Nigerian Army’s account of its involvement in Lekki shooting is as straight as Bob Risky – Reno Omokri

Reno Omokri, a former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday mocked the Nigerian Army for giving different accounts of its involvement in the October 20 shooting of #EndSARS protesters in the Lekki area of Lagos. The army had given various accounts of its involvement in the incident that sparked global outrage last month. The... Continue Reading →

Nigerian army admits to having live rounds at Lekki Toll Gate protests, despite previous denials

The Nigerian army admitted on Saturday that soldiers were given both live and blank bullets when they were deployed to protests at Lekki toll gate on October 20. The admission seems to confirm a key finding of a CNN investigation into the shooting. "The soldiers they were both given both live and blank bullets. In this particular... Continue Reading →

Lekki Toll Gate: We stand by our report, CNN replies FG

Cable News Network (CNN) has reacted to the Federal Government’s stance that it should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Gate, saying it stands by its report. Addressing the press at the fortified Army Resource Center, Mambilla Barracks, Abuja, Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai... Continue Reading →

Rivers State: Ohanaeze warns Nigerian Army against further molestation of Obigbo residents

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed concern on the continued molestation of residents of Obigbo in Rivers State. Ohanaeze warned soldiers still molesting armless people of Obigbo in Rivers State to stop forthwith, calling on the Rivers state Governor Nyesom Wike to call the soldiers to order. The Igbo socio-cultural group, in... Continue Reading →

Anti-corruption agencies in Nigeria increasingly becoming corrupt – COCIN President

The Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) has raised the alarm that government anti-corruption agencies are increasingly becoming corrupt instead of stemming the tide. The Church also accused the Nigerian Army of failing to deal with the menace of insurgents which has continued to bedevil the country for over a decade now. COCIN equally said... Continue Reading →

JUST IN: We’re not after DJ Switch, Army tells Lagos panel

The Nigerian Army has denied that it is looking for Celebrity Disk Jockey (DJ), Catherine Udeh, alias DJ Switch. It told the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters that it had neither threatened nor was after any #EndSARS protesters. There have been unverified social... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Seven ‘Lekki shooting victims’ appear before Lagos panel

Seven alleged victims of the Lekki Shooting on Saturday appeared before the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS. Anthony Ezenwoko's blog  reports that the panel will also be probing the alleged shooting of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate by soldiers on October 20. The victims, who were led... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: We have not been petitioned over shootings at Lekki – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has said that they have not received any formal petition over their alleged shooting of unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on Oct. 20. The counsel for the Nigerian Army, Mr Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN), made the assertion on Saturday before the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of... Continue Reading →

Use fund on ‘repentant’ Boko Haram to buy weapons for military, APC chieftain tells FG

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Dr. Garus Gololo, has thrown his weight opposition of Senator Ali Ndume (Borno South) to the ongoing de-radicalisation and rehabilitation of ‘repentant’ members of the Boko Haram insurgents. Ndume, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, had on Wednesday, during a budget defence by the... Continue Reading →

Impose Heavy Sanctions On Buhari, Top Officials Over Killing, Persecution Of #EndSARS Protesters, Adeyanju, Others Tell US Government

Some Nigerians have asked the United States Government to impose heavy sanctions on President Muhammadu Buhari and other top officials of his administration for carrying out rights violations against citizens. The calls follow the recent killing of many EndSARS protesters in Lagos and other parts of the country by security operatives and also the ongoing... Continue Reading →

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