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Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by dre11(m): 7:41am On Nov 15
Eighty-one professors of African Studies, both Nigerians and non-Nigerians, have written a letter to the United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, seeking sanctions, including travel ban, for those responsible for the shooting of unarmed protesters at the Lekki tollgate area of Lagos on October 20.

In their letter dated November 13, 2020, the dons urged specific policy actions in response to the #EndSARS movement in Nigeria from the incoming Biden/Harris administration.

The dons specifically wrote to the Biden-Harris Transition Team, chaired by Ted Kaufman, and co-chaired by Anita Dunn, Cedric Richmond, Michelle Lujan Grisham, and Jeffrey Zients.

The professors who signed the letter include Carl LeVan, American University; Chiedo Nwankwor, Johns Hopkins-SAIS; Patrick Ukata, Halsik Group; Rita “Kiki” Edozie, University of Massachusetts – Boston; and Olufemi Vaughan, Amherst College.

Others are John Campbell, Council on Foreign Relations; Steve Feldstein, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome, Brooklyn College – CUNY; Onwubiko Agozino, Virginia Tech; Matthias Chika Mordi, Johns Hopkins – SAIS; Brandon Kendhammer, Ohio University; Omolade Adunbi, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor; and Shobana Shankhar, Stony Brook, SUNY.


The letter read in part, “We, therefore, urge the United States to: Use the authority granted under the Global Magnitsky Act to place targeted sanctions, including asset freezes and travel bans, on politicians, officials and other Nigerians implicated in recent human rights abuses. These incidents should include but not be limited to the ‘Lekki Toll Gate Massacre’, various attacks on protestors since October 8, and other abuses of Nigerians engaged in peaceful free speech activities.

The scholars also sought the suspension of security assistance and military sales to the Nigeria Police Force and security forces implicated in or broadly culpable for violence utilised against #EndSARS protesters “until the Buhari administration fully complies with relevant laws and policies to ensure accountability for human rights violations.”


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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Ade3131: 7:43am On Nov 15
Interesting


Modified:

Like seriously, Festus commentus en Nairalando

Lala and co, how we dey celebrate my first to comment?

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by RedNStripes(f): 7:44am On Nov 15
Interesting

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by MickzyDonald: 7:45am On Nov 15
This is BETTER grin

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by modsfucker: 7:46am On Nov 15
Always looking up to their almighty US to come to their rescue, forgetting that the US also has its own internal problems to deal with.

If not that these so called Nwankor Professor is so dull, what does the US stand to gain by intervening in endsars protest matter? America only pursue its interests and nothing more.

That's the lowest low one can stoop.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Macphenson: 7:48am On Nov 15
Interesting

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Redoil: 7:48am On Nov 15
most of our stolen wealth were been invested in the USA which is making their economy grow.

i wonder how they will ban tinubu oshiomole et all abacha comes to mind

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Lawgod247: 7:50am On Nov 15
Ok
Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Amotolongbo(f): 7:50am On Nov 15
modsfucker:
Always looking up to their almighty US to come to their rescue, forgetting that the US also has its own internal problems to deal with.

If not that these so called Nwankor Professor is so dull, what does the US stand to gain by intervening in endsars protest matter? America only pursue its interests and nothing more.

That's the lowest low one can stoop.
Since we could look up to them for financial assistance without minding the problem they are dealing with, nothing stops us from requesting for punitive assistance

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by ThatFairGuy: 7:52am On Nov 15
Nice one!

But if it's other way round, after the investigation has been carried out and there was no massacre, THOSE THAT SPREAD RUMOURS AND INCITED THE AFTERMATH CALAMITIES (CARNAGE AND KILLINGS) SHOULD RECEIVE THIS TREATMENT.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Davash222(m): 7:53am On Nov 15
Am I the only one who gets infuriated with this Travel ban of a thing?

Like, shouldn’t there be another punishment aside this travel ban? America is not Heaven! It’s time we liberate ourselves from this inferiority complex.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Racoon(m): 7:58am On Nov 15
Good one! Sanity & respect for human rights/rule of law must be restored into our democratic process and journey

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Oluwasaeon(m): 8:00am On Nov 15
modsfucker:
Always looking up to their almighty US to come to their rescue, forgetting that the US also has its own internal problems to deal with.

If not that these so called Nwankor Professor is so dull, what does the US stand to gain by intervening in endsars protest matter? America only pursue its interests and nothing more.

