The #EndSARS movement draws parallel to Black Lives Matter

For the first time in my life, as a Nigerian American, the imperfections of our beautiful republic are on display for the world to discern. Millions of global citizens who engaged with the heartbreaking images, videos and testimonies from the #EndSARS movement were left with more questions than answers on the current state and well-being... Continue Reading →

Nigerian, Nine others Arrested For Peddling Drugs On Darknet In India

Bengaluru police in India have arrested a Nigerian and nine Indians for peddling drugs. Officials said on Monday that the men placed their orders via internet platform darknet and paid using bitcoin.

Protests mark a generational shift in Nigerian politics

Long-running demonstrations against police brutality this week shut down Nigeria's largest city, Lagos, and produced multiple violent incidents across the country's southwest. The descent into violence has sapped momentum from the protest movement known as #EndSARS—a reference to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit implicated in extrajudicial killings of Nigerian youth. Nonetheless, the... Continue Reading →

End SARS: Rep endorses protests

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, representing Jos South/ Jos East federal constituency has endorsed the ongoing End SARS protests by youths against the continuous and condemnable atrocities committed by the now disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad popularly known as SARS in Nigeria. Bagos made this known while addressing newsmen in... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS protesters arrested in Egypt

Some Nigerians protesting against police brutality in their home country were dispersed at the Nigerian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and later arrested on Sunday. However, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, had immediately denied the Nigerian government involvement in the Nigerians’ arrest. She also explained that the Nigerians were not arrested at the Nigerian... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Leaderless movement #EndSARS may be missing ingredient to end police brutality

Five days after Nigeria celebrated its 60th independence anniversary, an event that is shaping up to be the biggest since Nigeria returned to democracy hit the scene: a leaderless protest against police brutality galvanised by mostly gen Z (youth in their 20s) and a feminist coalition. The police in question are members of the Special... Continue Reading →

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, urges #EndSARS protesters not to back down

EndSARS protesters have been advised not to get distracted or drag down the ongoing protests against police brutality. An activist actively participating in the protest and a co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement, Aisha Yesufu, gave the advice in a video she posted on her Twitter handle, @AishaYesufu, on Wednesday. She stated this in response... Continue Reading →

Nigerian national held for smuggling drugs to Kochi

A Nigerian national who was involved in supplying MDMA drugs to youths in Kochi was picked up by the city police from Bengaluru on Sunday. KOCHI: A Nigerian national who was involved in supplying MDMA drugs to youths in Kochi was picked up by the city police from Bengaluru on Sunday. Amachukwu Okkeke, 37, who... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s Oldest Surviving World War II Soldier Dies At 101

The oldest surviving soldier of the Nigerian Army, Pa Adama Aduku is dead. The World War II veteran died on Tuesday at age 101. The news of his death was announced on Wednesday by the Nigerian Army on their official Twitter handle, @HQNigerianArmy According to the post by the Nigerian Army, his death was announced... Continue Reading →

I Will Be Standing Down In 2023, Buhari Tells Nigerians In New Year Message

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will leave office in 2023. The President said he is determined to help strengthen the electoral process both in Nigeria and across the region. He stated this in his New Year letter to Nigerians, which was released by the Presidency on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. “I will... Continue Reading →

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