Rights group slams detention of journalists in Nigeria

The Human Rights Watch campaign group on Tuesday denounced the growing harassment of the media and a “climate of fear” created by security agencies in Nigeria as two journalists face court. The recent arrests of several reporters and activists in Nigeria highlight a disturbing trend towards repression of freedom of expression, the group said in a statement. “Throwing reporters in ...

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TStv Announces Its Comeback, But Maybe We Shouldn’t Take them Seriously Just Yet

Nigerian direct-to-air broadcast service, TStv seems to be a making a comeback. In a recently-released letter, the company’s CEO, Mr. Bright Echefu, declared that “I am happy to inform Nigerians that TStv is back, live and direct.” Of course, the broadcast company never went anywhere; it launched last year but simply failed to deliver its product after setting more than three deadlines for itself last year. ...

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Oyo State Government owns up to the demolition of Fresh FM Building, Counters Lawyers Defence

The Oyo State Government on Monday countered its own lawyer’s defence that it did not know anything about the Sunday dawn demolition of an N800m structure belonging to the ace musician, Yinka Ayefele. After several denials, the government on Monday argued that due process was followed in the demolition of the Music House belonging to the popular musician. It also ...

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The Desperate Agenda of an Evil Tyrant by Femi Fani Kayode

An estwhile Nigeria’s Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has once again shared his thoughts concerning the government of the day and the supposed rulling party, APC amidst political hullabaloo and tension across the country towards 2019 elections. Read his thoughts below: Much has been brewing in the circles of power of our nation in recent weeks. Permit me to share just some ...

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Repair Fresh FM Building or Face Legal Action, SERAP warns Ajimobi

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Governor, Oyo State requesting him to “immediately halt all further eviction and demolition of Fresh FM building and to show full respect for the safety and dignity of residents and owner of Fresh FM. We also urge you to immediately begin repairs of the Fresh FM ...

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The Bola Ahmed Tinubu Rhetoric: My Response, by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki

Nigeria’s Senate President, Bukola Saraki has finally responded to the recent insinuations coming from some of the APC stalwarts and supporters headed by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, following his defection saga from the supposed Rulling Party, APC to the opposition party, PDP. Read his response below: I have always restrained from joining issues in the media with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu ...

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Atiku, at Eid-el-Kabir, charges Muslims on love, tolerance

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has advised Muslims across the country to take the center stage in promoting and spreading love among fellow Nigerians in order to consolidate our unity. Atiku, who made the call in his Sallah message to Muslims to mark the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebration, said religion should be used as a means to advance the ...

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‘Lagos isn’t the third most dangerous city to live in the world’ – Falana

Mr Femi Falana, A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has said that he does not believe in the report that Lagos State was the third most dangerous city to live in the world. Falana debunked the report on Sunday evening during the investiture of Mr Kayode Opeifa, the former Commissioner for Transport in Lagos State as the President of Rotary ...

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Insurance inclusion policy for 40m adults in rural communities

The traction in the insurance industry remains undaunted and the recent upsurge in policy directions has proved it. Just after the unveiling of a three-tiered recapitalisation plan for the industry, the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) explained that it has already mapped out development strategies that would accommodate about 40.1 million adults in the rural areas that are excluded from any ...

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Six killed as Boko Haram attack in Borno State!

At least six people were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a village in northeast Nigeria, burning houses and looting food supplies, a local militia leader and residents said on Sunday. Boko Haram militants arrived in trucks at Mairari village, 10 kilometres (six miles) from the garrison town of Monguno in Borno state, on Saturday evening, firing guns and rocket-propelled ...

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