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COVID-19: Nigeria reports 37 new cases.

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New cases of 37 was reported from 9 Nigerian States as all States has participated in 61,667 total infections.

Nigeria reports 37 new cases as total death toll increases by none.

The Nation has suffered over 61,000 total infections in past months as persons recoveries speedens lately. Noble Reporters Media reports

FCT, Lagos and Taraba States reports highest cases of 8, 7 and 5 respectively.

Anambra and Osun States are tied with 2 cases each while Ogun reported the lowest cases of 1 as total death toll hit 1,125.



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EndSARs: Fr Mbaka speak on ‘the problem of NIGERIA’, says he find no fault in Buhari’s Gov’t

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Mbaka noted that he is ashamed of the leaders in Nigeria and supports the call by the youths for a lasting change to be instituted.

Controversial Catholic priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari is not responsible for the problems facing Nigeria.

Mbaka made the submission in his reaction to the #EndSars protests rocking the country and particularly, Tuesday attack by security operatives at the Lekki toll gate plaza by security operatives.

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The catholic priest who declared total support for the #EndSARS protests calling for an end to bad governance in the country however said President Buhari is not responsible for the country’s problem.

He said while addressing his congregants in a viral video in which he reacted to calls for him to speak up on the protest that the problem facing Nigeria is a system failure.

He condemned the situation where lawmakers and other political appointees earn bogus amounts of money as salary and allowances while the masses live in abject poverty.

In his words: “Many people are asking why is Father Mbaka silent in the midst of this #EndSARS [protests]? Do you know when I started crying that our youths should rise up?

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“Is not yet time to speak, but if you people enjoy the situation you are in right now, then let it be.

“All I’m trying to say is that the condition of our youths in this country is unbearable. The conditions are intolerable.

“Not just in this Buhari administration but past administrations. A country where a sitting Senator will be sweeping millions upon millions every month. It has been like this, not Buhari.

“No plans for our children…is there any money allocated to any Christian governor that Buhari seized? The system is evil. The youths should rise up the more if not you will talk and talk, aged and die away. I’m ashamed of our leaders.”


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EndSARs: All these wouldn’t have happened of you’ve spoken as ‘a father’ – PDP schools Buhari.

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The opposition party condemned the killing of citizens who were exercising their civil right at the Lekki Toll Gate.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Wednesday (today), urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take responsibility for the genocide that happened on Tuesday, October 20 in Lagos State.

PDP in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, charged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Presidency to take responsibility for the shooting and reported killing of peaceful protesters by military operatives at the Lekki toll gate.

The opposition party said this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, noted that a well-structured response from the President as the number one citizen of the nation, would have calmed frayed nerves and averted the crisis rocking the country at the moment.

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According to Ologbondiyan: “President Buhari is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces and the buck stops on his table.”

A part of the statement reads: “Our party is however shocked at President Buhari stance, particularly his inability to demonstrate the capacity for concerned, attentive and proactive governance and command structure, while the nation he presides over dangerously slides into anarchy.”

“A well-structured governance response from Mr President, as the father of the nation, would have calmed frayed nerves and averted the crisis, violence, deaths, destruction of property and the avoidable loses we are
witnessing today,” PDP reiterated.

Meanwhile, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has called on the protesters of End SARS to continue with the movement despite the killing of demonstrators.


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EndSARs: Igbosere High Court in Lagos on fire. [Video]

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Some others decided to wear judge’s robe and wig after looting the court.

Suspected hoodlums have vandalized and set the Igbosere High Court in Lagos Island on fire.

The thugs in a video online could be seen carting away computers, printers, files, fans, air conditioners and other items from the court.

The irate mobs have destroyed a lot of properties in Lagos State like, Television Continental, Nigerian Ports Authority, a number of police stations, several BRT buses, The Nation Newspaper H/Q and many other places.


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EndSARs: Ooni of Ife calls for calm; frowns at ‘the genocide.’

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Ooni in a statement released through his media aide, Moses Olafare, called on the Federal Government and protesters to calm down at this moment.

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on Wednesday condemned the attack on End SARS protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos State.

The monarch who noted that he would lead other traditional rules to meet with the Federal Government and organisers of the protest, added that the killing of the protesters is disheartening and regrettable.

The statement read in part: “Tension has risen on both sides. It’s time to calm down and allow traditional rulers, as fathers of the Nation to lead the way to peace and restoration of trust.”

