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Facebook plans to rebrand with new name — Report

Social networking giant, Facebook Inc., is reportedly planning to rename so as to rebrand and showcase more of its metaverse projects. The coming name change of the company founded in 2004, according to The Verge report would be announced by the CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the company’s annual Connect conference[Read More…]

We’ve been asking Buhari to declare bandits as terrorists since 2017 — el-Rufai

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has said his government wrote President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, letters since 2017 to declare bandits terrorising the North as insurgents and terrorists. Speaking at the presentation of the Kaduna State Security Incidents Report for the Third Quarter of 2021 in Kaduna on Wednesday,[Read More…]

EKEDC: Agbara Estate, Badagry, 9 other Lagos areas to experience 6-hour power outage

The management of Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) on Wednesday announced a six-hour planned outage in some communities in Badagry, Lagos State. The General Manager, Corporate Communications, EKEDC, Mr Godwin Idemudia, said in a statement, that the outage would start between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m on Saturday, Oct. 23.[Read More…]

Cheta Nwanze: #EndSARS, Might becomes right

A year ago today, at least 44 people were killed in nine separate incidents around the country, most infamously at least nine killed at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos. One year on and justice still eludes the peaceful protesters who were brutally cut down. It is a bitter irony[Read More…]

Court summons Kano speaker, five others

A Federal High Court in Kano on Wednesday, ordered the Kano State Speaker and five others to appear before it. This order followed an exparte filed by the suspended Kano Public Complaint and Anti-Corruption Chairman, Muhyi Rimin-Gado. The other respondents are the Attorney-General Kano, Accountant General, Kano Commissioner of Police and[Read More…]

IPOB/ESN responsible for traditional rulers killing in Imo — Police

The Imo state police command has fingered the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the killing of two monarchs during stakeholders meeting at Nnenasa, headquarters of Njaba Local Government Area of the state. The affected monarchs are Eze E. A Durueburuo, Obi I of Okwudor, and Eze Sampson Osunwa[Read More…]

Tiny Wrists In Handcuffs: How US police use force against children

Royal Smart remembers every detail: the feeling of the handcuffs on his wrists. The panic as he was led outside into the cold March darkness, arms raised, to face a wall of police officers pointing their guns. He was 8 years old. Neither he nor anyone else at his family’s[Read More…]

Court fixes Nov 22 for arraignment of former Aviation minister, Stella Oduah

A Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday fixed November 22 for the arraignment of ex-Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah, over allegations bordering on fraud while she served in the office. Although Oduah, who currently represents Anambra North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, was scheduled for arraignment before Justice Inyang Ekwo on Tuesday,[Read More…]

#EndSARS: Release arrested protesters and journalist immediately, SERAP urges Authorities

The Socio-Economic Rights And Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Nigerian authorities to release arrested #EndSARS protesters and reporters covering the event. A reporter identified as Abimbola working with LegitTV was arrested. He said that his phone, driver’s license and other documents were taken away from him. Also, NewsWireNGR had[Read More…]

#EndSARS: One year after, despite promises to reform police, impunity persists —  Amnesty Intl

One year after peaceful #EndSARS protests ended in a brutal crackdown by Nigerian security forces in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country, no one has been brought to justice for the torture, violence, and killings of peaceful protesters, while reports of human rights violations by the police continue,[Read More…]