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    FG: We’ll deal with the hooligans who attacked our embassy in Indonesia

FG: We’ll deal with the hooligans who attacked our embassy in Indonesia

The federal government has condemned the attack on the Nigerian embassy in Indonesia. On Thursday, video clips emerged online of some persons protesting and destroying property on the premises of the embassy. The protesters trooped into the embassy, broke windows, pulled down the Nigerian flag and vandalised a bus that was parked within the premises. As they prepared to set the flag on [...]

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    Katsina protest leader freed after 48 hours in detention

Katsina protest leader freed after 48 hours in detention

Nastura Sharif, chairman of the board of trustees (BoT) of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has been released from detention. Sharif, who was arrested by the police on Tuesday for leading a protest against growing insecurity in Katsina state, was later moved to Abuja. In a statement on Thursday evening, Abdulhazeez Suleiman, spokesman of the group, said Sharif was released following [...]

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    ‘He was accused of defaming Femi Adesina’ — activist speaks on arrest of Katsina protest leader

‘He was accused of defaming Femi Adesina’ — activist speaks on arrest of Katsina protest leader

 Aminu Adam, director of operations of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), says the police arrested Nastura Sharif for allegedly defaming Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman. The police arrested Sharif, board of trustees chairman of CNG, after the protest against the widespread insecurity in the north. On Tuesday, some members of the group had protested in Katsina, calling on Aminu Masari, the governor, to [...]

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    ‘Arrest bandits, not critics’ — group demands release of man who led Katsina protest

‘Arrest bandits, not critics’ — group demands release of man who led Katsina protest

The Concerned Nigerians Group has condemned the arrest of Nastura Sharif, chairman of the board of trustees (BoT) of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG). Sharif was arrested by the police over the protest his group organised against the insecurity in the north. In a statement, Deji Adeyanju, convener of the Concerned Nigerians Group, called for the immediate release of Sharif. Adeyanju asked [...]

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    Man who led Katsina protest arrested, moved to Abuja

Man who led Katsina protest arrested, moved to Abuja

Nastura Sharif (pictured), chairman of the board of trustees (BoT) of the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG), has been arrested by the police in connection with the protest against the insecurity in the north. On Tuesday, some members of the group protested in Katsina, calling on Aminu Masari, the governor, to resign if he could not guarantee the security of lives. They also demanded [...]

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    Protesters storm Katsina govt house, ask Masari to step down

Protesters storm Katsina govt house, ask Masari to step down

Some youth in Katsina state have protested the incessant attacks and killings of residents by bandits. The youth, under the aegis of Collation of Northern Groups, lamented the frequent attacks by bandits. The protest comes a week after a billboard bearing the picture of President Muhammadu Buhari and Aminu Masari, governor of the state, was burnt by protesters in Yantumaki town, Danmusa [...]

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    Teenager who recorded George Floyd’s arrest says she wasn’t trying to be a hero

Teenager who recorded George Floyd’s arrest says she wasn’t trying to be a hero

Darnella Frazier, the girl who recorded the video of George Floyd's arrest, says she was not looking to become a hero when she documented the incident that led to his death. According to Star Tribune, Frazier spoke through her attorney, Seth Cobin. Cobin reportedly said the 17-year-old girl had no idea she would witness "a high profile police murder in American history". Frazier was [...]

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    EXTRA: Russian chefs protest naked as COVID-19 lockdown ‘strips them of income’

EXTRA: Russian chefs protest naked as COVID-19 lockdown ‘strips them of income’

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    The unravelling of America: You’ve gotta watch to cry

The unravelling of America: You’ve gotta watch to cry

I first watched the movie in the lockdown. At the beginning, it was funny when the pair was fiddling with their entrée in the restaurant and wondering why they had both avoided each other until now.  A few minutes after they left the restaurant, trouble started. The movie, entitled “Queen & Slim,” is the love story of two black Americans drawn [...]

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    George Floyd: US embassy in Nigeria warns citizens against visiting its office

George Floyd: US embassy in Nigeria warns citizens against visiting its office

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has warned its citizens against visiting its consulate office at Walter Carrington Crescent in Victoria Island, Lagos, over a planned protest against the killing of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American man, was killed on Monday by a Minneapolis police officer. Video clips of the incident on the internet showed where a white police officer was kneeling [...]

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    25 US cities under curfew as protests heat up over killing of George Floyd

25 US cities under curfew as protests heat up over killing of George Floyd

At least 25 cities in the United States have imposed curfews as protests continue over the death of George Floyd. Floyd, an African-American man, was killed on Monday by some officers of the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD). Video clips of the incident on the internet showed where a white police officer was kneeling on the neck of the late Floyd for [...]

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    Angry youth protest against lockdown, attack policemen

Angry youth protest against lockdown, attack policemen

Fifty-one suspects were arrested after some protesters attacked five policemen in Lagos state on Monday morning. The protest held in Eleko community, Ibeju-Lekki local government area of the state. Some youth had protested against the shut down of a construction site in the area following the lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. In an interview with TheCable, Bala Elkana, spokesman of the state [...]

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    VIDEO: Workers protest against Chinese company in Ogun ‘for locking them in’

VIDEO: Workers protest against Chinese company in Ogun ‘for locking them in’

Some workers at a Chinese company in Ibese area of Ogun state protested against the company’s decision to lock them within the premises, the police have told TheCable.  As a part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19, President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered a two-week extension of the lockdown in the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states. In a [...]

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    VIDEO: Nurses protest lack of protective gear against COVID-19 at ESUTH

VIDEO: Nurses protest lack of protective gear against COVID-19 at ESUTH

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH), Parklane, on Wednesday, embarked on a peaceful protest demanding sufficient protective equipment for them to work with. In a video seen by TheCable, the nurses, in their white uniforms, were singing and chanting "No working materials for nurses". https://twitter.com/thecableng/status/1245658493048123394?s=20 They alleged that they had no personal protective [...]

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    Protest rocks Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Protest rocks Kano over ‘blasphemy’ against Prophet Muhammad

Some angry youth on Wednesday staged a protest at the Hisbah office in Kano state over a song allegedly blaspheming Prophet Muhammad. One Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, said to be a member of the Tijjaniyah sect, reportedly composed a song containing derogatory words about Muhammad. The protesters, led by one Idris Ibrahim (also known as Baba Idris), said they were at the office to [...]

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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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