18 months after Nigerian security forces attacked unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate, the scene of the crime is reopening for business. How does this make Nigerians feel?
After the events of 20-10-20, Editi Effiong documented the proceedings of the Lagos judicial panel that followed. In this piece, he tells a story most of us can relate to. A story of how everything changed.
On October 16. 2020. the National Economic Council directed the 36 states of the federation to create a judicial panel of inquiry on cases of police brutality in their states. This is what happened at those panels.
Here are 5 songs by Nigerian artists that made us feel heard last year.
The Nigerian Police are once again harassing, detaining and firing teargas cannisters at protesters. Here’s what we know about it so far.
It is a common saying that art imitates life, but sometimes it goes beyond that. Through different civil right movements in history, music has played a vital role in serving as an ever potent channel of activism, and an alternative means of documentation. Over the past few months, the entire globe witnessed the #EndSARS protests […]
The Nigerian Army has shared their testimony twice at the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution For Victims of SARS Related Abuses. At Zikoko Citizen, we have been following the “Lagos SARS panel” ever since the panel was inaugurated, and we have also been present at the panel hearing on the two occasions […]
Some Nigerians were still rolling in their bed this morning, trying to pick up pieces of their lives after the Lekki Massacre, when CNN Africa sent shockwaves through Nigeria’s part of the Internet. In a brilliant collation of all the videos that have trended over the #LekkiMassacre, mixed with excellent investigative reportage that made use […]
Can the ICC prosecute the Nigerian military? Many Nigerians are still in grief over the Lekki Massacre which took place on October 20, 2020, when protesters were shot at for exercising their constitutional right to peacefully protest. In the wake of this, several stories — and fake news — have infiltrated the media over what […]
The 8-man Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution to investigate cases of police brutality in Lagos is now sitting. The panel is led by Justice Doris Okuwobi, a retired Judge of Lagos State. The youth representatives on the panel are Rinu Oduala and Majekodunmi Temitope. The panel was constituted by the Governor of Lagos […]
What is the Feminist Coalition and what do they do? And why are they under threats?
Recently, there has been an increasing occurrence of social media accounts broadcasting and spreading fake news. In one instance, a Twitter user posted a photo of Aisha Yesufu, a prominent activist purportedly showing her relaxing in her living room with her husband while #EndSARS protesters are on the streets. The photo was actually of her […]
At 11:49 am today, the official Twitter account of the Lagos State governor, Jide Sanwoolu released a series of tweets announcing a 24-hour curfew within the state, taking effect at 4 pm. This comes on the heels of a similar curfew imposed yesterday in Edo State. This curfew does not seem to make a lot […]
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 […]
“Cousin traffic, ear and dear.”
If you’re looking to use your youthful energy join in the current peaceful EndSARS protests against police brutality but your boss won’t let you go because “Client is calling and asking for deadlines”, this article is for you. We’ll walk you through all the lies you can tell to your boss after you miss work […]
Anyone who has Nigerian parents will be able to relate to one or more things on this list. See below: 1) Lock the door and hide the key. “As long as you’re in my house, you’re not going anywhere.” 2) Roll on the floor and ask you to “kill them.” The award for best actor […]
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 […]
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 […]
Although non-members of the LGBTQ+ community are harassed when profiled as “gay”, a lot of people believe that the QueerNigerianLivesMatter hashtag is unnecessary. Members of the LGBTQ+ community, like many Nigerians, are fighting for their right to exist. They are victims of police brutality. So, we spoke to some queer Nigerian protesters to tell us […]
Na church wey support us we go give offering.
The #EndSARS movement quickly went from being a national one to being an international one, with Nigerians all over the world lending their voices to demand an end to police brutality in Nigeria. On Abroad Life today, we spoke with a few people who organised, or participated in #EndSARS protests all around the world, and […]
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 […]
How do we start this? Let’s start with a random day: you’re in a car or a bus, on your way home from work. It’s late. You’re eager to get home, eat and unwind in front of your favourite Nollywood web series. It’s dark. The street lamps are dead (typical). You see the flashlights before […]
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