#ENDSARS: Youth ignore police warning, stage protests

October 21, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Hundreds of Youth Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of #ENDSARS with protest across parts of Ibadan, the Oyo state capital in defiance of the warning by the state Police command. The protesters gathered at Iwo road interchange axis for the protest which finally kicked off as early as 9am and addressed by their leaders. Majority of the protesters with 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

Army plotting to demolish my late husband’s house, widow alleges

August 17, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A widow of a soldier Mrs. Faith Omoregie has appealed to relevant authorities to intervene and prevent authorities of the Nigerian army from demolishing her late husband’s house located at Oghede community, Ovia North East local government area of Edo state. Mrs. Omoregie whose community also host the army Barrack on Ekenmwan road claimed that her late husband house has been marked Read More

Breaking: Yoruba nation agitators released from Police detention in Lagos

July 27, 2021 Editor 0

Forty-seven protesters arrested by the Nigerian Police during the Yoruba Nation Rally held July 3, 2021, in Lagos State have been released from detention. The remaining person is still detained by the police after allegedly killing someone during one of their protest, 47 otherswere released after meeting their bail conditions. A Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, Lagos State had on July Read More

Breaking: Yoruba nation protesters defy Police, DSS, flood Lagos park

July 3, 2021 Editor 0

Despite warnings by security agencies, Yoruba Nation protesters are currently at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in Ojota, Lagos. The protesters are gathered at the Ojota venue in large numbers.  The protesters lamented the rising insecurity in the southwest, and attack on Sunday Igboho’s residence. Details coming…

LG polls: Crisis rocks Ogun APC over alleged selection of candidate

June 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Crisis seems to be looming in Ogun state All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the local government elections as aspirants in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state took to the street to protest the selection of a Chairmanship candidate battling certificate forgery scandal. The protesters who storm the premises of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Iwe Iroyin, Oke Read More

June 12: Osun warns protesters as military commences show of force

June 11, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun State Government has warned protesters planning to occupy the state on June 12 to beware of those that might be planning to hijack the protest. The Special Adviser to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola on security, Mrs Abiodun Ige, said the state government will not allow anybody to rupture the peace and tranquility that have existed in the state.  She said Read More

Breaking: Church members, other residents trapped as protest rocks Abuja

May 9, 2021 Editor 0

Protest by Okada riders in the populated Karu, a suburb area of Abuja has left many trapped inside their churches. Residents said the protest which started in the morning hours lingered till afternoon. It took heavy deployment of joint security operatives who dispersed the protesters before normalcy returned in the area located within Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC). One of Read More

Shiites kill policeman as Police nab 49 for ‘violent protest’

May 8, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A policeman, Asp Adama Ezekiel, was, Friday, killed during a protest by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites in Abuja. Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, ASP Mariam Yusuf, in a press statement in Abuja said: “The FCT Police Command on Friday, May 7, 2021, has successfully restored calm at Berger Roundabouts Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums kill 9 Policemen in less than 24 hours

May 8, 2021 Editor 0

Unknwon gunmen pn Saturday attacked Odoro Ikpe Police Station, in Ini Local Government Area (LGA) of Akwa Ibom state, and killed six officers on duty. The attack Blueprint gathered occurred in the early hours of Saturday when people were still sleeping. Before then, gunmen killed two police officers in two night attacks on police facilities in Emohua LGA of Rivers Read More

NBA, JUSUN protesters block Osun deputy governor

April 22, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Osun state branch of the Nigeria Bar Association and the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria Thursday blocked the convoy of the state deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi.  The action of the two union was part of protest demanding full implementation of their arms.  The two union had in the morning moved round the state capital, Osogbo, and decided to march to Read More

Stop assaulting Buhari’s fundamental right to life, group cautions London protesters

April 5, 2021 Editor 0

The protests by some Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s medical trip to the United Kingdom is unguided, unwarranted and an assault on his fundamental human right to life Nigeria First Movement has said. According to the group, it is within President Buhari’s right, like every other citizen, to seek routine medical checkup.  Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja, Secretary-General, Richard Read More

Lekkilies: Group wants AI, others sanctioned as US vindicates Nigerian Army

April 1, 2021 Editor 0

Following a report by the United States Department of State on the alleged killing of protesters at the Lekki toll gate, the Centre for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has called for sanctions on Amnesty International, Cable News Network (CNN) and others for misleading the world.  The group said the US has vindicated the Nigerian Army of any wrongdoing during the Read More

Protesters storm APC, demand extension of membership registration, revalidation

March 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress have staged a protest at national headquarters of the party, asking the it leadership to extend the ongoing party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise. The protesters had stormed the party’s Secretariat Monday  in Abuja, by 10.30am in a sting operation that lasted for about 30 minutes, displaying posters with various inscriptions, collectively Read More

Airport location: Anambra women protest naked over land encroachment

March 8, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Over one hundred angry women from Enuagu, Umuinu and Umuopu kindreds of Ifite village in Umueri community, Anambra East Local Council Monday, went naked to protest an alleged encroachment on their ancestral land by some state government agents. The disputed land, it was learnt lies closed to the location of the ongoing Anambra International Cargo and Passenger Airport, Umueri but Read More

Re: Okereke’s murder; Mr. Speaker, we need justice not sympathy.

December 2, 2020 Blueprint 0

“My value for human life and my respect for all people, irrespective of social-economic status, is what endeared me to these vendors and these are the reasons why I stop my convoy quite often to connect with them.” – Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila. The above quote from Honourable Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, reacting to the death Read More

Why we froze #EndSARS protesters’ accounts – Access Bank

November 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The management of Access Bank on Friday gave reasons why it froze the accounts of its customers linked to #EndSARS protest. The bank in a statement in Abuja said it only obeyed a directive of the regulator, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), based on a valid court order. It, however, sympathised with the affected customers, adding that it hoped Read More

Top Nigerian bank sued for blocking protest-linked accounts

November 5, 2020 Blessing Anaro 0

Access Bank Plc, Nigeria’s biggest lender, is accused of illegally blocking an account used to promote media coverage of protests against police brutality that recently swept Africa’s most populous country. Gatefield Nigeria Ltd., a public affairs company, filed a case against Access Bank in a federal court in Abuja, the capital, on October 28, accusing the lender of “unilaterally restricting” Read More

NBA to Lagos AG: Release innocent citizens, #EndSARS protesters

November 4, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Lagos State branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the State Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, to release innocent citizens arrested during the #EndSARS protests. The association made the plea in a letter signed by the branch Chairman, Mr Yemi Akangbe and Chairman, NBA Lagos Human Rights Committee, Mr Okey Ilofulunwa, Read More

#EndSARS/#Securenorth: Dear South, North has challenges too

November 3, 2020 Abdullahi D. Mohammed 0

Without doubt, the #EndSARS protest which engulfed the country is a metaphor that encapsulate everything wrong with Nigeria, which, in the long run, would reshape the contours and structure of power and governance in the country. As most will agree, what started off as an online protest against the notoriety of SARS— a police unit, in brutalizing innocent Nigerians has Read More

SACP, others condemn attacks on #EndSARS protesters

October 30, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

A non-partisan youth movement, Standup Against Corrupt Politicians, SACP, has strongly condemned hoodlums’ attacks on people protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. There have been protests in most parts of the country since Wednesday last week by Nigerians, mostly youths, who called for disbanding of SARS, accusing the police squad of corruption, high-handedness and harassment. Despite Read More