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#EndSARS: Instagram, hashtags and bitcoin

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. Young Nigerians boost #EndSARS protests Ozioma Egemasi says Nigerian police slapped, whipped and struck him with the butt of a pistol when he refused to pay them a bribe. Then he heard them discuss whether to kill him. Demonstrators gather beside an electronic billboard displaying the slogan “End police brutality”, during Read More…

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#EndSARS: Nigerian women at forefront of protests over police brutality

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: EbryhheemXpress/Al Jazeera, AlJazeera/Adam Abu-bashal/Anadolu Agency. Thousands of people have been taking to the streets of Lagos over the past week to protest against police brutality – and Irianele Virtuous has always been there, always working behind the scenes. Her mission? To support her fellow demonstrators. “My focus is making sure people in these Read More…

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#EndSARS: Police pledge ICRC training as thousands protest nationwide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will help train Nigeria’s new tactical force as thousands nationwide continued to march against police brutality and in demand of further reforms, Nigeria’s police inspector general said in a statement on Sunday. Protests began roughly two weeks ago demanding the dissolution of the Read More…

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FG extends suspension of new electricity tariff by 1 week

Reading Time: 3 minutes Image Credits: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters. The Federal Government has extended the suspension of the new electricity tariff by one week. Prof. James Momoh, Chairman, Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said this when the ad hoc Technical Committee on Electricity Tariff submitted its interim report at a reconvene bilateral meeting between Federal Government and Organised Labour on Read More…

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Nigeria’s police disbands controversial anti-robbery Squad after protests

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: TobiJamesCandids, Shoebox Photography/Twitter, REUTERS. Concerned citizen raises doubts on IG’s announcement Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (IG) dissolved its Special Anti-Robbery Squad with immediate effect on Sunday, prompted by days of protests across the country against alleged brutality by the controversial unit. The protests broke out after a video circulated last week allegedly showing Read More…

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Latest COVID-19 stats indicate it’s not over yet

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS, George Osodi/Bloomberg. Latest statistics from the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) indicate that there is no cause for celebration just yet, even as the federal and state governments have relaxed all movement restrictions. On Sunday night, the NCDC announced that there were 126 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths recorded in Read More…

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NCDC reports 111 new COVID-19 cases, total now 57,724

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 111 new cases of COVID-19 in the country. NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. According to the agency, with the new infections, the total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 57, 724. It disclosed that Read More…

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On World Refugee Day 2020, NGO Calls For Collective Actions to Rehabilitate Displaced Persons in Nigeria

Reading Time: 2 minutes To commemorate the UN World Refugee Day, an NGO, Sesor Empowerment Foundation, has called for collective and urgent action by all Nigerians to rehabilitate displaced persons and refugees in Nigeria and prevent more people getting displaced. Their call is in line with the 2020 theme: Every Action Counts. According to a statement released by the Read More…

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Nigeria approaching difficult response era – Ehanire

Reading Time: 2 minutes With increasing figures of people who tested positive to the Federal Government says Nigeria is approaching a difficult era in response to the novel coronavirus disease outbreak. The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, gave the explanation at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) daily briefing on COVID19 on Friday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria Read More…