Remember their names: The Nigerian citizens killed by SARS

A swatch of Nigerian citizens have been victims of SARS have been named, and Nigerians on 16th October 2020 took to the streets to remember them.

These people are thought to be only a handful of individuals that have been identified. There are many that may never be identified.

According to a Amnesty report, the Special Anti-Robbery squad set up to fight violent crimes have targeted individuals predominantly men between Continue reading

Stephen Fry announces Olasunkanmi Opeifa as top 10 Finalist for 2020 Global Teacher Prize

Olasunkanmi Opeifa, an English teacher at the Government Day Secondary School, Abuja, Nigeria has been shortlisted as a top ten finalist for The Global Teacher Prize 2020.

Olasunkanmi’s name was introduced into the mix of finalists by renowned British actor and comedian, Stephen Fry.

Stephen describes Olasunkanmi as an inspiration to his students. Using edu-tainment, Continue reading

Nigeria’s Statue of #EndSARS Aisha Yesufu: 5 facts we never knew

Most people would recognise her from Chibok campaign of #Bringbackourgirls from 2014

But Aisha Yesufu has officially written her name with permanent pen in the book of history as an outright Nigerian campaigner following her Statue of Liberty-like pose that has earned her the Statue of #EndSARS name.

Aisha Yesufu, Nigerian Human Right campaigner

Dressed in a dark blue Muslim attire with legs spread in stance of protest, a bag hung across her chest and left arm raised as if punching the air – signifying empowerment to the people. The the image is set to go down in history as one of the most iconic moment in the #EndSARS campaign.

Who is Aisha Yesufu and how did her campaigning jump into the limelight?

Find out in the five facts below. Continue reading

Nigerians respond with their own #5for5 demands to the police force and number four is a great request

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad was officially dissolved on 10th of October in an announcement by the Nigerian Police Force.

In doing so, the force revealed five actions that they will be taking post-#EndSARS, one of which was to redeploy SARS officer across other arms of the police force.

Nigerians begin their negotiations with the government with five requests in response to the police’s force five post-SARS tasks

In return, citizens have laid down their own demand that should be adhere including retraining of the SARS officers to be redeployed.

See the five demand below. Continue reading

#EndSARS: What is it all about?

Nigerian celebrities gathered on October 8th with protesters calling for the End of SARS for the first round of protests calling for the end of SARS following a series of online protests.

Furious at the ongoing brutality and extortion of citizens, stars including actress, Toke Makinwa and artists, Falz the Bad Guy, Tiwa Savage and Runtown turned out in force with ordinary citizens demanding for complete closure of the SARS Unit.

Here is all you need to know about the #EndSARS movement. Continue reading