Buhari Feels No Empathy for Nigerians – Northern Elders

 “The Presidency does not feel empathy. We don’t see a president who recognises the fact that we have serious problems but all we hear is we should pray.” “We are praying that God shows Buhari the way to fix the country. As northerners we are dying and Southerners are being killed.” “I feel sorry for the president,Read More

Police Writes Court to Suspend Probe of Abuses by Judicial Panels

The State governments have raised the panels to investigate alleged infractions by SARS operatives, following nationwide #EndSARS protests by youths.One of the prayers is a declaration that having regard to the provisions of Section a14 (1)(2) (a) and Item 45, Part 1, First Schedule, 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), theRead More

CBN Asks Court Not to Unfreeze #EndSARS Promoters Accounts

The CBN made this known in a counter-affidavit in opposition to a motion on notice filed by Gatefield Nigeria Limited, a company that sponsored freelance journalists to cover the #EndSARS protests in OctoberThe affidavit read in part, “That the bank accounts frozen by this honorable court, in this case, are suspected to be involved inRead More

Genevieve Nnaji Shares Warming Bedroom Photos

Genevieve Nnaji Shares Warming Bedroom Photos.The Popular Nollywood actress and movie producer Genevieve Nnaji has poked fans with amazing photos of herself on her social media page.Genevieve Nnaji who appears ageless and always looking extremely beautiful has shared photos of her morning face. One of the actresses who is mostly admired by most social mediaRead More

Buhari’s N66 Million Aso Rock Rent Cause Uproar

Despite making a provision for over N10 million for the “purchase of giant HD copiers for the library and archive”, the State House would spend N46 million and N22 million for the printing of non-security and security documents respectively.The sum of N67.9 million was budgeted for motor vehicle fuel.These reoccurring and unexplained expenditures have againRead More

Court orders police to pay N50m compensation to family of slain musician

According to reports, the defendants neither appeared nor filed responses in two sittings. They were said to have appeared in court on the last adjourned date of November 23 when they presented a counter-affidavit that was rejected by the court. The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the Nigeria Police toRead More

Man who lost a leg after allegedly being shot by SARS during arrest for crime he ”didn’t commit” is discharged and acquitted after spending 5 years in prison

According to youth advocate, Oluyemi Fasipe, the man was mistakenly arrested alongside some kidnappers. During the arrest, he was allegedly shot by SARS and his leg had to be amputated. He spent 5 years in jail and was acquitted on Friday, Nov 27. Oluyemi said he spoke with the man’s lawyer and advised him to writeRead More

‘We’ll never allow another violent #EndSARS protest again’- IGP Adamu Mohammed says

When it turned violent, they then attacked the people that were even giving them protection. So, we shall never allow any violent protest in this country again. When you talk of peaceful protests, yes, it is allowed but violent protests, never!“Remember, even our constitution does not accept violent protests, so, those people that are planningRead More

Lekki Shooting: Army Promotes Officer Representing It at Lagos Judicial Panel

According to him, the soldiers were attacked by hoodlums, and this necessitated the use of force.Recall that following the curfew imposed on Lagos state by the government, soldiers invaded a peaceful protest at Lekki toll gate on Tuesday evening, October 20, killing #EndSARS protesters in the process.He had earlier claimed soldiers were armed with onlyRead More

CSP James Nwafor summoned by Anambra Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry was set up in Various states in Nigeria in response to the demands of End SARS protesters. James Nwafor, the former SARS officer accused of being responsible for the deaths of a number of young men who went into SARS Awkuzu detention centre in Anambra state and never came outRead More

Stray bullet fired by SARS killed my three-day-old baby – Man tells Rivers state judicial panel

“On that day, I was with my family in our house at no. 9 Hon Close, off Omodudoro, few metres away from the SARS office on Nelson Mandela Road. There had been shootings by SARS men which continued till we went in to sleep. We woke up in the morning to discover that one ofRead More

Diego Maradona Is Dead: Argentine Football Legend Dies At 60

He played club football for Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona among others and was adored by millions for his brilliant skills.Maradona had been recuperating from the removal of a blood clot on the brain.Argentine Football Legend Dies At 60.The 60-year-old and greatest footballer of his generation suffered a cardiac arrest at a home in Tigre,Read More

