Following the End SARS protests in Nigeria, the Global Amnesty Watch, GAW, and some rights groups have alleged that some celebrities attempted to create anarchy using fake news.
The rights groups claimed that some Nigerian celebrities and international Non-Governmental Organisations, NGOs, incited violence through fake news.
In a memorandum sent to the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution with pieces of evidence, GAW named popular singer Falz, DJ Switch, Feminist Coalition, Burna Boy, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Nnamdi Kanu of being responsible for purveying fake news aimed at causing anarchy in the country.
The rights groups called for the punishment of those named in misinforming Nigerians that led to a “near-breakdown of law and order” that accompanied the EndSARS protests, particularly in Lagos State.
The memorandum was signed by Abdulmalik Alfa, Werigbelegha Zinake, Linda Etafia and Sadiq Abdullahi on behalf of International Human Rights Protection Forum (IHRPF), Centre for Human Rights Advancement in Nigeria (CHRAN), Global Integrity Crusade Network (GICN) and Make Nigeria Better Initiative (MNBI).
GAW also fingered celebrities like “Folarin Falana poplarly known as Falz, Disc Jockey, DJ Switch, Feminist Coalition, Burna Boy, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and Nnamdi Kanu of being in the forefront of this campaign to destroy the nation with fake news.”
“The EndSARS protest across the country is assumed in many quarters to be without a leadership structure. While this position has been canvassed in numerous quarters, however, there seems to be a link with regards to the provision of logistic support to the protesters across the country. It is instructive to state that the EndSARS protest was funded from a well-concealed network that raised over N75 Million from donations from individuals in Nigerian and outside the shores of the country through a group called The Feminist Coalition,” the memorandum reads in part.
They also absolved the military of “any wrongdoing at Lekki toll gate, Lagos or anywhere in the country.”
Recall that DJ Switch had accused soldiers of killing peaceful protesters in Lekki toll gate.
BBNaija: Nini finally leaves Biggie’s house, begins secret task
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija housemate, Nini has left the Big Brother house to begin the secret task she was given on Tuesday.
Recall that Biggie during a diary session told Nini to use a secret emergency exit upstairs and leave the house for 24 hours.
She was instructed to keep the secret and not disclose it to anyone.
Biggie gave her the task after Nini broke down in tears and complained about being exhausted.
Following the development, Nini was on Tuesday night whisked out to a secret room.
Nini was provided with a bed, TV where she can view what’s happening in the house and a restroom in her new room.
She was also seen dancing around in happiness while taking a tour around her new space.
BBNaija: Cross reveals what could happen to Saga if Nini fails to return
Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemate, Cross has expressed fears that Saga might want to take a voluntary exit if Nini doesn’t come back to the house.
Cross made this known during a conversation with Pere on Wednesday.
Pere had opined that he felt some type of altercation might have happened between Saga and Nini which led to her sudden exit.
He further went on to state that whatever it was that happened, Nini’s sudden exit from the show wasn’t called for.
In response, Cross said that whatever it was that happened can only be explained better by the duo.
According to him, Nini is the only one that knows what Saga might have said to her which made her take the decision she took.
“Nobody was there with them when they had whatever conversation or altercation they might have had.
“Its only Nini that knows what Saga said to her. And from his behavior I feel like he’s feeling bad probably for something he might have said. Whatever it is they are the only ones that know.
“But that guy isn’t in a good state so I fear he might want to take a voluntary exit if she doesn’t come back,” he said.
I’m not perfect, we all make mistakes – 2face Idibia confesses
Nigerian music legend, 2face Idibia has again reacted to the crisis rocking his marriage, claiming he is only human and is prone to mistakes.
We had reported that Annie called the singer out for sleeping over at Pero’s house in the US.
This had caused a disagreement between Annie and Tuface’s family on social media.
Annie also vowed to destroy their marriage, alleging ill-treatment from the Idibia family.
However, in a recent post on his Instagram account on Saturday, the singer said he was striving to become a better person.
He said he was not perfect and no one including him is without mistake.
“I know am not without mistakes neither am I perfect but we keep learning and striving to become the best version of ourselves.
“May the Lord guide all of us and protect our homes,” he wrote.
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