OPINION

We Are Back to Abacha Days-Soyinka _Ada Nkong

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, says the army has replaced the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).Soyinka who condemned the killing of unarmed end SARS protesters in a statement on Wednesday, accused the federal government of acting in an “authoritarian manner” by deploying armed soldiers on the protesters.According to him, “It is absolutely essential to let this… Continue reading We Are Back to Abacha Days-Soyinka _Ada Nkong

Security

End SARS Protests: NUJ FCT Urges Journalists to be Vigilant_Ada Nkong

The Nigeria Union of Journalists, FCT Council, has called on its members in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, to remain vigilant following reports of violence in some parts of the territory over the #EndSARS protests. Chairman of Council, Emmanuel Ogbeche, in a statement on Wednesday said it has become urgent for journalists to take their… Continue reading End SARS Protests: NUJ FCT Urges Journalists to be Vigilant_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Trump Maintains Bank Account in China- NY Times_Ada Nkong

Donald Trump with President Xi JinPing US President Donald Trump has a Chinese bank account and spent years pursuing business projects in the country, the New York Times has reported. The account is controlled by Trump International Hotels Management and paid local taxes between 2013 and 2015. It was set up "to explore the potential… Continue reading Trump Maintains Bank Account in China- NY Times_Ada Nkong

PROTEST · WORLD NEWS

Staff Flee As Thugs Attack Channels Television Headquarters_Fem Ehiabhi

A mob earlier attacked and set fire to Television Continental believed to be owned by Bola Tinubu, former Lagos State governor. Staff of Channels Television have been forced to escape for their lives as a mob invaded the broadcast station on Wednesday morning. Angry thugs have been destroying government properties after armed security officers opened… Continue reading Staff Flee As Thugs Attack Channels Television Headquarters_Fem Ehiabhi

BRUTALITY · DISASTER · HUMAN INTEREST · WORLD NEWS

Nigeria unrest: Protesters ‘shot dead’ in Lagos_Femi Ehiabhi

A number of people taking part in a protest against police brutality have reportedly been shot dead or injured in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos. An eye witness said he had counted about 20 bodies and at least 50 injured after soldiers opened fire. Amnesty International said it had obtained credible reports of deaths. The authorities… Continue reading Nigeria unrest: Protesters ‘shot dead’ in Lagos_Femi Ehiabhi

POLITICS

Senate Urges President Buhari to Address the Nation Over Protests_Ada Nkong

The Senate ,Tuesday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation following the spate of violence that has arisen from the End SARS protest across the country. The motion sponsored by Senator Olujimi supported by 103 members of the red chambers asked that the presidential address be held as soon as possible to help… Continue reading Senate Urges President Buhari to Address the Nation Over Protests_Ada Nkong

PROTEST

#EndSARS protesters shut down Third Mainland Bridge

#EndSARS protesters have blocked the Adekunle section of the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos State. Vehicular movement was completely grounded but vehicles on emergency services were allowed to access the road. The protesters had earlier marched to Panti and Adekunle Police Station in a bid to register their grievances. Reacting to report that protesters burnt… Continue reading #EndSARS protesters shut down Third Mainland Bridge

ELECTIONS · POLITICS

Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election by landslide_Femi Ehiabhi

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term in office on Saturday, delivering the biggest election victory for her centre-left Labour Party in half a century as voters rewarded her for a decisive response to COVID-19. The win is also the reward for Ardern’s leadership through a series of extraordinary events that shaped… Continue reading Jacinda Ardern wins New Zealand election by landslide_Femi Ehiabhi