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George Floyd’s brother pleads with Congress,Stop the pain

George Floyd’s brother pleads with Congress,Stop the pain

George Floyd’s brother challenged Congress on Wednesday to “stop the pain” as lawmakers consider a sweeping law enforcement overhaul, so the man he looked up to won’t become just “another name” on a growing list of black Americans killed during interactions with police. Philonise Floyd’s appearance before a House hearing came a day after funeral service for his older brother, the 46-year-old Afric... »

White House says Trump was merely ‘raising questions’ with baseless claim about Buffalo protester

White House says Trump was merely ‘raising questions’ with baseless claim about Buffalo protester

The White House on Wednesday sought to defend President Trump’s baseless claim suggesting that a 75-year-old man who was seen knocked to the ground by police in Buffalo, N.Y., last week during a protest over George Floyd’s death was a member of antifa and that the incident was “a set up.” And it was a familiar line of defense. “The president was raising questions based on a report that he saw,” Wh... »

‘Stop treating us like animals’: New York police union chief hits back over portrayal of cops and says Floyd killing was ‘disgusting’

‘Stop treating us like animals’: New York police union chief hits back over portrayal of cops and says Floyd killing was ‘disgusting’

The head of a New York state police union has hit out at both lawmakers and the media for treating the police like “animals and thugs”, and for vilifying the profession. Mike O’Meara, president of the New York Police Benevolent Association, standing in front of a large group of police officers at a press conference, said that 375 million interactions between the public and the police each year are... »

Amazon exec slams ‘shocking’ arrest of Black delivery driver who was pinned to the ground during a traffic stop

Amazon exec slams ‘shocking’ arrest of Black delivery driver who was pinned to the ground during a traffic stop

Amazon is investigating the arrest of one of its delivery drivers on Tuesday in Warren, Michigan. A top Amazon executive on Tuesday shared a news report with a video appearing to show a white police officer restraining a Black driver who was facedown on the ground. “We see what others see in this video, and it’s unacceptable,” an Amazon representative told Business Insider. ̶... »

Officer on video saying he’ll ‘choke you out’ before man dies is charged with manslaughter

Officer on video saying he’ll ‘choke you out’ before man dies is charged with manslaughter

Body camera footage obtained Sunday shows a New Mexico police officer telling a man he’s going to “choke you out” before allegedly causing his death with what authorities described as a “vascular neck restraint.” The officer, Christopher Smelser, was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the Feb. 29 death of Antonio Valenzuela. On the same day, the Las Cruces Police Department filed a le... »

Seven Nigeria governor’s who have gone to prison

Seven Nigeria governor’s who have gone to prison

Orji Uzor Kalu was born on April 21, 1960 to the family of Mr. Johnson Uzor Nesiegbe Kalu and Mrs Eunice Kalu. He is the chairman of SLOK Holding and the Daily Sun and New Telegraph newspapers in Nigeria, who served as the Governor of Abia State , Nigeria from May 29, 1999, to May 29, 2007. Prior to his election, he served as the chairman of the Borno Water Board and the chairman of the Cooperativ... »

Seven thieves Nigeria has ever created

Seven thieves Nigeria has ever created

Corruption in Nigeria dates back to the time of colonial rule. It is no baby talk and definitely not a year-old phenomenon bewildering the country. We wail our state of economic comatose today for the sins of some men who sought it right to suck us dry at the slightest opportunity they had at our national “cake & orange”. As much as we live to pray for Nigeria to live more fruitful years, let ... »

Key protest of the decade

Key protest of the decade

The protests that left much of the world in a haze of tear gas last year were slowed by a pandemic – until the death of George Floyd sparked a global uprising against police brutality and racial inequality. From Hong Kong to Khartoum, Baghdad to Beirut, Gaza to Paris and Caracas to Santiago, people took to the streets in 2019 for the pursuits of freedom, sovereignty or simply a life less shackled ... »

Pope sends strong message to US Catholics after Floyd death

Pope sends strong message to US Catholics after Floyd death

Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Cardinals black and white have spoken out about Floyd’s death, and the Vatican’s communications juggernaut has shifted into overdrive to draw attention to the cause he now represents. Under normal circumstances, Floyd’s killing at the hands of a white ... »

