Nigeria’s Young Tech Professionals launch #StopRobbingUs Campaign against SARS

Nigeria’s technology leaders have launched#StopRobbingUs, a campaign to put an end to the common practice where Nigerian police stop young people with laptops and unlawfully arrest, attack or, in extreme circumstances, kidnap them, forcing them to withdraw funds from their bank accounts in order to regain their freedom. Working alongsideEnough is Enough Nigeria [EiE], a network of individuals and organisations that promote good governance and public accountability in Nigeria, the#StopRobbingUs movement is now considering a Class Action Lawsuit on police brutality. Led by ‘Bosun Tijani of CcHUB,Jason Njoku of IROKO, Iyin “E” Aboyeji of Future.Africa and…

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Pregnant women freed from Lagos ‘baby factories’

Police in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, have rescued 19 pregnant women during raids at what they call “baby factories”. The women, aged between 15 and 28 years, were found in four different locations in the city, according to police spokesperson Bala Elkana, who said four children were also rescued. Most of the women had been abducted “for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the babies”, a police statement says. Two women were arrested during the raids, while the main suspect escaped after getting wind of the police operation.…

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Seyi Makinde, Pride of Oyo, Revamping the Socio – Economic Fortunes of the State – PDP Stalwart, Hon. Dare Adeleke

As Nigeria celebrates it 59th Anniversary as a nation, many Nigerians are analyzing the current situation of the country and examining their leaders saddled with the responsibility of moving the Nation forward. One of those leaders is Governor Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde, a man who is clearly the shinning Star of this generation. Congratulations are pouring in once again to the energetic, youthful leader of Oyo State just weeks short of the piles of a accolades he received on his 100 days in office. A staunch supporter and ally of the…

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20 Katsina kidnap victims sold to Burkina Faso as slaves

The Katsina State Government has hinted of plans to negotiate the release of 20 of its indigenes, who were kidnapped and sold to Burkina Faso as slaves, following their abduction by bandits. Curiously, the victims, The Guardian learnt were sold to a human trafficker in Benin Republic, who then resold them to another buyer in Burkina Faso. Burkina Faso is reported to be a “country of origin, transit and destination for persons, mostly children, subjected to human trafficking, specifically forced labour and prostitution.” A source familiar with the issue, explained…

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Activist, Chido Onumah Regains Freedom

The Department of State Services has released Chido Onumah, the journalist, political activist who was arrested at the Abuja airport on Sunday. Onumah told P.M. NEWS that he was released about 10pm at the headquarters of the secret organisation. He said he was interrogated over his book ‘We are all Biafrans’, which he launched three years ago and especially why he wears a T-shirt emblazoned with the title of the book. He also said he was accused of being part of a plot to cause disaffection in the country. The…

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