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Right To Peaceful Assembly
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
Japan and Britain signed a free trade agreement on Friday that is to come into force at the end of the current post Brexit transition period.
Lagos titled chiefs have condemned the attack on the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, and stealing of his traditional staff.
Kano Pillars Football Club on Thursday unveiled Frenchman Lionel Emmanuel as their technical adviser. Also signed ahead of the 2020/2021 campaign are nine players.
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has predicted a spike in the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in Nigeria in the next two weeks.
The Northern States Governors’ Forum has expressed concern that the ongoing protests have been taken over by hooligans, ethnoreligious bigots, and political marauders bent on destroying the country.