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11th-Jan-1Lokoja, Kogi State, 11th Jan 2012 - Photo via Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale

Report by Adepeju Mabadeje
Nigerian Lawyer and advocate for the rights of women and children 

11th January 2012

Crowds have doubled and we have gained more energy!

The deaths have only made our collective will stronger. Instructions by the head of service in Niger state for workers to return to work today were met by violent demonstration.

Today in Lagos Muslim and Christian leaders came out with a common voice. I'm getting closer to the Nigeria of my dreams...

For the very first time in my adult years, I see Nigerians agreeing on something without bringing in the issue of religion or tribe.

I have never seen Nigerians this united in my life! Everyone defied govt orders to return to work or risk none payment today.