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President Buhari's most senior spokesman, Femi Adesina, has rejected a report by Amnesty International on the Lekki shootings. Mr Adesina said that Amnesty could not have more facts about the country than the Presidency which has a ‘helicopter view’ of things happening in the country. He said the looting and rioting were not caused by the military shootings because there was already violence before the Lekki incident. Responding to a question on the Lekki shootings, he said, “You are not quite correct. You are falling for the narrative of Amnesty International, and Amnesty is wrong. Anarchy had broken loose before even Lekki. The prisons in Benin and Oko had been broken open before Lekki. Orile police station had been burnt before Lekki. He continued: “Amnesty International does not have all the facts, they don’t run this country, they shouldn’t know beyond what they have been told. They shouldn’t know more than you and I should know as media people as watchers of developments.” When probed further as to whether the President approved the military action in Lekki as the commander-in-chief, Mr Adesina said he would not want to undermine the work of the panel of inquiry looking into the matter ...
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Daily Watch – Economy ‘too fragile’ for 2nd COVID-19 lockdown, Wike goes heavy on IPOB

President Buhari's most senior spokesman, Femi Adesina, has rejected a ...
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Daily Watch – Nigeria debt on pace for record year, Army throws Sanwo-Olu under the bus

An analysis of the highlights of 2020 budget performance presented ...
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Daily Watch – Outrage mounts over #EndSARS broadcast fines, Army touts NW bandit operations

The latest quarterly report issued by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory ...
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Daily Watch – Army & IPOB clash in Rivers, Police arrest almost 500 over looting

The police on Sunday ordered their officers and men to ...
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Daily Watch – Buhari ignores Lekki Massacre in speech, Conde secures landslide reelection in Guinea

President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the country about the unrest ...
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Daily Watch – Rivers joins curfew list over #EndSARS, Peugeot Nigeria gets new owners

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a 24-hour curfew ...
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Daily Watch – Up to 41 killed as military open fire on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos

Up to 41 protesters were killed by state-backed actors on ...
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Daily Watch – Lagos shuts schools over #EndSARS, NCC infighting claims chairman

The Lagos State Government has ordered the closure of public ...
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Daily Watch – FG ‘might consider’ decentralisation, IGP announces SWAT entry guidelines

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Sunday outlined the ...
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Daily Watch – Stripe lands biggest acquisition in Paystack, Ivorien challengers back out of vote

The Senate on Thursday passed the 2021 budget for second ...
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Daily Watch – Appeal court tosses out Police Act 2020, FG schedules milk ban for 2022

The FG has approached the National Assembly for more powers ...
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Daily Watch – Eni’s new legal moves aims for FG’s jugular, SARS-to-SWAT gambit fails to excite

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has predicted that Nigeria’s Gross ...
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Daily Watch – Violent crackdowns greet renewed protests, ASUU unveils self-managed IPPIS alternative

The Academic Staff Union of Universities on Monday, presented its ...
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Daily Watch – Desperate FG offers SARS bait, Akeredolu nabs second term

The head of Nigeria’s police dissolved its Special Anti-Robbery Squad ...
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Daily Watch – New suit sheds new light on Alpha Beta, Africa to feel COVID-19 economic pinch

A former Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting, Mr. Oladapo ...
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Daily Watch – FG okays Eastern Corridor rail project, Guinea on edge on election eve

The Senate has approved the 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ...
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Daily Watch – States’ IGR drops by a quarter, FG to investigate unity colleges fraud

Troops have rescued five expatriates from suspected militants at Yellow ...
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Daily Watch – Fuel prices set to go lower, Army colonel kidnapped

President Buhari has approved the release of ₦10 billion to ...
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Daily Watch – NIMASA gives vessels 3 months to register, Osinbajo reacts as SARS criticism intensifies

The seven COVID-19 deaths recorded last week represents Nigeria’s lowest ...
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Daily Watch – DisCos charge new tariffs despite suspension, Fitch raises Nigeria’s credit rating

Some electricity distribution companies may have charged some customers under ...
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Daily Watch – DSS in fresh nepotism scandal, SA unemployment falls as economic woes deepen

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to approve the ...
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Daily Watch – NBS revives 20-year old business census, COVID-19 kicks Eco launch down the road

United Nations rights experts on Monday asked Nigeria to release ...
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Daily Watch – FG teases border reopening, Zulum decries Borno’s ‘tough’ security situation

Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum has said the situation facing ...
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Daily Watch – Unions to ignore court order on strike, Chad chooses oil over Unesco recognition

The Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has written ...
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