COVID-19: Governors received N1billion each from Buhari, N1.1billion from World Bank – Yahaya Bello

Governors of the 36 states were said to have received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank to receive a sum of N1.1billion for the same purpose. Governor Yahaya […]

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Lagos Residents Break Into COVID-19 Palliative Warehouse

Dozens of residents in Lagos, on Thursday, began carting away food items stacked in a warehouse in Monkey Village, Maza-maza, in Amuwo Odofin. The food items, which were labelled ‘CACOVID, NOT FOR SALE’, includebagsof rice, mac­aroni, spaghetti, salt, garri, sugar, and cartons of noodles. CACOVID(CoalitionAgainst COVID-19), launched in March this year, is a private sector-led […]

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Nigerian president criticised over response to protests crackdown

Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has been criticised for his muted response after security forces opened fire on people protesting against police brutality in Lagos on Tuesday, drawing international condemnation. Security forces shot live ammunition to disperse crowds who had gathered in defiance of a government curfew. Amnesty International said at least 12 people died in […]

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Nigerian police pledge ICRC training as thousands protest nationwide

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will help train Nigeria’s new tactical force as thousands nationwide continued to march against police brutality and in demand of further reforms, Nigeria’s police inspector general said in a statement on Sunday. Protests began roughly two weeks ago demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), […]

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End Sars protests: Osun governor escapes ‘assassination attempt’

The governor of Nigeria’s Osun state has escaped what officials call an “assassination attempt” when armed people attacked anti-police brutality protesters in the state capital Osogbo. After marching with the protesters, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was addressing them when shots were fired. Mr Oyetola was not hurt but some of his aides were wounded. Nigeria has […]

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