Shehu Sani lists ways Buhari government can secure schools in North

Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna lawmaker, has outlined ways the Nigerian government can secure schools in the North. Sani, referring to the recent abduction of schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina State, told the government to create a special security unit for schools. The former lawmaker also advised the government to install CCTV, alarm systems in schools... Continue Reading →

Nigerian protests: A once-in-a-generation moment for change

Last month, the protests that gripped Nigeria for weeks reached a bloody peak. On October 20, security forces opened fire on unarmed demonstrators at a toll gate in Lekki, outside Lagos, which, according to Amnesty International, killed 12 people. Witnesses described how CCTV cameras and lights were shut off before the shooting started, apparently in... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Lekki toll gate shooting: Lagos judicial panel reviews CCTV footage

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Lagos State Government to probe the Lekki toll gate shootings and complaints of human rights abuses against members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), on Friday began the review of the CCTV footage submitted by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), operators of the Lekki toll... Continue Reading →

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change. LAGOS, Nigeria On the afternoon of Oct. 20, technicians from the Lekki Concession Co.—the company operating the Lekki toll gate that became home to Lagos residents protesting police brutality in the Nigerian state for over two weeks—showed up to... Continue Reading →

‘They came to kill’: Lagos shooting survivor recalls experience

She hasn’t been able to sleep for a week and at first wanted just “to stay hidden”. But this survivor of the shooting of peaceful Nigerian protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos last week says she realised that she had to speak out. “I feel like I’m hiding the truth,” says the young woman,... Continue Reading →

12 people die as riot police open fire on protesters

Plumes of smoke rose above the Nigerian capital yesterday as authorities struggled to contain a wave of anger at the alleged police shooting of dozens of peaceful protesters. While most of Lagos's 20 million citizens stayed in their homes in obedience of a 24-hour curfew, violence broke out in the city's poorer areas and a... Continue Reading →

35 Federal Lawmakers Ask Buhari to Prosecute Officers Involved in Lekki Shooting

Thirty five members of the National Assembly have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency identify all the soldiers who attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night and prosecute them for murder. The lawmakers made up of four Senators and 31 members of the House of Representatives... Continue Reading →

FG Repays $460m loan on failed CCTV – Minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the Federal Government is still servicing the $460 million loan got for failed Abuja CCTV project The Cable NG reports. She spoke on Thursday at the defense of the 2020 budget proposed by her ministry. The House Committee on Finance had queried the... Continue Reading →

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