#EndSARS: Court Frees Videographer Who Made Viral SARS Brutality Video

 The agitation forced the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to ban SARS patrols and checkpoints nationwide. But Makolomi’s case was taken up by the Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative (DRLI) who filed a suit marked FHC/ASB/CS/140/2020 to enforce his digital right to freedom of expression and personal liberty.Nicholas Makolomi has been reportedly set free byRead More

How Can a “Minister of Information” Be “Misinformed” – DJ Switch Blasts Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed, The Minister of Information and Culture, has been disgraced by popular Nigerian disk jockey, DJ Switch, over the several claims he made about her and the October 20 shooting at the Lekki Toll Gate.Lai Mohammed attacked CNN, Cable News Network, and last week over the documentary they released about the Lekki Toll GateRead More

LekkiMassacre: CNN Dares Nigeria Government, Releases Second Report

CNN also revealed that the statement of Brig.Gen Taiwo contradicts that of the Minister who had claimed last week that the army fired blank bullets.The network, however, on Tuesday released the second report with more damning footage showing soldiers shooting at unarmed protesters on October 20, 2020.He added that CNN was biased in its reportRead More

UK Lawmakers Drags Buhari over Torture on #EndSARS Protesters, Demand Sanctions

Responding on behalf of the UK government, the MP for Aldridge-Brownhills, Wendy Morton, who is also the Minister at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, said the reports of intimidation of #EndSARS protesters were worrying.Following the reports and investigations of the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the #EndSARS protest, the membersRead More

LekkiMassacre: FG Threatens CNN in Fresh Petition

Maintaining that there was no massacre, he also blamed the CNN report which he said misrepresented information on happenings on the incident which occurred at the Lekki tollgate on October 20.Reacting in another story titled, ‘Nigeria threatens CNN with sanctions but provides no evidence Lekki toll gate investigation is inaccurate’, CNN maintained that it stoodRead More

“You don’t scrap a whole system because of little defects”- Kogi traditional ruler narrates how he escaped gunmen attack, blames crime spike on scrapping of SARS

While thanking God for saving his life, the traditional ruler attributed the spike in banditry and armed robbery attacks on highways to the recent scrapping of SARS by the Federal government without ”providing a substitute.” According to the monarch, he was returning from the 3rd day firdau prayers for late Hon.Suleiman Kokori, the deceased member of the RevenueRead More

Actress Didi Ekanem Recounts How She Was Sexually Harassed By Police Officers

She said she was thrown out of her car and forced to an unknown destination where she spent hours waiting for their commander.As they waited, she said one of the officers tried to touch her breasts and when she warned him, he said he was only trying to help. The commander eventually came at aboutRead More

#EndSARS: Who Are Her Sponsors?”- Lai Mohammed Drags DJ Switch

Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture has asked DJ Switch who ”she is fronting for” and ‘who are her sponsors.’Remember that Obianuju Udeh aka DJ Switch used her Instagram live to give live updates when the military stormed the Lekki tollgate during the #EndSARS protest on October 20.I ask: in danger from whom? TheRead More

“That jail is a life and death line” Man claims he was arrested and detained in Panti for 4 days because of an End SARS carboard found in the trunk of his car

Some of those arrested so far are Eromosele “Eromz” Adene, Imoleayo Michael, who was arrested by uniformed men in front of his wife and their 7-month-old child birthing the hashtag @FreeImoleayo (read here), and journalist Oluwatosin Adeniji, who was allegedly detained for covering the End SARS protests. This comes as Nigerians raise alarm that those who actively participated inRead More

Genevieve Nnaji calls DJ Switch a “brave queen” and thanks her for the part she played in informing the public of the Lekki tollgate shootings

Nigerians have praised her for her actions and following her interview on CNN, actress Genevieve Nnaji also praised and thanked her, DJ Switch, who was present at the Lekki tollgate as End SARS protesters were shot at, managed to go on Instagram Live as it happened to document it. Sharing the CNN interview, Genevieve wrote:Read More

