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Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by afroniger: 2:19pm On Feb 13
…Police arrest some suspects

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

In compliance with the security directive, organisers of the planned protest scheduled to take place at Lekki-Epe Toll Gate failed to show up as armed policemen are currently patrolling the axis to ensure the safety of lives and property of the citizenry.

However, at about 11 am, some suspects were picked up by the police for loitering without cogent reasons.

About five suspects were arrested and taken into the waiting Black Maria vehicle stationed at the toll gate.

A man who drove in his private car with a placard bearing inscription, ” One Nigeria,” was immediately intercepted by the police and after brief interrogation was whisked into the Black Maria vehicle before taken away to an unknown place. His motion camera was also seized in the process.

Meantime, the state Commissioner for Police, Hakeem Odumosu, responding to the development, assured residents of adequate security of lives and property.

Odumosu, while acknowledging the rights of the people to protest as enshrined in the Nigeria Constitution, but should not debar others from going about their normal businesses.

Recall that two opposing groups, #EndSARS agitators, under the guise of #OccupyLekkiTollGate and another group, #DefendLagos, to hold simultaneously, protest at the toll gate.

In a swift proactive step, Lagos State Government warned the two rival groups to shelve the plan and stay away, as every arrangement has been concluded to prosecute violators.

Also, the state Police Command threatened to deal decisively with any form of protest in the state as the command is ready to arrest and prosecute any violator(s).

The planned protest was in reaction to the Lagos State Judicial Panel’s decision permitting the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to repossess the Lekki Toll Gate which caused a social media storm on Tuesday with two groups threatening counter-protests at the plaza.

Opponents of the panel’s decision, mainly youths, expressed their outrage on Twitter with the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollGate.

They resolved to stage another protest at the tollgate on Saturday, February 13, 2021, from 7 am to ensure that the tollgate remains shut until justice is served to the victims of the Lekki shooting.

Their outrage was matched by proponents of a counter social media campaign with the #DefendLagos and #DemNoBornDemPapaWell.

The promoters lamented that Lagos State witnessed massive destruction of public and private properties during the #EndSARS protests, warning that further protest that will lead to destruction will not be tolerated.

Last November Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu estimated about N1 trillion for the reconstruction and repair of the properties and infrastructure that were vandalised and destroyed by hoodlums during the period of protests which was later hijacked by hoodlums.
https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/02/planned-protest-calm-at-lekkitollgate-as-protesters-comply-with-security-directive/

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by NwaNimo1(m): 2:56pm On Feb 13
Just like dat.....




Indomie Generation sha...

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by SmartPolician: 2:57pm On Feb 13
Nobody should go there and protest.
As far as I am concerned, Nigeria has no solution.
The day we get tired of this shithole, we will unanimously split it.

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Muhylonaire007: 2:57pm On Feb 13
With all the display of force or what did they call it.
It is obvious that this Government can stop insecurity but what do I know, the display of force can only be on peaceful protesters.

Wahala for who still believe in this country, I stopped doing that a long time ago. I am my own government.

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Ovo200: 2:57pm On Feb 13
Never knew Lagos state has a police force as those displayed in lekki tollgate today.

Who can imagine a government ready to dialogue with terrorist but not ready to engage the youth.

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.

Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost….

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men - cries out for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say - do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. …..

Soldiers! don’t give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you - enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts! You don’t hate! Only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don’t fight for slavery! Fight for liberty!

In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” - not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure.

Then - in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will!

Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people! Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness. Soldiers! in the name of democracy, let us all unite!

Transcript of Charlie Chaplin’s Final Speech in The Great Dictator

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by dangotesmummy: 2:57pm On Feb 13
Smh
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by FastLane25(m): 2:57pm On Feb 13
wahala no dey finish for this life..
the youth should just know they Nigerian I in bondage as long as those old kagoos are on the seat of authority
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by oluwasegun007(m): 2:57pm On Feb 13
Naija which way....
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by nairalandankrah: 2:57pm On Feb 13
That rain will soon fall
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by CocoaOla: 2:58pm On Feb 13
I don't support violence

But Nigeria government the masses that are funding your salaries with tax indirect tax and direct tax the masses that voted/employ you to serve them are sufferings

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Ghostrye: 2:58pm On Feb 13
shit of a bull
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by sojayy(m): 2:58pm On Feb 13
Ok
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by spacechuks(m): 2:58pm On Feb 13
Fulani police
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by aralomo1(m): 2:58pm On Feb 13
If you go out to protest again after seeing the number of armed policemen at Lekki tollgate then you're OYO

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by haconjy(m): 2:58pm On Feb 13
At last, our youth are silence by bloody slaves of cows, thugs and animals...

Until when Southern Youths close down down #SouthWest, #SouthSouth, #SouthEast,...I am not seeing any victory....
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by IamWonderful: 2:58pm On Feb 13
Nigeria is a good for nothing country that is why I support secession.

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by tunjazzy966(m): 2:58pm On Feb 13
Bleep NPF
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by blamingthedevil: 2:59pm On Feb 13
God Bless Nigeria Police and Well meaning Nigerians who will not allowed them to be used to cause untold hardships to road users, workers, businesses, pregnant women and law abiding Nigerians in the name of looting-filled, destructio-filled, hatred-filled, drugs-filled, prostitution-filled and clout chasing protests

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Kenzboi1(m): 2:59pm On Feb 13
Hok
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by TSBO: 2:59pm On Feb 13
Looks like the show of force worked.

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by ClassicMan202(m): 2:59pm On Feb 13
But
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by oilking: 2:59pm On Feb 13
Nigeria
#its well
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by kingnono: 3:00pm On Feb 13
May justice be served.

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Cj4charles(m): 3:00pm On Feb 13
Nigeria should be sold at least to China, the money shared. Since the Government don't have sense on how to govern it citizens

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Felabrity: 3:00pm On Feb 13
The Protest has been moved to a new location

Location: 3rd mainland Bridge

Date: 20th of February, 2021



Let's keep the police busy


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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Revolva(m): 3:00pm On Feb 13
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Petyprince: 3:00pm On Feb 13
Good one by the Nigerian police.

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by PVision2020(m): 3:00pm On Feb 13
Proactive

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Monogamy: 3:01pm On Feb 13
Good

The soro soke people are no where to be found .

They can only make noise online

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Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by Princedapace(m): 3:01pm On Feb 13
SmartPolician:
Nobody should go there and protest.
As far as I am concerned, Nigeria has no solution.
The day we get tired of this shithole, we will unanimously split it.


Hahahahhahahahaha. Actually, Nigeria has no solution. No electricity. I just put off my Gen.

As u said, the day we are tired, we will split grin

It is a jungle.
Re: Calm At Lekki Toll Gate As Police Stop Planned Protest by tayebest(m): 3:01pm On Feb 13
Nigeria is in a circus sad

A jungle Nation to say less! angry

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