Tag: Activist

“Nobody has monopoly of intolerance” – Aisha Yesufu says critics of Southern Governors are on expired drugs

Activist, Aisha Yesufu, has slammed critics of Southern governors, adding that those against the communiqué issued at the end of the governors’ recent meeting in Asaba, the Delta State capital, are on expired drugs. The activist, in a video uploaded on her Twitter handle on Saturday, said nobody has the[Read More…]

Opinion: Yinka Odumakin, the storm is over!

By abiodun KOMOLAFE ‘Abiodun, stop crying; the storm is over!’ Those were the exact words of Peter Oluyinka Odumakin to me at Saint James’ Anglican Church, Aramoko-Ekiti in Ekiti State, on November 5, 2009. It was on the occasion of my wedding to the-then Miss Oluwafunmilola Awosusi.  For obvious reasons, it was to be a day of joy for me; and, truly, it was! But, midway[Read More…]

“Na military regime?” – More Nigerian celebrities react as #OccupyLekkiTollgate protesters are arrested

Popular entertainer and activist, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni, was on Saturday arrested at the Lekki Toll Gate. The comedian had joined other protesters at the toll gate to oppose the decision of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry to reopen the facility and hand it over[Read More…]

Omoyele Sowore, alleges that some individuals have made billions of naira from #EndSARS #EndSWAT negotiations

Activist, Omoyele Sowore, says some individuals have made billions of naira from the negotiations to put an end to the nationwide protests. Sowore, who is the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to reports that business leaders and some social media influencers had entered[Read More…]

How Pro-Buhari supporters attacked groups demanding release of Omoyele Sowore

A civil rights group, The Enough Is Enough Movement, had given a 14-day ultimatum to the federal government to release Mr. Omoyele Sowore or face nationwide protests – On Monday, the group marched in front of the National Human Rights Commission in Abuja and in Lagos to submit a petition against[Read More…]

Bayo Oluwasanmi: From Activist To Candidate, ‘Serving Others Is The Greatest Reward Of All’

Abiola Falayajo Jr.: From Activist to Candidate, ‘Serving Others is The Greatest Reward of All’ By Bayo Oluwasanmi It is easy to blame Nigerian abroad social media critics, arm chair theorists, bedroom revolutionaries for not running for elective office in Nigeria. They are often blamed for their seeming lack of[Read More…]

Okey Ndibe: The Wonder Known As Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka turned 80 at the very beginning of this week. For many, that milestone must seem incredible. He looks scandalously young and vibrant, his physique trim, his mind ever engaged with some of the major literary and political issues of our time. He’s the kind of man who provokes[Read More…]

China Jails Corruption Activists

BBC Three Chinese anti-corruption activists have been given lengthy jail terms for urging officials to disclose wealth. Wei Zhongping and Liu Ping, associated with the New Citizens’ Movement, were given six-and-a-half years in jail. A third activist, Li Sihua, received a shorter sentence. Rights group Amnesty International said the charges[Read More…]

Group Demands The Immediate Release Of Activist Umar Goodman Unlawfully Arrested By Gov Idris Wada

Press Release KOGI STATE GOVERNMENT SHOULD RELEASE ACTIVIST UMAR GOODMAN NOW The Youths Against Human Rights Violation And Corrupt Practices (YAHVCP) demands the immediate and unconditional release of Umar Goodman, a Kogi State Activist who was unlawfully arrested by police in Kogi State allegedly for demanding the removal of the[Read More…]