Tag: Protests

Nigerian police justify its use of force on protesters #June12thProtest

The Nigerian police on Saturday justified its use of tear gas on protesters who took to the streets to mark Democracy Day by voicing their grievances against the government of the day. According to police spokesman, Mr Frank Mba, the actions of officers were in line with international best practices[Read More…]

Nigerian Government must end crackdown on civic space – says Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

The Government of Nigeria must take steps to respect and protect the rights of its citizens to freedom of expression, association, and assembly ahead of the planned June 12 protest in the country. June 12 doubles as Nigeria’s Democracy Day and the commemoration of the 1993 presidential election which most[Read More…]

Farooq A. Kperogi: Making Sense of Buhari’s Nonsense Now Senseless

As I pointed out in my Facebook and Twitter status updates in the aftermath of Muhammadu Buhari’s June 10 interview with Arise TV, Buhari’s thought-processes, whenever they’re publicly expressed, are often so devoid of basic rhyme and reason that to even try to make sense of them is a painfully[Read More…]

In Calabar, students are protesting

Security operatives have fired shots to disperse protesting students of the Calabar campus of the University of Cross River (UNICROSS), in Cross River state. The students Friday, were protesting the killing of their colleague killed by armed phone snatchers and demanding that two of the alleged assailants arrested by the[Read More…]

Ijaw youths shut NDDC headquarters in Port Harcourt

Hundreds of protesting Ijaw youths on Thursday shut down the Headquaters of the Niger Delta Development Commission Eastern By-Pass in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The protesters under the aegis of the Ijaw Youths Council, numbering over 700, all dressed in the council’s uniform. They hoisted the Green-Red-Blue IYC flag in[Read More…]

SERAP wants Nasir El-rufai to “immediately end the growing crackdown on workers and protesters in his state”

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai to “immediately end the growing crackdown on workers and protesters in his state.” In a statement today signed by SERAP deputy director Kolawole Oluwadare, the organisation said: “Governor, Nasir El-Rufai and Kaduna state authorities must end the[Read More…]

NON-STOP KILLINGS: How Nigerian Security Agencies’ Impunity, Violent Police Brutality, Deadly Conducts Persist Despite October 2020’s Extraordinary #EndSARS Protests

NewsWireNGR’s Investigative journalist, Ridwan Yusuf spent 4 weeks digging into the dynamics that led to the phenomenal #EndSARS protests of 2020. He discovered that all the issues are still happening. People are still being brutalised by Nigerian security agencies. Young persons are continually harassed months after an event of such magnitude. Ridwan shows the connection,[Read More…]

Ignore #OccupyLekkiTollGate protests – APC Lagos warns residents

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos State has asked residents of the state to ignore calls for a planned protest by some individuals, planned for Saturday, February 13, against the reopening of the Lekki tollgate in the state shut in the wake of #EndSARS protest. A political activist and former[Read More…]

Buhari warns that any act of hooliganism will be dealt with decisively as #EndSARS protests resumes

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday warned that any act of hooliganism hiding behind lawful and peaceful protests will be dealt with decisively to ensure peace and stability in the country. The President’s comment comes as some Nigerians prepared to take to the streets again in continuation of the #EndSARS protest.[Read More…]

Governor Yahaya Bello says the time is not right for another #EndSARS protest

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has said he is unsettled about reports of a new wave of #EndSARS protests across the country. During a Sunday broadcast, the Governor said any future protest is likely to run into a still-enraged police force and can be hijacked by unscrupulous elements. Read his[Read More…]