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October 20, 2020

Earlier today, the Lagos government declared a 24-hour-curfew starting 4pm. However protesters and people who couldn’t go home on such short notice remained at the Lekki toll-gate. News have however reached us that peaceful protesters and people at the toll-gate are being shot at. Here’s what’s happening: To watch it live, click here. For more […]

October 20, 2020

If the president is not moving fast with police reforms, we can submit a petition to the National Assembly. 24-hour Curfew Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has imposed a 24-hour curfew on all parts of Lagos State as from 4 pm, 20th October 2020. He also added that only essential service providers and first responders “must be […]

October 20, 2020

On October 31, 2020, there will be by-elections in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District; Bayelsa West Senatorial District; Nganzai State Constituency, Borno State; Cross River North Senatorial District and Obudu State Constituency, Cross River State. Other by-elections will hold in Imo North Senatorial District, Lagos East Senatorial District; Kosofe 2 State Constituency, Lagos State; Plateau South […]

October 19, 2020

1. Food If you don’t have groceries at home, I don’t know what to tell you. With everything going on, it might be a little difficult or even near impossible to order food from restaurants. But hey, na who dey alive dey order food. 2. Data We’ve all seen how social media has played a […]

October 19, 2020

I’m pretty sure nobody saw the #EndSARS protests coming. Since the 7th of October 2020, when Runtown and Falz announced a demonstration at the Lekki Toll Gate, the movement has spread like wildfire to every corner of Nigeria. Protests are springing up in almost every state and people are catching on to demand better for […]

October 19, 2020

Reports and video footage circulating on social media reveal that prisoners have broken out of a prison in Benin, Edo State Nigeria. Other news media sites have also confirmed the development. At the moment, there is confusion about who exactly broke the prisoners out. While some say hoodlums masterminded the act, some others are blaming […]

October 18, 2020

As Nigerian youths continue to fight against police against brutality under the #EndSARS movement, there has been much ado the setting up of a judicial panel of inquiry in Nigeria’s 36 states, so as to look into the crimes committed by officers of the Nigeria Police Force. The Goal of the Judicial Inquiry The goal […]

October 17, 2020

For over a week now, Nigerians have been deeply involved in what many would call the biggest movement to happen in the country in recent years. Fair enough because we’re fighting for our lives here. Social media has played an important role in amplifying the voices of Nigerians, giving the rest of the world an […]

October 16, 2020

As the #Endsars protests continue into the week, some protesters might be losing focus. We’ve heard reports of [some] bad behaviour among protesters. We the good people at Zikoko thought it right to remind us all of the dos and don’ts of a peaceful protest. Let’s begin: 1) No alcohol. Alcohol and good behaviour rarely […]

October 15, 2020

When the Nigeria Police Force stated that it had dissolved SARS, it listed 5 action points. Read: Now That The IGP Has Dissolved SARS, What Next? The IGP stated that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad was dissolved across the Thirty-Six (36) State Commands and the Federal Capital Territory with immediate effect. He also stated that all […]

October 14, 2020

As peaceful protests in Nigeria carry on into the week, there are looming fears that the government might shut down the internet. These fears are not far fetched as the Nigerian government has in the past, tried to ban social media. We’ve also seen cases where some African countries have either restricted access to social […]

October 14, 2020

A video posted on Twitter showed a group of men armed with sticks and other weapons vandalizing property in the Berger area of Abuja. Protesters had been demonstrating peacefully when they saw the thugs run towards them.  The video shows them immediately fleeing the scene, while the men proceeded to vandailise vehicles and installations. In […]

October 14, 2020

We found love in a hopeless place – Rihanna. Nigerian youths have been protesting peacefully since Friday. Their major demands are that the government must end the rogue SARS unit responsible for extortion and theft. With demands largely unmet, the mood of these protests ranges from anger to frustration to even hope. However, there’s now…love […]

October 14, 2020

Today is the seventh day of the nationwide #EndSARS protests as Nigerians march peacefully against police brutality. So much has happened in these past seven days. You can check out all the stories and updates in our carefully curated EndSARS stack. Unsurprisingly though, a major driving force for the success of these protests has been […]

October 14, 2020

There gave been 9 different Inspectors General of Police in Nigeria within the last 15 years. And while it is always easy to make the Nigerian Police the fall guy, there are structures within the Nigerian Police itself that genuinely makes it impossible for the “Force” to be effective. Definitely, no organisation that changes its […]

October 13, 2020

Earlier this evening, the Inspector General of Police, through the Force Public Relations Officer, stated that the members of the disbanded SARS are to report for psychological evaluation at the Force Headquarters before being deployed to other Police units. He also stated that there will be a creation of a new Special Weapons and Tactical […]

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