“We must find amicable solutions even though this Lekki Toll Gate attack, has regrettably eroded the trust needed to establish dialogue and ensure a civic process for resolving the crises. We must not be tired.”

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“Our political leadership must immediately investigate the circumstances that led to the avoidable confrontation and consequent loss of lives to swiftly fish out the unlawful attackers who must be made to face the law.”

“We need to manage the process of listening to them and working with them to jointly arrive at the new Nigeria of our collective dreams, a dream that President Muhammadu Buhari has recognised as a statesman and our president.”

“There is no doubt the exploitation of the protests by criminals attacking prisons, police stations and public facilities put the government on edge and might have led to the military option, but it’s important to separate hoodlums committing these heinous crimes from protesters gathered in a specific location to draw attention to their legitimate demands.”

“There is a clear difference between the criminal hoodlums who have begun to hijack the hitherto peaceful protests and the patriotic Nigerian youths who were daily converging at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos and selected locations in other states including Abuja FCT in line with global best practices of protest gathering.”


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EndSARs: Adeboye expresses displeasure at Nigerian forces amid Lekki Massacre.

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Adeboye in a statement released on Wednesday noted that the actions of the security operatives have worsened the situation.

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, pastor Enoch Adeboye, has reacted to the attack on End SARS Protesters at the Lekki tollgate on Tuesday night.

The cleric condemned the actions of the Nigerian military and the police.

The cleric called on the youths to stay calm and avoid any illegal act.

He wondered why the police was yet to arrest attackers of peaceful protesters across Nigeria.

“I condemn in the strongest possible terms, attacks launched by the Nigerian military on unarmed young people, who have been peacefully protesting police brutality over the last 12 days as #EndSARS protests.”

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“I am confounded that prior to the sad events at the #LekkiTollGate, the Nigeria Police failed to arrest the weapon-bearing hoodlums who were attacking the well-organized and non-violent #EndSARS protesters.”

“The condemnable actions of the military risks driving the agitations of the young people underground, thereby making the situation unmanageable.”

“I call on the Federal Government to thoroughly investigate the tragic events at Lekki and other parts of the country, give justice to all victims even as it engages the #EndSARS protesters to reach a common agreement to end police brutality.”

“I am also appealing to the Youths to allow peace reign & stop any form of action that would give the military any other form of excuse to attack”, the cleric wrote.


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EndSARs: See what Wizkid asks Buhari, Osinbajo, IGP to do after Lekki Massacre.

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Wizkid in a statement on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, said the leaders have failed Nigerians in their expected duties and responsibilities, describing them as incompetent.

Nigerian music star, Ayo Balogun more popularly known by his stage name, Wizkid has called for the resignation of President Muhammadu Buhari over the #EndSARS rocking Nigeria.

The entertainer said the Nigerian leader has failed the people of the country and called on him, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as well as the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to resign.

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He accused them of incapability to handle and respond adequately to the #EndSARS protests which has continued to spread across the country.

He tweeted: “@MBuhari you are a failure! Old and incompetent! Step down! We don’t want you, your Vice President and your IG! Resign!

Meanwhile, the presidency has appealed for calm and understanding from Nigerians as regards the shootings by security operatives on peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate plaza in Lagos State.

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EndSARs: Obasanjo sends message to Gov’t, Nigerian Youths.

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The leader acknowledged the fact that the citizens have the legal right to make legitimate demands, he, however, urged them to stay calm. He revealed that his heart was heavy and that he was deeply concerned about the ongoing situation.

Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the ongoing unrest in different parts of the country as a result of the uncalled killings of citizens by security agents in various states across the nation.

Obasanjo in a statement on Wednesday, October 21 urged President Muhammadu Buhari to act with immediate effect on the crisis before it is too late to do so.

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According to the elder statesman who served as a military and political leader, the situation at hand demands leadership and mature leadership as such. Obasanjo also admonished the youths, most especially the #EndSARS protesters to allow for peace to reign in the country.

He stressed that the country was at a critical moment and urged the incumbent president to restrain the military and other security agencies from using brute force on citizens who they are supposed to protect.

He said, “The shooting and murder of unarmed protesters, no matter the level of provocation, has never been effective in suppressing public anger and frustration.”

“Instead, such actions only reinforces the anger and frustration of the populace and closes the window of dialogue and peaceful resolution,” Obasanjo noted.

