Demonstrators on Saturday carried a symbolic placard of President Muhammadu Buhari most go as protests exploded in Nigeria
Here are our top stories today. Demonstrators on Saturday carried a symbolic placard of President Muhammadu Buhari most go as protests exploded in Nigeria over the Twitter ban, gargantuan corruption, bad governance, human rights abuses, hunger, and economic hardship across Africa’s most populous nation.
It was June 12, a day Nigerians are supposed to be celebrating democracy but due to bad government majority of Nigerians storm the street to protests against President Buhari’s lead government.
The protest took place In Abuja and mostly across the western part of Nigeria, no one knows if the protest will continue tomorrow being the 13 of June 2021, in a country full of religious worshipers, tomorrow is Sunday and it possible most Nigerians will choose to be in the church worshiping and singing praises to their God and gods
The June 12, 2021, protest, which is taking place across many towns and cities in Nigeria, was organized by some civil society groups and activists with no central leadership.
They come nearly eight months after the #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria in October 2020, and ahead of an explosive 2023 presidential election.
Some of the local news outlets and social media posts suggested that the protests were taking place in the commercial city of Lagos, Ibadan and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, and other major cities and states, including in Oyo state.
Reports said the protesters carried various placards with inscriptions such as “Buhari most go!”, “End impunity in Nigeria”, “Food is costly” and “We must get angry.” Police were said to have arrested many protesters, tear gas also many and taken them to cells across the country.
Tensions have been rising in Nigeria in recent months and just last week, the Nigerian government suspended Twitter, shutting down a key medium Nigerians use to vent their frustration and pain.
Just two days ago, on Thursday, the United States suggested that President Buhari may be turning Nigeria into a dictatorship with his suspension of Twitter and the adoption of other draconian actions in recent weeks.
In other words, things are getting worse in Nigeria and they may continue to worsen in the next two years, and the United States may have to support activists and independent media at home and abroad with funds and other resources to prevent Nigeria from imploding, democracy from dying, and reject the type of autocratic rule being copied from China and Russia.
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