• OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE: Send army to Sambisa, Birnin Gwari, others, not streets, CNG tells FG

    OPERATION CROCODILE SMILE: Send army to Sambisa, Birnin Gwari,  others, not streets,  CNG tells FG
    … says planned exercise’ll result in chaos By Victor AjiromanusThe Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG,  has cautioned the Federal Government against going ahead with its planned military exercise,  Operation Crocodile Smile,  saying it could lead to choas at a time like this.
    It also described the operation scheduled to commence on October 20, 2020, as ill-timed and ill-advised.
    The group said this today  in a statement by its spokesperson,  Mr. Abdul-az
  • Lawmakers call for calm as EndSARS protest turns violent in Ondo State

    Lawmakers call for calm as EndSARS protest turns violent in Ondo State
    The Ondo State House of Assembly has called for calm as the EndSARS protests by youths across the country turned violent in the state.
    The Speaker, Mr Bamidele Oloyelogun, on Thursday in Akure entreated the protesters to embrace peace and allow the government to attend to their agitations.
    He assured that the lawmakers sympathised with the protesters, but urged them to conduct themselves peacefully to facilitate prompt resolution of the issues.
    READ ALSO: Buhari, Security Heads meet in Aso
  • Police DCO killed, DPO critically injured as protest takes violent turn in Ogun

    Police DCO killed, DPO critically injured as protest takes violent turn in Ogun
    <p class="">Suspected EndSARS protesters, on Wednesday reportedly stormed the Atan-Ota Divisional Police station in Ogun, and allegedly killed the Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) DSP Augustine Ogbeche.</p><h1>This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abeokuta by DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ogun Command.</h1><p class=""><strong>Oyeyemi </strong>said that the protesters also assaulted the D
  • Nigerians take to the streets in South Africa to condemn killing of peaceful protesters

    Nigerians take to the streets in South Africa to condemn killing of peaceful protesters
    <p class="">Thousands of Nigerians based in South Africa on Wednesday took to the streets of Praetoria in solidarity with youths in Nigeria who have been protesting police brutality and misgovernance in the last two weeks.</p><h1>Led by the President of Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Adetola Olubajo, they called on President Muhammadu Buhari, Inspector-General of Police and Service Chiefs to stand down the army and the police that were actually using excessive for
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  • Laser cameras, not CCTV removed at Lekki Tollgate ― Sanwo-Olu

    Laser cameras, not CCTV removed at Lekki Tollgate ― Sanwo-Olu
    Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Thursday said he never knew how the military protocols operate following killings of #ENDSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, by the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, 20th October
    “I don’t understand the protocols of the military; how they come out or what is their line or chain of duty but eventually they said to me they would come out and we’ve seen a quite number of them responding to a lot of those facilities but we could say after this effe
  • #ENDSARS: Security cameras were not removed from Lekki toll gate – LCC mgt

    #ENDSARS: Security cameras were not removed from Lekki toll gate – LCC mgt
    Following reports that ‘closed-circuit television’ system (CCTV), were removed from the Lekki toll gate to aide the shooting and killing of #ENDSARS protesters on Tuesday, management of the Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC), Thursday faulted the reports, saying that all its CCTV were intact.
    Disclosing this in a statement obtained by TheCable, LCC said: “We have cooperated with the protesters from the onset, identifying with the cause and need to end the police brutality.
  • #EndSARS: Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns Nnamdi Kanu on destruction of Yoruba assets

    #EndSARS: Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns Nnamdi Kanu on destruction of Yoruba assets
    Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
    By Dennis Agbo
    The Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disassociated the Igbo from statements credited to the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the destruction of Yoruba assets in Lagos.
    In a statement issued by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo said that Ohanaeze was outraged by the vituperative and inciting outrage of the leader of IPOB on the #ENDSARS activities in
  • #EndSARS protests: Sultan directs Imams to dedicate Friday sermon to calm followers

    #EndSARS protests: Sultan directs Imams to dedicate Friday sermon to calm followers
    <p class="">The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has directed all Nigerian Imams to dedicate their sermons on Friday, Oct. 23, to calm the people over the ongoing EndSARS crisis in the country.</p><h1>Sultan, who is also the President-General, Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), gave the directive in a statement signed by Alhaji Femi Abbas, Chairman, NSCIA Media Committee.</h1><p class="">The monarch strongly emphas
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  • Defection: PDP drags Gbajabiamila, Rep to court

    Defection: PDP drags Gbajabiamila, Rep to court
    By Tordue Salem – Abuja
    The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has sued the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, Rep. Ephraim Nwuzi, representing Etche/Onuma Federal Constituency of Rivers State and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the defection earlier this month to the All Progressives Congress, APC, by Nwuzi.
    Rep. Nwuzi had on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, announced his defection from PDP, to the APC on the floor of the Green Chambe
  • UPDATED: Police kill 2 protesters in Enugu

