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Occupy-NASS-protestAccording to reports scores of youths protesting under the Occupy National Assembly platform have taken to the National Assembly complex to air their grievances.

The protesters are demanding the immediate resignation of the Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Recall that Saraki already released a statement informing the general public and the Inspector General of Police on the plan by some politicians to create public disorder (on Tuesday) through a sponsored demonstration. Click here if you missed it.

They are also demanding that the National assembly revisit the “grey areas” identified by President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2016 Budget.

The protesters are also calling on the 36 Senators who received the 36 SUVs to return them or face the wrath of Nigerians.

Daily Trust reports that the protesters marched from the Unity fountain arrived the main entrance of the National Assembly around 11 AM carrying placards that read “Saraki must go” and“Enough is enough”

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Photo Credit: twitter.com/AishaYesufu

29 Comments

  1. kuku

    April 26, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Nigerians and the rented crowd phenomenon, Hunger is real Meeehn

    Please “Storm” Aso Rock

    OCCUPY ASO ROCK,about the current fuel situation (Media outlets have suddenly gone deaf and dumb on this issue) which has persisted for months. Teeenkiu in advance

    • jade

      April 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

      @ commenters

      Chai, naijas complain too much. Saraki is guilty and should just resign. This shouldn’t even be about parties anymore or he’s been targeted bcos he’s not the first. who freaking cares. The fact that there’s even a trial for a corrupt official and naijas marched for him to resign shows that there’s some progress. Those saying they should be marching about fuel scarcity, other things. Take your ass to go march instead of criticizing.

  2. NG

    April 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Good to march against corruption and impunity, but i cannot connect very very well with this march because the manner of this Saraki’s trial is way beyond what we had all hoped for as cleasning of our land from the demon of corruption.

    The trial appears so vindictive and targeted that if one is not careful, one will find sympathy for Saraki and others like him.

    This kind of march is actually needed for the greatest threat to Nigerian unity- the impunity with which Fulani herdsmen are collaboratively working with terrorists to inavade our communities while all and our leaders wring our hands in helplessness.

    Nigeria can survive a corrupt Saraki and his ilks today and live to breath air of sanity, but cannot survive ethnic or religious war that can result from the present kind of destructive collaborative efforts of herdsmen and religious killers. It only takes one community of persons rising up against this impunity that elicits deafning silence from the presidency and its security organs, except the DSS falsely stoking ethnic embers when the murderers were said to have been retaliated against.

    Fairness is needed in the land else you lose many in whatever war against the ills you are fighting against. Typical African nation, justice and fairness and morality dispensed evenly is a fairytale. Result? No truly progressing African country that we can boast of today and still expect that boast to hold tomorrow.

    • Willymeke

      April 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Did he committee the offence? As a law maker, did he not know that operating foreign account while in the office is an offense? How is he being persecuted? Is it true that he did not declared all his assets when he knew he should?

    • morolake

      April 27, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Na wa for this your grammar o uncle willymeke. It is well.

    • molarah

      April 27, 2016 at 1:45 am

      Then go and start your own protest rally now, abi? You that you are sitting in your house pressing phone/laptop and playing armchair critic, who are you helping? If you have a pet cause, take the initiative and fight for it. Don’t come and hijack another valid protest with your mouth.

    • dazzy

      April 27, 2016 at 8:52 am

      Valid? Valid ? Valid ? VALID…Issorait o!

    • nnenne

      April 27, 2016 at 1:45 am

      Now, someone is finally speaking my language. .FAIRNESS!

    • Damilola

      April 28, 2016 at 11:32 pm

      “Nigerians can survive a corrupt official like Saraki and others like him”. Your mentality is distorted. Nigerians like you fear change, they complain the most bit once solution is presented, they start singing a different note. Corruption is Nigeria’s biggest problem and has set the country 20 yrs backward. It’s not ethnic neither is it religion war bcos corruption doesn’t know any war or tribalism, everybody on top is doing it. The only people who will pity Saraki and feel like he’s been targeted don’t understand justice and want Nigeria to continue in such dysfunctionality. It has to start from somewhere and someone.

  3. keke driver

    April 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    Blah blah blah, Nigerian politicians just have NO SHAME, if this were a developed country, these dudes wouldn’t even need to protest.

    • Johnny

      April 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      No keke.. Nigerian Youths have no Shame!!!!
      people are dying in Enugu and other places, Nepa/whatever they call themselves nowadays, is doing shoki on your meters, salaries are the new privileges, fuel is the new gold, your standard of education is at sea level, unemployment is competing with the burj khalifa building for highest things in the world, yet we youths are going to do pro saraki vs pro occupy NASS.
      So no.. its not the politicians that lack sense… its us the youths that have no shame…

  4. FasholasLover

    April 26, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Saraki is a criminal – sure. But, If this is not properly managed, this democracy might just go up in smoke. The masses are already disgruntled. I hope this does not become aduma do body. My Warfi peeps will understand.