George Floyd a very complicated life,and notorious death

George Floyd a very complicated life,and notorious death

Years before a bystander’s video of George Floyd’s last moments turned his name into a global cry for justice, Floyd trained a camera on himself. “I just want to speak to you all real quick,” Floyd says in one video, addressing the young men in his neighborhood who looked up to him. His 6-foot-7 frame crowds the picture. “I’ve got my shortcomings and my flaws and I ain’t better than nobody else,” ... »

History of Azikiwe

History of Azikiwe

History of Azikiwe usually referred to as “Zik”, was a Nigerian statesman and political leader who served as the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. Considered a driving force behind the nation’s independence, he came to be known as the “father of Nigerian Nationalism”. Born to Igbo parents in Zungeru in present-day Niger State, as a young boy he learned to ... »

Edo: APC enlists varsity dons, lawyers to screen Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, others

Edo: APC enlists varsity dons, lawyers to screen Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu, others

ABUJA: THE NATIONAL LEADERSHIP OF THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS APC HAS SET UP A COMMITTEE TO SCREEN ITS SIX GOVERNORSHIP ASPIRANTS IN EDO STATE, DECLARING THAT WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE AND THAT OF THE SCREENING APPEALS PANEL, THE NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE NWC HAS THE FINAL SAY WITH REGARDS TO THE FATE OF THE ASPIRANTS.   ACCORDING TO THE PARTY, THE SCREENING AND APPEAL... »

Emotional funeral for George Floyd caps days of protest: ‘He’s going to change the world’

Emotional funeral for George Floyd caps days of protest: ‘He’s going to change the world’

Hundreds of mourners filed into the Fountain of Praise Church in Houston on Tuesday to pay their final respects to George Floyd, a black man whose killing by Minneapolis police sparked protests around the world and calls to end systemic racism in America. Delivering Floyd’s eulogy, Rev. Al Sharpton distilled the outrage, mourning and hunger for change felt the black community in the wake of Floyd’... »

Republicans cringe after Trump’s attack on 75-year-old protester

Republicans cringe after Trump’s attack on 75-year-old protester

If there was ever a tweet from President Donald Trump that Senate Republicans didn’t want to touch, it’s this one. For four years, Senate Republicans have endured a regular gantlet of reporters’ questions about Trump tweets, ranging from attacks on their own colleagues to telling a handful of congresswomen of color to “go back” to the countries they came from. Trump’s tweet Tuesday morning attacki... »

‘Apathy is no longer a choice’: will the George Floyd protests energize young voters?

‘Apathy is no longer a choice’: will the George Floyd protests energize young voters?

With the US presidential election looming, equal rights groups and others on the left say the protests sparked by George Floyd’s death can translate into a surge in young people voting in November. While Donald Trump’s autocratic response to the demonstrations has shocked young people into action in the US and beyond, advocates believe the movement against police brutality has energized youth vote... »

Nigeria Grounds Dan Etete’s Jet In Canada – Politics

Nigeria Grounds Dan Etete’s Jet In Canada – Politics

Nigeria has tracked down and grounded the luxury private jet purchased by its former oil minister, Dan Etete, with some of the alleged proceeds of the notorious $1.3 billion Malabu OPL245 oil deal. Asset recovery lawyers acting for the Nigerian government swooped last week after the Bombardier 6000 jet, tail number M-MYNA, touched down at Montréal-Trudeau International Airport in Canada on Friday ... »

Trump Vs Merkel: White House Orders Withdrawal Of 9,500 US Troops From Germany

Trump Vs Merkel: White House Orders Withdrawal Of 9,500 US Troops From Germany

President Trump orders the Pentagon to remove 9,500 troops from Germany by September – but denies it has anything to do with Angela Merkel rift Donald Trump has ordered the military to remove 9,500 troops from Germany, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, a move likely to raise concerns in Europe about the U.S. commitment to the continent. The move would reduce U.S. troops numbers in Germa... »

Leave Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Focus On Herdsmen Killings, Others – Nigerians Blast Pr

Leave Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, Focus On Herdsmen Killings, Others – Nigerians Blast Pr

The Presidency has come under attack over its recent statement accusing the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, of setting Nigeria against some of its allies, such as the US, UK and the European Union. Garba Shehu in a statement on Sunday had warned Nigerians and the international community of the move it described as a most misleading campaign wherein IPOB uses false allegations of... »