    UPDATED: Police kill 2 protesters in Enugu
    Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns Nnamdi Kanu on destruction of Yoruba assets
    Dennis Dagbo
    TWO protesters were on Thursday morning allegedly killed by the police at ‘another level’ an area close to Nike Lake Police Station in Enugu metropolis.
    This came as the Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo disassociated the Igbo from statements credited to the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on destruction of Yoruba assets in Lagos.
    An eyewitness narrated that t
  • #EndSARS: Oyigbo Police Area Command burnt in Rivers

    #EndSARS: Oyigbo Police Area Command burnt in Rivers
    <p class="">The Police Command in Rivers has confirmed an attack on its Area Command in Oyigbo Local Government Area in the early hours of Wednesday.</p><h1>The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Nnamdi Omoni, confirmed the attack to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt.</h1><p class="">“<em>Yes, I can confirm that the Station in Oyigbo had been attacked but I am yet to know the extent of damage done as we are on our w
  • Curfew may ease Friday if… ― Sanwo-Olu

    Curfew may ease Friday if… ― Sanwo-Olu
    Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lapos State.
    After protests in Lagos State turned awry that sanctioned a 72-hour curfew order by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the curfew may now be eased Friday.
    Sanwo-Olu stated that once the streets have been cleared and nerve relaxed, “we might slow down the curfew by tomorrow (Friday) or next tomorrow (Saturday) at the latest,”
    In what started as a peaceful demonstration for the total end to extrajudicial killings by a unit of the Special Anti-Robbe
  • #ENDSARS: We don’t want a repeat of what happened yesterday – Sanwo-Olu (Video)

    #ENDSARS: We don’t want a repeat of what happened yesterday – Sanwo-Olu (Video)
    “I dont know the protocols of the military, how they come out or their chain of command.” – Governor of Lagos State, @JideSanwoOlu #LIVEonARISENews #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/wlECL7P8tD
    — ARISE News Feed (@ARISEtv) October 22, 2020The post #ENDSARS: We don’t want a repeat of what happened yesterday – Sanwo-Olu (Video) appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • Northern group says EndSARS protest being manipulated to cause anarchy

    <p class="">The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG), on Wednesday, alleged that the EndSARS protest was being manipulated by unpatriotic people to cause anarchy in the country.</p><h1>The CNG spokesperson, Suleiman Abdul-Azeez, made the assertion at a news conference in Kaduna on the violent nature of the protest in parts of the country.</h1><p class=""><strong>Abdul-Azeez</strong> said though the CNG recognised the need to deepen the r
  • EBSU: Umahi proscribes ASUU, NASU, others, releases N500m for payment of Staff salaries

    EBSU: Umahi proscribes ASUU, NASU, others, releases N500m for payment of Staff salaries
    Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi
    By Peter Okutu
    Governor David Umahi, Wednesday proscribed the existence of Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Non-Academic Staff of Union, NASU and others in Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki.
    He allowed the existence of only the Students Union.
    He said the decision was taken in order to ensure that academic and non-academic union activities do not negatively affect the resumption of EBSU  and commencement of academic/ non-academic activities
  • Sanwo-Olu says Buhari unreachable 40 hours after attack on peaceful protesters in Lagos

    <p class="">President Buhari has failed to address the country regarding the ugly incident.</p><h1>Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says attempts to speak directly with President Muhammadu Buhari, over a day after a savage attack on peaceful protesters, has been unsuccessful.</h1><p class="">Eyewitnesses reported on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 how soldiers of the Nigerian Army fired live ammunition at them at the Lekki-Epe toll gate in Lag
  • #ENDSARS: The women in frontlines

    #ENDSARS: The women in frontlines
    Between Kiki Osinbajo- self-acclaimed beauty guru, entrepreneur, and lawyer- and Zahra Buhari-Indimi, are no fewer than half a million Instagram followers.
    Not surprisingly, this formidable audience was what the first and second children deployed in their support for the ongoing demonstrations against operatives of the erstwhile Special Anti-robbery Squad, SARS, in many parts of Southern Nigeria as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.
    As they joined voices with their contemporaries,
  • Curfew: NECO reschedules examinations till November

    Curfew: NECO reschedules examinations till November
    <p class="">The National Examinations Council (NECO) has rescheduled its examinations scheduled for Oct. 22, 23 and 24 to November, owing to insecurity and curfew imposed by some states.</p><h1>Mr Azeez Sani, Head, Information and Public Relations Division (NECO) said this in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday.</h1><p class=""><strong>Sani </strong>said that the affected papers were now scheduled for Nov. 17,
  • Firm acquires Peugeot Nigeria, to inject $150m

    Firm acquires Peugeot Nigeria, to inject $150m
    A map of Nigeria
    NESBITT Investment Nigeria has acquired Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) and plans to inject $150 million in the next three years to revamp the automobile company.
    NESBITT said the $150 million investment would be spent on retooling and upgrading PAN’s assembly line as well as in supporting infrastructure and working capital.
    READ ALSONollywood Actress, Ada Ameh, begs govt to allow her bury her daughter who died days ago
    Commenting on the acquisition of the company at the
  • DEVELOPING STORY: Police kill 2 protesters in Enugu

