AFRICMIL, companions aid commemorative lecture on #EndSARS, Dele Giwa

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The African Centre for Media and Files Literacy (AFRICMIL), in partnership with Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ), Ample is Ample (EiE) Nigeria, National Consultative Front (NCF), PLAYYA and MILID Foundation will Tuesday, October 19, 2021, aid a commemorative lecture and public presentation of 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 aspects the manner against a more in-depth country.

The occasion, which begins at 10 a.m. at NECA Dwelling on Space A2, Hakeem Balogun Manner, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, is themed: “One 300 and sixty five days After #EndSARS, 35 Years After Dele Giwa and the Quest to Remake Nigeria.”

The #EndSARS advocacy made international headlines final October when younger Nigerians across the country and in major cities round the sector launched into protests against chronic brutality and rights violations by the Nigeria Police Power.

“One yr after the protests and the reprehensible violent response by the Nigerian Military which led to the dying of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos, it’s needed to solid a crucial verify on that incident and inform what lessons have been learnt and what wishes to be done going forward,” Chido Onumah, Coordinator of AFRICMIL, acknowledged in a assertion on behalf of the group.

Seriously, the first-yr remembrance of these protests coincides with the 35th anniversary of the atomize by letter bomb of the well-known journalist, Dele Giwa, editor-in-chief of Newswatch magazine. “It is a measure of the acute dysfunction of the Nigerian narrate that till date, no person has been arrested let on my own introduced to trial for this pass crime,” Mr Onumah notorious.

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All of this and additional together with the rise of separatist agitations which has fuelled the inform for a original direction for the country will most likely be dissected at this occasion that will be chaired by notorious public intellectual, Prof. Pat Utomi. The keynote speaker is the irrepressible human rights attorney and social crusader, Femi Falana. Other speakers embody Richard Akinnola, journalist and executive director, Centre for Free Speech (CFS); Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, founding director, Females Advocates Examine and Documentation Centre; and Lanre Arogundade, journalist and executive director, Global Press Centre (IPC).

On hand furthermore is a panel of discussants that comprises Motunrayo Alaka, Olanrewaju Ogunmefun (Vector), Inibehe Effiong, Rasheedat Adeshina and Femi Adeyeye. Moderator is Anike-Ade Funke Love.

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