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How reformed is govt and her institutions after #EndSARS protests?

How reformed is govt and her institutions after #EndSARS protests?

By Rotimi Fasan Following last week’s commentary where I spoke about the absence of the Police from our communities and the kind of reform the Police needs going forward, I think it’s only fair that I report what has since happened. I made yet another trip along the same route I talked about last week. […]

#EndSARS: CSOs accuse govt of intimidation, abuse of human rights

#EndSARS: CSOs accuse govt of intimidation, abuse of human rights

By Gabriel Ewepu and Alice Ekpang – Abuja Following the recent twist on the #EndSARS protest, 32 CSOs, Tuesday, accused the government of oppression, abuse of human rights, and intimidation of #EndSARS promoters and activists. This was contained in a statement signed by leaders of 32 CSOs which include; Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD); […]

#EndSARS violence devastated Lagos economy ― Speaker

#EndSARS violence devastated Lagos economy ― Speaker

Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, declared in Ikeja on Tuesday that the October #EndSARS protests devastated the Lagos State economy. Obasa made this known when Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu presented the state’s 2021 budget to the Assembly. Lagos State plans to spend N1,155,022,413,005 in the 2021 budget entitled: “Budget Of Rekindled […]

EndSARS protest: Our members lost over N5tn, says NECA

EndSARS protest: Our members lost over N5tn, says NECA

By Victor Ahiuma-Young Nigeria Employers Consultative Association , NECA, has said Organised Private Sector, OPS lost over 5 trillion to #EndSARS protest. At briefing in Lagos, the association said without serious government assistance, many businesses would go under. READ ALSO: #EndSARS: This is not religious war, not ethnicity biased ― CAN youth wing Details later: […]

#EndSARS protests: Enugu panel engages religious leaders on call for memoranda 

#EndSARS protests: Enugu panel engages religious leaders on call for memoranda 

…Asks victims to submit complaints on or before November 19 The Administrative Panel of Inquiry constituted by the Enugu State government to look into the recent loss of lives and other grievous bodily injuries to private citizens and security personnel, resulting from the hijack by miscreants of the otherwise peaceful #ENDSARS protests, and recommend compensation […]

EndSARS protests: CNG faults Amnesty International, petitions its London office

EndSARS protests: CNG faults Amnesty International, petitions its London office

By Ibrahim HassanWuyo The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has accused Amnesty International of attempts to cause disaffection between the Nigerian government and citizens. CNG, in a letter addressed to the Amnesty International ,said Amnesty International’s intervention, exclamations and actions on issues in Nigeria ought not be drawn to discountenance the effort of government to […]

 Obasanjo blames #ENDSARS protest on Nigeria’s poor investment in youth devt

 Obasanjo blames #ENDSARS protest on Nigeria’s poor investment in youth devt

By Victoria Ojeme Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has blamed the government’s inability to invest in youth development as a remote cause of the ongoing #ENDSARS protest across Nigeria. Obasanjo was president of Nigeria from 1999 to 2007. He oversaw his country’s first democratic handover of power and administrative reforms that accelerated economic growth. He […]

After the carnage, what next?

After the carnage, what next?

By Sunny Ikhioya THE almost three weeks exhibition of carnage in our land was, in fact, unimaginable, traversing through the length and breadth of the nation. Some were in support of the Federal Government and its enforcement agencies, while others were bent on bringing government to its knees. When you consider the extent of destruction, […]

ENDSARS:  NMA condemns attack, looting of hospitals by hoodlums

ENDSARS:  NMA condemns attack, looting of hospitals by hoodlums

Says it will further worsen health services By Chioma Obinna The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has expressed worry over massive destruction of health facilities and looting of medical supplies, consumables, and vaccines by hoodlums, saying the attack would further worsen health services nationwide. In a press statement made available to Vanguard, the National President, Prof […]

#EndSARS protest: Time for introspection

#EndSARS protest: Time for introspection

By Rowland Odegbo Nigeria is in deep crisis and nothing will be more gratifying than its honest admission. The protest to end SARS/police brutality has taken a turn for the worse. The death of protesters at Lekki toll gate has robbed the protest of its peace and sent violent death and vandalization of properties across […]

EndSARS Protest: Select credible people to engage govt on your behalf, Orajiaka tells youths

EndSARS Protest: Select credible people to engage govt on your behalf, Orajiaka tells youths

By Henry Ojelu An All Progressives Congress, APC governorship aspirant in Anambra State, Paul Orajiaka has advised protesting youths across the country to select credible leaders among them to enter into constructive engagement with government concerning their demands. In a statement made available to newsmen in Lagos, Orajiaka stated that having recorded an unprecedented success […]

EndSARS protest: Ogun to empower 5,000 youths

EndSARS protest: Ogun to empower 5,000 youths

By James Ogunnaike Ogun State Governor, Prince  Dapo Abiodun said that the state government would launch youths empowerment programmes targeting about 5,000 youths across the state. Gov Abiodun said this while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, explained that the empowerment programme would provide skills and capacity building as well as stipends for the beneficiaries, adding that […]

#EndSARS Protest: No degree of brutal repression can quench flame – Bakare

#EndSARS Protest: No degree of brutal repression can quench flame – Bakare

…says Nigeria must not be built on young peoples’ blood By Dapo Akinrefon & Gabriel Olawale Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare said Sunday said that the #EndSARS protest was a tip of an iceberg, saying that any attempt to resolve the issue must […]

CSOs react over Buhari’s address of nation on #EndSARS protest

CSOs react over Buhari’s address of nation on #EndSARS protest

Charge youths to change narrative for better life, new Nigeria By Gabriel Ewepu – Abuja Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Friday, reacted over the long-awaited address of the nation by President Muhammadu Buhari, on the raging #EndSARS protest. The CSOs also charged the youths to remain resolute to change the narrative that has been long desired […]

#ENDSARS Protest: Nigeria kills her youths, betrays self

#ENDSARS Protest: Nigeria kills her youths, betrays self

By Tony Eluemunor What a shame. Last Saturday, I had written that the problem with that much-hated police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad, was the same problem with all Nigerian security (and armed) agencies; impunity. Impunity made the security agencies to deal ruthlessly with citizens like an army of occupation, like a hard-hearted colonising force during […]