Headlines – TheCitizen – It's all about you https://thecitizenng.com Nigeria's leading online newspaper Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:42:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 61575800 #EndSARS: Your voice has been heard – Buhari tells protesters https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-your-voice-has-been-heard-buhari-tells-protesters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=endsars-your-voice-has-been-heard-buhari-tells-protesters https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-your-voice-has-been-heard-buhari-tells-protesters/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:42:48 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192470 President Muhammadu Buhari has advised  #EndSARS movement to discontinue their protests, assuring that their voice had been heard loud and clear.

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President’s broadcast: Nigerians attack Buhari for snubbing Lekki shootings https://thecitizenng.com/presidents-broadcast-nigerians-attack-buhari-for-snubbing-lekki-shootings/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=presidents-broadcast-nigerians-attack-buhari-for-snubbing-lekki-shootings https://thecitizenng.com/presidents-broadcast-nigerians-attack-buhari-for-snubbing-lekki-shootings/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:40:55 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192439 The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),  on Thursday berated people he called subversive elements whom he alleged were bent on using #EndSARS protesters to cause chaos and truncate the country’s democracy.

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Protests may lead to point of no return -Gen. Abdulsalami warns https://thecitizenng.com/protests-may-lead-to-point-of-no-return-gen-abdulsalami-warns/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protests-may-lead-to-point-of-no-return-gen-abdulsalami-warns https://thecitizenng.com/protests-may-lead-to-point-of-no-return-gen-abdulsalami-warns/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:39:56 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192438 The over two-week-old EndSARS protest to put a halt to police brutality got worse, yesterday, as it recorded more violence, arson and deaths across the country.

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Jonathan sues for peace, counsels security forces against use of deadly force https://thecitizenng.com/jonathan-sues-for-peace-counsels-security-forces-against-use-of-deadly-force/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jonathan-sues-for-peace-counsels-security-forces-against-use-of-deadly-force https://thecitizenng.com/jonathan-sues-for-peace-counsels-security-forces-against-use-of-deadly-force/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:39:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192436 Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has added his voice to the growing call for restraint in the handling of the protests against Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), by urging the security authorities to avoid the use of deadly force

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#EndSARS: South-East governors, leaders call for peace https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-south-east-governors-leaders-call-for-peace/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=endsars-south-east-governors-leaders-call-for-peace https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-south-east-governors-leaders-call-for-peace/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:39:14 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192435 The South-East Governors’ Forum, National Assembly members and other leaders in the region on Thursday called on all ethnic nationalities in the country to maintain mutual peace in the face of the ongoing protests across

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Protests: Hooligans, political marauders pushing for regime change – Northern governors https://thecitizenng.com/protests-hooligans-political-marauders-pushing-for-regime-change-northern-governors/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=protests-hooligans-political-marauders-pushing-for-regime-change-northern-governors https://thecitizenng.com/protests-hooligans-political-marauders-pushing-for-regime-change-northern-governors/#respond Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:37:26 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192433 The Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF) has expressed “regrets that “diabolical influencers in form of hooliganism, ethno-religious bigots and even political marauders are bent on pulling the nation down and pushing for regime

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BREAKING: Buhari to address nation at 7pm https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-buhari-to-address-nation-at-7pm/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breaking-buhari-to-address-nation-at-7pm https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-buhari-to-address-nation-at-7pm/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:12:25 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192413 President Muhammadu Buhari will address the security situation in the country by 7pm. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari addresses the nation.’ The statement read, “Following detailed briefing by security chiefs on the current situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari ...

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BREAKING: Obiano declares 24-hour curfew as violence spreads in Anambra https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-obiano-declares-24-hour-curfew-as-violence-spreads-in-anambra/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breaking-obiano-declares-24-hour-curfew-as-violence-spreads-in-anambra https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-obiano-declares-24-hour-curfew-as-violence-spreads-in-anambra/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:33:34 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192404 Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, on Thursday, declared a 24-hour curfew state-wide as violence spread in different parts of the state. Hoodlums had burnt the Nnewi Central Police Station and killed two persons around 11pm on Wednesday. Banks and schools in the state had since shut down as the rampaging thugs attack residents and loot ...

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Gov. Okowa imposes curfew in Delta State https://thecitizenng.com/gov-okowa-imposes-curfew-in-delta-state/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-okowa-imposes-curfew-in-delta-state https://thecitizenng.com/gov-okowa-imposes-curfew-in-delta-state/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:26:44 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192398 Delta Governor Ifeanyi Okowa has declared a dawn-to-dusk curfew in the state as#EndSARS protests took a violent turn in Asaba, the state capital on Wednesday night. Okowa’s order came barely 24 hours after hoodlums on Wednesday night vandalised and set ablaze the newly reconstructed Koka Junction Recreation Centre in Asaba. The Governor, who gave the ...

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US govt condemns attack on unarmed #ENDSARS protesters https://thecitizenng.com/us-govt-condemns-attack-on-unarmed-endsars-protesters/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=us-govt-condemns-attack-on-unarmed-endsars-protesters https://thecitizenng.com/us-govt-condemns-attack-on-unarmed-endsars-protesters/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:18:43 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192393 The United States’ government Thursday condemned the violent attack on unarmed persons who were protesting against police brutality in Nigeria. Eyewitnesses said soldiers opened fire on the protesters on Tuesday evening, hours before a statewide curfew came into effect. “The United States strongly condemns incidents of military forces firing on unarmed protestors in Lagos,” US ...

