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#EndSARS: US Embassy shuts Consulate, warns citizens to avoid protest venues

United States Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria, on Tuesday, warned American citizens to avoid visiting areas around protests and demonstrations. The Embassy also urged US citizens to always check local media for updates and traffic advisories, while they continue to be vigilant. The Embassy gave the warning in a press statement posted on its official website on Tuesday. It partly… Read More
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Soldiers fire gunshots to disperse #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate

Armed soldiers, on Tuesday evening, dispersed #EndSARS protesters around the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State. 1stnewsonline.com gathered that the soldiers, at about 6:57pm on Tuesday, stormed the Lekki toll gate, where the protesters have been sitting-in in the past 13 days, and fired gunshots to disperse them. In a 44-second video, which has gone viral, panicky #EndSARS protesters were… Read More
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#EndSARS: Don’t use force, address protesters, Atiku tells Buhari

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Abubakar Atiku, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address protesting youths in the country, rather than using force against them. The Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the last presidential election made this known in a series of tweets on Tuesday. Atiku made the posts a few hours after the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, deployed… Read More
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#EndSARS protests: We’ll return once curfew is lifted- Falz

Multiple award-winning singer and social crusader, Folarin Falana fondly referred to as Falz, has taken to his social media account to express his displeasure over the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Government. The singer in a video on his verified Instagram account made it known that the protest was not over, stating that the people would continue with the… Read More
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I won’t endorse 2021 budget without provision for SARS victims, ASUU – Gbajabiamila

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, says he will not sign off on the 2021 budget if it does not contain compensation for victims of police brutality. Speaking on the floor of the house before a closed-door session on Tuesday, Gbajabiamila said he would also not endorse a budget that does not meet the “reasonable demands” of the… Read More
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Buhari, defence minister, CDS in closed door meeting

President Muhmmadu Buhari, on Tuesday, held a closed-door meeting with the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.),  and the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin. The meeting was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting’s agenda was not made public. As of the time of filing this report, the Presidency had yet to issue a statement… Read More
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#EndSARS protesters defy curfew, police ban, continue sit-in in Alausa, Lekki

Inspite of the curfew imposed on Lagos State on Tuesday, some youths have continued their #EndSARS protest at Alausa and Lekki toll gate areas in the state. Apart from the curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the police in Lagos also banned protests in the state. But a few hours after the curfew took effect, some youths continued to push… Read More
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Hoodlums set Ibadan police station on fire

Suspected hoodlums in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Tuesday, set the Ojoo Police Station on fire. Eye witnesses said that trouble started after the police attempted to disperse a crowd of protesters. Suspected hoodlums in the crowd were said to have pelted them with stones after which the police reportedly opened fire. The angry mob was said to have outnumbered… Read More
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#EndSARS: Ex-APC presidential aspirant asks court to stop protests, sues Twitter founder $1bn

A former Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Adamu Garba, has asked the Federal High Court in Abuja to declare the #EndSARS protests rocking the country illegal. The motion on notice was brought pursuant to order II Rules 1, 2, 3 of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, 2009 and Sections 34(1), 35(1) and 41(1) and 43 of the… Read More
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Armed hoodlums loot, raze Ajeromi council secretariat

Scores of suspected armed thugs, on Tuesday, set ablaze the secretariat of the Ajeromi Local Government in Lagos State. Chief Press Secretary of the council, Sheriff Fakunle, confirmed the incident. Fakunle said as at 01.13pm that the attack was ongoing in the council. He said, “As I am talking to you, my local government is invaded by armed thugs. Properties… Read More