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Minister of Youths and Sports development urged popular Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, to stop mass action scheduled to protest the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

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The minister of Youths and Sports development, Sunday Dare, on Monday night urged popular Nigerian singer, Naira Marley, to stop mass action scheduled to protest the excesses of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

In the past 72 hours, many Nigerian celebrities have lent their voices to the campaign for the total dissolution of the police unit.

This is owing to reported cases of extra-judicial killings, extortion, harassment and other vices perpetrated by the operatives.

Following the agitations on social media, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, banned some police units, including SARS from operating on the roads.

Meanwhile, Nigerians seem to be unsatisfied with the ban because similar restrictions and the disbandment of the police unit announced before Sunday have not been implemented.

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Naira Marley, during an Instagram live session on his official handle on Monday, opposed calls to disband SARS. Instead, he called for a protest.

The 26-year-old argued that ending SARS is not the problem just because of a ‘‘few bad eggs’’.

‘‘I don’t think EndSARS is the problem. It’s not about EndSARS, what are you talking about EndSARS? If you end SARS, the police are going to shoot or someone else with a gun is still going to shoot,” he said.

“You need to stop the shooting, it’s not about ending SARS. Like to be honest, there are actually a lot of SARS that are actually doing their work. Not all police are bad.”

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On Monday evening, he announced that the protest will start from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

“So 9am tomorrow we move. 2nd toll gate

Peaceful protest No vandalism, no fights and no stealing,” he wrote via his official twitter account.

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Pastor Sam Adeyemi responds to Adekunle Gold’s tweet to offer him beer

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Pastor Sam Adeyemi’s support for the call to disband the Special Anti-Robery Squad recently had Adekunle Gold wishing he could buy him a drink.

The singer and new dad took to his Twitter page to express his desire to get the man of God a ‘cold bottle of beer’.

He wrote:

Oloun, i for five Pastor Sam one cold beer but..”

EndSARS: Pastor Sam Adeyemi drops hilarious response after Adekunle Gold offered him 'cold beer'
The pastor is among the few religious leaders lending their voices to the movement. Photo credit: @adekunlegold, @Saharareporters

The pastor’s response, however, came with humour and a bit of wittiness.

He tweeted:

“Ah! AG. Lead us not into temptation o Rolling on the floor laughing. How chilled is it? No, don’t worry Rolling on the floor laughing. Thanks a lot!”

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The post which has since gone viral left many Nigerians amused with some egging the singer on about getting the alcoholic beverage.

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Recall the Daystar Christian Centre pastor condemned firing of teargas at EndSARS protesters by the police on Saturday, October 10.

The man of God, who took to his Twitter page to react to the development, urged the youths to continue to speak and change the warped system that has caused a lot of damages in the country.

Pastor Adeyemi also called on the government and the police to listen to the voice of the people by disbanding the Special Anti-Robbery Squad as a courageous commitment to change.

In other news, two Nigerian ladies have gone viral online after photos of their interesting placards about their future husbands was captured on camera.

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It is no news that the call for the disbandment of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad means different things to different people and photos from the ongoing nationwide protests is proof.

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Juice wrld mother pens down heartfelt letter

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Juice wrld mother Carmela Wallace penned an open letter about her late son’s “struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression” to mark World Mental Health Day 2020.

In the letter, Wallace writes of her son Jarad “Juice WRLD” Higgins, “I think he felt comfortable being honest with me because I never judged him. I recognized that what Jarad was dealing with was a disease and I know he truly wanted to be free from the demons that tormented him. As a parent, I believed early on and supported Jarad having access to counseling. I encouraged him to always share his feelings.”

Wallace also revealed that she has established a new website, Live Free 999, in the hopes that it will be “a resource to those that are struggling.”

“My message to the parents and children is simple. You do not have to suffer alone. You do not have to be ashamed of your mental health struggles. There is help. There is a way out,” Wallace continued. “If we can help even one Mother and their son or daughter through our work here, Jarad’s death will have meaning and his positive, loving, creative spirit will endure.”

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Jarad and I were always close. We liked to play pinball together. We had long conversations about his future and about the world in general. But like any mother and son, we had our issues. Jarad came from a family where academics were the highest priority, so I wanted him to focus on school, but he was always more interested in music. His teachers would often tell me that he was extremely gifted, but that he was always focused on his music. I’d often find him in the studio in the afternoon, pursuing his dream. He was laser-focused. In the end, Jarad won the battle and I agreed to let him take a year off after high school to work on his own music and his vision as Juice WRLD. When his career took off, I left my job in quality management to join his team. Juice wrld recorded music every day, in every city he found himself in. He amassed literally hundreds and hundreds of songs. The lyrics and melodies all made from his beautiful mind.

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Juice wlrd and I often had frank discussions about his struggles with addiction, anxiety and depression. I think he felt comfortable being honest with me because I never judged him. I recognized that what Jarad was dealing with was a disease and I know he truly wanted to be free from the demons that tormented him. As a parent, I believed early on and supported Jarad having access to counseling. I encouraged him to always share his feelings.

I have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love following the loss of my son juice wrld. His loving spirit which is communicated through his music has touched so many people. I launched Live Free 999 so that perhaps his death could mean something for other mothers whose sons and daughters are dealing with the same kinds of issues that my son struggled with.

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My message to the parents and children is simple. You do not have to suffer alone. You do not have to be ashamed of your mental health struggles. There is help. There is a way out.

On Mental Health Day 2020, I have launched a new website LiveFree999.org in the hopes that it will be a resource to those that are struggling. If we can help even one Mother and their son or daughter through our work here, Juice wrlds death will have meaning and his positive, loving, creative spirit will endure.

Sincerely,

Ms. Carmela Wallace

Juice wrlds mother

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Don Jazzy joins in Nationwide protest against the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)

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Don Jazzy joins in Nationwide protest against the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) FLLIQQA

Don Jazzy joins in Nationwide protest against the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS)

Nigerian music executive, Don Jazzy has joined the league of Nigerian celebrities who are storming the streets of the country to lend their voices on the #EndSARS campaign.

The #EndSARS protest began some days back with a lot of Nigerian youths hitting the streets in their respective locations to push for the end of infamous Nigerian Police Force unit, SARS.

Celebrities like Falz, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Toke Makinwa and more have been spotted on the streets of Lagos joining forces with other youths to get the attention of the government so as to bring an end to the infamous police division.

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MAVINs music record label executive, Don Jazzy joins protest following in the campaign as he took to the streets of Lagos to protest.

In a video he made of himself, the music producer is heard saying “they think we’re joking but we are not“.

Don Jazzy, as he is fondly called is from Isoko in Delta State. His mother is an Igbo princess from Abia state and his father is an origin of the Isoko people. He was born in Umuahia, Abia State. His family moved to Ajegunle, Lagos where Ajereh was raised

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