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BREAKING: Police, Army arrive at Ikoyi prison over attempted jailbreak https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-police-army-arrive-at-ikoyi-prison-over-attempted-jailbreak/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breaking-police-army-arrive-at-ikoyi-prison-over-attempted-jailbreak https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-police-army-arrive-at-ikoyi-prison-over-attempted-jailbreak/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:12:05 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192389 Policemen and soldiers have arrived at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre in a bid to foil an attempted jailbreak. A video by an eyewitness showed smoke billowing from parts of the centre while inmates are seen running. It was learnt that the prison authorities had immediately notified the police and the military authorities for backup. The ...

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Buhari presides over security council meeting https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-presides-over-security-council-meeting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=buhari-presides-over-security-council-meeting https://thecitizenng.com/buhari-presides-over-security-council-meeting/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:06:24 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192387 President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a meeting of the National Security Council at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting which started at about 11 am is holding amidst violence in parts of the country. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo;  National Security Adviser, Major General Babagana Monguno (retd.); Chief of Defence Staff, ...

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Mob attacks warehouse, loots COVID-19 palliatives in Lagos https://thecitizenng.com/mob-attacks-warehouse-loots-covid-19-palliatives-in-lagos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=mob-attacks-warehouse-loots-covid-19-palliatives-in-lagos https://thecitizenng.com/mob-attacks-warehouse-loots-covid-19-palliatives-in-lagos/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:02:31 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192383 Hoodlums on Thursday attacked a warehouse where COVID-19 palliatives are kept at Mazamaza community in Amuwo Odofin Local Government, Lagos State. After the hoodlums gained entrance into the warehouse, they looted some COVID-19 palliatives, a resident in the area said. The warehouse is located on Benster Crescent, popularly called Monkey Village. The looting started as ...

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BREAKING: Hoodlums break into Ondo prison, release 58 inmates https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-hoodlums-break-into-ondo-prison-release-58-inmates/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breaking-hoodlums-break-into-ondo-prison-release-58-inmates https://thecitizenng.com/breaking-hoodlums-break-into-ondo-prison-release-58-inmates/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:58:32 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192364 Hoodlums on Thursday broke into the National Correctional Service Centre in Okitipupa, the headquarters of Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State, and forcefully released the inmates. It was gathered that no fewer than 58 inmates were released during the attack while a vehicle was burnt. It was also learnt that several items were destroyed ...

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#EndSARS: Ohanaeze Ndigbo disowns Nnamdi Kanu on destruction of Yoruba assets https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-ohanaeze-ndigbo-disowns-nnamdi-kanu-on-destruction-of-yoruba-assets/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=endsars-ohanaeze-ndigbo-disowns-nnamdi-kanu-on-destruction-of-yoruba-assets https://thecitizenng.com/endsars-ohanaeze-ndigbo-disowns-nnamdi-kanu-on-destruction-of-yoruba-assets/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:18:30 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192366 The Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disassociated the Igbo from statements credited to the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the destruction of Yoruba assets in Lagos. In a statement issued by the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo said that Ohanaeze was outraged by the vituperative ...

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Lekki killings: Act now before it’s too late – Obasanjo warns Buhari https://thecitizenng.com/lekki-killings-act-now-before-its-too-late-obasanjo-warns-buhari/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lekki-killings-act-now-before-its-too-late-obasanjo-warns-buhari https://thecitizenng.com/lekki-killings-act-now-before-its-too-late-obasanjo-warns-buhari/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:15:40 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192340 Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday wrote an open letter to the President Muhammadu Buhari on the army killing of protesters at Lekki, Lagos urging him to act fast before it was too late.

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Osinbajo finally speaks, assures justice for victims of Lekki shooting https://thecitizenng.com/osinbajo-finally-speaks-assures-justice-for-victims-of-lekki-shooting/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=osinbajo-finally-speaks-assures-justice-for-victims-of-lekki-shooting https://thecitizenng.com/osinbajo-finally-speaks-assures-justice-for-victims-of-lekki-shooting/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:15:29 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192339 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has broken his silence on Tuesday’s shooting of #EndSARS protesters in Lekki area of Lagos by soldiers, saying the Federal Government will get justice for the victims.

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IGP orders immediate withdrawal of police officers from VIPs https://thecitizenng.com/igp-orders-immediate-withdrawal-of-police-officers-from-vips/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=igp-orders-immediate-withdrawal-of-police-officers-from-vips https://thecitizenng.com/igp-orders-immediate-withdrawal-of-police-officers-from-vips/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:15:27 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192334 Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the withdrawal of policemen attached to Very Important Personalities (VIPs) across the country.

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Hoodlums on rampage in Lagos, other states, burn houses, vehicles, court https://thecitizenng.com/hoodlums-on-rampage-in-lagos-other-states-burn-houses-vehicles-court/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=hoodlums-on-rampage-in-lagos-other-states-burn-houses-vehicles-court https://thecitizenng.com/hoodlums-on-rampage-in-lagos-other-states-burn-houses-vehicles-court/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:14:42 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192333 Despite the curfew imposed by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to douse tension, the state, on Wednesday, witnessed an orgy of violence, including killings and arson.

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Gov. Wike imposes 24-hour curfew in three Rivers LGAs https://thecitizenng.com/gov-wike-imposes-24-hour-curfew-in-three-rivers-lgas/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gov-wike-imposes-24-hour-curfew-in-three-rivers-lgas https://thecitizenng.com/gov-wike-imposes-24-hour-curfew-in-three-rivers-lgas/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:12:14 +0000 https://thecitizenng.com/?p=192330 Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has imposed a 24-hour curfew in Oyigbo, Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, and some parts of Port-Harcourt following violent incidents by hoodlums who hijacked the ENDSARS protest.

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