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As part of its preparation to resist protests in Lagos State, the Lagos police command said it has ordered the withdrawal of police officers and special protection from individuals.

Nigeria police set to clamp down on protests

“In preparation for the proposed Endsars protest to be staged by some individuals and hired groups to cause mayhem and security threats in Lagos State, the Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, to augment its strength,” the statement reads.
And in Oregon, Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency for the Portland area, citing concern for potential violence surrounding the election.

US election: Oregon governor declares state of emergency

This year has brought a barrage of emergencies across the country that have required the National Guard—the coronavirus pandemic, hurricanes, wildfires and a wave of street protests.
2. At least 27 police stations were incinerated last week in Lagos, after violence erupted across the commercial hub as a fallout of the military shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki.

#EndSARS: Banks, retailers notify insurers of losses

Commercial banks, financial institutions and retailers whose branches and operations were affected by #EndSARS protests have been sending claims notification to insurance companies.

#EndSARS: Security agencies say can’t guarantee security during the yuletide

After a joint meeting of law-enforcement officers, in areas worst affected by #EndSARS protests in Southern Nigeria, a police officer (name withheld) who attended the meeting pointed out that Nigerians should not anticipate getting adequate security during the ember months and forthcoming yuletide celebration.

NEMA embarks on assessment tour of flood ravaged communities in Imo

The leader of the team and Head of Imo-Abia Operations Office, Mr Evans Ugoh, said that on the spot assessment revealed that farmlands and other economic crops were washed away by flood in various communities in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta LGA.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Police officers didn’t shoot #EndSARS protesters

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has rejected reports by global rights organisation, Amnesty International, that police officer shot at #EndSARS protesters.
President Muhammadu Buhari at the unveiling of the theme and Logo for Nigeria’s 60th anniversary celebration

President Buhari: My administration respects rights of citizens

The President said his government has put in place measures and strategies to address #EndSARS demands, stressing that the government will do everything lawful to ensure all sides are satisfied with measures taken to achieve peace in the country.
Yemi Osinbajo

Nigerian government announces committee to create jobs

The National Executive Council (NEC) has set up a committee charged with addressing unemployment and national security in the country.
Ace comedian, Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly known as ‘A.Y’, has condemned those blaming celebrities for the death of protesters.

#EndSARS: AY faults blaming of celebrities for loss of lives

Ace comedian, Ayodeji Richard Makun, popularly known as ‘A.Y’, has condemned those blaming celebrities for the death of protesters.
A Police officer prepares to fire teargas towards protesters during a anti-government demonstration in Luanda. Osvaldo Silva - AFP

Police arrest 100 over Angola anti-government demos

At least 100 people were held following violent weekend anti-government protests in the Angolan capital Luanda, a senior government official announced Sunday.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: Lagos will need N1 trillion for reconstruction

Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.
No fewer than seven persons have been arrested in connection with the invasion of Sen. Teslim Folarin’s house in Ibadan on Saturday.

Senator Folarin: Why I stored constituency project items in my house

A Nigerian senator has explained that some of the items stolen from his house were bought with public funds by a government agency which handed it over to him for distribution.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

#EndSARS: Reps committee visits IGP, seeks justice

Pursuant to its oversight functions, the House Committee on Police Affairs conferred with the Nigerian Police leadership at the weekend, reeling out imminent legislative measures to forestall future reoccurrence of the violence that attended the #EndSARS protests across the country.

#EndSARS: Afenifere, Ohanaeze condemn violence, destruction of properties

Leaders of the Yoruba and Igbo socio-cultural groups, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, respectively have commiserated with families who lost loved ones in the Tuesday shootings in Lekki, Lagos and called on perpetrators of violent acts to stop forthwith.
Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo

Ivory Coast’s Alassane Ouattara says he will allow Laurent Gbagbo to return

Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara said he is in favour of allowing his predecessor Laurent Gbagbo, currently on trial in The Hague, to return after a presidential election next week.
Residents of Calabar, the Cross River capital, on Friday evening, invaded a warehouse believed to stash a large volume of COVID-19 palliatives yet to be distributed to the people of the state.

#EndSARS: Nigeria boils as hoodlums go on rampage

The protests by the youths against police brutality started on a peaceful note about two weeks ago and gained international attention.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.

#EndSARS: Let those who lost relatives at Lekki toll plaza speak up – Omotola

Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

#EndSARS: Event of past week, deeply troubling – Ekiti governor

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has described the event of the past one week as “deeply troubling and of great concern to him and many patriotic citizens of the state”.

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US: Protesters vandalize Democratic Party headquarters, others

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Afghan security forces kill 16 Taliban militants

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Former presidential candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vermont) sits in the bleachers on Capitol Hill before Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan SMIALOWSKI - AFP)

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