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Groups To Hold Lecture On #EndSARS, Memorial Of Celebrated Murdered Journalist, Dele Giwa



The African Centre for Media and Data Literacy (AFRICMIL), in partnership with another our bodies will maintain a lecture and public presentation in commemoration of the primary anniversary of #EndSARS protest on Tuesday. 

The lecture and public presentation, in partnership with Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Sufficient is Sufficient (EiE) Nigeria, Nationwide Consultative Entrance (NCF), PLAYYA and MILID Basis, may also be about

Remaking Nigeria: Sixty Years, Sixty Voices – a e book of sixty essays by sixty younger Nigerians which salutes sixty years of Nigeria’s independence and factors the way in which in the direction of a greater nation. 

Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL disclosed this in an announcement on Sunday, made obtainable to SaharaReporters. 

In keeping with the assertion, the occasion, which can begin at 10am at NECA Home, Hakeem Balogun Manner, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, is themed: “One Yr After #EndSARS, 35 Years After Dele Giwa and the Quest to Remake Nigeria.” 


The #EndSARS advocacy made international headlines final October when younger Nigerians throughout the nation and in main cities world wide launched into protests in opposition to persistent brutality and rights violations by the Nigeria Police Drive.  

“One 12 months after the protests and the reprehensible violent response by the Nigerian Military which led to the demise of unarmed protesters on the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, you will need to forged a crucial eye on that incident and see what classes have been learnt and what must be achieved going ahead,” Onumah stated within the assertion on behalf of the group.  

Considerably, the first-year remembrance of those protests coincides with the thirty fifth anniversary of the homicide through letter bomb of the celebrated journalist, Dele Giwa, editor-in-chief of Newswatch journal. 

“It’s a measure of the acute dysfunction of the Nigerian state that until date, nobody has been arrested not to mention dropped at trial for this heinous crime,” Onumah famous. 

The assertion additional learn, “All of this and extra together with the rise of separatist agitations which has fuelled the seek for a brand new path for the nation can be dissected at this occasion which can be chaired by famend public mental, Prof. Pat Utomi. 

“The keynote speaker is the irrepressible human rights lawyer and social crusader, Femi Falana. Different audio system embody Richard Akinnola, journalist and government director, Centre for Free Speech (CFS); Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, founding director, Girls Advocates Analysis and Documentation Centre; and Lanre Arogundade, journalist and government director, Worldwide Press Centre (IPC). 

“Available is also a panel of discussants that includes Motunrayo Alaka, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun (Vector), Inibehe Effiong, Rasheedat Adeshina and Femi Adeyeye. Moderator is Anike-Ade Funke Treasure.”

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