New Group Agitating For Independence Of Old Eastern Region Emerge, Itsekiri Man

New Group Agitating For Independence Of Old Eastern Region Emerge, Itsekiri Man

The Lower Niger Congress is an aggregation of several Self-Determination Initiatives of the Eastern Half of Southern Nigeria, being the Ethnic Nationalities spread across the combined pre-1966 Eastern and Midwestern Regions of Nigeria (now fractured into the 11 States) and currently described as the South-East and South-South Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria, coloured Brown in the 4-Bloc Map of Niger... »

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

Argentina ex-president Macri accused of spying on 400 journalists

Many journalists were on a list to be probed in relation to the G20 and World Trade Organization summits, AFP reports. Some 100 academics, businesspeople and prominent figures from civil society also appeared on the list, according to the AFP [Getty] Argentina’s Federal Intelligence Agency (AFI) has called for an investigation into former President Mauricio Macri for allegedly spying on more... »

The Latest: Biden met with Floyd’s relatives in Houston

The Latest: Biden met with Floyd’s relatives in Houston

Floyd’s relatives met with Biden for an hour in Houston. — National Park Service: newly erected fence in front of a White House protest area is temporary. — Prosecutors say criminal charges will not be brought against thousands of Los Angeles protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders. — Texas’ Abbott pays respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at... »

Thousands of LA protesters won’t be charged over curfew

Thousands of LA protesters won’t be charged over curfew

Thousands of Los Angeles protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders will not be charged with a crime, prosecutors said Monday as hundreds took to the city streets carrying caskets to signify the death of George Floyd and others killed by police. City Attorney Mike said his office will develop a court alternative that carries no punishment for those cited for violating curfew ... »

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

Behind virus and protests: A chronic US economic racial gap

— The United States has been here before, staring into the deep chasm that divides white and black Americans. It happened after cities burned in 1967, after Los Angeles erupted with the 1992 acquittal of police officers who beat Rodney King, after the 2014 police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. After those upheavals came talk of change — of reforming policing, yes, but also of expa... »

Why Aren’t We All Talking About Breonna Taylor?

Why Aren’t We All Talking About Breonna Taylor?

Last week, Andrea Ritchie, a researcher at Barnard Center for Research on Women, joined thousands of others across the U.S. to take part in a protest demanding justice for George Floyd. She proudly chanted his name outside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “But I was shocked that I didn’t hear anyone say Breonna Taylor’s name at any point,” Ritchie said, referring to the black emergency m... »

The 2 Lawyers, the Anti-Police Protests and the Molotov Cocktail Attack

The 2 Lawyers, the Anti-Police Protests and the Molotov Cocktail Attack

NEW YORK — The day before he went out to protest, Colinford Mattis, 32, an Ivy-educated corporate lawyer in Brooklyn, chatted for over an hour on the phone with a close high school friend. They discussed George Floyd’s death as just “another example of an unarmed black person being killed,” the friend said, but they talked about grocery shopping and YouTube videos as well. The next afternoon, Uroo... »

Edo 2020: Buhari Summons Oshiomhole

Edo 2020: Buhari Summons Oshiomhole

Following interventions by governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari is set to intervene in the political impasse in Edo State as he has summoned Comrade Adams Oshiomhole for a parley, Daily Independent has gathered. A member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who confirmed the development to Daily Independent, said Oshiomhol... »

Everlasting Joy Foundation Distribute Palliative To The Widows & Needy In FCT

Everlasting Joy Foundation Distribute Palliative To The Widows & Needy In FCT

EVERLASTING JOY Foundation is a Non-Government Organisation based in Abuja, Nigeria. In the spirit of service to humanity, our Foundation felt the need to identify with the widows in the society. Today, our aim of the outreach is to help vulnerable widows who were facing extreme poverty in the society. Several widows from other parts of the country have enjoyed the assorted food items, irrespectiv... »

APC May Convene Emergency NEC Meeting Over Edo Primaries Crisis

APC May Convene Emergency NEC Meeting Over Edo Primaries Crisis

LAGOS/ABUJA – The ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC) may summon an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to find a solution to the protracted political crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the party ahead of the gov­ernorship primaries slated for June 22. Speaking with Daily Inde­pendent on Monday, a mem­ber of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who spoke on condi... »

