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This is Adekunle Adepeju, the 1st Undergraduate Victim of Police Shooting in Nigeria, he was a second-year Agricultural Science undergraduate of the University of Ibadan.

He was shot dead by the Police on Monday February 1, 1971, during, a police student riot at the University of Ibadan. Some others were wounded. Students were protesting the de-humanizing feeding and welfare conditions of Zik’s Hall in particular, and the entire campus in general.
The Vice-chancellor had invited the police to help contain the students action, which started on Saturday January 30, 1971, when a major confrontation ensued.
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I call it the #BBNaijaExperiment

When Nigerians came together and supported #Laycon, every other thing became a mere distraction

The experiment was conducted inside the Big Brother house, as much as it was done on the bloody streets of social media
Here, Twitter remains D GOAT, D champion - D ultimate leveler where duels were fought & trybes formed out of virtual bloodlines

#BBNaija's decentralized voting allowed online, via mobile apps & SMS votes & collated by Deloitte giving confidence that pples VOTES COUNTED!
After #Laycon won with an unprecedented 60% landslide, A MONUMENTAL CHANGE OCCURRED

It was D realization:

That there's no gladiator without a crowd

That silence is sometimes not a virtue

That 60% of a population below 25 is a formidable firepower more potent than

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On the 27th of June, 1987 in accordance with its article 27(1) the UN Convention against Torture and Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came to force to compel each state party to take effective

administrative, judicial and other measures to prevent acts of torture from being committed within its territory. This was expressly stated in Article 2(2) of the UN Convention.

There is a case of one Kayode Badmus who became partially blind as a result of the conditions under which he was held at the Panic Police Station, Yaba, Lagos State.

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