#EndSARS: UK parliament may debate petition against Nigeria as about 148, 000 signed

About 148, 864 individuals have signed the petition, asking the United Nations to sanction members of the Nigerian government and police force for the abuse of human rights over the #EndSARS movement. One Silas Ojo, created the petition and seeks to generate 100,000 signatures. According to information obtained from the website, any petition signed by over 100,000 individuals will be discussed and yes, over 140, 000 people has signed the petition. It stated that a date for debate would be announced on the peition. It reads, “Parliament will consider this for a debate. Parliament considers all petitions that get more than 100,000 signatures for a debate “Government will respond. Government responds to all petitions that get more than 10,000 signatures.” “Implement sanctions against the Nigerian Government and officials. “The Government should explore using the new sanctions regime that allows individuals and entities that violate human rights around the world to be targeted, to impose sanctions on members of the Nigerian government and police force involved in any human rights abuses by the Nigerian police. “Deploying sanctions would provide accountability for and be a deterrent to anyone involved in the violation of human right.”

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Twitter creates #EndSARS emoji to unify bond between Nigerian youths’ protest

Social media App, Twitter, has created an emoji for the #EndSARS protest ongoing across Nigerian states after a little setback. On late hours of Thursday, Twitter was reportedly crashed as many people could not refresh and get latest updates. It was however observed that an emoji of a tight fist now follows the EndSARS hashtag, and yes, Nigerian youths are super excited about the new development as they showered praises on to CEO Jack, the Twitter manager.

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#EndSARS: Kanye West Urges Federal Government To Answer Nigerians’ Cries.

In a tweet, Kanye West, a US rapper and a Presidential candidate, has urged the Federal Government to listen to the and grant the demands of the youths protesting against police brutality in the country. Kanye West said, he stood with Nigerians, and urges the brutality of the police to end in Nigeria. In his tweet, he said, “I stand with my Nigerian brothers and sisters to end police brutality, the government must answer to the peoples’ cries #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria.” The Protesters who have no intentions of backing off, blocked the highways in Lagos, and has equally demanded that, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), the President addressed them. Though, Adamu Muhammed, the Inspector General of Police had on Sunday declared the dissolution of the FSARS in after widespread protest. The declaration of the dissolution of the FSARS by the Inspector of Police was not honored by the protesters especially those in Lagos and Abuja, as they have vowed to continue with the protest until something meaningful is done concerning the matter at hand.

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Breaking! #EndSARS: Presidential Panel Approves Protesters’ Demand.

The Presidential Panel on the Reform of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad has approved the five-point demands put forward by youths that have been protesting across the country, this was said on Tuesday, by the Presidency. Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Presidential panel on police reforms swings into action, plays 5-point demand of protesters.’ Femi Adesina said following directives by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on the dissolution of SARS, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, convened a meeting with stakeholders, agreeing to meet demands. He said the demands agreed to included halting use of force against protesters and unconditional release of arrested citizens. The meeting, organised by the Office of the Inspector General of Police and National Human Rights Commission, was a multi-stakeholders’ forum attended by leaders and representatives of civil society organisations in Nigeria, activists from the entertainment industry and the #EndSARS movement and development partners, according to the Presidential spokesman. He said the Ministry of Police Affairs and Police Service Commission were also present at the meeting that affirmed that the five-point demands of the protesters and the #EndSARS movement are genuine concerns and will be addressed by the government. He quoted a communiqué of the meeting signed by the Inspector General of Police and Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, as, “Following the public protests regarding various forms of human rights violations by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the consequent disbandment of the unit by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, there arose the need for stakeholder engagement to build trust and restore public confidence in law enforcement. “The agitations also brought to the fore, the need to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Panel on the Reform of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad. “The Forum was addressed by the Inspector General of Police and the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission. “The Forum collectively:[…]

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SARS: Buhari Must Resign Now…Fani- Kayode Tells Nigerians Next Action.

Fani-Kayode, a Former Minister of Aviation, has called for the removal of President Muhammadu Buhari through a similar protest that led to the scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS. The former minister, who is also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, noted that the End-SARS protests represent a watershed in the history of demonstrations in Nigeria. He pointed out that this was the first time in the last 60 years Nigerians had recognised the fact that they can effect change and bring government to its knees by taking to the streets in peaceful protest. Fani-Kayode commended the courage of Nigerians who took it upon themselves to ensure that the government disbanded SARS by protesting but urged “them to not just call for the ending of SARS but also for the resignation of Buhari.” Giving his reasons, the Former Minister said Buhari, as Nigeria’s President, has no value for human life and that innocent Nigerians had been brutally murdered under his watch than at any other time in the history of the country outside of the civil war. For Fani-Kayode, Buhari “has lost his legitimacy and has no right to remain in power.” “#Endsars and #EndPoliceBrutality is just the beginning. #EndBuhari’s rule and the resignation of Buhari and his entire Govt. must be the final destination,” he tweeted. “Many have been killed during this #Endsars demonstrations and they are still being killed. Their blood must not be allowed to have been shed in vain. “Every drop of their blood must count for something and must act as a catalyst to a total change and overhaul of the entire system and a new beginning. It must lead to the end of Buhari’s sheer wickedness and impunity and it must usher in a new Nigeria where mass murder, ethnic cleansing, genocide, police brutality, tribal and religious divisions corruption, nepotism and impunity are things of the past. “Take it or leave it, this may well be the beginning of our own[…]

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Joke Silva Call On Nigerians Not To Be Deceived By What They See On Social Media

Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, during an exclusive interview with Genevieve Magazine revealed some details about celebrity lifestyle and it’s reality. The award winning actress, called on Nigerians not to be deceived by what goes on social media in the lives of celebrities. Joke Silva, revealed this during an interview with Genevieve Magazine for their September edition which she covered the page. According to her, actors are doing more than just acting to add to their source of income. She, however, posted a part version of that interview on her Instagram page on Thursday, September 27, 2018, with a beautiful photo. “Don’t be deceived by what goes on on social media. Obviously, there is something else such actors are doing, perhaps other businesses to shore up their income. The reality is that on the earning capacity of an actor in Nigeria, you cannot have that sort of lifestyle in this economy. Yes, part of our industry is to have glamour but also the other part is to have reality,” she said.

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Nigerians react to Davido rocking NYSC uniform

Since May 22, 1973, Nigerian graduates have been enjoined to serve the nation for a year through the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). This was done to help in the development of the country by promoting national unity, especially after the ills caused by the civil war. The NYSC is a compulsory scheme for graduates, and the inability of a graduate to produce his or her NYSC certificate can hinder such graduate from getting a job or from contesting for political office in future. There are several disadvantages of not having a NYSC certificate. DMW artiste, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, recently shared photos of himself rocking the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) uniform. The star also shared a video on his Instastory where he revealed that he has registered for NYSC. In his caption on Instagram, he revealed that he is tying up every loose end. Perhaps his move to serve the nation is inspired by the hard time some politicians are currently facing in the country due to their inability to provide a legitimate NYSC certificate and school certificate. In a wise move by the artiste, he wants to avoid any probable problems that might come up in the future. Nigerians have reacted to the photos the singer shared in his NYSC uniform.

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