Aguiyi Ironsi Unifies All The Regions To One Entity Not The British

Aguiyi Ironsi Unifies All The Regions To One Entity Not The British

Independent Nigeria Nigeria was granted independence on October 1, 1960. A new constitution established a federal system with an elected prime minister and a ceremonial head of state. The NCNC, now headed by Azikiwe (who had taken control after Macaulay’s death in 1946), formed a coalition with Balewa’s NPC after neither party won a majority in the 1959 elections. Balewa continued to serve as the ... »

50 Achievements Of Akeredolu Within 3 And Half Years

50 Achievements Of Akeredolu Within 3 And Half Years

1. For any serious government who is interested in the general well being of its citizenry, the first and primary area of concern is how to ensure prudency, accountability, transparency and block leakages as such will enhance good governance. Little wonder the Akeredolu-led administration upon assumption of office put in place appropriate legislative frameworks for Public Finance Management system... »

List of Top Nigeria Looters

List of Top Nigeria Looters

We all know that Nigeria has certain number of looters over the years, this article will enlist the looters that are present in Nigeria. The Federal Government has released a list of some of those who allegedly looted the nation’s treasury. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, released the list at a press conference in Lagos on Friday. Mohammed said the individuals include offici... »

BBC News Navigation Breonna Taylor: Protesters call on people to ‘say her name’

BBC News Navigation Breonna Taylor: Protesters call on people to ‘say her name’

  BBC News Navigation Breonna Taylor: Protesters call on people to ‘say her name’ Image copyrightFACEBOOKImage captionBreonna Taylor, 26, was a decorated emergency medical technician George Floyd, the black man killed in police custody in the US, has become a rallying cry for equality and justice in some of the largest protests against racism since the 1960s. Protestors have chant... »

BBC News Navigation Trump ‘drifted away’ from constitution, says ex-military chief Colin Powell

BBC News Navigation Trump ‘drifted away’ from constitution, says ex-military chief Colin Powell

BBC News Navigation Trump ‘drifted away’ from constitution, says ex-military chief Colin Powell 8 June 2020  Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell has strongly criticised President Donald Trump’s handling of anti-racism protests, saying he has “drifted away” from the constitution. The Republican, a former top military officer, is the latest to condemn Mr TrumpR... »

BBC News Navigation George Floyd unrest : What Trump states make of unrest

BBC News Navigation George Floyd unrest : What Trump states make of unrest

BBC News Navigation George Floyd unrest : What Trump states make of unrest 8 June 2020 President Donald Trump talks about imposing law and order, and his hardline approach towards the protesters this week is helping to shore up his base of supporters. But what do the parts of the US that propelled him to victory in 2016 think of his aggressive strategy? Shirley Hartman, an artist who works in wate... »

President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials. The group described as inconsistent the President’s statement contained in an ar­ticle he wrote for the interna­tio... »

Morning News in Nigeria Today, Monday 8th June, 2020

Morning News in Nigeria Today, Monday 8th June, 2020

Morning News in Nigeria Today, Monday 8th June, 2020 1. Dad will run for 2023 presidency, says Atiku Abubakar’s son Adamu Atiku-Abubakar, the son of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has said his father will contest the presidency again in 2023. Atiku’s son said this while presenting the score card of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State as the administration ... »

Today in History: Nigeria’s Most Powerful President Dies of Heart Attack

Today in History: Nigeria’s Most Powerful President Dies of Heart Attack

Today in History: Nigeria’s Most Powerful President Dies of Heart Attack On June 8,1998 which is precisely 22 years ago, Nigerian military ruler, General Sani Abacha was confirmed dead. Born September 20,1943.He was brought up in Kano state but a Kanuri from Borno state by origin. He is regarded as the first and only military leader who never skipped a rank to become a full-star General and ... »

Military coups in Nigeria

Military coups in Nigeria

Military coups in Nigeria On 15 January 1966, Major Emmanuel Ifeajuna and other junior Army officers (mostly majors and captains) attempted a coup d’état. The two major political leaders of the north, the Prime Minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and the Premier of the northern region, Sir Ahmadu Bello were executed by Major Nzeogwu. Also murdered was Sir Ahmadu Bello’s wife and offic... »

