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Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has formally launched his new novel, titled- Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth.

Wole Soyinka: Amotekun must not become another SARS

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.
The Federal government on Thursday said CNN should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Plaza.

Lekki shooting: CNN shuns judicial panel’s summons

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.

World Human Rights Day: NBA, lawyers lament Nigeria’s record under President Buhari

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.
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.
4. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 24th virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

NBA, NMA, 28 others demand overhaul of security apparatus

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 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.
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.

Lekki shootings: Nigerian Army legal team submits report to General Buratai

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.
The Minister for Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, on Sunday, discovered a hidden camera at the Lekki Toll Gate, Admiralty Circle, in Lagos.

#EndSARS: Lawyer wants Tunde Fashola summoned over camera found at Lekki tollgate

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.
Cable News Network, CNN has reacted to the Federal Government’s stance that it should be sanctioned over its report on the October 20 shooting incident at the Lekki Toll Gate, saying it stands by its report.

#EndSARS: CNN retracts initial report that soldiers killed 38 at Lekki tollgate during protest

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.
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.

#EndSARS: Nigerian government tasks NBC, media to change narrative on Lekki shooting

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.

General Gowon breaks silence on UK parliament’s claims he stole ‘half of central bank’

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 Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army insists no live bullet fired at Lekki Tollgate protesters

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.
Seven alleged victims of the October 20 Lekki shootings have ‘surfaced’ at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters.

#EndSARS: Nigerian Army deployed at least seven vehicles to Lekki tollgate – CCTV

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.
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#EndSARS: PDP demands independent truth commission

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.
From left— Debo Adeniran, ED, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL); Comrade Soweto, Convener, Youths Right Campaign (YRC); Akinbode Oluwafemi, ED; Aderonke Ige, Associate Director, both of Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA), and Abayomi Francis, ED, Peace and Development Project (PEDEP) at the briefing on CAPPA’s submission of a petition to the ICC and UN, on Friday.

#EndSARS: CAPPA petitions ICC with 10,152 signatures seeking justice for protesters

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.
Comrade Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians not to be deceived by the empty threats being made by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent additional increase in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called fuel.

#EndSARS: Timi Frank hails CNN’s report on Lekki tollgate shootings

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.
A protester holds a Nigerian flag as youths continue their #ENDSARS protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on Monday, October 19, 2020. The protesters are calling for the scrapping of police unit, known as Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) over the squads incessant harassment, brutality and killing of innocent Nigerians. Photo by Adekunle Ajayi (Photo by Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

#EndSARS: Nigerian government impressed with security agencies’ conduct during protests

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated this during a televised press conference in Abuja on Thursday.

Nigerian TV stations pay fines over fake news

The Federal Government says the sanctions imposed on some broadcast media stations in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests were justified and that the affected stations already paid their fines.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

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.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

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.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

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.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

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.