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1. Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s Counsel Sends Message To Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

NGstudents has learnt that the Special Counsel to Nigerian Biafra political activist, Nnamdi Kanu and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Aloy Ejimakor has asked the CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey, to ‘please verify Nnamdi Kanu.

The outlawed IPOB and its self-exiled leader, Kanu are canvassing for the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria.

2. Federal Teachers Scheme Shortlist: See Full List (Lagos)
The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has released its list of shortlisted candidates for the Federal Teachers’ Scheme (Lagos State).  understands that the Federal Teachers’ Scheme was established in 2006 as part of the Nigerian Government’s intervention to assure quality basic education delivery in Nigeria.

3. #EndSARS: Falz’s Sister Writes To Lagos State Govt., Demands List Of Dismissed Officers

Folakemi Falana, entertainment lawyer and sister to rapper, Falz, has written a letter to the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to list names of ex-SARS officials that were dismissed in the state. reports that the Presidential Panel on Reform of Anti-Robbery Squad recommended 37 former members of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) for dismissal and 24 others for prosecution.

4. ‘#ENDSARS Protests A Result Of Lack Of Trust In Govt’ – Public Affairs Analyst

A Public Affairs Analyst, Temitope Omotayo has blamed the continued #ENDSARS# protests by youths across Nigeria on lack of trust in government.

NGstudents reports that Barrister Omotayo who was speaking recently on a live Radio programme “Roundtable talk” on Ayoba FM, Ado-Ekiti said government’s approach to the agitations of the protesting youths was not convincing enough, thereby making them to lose trust in government.

5. IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu Salutes Prophet Iginla Over 2017 Biafra Revelation (Video)

Biafra political activist and leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has saluted the founder of the Champions Royal Assembly, Pastor Joshua Iginla for ‘seeing the future’,.

IPOB, AllNews understands, supports the recreation of an independent state of Biafra.

6. National Protests – A Sports Revolution May Be Afoot Too! By Segun Odegbami

At evening, like the sun dipping suddenly in the horizon, an unusual situation has taken Nigeria by storm and complete surprise. Civil protests have been spontaneous and widespread. I am not sure anyone knows who the leaders or the organisers are. The scope and demands have been escalating with every passing day, and there is palpable fear in the air.

7. EndSARS Protest: Prophet Odumeje Sends Important Message To Nigerian Authorities

As the EndSARS Protest continues in Nigeria, the founder of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry, Onitsha, Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere, alias Odumeje ‘The Lion’, has called on the Federal Government to ensure the security of its citizens.

NGstudents reports that the self-styled prophet through his known Twitter handle on Sunday posited that “you cannot be called to save people and you are killing them”.

8. Tinubu Denies Sponsoring #EndSARS Protest

Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ahmed Tinubu, denies having any investment in the ongoing #EndSARS protest.

The APC leader stated this in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Tunde Rahman.

9. Foreign Investor, YCombinator CEO, Speaks Against Police Brutality In Nigeria

The Chief Executive Officer of major private equity firm and startup accelerator, YCombinator, Michael Seibel, has called on startup community to support Nigerians as the youths protest against police brutality and killings by the Police unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Seibel said the atrocities of the police in Nigeria should be read, to enable individuals in the tech space throw their weight behind the anti-police brutality in the country. AllNews had reported that the youths began a nationwide protest on October 3, 2020, two days after Nigeria’s Independence Day.

10. #EndSARS Protest Can Lead To Anarchy, Govt Must Take Firm Steps – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has warned that it will not allow the country to be thrown into anarchy following the violence that has trailed the #EndSARS protests.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated this on Saturday when he featured on a late-night Nigeria Television Authority news programme, “Weekend File”.


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