Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop ...

10 days ago

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

October 16, 2020. By Libby George. LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerians protesting police brutality have hit the streets across Africa's most populous nation for more than a week, and the hashtag #EndSARS trended on Twitter even after the police promised to ...

10 days ago

Hours After Apologising To Protesting Citizens, Nigerian Government Vows To Crackdown On Peaceful #EndSARS ...

Hours After Apologising To Protesting Citizens, Nigerian Government Vows To Crackdown On Peaceful #EndSARS ...

Nigerians in many cities across and beyond the country are protesting years of rights violations by the Nigerian Government and failed promises of reform of various institutions.

10 days ago

Thousands marched the streets for #ENDSARS protest in Toronto

Thousands marched the streets for #ENDSARS protest in Toronto

Protest comes in response to viral video of alleged police brutality from SARS in Nigeria.

10 days ago

Calgarians gather to protest Nigerian police violence

Calgarians gather to protest Nigerian police violence

Approximately 200 people in Calgary gathered at the Peace Bridge Saturday for a protest against police brutality in Nigeria.

10 days ago

Huge crowds help swell Nigeria police brutality protest

Huge crowds help swell Nigeria police brutality protest

Nigerians flocked on to the streets of the biggest city Lagos on Saturday to join mounting protests against police brutality. More than 10,000 demonstrators clogged roads, bringing the centre of the usually traffic-filled economic hub to a standstill.

11 days ago

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop because of COVID-19.

11 days ago

Huge crowds help swell Nigeria police brutality protest

Huge crowds help swell Nigeria police brutality protest

Nigerians have flocked on to the streets of the biggest city Lagos to join mounting protests against police brutality.

11 days ago

Nigerian women at the forefront of protests over police brutality

Nigerian women at the forefront of protests over police brutality

Ever since protests calling for an end to police violence and justice for victims began sweeping Nigeria, women have been helping organise and fundraise the movement. Protesters say they will stay on the streets until their demands are met [Adam ...

11 days ago

#EndSars protests: Nigerians vow to continue fight against police brutality despite government promises

#EndSars protests: Nigerians vow to continue fight against police brutality despite government promises

Protesters in Nigeria have vowed to continue their fight against police brutality despite government promises to disband a notorious anti-robbery unit. Major cities including Lagos and Abuja have been rocked by ten days of protests against the actions of the ...

11 days ago

'I Really Thought My Life Was Going to End.' Inside the Protests Taking on Police Brutality in Nigeria

'I Really Thought My Life Was Going to End.' Inside the Protests Taking on Police Brutality in Nigeria

Protesters stand with banners on a truck forced to barricade the Lagos-Ibadan expressway during a demonstration to protest against police brutality and scrapping of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, on October 15, 2020.

11 days ago

Thousands of Nigerians Protest Against Police Brutality in Lagos

Thousands of Nigerians Protest Against Police Brutality in Lagos

Thousands of people took to the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, overnight on October 16-17, to protest against police brutality. The rally marked more than a week of protests across the country against the Special Anti Robbery Squad, known as SARS , which is ...

11 days ago

Nigerian broadcast regulator's Twitter account hacked

Nigerian broadcast regulator's Twitter account hacked

Hacktivist group Anonymous threatens it will expose government's secrets, 'dirty files' in protest against 'police brutality' - Anadolu Agency.

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I am proud that young Nigerians are driving change – we will no longer be ignored

I am proud that young Nigerians are driving change – we will no longer be ignored

SARS has been disbanded but the protests will continue, as we are tired of the poor educational system, bad roads, and interrupted power supply.

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End SARS: Nigerians pounce on Osinbajo over comments, photos

End SARS: Nigerians pounce on Osinbajo over comments, photos

Angry Nigerians have pounced on Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for his comments on End SARS. On Friday, Osinbajo admitted that the federal government could.

11 days ago

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests block major roads

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gang.

11 days ago

#EndSARS: State Governors to set up judicial panels – Osinbajo

#EndSARS: State Governors to set up judicial panels – Osinbajo

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, broke his silence on the #EndSARS protests to announce that the 36 State Governors and the FCT Minister will set up judicial panels of inquiry that will adopt public hearings. The Vice President disclosed this via ...

11 days ago

#EndSARS: Seeking Ceasefire, Osinbajo Apologises, Promises Swift Reform Action

#EndSARS: Seeking Ceasefire, Osinbajo Apologises, Promises Swift Reform Action

'Dear Nigerians, I know that many of you are angry, and understandably so. We could've moved faster and for this we are sorry'. • Violence persists, 5 killed in Lagos, Benin, Akure. Our Correspondents. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday pleaded with ...

11 days ago

Tension as #EndSARS protests worsen nationwide

Tension as #EndSARS protests worsen nationwide

Living up to their promise to keep up campaign seeking justice for victims of police brutality and overhaul of the country's security apparatus, yesterday, protesters remained on the streets.

