Latest News in Nigeria Today Thursday 22nd October 2020
These are the Latest News in Nigeria Today on Thursday 22nd October 2020 .
#Lekki Massacre: ‘Buhari’s government worst civil regime in Nigeria’s history’
The Concerned Advocates for Good Governance, CAGG, Thursday condemned the shooting and killings of #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, on Tuesday by soldiers. Expressing grievance, Olusegun Bamgbose, Esq, National Coordinator, opined that President Mmuhammadu Buhari’s government was the worst civil regime in the history of Nigeria. Below is the full statement: “It’s becoming veryRead More
ASUU strike now anti-people
The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been on its latest strike since March 23, 2020. Prolonged strikes have been part of the unenviable traditions of the Union. They date back to the 1970s, and this has contributed in no little way in devaluing tertiary education in Nigeria, part of the very objectives thatRead More
Okowa and the coronavirus-struck boy
By Ekanpou Enewaridideke The story of that poor helpless village boy in Delta state who suffered afflictions of coronavirus, for whom mama Moses Oromola Jemigbeyi (Eluko) the 137-year old woman of Okerenkoko town in Gbaramatu Kingdom prayed tenaciously for recovery alongside the committed coronavirus-survival moves of Tompolo, and in whose behalf Okowa intervened and cured Read More
#Lekki Massacre: Soldiers have no business in protests – Sultan, CAN President
…Want Buhari to address the nation, military authorities sanction soldiers who shot at protesters By Luminous Jannamike The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, and the President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, on Wednesday, said the problems of human rights abuse and extra-judicial killing of innocent civilians will persist inRead More
Anatomy of an uprising
In the first few days of these protests, I was particularly struck by tweets warning protesters not to allow politicians and celebrities and prominent people space to be visible and relevant (in the language of the uprising, it is put as “don’t give the mike”).
#EndSARS: Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, condemns shooting of protesters
Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM, has expressed sadness over the shooting of protesting youths by Nigerian security operatives. The security operatives were reported on Tuesday to have used live bullets on the youths that were carrying out peaceful protest across the country against Police brutality. The church, in a statement by its PRRead More
#ENDSARS: CAPPA demands int’l inquiry into killings in Lekki, across Nigeria
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) has called for an international inquiry into the killing and maiming of peaceful #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos, on Tuesday.
EU, Swedish Embassy condemn killings of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers
By Victoria Ojeme The European Union and the Swedish Embassy in Nigeria are among the latest international bodies to condemn the killings of unarmed protesters by the Nigerian soldiers. Reuters news agency reports that soldiers opened fire on Nigerians protesting against police brutality at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday, and at least two people wereRead More
Beyond #EndSARS: End the systemic inhumanity of the Nigerian state
By Olu Fasan The widely acclaimed #EndSARS protests, led by Nigerian youths, shocked the country, and caught the world’s attention. The protests were triggered by a viral video allegedly showing an officer of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, killing a man in Delta State. The #EndSARS demonstrations mirrored the #BlackLivesMatter protests, which also startedRead More
#EndSARS: Buhari becoming excessively repressive – ASUU
By Ola Ajayi, Ibadan ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Wednesday condemned the murder of harmless and largely peaceful #ENDSARS protesters in Lekki and other parts of the country. The union stated that killings in the ongoing protest is crime against humanity and called on the United Nations to show serious interest in theRead More
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