Tag: June 12

In Calabar, Security operatives have arrested three journalists and a leading human rights lawyer #June12thProtest

Security operatives have arrested three journalists and a leading human rights lawyer, James Ibor, over the June 12 protests in Calabar, Cross River State capital. Agba Jalingo, Publisher of Cross River Watch online newspaper, his news editor, Jonathan Ugbal, and a yet to be named reporter were picked up in[Read More…]

“I will not be a prisoner in my own country” – Comedian Mr Macaroni joins protesters in Lagos

Popular comedian Debo Adebayo, also known as Mr Macaroni, has joined protesters at the Gani Fawehinmi Park in the Ojota area, the venue of the June 12 protest in Lagos State. In a series of tweets Saturday, while at the protest, he wrote, “I have received so many threats from[Read More…]

Just In: #June12thProtest: Police arrest FIJ journalist in Ojota

A journalist with the Foundation for Investigative Journalism (FIJ), identified as Adeola Oladipupo has been arrested by the Police in Lagos. According you reports filed by the news platform, Oladipupo was covering the June 12 protest around the Total Filling Station at Ojota, Ikorodu Road, when he was arrested and[Read More…]

In Abuja, Police shot teargas to disperse protesters #June12thProtest

The police on Saturday shot teargas to disperse protesters in the Gudu area of Abuja and Ojota area of Lagos as the country marked Democracy Day on June 12. The protesters had earlier blocked the Gudu Junction to protest the state of the nation. The protesters in Gudu had turned[Read More…]

#June12thProtest: ‘Stay away from the North’ – Arewa youths warn protesters

The Arewa Youth Alliance, AYA, a coalition of socio-political groups on Friday has warned the organisers of the June 12 protests to steer clear off the northern part of the country. The coalition said it is determined to protect the north and northerners from any external aggression by anti-northern forces[Read More…]

#June12Protest: Police tear-gas protesters in Abuja

Police officers on Saturday morning disrupted a June 12 protest in the Gudu area of the Federal Capital Territory when they stormed the area and started firing teargas canisters at protesters. NewsWireNGR learnt that the otherwise people protest began around 08:30 am and was going on smoothly with the protesters[Read More…]

#June12: Lagos State Police Command says it not aware of any planned protests

The Lagos State Police Command says it is not aware of any planned protest in Lagos State to commemorate the 2021 Democracy on Saturday, June 12, 2021. The Command, in a statement by its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also urged Lagosians to disregard the sit-at-home order called by certain groups, adding[Read More…]

June 12: Ondo police vows to prevent a repeat of EndSARS

Ondo State Police Command has said that it will not fold its arms and watch any protest, under whatever guise, in the state to degenerate to the #EndSARS mayhem. The command’s spokesperson, Tee Leo-Ikoro, said on Friday that the police were battle-ready to forestall any breakdown of law and order[Read More…]

Just In: NANS pulls out of June 12 protest

The National Association of Nigerian Students has suspended its planned June 12 nationwide protest. The student union President, Sunday Asefon, disclosed the suspension in a statement on Friday morning titled ‘NANS Suspends June 12 Protest Over Concerns About Safety Of Protesters And Fear Of Possible Hijack By Politicians – Comrade[Read More…]

June 12: ‘Remain civil with law abiding citizens’ – IGP instructs officers

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has directed Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and Commissioners of Police in states and FCT to remain civil with law abiding citizens during the Democracy Day celebration. Speaking during a meeting with strategic commanders of the Nigerian Police Force in[Read More…]