IN THE ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Misfit

The Nigerian Army says the Lagos state government invited it to intervene in the fallout of the #EndSARS protest. Young Nigerians protesting against police brutality had refused to stay off the roads despite a 24-hour curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. Subsequently, soldiers went to the protest ground at Lekki toll plaza and opened fire on the protesters. The incident sparked outrage and Sanwo-Olu blamed the incident on “forces beyond my direct control”. Major Osoba Olaniyi, an army spokesman said soldiers stayed away from the #EndSARS protests until the Lagos government invited them to restore order. Olaniyi said while restoring order, soldiers did not shoot protesters, describing reports on the attack of the protesters by the military as fake. The military broke its silence a day after Mr Sanwo-Olu told CNN that footage of the shooting showed that the Nigerian Army was responsible for the incident. The National Broadcasting Commission has fined Channels Television, Arise Television and Africa Independent Television ₦3 million each for what it termed “unprofessional coverage” of the #EndSARS protests. The Acting Director-General of the NBC, Prof. Armstrong Idachaba, announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Monday. The NBC had last week warned all television ...
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ANALYSIS

The week ahead – Misfit

The Nigerian Army says the Lagos state government invited it ...
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Video: Soldiers fighting Boko Haram have reached breaking point

In the past few years, the Nigerian Army has witnessed ...
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The week ahead – Out of control

President Muhammadu Buhari finally addressed Nigerians last night after up ...
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The SBM Jollof Index: Acceleration

According to Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), 51.3% of ...
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The week ahead – Target practice

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has set up the ...
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The economics of police brutality in Nigeria

During the COVID-19-induced-interstate travel ban, a Premium Times reporter counted ...
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The week ahead – #EndGame

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which passed its first reading ...
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Clouds in the sunshine state

On Saturday, Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu aims to match ...
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Video: The economic cost of Nigeria’s insecurity

Nigeria's security crisis is accelerating, and the rising insecurity has ...
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The week ahead – All systems fail

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo said the FG may reopen land borders ...
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The growing Sino-American rivalry and Africa’s place in it

In a December 2018 speech to the Heritage Foundation, the ...
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The week ahead – Same old feeling

The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress have ...
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The week ahead – Sabi pass

A new gazette by the Attorney General of the Federation ...
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Violence in Nigeria’s heartbeat

Elections in Nigeria, especially in the Fourth Republic, are nothing ...
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The week ahead – Underwater

Suspected members of the Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) ...
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Video: The Irish Sea and the world

Sir Jonathan Jones, the permanent secretary in the United Kingdom’s ...
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The week ahead – Withdrawal syndrome

Petrol prices in Nigeria will hit their highest ever in ...
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Beggar thy neighbour: Between Nigeria and Ghana

In the last few months, Nigeria and Ghana have engaged ...
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The week ahead – Reality shift

Nigeria expects to spend a record ₦12.65 trillion ($33.20 billion) ...
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Through the roof: A look at inflation and unemployment

One of the economic legacies of the Buhari administration will ...
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Turkey expands to Nigeria’s borders

Over the last few years, Turkey has continued to consolidate ...
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