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Seven feared dead as soldiers descend on #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate

…several other protesters shot, seriously injured No fewer than seven persons were feared dead and several others injured when armed soldiers, on Tuesday evening, dispersed #EndSARS protesters around the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State. The soldiers at about 6:57pm on Tuesday reportedly stormed the Lekki toll gate, where the protesters have been sitting-in in the past 13 days, and… Read More
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Seven shot, two die as hoodlums raze Ajagbandi police station in Lagos

No fewer than seven persons were shot in Ajangbadi, a community in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State, when hoodlums set fire on the police station in the area. Two of the victims, however, died in hospital, eye witnesses claimed. 1stnewsonline.com learnt that trouble began after some suspected hoodlums attempted to overrun the station. A resident, who pleaded not… 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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#EndSARS protests: Makinde orders closure of Oyo schools

Following widespread violence that has marred the ongoing #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde The governor, who made the announcement in a statement, on Tuesday, said the order was effective Wednesday, October 21, 2020. States like Ekiti, Lagos, amongst others had also shut down all schools due to the continued violence. Makinde in… Read More
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#EndSARS: Fayemi declares 24-hour curfew in Ekiti

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective from 10pm today. Fayemi said the curfew followed the state government’s observation “with growing concern how the ENDSARS protest, which started as a peaceful protest against police brutality by youths in Ekiti State, has been hijacked by some hoodlums. “The hoodlums have capitalised on… Read More