    DEVELOPING STORY: Police kill 2 protesters in Enugu
    Dennis Agbo
    Members of the police force have killed two protesters in Enugu Thursday morning.
    Details coming…
    The post DEVELOPING STORY: Police kill 2 protesters in Enugu appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • APC accuses PDP of fueling #EndSARS protests via unguarded assertions in social media

    APC accuses PDP of fueling #EndSARS protests via unguarded assertions in social media
    <p class="">The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is fueling the #EndSARS protests via unguarded assertions in the social media.</p><h1>Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, adding that the PDP was also playing politics with the protests.</h1><p class="">He, however, added that the APC would not join issues with the opposition P
  • #EndSARS: Umahi apologises, imposes 24-hour curfew as 'hoodlums and cultists' hijack protest in Ebonyi

    <p class="">Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the state from 7.pm on Wednesday to forestall further breakdown of law and order by protesters.</p><h1>Umahi made the declaration in a state-wide broadcast after disturbances from protesters led to the destruction of some public facilities in Abakaliki, causing pandemonium among the citizens.</h1><p class="">The governor also called on security agencies to barricade all the st
  • We are driving growth of domestic gas market to power Nigerian economy — Seplat

    We are driving growth of domestic gas market to power Nigerian economy  — Seplat
     
     
    SEPLAT Petroleum Development Company Plc, said it is driving the growth of the domestic gas market to power the economy particularly because of the energy short fall in terms of electricity.
     
    The Chief Executive Officer of Seplat, Mr. Roger Brown, said this at the 1stEdition of the Nigerian Oil & Gas Webinar organised by the Council and Management of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) themed “Perspectives of Operators and Industry Experts Post-COVID-19” held on
  • Nollywood Actress, Ada Ameh, begs govt to allow her bury her daughter who died days ago

    Nollywood Actress, Ada Ameh, begs govt to allow her bury her daughter who died days ago
    Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh, popularly known for her role in the TV series ‘The Johnsons’ has called on President Buhari and Sanwo-Olu to please allow her bury her only daughter who died 2 days ago in Abuja.
    Ada made the plea in a recent video that was uploaded on her Instagram page.
    READ ALSO: #EndSARS: African Union ‘strongly condemns’ killing of protesters
    The actress, with tears in her eyes, begged the Nigerian government to at least grant her wish to bury her daught
  • #EndSARS: African Union ‘strongly condemns’ killing of protesters

    #EndSARS: African Union ‘strongly condemns’ killing of protesters
    The African Union Commission chairman on Thursday strongly condemned deadly violence in Lagos and called on all parties to “privilege dialogue”.
    Moussa Faki Mahamat “strongly condemns the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries”, his office said in a statement distributed Thursday morning.
    “The Chairperson appeals to all political and social actors to reject the use of violence and
  • Private sector-led growth strategy will boost Nigeria’s FDI, job creation — IFC Report

    Private sector-led growth strategy will boost Nigeria’s FDI,  job creation — IFC Report
     
    A map of Nigeria
     
     By Nkiruka   Nnorom
     
    THE International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has said that Nigeria could attract the much needed Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, into the country and create millions of jobs with adoption of a broader private sector-led growth strategy.
    IFC stated this in a report titled “the Nigeria Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD)”, jointly launched with the World Bank.
    The IFC through the
  • Lekki attack: I called Buhari twice, he wasn’t available – Sanwo-Olu says

    Lekki attack: I called Buhari twice, he wasn’t available – Sanwo-Olu says
    The post Lekki attack: I called Buhari twice, he wasn’t available – Sanwo-Olu says appeared first on Vanguard News.
  • COVID-19: NCDC reports 37 new infection in Nigeria

    <p class="">Thirty-seven new Coronavirus infections have been reported across Nigeria with no COVID-19-related deaths in eight states and the Federal Capital Territory.</p><h1>The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official website on Wednesday.</h1><p class="">The NCDC, however, said that 183 patients were discharged after testing negative to the virus across the country.</p><p class="">The New
  • #ENDSARS: MURIC appeals for calm

    <p class="">The Muslim Rights Concern has appealed for calm following the escalation of violence in the #EndSARS protest.The Islamic human rights director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola made the appeal in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday.</p><h1>He also hailed the young Nigerians for demanding an end to harassment and intimidation in the hands of men of the Special Armed Robbery Squad (SARS).</h1><p class=""><em>“Nigeria’s #EndSARS crisis
  • Enugu exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew

    Enugu exempts essential, emergency workers from curfew
    The Enugu State Government has exempted health, essential, and emergency workers from the curfew imposed on the three Local Government Areas (LGAs) that make up Enugu metropolis.
    The state’s Commissioner for Information, Mr Chidi Aroh, gave the clarification in a statement on Thursday.
    READ ALSO: #EndSARS Protest: Enugu Government imposes curfew in 3 LGAs
    Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Wednesday, imposed a 24-hour curfew on the three LGAs – Enugu East, Enugu North, and Enugu South,

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