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”Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere”, Martin Luther King III appeals to President Buhari

Martin Luther King III, the son of late Martin Luther King Jr, has appealed to the Federal Government of Nigeria led by President Buhari to guarantee the freedoms of peaceful protesters in Nigeria as the #EndSARS protests draw more International attention after the Lekki shootings.   Martin Luther King III made the appeal yesterday evening on Twitter. “I appeal to ...

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#EndSARS: “Our lifestyle is provoking the youths,” Senator Okorocha tells his colleagues

  Former governor of Imo state and Senator representing Imo West in the National Assembly, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has said the #EndSARS movement by the Nigerian youths was a reaction to years of bad leadership in the country. Okorocha, who spoke at a press conference over the weekend said: “What started few days ago as a peaceful protest has escalated ...

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I wanted to share looted palliatives on my birthday — Lawmaker SOB Agunbiade

A lawmaker, Sanai Agunbiade aka SOB, has reacted to the invasion of his residence by hoodlums. Agunbiade is the Majority Leader of Lagos State House of Assembly. On Friday, an irate mob stormed his house in Ikorodu and carted away COVID-19 palliatives. Agunbiade (Ikorodu Constituency 1), in a statement on Saturday, described the incident as a planned attack. The legislator ...

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Abuja palliatives are safe – Minister Ramatu Aliyu assures

FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu has assured Abuja residents that palliatives stored across various warehouses in the city are safe and secured.   She made this known in a press statement issued by Mr. Austine Elemue, her Special Assistant on Media. The minister also assured that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the city. She ...

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Liverpool 2-1 Sheffield United: Jota helps champions return to winning ways

  Liverpool returned to winning ways in the Premier League as Diogo Jota’s second-half goal secured a 2-1 win over Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday. A controversial draw with Everton last time out followed a 7-2 humiliation at the hands of Aston Villa before the international break and Jurgen Klopp’s side looked set for more disappointment when a Sander Berge penalty put the Blades ahead after ...

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Osun re-imposes 24-hour curfew indefinitely

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State on Saturday afternoon, imposed a 24-hour curfew across the whole state with immediate effect till further notice.   The state government had on Friday lifted a 24-hour curfew earlier declared in the state to forestall the breakdown of law and order to protect the lives and property of citizens and residents. However, Oyeola said ...

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“I didn’t go nowhere, I am a Lagosian, I still hold the title of Asiwaju of Lagos and I am still the JAGABAN” – Tinubu (Video)

  Bola Tinubu, an All Progressives Congress, APC, chieftain, has has decried the wanton looting of public and private assets in the state of Lagos, The PUNCH reports. Tinubu made this known on Saturday when he paid a visit to Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House in Marina. Addressing journalists after the meeting with the governor, Tinubu ...

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OMG! Woman bitten by python while using the toilet

A 7ft python bit a woman on the bottom while she used the toilet in Thailand and she was rushed to hospital.   Boonsong Plaikaew, 54, was about to finish using the toilet at her home in Samut Prakan, central Thailand, when she felt a searing pain on her bottom on Sunday. Blood gushed through her legs and underwear before ...

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#EndSARS: Celebrities should represent youths to dialogue with FG — Ndume

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has urged young Nigerian celebrities, who identified with the recent #EndSARS peaceful protesters, to make themselves available for negotiation with the Federal Government on the implementation of their five-point demands. The youths had made a five-point demand which was presented to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), through the Governor of ...

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No DPO was beheaded in Oyigbo – Police

No divisional police officer (DPO) has been killed in Rivers State, the police have said. The police spokesperson in the state, Nnamdi Omoni, who spoke with reporters  Friday morning, said the public should disregard the rumour that the DPO in Oyigbo Local Government Area was beheaded by hoodlums. “The DPO is alive, he is with me (here),” Mr Omoni said. ...

