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Dangote is the most valuable brand in Nigeria for 2020

– Advertisement – For the third consecutive year, Dangote Group has emerged the Most Valuable Brand in Nigeria, the outcome of the 2020 edition of the Annual Brand Evaluation, “TOP 50 BRANDS NIGERIA” has revealed. A brief summary of the 2020 report reveals that Dangote Group topped the list of the Most Valuable Brand 2020, followed by MTN which also doubled as the Most Valuable Multinational and Telecom Brand. The Dangote Group noted in a statement issued on Sunday that this was coming a year after the brand was named…

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ICC probes EndSARS crackdown in Nigeria

– Advertisement – The International Criminal Court (ICC) is investigating the recent crackdown on EndSARS protesters in Nigeria. The Nigerian military is accused of opening fire on peaceful protesters who hit the streets against police brutalities. According to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari some 51 civilians, 11 police officers and seven soldiers were killed during the riots. Both the police and military have rejected a report by human rights group Amnesty International that the security forces opened fire on protesters, killing and injuring a number of people. In a statement, the…

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Nigeria: Youths are not to blame

Written by Femi Oluwasanmi Several controversies have traded the EndSARS protest which birthed looting, killings, destruction of properties and opened an unprecedented page in the annal of protests in Nigeria, with some alleging that there were some elements keenly anxious to annihilate the South West and destroy its common heritage. But critically looking at the events that culminated to this protest, it obvious that the youths are not to blame. Following the shooting of peaceful protesters at Lekki, Lagos State, on October 20, 2020, some hoodlums infiltrated the crowd and…

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Okonjo-Iweala speaks out after U.S. opposed her WTO appointment

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has spoken out for the first time since the United States held up her appointment as new boss of the World Trade Organisation. On Wednesday Okonjo-Iweala secured majority of votes to become the first African to head the World Trade Organization. Member countries in the European Union and ECOWAS all endorsed her candidacy. Okonjo-Iweala who was the only African left in the race beat South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee for the top role. But the United States’ opposition to her candidacy forced the General Counsel to postponed…

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Nigerians loot government Covid-19 warehouses

There have been reports authorities had hoarded the items in order to share with family and friends. But authorities in Abuja have denied those claims as citizens cart items away on foot or by motorbike. – Advertisement – Hundreds of residents were seen on Monday crossing the city loaded with boxes of food. In a statement Nigerian governors explained that all food aid had not been distributed because “we have chosen to keep strategic reserves in anticipation of a second wave of coronavirus.” A looter was quoted by AFP as…

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EndSARS: Nigeria’s Buhari urges calm as probe into brutalities begin

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is calling for calm as a probe begins into police abuses in the commercial hub of Lagos. The probe is being handled by the judicial panel and is a key demand of the End SARS protesters who want prosecution of police officers indicted of abuse. They are also demanding prosecution of victims of police brutalities or their relatives. Lagos state which is the first of Nigeria’s 36 states to set up a panel has asked people to submit complaints. In a tweet, President Buhari said the inquiry…

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Nigeria: At least 69 killed in anti-police brutality protests

– Advertisement – The Nigerian presidency has said that at least sixty-nine people have been killed so far across the country in protests against police brutality. A spokesman for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted by the BBC as saying that those killed include eleven police officers and seven soldiers. On Tuesday at least twelve protesters were killed when soldiers opened fire on them at the Lekki tollgate. The Nigerian army denied deploying those uniformed men to shoot at protesters, despite enough evidence to proof otherwise. On Thursday, President Buhari…

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EndSARS: Nigerians not impressed with President Buhari’s speech

– Advertisement – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday addressed citizens in a televised broadcast 48 hours after soldiers opened fire on protesters at Lekki tollgate in Lagos state. At least twelve people were killed in Tuesday’s incident which sparked outrage globally. President Buhari said he wasn’t happy with the loss of lives noting that “I am indeed deeply pained that innocent lives have been lost. These tragedies are uncalled for and unnecessary. Certainly, there is no way whatsoever to connect these bad acts to legitimate expression of grievance of…

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All-Africa Students Union condemns attack on Nigerian protesters

– Advertisement – The Secretary General and members of All-Africa Students Union (AASU) have condemned the Police and military brutality against peaceful demonstrators in Nigeria. In a press statement issued by the Secretary General, Peter Kwasi KODJIE, to commemorate the African Human Rights Day today, he called on the Nigerian government to bring the police and military antagonism against demonstrators to an immediate end. Human Right issues in Africa have become worrisome due to frequent infringements on innocent people. The life of individuals in countries such as Central African Republic,…

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AU, Ecowas condemn violence in Nigeria and call for dialogue

– Advertisement – The African Union has now “condemned” the violence that has characterized ongoing protests against police brutality in Nigeria. Rights group Amnesty International has said that at least 12 people were killed by soldiers and police in Lagos on Tuesday. At least 49 people have been reported dead just on Tuesday the protests against brutalities across Nigeria turned bloody. The #EndSARS protests worsened on Tuesday with 43 protesters and six policemen losing their lives. The Nigeria’s army has dismissed the reports of its soldiers shooting at protesters as…

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