Independence and First Republic in Nigeria

Independence and First Republic in Nigeria

Independence and First Republic in Nigeria Nigeria gained independence on 1 October 1960. The First Republic came into being on 1 October 1963. The first prime minister of Nigeria, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, was a northerner and co-founder of the Northern People’s Congress. He formed an alliance with the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons party, and its popular nationalist leader Nna... »

A fateful walk to church and an angry president

A fateful walk to church and an angry president

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center, but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately. Go the White House. President Donald Trump wanted a briefing from him and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on how the military was handling security as protests gre... »

peaceful protest as police show less force as curfew being lift

peaceful protest as police show less force as curfew being lift

With New York City poised to reopen after a more than two-month coronavirus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19. “Get a test. Get a test,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told people who have been participating in rallies and marches in memory of George Floyd... »

Anti racist move round the world and tumble on statue

Anti racist move round the world and tumble on statue

Thousands of people took to the streets of European cities Sunday to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, with protesters in the English port of Bristol venting their anger at the country’s colonial history by toppling a statue of a 17th-century slave trader. Demonstrators attached ropes to the statue of Edward Colston before pulling it down to cheers and roars of approval from ... »

the cops who killed George Floyd spoke up but didn’t step up

the cops who killed George Floyd spoke up but didn’t step up

Minneapolis was among several cities that had policies on the books requiring police officers to intervene to stop colleagues from using unreasonable force, but that didn’t save George Floyd and law enforcement experts say such rules will always run up against entrenched police culture and the fear of being ostracized and branded a “rat.” Power dynamics may have been magnified in the Floyd case be... »

An angry president and a fateful walk to church

An angry president and a fateful walk to church

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was three blocks from the FBI’s Washington field office. He had planned to confer there at a security command center but plans changed with an unexpected call to divert immediately. Go the White House. President Donald Trump wanted a briefing from him and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on how the military was handling security as protests grew... »

Why do you support trump

Why do you support trump

I didn’t, at least not at first. For the entire 2016 election, I despised the man. I did not vote for him, and if you’d told me three years ago that I would be writing this answer, I would have doubted your sanity. But, I digress. We’ll come to that in due time. My journey to the right wing began the day after Trump became president-elect of the United States. I’ll be one hundred percent honest wi... »

Is Trump controversial

Is Trump controversial

It’s funny to watch the pundits struggle with this question. I recently heard it phrased like this: Is Trump an aberration, or a symptom of something deeply wrong with the American people? Or you can just read the other answers to this question. Trump’s base is racist and stupid, right? Wrong. The fundamental reason people support Trump is this: Trump’s base sees him as someone who became Presiden... »

News today from FG

News today from FG

1. A trader has been robbed of 500,000 by “One Chance” gang in Abuja. A young woman who is a trader has revealed how she was robbed by one chance robbers in Abuja. According to her, the driver of a cab she boarded en route home and the two passengers she met in the car turned out to be hoodlums popularly known as ‘one-chance’ robbers. She stated, “They collected the N100, 000 cash I re... »

Diezani Allison-Madueke Is A Commissioner In Dominican Republic

Diezani Allison-Madueke Is A Commissioner In Dominican Republic

Fresh evidence has now emerged in Nigeria of how former Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Allison Madueke, plotted and secured a foreign country’s citizenship and political appointment in order to secure immunity from prosecution. Documents at the disposal of Saturday Vanguard indicate that she carefully planned and obtained the citizenship of the the Commonwealth of Dominican Republic, which subse... »

How We Spent N80m On Lawmakers’ Wives Dubai Trip — Lagos Speaker, Obasa

How We Spent N80m On Lawmakers’ Wives Dubai Trip — Lagos Speaker, Obasa

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Saturday appeared before the House panel of enquiry on the corruption allegations levelled against him by an online medium. Obasa told the panel that the allegations were untrue and that they were the handiwork of his enemies. The Speaker appeared before the nine-man fact-finding panel of the House headed by Mr Victor Akande ... »

EFCC Blocks Alison Madueke’s Offer To Return To Nigeria For Trial

EFCC Blocks Alison Madueke’s Offer To Return To Nigeria For Trial

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Wednesday successfully blocked an attempt by embattled former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, to return to Nigeria from London to face trial. Mrs. Alison-Madueke had fled to London shortly after she left office in May 2015, and has stayed away from the country since then. She later became an object of interest to the UK National Crime Age... »