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He stressed further that “It is clear that Mr. President and his lieutenants did exhaust the opportunities for dialogue with the protesters before resorting to use of force.

Reacting to the denial of the government in having hand in the massacre, Obasanjo said, “It is worse that there is denial of wrongdoing despite overwhelming visual evidence. Great harm has been done but it can be stopped before it completely spirals out of control.”

Meanwhile, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has condemned the shooting of protesting youths in Lekki, Lagos State and other parts of the country.

The world leader of the Anglican Church who is a personal friend of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said he had earlier advised the President to ensure that lives are protected.


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EndSARs: See how UN reacts to Burna Boy’s request after supporters pass 100,000.

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According to her, the tension in Nigeria has been noticed by organizations and are currently calling for an end to the violation of human right.

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina J Mohammed has given a positive response to Burna Boy’s request to the United Nations over the massive killings of citizens of Nigeria by the military.

The afrobeat giant called on the United Nations to support Nigerians following the killings of unarmed men and women who went protesting for a better government free from corruption, godfather-politics, police brutality among other things that threaten the safety of the citizens.

He was met with a positive response from the deputy secretary-general, Amina J Mohammed.

She added that herself together with the UN is stressing on the importance of respect for peaceful protest and also maximum restraint to be exercised by the security forces.

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EndSARs: The Nation Newspaper H/Q on fire.

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The development comes hours after the head office of Television Continental (TVC) was torched.

Suspected hoodlums have set ablaze the head office of The Nation Newspaper at Matori in Lagos on fire.

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is believed to be the main target of the attacks.


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COVID-19: Nigeria report 72 cases as #EndSARs protest turns bloody.

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New cases of 72 was reported from 10 Nigerian States as all States has participated in 61,630 total infections.

Nigeria reports 72 new cases as total death toll increases by none.

The Nation has suffered over 61,000 total infections in past months as persons recoveries speedens lately. Noble Reporters Media reports

FCT, Lagos and Kaduna States reports highest cases of 12, 30 and 7 respectively.

Rivers and Ondo States are tied with 2 cases each while Enugu reported the lowest cases of 1 as total death toll hit 1,125.


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EndSARs: Singing protesters parade Tinubu’s abode at Bourdillon, Ikoyi. [Video]

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The peaceful protesters kept chanting and singing that “how many of them would soldiers kill”, they kept going and said “they would kill them until they are tired”.

According to a video and report posted by Reno Omokri, he made it known that peaceful protesters have now made their way to Bourdillon Street, Ikoyo where Tinubu’s Residence is reportedly located.

Reno Omokri made it known that peaceful protesters have gotten to Tinubu’s residence and they have occupied the street.

As you know that some people have been accusing Tinubu of having something to do with the deadly attack on protesters at Lekki Toll Gate Yesterday.

He has denied this allegation and made it clear that he doesn’t have anything to do with the attack according to NRM‘s known Media.

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Meanwhile, the video I would show you below shows peaceful protesters at Tinubu’s Residence as they kept singing “How many people soldier go kill, they go kill us tire”

The peaceful protesters kept chanting and singing that “how many of them would soldiers kill”, they kept going and said “they would kill them until they are tired”.

Do you think protesting at Tinubu’s residence would change anything?

Or should that be their next step?


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EndSARs: Channels TV goes offline.

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Hoodlums have unleashed attacks on Nigerians protesting against police brutality and visiting violence on security formations.

Journalists and staff of Channels Television ran for safety on Wednesday for fear of a mob attack.

The station has also gone offline at the time of filing this report.

A staff of the TV station who spoke to Noble Reporters Media‘s known Media said he did not know the condition of the office because everyone had to flee the premises.

This is the second media house under attack after TV Continental was attacked by a mob on Wednesday morning.

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Tope Mark-Odigie, a TVC anchor, in an Instagram video, said the station was attacked by some hoodlums.

She said the policemen stationed in the area took to their heels on seeing the mob.

There has been a general breakdown of law and order in Lagos.

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos state governor, imposed a 24-hour curfew on Tuesday.


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EndSARs: Soldiers hid Lagos Oba Akiolu ‘moment angry youths march palace.’

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The police post, which is located in Idumota, has the palace as part of its jurisdiction.

Mr Akiolu, a retired senior police officer, is a staunch supporter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

A team of armed soldiers on Wednesday morning rescued the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, from angry protesting youth who reportedly invaded the palace and attempted to burn it down.

