Tanker Stowaways: Seven Men Arrested Over Ship’s ‘Hijacking’

Tanker Stowaways: Seven Men Arrested Over Ship's ‘Hijacking’

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of seizing control of an oil tanker, police have said. The men were detained when military forces stormed the Nave Andromeda which was thought to have been hijacked off the Isle of Wight on Sunday night. Sixteen members of the Special Boat Service (SBS) ended a 10-hour stand-off which started when stowaways on board the ship reportedly became violent. Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said there had been a “threat to life”. Hampshire Constabulary said the seven men were being held on suspicion of…

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Poland Abortion Ruling: Protesters Disrupt Church Services

Poland Abortion Ruling: Protesters Disrupt Church Services

Protesters have disrupted church services across Poland in the latest show of discontent against a court’s near-total ban on abortion. The protesters staged sit-ins and held pro-abortion banners, interrupting Sunday Mass at some churches. The protests are considered unusual in a country where the Roman Catholic church has great influence. They follow a ruling by Poland’s top court that ending the life of a deformed foetus is unconstitutional. The ruling by the Constitutional Court closed one of the few remaining legal grounds for abortion in Poland. It means abortion is…

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Jubilation as Chile Votes to Rewrite Constitution

Jubilation as Chile Votes to Rewrite Constitution

There have been jubilant scenes in Chile after an overwhelming majority voted in support of rewriting Chile’s constitution, which dates to the military rule of Gen Augusto Pinochet. With almost all the ballots counted, 78% had voted “yes” in a referendum that was called after mass protests against inequality. President Sebastián Piñera praised the peaceful vote. He said it was “the beginning of a path that we must all walk together”. How Did We Get Here? Right-wing President Piñera agreed in November 2019 to hold the referendum after a month…

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Ohanaeze condemns attack on Oba of Lagos palace

Ohanaeze condemns attack on Oba of Lagos palace

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths Worldwide on Sunday condemned the attack on the palace of Oba of Lagos, taking away his staff of office. In a statement by the National Deputy, President, Dr Kingsley Dozie and National Publicity Secretary, Osmond Nkeoma, the organization regretted that the genuine #EndSARS protest was hijacked by miscreants. “It is equally regrettable and condemnable that inappropriate use of force was applied against the genuine protesting youths on October 20 at Lekki Toll Gate Lagos with the unfortunate results of fatalities and gunshot injuries. May the souls of…

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One killed, Inspector hacked as hoodlums attack Mokola station

One killed, Inspector hacked as hoodlums attack Mokola station

Crisis was averted by the swift intervention of men of Operation Burst and resolve of youths and residents of Mokola area on Sunday as hoodlums attacked the Mokola Police station. The hoodlums under the pretence of activism, despite pleas and persuasions made frantic efforts to set the Police station ablaze and attack the officers attached to the station. Although, some parts of the station were torched, the main building remains intact as at the time of filing this report. Also, a police Inspector attached to the station was hacked while…

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Pakistan’s PM Asks Facebook to Ban Islamophobic Content

Pakistan's PM Asks Facebook to Ban Islamophobic Content

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, asking him to put a ban on Islamophobic content. In a letter, Mr Khan said “growing Islamophobia” was encouraging “hate, extremism and violence… especially through the use of social media”. It comes a day after Mr Khan accused French President Emmanuel Macron of “attacking Islam”. Facebook already has a policy of removing hate speech on its platforms. It defines hate speech as “a direct attack on people” based on protected characteristics including race, ethnicity, national…

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Victims of #EndSARS Protests will get Justice, Buhari Assures

Victims of #EndSARS Protests will get Justice, Buhari Assures

Victims of the #EndSARS protests would get justice, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured. Those who lost loved ones and properties in the mayhem that trailed the protests would also be served justice, the President said. He urged Nigerians to maintain peace and order to avoid the dire consequences of vandalism on economy. “Looting and vandalism will hurt trade and investment growth in our country – both large and small industries, as well as our hardworking people in the informal sectors of the economy,” the President said. The justice system, he…

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#EndSARS: NHRC condemns shooting of protesters

NHRC

The Nigerian Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned the shooting of unarmed protesters by soldiers. The NHRC’s Executive Secretary, Tony Ojukwu, said his agency is “shocked at the use of live bullets against peaceful protesters as happened Tuesday in Lagos and other parts of the country where the state of emergency has been declared.” Ojukwu spoke in Abuja on Wednesday while inaugurating the Independent Investigation Panel (IIP) set up by the NHRC to probe allegations of rights abuses and other unethical conduct by members of the Nigeria Police Force. Chairman…

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#EndSARS: Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo condemns use of violence

#EndSARS: Ghanaian President, Akufo-Addo condemns use of violence

President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana says violence, “be it on the part of the police or protesters, cannot be the solution” to the current happenings in Nigeria. Akufo-Addo, the Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), made the observation on Twitter while commenting on the ongoing #ENDSARS protests in Nigeria. “I join all well-meaning persons in calling for calm and the use of dialogue in resolving the #ENDSARS impasse in Nigeria. “I have spoken with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is committed to this end and has begun…

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#EndSARS: BRT loses N100m in 6-days

#EndSARS: BRT loses N100m in 6-day

The Management of Primero Transport Services (PTS) Ltd., an operator of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), Lagos, has said it lost over N100 million in six days due to the #EndSARS protests. Mr Mutiu Yekeen, the Head, Corporate Communications, PTS, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday. Yekeen said that the company made a lot of losses between Oct. 16 and Oct. 21. He said that the management was not currently operating at any level because the protest in Ikorodu had been…

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#ENDSARS: Reasons for Peaceful Protest

#ENDSARS: Reasons for Peaceful Protest

For some days now, Nigerian Youths have been on the streets of Nigeria and diaspora protesting #EndSars peacefully for the Government to end the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Many of the youths haved also shared their ugly experiences with this unit of the Nigerian police including how they abuse and murder the same citizens thay are suppose to protect. Along with the peaceful protest, Nigerian youths have also used this opportunity to point out some other reasons why they feel nothing is working in the country and call on the…

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#ENDSARS Current Report Card

#EndSARS Protest Hits Kogi Capital

It appears that despite being on the streets of Nigeria for several days by the #EndSars protesters, the Nigerian Government is yet to meet their demands and act according to their requests. According to a recent tweet and a report signed by the Young Nigerians, the brilliant youths were able to point out the current situation of things on the ongoing protest accross the nation and reasons why they are still on the streets till date. ⁦Brilliant! ⁦@MBuhari⁩ ⁦@ProfOsinbajo⁩IG ⁦@PoliceNG⁩ , have you seen this? You have to respect these…

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Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari’s resignation

Actor Yul Edochie calls for President Buhari's resignation

Actor Yul Edochie has called for the resignation of President Buhari. He made the call via his Twitter handle on Monday afternoon, October 19. According to Yul, President Buhari was very vocal during the Goodluck Jonathan administration and called for the resignation of the former President on the basis of poor performance. He opined that President Buhari has performed worse than Jonathan, therefore  he should resign from office. ”President Buhari was very vocal during the previous Govt. He called for Goodluck’s resignation on the basis of poor performance. Today Buhari’s performance…

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