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[Full copy] There was no massacre at Lekki Toll Plaza – Lagos Govt White Paper

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lagos State has rejected findings by a judicial panel that security forces carried out a “massacre” of unarmed protesters last year, maintaining that only one person suffered a gunshot wound, according to a paper issued by the government this week. The judicial panel, which submitted its full report last month, was tasked with investigating October Read More…

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34 persons arrested, arraigned by police in Lagos following #EndSARS protest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Lagos State Police Command. THIRTY-FOUR persons were arrested by the police following the #EndSARS anniversary protest on Wednesday, The protest, which was to commemorate the one year anniversary of ENDSARS was carried out by a motorcade bearing protesters moving through the Lekki toll gate. The protest, which began at 8am and ended two Read More…

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#EndSARS: Protesters plan motorised procession at Toll Gate for Wednesday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP. On 20th October 2021, organisers of the #EndSARS protests are planning a motorised memorial procession from the Lekki Toll Gate to commemorate last year’s bloody finale to agitations by youths against police brutality. According to one of the organisers, Folarin Falana, otherwise known as Falz the Bad Guy, in an Read More…

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#EndSARS: Lagos CP warns against planned protest

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: Al Jazeera. Lagos, Oct. 11, 2021 (NAN) The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday warned against any planned protest in the state. A statement signed by the State Police Command’s Spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, revealed that the command had received information of a planned protest to mark one year Read More…

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#EndSARS: Anger over slow progress, size of rewards at Nigeria’s police brutality hearings

Reading Time: 6 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja. By Alexis Akwagyiram Ndukwe Ekekwe was furious when he heard how much compensation a judicial panel had awarded him after finding that members of an elite Nigerian police unit tortured him in custody following a raid on his phone accessories shop worth 7,500,000 naira ($18,000). The night after his arrest, he Read More…

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Insurance companies pay N4bn #EndSARS claims – NIA

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) said insurance companies paid N4 billion as claims arising from over 2,000 businesses affected by the #EndSARS protests. Mr Ganiyu Musa, Chairman, NIA, disclosed this at a news conference in Lagos on Thursday. Musa also assured customers that all genuine claims emanating from the protests would be paid. He said Read More…

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Debo Macaroni arrested, 11 others arraigned before Yaba court for #OcuppyLekkitollgate, released

Reading Time: 3 minutes Popular Nigerian comedian and content creator, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Debo Macaroni, and 11 other Nigerians, who were seemingly passing through the Lekki toll gate, venue of a planned protest, were on Saturday arrested by the Nigerian police, according to the BBC. One of the persons arrested, Damilare Adenola, told the BBC that he Read More…

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Lagos set for showdown as protesters mobilise for #OccupyLekkiTollGate on Saturday

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Temilade Adelaja/File Photo, Twitter. Following the decision by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses & Lekki Toll Gate Incident (#EndSARS panel) to release the Lekki Toll Gate for reopening, Lagos is in for another tense moment as youths are now mobilising to hold a Read More…