Hoton Zanga-Zangar Kungiyar Lauyoyi ta Kasa NBA Mai Dauke Da Kalmar “Autotomy” Hoto Ne Na Bogi

Tushen Magana: Anga wani hoto da ake yadawa ta shafukan Twitter da WhatsApp da Facebook da ke cewa an rubuta kalmar Turanci ta “Autonomy” cikin kuskure inda aka rubuta ta a matsayin “Autotomy” lokacin da ‘ya’yan kungiyar lauyoyi ta kasa “NBA” reshen babban barnin tarayya Abuja ke zanga-zangar goyon bayan ‘yancin bangaren shari’a. Lokacin zanga-zangar …

FACT-CHECK: Viral Image of NBA Protest Banner Reading ‘Autotomy’ Was Photoshopped

VERDICT: Misleading CLAIM: An image circulating on Twitter, WhatsApp, and Facebook shows that the Nigerian Bar Association misspelled the word ‘Autonomy’ as ‘Autotomy’ on a banner used for a protest by the Association’s, Abuja Chapter. The banner carried by some members of the NBA during the protest where they made their support for judicial autonomy …

Killers of #EndSARS Protesters Must Be Held To Account

PRESS STATEMENT October 21, 2020 We, the undersigned coalition of civil society organisations, are deeply shocked by the killing of peaceful protesters across Nigeria yesterday. The attempt to fight for justice over police brutality has again revealed the brutal nature of the Nigerian state. At the last count, not less than 40 Nigerians have lost …

FACT-CHECK: FUNAM Did Not Take Responsibility For Burning Vehicles in Abuja During #EndSARS Protest

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, a claim emerged that the Fulani Nationality Movement (FUNAM) has taken responsibility for the attack meted out to #EndSARS protesters by some hoodlums in Apo district of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city. According to the six-paragraphed claim, operations against the #EndSARS protesters will continue tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21, …

FACT-CHECK: SSS Operatives Did Not Arrest Kano Protesters

VERDICT: False CLAIM: On Saturday, October 17, 2020, fact-checkers at the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) spotted a report claiming that the State Security Services (SSS) in Kano state arrested some Nigerians protesting the insecurity in the Northern region of Nigeria. The report published on Punch newspaper, the Cable and Inside Arewa News claimed …

Violent reprisal of Peaceful Protests Constitute Dangerous Assault on Citizens’ Constitutional Rights

Released 18 October 2020 In the last two weeks, the streets of Nigeria have been convulsing with protests and agitations. The clarion call as reflected in the multitude of young Nigerian voices is for an end to police brutality and all related abuses, which unaccountable policing has left in its wake. For the avoidance of …

#RevolutionNow Protest: Clampdown on peaceful protesters wrong – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development condemns the attacks on, and arrests of protesters affiliated with the #RevolutionNow movement in three states of the country: Abuja, Lagos, and Osun by operatives of various Nigerian security agencies. Photographs, videos, and reports from the field corroborate that on 5th August 2020, unarmed protesters in Osun, Abuja, and …