessman, Alhaji Musa Wapa. Yerima was summoned by the panel to answer to allegations Read More

#Occupylekki: Harassment, arrest of protesters police illegal – SPN

February 14, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

The Socialist Party of Nigeria (SPN), on Saturday condemned the harassment and arrest of protesters by the Nigeria police, demanding their immediate and unconditional release.  SPN in a statement signed by its Acting National Chairperson,  Comrade Abiodun Bamigboye and National Secretary, Comrade  Chinedu Bosah stated that the arrest and harassment of the protesters by the police was unconstitutional. The party Read More

Yoruba group vows to mobilise against troublemakers in South-west

February 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A socio-cultural group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF), has warned all those fomenting trouble under the guise of fighting for the freedom of the South-west to desist or risk the wrath of its millions of members across the region. Speaking against the backdrop of the recent violence in Ibarapa Local Government Area of Oyo state, YAF national coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, in Read More

Breaking: Police clampdown on #OccupyLekki protesters as #DefendLagos group withdraws

February 13, 2021 Editor 0

Up to 10 protesters have been reportedly arrested by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate. One of the coordinators of #OccupyLekkiTollgate Kunle Ajayi who revealed this said the arrested protesters are currently in police custody. Meanwhile, the #DefendLagos group led by Alabi Oladimeji, has suspended its counter-protest expected to hold at the #Lekkitollgate Saturday. He made this known at Read More

Breaking: Court unfreezes accounts of ‘#EndSARS promoters’

February 10, 2021 Editor 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Wednesday, unfreezed accounts linked to alleged #EndSARS promoters. The court in its judgement vacated an order it earlier made on November 4, 2020, which directed banks to freeze accounts that were linked to alleged promoters of the #EndSARS protest that rocked the nation last year. The court, in a ruling by Justice Ahmed Read More

Kwali speaker commends FCTA for prompt release of allocations in 2020

February 10, 2021 Emmanuel Ologun, Abuja 0

The Speaker, Kwali Legislative Assembly, Mr. Daniel Nuhu Kwali, has commended the Federal Government and the FCT Administration for ensuring prompt release of revenues allocations to the six area councils of the territory last year. Daniel Nuhu stated that although the funds were not sufficient to meet all the needs outlined, the area councils have judiciously utilised the allocations provided Read More