    • Waffi wa dooh

      April 26, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      Hahaha ha aduma do body. Warri no dey carry last. Last last na bracket

  5. hmm

    April 26, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Very good. This is long overdue

  6. Feyi

    April 26, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Welcome Protesters! we have been expecting you people since last week Tuesday. *Sarakimustgo

  7. GANNY OGUNSHAKIN

    April 26, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Bukola Saraki your time is up. Tender your resignation papers now. We, your fellow Nigerians will gladly accept your resignation. Act like you’ve got some sence left inside that block head of yours. Nigeria does not need a criminal like you to lead our Senate.. You broke the law, got caught, Accept your punishment and move on. you are a pathological liar, who in spite of all the indisputable evidences against you, Still continue to believe your political enemies were out to get you. You can believe whatever you want to believe. We know who you are. ” A liar, and a thief”. Time for you to go to jail.

  8. jwezeee

    April 26, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Nigerians and their misplaced priorities.. Saraki isn’t going any were!!! There is fuel scarcity, fulani’s killing people, boko haram, the exchange rate and your own is SUV’s …we all know that Saraki has always had issued with his party APC..so this is just cheap politics playing out.

    • molarah

      April 27, 2016 at 1:47 am

      Really? Cheap politics? Meaning you are comfortable with this embarrassment of a Senate President? Just confess you are a relative of his…

    • Ijebujesha

      April 27, 2016 at 3:21 am

      I am no relative of Saraki and Saraki is a thief just like Tinubu is a biggger thief. Tinubu should keave Saraki alone, he has the VP slot, Ministers-Finance and others, FIRS Chairman..what else does he want? This is not anti-corruption anything. This is Jagagbaun abi weting you deyy call am trying to deal with Saraki.There are better issues to protest against.harsh economy, fuel, Fulani murderers…..pathetic sponsored youths.

  9. Tee

    April 26, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Nwaaboshi shame on you, youth leader that organised ‘meruwa’ and ‘gala seller’ last week, big shame on you. To all your supporters on BN, how market? Shame on you and your generation. People are clamouring for justice whether it be thiefnubu, Atuku, IBB and baba Iyabo that is caught stealing. Some loosers here will continue to support evil and calling it witch hunt. Let whoever is caught pay the consequences. I don’t care! Stop defending evil! No be only Saraki, plus the jobless senators that are marking register in court and defending him blindly. They are the ones behind the budget delay and sabotage. They only care for their families and colleagues not Nigerians. They are not worthy to represent the people. We should fight for a parliamentary system, we no need these blood sucking demons called senators.

  10. Somebody

    April 26, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    All i want to ask is how much where you people paid?

    • Mz Socially Awkward....

      April 26, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Honestly.

      Look at all the matching face caps and tshirts, obviously fresh out the print press for this one purpose… And we’re meant to believe that unemployed youths with little to zero income, decided to spend their limited Naira just so they could look coordinated enough to stand and shout in front of the NASS gates? Your financial backer needs to go to a university campus to learn tips for what an actual Nigerian youth protest looks like…. Haggard Frustration will be staring you in the face from their kain level of vex.

      These politicians must think the onlooking Nigerians are stupid as they are.

  11. Drknite

    April 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    It’s too hot for this mess.

  12. Benny

    April 26, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    Haha! Bella Naija has gotten their own “phone call”. This SPONSORED PROTEST was a flop. Shame on Nigerian youths.
    BN better post my comment

  13. oyeyemi

    April 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Saraki must go

  14. oyeyemi

    April 26, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    Saraki must go….m

  15. Tulli

    April 27, 2016 at 12:28 am

    And some of you are in the protest because you’ve not been able to get any thing decent to do. No jobs , no fuel, herdsmen unleashed. life is just hard in Naija and the best you can do is march against Saraki. Pls if Saraki resigns how will that better your life. I am sick of this country. See why the black man is behind.

  16. Lami

    April 27, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Eyaa na hunger oh. Nigerians are suffering. Things are so hard. Me set follow dey ask -how much were they paid ??

  17. alexandra

    April 27, 2016 at 2:33 am

    crazy lunatics y didn’t dey storm aso rock for increase in everything in Nigeria, garri which used to b d food for d poor has suddenly become food for the rich, d poor masses are dying of hunger no money everything has doubled price in d market even chewing gum n u r asking saraki to resign did u put him dia? how about d beast of a president who kips touring d world instead of performing d duties he was voted for? and den d miserable priest mbaka who told us dat buhari is god sent, he is yet 2tell us d god he serves cuz d God I serve will not kill all Nigerians with starvation. dias no good in buhari he is a waste and a vegetable that cannot think idiots.

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