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We the undersigned are legislators committed to setting agenda for progressive laws in Nigeria; initiating progressive laws and speaking against anti-people bills in the National Assembly.   We have followed carefully the #ENDSARS protest by young people across Nigeria for the past two weeks and the killings in several cities including Jos, Kaduna, Abuja, Benin and Lagos. We note that in the recent past, this has been the most elaborate protest that has united young Nigerians across geography, ethnic nationality and religion. We observe that the protest goes beyond the excesses of the police formation called Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The protests are as a result of frustration by Nigerian youths who have seen governments at all level fail to provide public goods and opportunities for them to lead a meaningful life. We recognise that over the years, socio-economic indicators in Nigeria have remained precarious. The Fragile states index has consistently classified Nigeria... Read More
  The leadership of the Senate have called on all well meaning Nigerians to intervene in the ongoing demonstrations across the country with a view to halting the #EndSARS protests. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan made the call after he and the other principal officers of the Senate received security briefings on the... Read More
By Festus Fifen. The Crime Correspondent Association of Nigeria (CCAN), has expressed concern over the manner and way the #EndSARS protest that began as peaceful has, in the past few days, become violent and bloody. According to a statement by the Abuja Chairman of CCAN Hassan Zaggi, the Association is deeply concerned because the lives... Read More
By Festus Fifen. The Coalition for a New Nigeria has condemn In strong terms the killings of young Nigerians in Different part of the country particularly the incidence of the Lekki Toll gate in Lagos state South-West Nigeria on Tuesday 20th October 2020, describing it as a new low in the Nation’s history. Addressing Newsmen... Read More
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has suspended the ongoing Senior Schools Certificate Examinations (SSCE) until further notice. This follows the escalation of the End SARS protests across the country. Although NECO managed to conduct its Economics paper on Tuesday and Physics practical on Wednesday, some states considered volatile as a result of the ongoing protests... Read More
By Festus Fifen. In continuation of aggressive clearance operation to stamp out untoward activities in the North-Central zone, troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE recorded significant successes against criminal elements in the state.The Troops while on raid operations at River Yo-Yo and Tachar villages respectively had contact with armed bandits who opened fire as the Military... Read More
    There have been reports of shooting at the Lekki Toll Plaza, following the 24-hour curfew imposed on Lagos State to stop criminals who hid under the #EndSARS protests to unleash mayhem on innocent citizens. The State Government has ordered an investigation into the incident. In a press statement issued on the incident by... Read More
    The Government of the State of Osun note with a high sense of responsibility the unfortunate dangerous dimension the #EndSARS protests have assumed across the country, particularly in the South West States. In our dear State, but for providence, the Governor would not have been alive to preside over today’s security meeting following... Read More