11 days ago

Youth Revolt: #EndSARs as metaphor for real restructuring

Youth Revolt: #EndSARs as metaphor for real restructuring

The perceived 'lazy' and 'criminally-minded 'Nigerian youths recently woke up from a deep slumber and began to look for space in the society.

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End Sars: How Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests went global

End Sars: How Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests went global

Nigerians have been protesting for years against police brutality, so why did this October's protests gain international attention and support at a scale never seen before? Over the last two weeks, an outpouring of support for Nigerian protesters has played out ...

11 days ago

Nigeria's Anti-Police Brutality Protests Block Major Roads

Nigeria's Anti-Police Brutality Protests Block Major Roads

Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the...

11 days ago

End Sars: How Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests went global

End Sars: How Nigeria's anti-police brutality protests went global

Nigerians have been protesting for years against police brutality, so why did this October's protests gain international attention and support at a scale never seen before? Over the last two weeks, an outpouring of support for Nigerian protesters has played out ...

11 days ago

#EndSARS: Osinbajo apologises for Buhari administration's 'slow' implementation of protesters' demands

#EndSARS: Osinbajo apologises for Buhari administration's 'slow' implementation of protesters' demands

Peaceful demonstration is also going on in major cities in the country.

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Brutality: FG could've acted faster, Osinbajo apologises to #EndSARS protesters

Brutality: FG could've acted faster, Osinbajo apologises to #EndSARS protesters

Sodiq OyelekeThe Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government could have acted faster to end police brutality and...

11 days ago

'We are sorry for not doing enough', Osinbajo apologises to protesting Nigerians

'We are sorry for not doing enough', Osinbajo apologises to protesting Nigerians

Ten days after Nigerian youths hit the streets with #ENDSARS protests, Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has apologised to the protesting youths. Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The demonstration started last week after operatives of the ...

11 days ago

#EndSARS protesters keep vigil on Abuja airport road

#EndSARS protesters keep vigil on Abuja airport road

ENDSARS protesters on Friday kept vigil at the Airport Road in Abuja to push home their demands. The protesters, who had ...

11 days ago

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

Nigerians protesting police brutality have hit the streets across Africa's most populous nation for more than a week, and the hashtag #EndSARS trended on Twitter even after the police promised to dismantle the controversial unit on Oct. 11. What is SARS ...

11 days ago

#EndSARS protesters widen demands: It's now #7for7:

#EndSARS protesters widen demands: It's now #7for7:

The Nigerian youths on the streets since last week calling for reforms of the police with #EndSARS campaign, have now expanded their 5-point demand to seven points.

11 days ago

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

Why are Nigerians protesting against police brutality?

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerians protesting police brutality have hit the streets across Africa's most populous nation for more than a week, and the hashtag #EndSARS trended on Twitter even after the police promised to dismantle the controversial unit on Oct. 11.

11 days ago

#EndSARS: Protesters Hold Candlelight Vigil In Lagos

#EndSARS: Protesters Hold Candlelight Vigil In Lagos

Protesters calling for an end to the brutality suffered at the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) are holding a candlelight vigil in honour of all those who have been killed by operatives of the unit and the police in general. Following a protest which ...

11 days ago

Nigerian Army Threatens Action Against 'Trouble Makers' as Government Bans Police Brutality Protests in Nation's ...

Nigerian Army Threatens Action Against 'Trouble Makers' as Government Bans Police Brutality Protests in Nation's ...

The Nigerian military has issued a warning to the public amid weeks of anti-police brutality protests, calling on “subversive elements and troublemakers to desist.” While protesters have actually been the target of violence this week as they continue ...

12 days ago

Nigeria's Anti-Police Brutality Protests Block Major Roads

Nigeria's Anti-Police Brutality Protests Block Major Roads

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian protests against police brutality continued Friday for the ninth day, with demonstrators fending off attacks from gangs suspected to be backed by the police, warnings from the Nigerian military, and a government order to stop ...

12 days ago

'They want to instill fear so as to disband us' - Nigerian protests against police brutality upended by deadly violence

'They want to instill fear so as to disband us' - Nigerian protests against police brutality upended by deadly violence

Since last Thursday, Nigerians in cities such as Lagos, Ughelli and Abuja have taken to the streets in protest against the SARS (Special Anti-Robbery Squad) police unit, long accused of operating with impunity and brutalizing the country's youth. However ...

12 days ago

A light shines on Nigerian corruption

A light shines on Nigerian corruption

Days of mass protests have the potential to turn Africa's largest economy toward clean governance.

12 days ago

Black lives matter everywhere. That's why the world should support the #EndSARS movement

Black lives matter everywhere. That's why the world should support the #EndSARS movement

Police brutality in Nigeria has sparked huge national protests. There should be international outrage too, writes author Chibundu Onuzo.

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