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By Wole Elegbede Health journalists in Africa have been given fecund avenue to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on their works at the 16th edition of the African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2020) hosted by the Journalism Programme of the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. This year's conference (October 6-30) holds...
By Dapo Akande Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you wish you had done the comparatively little thing someone had asked of you instead of dilly dallying to the point when the person vexes and says, "forget it, now I want it all?" Or, "I'm not even...
The Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led Lagos State Government has ordered an investigation into reports of live ammunition fired at peaceful protesters at Lekki Toll Plaza Tuesday evening. This was coming as Sanwo-Olu has urged residents to remain calm. Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, in a statement, said the...
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has been wiggling between the demands by the protesters to discountenance the creation of Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and the necessity for the immediate establishment of the new team to fill voids created by the dissolution of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS),...
In the first part of this article, published on October 1st, Nigeria's 60th independence day, an assessment of the nation's progress so far in governance, and impact of military intervention was discussed. One other critical area of assessment is policy making. Many times government had come up with policies that put...
By Dapo Akande For how long will our country continue to put forward it's worst XI instead of it's 1st XI team? For how long will our leaders portray a country blessed with some of the most brilliant minds anywhere in the world as "no good doers" who know how...
The #EndSARS protest Monday turned violent in part of Lagos State as the demonstration consumed the life of a police inspector and a bystander, leaving two other officers critically Injured. Confirming the development, Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, explained that some armed protesters laid siege on...
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, Tuesday yielded more grounds to the yearnings of the #EndSARS protesters by officially replacing Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) with a new team called Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT). The new team is expected to fill the gaps arising from the dissolution of the...
A meeting with the leadership of Nigeria Police Force and other stakeholders had agreed to meet the demands of the #EndSARS protesters which included halting use of force against demonstrators and unconditional release of arrested Nigerians. The meeting affirmed and described the five-point demands of the protesters and the #EndSARS...
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Monday showed class and identified with #EndSARS protesters. Sanwo-Olu, who declared that he was addressing the demonstrators not just as a governor, but as a father, brother and son, explained that the safety of everyone involved in peaceful protests across Lagos was important. https://echotitbits.com/serap-condemns-buhari-demands-end-to-criminalising-peaceful-protesters-in-nigeria/ He added that...