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Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Saturday advised that the Western Nigeria Security Network, Amotekun, should be trained frequently to prevent them from turning into another special anti-robbery squad SARS.
As controversy continues to trail the alleged killing of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate Plaza in October, Cable News Network (CNN), Saturday told the resumed sitting of the Lagos State Panel of Judicial Inquiry probing the incident that it will not honour the summons issued by the panel.
As nations across the world mark this year’s Human Rights Day, lawyers have lamented the increasing cases of human rights abuse under President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Thirty prominent professional bodies under the aegis of the Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) yesterday urged the federal government to immediately overhaul the country’s security apparatus, saying the situation had largely deteriorated in recent months.
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.
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.
A lawyer to some #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, Adesina Ogunlana, has requested that Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, be summoned by the Lagos State EndSARS panel to explain the circumstances in which he found a camera at the Lekki Tollgate.
The Cable News Network has retracted its initial report, which said operatives of the Nigerian Army killed 38 persons at the Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State on October 20, 2020.
The Federal government has tasked the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and local media in Nigeria to change the narratives on the alleged massacre of #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate on October 20, 2020.
Former Nigeria head of state, Yakubu Gowon, has denied allegations that he took to the United Kingdom “half of the Central Bank of Nigeria”.
The 81 Division of the Nigerian Army yesterday reiterated its stance that soldiers shot blank bullets into the air and not live bullets, even though they had both in their kitty when they were deployed in Lekki Tollgate on October 20, this year, to enforce the Lagos State Government curfew.
The Nigerian Army deployed no fewer than seven military trucks to the Lekki Tollgate on the evening of Oct. 20, the day unarmed #EndSARS protesters were allegedly shot by the military.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the setting up of an independent national truth commission on the reported killing of peaceful protesters by security agencies as well as alleged recruiting of hoodlums by agents of the government to disrupt the patriotic demonstration by Nigerian youths against police brutality in the country.
The Corporate Accountability and Public Participation, CAPPA, has submitted a petition at the International Criminal Court, ICC, The Hague, and to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, seeking justice for the victims of #EndSARS protesters, especially those of Lekki Tollgate shootings in Lagos.
A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank, has commended the Cable News Network (CNN) for its in depth report on the shooting of innocent #EndSARS protesters by men of the Nigerian Army at Lekki tollgate last month.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a televised press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.
The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.
The 36 state governors in Nigeria will hold a virtual meeting on January 20 to discuss issues relating to the second wave of COVID-19.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s embattled director resigned on Monday and will retire on Wednesday, the day Democratic President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated, according to a letter on the bureau’s website.
Britain’s economy shrank in November as it went into a new lockdown, but the decline was smaller than expected as businesses adjusted to social distancing and schools remained open, making a double-dip recession less likely.
The trial of a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Adesola Amosu (rtd) continued yesterday before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi with a witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) further testifying against Amosu and two others on their complicity in the alleged diversion to personal use of about N21 billion belonging to the Nigeria Air Force.
A faction Rivers All Progressives Congress, APC loyal to former Senator Magnus Abe has asked its supporters to pick up forms to contest for councillorship and chairmanship positions in the 319 Wards and 23 LGAs respectively in the state’s local government election scheduled for April.