Lagos Massacre 20-10-2020: The murderers must be brought to justice

Lagos Massacre 20-10-2020: The murderers must be brought to justice

Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa Vibrant, patriotic Nigerian youths were hunted and shot like rabbits by young soldiers on diets of APC, brainwashed to shoot even their mothers. They were led by officers who devour the ration of their men and wash down their meals with bottles of strong drinks. Gallant security men who in 10 years cannot capture Sambisa Forest from a ragtag force of ‘bloody civilian’ terrorists, used the cover of darkness…

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#ENDSARS Protest: Reps Minority Caucus condemns killing of protesters; calls for arrest, prosecution of officers involved in the Lekki killing

#ENDSARS Protest: Reps Minority Caucus condemns killing of protesters; calls for arrest, prosecution of officers involved in the Lekki killing

Hon. Ndudi Elumelu during planary. The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has strongly condemned the Tuesday October 20, 2020 killing of peaceful and unarmed protesters by suspected security operatives at Lekki Toll Gate and other parts of the country. The lawmakers, in a statement signed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 said that “such wicked act of extra-judicial killing of defenseless citizens,…

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Police not above the citizenry; as servants of the people, not above the law, says Reps Speaker

Police not above the citizenry; as servants of the people, not above the law, says Reps Speaker

Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives. The Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 said that a frame work is being developed to give Nigerians a deserving and service oriented police force. Addressing his colleagues on the floor of the Green Chambers, he reflected on the on-going #ENDSARS protest by the youth of Nigeria, he said: “I will not sign off on a 2021 Budget that does…

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#Endsars Protest:Product of political injustice, says Ohanaeze Ndigbo; decries targeting of Igbo businesses

#Endsars Protest:Product of political injustice, says Ohanaeze Ndigbo; decries targeting of Igbo businesses

Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo. The Ndigbo umbrella socio-cultural and political Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the raging youth revolt in the country against the menace of Police brutality as mirrored by Special Armed Robbery Squad, SARS, has its root in the existing political injustice in the country. A statement to this effect which came from the President General, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, noted that the youth rebellion has brought to…

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#EndSARS protests: Speak Now, Mr President, NUJ urges Buhari

#EndSARS protests: Speak Now, Mr President, NUJ urges Buhari

President Buhari. Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) says it is alarmed by the continued silence of President Muhammadu Buhari over the #EndSARS protests that have engulfed the country. This is contained in a statement by the national body of the union signed by its National Secretary, Shuaibu Usman Leman, Walin Shadalafiya. Excerpts of the statement reads: “Nigerians, mainly the youth are protesting against Police brutality that had characterised the operations of the dreaded Special Anti-Rubbery…

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EndSARS, StartSWAT, labour and a wrinkled leadership

EndSARS, StartSWAT, labour and a wrinkled leadership

Comrade Owei Lakemfa. By Owei Lakemfa The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammadu Buhari, thinks Nigerian youths are lazy and want to be spoon-fed like babies. Some other arms of the country’s wrinkled leadership believe that the youths are hooked on Big Brother Naija and other inanities. So it came as a shock when the youths rose 12 days ago to demand an end to impunity by insisting that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad,…

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#ENDSARS Protest: A national movement, says Muoboghare, scolds Police for being rotten at the head; urges Buhari to address nation

#ENDSARS Protest: A national movement, says Muoboghare, scolds Police for being rotten at the head; urges Buhari to address nation

Prof. Patrick Muoboghare, Delta’s Commissioner for Higher Education. The #EndSARS protest by youths across Nigeria has been described as not just a protest but a national movement. Higher Education Commissioner of Delta State, Prof. Patrick Muoboghare who spoke today, Monday October 19, 2020, at media parley with journalists of the Indigenous Correspondents’ Chapel of the Delta state council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the conference room of his office at the Olorogun Felix…

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PERSPECTIVE – #ENDSARS: The ‘Nigeria Youth’ reset

PERSPECTIVE – #ENDSARS: The ‘Nigeria Youth’ reset

Sonala Olumhense Every Nigerian has a terrible police story. The disbanded rogue Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was only one of its elements, and it is fitting that it was buried by the #ENDSARS initiative of Nigeria youth last week. But what is at work in Nigeria is bigger than one movement and one moment of anger and commitment. What is at work is the turmoil of time. Remember: it is 30 months ago that Nigeria…

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The meaning of restructuring

The meaning of restructuring

Chief Olu Falae, Former Secretary to the Federal Government. By Chief Olu Falae “What we mean by restructuring is going back to the Independence Constitution which our leaders negotiated with the British between 1957 and 1959. It was on that basis that the three regions agreed to go to Independence as one united country. So, it was a negotiated constitution. This is because, if the three regions were not able to agree, there would not…

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Live up to demand of your offices, Esiso urges PDP youth leaders

Live up to demand of your offices, Esiso urges PDP youth leaders

Olorogun Kingsley Esiso, Delta PDP chairman. Youth Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Delta State, have been called upon to see their offices as positions that demand great responsibility and strive to live up to the mandate of their positions. The State Chairman of the Party, Olorogun, Barr. Kingsley Esiso, made the call, when he played host to PDP Youth Leaders from across the Twenty Five Local Government Areas of Delta State, as…

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