Tag: Crackdown

“For Violent Criminals And Agitators” – Nigerian Army Launch Crackdown Operations, Exercise Python Dance II in South East

The Nigerian Army, Friday, said it would commence its second phase of Exercise PYTHON DANCE, tagged Python Dance II, otherwise known as EGWU EKE II, in the South Eastern part of Nigeria, comprising states such as Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo, from Friday 15 September to Saturday 14 October[Read More…]

Nigerian Government Threatens ‘No Work No Pay’ To Civil Servants Ahead of NLC Strike

The federal government has advised all workers to respect the rule of law and desist from participating in an illegal strike. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, in a statement on Tuesday evening, said that the government will guarantee the safety of workers and their work places,[Read More…]

Nigerian Police Moves To Crackdown On Pro-Biafra Protests

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase has issued a stern warning to MASSOB and IPOB activists to stop threatening public peace or face the full weight of the law. The warning followed the observation by the Nigeria Police Force leadership of the increasing resort to acts of brigandage by[Read More…]

Opinion: Army’s Unwarranted Crackdown On Media

In performing its functions of informing, educating and entertaining, the media in Nigeria has contributed in no small measure to national development and the entrenchment, growth and sustenance of democracy. No doubt, it is for the very crucial role of the media in the society in teaching, sensitizing and mobilizing[Read More…]

Crackdown: Egyptian Govt Bans Protests

By Sarah EL Deeb CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s interim president on Sunday banned public gatherings of more than 10 people without prior government approval, imposing hefty fines and prison terms for violators in a bid to stifle the near-constant protests roiling the country. The new law is more restrictive than[Read More…]