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Over 40 people have been arrested in Abuja as security operatives disrupted a series of peaceful protests organized by the RevolutionNow group in several Nigerian cities.
In Lagos, the protesters had converged at the Berger roundabout to commence a procession around the city when the combined team of DSS, army and police accosted them. At the computer village Ikeja, in Lagos, teargas was used as traders and the protesters there scampered for safety.
The demands of the Revolution Now group as outlined by the groups spokesperson are;
Stop the killings in the country and sack all the incompetent service chiefs.
Stop all estimated billing by the power companies, provide pre-paid meters for free, and communities must have the right to audit the electricity bills they get, and review the licences of all distribution companies.
Abolition of tuition fees in universities and secondary school and provide employment for the youths.
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