How #EndSARS debate was secured for discussions in houses of UK Parliament

The #EndSARs debate secured discussion in UK parliamentary house on 23rd November 2020.

Silas Ojo, a British Nigerian, had created the petition on 12 October 2020 in response to protests by Nigerians worldwide to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Silas Ojo, a British Nigerian, created the petition in response to protests by Nigerians worldwide to end SARS.

It was not until the date, 20th October 2020, the day of the #LekkiMassacre did the petition become eligible for discussions in parliament.

How did it make it there? Continue reading

“We will continue to work with the Nigerian Government”: UK #EndSARS parliamentary discussions to sanction Nigeria leads to dead end

A group of MPs gathered in parliament on 23 November 2020 to address Diaspora Nigerians’ request to sanction certain known individuals within the Nigerian Government and security forces, following the #LekkiMassacre – that left an uncertified number of people dead.

Majority of the group, led by Rt Hon Theresa Villiers, the Conservative MP for Chipping Barnet, argued the case for Nigerian civilians to be heard since over Continue reading

“No ond died at Lekki Toll gate”: Here is why Lagos Governor, Sanwo Olu maybe be saying truth about the #LekkiMassacre

20.10.20 is a day that many Nigerians will never forgot.

People worldwide, at least 150k of them, tuned in to DJ Switch’s Instagram live on this day to witness the sound of gunshots, while the DJ herself battled with others to save a man life who laid unconscious following a gunshot wound.

By the end of that video, it is Continue reading

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

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