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Massive crowd storm Tinubu’s residence in London (Photos/Video)

Nigerians demanding the end to police brutality and bad governance in line with the #EndSARS tagline storm the London residence of APC National Leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Saturday. According to the video posted by African Independent Television, only a few of them carried placards with many chanting derogatory words as they stormed Tinubu’s residence at Duchess Mews, Portland Place. More ...

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TVC finally resumes operations after mob attack

The headquarters of Television Continental popularly known as TVC in Ketu, Lagos which was attacked by hoodlums earlier this week, is now back on air.   Hoodlums had vandalised and set ablazed the station on Tuesday during violence that broke out from #EndSARS protests in Lagos. Findings on Saturday revealed that the station is still battling technical glitches. This is ...

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Edo jail break: Nigerians mock Obaseki as ultimatum for escaped inmates elapses

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki on Friday extended the ultimatum issued to inmates on the run.   Recall last Monday, amid the violence that erupted after hoodlums hijacked the EndSARS protest in Edo, two correctional facilities were attacked. The next day, the federal government confirmed that rampaging youths breached the Custodial Centres in Benin and Oko. The Ministry of Interior, ...

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Hoodlums discover, loot COVID-19 palliatives in Jos

Hoodlums on Saturday discovered and looted a warehouse full of COVID-19 palliatives in Jos, Plateau state.   Same incident happened in Lagos, Oyo, Kwara, Osun, Calabar, Edo and many other states. Some of the items carted away include beans, noodles, sugar, salt, garri, rice and pasta.      

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More police stations burnt in Anambra, DPO, officer killed

Four more police stations have been reportedly burnt down in Anambra State, while a Divisional Police Officer and a station officer were also reportedly killed by rampaging youths.   The burning and killing of the policemen happened on Friday, even while the curfew imposed by the State governor, Chief Willie Obiano was still on. Reports said that police divisions in ...

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#EndSARS: Buhari reveals regret over Ex-IG of Police, Arase

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his regret at not working longer with a former Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase.   This was revealed by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, in his weekly article. Arase was appointed by former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015 and worked under Buhari until 2016 when he retired. He was the 18th IG of Police.   Adesina ...

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Police arrest 10 suspects in Akwa Ibom, recover looted properties worth millions of Naira

  The Akwa Ibom State Police Command has recovered looted items worth hundreds of millions of Naira carted away by hoodlums who hijacked the EndSars protest in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday night.   The Command has also arrested 10  suspected thieves who looted both private and government property under the guise of Endsars protests. Parading the recovered items/suspects at ...

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Why Buhari did not speak on Lekki toll gate shooting in nationwide address – Presidency

The Presidency, on Saturday disclosed why President Muhammadu Buhari did not mention the Lekki toll gate shooting in his nationwide speech addressing the issue of EndSARS.   Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina disclosed that his principal did not mention the shooting because it would be “premature and presumptuous.” Adesina, while appearing on Channels Television’s programme, Politics ...

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I stand with the Nigerian Youth – Senator Dino Melaye

  Senator Dino Melaye said he stands with the Nigerian Youth, and that he will support them with all resources he has. The Senator  recently shared a video on his twitter handled about the protest. The video shared by him shows he is with Nigerian youths and ready to champion the protest.   In the video, he said: “I stand ...

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3-year-old son sustains serious injuries after mom’s boyfriend pushed him down the stairs over food arguments

An Indiana man has been arrested on charges of battery and neglect after he admitted to pushing his girlfriend’s three-year-old son down the stairs during an argument about food, shaking and beating him, according to court records.   Antonio Austin Riviera-Manship, 24, of Muncie, on Monday was charged with eight felony counts stemming from an incident that took place on ...

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Homosexuals are children of God and have the right to be in a family – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has endorsed same-s.e.x civil unions, saying in a documentary that homosexual people are ‘children of God’ and that they ‘have the right to be in a family’.   His approval came midway through a feature-length film, titled Francesco, which had its premiere at the Rome Film Festival this week. The film delves into issues Francis cares about most, ...

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