Re: How a bloody night of bullets quashed a young protest movement

By Richard Murphy Cable Network News, CNN’s caption for a five minutes flick it produced on the Tuesday October 20, 2020 incident at Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, Nigeria read like the title of a fiction and that is exactly what it is. The title is thus more amenable to being forgiven than the actual content of the video, which is a mishmash of footages that is intended to play on the emotion and milk a reaction of condemnation from unsuspecting audiences. Lekki Toll Gate became symbolic for the still…

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ASUU Strike: Human rights activist, Agbese writes PMB, volunteers to lead negotiation with union

Renowned human rights activist and writer, Philip Agbese, has written President Muhammadu Buhari, on the lingering strike embarked on by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Recall that university lecturers have been on strike for over eight months in protest against the Federal Government’s preferred Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and wants UTAs instead. Agbese, however, regretted that Nigerian students are losing an entire academic session, following the lingering strike by the university lecturers. In an open letter entitled “ASUU and the need for our…

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‘Best thing to happen to South-East’, INM welcomes Exercise Crocodile Smile VI

The Igbos in Nigeria Movement (INM) has welcomed the launch of the Nigerian Army’s Exercise Crocodile Smile VI, describing it as the best thing to happen to the South-East.  In a statement on Wednesday, the INM expressed confidence that the operation would be a massive success just like others previously held in the zone due to the professionalism and dedication of the troops.  The Nigerian Army had, on Tuesday, announced its plans for an inter-agency training workshop as part of its preparations for the launch of ‘Exercise Crocodile Smile VI’. In reaction, Mazi…

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