Northern Governors are not against disbandment of SARS — Gov. Simon Lalong

The Northern Governors Forum on Wednesday, November 18, said contrary to some misconceptions in some quarters, it is not against the recent scrapping of the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Chairman of the forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong made the clarification in Kaduna during the inauguration of a committee on Youths and Civil Societies. “The Northern Governors Forum […] penetv

#EndSARS: Nigeria practices dictatorship with democratic face – DJ Switch speaks to CNN’s Becky Anderson on the Lekki shooting incident (video)

She went on to challenge the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to speak the truth about what happened at the Lekki Toll Gate. DJ Switch in the interview said she doesn’t hold the words or promises of President Buhari with any iota of respect. According to her, ‘Nigeria practices dictatorship with a democratic face.” “With noRead More

Lekki Shooting Latest: CNN Releases Findings from Its Independent Investigation

The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them.Not Long after the incident, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a press conference disclosed that no sitting governor controls the rules of engagement of the military. On October 26, theRead More

CNN releases findings from its independent investigation on Lekki shooting; shares videos of what appears to be soldiers shooting directly at the crowd

The media house also spoke with some of the protesters who were at the scene when the shooting occurred. They claim the soldiers indeed fired shots at them. Watch the video from CNN’s independent investigation below CNN has released its findings from an independent investigation carried out on the October 20 shooting incident at the LekkiRead More

Woman who accused SARS officers of torturing her for 22 days is alleged kidnap kingpin Evans’ sister

The Nation reported that Mrs. Obiechina and her husband Ogechukwu Obiechina are now seeking the enforcement of the N2million awarded them by the Federal High Court in Lagos against the police, following their ordeal. Mrs. Nzube-Obi Obiechina, the teacher who said that she lost her two-month pregnancy in 2017 after allegedly being tortured and detained forRead More

#EndSARS: I was a victim of police brutality — Governor Fayemi

The Ekiti state Governor who noted that the #EndSARS protest was a noble course during an interaction session held by stakeholders’ on the recent #EndSARS protest that resonated panic across the country, said It was supported in Ekiti not because of those involved but for the reason behind the action. “The EndSARS protest was a noble course .Read More

We’re not after Dj Switch. We have a bigger fish to fry — Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has denied that it is looking for Celebrity Disk Jockey (DJ), Catherine Udeh, alias DJ Switch.It told the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters that it had neither threatened nor was after any #EndSARS protesters. There have been unverified social media reports that Switch has been […] penetv

‘My son committed suicide after losing N7m in SARS illegal detention’- Mother tells Ogun judicial panel

Adejoro added that before his friend committed suicide on April 22, 2020, he went on his Twitter page and wrote severally, “this is my story in case anyone is wondering why I did it” . He told the panel that on Seyi’s last day on earth, he wrote “I guess it’s goodbye now…no one heardRead More

Activist, Deji Adeyanju petitions Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee over lawyer who filed lawsuit against him, Falz, Aisha Yesufu and other #EndSARS promoters

Adeyanju in his petition, alleged that Mr. Okeke has acted unprofessionally by filing the criminal complaint. The activist who based his petition on Rules 1, 39(2), 47(1), 55 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, which borders on the unbecoming actions of Legal Practitioners, Advertisement, Frivolous litigation, and punishment respectively; asked the disciplinary committee to investigateRead More

I will become President like Joe Biden- Pastor Tunde Bakare

Tunde who was President Buhari’s running mate during the 2011 presidential election, said this during a chat with newsmen on Tuesday, November 10.“There is something called destiny. I am not one to hide under the umbrella of one finger and make ambition look like vision, I do not camouflage. It is not a matter ofRead More

”What colour of aso ebi are we sewing for our court appearance?”- Aisha Yesufu asks other #EndSARS protesters who have been dragged to court

Reacting via her Twitter handle this morning, Aisha wrote ”Hello #EndSarsList team mates. What colour of aso ebi are we sewing for our court appearance? #BlameGovernment #EndSars #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria #GenocideAtLekkiTollGate #CrimesAgainstHumanity” Activist, Aisha Yesufu, has reacted to the suit filed against herself and 49 other Nigerians who identified with the #EndSARS protesters. Recall that on Tuesday, NovemberRead More

Twitter User Calls Out DJ Switch, Blames Her for Loss of Lives and Properties across the Country

