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A Story About The Nigerian Police Brutality

Below is a story of terror and sadness, of the Nigerian Police and the power they wield over the average Nigerians. Below is a story of an experience Jude Idada had on a night in Lagos. * They stopped me. These men, dressed in black T-shirts, some with jackets on, ...

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The Shocking Story of Betrayal and Police Brutality

A few days ago, a member of the Nigerian Police, Aliyu Giwa, via his twitter account, gave a narration of police brutality and betrayal you never saw coming. Check out his tweets and follow the story he narrates below.

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“When Everybody Is Fighting Everybody, There’s No Progress.” Ifeanyi Orazulike in a new interview

As you all know, the Bisi Alimi Foundation was in Lagos in February to launch “Not Dancing to Their Music”, a report on the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia on the LGBT community in Nigeria. Following the eye-opening panel at the event, Absalom and Pink Panther caught up with ...

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SOMEBODY GO PAY

Sometimes I can’t believe some Nigerians. Especially the ones in uniform. I cannot believe the audacity, the privilege these Nigerians exert over other people’s hustle. So, minutes ago, I was at Oshodi waiting for the bus that would go my way. A few metres away from me was this woman ...

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‘No officer has the right to check your mobile phone,’ says Lagos Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus

The thorny issue of the Nigerian Police indiscriminate search of the mobile phones of pedestrians has been a problem for a long time. In spite of the mandate issued last year January by the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, banning this act, these illegal searches and molestation still rages ...

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A SNAPSHOT LOOK AT ALL THE WAYS 2016 GAVE US LIFE

The Headies drama between music stars Olamide and Don Jazzy on the very first day of 2016 had to be the sign that we were going to be in for a rollercoaster year of drama, upsets, highs and lows. And as it was, the fastest year anyone has ever lived ...

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THE POLICE I WANT

I find it a bit ironic that on the day I noticed the #ThePoliceIWant hashtag on twitter was the day I got my first experience with the police we have in this country. That morning, I’d been on twitter and came upon the hashtag. It was trending with lots of ...

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THE NIGERIAN POLICE IS A MERRY BAND OF THIEVES

I am angry. I am so angry, I’m actually shaking with the emotion. All day today, since 7am, I have been at the hospital. I’ve had to endure the bureaucratic pace of public healthcare, gotten jammed in a queue of patients, gotten shunted from one department to the other, finally ...

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Inspector General bans policemen from illegally accessing mobile phones of Nigerians

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has banned the rank and file of the Nigerian Police Force from illegally accessing the phones of Nigerians. The ban was contained in a circular to Police Commands across the country. The instruction from the Inspector General of Police became necessary due to ...

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POINT BLANK (The B.O. Okoji Experiences: Episode 10)

That fateful Wednesday had begun like every other day. Waking up had being a prodigious task. I slept very late due to the ileya celebrations, which ended with a two-day public holiday. It had been four days of serious gallivanting and holidaying. Grudgingly, I struggled out of my bed as ...

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