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 →

COVID-19 transport guidelines: Lagos commuters decry hike in fares

Commuters in Lagos State on Sunday decried the continuous hike in transport fares occasioned by the COVID-19 new public transport guidelines put in place by the state government, despite neglect by transport operators. Some commuters, in separate interviews with correspondents of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos, said that since the guidelines constraining... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s youth rises up

The #ENDSars protests mobilised young Nigerians against police brutality. But they have since broadened their demands It all started on 3 October 2020, when a video of the Nigerian police shooting a man at Ughelli, a community in the South-South region of the country, was met with outrage and anger on social media. It was... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Buhari breaks silence on Lekki shootings, pledges justice for dead protesters

Almost a week after, President Muhammadu Buhari has broken his silence on the shooting of #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki, Lagos by suspected security operatives. He vowed to ensure justice for “peaceful protesters who lost their lives.” The President, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, explained he decided... Continue Reading →

Nigeria protesters tell of ‘terrible’ shooting

Nothing is left of the party atmosphere that filled the protest ground in the centre of Nigeria's biggest city Lagos -- except for broken glass and graffiti denouncing police violence. The day after security forces opened fire on peaceful protesters gathered to push for better governance around 20 soldiers and police were now in control,... 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 →

#EndSars protesters accuse hoodlums of attack, as truck rams into cars at Lekki toll gate

A group of thugs have been accused of attacking #EndSars protesters on Friday October 16, at Lekki toll gate. #EndSars protesters say they were attacked early Friday morning as a truck rammed into cars parked around the area. Photos from the scene showed cars destroyed, including a Range Rover and a Lexus with reports revealing... Continue Reading →

Despite rainfall, youths sustain #EndSARS, #EndSWAT protest in Lagos

Nigerian youths do not seem to be ready to drop their protest against police brutality and extra-judicial killings, at least for now. This is especially as the protesters at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos despite the heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning still trooped out in their numbers to continue the protest that started since last... Continue Reading →

EndSARS Protesters Shut down Lekki Tollgate, Major Roads in Lagos

Hundreds of #EndSARS protesters yesterday converged on the grounds of the ever busy Lekki Tollgate and halted vehicular movement. The protesters, who started converging as early as 6am, doubled in size at about 8am before they could form a human blockade of the toll gate. Chanting protest songs, they said they had declared compulsory holiday... Continue Reading →

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