April fool’s joke? Lekki toll collection resumes April 1

Eighteen months after the bloody end of the #EndSARS protest, Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has announced that toll collection will recommence at the Ikoyi link bridge on April 1. LCC Managing Director, Yomi Omomuwasan announced that commuters will not pay…

#EndSARS @ 1: Anniversary of protests divides citizens – Terh Agbedeh

It is exactly one year today, Wednesday, October 20 since the #EndSARS Protests were brought to a screeching halt with what has become known as the Lekki Tollgate Shootings. Soldiers reportedly mobilised from a brigade stationed in Lagos State, allegedly…

A few things I learnt from the #endSARS protest – Gbubemi Atimomo

..thoughts on my learnings from the #endSARS protests I remember the first time I participated in a student protest: alutas’ we called them. It was my first semester at the University of Ibadan, and those days, alutas’ seemed to be…

*#EndSARS anniversary: Police have no right to threaten protesters – Adegboruwa (Nation)*Court remands unemployed man for illegal possession of gun (Vanguard)

#EndSARS anniversary: Police have no right to threaten protesters – Adegboruwa (Nation) A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa on Tuesday condemned a statement credited to the Police allegedly threatening to suppress a rally planned by youths to mark…

After 2 extensions, Lagos #EndSARS panel in race against October deadline

Barely a year after Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu set up a nine –man judicial panel to investigate police brutality, especially activities of the dissolved Special Anti-Robbery Squard (SARS) in the aftermath of the October 2020 Lagos State #EndSARS protests that allegedly…

BOS @56: Why history will be kind to Governor Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu walks his talk with aplomb and action. He believes that for Lagos State to sustain its Centre of Excellence status in the country and beyond, vital infrastructure must be built across all sectors because of its critical…

Sefi Atta and Chibundu Onuzo collaborate on “Ikoyi Girl”

Sefi Atta, novelist and playwright teams up with novelist and scriptwriter, Chibundu Onuzo, to tease this monologue which, according to the YouTube description is “set in contemporary Lagos, before the COVID-19 pandemic and #EndSARS protests, Ikoyi Girl presents a self-described…

*Panic as robbers terrorise Lagos community, kill guard (Punch)*MMA2 new X-ray Machines, air conditioners arrive Lagos (Guardian)

Panic as robbers terrorise Lagos community, kill guard (Punch) Residents of Ogungbesan Street, Coker, along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos, say they are under siege from robbers that have been terrorising the neighbourhood for about one month. The incidents took a…

#EndSARS: Youths stole $2m, N17m from my palace – Oba Akiolu

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu,  on Wednesday disclosed that $2m and N17m were carted away by youths who attacked his palace during the violence that greeted the #EndSARS protests last year. Some youths had, on 21 October 2020,…

#EndSARS: Forensic experts probe Lekki Tollgate shootings

Lagos State Government has engaged forensic experts to investigate the Lekki Tollgate shootings of October 20, 2020 during the #EndSARS protests. Justice Doris Okuwobi(rtd), Chairman of the State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses…

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