Breaking: Commuters stranded as protesters block Abuja highway (PICTURES)

May 20, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Angry protesters on Friday set bonfires on Giri-Gwagwalada road to protest against tenure elongation for the outgoing chairmen and councilors of area councils in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Muhammad Bello, had on Thursday suspended the proposed inauguration of the newly elected chairmen and councilors across the FCT councils Details loading…

VIDEO: Nigerian students stage protest as ASUU plans indefinite strike

May 9, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigerian students living in Lagos state, Monday, took to the street to protest the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU). This is coming after a viral tweet shared by ASUU on their official Twitter account, Sunday, reads; “#BREAKING: @ASUU NGN EndsWarning strike tomorrow. “The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will end its warning strike tomorrow Read More

Pictures: Traders protest colleague’s death in Lagos

April 27, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Traders in Computer Village, Ikeja the Lagos state capital on Wednesday protested over the killing of fellow trader, Chikere Obieshi by security operative belonging to the Mobile police Unit. The protesters carried placards with different inscriptions demanding justice for their colleague.

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

The planned protest by ex-political appointees in Kogi state

March 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The planned protest by the past political and appointed office holders in Kogi state is an embarrassment which the state government must urgently do all in its power to avoid. Recently, the state has severally been in the news negatively due to the perceived actions and inactions of the state government. It is with utter dismay that the new direction Read More

Protesters storm Lagos Assembly over attacks by land grabbers

February 25, 2022 Temitope Musowo 0

Hundreds of protesters from Etegbin community in Oto-Awori Local Council Development Area (LCDA) in Lagos on Friday stormed the House of Assembly over alleged invasion of their land by hoodlums and land grabbers. The protesters who came with placards with different inscriptions accused one Muraina Azeez of hiring Moruf Owonla, a.k.a Koko, to disrupt the peace in their community. Their Read More

AAUA students protest over Akungba-Akoko road mishaps

February 4, 2022 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Hundreds of students of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba in Ondo state have protested against the incessant fatal road accidents near their campus over the years, mostly caused by articulated trucks plying the University community. The latest protest was fuelled by an accident that claimed the life of a former student of the institution, simply identified as Michael, on Friday in Read More

Ondo youth protest increase in price of sachet water

December 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ondo youth in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo local government council area of Ondo state, has protested hike in the price of bags of satchet water popularly known as pure water. The price has risen to N200 per bag. The youth prevented satchet water vehicles from selling their goods, including those coming from Okitipupa axis and vowed not to allow Read More

Minister of trade distances self from ploy to remove Perm Sec by union

November 11, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Minister of Industry Trade and Investment Richard Adebayo has distanced himself from the ploy to remove the permanent secretary of the ministry, Dr Evelyn Ngige . The minister was reacting following a protest at the ministry on Wednesday by staff union of the ministry demanding the redeployment Dr Ngige, stating that her presence can no longer guarantee industrial harmony Read More

Groups petition IG, others, over plot to smear Buhari, Emefiele

November 3, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Two groups, Nigeria First Movement and True Nigeria Patriots have raised alarm over plot by some persons, described as impostors using the names of the organizations to smear the name President Muhammadu Buhari and Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.  The groups alleged that faceless persons have set out to use their names and organise protests by Read More

Ex-militants storm Gov Ayade’s office over unpaid allowances

October 25, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Ex-militants, who before now operated under the name ‘Bakassi Strike Force,’ Monday, baricaded Gov Ben Ayade’s office, demanding payment of their unpaid allowances.They threatened to pull down the main gate of the Governor’s Office. Dressed in black, and led by one ‘Tomaya, the ex-militants caused a severe traffic hold up along the ever busy Leopard Town/Diamond Hill where the Governor’s Read More

FCT journalists protest over missing colleague, Tordue Salem

October 25, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ ), FCT Council, Monday, staged a peaceful protest in front of Nigeria Police Force Headquarters in Abuja over the disappearance of its member and reporter with Vangaurd newspaper, Tordue Salem, for over 12 days. The journalists from different media organisations, dressed in black outfits, marched from the Ministry of Women Affairs to force Read More

Beijing 2022: Protest staged at Winter Olympics torch lighting

October 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

The flame for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics was lit on Monday in a ceremony as human rights activists protested nearby. Several protesters with banners managed to get into the event being held at Greece’s ancient Olympia before being stopped by security. A number of others were reportedly detained by police outside. It is the latest demonstration around the games, Read More

Management closes down OAU, asks students to go home

October 2, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Authority of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has announced closing that of the university till further notice. The closure, according to a release by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olanrewaju, Friday evening, became necessary to forestall breakdown of law and order following the continuous protest of the students. A 24-year-old, female, final year student of the Department of Foreign Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Natives protest demolition, seizure of land in Nyanya-Gwandara

August 12, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The Gbagyi natives of Nyanya – Gwandara in Karu local government area of Nasarawa state, Thursday protested the demolition of some of their houses and seizure of ancestral land located at Nayanya – Gwandara by the state government. Blueprint reports that the protesters, who carried placards with inscription, ‘Gov AA Sule, leave our land’, ‘Gov Sule stop invasion and unlawful Read More

Confusion over IPOB’s sit-at-home order

August 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) sit-at-home order slated to commence on Monday August 9, 2021 has been treated with lots of confusion. While a faction of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide is commending IPOB for adhereing to it’s earlier appeal to suspend the action, a statement accredited to  the younger brother of  Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB, Kanunta Kanu said the Read More

Assaults on journalists: NUJ directs media blackout to Bauchi police

July 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following recurring assaults on journslists at public functions by the men of the Bauchi state command of the Nigeria police, the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has directed all media organizations in the state to suspend coverage of all police activities in the state. The union gave the directive in a press release signed by the state chairman Umar Sa’id Read More

Passengers protest as Air Peace delays domestic flight for 12 hours

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Scores of domestic passengers on Wednesday protested the delay of their flight by Air Peace at the Murtala Muhammad Local Airport in Lagos. The passengers lamented that their flight was postponed without prior notice by the airline from 8am till 8pm. This is coming a few days after the Federal Government said airline operators in the country must refund the Read More

Reps fight over controversial Electoral Act clause

July 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday engaged in fisticuffs as tempers rose over disagreement on a clause in the Electoral Act amendment Bill currently being considered. This was as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila.announced invitation of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmud Yakub and Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), NCC Umar Danbatta, Read More