Monday, February 24, 2020

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    NBA tackles presidency over silence on siege at Odili’s residence

NBA tackles presidency over silence on siege at Odili’s residence

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has condemned the invasion of the residence of Mary Odili, a judge of the supreme court, by protesters. Following the Bayelsa state judgement, some protesters had besieged the Abuja residence of Odili, accusing her of influencing the ruling in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The apex court had sacked David Lyon, candidate of the All [...]

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    ICYMI: Archbishop of Canterbury hosts Leah Sharibu’s mother in London, prays for daughter’s release

ICYMI: Archbishop of Canterbury hosts Leah Sharibu’s mother in London, prays for daughter’s release

Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu, on Thursday met with Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, over the plight of her daughter who has spent two years in captivity. A faction of Boko Haram sect kidnapped her daughter alongside 109 other female students on February 19, 2018. While 104 of the girls have been released, five of them reportedly died in captivity but [...]

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    ‘No Lyon, no governor’ — APC supporters protest s’court judgment in Bayelsa

‘No Lyon, no governor’ — APC supporters protest s’court judgment in Bayelsa

Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are currently protesting in Bayelsa state over the supreme court judgment sacking the party's elected governorship candidate. The APC supporters took to the streets of Yenagoa, the state capital, on Friday morning, calling for the reinstatement of David Lyon as  governor. At its sitting on Thursday, the supreme court nullified the election of Lyon -- [...]

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    ‘The people are demanding justice’ — Ihedioha reacts to protest against his sack

‘The people are demanding justice’ — Ihedioha reacts to protest against his sack

Emeka Ihedioha says the people of Imo are demanding justice over his sack as governor of the state. Ihedioha said this in a tweet on Wednesday while reacting to a protest by Charles Oputa, entertainer, better known as Charly Boy. "Today, concerned citizens of our State took to the streets yet again to carry on with their demand for justice," the former [...]

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    Political appointees barricade Bayelsa govt house over unpaid salaries

Political appointees barricade Bayelsa govt house over unpaid salaries

Political appointees from rural development areas (RDAs) in Bayelsa state protested over two months unpaid salaries on Tuesday. The appointees, compromising representatives from the 24 RDAs in the state, barricaded the government house during the protest. The protesters, appointed into office by Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, on October 15 ahead of the gubernatorial election in the state, carried placards with different [...]

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    PDP takes protest to EU over ‘deplorable state of affairs’ in Nigeria

PDP takes protest to EU over ‘deplorable state of affairs’ in Nigeria

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) protested at the office of the European Union in Abuja on Tuesday. The opposition party said it was protesting against the "deplorable state of affairs" in the country. The protest, which took off from the party's campaign headquarters at Maitama, was led Sulieman Nazif, PDP deputy chairman (north). Nazif and other PDP leaders were led into [...]

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    ‘It’s time to leave Nigeria’ — protesters storm Amnesty office

‘It’s time to leave Nigeria’ — protesters storm Amnesty office

Some protesters have besieged the Abuja office of Amnesty International, asking the rights watchdog to leave Nigeria. The protesters arrived at the office located at Maitama at about 12pm on Tuesday and barricaded the road leading to the entrance. They expressed solidarity with the federal government in songs, while preventing entry and exit into the office premises. They accused the organisation of fuelling insecurity [...]

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    Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

Presidency: We welcome CAN’s protest against killings

The presidency says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) exercised its rights through Sunday's protest. The Christian body held protests across the country to express sadness over the persistent insecurity and the recent killing of Lawan Andimi, its chairman, by Boko Haram insurgents. Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, said the security agencies alone cannot handle insecurity in [...]

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    Lawyer: RCCG protest is a call on Buhari to resign

Lawyer: RCCG protest is a call on Buhari to resign

Tope Akinyode, a human rights lawyer, says the protest the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) held on Sunday is a signal for President Muhammadu Buhari to resign. Enoch Adeboye, RCCG general overseer, led the march against insecurity after a thanksgiving service at the church headquarters in Lagos. Adeboye said every soul lost to insurgency is precious to God, while praying that evildoers in the country be [...]

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    PHOTOS: Max, Gokada riders protest okada ban in Lagos

PHOTOS: Max, Gokada riders protest okada ban in Lagos

Riders of Max and Gokada, motorbike hailing services, have protested against the ban on okada in several parts of Lagos state. The state government earlier announced its decision to implement the ban on okada and tricycle taxis in 15 local councils from February 1. Gbenga Omotoso, commissioner for information and strategy, had said ORide, Max and Gokada would be affected by the ban. Unsatisfied [...]

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    NUJ mourns another journalist killed during IMN protest in Abuja

NUJ mourns another journalist killed during IMN protest in Abuja

The Nigerian Union of Journalists has confirmed the death of Alex Ogbu, a journalist, killed while covering a protest by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in Abuja. The NUJ said the Abuja-based journalist was reportedly killed by a stray bullet when the protesters clashed with the police in the city. TheCable had reported the incident which occurred on Tuesday when IMN members [...]

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    Uzodinma describes PDP protest as an attempt to overthrow Buhari

Uzodinma describes PDP protest as an attempt to overthrow Buhari

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo state, has described the demonstration against his victory at the supreme court as an attempt to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari. On Monday, hundreds of PDP members took to the streets to protest the judgement on the removal of Emeka Ihedioha, member of the opposition party, as governor of Imo. The apex court had affirmed Uzodinma, All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    APC describes PDP protest as disgraceful and senseless

APC describes PDP protest as disgraceful and senseless

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has become a threat to the peaceful coexistence of citizens in the country. The ruling party said this in reaction to the protest embarked on by leaders of the PDP in Abuja on Monday. Members of the opposition party took to the streets over the decision of the supreme court in [...]

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    Many injured as truck conveying PDP protesters crashes

Many injured as truck conveying PDP protesters crashes

Some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were injured on Monday when a truck conveying them during a protest in Abuja fell. The PDP supporters were heading to the Supreme Court Complex located in Central Area when the accident occurred. Not long after members of the party  left their campaign headquarters in Maitama, the truck, said to be carrying about 30 [...]

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    Secondus, Peter Obi lead protest against supreme court in Abuja

Secondus, Peter Obi lead protest against supreme court in Abuja

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, have lead a protest to the supreme court over its verdict on the Imo governorship election. Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, also led the protest. The march took off from the PDP's Legacy House in Maitama, Abuja amid tight security. The protesters, who are in [...]

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    Doctors hit the streets over stripping of female colleague by patient’s family in Abuja

Doctors hit the streets over stripping of female colleague by patient’s family in Abuja

Some doctors in Abuja on Thursday protested the stripping of their female colleague by relatives of a patient who later died at Maitama General Hospital. While embarking on their march, the doctors held placards "We Care for You Why Beat Us’’, “Better Securities in our Hospitals’’, “Say No to Violence Against Health Workers” and “Doctors and Health Workers deserve Better’’ among [...]

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