That's the lowest low one can stoop.
Cry

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by capitalzero: 8:01am On Nov 15
modsfucker:
Always looking up to their almighty US to come to their rescue, forgetting that the US also has its own internal problems to deal with.

If not that these so called Nwankor Professor is so dull, what does the US stand to gain by intervening in endsars protest matter? America only pursue its interests and nothing more.

That's the lowest low one can stoop.

you guys are happy that biden won, but you forget to understand that Democrats are leftists and love interfering in affairs of developing nations.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by capitalzero: 8:03am On Nov 15
ThatFairGuy:
Nice one!

But if it's other way round, after the investigation has been carried out and there was no massacre, THOSE THAT SPREAD RUMOURS AND INCITED THE AFTERMATH CALAMITIES (CARNAGE AND KILLINGS) SHOULD RECEIVE THIS TREATMENT.

Do you think those scholars are dumb? They have their facts .

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Fahdiga(m): 8:23am On Nov 15
Those involved will never go unpunished. blood of the victims are crying for justice

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by chariisGRACE(m): 8:32am On Nov 15
The number one person that should be on that list is Buhari. Because as the GCFR, without his approval the #LekkiShooting would be unimaginable.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by modsfucker: 9:10am On Nov 15
Oluwasaeon:

Cry

That best fit the petitioners, they're the ones crying foul.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by modsfucker: 9:11am On Nov 15
capitalzero:


you guys are happy that biden won, but you forget to understand that Democrats are leftists and love interfering in affairs of developing nations.

I don't fvcking care about America and its politics, and I cannot stoop so low to call on them to come to my aid no matter the situation.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Liposure(m): 9:37am On Nov 15
Biden is busy at the moment

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by shegzhkn: 9:40am On Nov 15
Lol.

Vice President Harris will act swiftly and definitely.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by BigSarah(f): 9:48am On Nov 15
Lame

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by Ibadansun1: 9:56am On Nov 15
Davash222:
Am I the only who gets infuriated with this Travel ban of a thing?

Like, shouldn’t there be another punishment aside this travel ban? America is not Heaven! It’s time we liberate ourselves from this inferiority complex.
Many of our useless leaders will rather be banished from Nigeria than having a travel ban handed to them by America.
.
Many of them have business links in America.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by ivolt: 10:01am On Nov 15
Amotolongbo:
Since we could look up to them for financial assistance without minding the problem they are dealing with, nothing stops us from requesting for punitive assistance
Loan or aids are not assistance, they are business.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by peacekante: 10:02am On Nov 15
My issue with all these petition is if the international body will act. The fact that the Army actually said here that they didn't fire live Amunition at the protesters leaves little to be desired.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc1nk2rkI7o

At the End, I just hope all the truth come out

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by MusaChukwudi: 10:13am On Nov 15
Racoon:
Good one! Sanity & respect for human rights/rule of law must be restored into our democratic process and journey

Local man syndrome dey worry you. Ignoramus people of Nigeria. ICC and the international community (and other worthy institutions) make EVIDENCE-based decisions.

We have so far seen no evidence of your audio massacre.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by fourboys: 10:13am On Nov 15
Nice move
Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by MusaChukwudi: 10:15am On Nov 15
capitalzero:


Do you think those scholars are dumb? They have their facts .

Let them present those facts to the judicial commission. Rada rada that will go nowhere!

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by JAMO84: 10:22am On Nov 15
81 Profs falling for audio massacre. Power of fake news.

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by OfficialAwol(m): 10:24am On Nov 15
modsfucker:
Always looking up to their almighty US to come to their rescue, forgetting that the US also has its own internal problems to deal with.

If not that these so called Nwankor Professor is so dull, what does the US stand to gain by intervening in endsars protest matter? America only pursue its interests and nothing more.

That's the lowest low one can stoop.

Na only Nwankwo you see abi?

You no see Olufunke and Majuoba abi?

Typical of you guys. You leave the truth to chase shadows.

But las las, shebi you don't have a different filling station where you buy your fuel and a different market where you buy your onions.

Una go get sense

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Re: Lekki Shooting: 81 Dons Write Biden, Seek Travel Ban For Culpable Officials by OfficialAwol(m): 10:27am On Nov 15
MusaChukwudi:


Local man syndrome dey worry you. Ignoramus people of Nigeria. ICC and the international community (and other worthy institutions) make EVIDENCE-based decisions.

We have so far seen no evidence of your audio massacre.

You and who is "we"?

You would have been shown evidence of the shooting and massacre if you counted in the scheme of things.

If you haven't seen any evidence, it means you count for nothing.

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