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Confirming the development to NRM‘s known Media, the personal assistant to the monarch, Deoye Olumegfbon, said a team of soldiers in about five vehicles had responded to a distress call and whisked Mr Akiolu away.

“Kabiyesi is safe. Soldiers came to rescue him. But thugs have vandalised and looted the palace. No one is dead but they carted away valuable properties,” Mr Olumegbon, a prince from the Olumegbon royal family, told our reporter on the phone.

Other witnesses, including a worker at a nearby government hospital, who craved anonymity, confirmed to Noble Reporters Media‘s known Media how rampaging youths had besieged the palace after successfully burning down the Ebute Ero police post.

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According to Mr Olumegbon, the divisional police officer at the police post, who was identified simply as Shina, reportedly suffered an injury during the crisis.

He, however, said the palace was not set ablaze as reported in some media.

Another resident of the palace, identified simply as TJ, told our reporter that as of 12 noon, the police officers at the Area A command at Lion Building, Lagos Island, are repelling attacks from hoodlums who are currently attempting to set it ablaze.

Mr Akiolu, a retired senior police officer, is a staunch supporter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). In 2015, he threatened to harm non-Yoruba speaking residents of the city if they failed to vote for the party’s candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, during the governorship election.

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Meanwhile, the house of the mother of the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, was also razed on Wednesday morning. The house is located on Akerele Street in Surulere.

One of the governor’s aides, who confirmed this to our reporter on the phone pleaded anonymity, saying he was not authorised to speak on the matter.

The source could, however, not confirm whether there was a casualty or not.

Several other public buildings including the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency Response Unit (LRU) facility in Lagos Island; the Lagos State Materials Testing Laboratory and Public Works Corporation, both at Berger; several BRT bus stations, including the ones at Berger and Oyingbo; and the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) building, have also been set on fire.


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EndSARs: Stop killing peaceful protesters! – Biden tells Buhari.

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Biden’s statement came hours after a former secretary of states Hillary Clinton Tuesday night asked Nigerian authorities to “stop killing” persons protesting against police brutality in the country.

Former United States Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has called on Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the ongoing violent crackdown on protesters in the country.

“I urge President Buhari and the Nigerian military to cease the violent crackdown on protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in several deaths,” Biden said in a statement.

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“I encourage the government to engage in a good-faith dialogue with civil society to address these long-standing grievances and work together for a more just and inclusive Nigeria.

“My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one in the violence.”

He urged the United States to “stand with Nigerians who are peacefully demonstrating for police reform and seeking an end to corruption in their democracy.”

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– What Actually Happened –

Security forces on Friday shot sporadically at unarmed protesters who were protesting against police brutality at Lekki area of Lagos State.

About 7 persons were feared dead from the shooting in Lagos on Tuesday night with more than 10 people dead earlier in different demonstrations in Nigeria.

Scenes of people removing a bullet from someone’s wound and pleading for help were broadcast in a live video by DJ Switch, a popular disc jockey, to 150,000 Instagram viewers.

Amnesty International Nigeria said there was no justification for the “excessive use of force” against the peaceful, unarmed protesters.

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The protests against police brutality, harassment, extortion and extrajudicial killings had attracted thousand to streets in different parts of Nigeria.

Lagos state governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu ordered the round-the-clock shutdown in the sprawling economic hub on Tuesday, claiming the protests had “degenerated into a monster” as violence flared in a string of cities.

Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday said the shooting and killing of the unarmed protesters was an “unfortunate incident.”

“I recognize the buck stops at my table and I will work with the FG to get to the root of this unfortunate incident and stabilise all security operations to protect the lives of our residents,” the governor said.


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EndSARs: TVC owned by Tinubu under attack.

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The development affected the broadcast of the station on Wednesday morning as programmes were not aired for several minutes.

Angry thugs have attacked Television Continental believed to be owned by a former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu.

Noble Reporters Media gathered that the thugs besieged the entrance of TVC in the Ikosi-Ketu area of Lagos and attempted to break in to the broadcast station.

“Thugs are at the entrance of TVC. They are trying to burn it. Smoke is now coming out,” an eyewitness told Noble Reporters Media‘s known Media.

The incident followed the killing of over 10 peaceful protesters on Tuesday by security operatives in some parts of Lagos including the Lekki Toll Gate area.

Many persons believe that Tinubu had a hand in the deployment of soldiers to attack and kill young Nigerians demanding an end to police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country.


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