Saturday, 25 May 2013
PHOTONEWS: Group Holds First Anniversary Lecture to Commemorate
‘J9C’, coded to read 'January 9th Collection today commemorated last year’s nationwide Occupy Nigeria Protest through a public lecture.
The public lecture, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Lagos was delivered by a former Lagos State Governorship aspirant, Mr. Jimi Agbaje and had
in attendance some Nigerian entertainers and activists.
January 2012 became historic for Nigerians due to to the resistance from the once sleepy Nigerian populace to the abrupt withdrawal of fuel subsidy by President Goodluck Jonathan. Some Nigerians at the event today say the early part of 2012 remains indelible in their memory.
The "Occupy Nigeria" protests saw the largest mass protest ever in the history of mass action in Nigeria. Some of the protesters were killed by men of the Nigerian police force and justice is yet to be served to the victims.