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Monday, 6 February 2017

Live Updates: Anti-Government protest kicks off as Nigerians gather in Lagos, Abuja (photos,video)


Nigerians have started to gather at the National Stadium one of the venues of the nationwide protest.
Live Updates: Anti-government protest to start despite police presence
The massive nationwide protest against the federal government today February, 6 wasannounced by music star 2baba Idibia.
The protest was earlier championed by the musician but on Saturday, February 4; he released a video saying he was cancelling the protest due to security concern.
The singer said the protest was never his creation but a call to action to speak up for his people.
In spite of the cancellation, some Nigerians vowed to continue with the protest.
Live Updates: Anti-Government protest kicks off as thousands of Nigerians gather in Lagos, Abuja (photos,video)
In Lagos, the protesters are expected to march from National Stadium in Surulere to the National Theatre, Iganmu, a distance of about four kilometres.
The protest is also set to take place simultaneously in Abuja, Enugu and Port Harcourt, among other major cities.
Naij.com will be bringing you live updates of the protest.
12.12 pm: The former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is at the Unity Fountain, venue of the #IstandwithNigeria protest in Abuja.
Also present at the Lagos protest are Moremi Ojudu daughter to a senior aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Lagos state, Fatai Owoseni and Dolapo Badmus, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Police Command.
In Abuja, Aisha Yesufu of the BringBackOurGirls campaign is speaking at the #IStandWithNigeria protest. She is talking of the need to be respectful all through the protest.
10.40 am: The procession leaves the National Stadium for Ojuelegba under bridge ahead of the march to National Theatre
10.20 am: Charly Boy on his way to join other celebrities at the National Stadium
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
10.14 am: Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore came into the stadium chanting
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore chanting songs at the national stadium
9.32 am: Nollywood actor Baaj Adebule and comedian, Seyilaw are present at the stadium.
Live Updates: Anti-government protest to start despite police presence
Comedian SeyiLaw joins protesters at the National Stadium
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
9.14 am: The Executive Director EiENigeria, Yemi Adamolekun, speaking to media before the protest moves from National Stadium.
9.08 am: Stadium gates were closed but they are now open with more citizens gathering.
9.00 am: Nigerians have started to gather at the stadium to drive home their demands.
8.06 am: About 15 police vehicles have been spotted in the stadium with one armoured tank outside the premises though the protest has not started yet.
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
Live Updates: Nigerians continue nationwide protest at National stadium despite 2baba backing down
8.00 am: Protesters gathered at the national stadium before the march started

Live Updates: Anti-Government protest kicks off as thousands of Nigerians gather in Lagos, Abuja (photos,video)
Live Updates: Anti-Government protest kicks off as thousands of Nigerians gather in Lagos, Abuja (photos,video)


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