Stop the protests, your voices have been heard, Buhari tells Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to protesters demanding police reform to cease the protests. The president, in his first broadcast on the #EndSARS protest and the violence that has resulted from it, said he was “deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost.” He said his government was working to meet the demands of the protesters. “I therefore […]

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Unrest grips Nigeria as anger over shooting grows

Gunfire has erupted and jailbreaks have been reported in Nigeria, as unrest over the shooting of protesters in its biggest city continues. Rights group Amnesty International said security forces killed at least 12 people in Lagos on Tuesday. Nigeria’s army has denied killing demonstrators in the Lekki area, provoking more anger. The protests began about […]

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US Govt breaks silence on Lekki shooting

The United State (US) Government has condemned the shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos by soldiers. The US, in a statement issued by Secretary of Stare, Michael Pompeo on Thursday said the use of military on unarmed protesters was condemnable. Pompeo urged the Nigerian government to ensure that those involved should be […]

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National Broadcast : Buhari lists achievements, silent on Lekki Tollgate killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has listed the things his government had achieved, their plans for the welfare of Nigerians and security, but said nothing about the Lekki Tollgate killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lagos on Tuesday. The President made the enumeration during his much-anticipated address, following the killings of protesters, the activities of […]

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‘Homosexuals are children of God’ — Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

Pope Francis has given his endorsement to same-sex civil unions despite the Catholic church’s teaching on homosexuality. According to the Catholic News Agency, the religious leader delivered the historic remark in ‘Francesco’, a new documentary on his life and ministry, which premiered at the Rome film festival on Wednesday. He also called gay Catholics “children of […]

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Struggling Naira: See current exchange rates in Nigeria

Currency Interbank Rate Parallel Rate USD 380 463 GBP 491 592 EUR 449 540 The current exchange rates as of Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

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Osinbajo breaks silence on Lekki shooting

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has broken his silence on Tuesday’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos by soldiers, saying the Federal Government will get justice for the victims. Osinbajo, on his twitter handle late Wednesday night said his heart goes out to all the victims of the Lekki shootings and all other […]

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Federal Executive Council Meeting : Buhari, ministers keep mum on Lekki killings!

President Buhari on Wednesday presided over the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Despite that the meeting held a few hours after soldiers opened fire on protesting youths in Lekki, Lagos State, and at a time there were reports of continued killing in some parts […]

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UN Condemns Shooting Of Lekki Protesters In Lagos Nigeria

The United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, has called for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, condemning violent clashes that claimed multiple lives and caused many injuries. This position was contained in a communiqué by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric. According to the statement, the Secretary-General has been following recent developments in Nigeria and has called […]

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EndSARS Protests In Nigeria: IGP Deploys Anti-riot Police Officers Nationwide

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit – the Police Mobile Force  – to protect lives and property of Nigerians amid the ongoing violence that has marred the #EndSARS protests rocking the country. Adamu said the deployment of the special police unit is to secure critical […]

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Lekki toll gate shooting caused by “forces beyond control” – Governor Sanwo-Olu

The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has blamed the shooting of peaceful protesters at the Lekki toll gate Tuesday evening by security agents believed to be soldiers on “forces beyond his control.” The governor, who said Tuesday evening was the toughest night of “our lives,” said the shooting leaves dark notes in the history […]

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Address Nigerians As Soon As Possible, Senate Tells Buhari

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation as soon as possible on the #EndSARS protests ongoing across the country. This formed part of the resolutions reached by the lawmakers during Tuesday’s plenary at the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja, the nation’s capital. They stressed the need for […]

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Black Tuesday In Nigeria: 49 Killed As Protests Turn Bloody

Violence that rocked #EndSARS protests across the country worsened on Tuesday with 43  protesters and six policemen losing their lives. Protesters calling for the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police have been carrying out peaceful demonstrations across the country since October 8. However, the protests assumed a violent dimension last week […]

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Stop killing young Nigerian protesters, Hillary Clinton tells Buhari

Former United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian Army to stop killing young #EndSARS protesters. Clinton tweeted after Nigerian security officers shot at #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza on Tuesday night. Many people are reportedly injured while unconfirmed report said some protesters have died. Clinton, […]

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Heartbreaking: Nollywood Actress Ada Ameh Loses Only Child

Popular actress, Ada Ameh, notably known for her role as Emu in the family sitcom, The Johnsons, has lost her only child, Aladi. The actress who is known to dote over her only daughter took to her verified Instagram account to share the sad news. She, however, reassured her fans that she would remain strong. […]

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Naira slides further at parallel market

The naira fell slightly at the parallel market on Monday, as it exchanged to the dollar for N460/$ as of the close of work. The naira had exchanged to the dollar on Friday for 458/$. This is as the country’s external reserves continued to maintain its downward trend.

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Nigerian youths have spoken but we need time – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the peaceful protest against police brutality and calls for institutional reform in Nigeria. The president, however, urged the youth not to allow hoodlums to hijack the protests and also begged for more time to meet their demands. The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on […]

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Troubled Nigeria : Sanwo-Olu orders closure of all schools in Lagos

Following rising tension in the ongoing #EndSARS protest, Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed all students in public and private schools to stay at home from October 20, 2020, Tuesday. Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, who announced this on Monday, said Governor Sanwo-Olu has approved the closure with immediate effect from today. […]

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EndSARS: Hoodlums set ablaze over 50 cars in Apo Abuja

Following the protests against police brutality and extra-extra-judicial killings on Monday in the FCT, some hoodlums have burnt down over 50 cars at Apo Mechanic village in Abuja. The cars, displayed for sale at a car stand, were set ablaze by alleged thugs hired to disrupt the agitation for comprehensive police reform by #EndSARS protesters. […]

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PTF warns Nigerians against travelling to US, UK, France, others

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has warned #EndSARS protesters against contracting and spreading the virus while gathering to protest against the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force. It also called on Nigerians to be take precautions while travelling or planning to receive travellers from the United States of America, United Kingdom, India, Russia […]

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EndSARS: Show you understand youths’ plight, Obasanjo tells Buhari

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday said the #EndSARS protests across the country were a product of extensive agitations by youths that must be attended to by government. Obasanjo explained that the President Buhari could make Nigerian youths know that he understood their plight and would make life better for them. According to a statement […]

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Would you be in office if killed young? David Oyedepo asks Nigerian leaders, endorses protests!

The General Overseer of Living Faith Ministries aka Winners Chapel International, David Oyedepo, has endorsed the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country against the excesses of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Before its disbandment, SARS, a police unit, was known for its human rights abuses and extra-judicial killings. Mr Oyedepo, during a sermon video on […]

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