Friday, October 23, 2020

End SARS: Defense Minister Warns Protesters

Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, has warned End SARS protesters against national security breach. He advised them not to allow their agitation be hijacked by people with ulterior motives. The retired General gave the caution in Abuja on Sunday, when the Coordinator, Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO), Danladi Pasali led the national and state officials on courtesy visit. Mohammad...

End SARS: Lawyers For Protesters Ready, Office Holders Must Earn Workers’ Salary – UAC

The United Action For Change (UAC) on Monday urged End SARS protesters to carry on peacefully. The organisation, led by renowned rights activist and lawyer, Muiz Banire (SAN), said all hands must be on deck to end police brutality and make Nigeria better. Banire was a commissioner in Lagos State and former National Legal Adviser of...

Phone Theft: #EndSARS Protesters Nab, Hand Over Suspect To Police

#EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate area of Lagos on Saturday nabbed and handed over a co-protester, for stealing a phone. According to a statement by the Police Public Relations Officer at the Lagos State Command, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Sunday, the protesters who were angry about the incident descended on him and beat...

Photos: #EndSARS Protesters Block CBN Headquarters Abuja

#EndSARS protesters on Sunday blocked the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters, calling for an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings.  The protest which has lasted over 10 days is also holding in other parts of the country with the protesters vowing not to leave the streets until their demands are met. Although the Inspector-General...

#EndSARS: Youths Set Up Helplines, Charging Ports To Support Protesters

The ingenuity of Nigerian youths while protesting Police brutality has been consistent as people from different walks of life offer their services pro bono. Helplines and charging ports, among others, have been set up by the protesters to press home their demands. https://twitter.com/fkabudu/status/1317403478516506625?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1317403478516506625%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.channelstv.com%2F2020%2F10%2F18%2Fendsars-youths-set-up-helplines-charging-ports-to-support-protesters%2F https://twitter.com/fkabudu/status/1317480327686852611?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1317480327686852611%7Ctwgr%5Eshare_3%2Ccontainerclick_0&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.channelstv.com%2F2020%2F10%2F18%2Fendsars-youths-set-up-helplines-charging-ports-to-support-protesters%2F The #EndSARS protests have given a platform to the youths to prove they can...

#EndSARS: ‘Tremendous Progress’ Has Been Made To Meet Protesters’ Demands, Says Ogunlesi

The Special Adviser to the President on Digital Media, Tolu Ogunlesi, has said that tremendous progress has been and is still being made to meet the demands of Nigerians protesting against police brutality in the country. “If you look at the 5 for 5, you can see that quite tremendous progress has been made on...

#EndSARS: For Some Of Us, SARS Has Been Beneficial – Gov Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State believes the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was helpful in tackling insecurity in some parts of the country.  The notorious police unit was last Sunday dissolved by the Inspector-General (IGP), Mohammed Adamu after days of protests calling for its scrapping. But Governor Sule says a reformation of the unit would...

‘Exercise Crocodile Smile’ Not Targetted At #EndSARS Protesters – Army

The Nigerian Army says its ‘Operation Crocodile Smile’ which is kicking off across the country this week is not targeted at the #EndSARS protests. A statement issued by the Army Spokesperson Musa Sagir on Saturday noted that the exercise, scheduled to commence from October 20, to December 31, 2020, has no relationship with any lawful...

#EndSARS: This Government Should Not Act As If People Trust Them – Seun Kuti

Afrobeat musician and activist Seun Kuti has called on the Federal Government to listen to protesters across the nation and meet their demands and avoid taking decisions based on the belief that it had the trust of the people. “This government should not act as if people trust them,” he said during an appearance on...

Soldiers Block Scene Of Planned #EndSARS Protest In Abuja

Soldiers have blocked the scene of planned #EndSARS in Abuja, the nation’s capital. As at early this morning, the soldiers can be seen at scene of the planned protest at Aya roundabout. Also, police officers are stationed in front of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) headquarters with armoured personnel carrier, water cannons. Protesters had earlier camped...

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