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Former president Goodluck Jonathan has condemned the use of deadly force on protesters in Lagos state. In a statement on Thursday, Jonathan criticized the actions, stating that this will only worsen the situation. He called on all parties to embrace dialogue. The Nationwide protests which at first kicked against the now-dissolved police special anti-robbery squad (SARS) metamorphosed  into agitation for improved governance in addition to justice for victims of police brutality. However, on Tuesday, soldiers...

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, berated the people he referred to as subversive elements, alleging that they were bent on using #EndSARS protesters to cause chaos and truncate the democracy of the country. Buhari said this in a national broadcast, urged youths calling for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and police reforms to suspend their protests. He advised them to resist the temptation of being used by those he described as subversive elements,...

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President Muhammadu Buhari had held a meeting some former Nigerian leaders. Although the agenda of the meeting is not known as of the time of filing this report, but the issues bothering on current security situation in the country are believed to top the agenda. While Buhari is presiding from the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, some former Nigerian leaders are virtually participating. Those participating virtually included General Yakubu Gowon (retd.); former President...

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The Coronavirus that was unleashed on the peoples of the world at the beginning of the year has, as at October 22, 2020, infected 41,104,946 people and killed 1,128,325 according to World Health Organization (WHO) data. In the ten months or so since its ferocious rampage, COVID-19 has undoubtedly re-configured the world’s social dynamics, demystified perceived invincibility of superpowers and humbled arrogant world leaders. The arsenals of the world’s mightiest militaries were rendered useless as...

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The Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Thursday addressed residents of the state over the unfortunate hijack of the peaceful #EndSARS protests by miscreants, leading to acts of violence, criminality and destruction of public and private properties. Ugwuanyi acknowledged the resentments of the masses against brutality but condemned the acts of violence and criminality perpetrated by hoodlums; he described their actions as needless because violence has never solved societal problems but rather compounds them. He...

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President Buhari is the very last human being once peaceful protesters, turned angry mob, want to listen to. ―Ebuka Onyekwelu The end SARS campaign has been on for about the third week now. Throughout the first and second weeks of the protest, it went on smoothly and extraordinarily peaceful to the utter chagrin of those who expect so little of Nigerian youth. Clearly, President Buhari who once referred to Nigerian youth as “lazy”, may as...

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The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio- cultural and Political body of Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a press statement issued by a Pan Yoruba Group, the Apapo O’Odua Koya ( AOKOYA) on the on-going youth uprising in Nigeria particularly in Lagos as it relates to Ndigbo youths. We find the statement disheartening not necessarily because of the untruth in its sentiment but that it’s obviously being engineered and targeted at the age...

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AWKA–-The Governor of Anambra State today declared 24 hours curfew throughout Anambra state, over growing tension and threat of violence and attacks, on public institutions since the shooting of unarmed protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Plaza, on Tuesday night. The curfew which according to the governor will commence tonight by 8pm, is in response to the growing tension and rampage by young people in Anambra state, which only last night escalated into burning of police...

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The Federal Government in its efforts to prevent further destruction of public infrastructure in Lagos State by hoodlums, it has deployed more security forces to guard the public assets in the state. This was disclosed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday morning while speaking in an interview on Arise TV. The governor made it known that the Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Abayomi Olonisakin; and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen...

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The Federal Executive Council meeting was held on Wednesday and was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which held few hours after soldiers opened fire on unarmed protesting Nigerian youth in Lekki, Lagos State, and at a time there were reports of continued killings in some part of the country, saw the council keeping mum on the issue. None of the ministers brief the...

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