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*Shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki: Army won’t let us through – Emergency workers (Vanguard)*Black Tuesday: 49 killed as protests turn bloody (Punch)

Shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki: Army won’t let us through – Emergency workers (Vanguard) Following shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate, with reports of casualties, ambulances and emergency workers that responded to calls were turned back…

Nigerians only rise up when it affects them – Onyeka Nwelue

Last week, the LGBTQIA+ community in Nigeria, joined the #EndSARS protests, carrying placards and demanding that police not assault them. Predictably, Nigerians rose up quickly and voiced their disdain. Nigerians said: “This is not the right time to bring this…

How JP Clark led Achebe & Soyinka to IBB – Uzor Maxim Uzoatu

Writing is fighting. That is the dictum of the fiery African-American writer Ishmael Reed who wrote a book entitled Writing is Fighting. Whether taken literally or otherwise writers fire bullets with words, and in some instances actually take up guns…

Dele Giwa’s kind of journalism – Ehi Braimah

Thirty-fouryears ago on October 19, 1986, the life of Dele Giwa, a brilliant, courageous and innovative journalist, editor and publisher was brutally cut down in his prime. He died from a letter bomb blast, a novel kind of assassination. Dele…

*Lagos #EndSARS protesters resist curfew (Guardian)*2 dead as suspected cultists clash in Ikorodu (Vanguard)

Lagos #EndSARS protesters resist curfew (Guardian) EndSARS protesters in Lagos State have said they are unshaken by the 24-hour curfew imposed by the state government. Lagos State governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in a statement mid-day on Tuesday announced 24 hours curfew…

Bill Gates writes book about stopping climate change

Bill Gates has clearly been using his time in lockdown productively. The billionaire philanthropist has been working hard to fund research and development into a cure for the coronavirus. But he’s also written a book. The tome is slated for…

Police ban protests in Lagos

​ The Lagos State Police Command has banned protests in the state. This was contained in a press statement by the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday. The police ban is coming a few hours after the…

Bruno Martini: Former France goalkeeper dies aged 58

Former France goalkeeper and goalkeeping coach Bruno Martini has died aged 58 after a cardiac arrest. Martini played 31 times for France, most notably at Euro 1992 where he played against England, hosts Sweden and winners Denmark in the group…

Giro d’Italia: Fernando Gaviria tests positive for second time this year

UAE Team Emirates rider Fernando Gaviria has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time this year and is out of the Giro d’Italia. The Colombian tested positive in the Giro’s latest round of testing, as did a Team AG2R…

#EndSARS: Lagos declares 24-hour curfew

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state effective 4pm Tuesday (today). The governor made this known in a statement while lamenting that the protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings had morphed into violence.…

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