#EndSARS: Group demands end to protests, cites human rights abuses

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Civil Situation Room has called for an immediate suspension of the #EndSARS protests across the country over human rights abuses.  The situation room, consisting of over 100 human rights groups said the protests have taken a violent twist in recent days, infringing on the rights of other citizens and entrenching criminal activities. Protests demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

#EndSARS: Inter-Faith group rises against same sex marriage propagation

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

The National Inter- Faith and Religious Organisations for Peace (NIFROP) has expressed displeasure with Pastor E.A Adeboye, Bishop David Oyedepo and other respected clerics over alleged links to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTQ) community in stoking the #EndSARS protests In a statement signed by Director of Publicity, Rev. Steven Onwu, Monday, the clerics alleged that the intention was to overthrow the government and Read More

Amnesty reveals how many killed since #EndSARS protest started

October 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

At least 15 people have been killed, including two policemen, since protests against police brutality erupted in Nigeria this month, according to Amnesty International on Monday. Anger over abuses by Nigeria police’s notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) forced the government to scrap the unit, but protests have continued and snowballed into calls for sweeping changes in the West African powerhouse. Read More

Nigerians in Diaspora caution #EndSARS protesters

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Some well-meaning Nigerians in the diaspora have warned #EndSARS protesters not to cross the red line with the call for President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation.  According to the Nigerians in Diaspora Monitoring Group (NDMG), United Kingdom chapter, any attempt to violently coerce a legitimately elected president in any country to resign was a treasonable felony.  The group gave this warning in a statement Read More

Crocodile Smile: Exercise has nothing to do with #EndSARS protests – Human rights lawyer

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Contrary to reports, a civil rights lawyer, Osuagwu Ugochukwu, has said that the Nigerian Army’s operation ‘Crocodile Smile’ has no relationship with the ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country.   In a statement on Sunday, Ugochukwu said the military has never involved itself in the civil uproar at all in any form whatsoever.  Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Nigerian Army ‘ll not clampdown on protesters – Activist

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Human Rights Activist and field researcher of the Global Amnesty Watch, Terrance Kuanum, has stated that the Launch of Exercise Crocodile Smile by the Nigerian Army would not clamp down on peaceful protesters across the country. He stated this during an interview with newsmen on Sunday. Kuanum believed that the Nigerian Army has evolved into a professional force with respect Read More

Focus on Police reforms, coalition urges #EndSARS protesters

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

The Coalition for Democracy (CD) has urged #EndSARS protesters in Nigeria to focus on the theme of their campaign on reforming the Nigeria Police in order not to allow subversive elements hijack the protest. President of the Coalition, Comrade Samson Atawodi, who spoke with newsmen in Abuja, said since President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Read More

#EndSARS: Group warns against turning Nigeria into Syria, Libya

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

A coalition of youths under the aegis of Nigeria Youths Organisation (NYO) has raised the alarm that the ongoing protests against the special anti robbery squad (SARS) has been hijacked by “perceived agent provocateurs hell bent on causing mayhem in the country.” NYO President, Ambassador Abdullahi Abubakar Wali, at a press conference in Abuja warned that Nigeria cannot afford the Read More

#EndSARS: Call for Buhari’s resignation unacceptable, politically instigated – NDF

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has warned individuals and groups hiding under the guise of the #EndSARS protest to demand President Muhammadu Buhari’s resignation to desist.  According to the NDF, the agenda of the Organisation for Global Youth Peace Empowerment and Development Initiative (OGYPEDI) and others were unacceptable and politically motivated. Protest across the country demanding an end to Police brutality Read More

Group hails #EndSARS protesters, launches pro-Nigeria campaign

October 17, 2020 Editor 0

A group, #March4Nigeria has applauded Nigerians calling for an end to police brutality across the country through peaceful protest.  According to the group, the #EndSARS protest is a “vocalisation of our yearnings and freedom, which have been trampled and repressed for too long”.  Protest across the nation calling for an end to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit of the Police on Read More

EndSARS protest: Gunshots as 2 die in Edo

October 16, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The ongoing peaceful #EndSARS protest in States across the country by concerned Nigerian citizens, Friday turned bloody in Benin City, Edo state following the death of two persons. The protesters, mainly youths were protesting alleged  brutality and extortions by operatives of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS)- a unit of the police. The peaceful protest which begun at about 9.30AM Read More

Police brutality: Reps to partner NBA on new reform laws

October 14, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives will collaborate with national leadership of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), as the parliament works on new legislations to address police brutality and human rights violations. This is as National President of the NBA, Olumide Akpatta, has given assurance that his association would ensure a good collaboration with the House with a view to coming up Read More

Breaking: RCCG General Overseer Adeboye joins #EndSARS, #EndSWAT protest

October 14, 2020 Editor 0

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, Wednesday night, joined #EndSARS and #EndSWAT protesters to demand for end to Police brutality. Pastor Adeboye who made his views known via his twitter handle wrote, “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men will not see visions if we don’t keep them Read More

Lawmaker lauds Buhari over dissolution of SARS

October 13, 2020 Aideloje Ojo 0

  The lawmaker representing Niger East  Senatorial District at the National Assembly,  Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the prompt action he took in dissolving the Special Anti Robbery Squard (SARS). Senator Musa stated this Tuesday in a press statement  issued  in Minna.  He said the directive from the presidency upon which the IGP acted has restored Read More

Super Eagles, Chelsea stars join #EndSARS protest ahead Algeria clash

October 9, 2020 Goal 0

Nigerian players Leon Balogun, John Ogu, former goalkeeper Carl Ikeme and Chelsea loanee Malang Sarr have joined youths in the West African country in calling for an end to police brutality. Nigerian youths took to the streets in large numbers on Friday to protest against the activities of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit in the Nigeria Police Force. Unlike other security outfits, SARS officials Read More

3 cops in video dehumanising woman in custody – Police

July 25, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has said that all three policemen and one civilian involved in the dehumanizing treatment of a woman in a viral video have been arrested and in custody. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, in a press statement, Friday in Abuja, said: “The Nigeria Police have arrested the remaining two persons involved in the Read More

Mayweather offers to pay for George Floyd’s funeral

June 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Floyd Mayweather has offered to cover the funeral expenses for George Floyd, the African-American man whose death while in police custody in Minneapolis prompted protests across the United States. The former five-division world champion’s promotional company, Mayweather Promotions, confirmed on Twitter he had made the offer, and several local media reports have said the family have accepted. TMZ Sports tweeted Read More