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#EndSARS: Nigeria threatens CNN over report on killing of Lagos protesters

The Nigeria government has threatened to sanction CNN over its recent report on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers in Lagos on 20 October. The country’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, described the report as “irresponsible journalism”  at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The press briefing, which according to him, was convened to address lingering …

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Nigerian diaspora leaders speak out on #EndSARS protests

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On 22 October 2020, in the aftermath of the Nigerian Army shooting and killing of peaceful youths protesting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria, the leadership and members of Nigerians In Diaspora Organization World Wide (NIDOWW) invited other Nigerian Diaspora organizations to an emergency town hall meeting to discuss and take a stance on …

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Calm returning after days of unrest in Nigeria

As security forces were deployed to patrol Nigeria’s major cities after days of unrest following the shooting of protesters, calm is being restored across the country.  President Muhammadu Buhari had warned demonstrators in a televised address on Thursday not to “undermine national security” as he called for an end to widespread protests gripping Africa’s most populous country. The 78-year-old leader, …

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Lewis Hamilton dons #EndSARS T-shirt in solidarity with Nigerian youths

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton donned a T-shirt protesting against police violence in Nigeria for a pre-race television interview at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday. He’s the latest global celebrity to show solidarity with Nigerian youths rallying against police brutality in their home country. Hamilton also posted the photo showing him donned in the T-shirt on his …

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UN, US and EU condemn massacre of peaceful youth protesters in Lagos

The UN, US and EU have joined the growing international condemnation of the massacre of peaceful youth protesters in Lagos, Nigeria, on Tuesday. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the United Nations Secretary-General, AntĂłnio Guterres, called for an end to police brutality and attack on #EndSARS protesters. The UN chief, who said he was following the developments in the country, …

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Condemnations trail killing of peaceful protesters in Lagos

  The youth protests against police brutality in Nigeria turned bloody on Tuesday, when soldiers opened fire on peaceful protesters in cold blood. No official figures of the casualty have been released by the police, but many are believed to have been killed. Security operatives had stormed the scene of the #EndSARS protest in the Lekki Toll Gate Area of …

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