Three killed as Adamawa community protest ban on motorcycle

At least three protesters were killed and four others injured when soldiers allegedly opened fire on demonstrators in the border community of Gurin, Fufore Local Government of Adamawa State. A witness told our reporter that the demonstration on Thursday stemmed from the incessant abductions for ransom that have ravaged the area in recent times. The protesters were also protesting the ban on motorcycles and the alleged harassment residents pass through in the hands of soldiers and the police. “Tension has been building in the area for a long time as…

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Aggrieved villagers block Osinbajo’s convoy, protest alleged land take over by military

Aggrieved protesters blocked the convoy of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo along Umaru Musa Yar’Adua expressway in Abuja on Tuesday morning. The Vice-President was heading to the airport when his convoy ran into a barricade at the Goza village axis of the road. According to Laolu Akande, Snr Special Assistant-Media and Publicity to the Vice President, the FCT residents were protesting alleged land takeover by the military. The security aides of the Vice-President tried to appease the protesters but failed, forcing Osinbajo to alight from his car, and sued for calm, assuring…

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Again, security guards protecting NNPC pipelines protest nonpayment of salary arrears

Private security guards attached to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), who protect oil pipelines from Lokoja to Kaduna, are protesting the nonpayment of their 18-months salary arrears. It would be recalled that workers of the private security guards under the auspices of ‘Pipeline Right of Way Surveillance Providers Forum’ had staged protests on January 3, 2019, blocking the entrance to the NNPC pump station at Awawa, Abaji Area Council, FCT and also Izom pump station, refusing entry to staff, petrol tankers and visitors. The security guards, who are employees…

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Kaduna killings: Protests rock Birnin-Gwari

… As gunmen, again, killed 20 in Kajuru Residents of Birnin-Gwari in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Monday protested the persistent killings of their people by persons suspected to be bandits. The protest, led by the Coalition of Birnin-Gwari Association, coincided with the visit of Governor Nasir el-Rufai and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to Birnin-Gwari on Monday. Five people, including two Policemen, were killed by the armed bandits in the attack on Kakangi community on Saturday. The bandits who invaded the village on a motorbike…

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Yari is the most ‘useless governor’ in the history of Nigeria – Kadaria Ahmed declares

Renowned Journalist, Kadaria Ahmed has come hard on the Governor of Zamfara State, Governor Abdulaziz Yari, calling him the most useless Governor in the history of Nigeria. She said the inaction of the Governor towards the kidnapping and killing in Zamfara shows clearly that he only cares about the people during elections, and after that, nothing more. Kadaria Ahmed who earlier on Saturday joined one Fatimah Mustapha, had led some protesters on the streets of Abuja, blasting Governor Yari, saying he is not fit to be a Governor, as since…

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Police Advised NBA IKEJA Branch To Shelve Planned Protest

The Lagos State Police Command hereby advises the Ikeja branch of the Nigeria Bar Association led by Mr. Adesina Ogunlana to shelve their planned protest slated for tomorrow 20th February, 2018 as all avenues to resolving their grievances have not been exploited. The CP is deeply worried about the security implication of such protest at this time when the resources of the Police command is over stretched. Thus, it is expected that the NBA chairman whose office is a shouting distance away from the CP’s office, should have at least…

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