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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerian authorities must free #EndSARS protesters now, says SERAP

By Nwafor Sunday Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), Saturday, called on the Federal government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, to release #EndSARS protesters. The right group equally called for the release of a popular comedian, Macaroni. Disclosing this via its twitter handle, SERAP described the arrest as ‘unlawfully’, demanding for the release of #OccupyLekkiTollGate
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The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Saturday called on Nigerians to resist any agenda designed to cause division and instability in the country. The minister made the call while speaking on a radio programme, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He urged them not to allow anyone or group play on the security challenges in the country to pit them against one another. Mohammed said the country’s security challenges were surmountable, urging the citizens to refrain from statements and rhetorics that could exacerbate the situation. “We are calling on all Nigerians to resist any agenda by anybody to threaten the unity and peaceful coexistence in the country. “We have always lived together peacefully for long as Hausas, Yorubas, Ibos, Fulanis and so on, and we have always resolved our differences amicably. “So, l want to urge our political and religious leaders particularly to be careful about what they say. “We should be doing things that could help address the security challenges that we have, not making statements capable of worsening the situation,” he said. The minister also warned against portraying the herders/farmers clashes in parts of the country as part of plans by one ethnic group to subjugate the other. He said that farmers and herders had always had disagreements and community leaders in the affected areas had always found a way of resolving the issues. The minister said there was the need for communities to go back to the old ways of settling disputes between herders and farmers for peace to reign. Mohammed said the Federal Government was committed to the protection of all citizens and would not side with any particular people against the other. On banditry and insurgency, Mohammed said the government was doing its best to address the problems. He said security agencies had recorded remarkable successes against bandits and terrorists and called on Nigerians to support them to do more. “If we look at where we were and where are now, we will see that a lot has been achieved. “Though the challenges are still there, the government won’t rest until the problems are over. “I want to call on citizens to continue to support the government and our security agencies to achieve more,” he said.

Produce massacre evidence by soldiers or shut up, FG tells #EndSARS protesters

…FG to sanction CNN for poor reporting on protest ….DJ Swift not wanted by military ….Human right groups should show concern for lives of security personnel-Minister pleads By Soni Daniel & Emma Ujah The federal government, Thursday, challenged the promoters of #EndSARS campaign who accused soldiers of massacring innocent, peaceful and unarmed  protesters at the
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You can’t kill #ENDSARS protesters with terror, PANDEF,  Afenifere, Ohanaeze, Middle Belt tell Buhari

By Dapo Akinrefon The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, Wednesday, tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over the clampdown on the EndSARS protesters, warning that the president cannot kill protesters with terror. In a statement by Yinka Odumakin (South West), Chief Guy Ikokwu (South East), Senator Bassey Henshaw (South South) and Dr Isuwa Dogo (Middle Belt),
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Lagos govt orders release of 253 #EndSARS protesters

Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), Lagos State Attorney-General (A-G), has ordered the release of 253 persons arrested by police over their alleged roles in the unrest following the #EndSARS protests. A-G said that his office had determined that there was a nondisclosure of a prima-facie case against the 253 persons by the police. The statement, signed
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3 days after Buhari’s broadcast, #ENDSARS protesters begin process to elect leaders

By Nwafor Sunday Barely three days President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nigerian Youths to stop protesting, #ENDSARS campaigners have begun the process to elect their leaders and advisers. This was revealed by unidentified group, named BNI, which made provision for the online voting process via Google form. A former education minister, Oby Ezekwesili;  Pastor Sam Adeyemi;
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