*Command nabs suspected cultists for attacking vigilante group (Punch)*#EndSARS: Don’t subvert truth before Lagos Panel, group warns Lagos govt, Amnesty Int’l (Guardian)

Command nabs suspected cultists for attacking vigilante group (Punch) The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected members of the Eiye Confraternity for attacking a vigilante group, the Agbekoya, in the Ikorodu area of the state. It was gathered…

Black Lives Matter: South Africa opt against taking knee during England series

Kagiso Rabada has reiterated his support to the Black Lives Matter movement in light of the Proteas’ decision not to take the knee during their upcoming limited-overs series against England. Following the death of African-American George Floyd in May, a…

Noirledge anthology of short fiction calls for submissions

Noirledge Publishing and her partners are calling for submissions for the Noirledge Anthology of Short Fiction. This opening edition, a statement said, will focus on short fiction by writers of African descent, and will be published in both print and…

Naomi Osaka into Western and Southern Open final; Johanna Konta loses to Azarenka

Naomi Osaka says she realised she would have to “take the first step” in protesting against racial inequality and “create awareness in the tennis bubble”. Japan’s Osaka initially pulled out of her semi-final at the Western and Southern Open because…

*Helicopter crash: “We are grateful to God” – Residents (Vanguard) *Capsized boat responsible for death of 12 people, operated illegally – LASWA (Nation)

Helicopter crash: “We are grateful to God” – Residents (Vanguard) Some residents of Salvation Road in Opebi area of Ikeja, Lagos have expressed shock over the crash of a helicopter into a building, thanking God for saving their lives. The…

MLK’S ‘Mighty stream of righteousness’ – Wole Soyinka

On Friday, February 28th, our kinfolk in the United States, standing shoulder to shoulder with their white compatriots of conscience who have repudiated, or are labouring to discard the privileged mores of a culture of racist disdain, will re-enact the…

How George Floyd’s death has impacted American life

The worldwide protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, an African American man who died in police custody last month in Minnesota, have resulted in a sea change in public attitudes regarding racial and social injustice.  The two main…

*Court remands 2 cousins over alleged murder of Maersk MD’s wife (Guardian) *Hoodlum kills Lagos community leader during police raid (Punch)

Court remands 2 cousins over alleged murder of Maersk MD’s wife (Guardian) An Igbosere High Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded two cousins: Olamilekan Goke and Akande Adeyinka, at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre over alleged rape and murder of the…

Premier League pays tribute to Black Lives Matter and NHS as season restarts

The Premier League got back underway at long last on Wednesday evening with clubs and players paying tribute to both the NHS and Black Lives Matter movement. After a 100-day wait, Aston Villa and Sheffield United kicked off the season…

Black Lives Matter activist found dead

A 19-year-old Black Lives Matter activist from Florida has been found dead one week after she went missing. Tallahassee police found the bodies of Oluwatoyin “Toyin” Salau, along with 75-year-old Victoria Sims, on Saturday. Their deaths are being investigated as…

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