APC Crisis Deepens, Buhari, Oshiomhole’s States Worst Hit

APC Crisis Deepens, Buhari, Oshiomhole’s States Worst Hit

The meeting of forum of chairmen of the 36 states of the All Progressives Congress (APC) with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, in attendance over the lingering crisis bedevilling the party ended in a deadlock, Daily Trust gathered. The closed doors meeting, convened to review the 10-day ultimatum given to the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) by... »

Officials urges protesters to go for screening

Officials urges protesters to go for screening

As New York City prepared to reopen after a more than two month corona virus shutdown, officials on Sunday lifted a curfew that was put in place amid protests of police brutality and racial injustice. But they also urged that demonstrators be tested for COVID-19. “Get a test. Get a test,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged people who have been participating in rallies and marches in memory of George... »

Africa’s essential truckers say they face virus stigma

Africa’s essential truckers say they face virus stigma

They haul food, fuel and other essential supplies along sometimes dangerous roads during tough economic times. But Africa’s long-distance truckers say they are increasingly being accused of carrying something else: the corona virus. While hundreds of truckers have tested positive for the virus in recent weeks, the drivers say they are being stigmatized and treated like criminals, being detained by... »

Brazil govt yanks virus death toll as data befuddles experts

Brazil govt yanks virus death toll as data befuddles experts

Brazil’s government has stopped publishing a running total of corona virus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation. Saturday’s move came after months of criticism from experts that Brazil’s statistics are woefully deficient, and in some cases manipulated, so it may never be possible to unders... »

Protesters demand that cities ‘defund the police.’ Politicians are starting to listen.

Protesters demand that cities ‘defund the police.’ Politicians are starting to listen.

LOS ANGELES — On June 2, activists with Black Lives Matter Los Angeles marched to the official residence of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a Tudor mansion in tony Windsor Square. For days, organizers had kept the carefully planned demonstration under wraps — and off social media — to avoid alerting the cops. But now they were making their mission clear. “We are going to stand at his doorstep,” d... »

Thousands rally in Europe against racism, police brutality

Thousands rally in Europe against racism, police brutality

Thousands of people took to the streets of European cities on Sunday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, which has drawn large protests against racism and police brutality around the world. A rally in Rome’s sprawling People’s Square was noisy but peaceful, with the majority of protesters wearing masks to protect against corona virus Participants listened to speeches and held up handmad... »

Obama Says We Should Learn ‘Impatience’ From Young Protesters

Obama Says We Should Learn ‘Impatience’ From Young Protesters

Former President Barack Obama said Friday that he is “inspired” by the young people taking to the streets to protest against racism: “They’re saying we don’t accept the status quo.” “Those people out on the streets — that’s a sea change,” Obama said in a virtual town hall titled “Mental Health and Wellness in a Racism Pandemic.” Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights legend, and Bryan Stevenson, a civi... »

George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

George Floyd death: Protesters tear down slave trader statue

A slave trader’s statue in Bristol has been torn down and thrown into the river during a second day of anti-racism protests across the UK. It comes after largely peaceful demonstrations in central London on Saturday saw some clashes with police. Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick urged protesters to find another way to make their views heard. But thousands of protesters in London... »

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Largely peaceful protests against police brutality march on

Massive protests against police brutality nationwide capped a week that began in chaos but ended with largely peaceful expressions that organizers hope will sustain their movement. Saturday’s marches featured few reports of problems in scenes that were more often festive than tense. Authorities were not quick to release crowd size estimates, but it was clear tens of thousands of people — and perha... »

SERAP asks Court of Appeal to order release of asset declarations of Buhari, Osinbajo, others

SERAP asks Court of Appeal to order release of asset declarations of Buhari, Osinbajo, others

  Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos to set aside a judgment of a Federal High Court and to order public disclosure of asset declaration details submitted to the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) by President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, governors and their deputies and other politicians since 1999.” ... »

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare

The reincarnation of Oba Ewuare

  The current Oba Ewuare II of Benin, Edo State, is arguably a reincarnation of his forefathers. Upon his ascension to the throne of his ancestors, His Royal Majesty took the title Oba Ewuare II. This singular act went a significant way towards identifying the path that His Royal Majesty was destined to take in his divine calling of leading the Benin people into the 21st century. The fact tha... »

Nigerian Government Seizes Former Minister, Dan Etete’s Private Jet In Canada Over $1.3bn Malabu Oil Deal