Read his tweet below…The user identified as Waspapping slammed the presidency for allowing DJ Switch to run to Canada and in his view, DJ Switch’s escape following the unrest in the country gives him an understanding into why Boko Haram still thrive in Nigeria. “The Presidency allowing DJ switch to ran to Canada after beingRead More

Man Drags Falz, 2face, Yemi Alade, Davido And 46 Others To Court over Endsars Protest

Most of the 50 names listed in the suit are celebrities. People like Aisha Yesufu, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Tuface, Kanu Nwankwo, Davido, Banky W, Uche Jombo, Kiki Mordi, Falz, Yul Edochie, Flavour, Yemi Alade, Peter Okoye, Paul Okoye, Burna Boy, Modupe “Moe” Odele, and more. Not less than 50 people are facing a criminal complaintRead More

Man Drags Falz, 2face, Yemi Alade, Davido And 46 Others To Court over Endsars Protest

The case was instituted on Monday pursuant to sections 88, 109(a), 110(1)(c) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015. Man Drags Falz, 2face, Yemi Alade, Davido And 46 Others To Court over Endsars ProtestNot less than 50 people are facing a criminal complaint for their involvement in the End SARS protest.An individual identified asRead More

Arewa Youth Sign Petition for Canada to Deny DJ Switch Asylum

Arewa Youth Sign Petition for Canada to Deny DJ Switch Asylum “On October 20, 2020, Ms. Obianuju UDEH alias DJ Switch, in the company of many others, instigated massive carnage and wanton destruction of properties of private and public properties, as well as the gruesome murder of 27 police officers and burning of over 205Read More

Challenge CBN’s freezing of your accounts in court – Lagos Attorney General tells #EndSARS frontliners

“One is that by the panel not forming quorum means that all the victims of SARS abuses in Lagos which they have been clamouring for will not get the compensation which they seek and which the state government thinks they deserve. The Lagos State Attorney General who averred that only the federal government has answers on whyRead More

Ginimbi’s Death Latest: Why He Bought His Own Casket a Week before His Accident

Over the weekend, gistlover.com reported the death of Zimbabwean socialite and millionaire, Genius Kadungure, popularly known as Ginimbi after he was involved in a fatal accident while returning home from the Night Club in his Rolls Royce.“The accident occurred this morning along Borrowdale Road and it is alleged that Kadungure died on spot. We areRead More

End SARS: DJ Switch Flees Nigeria – Granted Asylum in Canada

Per the post, DJ Switch cried that she had to abandon her home because she’s an eye witness to the horrible incident that happened at Lekki tollgate.Screenshot below; Nigerian DJ, DJ Switch has reportedly left Nigeria for Canada and has been given asylum in Canada as she testifies about the Lekki shooting.According to her statement,Read More

Lekki Toll Gate shooting: Soldiers who shot at us said they were acting on orders from above – DJ Switch tells Canadian Parliament

The entertainer stressed that the military opened fire on the protesters after creating a three-line formation, and further debunked the Nigerian army’s claim of firing blank bullets into the air.  According to Sahara Reporters, DJ Switch said the first gunshot was heard from behind and the scene became chaotic as people were running in different directions so asRead More

No evidence to prosecute 33 SARS operatives — AGF, Malami

The Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami has said there is not sufficient evidence to prosecute the 33 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) indicted in last year’s report of a presidential investigative panel. Mr. Malami therefore, directed the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, to set up a special investigation team to conduct thorough investigation into the […] penetv

End SARS: South-West Governors Meet over Insecurity

In his opening remark, Chairman, South-West Governors’ Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, said that the region had gone through a lot in recent time.The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that the South-West region had serious issues of security confronting the people. The South-West Governors on Sunday 8 November, 2020 met in Lagos to strategize on heighteningRead More

No evidence to prosecute 33 indicted SARS operatives – Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation

The Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has said there is no sufficient evidence to pursue the prosecution of 33 operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad who were indicted in the 2019 report of a Presidential Investigative Panel.  Recall that the Presidential Panel led by the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, hadRead More

