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Nigerians are in different ways reacting to Governor Jide Sanwoolu rejecting demands to compensate the Uber driver who was tortured during the EndSARS memorial. This is just a barely a week after his reelection. A Federal High Court in Lagos had on March 14, 2023 ordered the Lagos State Government to pay the sum of N5 Million as compensation to Adedotun Clement, an Uber driver who was severely tortured on October 20, 2021 at the Lekki Toll-Gate during the first EndSARS anniversary. Clement was carrying a passenger to Lagos Mainland when he encountered a gridlock at the Lekki Toll-Gate during a protest to commemorate the first anniversary of EndSARS. He was tortured and pepper-sprayed by officers of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Agency and policemen. READ ALSO: Singer Ayra Starr Speaks Out As She Becomes the First Nigerian Female Artist To Hit 100Million Streams On Spotify The attack on the Uber driver was captured on video and reported by television stations and newspapers, and attracted a nationwide condemnation. Human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, filed a lawsuit against the Lagos State Government and the Nigeria Police Force to seek redress. Following the judgment, Effiong wrote a letter Governor Sanwo-Olu on March 16, 2023 demanding compliance with the judgment. However, the governor refused to act on the demand. The Lagos State Government has now filed an appeal at the Court of Appeal in Lagos against the judgment. In a Notice of Appeal filed on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, but served on Friday, March 23, signed by Dr. Babajide Martins, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, the government said there was no evidence that the Uber driver was tortured. Reacting to the latest development, Vanessaoflagos wrote “Of course, the election is over. He is back to being himself.” Queen_gilbert wrote: He has won elections already. He would see no reasons to pacify the hearts of the youths. Kabs_wignature wrote: He is back to factory settings.

 Super Eagles star, Alex Iwobi, has promised Nigerians that the team will next time do their best and make the country proud following their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, 1-0 shock defeat to Guinea-Bissau on Friday.

Iwobi spoke to the media after Guinea-Bissau defeated Nigeria at the Abuja National Stadium.

Benco news reports that Mama Balde’s first-half goal gave Guinea-Bissau the victory over Nigeria.

Jose Peseiro’s men have now dropped to second position in Group A following the defeat against Guinea-Bissau.


“First and foremost, as players and staff, we know we’ve got to react to this result,” Iwobi told the media after the game.


“All we can do is to improve, and to all the fans, all I can say is that they should stick by us and support us because we give 100% not just for ourselves but also for our nation.

Next time, we’re going to do our best and make the country proud.


“We know we’re privileged to wear the shirt, there are a lot of people who want to be in this position.”


The Everton player added: “I don’t think we played under pressure. Like the coach [Peseiro] said, they scored with the only chance they created in the game.”

Nigeria will now face Guinea-Bissau in the return leg on Monday.

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