#EndSARS: Read President Muhammadu Buhari’s adress to the nation

SPEECH PRESENTED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE ENDSARS PROTESTS, 22ND OCTOBER, 2020 Fellow Nigerians, It has become necessary for me to address you having heard from many concerned Nigerians and having concluded a meeting with all the Security Chiefs. I must warn those who have hijacked … Continue reading #EndSARS: Read President Muhammadu Buhari’s adress to the nation

Buhari and Bukola Saraki

#EndSARS: Bukola Saraki condemns Lekki killings

I appeal to the government to put an end to this shooting of protesters by security agents. We need to exercise great patience, restraint and compassion in handling the demands of these youth. We must do all that is necessary to protect and engage with them on all issues. Please let the shooting stop and … Continue reading #EndSARS: Bukola Saraki condemns Lekki killings

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One feared dead in Oyo state as #EndSARS protesters clash with police

One student was feared shot dead on Saturday during a clash between #ENDSARS protesters and police operatives in Ogbomoso, Oyo state. It was learnt the protest was allegedly hijacked by hoodlums who attempted to free detained suspects in Owode Ogbomoso Area Command Police station. But the Police Command denied it shot any protester dead, stating … Continue reading One feared dead in Oyo state as #EndSARS protesters clash with police

Buhari meets IGP, breaks silence on #EndSARS

President Muhammadu Buhari has broken silence on the #ENDSARS protests spreading across the nation. He said his administration was committed to reforms in SARS operations. The President, in a series of tweets on Friday night, said he had met with the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, who he said has briefed him on moves … Continue reading Buhari meets IGP, breaks silence on #EndSARS

Chicago shootings leave 9 dead and more wounded

Gun violence continued to plague Chicago, with eight people killed, including a 9-year-old boy, and at least 19 other people wounded so far this weekend, police said Sunday. From Jan. 1 through the end of July, there were 440 homicides in Chicago and 2,240 people were shot, a number that includes those killed, according to … Continue reading Chicago shootings leave 9 dead and more wounded

Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Tuesday that peace talks with the Taliban could begin "in a week's time," following the completion of a crucial prisoner exchange. "To demonstrate the government's commitment to peace, the Islamic Republic will soon complete the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners," Ghani told senior officials at the presidential palace. "With this … Continue reading Afghan president hopeful of a peace treaty with Taliban

Football legends unite against racism, violence and discrimination

A combination of 40 FIFA Legends and current professional footballers, each sporting a black jersey, have taken their message of #StopRacism, #StopViolence and #StopDiscrimination to social media during the past week, a spontaneous plea that has to date reached over 44 million fans worldwide. “It’s reassuring to see that every day a growing number of FIFA Legends … Continue reading Football legends unite against racism, violence and discrimination

Journalists who have been attacked by US Police during the riots

The wave of violence across the US has affected members of the media reporting during the events. On 1 June, Sputnik journalist Nicole Roussell said she was fired at by police while covering protests in Washington, DC, despite identifying as being a member of the media. A stinger grenade left a couple of welts on … Continue reading Journalists who have been attacked by US Police during the riots

Oprah Winfrey speaks out on George Floyd’s death, calls for justice

Oprah shared a moving tribute to George Floyd on Friday shortly after third-degree murder charges were brought against the police officer charged with his murder in Minneapolis Monday. “I’ve been trying to process what can be said or heard in this moment,” she wrote in statement posted to Twitter. “I haven’t been able to get the … Continue reading Oprah Winfrey speaks out on George Floyd’s death, calls for justice

Gunman kills 16 in Canada’s worst shooting rampage

The death toll in Sunday's Nova Scotia shooting rampage has gone up to 17, including the gunman, the CBC and Global News report. That makes it the deadliest mass shooting in Canada's history, according to the Associated Press. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer is among the dead. The gunman identified as Gabriel Wortman age 51 was shot and killedafter a … Continue reading Gunman kills 16 in Canada’s worst shooting rampage