Nigerian Government Seizes Former Minister, Dan Etete’s Private Jet In Canada Over $1.3bn Malabu Oil Deal

  Nigerian Government Seizes Former Minister, Dan Etete’s Private Jet In Canada Over $1.3bn Malabu Oil Deal The seizure was confirmed to Finance Uncovered by Nigeria’s lawyer, Babatunde Olabode ‘Bode’ Johnson.   BY SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK JUN 06, 2020     The Nigerian Government has seized a private jet bought by Dan Etete, a former Minister of Petroleum, with some of the all... »

Before the Death of Manuel Ellis, a Witness Told Police: ‘Stop Hitting Him’

Before the Death of Manuel Ellis, a Witness Told Police: ‘Stop Hitting Him’

A woman who witnessed the arrest of Manuel Ellis, a black man who died during the police encounter in Tacoma, has come forward to dispute the account provided by police, saying officers themselves had initiated a confrontation so violent that she yelled at them to “stop hitting him.” Sara McDowell, who was in a car behind the officers, said Friday in an interview that she saw Ellis approach the po... »

George Floyd’s GoFundMe memorial campaign received the most donations in platform’s history

George Floyd’s GoFundMe memorial campaign received the most donations in platform’s history

People gathered on 38th and Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis, where Floyd was killed. Steel Brooks/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images George Floyd’s memorial campaign on GoFundMe received the most donations of all time on the site. TMZ was the first to report the news on Friday and a representative for GoFundMe confirmed to Insider that the memorial fund has received more than 480,000 donations fr... »

A protester shared her experience on TikTok after being shot in the face with a rubber bullet

A protester shared her experience on TikTok after being shot in the face with a rubber bullet

Zeelee Segura attended a peaceful protest in San Diego, California, where she marched and chanted along with other protesters — until police began teargassing participants and shot her in the face with a rubber bullet. The 21-year-old posted a TikTok about her experience which has since gone viral and sparked further online discussion about racism and police brutality. In four days, the video has ... »

One of the officers charged in George Floyd’s killing was hired despite having a criminal record and slew of traffic violations

One of the officers charged in George Floyd’s killing was hired despite having a criminal record and slew of traffic violations

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office Before he was hired as a Minneapolis police officer, Thomas Lane collected a laundry list of criminal charges and traffic citations, according to records obtained by Insider. Lane was fired on May 26, one day after George Floyd was killed in police custody. Lane has since been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting secon... »

A Popular Louisville Restaurant Owner Was Killed by the Police. What Happened?

A Popular Louisville Restaurant Owner Was Killed by the Police. What Happened?

In the confusing final seconds of his life, David McAtee saw his barbecue stand in Louisville, Kentucky, fill with people seeking shelter from law enforcement. The police and National Guard had gotten to the intersection of 26th Street and West Broadway to enforce a 9 p.m. curfew. It was past midnight, and groups of friends in the city’s predominantly black West End were mingling and listening to ... »

List of states that rejected FG’s order over lifting of ban on religious centers

List of states that rejected FG’s order over lifting of ban on religious centers

Contrary to the pleasant expectation ushered in with the ban lift on religious centres nationwide, the hope of worshippers in some states will be blighted as some governors restrained the ban previously imposed due to Covid-19. From Tuesday, June 2, the nationwide curfew earlier put at 8pm to 6am will be reduce from 10pm to 4am. According to  a tweet from Bashir Ahmad, special assistance on news m... »

‘Burn down racism’: global protests spread over George Floyd’s death

‘Burn down racism’: global protests spread over George Floyd’s death

  Taking a knee, banging drums and ignoring social distancing measures, outraged protesters from Sydney to London on Saturday kicked off a weekend of global rallies against racism and police brutality. The death at police hands of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in the US state of Minnesota has brought tens of thousands out onto the streets during a pandemic that is ebbing in Asia and Euro... »

Oshiomhole’s Camp Switches Support From Ize-iyamu To Obazee

Oshiomhole’s Camp Switches Support From Ize-iyamu To Obazee

These are not the best of times for an All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, as the camp he is relying upon to achieve his political aim, is said to have switched support away from him. However, the situation seems a blessing in disguise for another aspirant, Hon. Osaro Obazee, whom sources within the APC said is now enjoying the support of th... »