Media laws amendment bills unconstitutional attempt to criminalise freedom of expression – Falana

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr Femi Falana, in this interview with Samson Folarin, urges media professionals to mobilise public support against the proposed amendments of the National Broadcasting Commission Act and the Nigerian Press Council Act. How do you perceive the proposed amendments of the NBC Act and NPC Act? The timing is totally […]

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Twitter suspension a hard decision – Mohammed

alleges 476 online platforms working against government The Federal Government said yesterday that  placing Twitter on an indefinite suspension  was a hard decision to take because of its importance as information dissemination and business channel. It also restated that  476 online media outlets were working hard to pull down the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Minister of […]

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Afenifere, Ohanaeze, PANDEF insist on restructuring ahead talks with ACF

President Muhammadu Buhari Two major socio-political groups in the North-Central, the Middle Belt Forum and the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union, have dissociated themselves from the pan-northern association, the Arewa Consultative Forum. The MBF and SOKAPU, in separate interviews on Thursday, said although they were not opposed to the ACF’s planned meeting with southern groups, they […]

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House summons Amaechi, NPA management over N166b, others

The House of Representatives has summoned the Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi and the management of the Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) over the N166,685,929,000 revenue that accrued to the authority as at December 31, 2016 but was not properly captured in the statement of account of the agency. They are also to explain the cost of […]

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Dangote bags Cameroon’s second highest national honour

President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote has received the highest civilian honour in Cameroon – the Commander of the National Order of Valour – from the President of the Republic, Paul Biya. According to Biya, the landmark honour was conferred on the business mogul in recognition of his efforts in infrastructural […]

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77% vaccine doses administered in 10 countries – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that 77 per cent of all vaccine doses are being administered in just 10 countries. It indicated that since February 4, 2021, more people have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 than those that have been confirmed to have been infected since the beginning of the epidemic. It decried […]

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Senate begins final push for PIB passage next week

says it won’t consider frivolous loan request The National Assembly will debate the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) on Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan told State House reporters yesterday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He also said that a supplementary budget request by the Executive and the Electoral […]

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Defence chief, IPOB, others knock Gumi on banditry

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Leo Irabor has described as ‘preposterous,’ an allegation by Islamic Cleric Ahmad Abubakar that security agencies were conniving with bandits to perpetrate crime in the country. Also, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) dismissed as ridiculous, Gumi’s  claim  that its members and the  Eastern Security Network (ESN) kill Northerners. Another group, […]

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