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#EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos

#EndSARS: Lagos hires forensic team to investigate Lekki toll gate shooting

Nigerian soldiers attacked peaceful #EndSARS protesters at the toll gate on October 20, 2020 after weeks of demonstrations against police brutality.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Nigerian government warns ICC, Amnesty to stop threatening troops

The Federal Government says the International Criminal Court (ICC) and some human rights organisations have colluded to aggravate the security challenges facing the country.
World heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, says it is difficult ignoring criticisms from fans and pundits.

Anthony Joshua: I thought #EndSARS protest was about a virus

World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua who is of Nigerian descent, initially thought the anti-police brutality protests that swept through Nigeria in October of 2020, were about a virus.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

#EndSARS: BMO accuses Amnesty, Transparency of trying to discredit states judicial panel

The Buhari Media Organization, BMO, has accused global rights watchdog, Amnesty International, and anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency International, of working with their local collaborators in Nigeria to set up parallel investigative panels just so as to rubbish the judicial panels on police brutality earlier constituted by sub-national entities in the country.
The seven-man panel set up by Lagos State Government to probe police brutality cases in the state. (My celebrity and I)

Lekki shooting: CNN objects to Lagos panel’s invitation

Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN) has protested against its invitation by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry to appear before it on Saturday, December 12, 2020, (today), over the alleged killing of peaceful #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in October.

#EndSARS: Presidency media team meets BBC officials

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday disclosed that members of the Presidency’s media team met with officials of the British Broadcasting Corporation over the media house’s coverage of the recent #EndSARS protests in the country.
Black Lives Matter co-founder, Opal Tometi, speaks from Los Angeles during an interview on Zoom with Reuters in Lagos, Nigeria December 9, 2020. REUTERS-Libby George

Black Lives Matter co-founder urges Nigeria to free jailed police protesters

A group of activists and celebrities, including a co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, have signed an open letter to Nigeria’s president demanding that he hold accountable security personnel accused of shooting anti-police brutality protesters.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police chief warns officers not to protest unpaid salaries on social media

The Nigeria Police Force has threatened severe sanctions against officers, who resort to social media to vent their displeasure over delayed remuneration.
Even amidst the denial by the Police that no #EndSARS protest took place in Lagos on Monday, fears of protest still persist in the nation’s commercial capital.

#EndSARS: Police man strategic locations in Lagos

Even amidst the denial by the Police that no #EndSARS protest took place in Lagos on Monday, fears of protest still persist in the nation’s commercial capital.
Elisha Sunday, 24, looks at a mobile phone showing pictures of his missing brother, Victor Sunday who was part of the crowd gathered on October 20, 2020 to protest against alleged police brutality, as he sits with Victor's best friend, David Friday, in Lagos, Nigeria November 24, 2020. Picture taken November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Libby George

Brother grapples with loss after #EndSARS protest deaths

It was after midnight in Lagos on Oct. 21 when Elisha Sunday said he got a call from his brother Victor’s phone: a stranger told him Victor had been shot dead by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate.
Acting on intelligence reports, a team of police officers and soldiers stormed the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020 to dispel #EndSARS protesters.

#EndSARS: Soldiers, police officers arrive Lekki toll gate to chase away ‘protesters’

Acting on intelligence reports, a team of police officers and soldiers stormed the Lekki toll gate on the morning of Monday, December 7, 2020 to dispel #EndSARS protesters.
Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Mr. Olusegun Odebunmi (left); Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (second left) and the Director General, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Dr. Mansur Liman (right), at the commissioning of 89.3 FM in Oko in Oyo State on Saturday.

Minister challenges local broadcast media to tell Nigerian story

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has challenged the Nigerian broadcast media to take the lead in telling the Nigerian story in order to guard against distortion of facts by a section of the foreign media.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: Social media has come to stay

The Federal Government said on Friday that despite that fake news and misinformation on social media fuelled the recent #EndSARS crisis, it would not shut down the internet or stifle press freedom.
The legal team set up by the Nigerian Army to represent the service at the ongoing Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the alleged shooting of protesters at the Lekki Tollgate has submitted its report to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai.

Nigerian Army chief warns new generals against scuttling democracy

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned the newly-promoted generals against coup plots.
Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, probing the alleged shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at Lekki Tollgate

#EndSARS: ‘Victims’ of Lekki shooting storm Lagos panel

Some persons with injuries on Friday stormed the Lagos Court of Arbitration in Lekki, the hearing venue of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry, probing the alleged shooting of protesters by soldiers on the night of October 20 at the Lekki Tollgate.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Post-EndSARS: Stop scaring police off their beats – minister

The Federal Government on Friday called on Nigerians to empathise with and appreciate personnel of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies instead of victimising them.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Minister meets with media leaders, warns on danger of social media

The federal government has cautioned the Newspapers’ Proprietors Association of Nigeria (NPAN) about the malaise of social media as a source of information. It derided the social media as a purveyor of fake news.
Speaking at a press conference on the violence that trailed the EndSARS protests in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Communication, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said social media was used to spread fake news and disinformation that catalyzed the violence that was witnessed across the country.

Lai Mohammed: I never said Nigeria is at mercy of Boko Haram

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has refuted social media reports that he said “Nigeria is at the mercy of Boko Haram.”

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