Obamuwagun, ex NUJ VP, to be installed Olumoru Dec 21

By Banji Ayoola An ex National Vice President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, and the Olumoru elect, Prince Oluwarotimi Obamuwagun will be formally installed as the Olumoru of Imoru in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday, December 21. This was announced in Akure, the state capital by a former Group […]

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El-Rufai at Ajasin colloquium recommends how to rebuild Nigeria

By Banji Ayoola Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el Rufai today called for elite consensus on five key points to galvanise the socioeconomic and political development of Nigeria. He spoke in Akure the Ondo state capital at this year’s edition of the Michael Adekunle Ajasin Colloquium. The colloquium was organised by the Ajasin Foundation to […]

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Sani urges UN, EU sanctions against those threatening democracy in Nigeria

Human rights activist and pro-democracy crusader, Senator Shehu Sani, has urged the United Nations and the European Union (EU) to immediately impose visa sanction and other restrictions against President Muhammadu Buhari and elements under his government for undermining democracy in the country. According to him, if the current trend is allowed to continue it would […]

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Hate speech: Babangida cautions on gagging press

says Nigerians can’t be muzzled NUJ vows to resist hate speech bill, other obnoxious laws Former Military President, Gen Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (rtd) has cautioned those trying to gag the press through the hate speech bill to desist declaring that“Nigerians cannot be muzzled.” He stated this in Minna, Niger State on Wednesday while receiving the […]

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Buhari commends Fedpolel at maiden convocation

By Banji Ayoola “I want to commend and congratulate the Governing Council and Management of the Polytechnic for sharing and executing the vision of Government. With what I have seen today, I confirm that the pioneer leadership of this promising institution has laid a very solid academic, physical and infrastructural foundation for this Polytechnic. I […]

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Why INEC must postpone November 30 Kogi West rerun poll – Dino Melaye

Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Kogi West senatorial election, Dino Melaye, has called for the postponement of the supplementary election scheduled for November 30. Melaye made the call while addressing newsmen at the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja on Wednesday, where he had gone to submit another petition on the election. […]

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Appeal court constitutes election petitions tribunal for Kogi governorship poll

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, has constituted Governorship and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal to handle petitions from the November 16 Kogi governorship election. This was disclosed in a statement signed by secretary of the tribunal, Mr. Umar Abubakar; and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lokoja. […]

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Senate suspends NDDC budgets, demands board

• Why forensic audit is crucial, by Akpabio• Lawmakers may pass appropriation bill next week The crisis rocking the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) became messier yesterday as the Senate resolved to await the inauguration of the board members before working on the commission’s 2019 and 2020 budgets proposal as submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari. […]

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47 groups ask Nigeria, others to drop ‘anti-people’ hate speech legislation

A coalition of 47 organisations has urged African countries contemplating fake news and hate speech laws including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroon and The Gambia to drop policies and legislations that could affect their citizen’s freedom of opinion and expression. “We hereby call on the respective policy-making institutions and agencies in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gambia, Nigeria, and other […]

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