Modupe Odele: Immigration Explains Why End SARS Front liner Passport Was Seized

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has opened up on why passport belonging to #EndSars front liner Modupe Odele was seized by the agency.James said immigration did not seize Odele’s passport because of her #EndSARS activities but because it was enforcing a restriction order. Immigration Explains Why End SARS Front liner Passport Was Seized.Speaking on ThursdayRead More

Immigration explains why End SARS frontliner, Modupe Odele’s passport was seized

Modupe “Moe” Odele, a legal practitioner and member of the Feminist Coalition, had narrated how she was stopped from travelling out of the country for her birthday and her passport was seized. Speaking on Thursday night, November 5, Mr Sunday James said that whenever a restriction has been placed on any individual, the immigration serviceRead More

I have not seen my husband since SARS arrested him in 2017 – Woman tells Anambra judicial panel

Mrs Johnson told the panel on Thursday, November 5, that her husband, who was based in Benin Republic, was taken away by SARS officers from their residence at No1. Ichida Street, Awka, on August 1, 2017, on allegations that he was a kidnapper. The mother-of-one, accompanied by her counsel, explained that her husband was arrested without charge byRead More

Police killed my sister a day before her NYSC passing out parade – Lady tells Abuja judicial panel

“Prior to her death, she was living with me and worked at Outsource Global Company, Mabushi (Abuja). Her working hours were between 1pm and 11pm everyday.” On what she wants the panel to do for her, Chineye said: He said when the realised that the sound they hard was that of gun shot and thatRead More

Why SWAT was quickly set up – Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi

Minister of Police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has explained why the Nigeria Police force swiftly created the Special Weapons and Tactics Team as a replacement for the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit. “The AK-47 you are talking about, we think we are satisfied with the way it is being used and we have no intention toRead More

#EndSARS: International Criminal Court Begins Investigation into Lekki Shooting

There are also reports that the government has placed some young persons who partook in the protests on no-fly lists, with their passports reportedly seized at airport terminals also had them detained.The ICC examination will “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met,” the statement reads.. The InternationalRead More

Modupe Odele gives update after she went to retrieve her passport from the Nigerian intelligence agency that prevented her from leaving the county

Modupe “Moe” Odele, one of the Feminist Coalition frontliners who helped coordinate the End SARS protest, has given an update after her visit to a Nigerian intelligence agency to retrieve her seized passport. She refused to name which intelligence agency is responsible but Ms Oby Ezekwesili pointed to the SSS earlier today. Moe attempted to leave theRead More

I became paralyzed after SARS officers pushed me from a two-storey building – Trader tells Lagos judicial panel

Ekekwe said he was taken to the SARS office at Ikeja, Lagos, and at midnight he was stripped naked, taken to a torture chamber where he was beaten and tortured. He told the panel that other SARS officers, who were torturing other individuals, also joined their colleagues in torturing him and the men even threatenedRead More

President Buhari Speaks, Reveals the Numbers of People Killed In End SARS Protests

“The President thanked the former Heads of State for attending the meeting and their invaluable comments, observations and advice, adding that ‘Nigerians expect nothing less from responsible statesmen’. “The former heads of state also condemned the divisive and inciting pronouncements of separatists and were of the opinion that such acts should be stopped.“Equally, the formerRead More

European Union releases statement on the shooting of unarmed End SARS protesters in Nigeria

“Following the Government’s will to deliver on reforms, we expect to see decisive implementation.” Reacting to what is now being tagged the ”Lekki toll gate massacre,”  the European Union released a statement on its official website. “It is crucial that those responsible of abuses be brought to justice and held accountable. Josep Borrell, the HighRead More

#EndSARS: EU Shocked Over Killings

The EU said this in a statement titled, ‘Statement by the High Representative/Vice-President Joseph Borrell’ on Wednesday. Soldiers apparently opened fire on protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night.Soldiers apparently opened fire on protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night.The statement read, “It is alarming to learn that several people have been killedRead More

#EndSARS: UN Calls for end to Violence on Protesters

“The Secretary-General urges the security forces to act at all times with maximum restraint while calling on protestors to demonstrate peacefully and to refrain from violence.” He called on the Nigeria authorities to investigate the incidents and hold the perpetrators accountable.The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has called for an end to police brutality andRead More