FCT Police arrest 51 suspected looters in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has arrested 51 suspected looters and recovered some stolen items at Jabi-Daki-biu, Idu Industrial Estate Karim area. FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, made the disclosure at a news conference on Monday in Abuja. Ciroma explained that the operation that led to the arrest was necessitated by the looting and destruction of public and private warehouses in the territory by some suspected hoodlums. ” It is on record that in the last two weeks, the FCT and other parts of the federation have…

MSSN Lagos commiserates with residents,says Lagos shall rise again

The Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, Lagos State Area Unit has condoled with the Lagos State Government and residents of the state over the destruction of lives and properties witnessed in Lagos in the past few days. MSSN in a release signed Nurudeen Yousuph,Amir, MSSN Lagos State Area Unit said : “It was indeed a sad event where some misguided people and many undesirable elements hijacked the genuine and well intentioned EndSars Campaign to wreck havoc on the State and its residents. These people not only destroyed Government and private…

NUJ tackles NBC over assault on media

The Nigetia Union of Journalists ,NUJ said the decision by industry regulator, National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to penalise Arise Television, Channels Television and AIT over what it alleged as unprofessional coverage of the #EndSARS protests across the country has further exposed the nation’s anti-democratic tendencies. This was stated in a statement signed by the National President,Nigerian Union of Journalists(NUJ),Chris Isiguzo. Read statement in detail : ‘Rather than trying to muzzle the media, we suggest that the NBC should applaud media coverage of the protests and the professionalism of Journalists who…

Palliatives Distribution: Governors lied, we never asked them to wait for approval – Officials

At no time were governors of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) asked to await any further directive before distributing the palliatives given to them by the federal government to cushion the effect of the COVID- 19, credible sources have told Daily Trust. Since Wednesday last week, hoodlums across the states have been breaking into stores and strategic reserves looting food items and everything on sight in the wake of the #EndSARS protests. Besides donation by the federal government, groups such as the Private Sector Coalition…

N’Assembly will ensure justice for victims of alleged SARS abuses – Lawan assures youths

The President of the Senate, Lawam Ahmad Ibrahim has re-assured Nigerian youths that the National Assembly will collaborate with the Executive to ensure justice for victims of misconduct and rights abuses by personnel of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police. This was contained in a statement personally signed by the Senate President. Read the statement in full : “In the same vein, to discourage impunity, we will insist that the perpetrators of the alleged abuses be prosecuted and sanctioned as appropriate. ‘We will also work with the Executive…

THE NATION BLEEDS – Foundation for Social and Human Development (FSHD) 

Social and human development requires a conducive environment to explore human potentials towards creating better life for the people. The current state of the nation occasioned by the protests by youths under the #EndSARS movement seems to threaten this. The initial demand of the protesters to primarily end the impunity of the officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police was greeted with applause by the majority of the citizens who had experienced one form of infraction or the other in the hands of SARS operatives. To many…

Channels TV, AIT, Arise TV to pay huge fine over #EndSARS protest coverage

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV N3 million each over their “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS protests and the crisis that followed it. Acting Director-General of NBC Prof Armstrong Idachaba announced the sanction at a press conference in Abuja. He said that if the commission escalates the violations that emanated from the misuse of social media sources by broadcasters, sanctions according to the provisions of the law, NBC can comfortably shut the stations down. The NBC had last week warned all television and…

Hoodlums resume looting of Abuja Warehouses In Gwagwalada, Idu

Suspected hoodlums have resumed the looting of warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives were believed to have been kept. Our correspondent gathered that the youths are presently looting some warehouses in Gwagwalada, a satellite town in the Federal Capital Territory. They reportedly carted away cartons of cereals, bales of clothes, bags of rice and millet and other commodities. It was also learnt that youths who raided some warehouses at Idu Industrial Estate on Sunday, have resumed their activities this morning. During their raid, hundreds of youths,  men, women and some children defied…

Lekki Massacre: Fake News, Anarchy and the Rest of Us By Yushau A. Shuaib

What we have learnt from history, including World Wars, civil wars and communal conflicts are what others are failing to learn from, as newer cycles of history unfold before our eyes. It is, no doubt, easier to tell lies about incidents than to go the inconvenient way of seeking the truth about situations and happenings.   In the last one decade of my life as a humanitarian worker and crisis communicator, working closely with the media, the security and response agencies, I have found out that many crises situations are…

Lekki: The story of Bashorun Gaa By Lasisi Olagunju 

Everything Nigeria finds impossible to do, the Lekki protesters did. Orderliness, organisation, security, equity and equality. They forged peace and flaunted it with good music. They provided electricity for themselves to charge their phones. Food was available; there was water for all. There was no class, no creed. Everyone was fed without favour in an atmosphere of decorum. They cleaned up their space after each day of protest. The sick got medicare; the scared got assurance. They cared for one another, they looked out for one another. There was no…