#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

#EndSARS: NYCN rallies youths against looting, destruction of properties

October 26, 2020 Agi Onda 0

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has expressed concerns over the mindless looting and destruction of private and public properties by hoodlums across the country. NYCN president, Solomon Adodo, while speaking with reporters in Abuja, Monday said it was unfortunate that the #EndSARS protest was being hijacked by unpatriotic elements bent on wrecking government and the hapless citizens of Read More

#EndSARS aftermath: Minister, Makinde mend fences, team up in Oyo

October 26, 2020 Editor 0

Minister of Youth and Sports Development Mr. Sunday Dare and Oyo state Governor Engineer Seyi Makinde have resolved to set aside their political affiliations in a bid to bring development to the youth and Oyo state in general.  Speaking during a  courtesy visit to the governor in Ibadan on Monday, Mr. Dare said, “The President is profoundly committed to the pursuit of youth development  programmes. We have Read More

#EndSARS protesters, opposition using fake news to discredit military – NDF

October 23, 2020 Editor 0

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has said the #EndSARS protesters and opposition politicians are using fake news to discredit the Nigerian military.  The NDF raised this alarm in a press statement signed by its Secretary-General Bolaji Abdulkadir on Friday.  According to the group, the protesters were to be blamed for the growing spate of violence and attacks on law enforcement agents Read More

Popular American rapper drums support for #EndSARS protest

October 23, 2020 Blueprint 0

The #EndSARS protest has gotten the support of American rapper, Meek Mill who revealed that his heart broke while watching videos of police violence in Nigeria. Nigerian youths have been protesting against police brutality and extrajudicial killing for weeks now. The rapper took to Twitter and wrote, ”#ENDSARS I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT WATCHING CRAZY VIDEOS from #Nigeria IT LOOKS Read More

Breaking: Buhari calls off protests nationwide… Read full Presidential broadcast

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the #EndSARS protesters that their grievances are being addressed after the SARS was disbanded. The President also called on protesters to stop all forms of protest and embrace dialogue as government was committed in addressing their grievances. Buhari who spoke during his broadcast said the essence of scrapping SARS was part of effort geared towards Read More

Breaking: Lalong makes fresh pronouncement on curfew in Jos

October 22, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state has relaxed the earlier 24 hours curfew. The new timeline will now run from 6am to 8pm effective from Friday October 23, 2020. The Secretary to the Government of Plateau State (SGS) Danladi Atu, said in press statement on Thursday. The full statement reads, “Following resolutions reached at a high level stakeholders’ meeting chaired Read More

At last, Osinbajo opens up on Lekki shootings

October 22, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has spoken more than 24 hours after Soldiers allegedly shot at some #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos state. Osinbajo who spoke early Thursday via his Twitter handle wrote, “My heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings, and also the policemen and all other men and women who lost Read More

Take responsibility for killings, PDP tells Buhari Presidency

October 21, 2020 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take responsibility for the shooting and reported killing of peaceful and unarmed young protesters by military operatives at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos on Tuesday night. PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Wednesday stated that, President Buhari is Read More

Happening now: Hoodlums set NPA house, BRT park on fire in Lagos

October 21, 2020 Editor 0

From Apapa in Lagos, Blueprint has been reliably informed that the office of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) has become the latest place to be set ablaze on Wednesday. The raging fire was also triggered inside another government-owned facility where BRT buses are packed and operated from. Earlier, a privately-owned and managed television station Television Continental (TVC). No official statement Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as Soldiers open fire on #EndSARS protesters, 1 feared dead, many injured

October 20, 2020 Editor 0

Soldiers manning Lekki toll gate area in Lagos state reportedly fired heavy gunshots at #EndSARS protesters Monday evening. The troops who were part of those deployed for Operation Crocodile Smile allegedly shot several times at the protesters who sat down peacefully. An eyewitness who spoke to Blueprint said one person was seen lying dead on the floor while many others 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

VIDEO: Hoodlums attack #EndSARS protesters in Abuja, set many cars ablaze

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The video clip attached to this story shows how hoodlums set many cars ablaze at a roadside car pack in Abuja on Monday. The miscreants who were protesting against the blockade of the Apo mechanic village road by #EndSARS protesters, went berserk and attacked passersby before torching the vehicles. About seven vehicles were burnt down during the violence which also 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

Breaking: Police unleash teargas, brutality on #EndSARS protesters in Abuja

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Again, armed policemen, Monday, brutalised #EndSARS protesters in Karu, a suburb in Abuja. Karu is under Abuja Municipal Area Council but shares boundary with Nasarawa state. The #EndSARS protesters with banners having different inscriptions such as ‘EndSARS Now’, ‘#Endpolicebrutality’, #EndBadGovernance’ etc. had stood their ground and sang protest songs and chants despite warning by the policemen. According to an eyewitness, Read More

Breaking: Hoodlums hijack #EndSARS protest in Edo, Lagos, attack police station (VIDEO)

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

Hoodlums , Monday morning, visited #EndSARS protesters in Ugbekun Police Station Benin Edo state capital and Lagos state with mayhem, thereafter attacked police stations. The hoodlums also vandalised other properties within the police premises. First responders including firefighters were yet to be seen at the incident venue as of the time of filing this report. A video clip by a Read More

Breaking: Residents stranded, groan as #EndSARS protesters block airport road in Abuja, troops deployed

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

#EndSARS protesters early Monday blocked popular airport road in Abuja for the second time in three days. Residents from Kuje axis are the worst hit as the protesters barricaded the area. On Friday, Abuja residents had similar experience as the protesters intensified their movement on the same airport road, a situation that forced many to sleep on the road. Some Read More

Breaking: Thugs sent to kill me, Oyetola opens up day after attack in Osun

October 18, 2020 Editor 0

Day after he was attacked, Osun state Governor Adegboyega Oyetola has revealed that thugs were unleashed to kill him. Oyetola who spoke on Sunday morning during a state broadcast said inspite of the instigated attack, he instructed his security team to remain calm. Blueprint reports that the governor escaped unhurt after hoodlums started hauling stones at his convoy when he 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

Ebonyi youths invade LG hqs, protest 10-year blackout

October 16, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Residents of Afikpo North Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi state Friday staged a peaceful protest against the more than 10 years of blackout in the town. Cashing into the #EndSARS protest rocking the country, more than 500 youths from the LGA, organised by Mr Enyum Ogbonnia Amaechi, abandoned their business to join others in chanting songs as they made Read More

Happening now: #EndSARS protesters shutdown Abakaliki, insist on meeting Ebonyi gov

October 15, 2020 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

#EndSARS protesters are currently blocking the road leading to old Government House Abakaliki, Ebonyi state Police Headquarters, State High court insisting that Governor Dave Umahi or his deputy Kelechi Igwe should address them. The protesters led by a popular Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, refused being addressed by the state Commissioner for Internal Security and border peace, Stanley Okoro-Emegha. Two days Read More