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BREAKING : Lagos state imposes 24-hour curfew, as hoodlums hijack #EndSARS protest

Posted: October 20, 2020 at 12:50 pm   /   NEWS

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Lagos State. The Lagos State Government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the state, with effect from 4 pm Tuesday, October 20, 2020. The Lagos State Government has announced the imposition of a 24-hour curfew in all parts of the […]

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums burn down police station in Lagos

Posted: October 20, 2020 at 12:37 pm   /   NEWS

Hoodlums in Lagos have hijacked the #EndSARS protest, burning down a police station in Orile-Iganmu. A police station in the Orile-Iganmu was set on fire today by suspected thugs in Lagos as the #EndSARS protests continue. Eyewitnesses say the hoodlums set the station on fire in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It is not […]

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#EndSARS: Lagos Inaugurates 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution

Posted: October 20, 2020 at 12:20 pm   /   NEWS

An 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution has been inaugurated by Lagos Government to investigate cases of police brutality. Lagos State Government has inaugurated an 8-man Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to investigate cases of police brutality in the state as the protests continue. This was disclosed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide […]

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Benin city prison break: Obaseki declares 24-hour curfew after hoodlums hijacked demonstration

Posted: October 20, 2020 at 11:21 am   /   NEWS

Edo state Government has declared a 24-hour curfew in the state till further notice. The curfew takes effect from 4:00pm on Monday October 19, 2020. According to a statement by Osarodion Ogie, the Secretary to the State Government, the curfew is to take effect from 4 pm, October 19, 2020. It stated, “This decision has […]

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Breaking: Prison break in Benin and inmates have been set free by hoodlums

Posted: October 20, 2020 at 11:04 am   /   NEWS

Hoodlums have stormed a prison facility along Benin-Sapele road, sent the wardens scampering and setting the captives free. The prison break in Benin arrives amid nationwide protests against police brutality and extortion under the #EndSARS banner and hashtag. The protests and street occupations began on October 8, 2020. The Lagos-Benin expressway has been closed to […]

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Strike: FG to release N30bn to resolve ASUU allowances issue

Posted: October 16, 2020 at 12:37 pm   /   NEWS

The Federal Government has agreed to release N30 billion as part payment of the Earned Academic Allowances (EAA) to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government and ASUU on Friday in Abuja. “The Accountant General of the […]

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Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack for $200M+ to expand into the African continent

Posted: October 16, 2020 at 6:40 am   /   Featured, NEWS

When Stripe  announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographies. Today the company is coming good on that plan in the form of some M&A. Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, […]

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Six things to know about new Police Unit ‘SWAT’

Posted: October 13, 2020 at 11:26 pm   /   NEWS

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has created a new unit known as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team which will fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the defunct SARS. Last Sunday, he disbanded the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) due to alleged extra-judicial killings, wanton arrests and dispossession of property through physical […]

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Disbanded SARS now SWAT

Posted: October 13, 2020 at 10:54 pm   /   NEWS

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has set up a new Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team to fill the gaps created by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) dissolution. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He said prospective members of […]

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Buhari’s speech today: Nigeria president says SARS disbandment ‘first step’ to Nigeria police reforms

Posted: October 12, 2020 at 2:56 pm   /   NEWS

Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to the continued protests across the country to police brutality and the end of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). President Buhari declared on Monday in Abuja that disbanding of SARS is the first step to extensive police reforms by his administration. Buhari who spoke at the launch of the […]

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