• Hundreds protest against judgement to release El-Zakzaky

    Hundreds protest against judgement to release El-Zakzaky

    Hundreds of protesters on Monday stormed the premises of the Federal High Court, Abuja to protest the court judgement which ordered the unconditional release from custody of the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheik Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

    The protesters, who marched under the banner of the Coalition on Good Governance and Change Initiative and other Civil Society Groups, expressed concern over the judgement by Justice Gabriel Kolawole.

    They said it was done “without recourse to the consequences that this dangerous precedence […]

  • One feared dead as FUTA workers protest in Ondo

    One feared dead as FUTA workers protest in Ondo

    One person Monday lost his life during a protest by some workers of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).

    The protesters who were said to be members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) were demanding the sack of the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Adebiyi Daramola, who was alleged of financial impropriety.

    Prof Daramola had since September appeared before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) following a petition which indicted him.

    Workers in the institution had protested […]

  • UNIOSUN students protest over alleged incessant harassment by the police

    UNIOSUN students protest over alleged incessant harassment by the police

    There was palpable apprehension over the weekend, at Okebaale area of Osogbo, the Osun state capital, as students of the Osun State University, UNIOSUN, took to the streets in a protest, over alleged incessant harassment by members of the police.

    They had alleged that police officers from the State Criminal Investigation Department, (SCID), constantly raid their hostels, taking their belongings and arresting the students who, only get freed after parting with huge sums of money.

    The students barricaded the roads, while chanting […]

  • Akwapoly students protest against fees hike

    Akwapoly students protest against fees hike

    According to reports, the Students of Akwa Ibom Polytechnic on Monday protested against the 100 per cent increment of fees by the school’s authority.

    The Students Union Government’s (SUG), President, Kingsley Eyo, told newsmen at Ikot Osurua in Ikot Ekpene on Monday that the students were not consulted before the increment.

    He added that the students were not comfortable with the Rector, Dr Israel Afia’s style of administration, demanding his removal by the State Government.

    Eyo said students wondered why the school’s management […]

  • AAU shut down, as students protest hike in tuition fee

    AAU shut down, as students protest hike in tuition fee

    The Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State has been shot down till further notice.

    Management of the institution took the decision following a violent protest by students over alleged hike in school

  • Defiant Shiite members protest in Kaduna, demands El-Zakzaky’s release

    Defiant Shiite members protest in Kaduna, demands El-Zakzaky’s release

    In a defiant manner on Saturday hundreds of members of the Shiite Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), staged a peaceful protest in Kaduna to demand the release of their spiritual leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.

    The protesters closed down the popular Ahmadu Bello way causing heavy traffic on the road.

    As they walked through the busy Gumi market, they sang praises of Mr. El-Zakzaky and called on the government to release him from detention.

    “We are not terrorist, we are Nigerians, free our leader, free […]

  • Four die in college fire outbreak, colleagues protest

    Four die in college fire outbreak, colleagues protest

    Workers of the Federal Science and Technical College, Ukana Offot, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Friday protested against the death of four cooks while putting out fire from gas explosion in the school’s kitchen.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the protesters barricaded the school’s gate and carried placards with inscriptions as: “No payment of death benefits to our late colleagues’ families”; “Principal, settle your house before charity.”

    Others were: “No duty tour allowance, no party”; “Principal who buys gifts for […]

  • Lawyers protest in Abuja, want SSS to obey court orders

    Lawyers protest in Abuja, want SSS to obey court orders

    Thousands of lawyers have stormed the streets of Abuja, in protest of the alleged continued disobedience of court orders by the State Security Service, SSS.

    The lawyers, supported by members of the civil society community, have stormed the Federal High Court Headquarters in Maitama, the Attorney General’s office, National Human Rights Commission.

    They are currently heading to the Three Arms Zone, which hosts the Aso Rock presidential villa, Supreme Court and the National Assembly, a witness said.

    The lawyers say judges must not […]

  • Niger Delta women protest to EFCC over Patience Jonathan’s ordeal

    Niger Delta women protest to EFCC over Patience Jonathan’s ordeal

    Women from the nine states that make up the Niger Delta region on Thursday staged a peaceful protest to the Port Harcourt zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over the present ordeal of former First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, in the hands of the commission.

    The women under the aegies of the Voice of Niger Delta Women (VONDW) urged the EFCC to urgently unfreeze the former First Lady’s account, saying she needed the money to attend to […]

  • Market women protest, block Benin-Lagos highway

    Market women protest, block Benin-Lagos highway

    Protesters on Monday blocked the Uselu/Ugbowo section of the Benin-Lagos highway over plans by Egor Local Government Area of Edo State to relocate traders.

    The protesters, under the aegis of Uselu Market Women Association, were resisting the directive to move to lock-up stores built by the council.

    The women, displaying placards, blocked both sides of the highway, preventing motorists from continuing with their trips.

    Some of the women said the N1.2m charged for the stalls was too expensive for them, especially given the […]

  • FUTA staff protest against release of VC, bursar by EFCC

    FUTA staff protest against release of VC, bursar by EFCC

    It was gathered that the release of the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Prof Adebiyi Daramola, and the school’s bursar, Mr. Emmanuel Oresegun, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) sparked a protest on campus, with the disgruntled workers asking for the duo’s sack.

    Pronto, the school’s management says the workers were simply being misguided, and the protest, baseless.

    The protesters, comprising of academic and non-academic staff, went round the campus with placards, demanding that Daramola […]