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States’ Judicial Panel Submit #EndSARS Reports

In what was tagged to be a non-partisan solidarity demonstration against excessive abuse of authority, Nigeria youths in October 2020 championed a nationwide protest demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over its extra-judicial brutalities against the youth. Although the protest started in 2016 when Nigerian activists, youths… You must be registered to […]Read More

US Lawmakers Hold Off Defence Arms Sale To Nigeria

America’s lawmakers have blocked the proposed sale of attack helicopters to Nigeria over concerns about the Nigerian government’s human rights record as its military grapples with multiple security crises at once. Recall that an undisclosed number of persons were killed at the Lekki tollgate back in October 2020, after the Nigerian army opened fire on […]Read More

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How Twitter Promoted Movements In Nigeria (Part 2)

While the ‘indefinite suspension’ of Twitter has generated a lot of concerns in Nigeria,  the microblogging platform had, in time’s past, been used to drive opinions of the people to the government or affected agencies. With an estimate of 40 million Nigerians operating on the platform, several movements have been… You must be registered to […]Read More

#EndSARS: Pathologists Tenders 99 Bodies Of Protesters

Chief pathologist at the Lagos State University, John Obafunwa has submitted the autopsy result carried out on bodies recovered across Lagos during the EndSARS protest on October 20, 2020. Obafunwa’s report indicates that the 99 bodies recovered are of protesters at the Lekki tollgate and other parts of the state on the night of the […]Read More

To Protect Or Oppress? The Culture Of Military Phobia In

In Nigeria, 7 out of 10 persons between the ages of 16 to 35 have either experienced harassment by the military or know someone who has. On October 17, 2020, acting director of the Nigerian Army public relations, Sagir Musa, announced a civilian-targeted exercise named Crocodile Smile. The exercise was… You must be registered to […]Read More

Protesters Charged With Covid-19 Regulation Violation

#OccupyLekkiTollgate Protesters who were arrested this morning at the Lekki Tollgate have been charged with disobedience and violation of Covid-19 regulations. According to a tweet by Youth Representation and Activist Rinu Oduala, Comedian Mr Macaroni and over 20 other peaceful protesters were charged to court today for breaking the 50-persons gathering rule and disobeying the […]Read More

Breaking: Police Arrest Protesters At The Lekki Tollgate

According to an eye-witness report, over 20 #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters have been arrested this morning by men of the Nigerian Police Force at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos. Among protesters arrested is a popular Nigerian comedian, Mr Macoroni (Debo Adebayo) who managed to record his arrest via Instagram live. His Live video has, however, been interrupted as […]Read More

Armed Policemen Surround Lekki Tollgate Ahead Of Planned Protest

The Federal Government has deployed policemen and over 150 men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to the site of the planned protest today tagged #Occupylekkiprotest at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos Nigeria. Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Police Command, announced on Facebook that CSP Yinka Egbeyemi would be leading a team of […]Read More

EndSARS: An Insight On How The Protest Was Funded

The EndSARS protest first began as a social movement that called for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a notorious unit of the Nigerian Police with a long record of abuses. From its inception in 2017, the movement gathered about 28 million tweets with the hashtag #ENDSARS on Twitter alone. In October 2020, the movement started a series of mass protests […]Read More

Insight On The Implications Of Re-Opening The Lekki Toll Gate

On Saturday, February 7, 2020, the nine-man Lagos State Judiciary Panel authorised the reopening of the Lekki Toll Plaza just days after the Nigerian Army pulled out of the panel of inquiry. While the panel approved the re-opening of the toll, youth representatives on the panel have protested, insisting the toll gate “remains shut”. A […]Read More