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Minister says Khashoggi killers ‘will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia’

Saudi Arabia will prosecute the suspects in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Riyadh’s foreign minister said Saturday in response to a call by Turkey for their extradition. “On the issue of extradition, the individuals are Saudi nationals. They’re detained in Saudi Arabia, and the investigation is in Saudi Arabia, and they will be prosecuted in Saudi Arabia,” Foreign Minister ...

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#FCDAMustPay: Families in despair, rendered Homeless due to Unlawful Demolition by FCDA!

The Department of Development Control of Federal Capital Development Agency (FCDA) is at it again! This time, they have unlawfully demolished and rendered set of families living in Dutse-Alhaji, a suburb of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja homeless without any form of compensation or refund agreement plan. This horrific development, has in last couple of days, led to the use of ...

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Abuja based Journalist assaulted by CSP Bunu Idris at a peaceful protest!

Another Abuja based journalist, Amadin Uyi has been assaulted and openly threatened by the men of Nigeria Police yesterday at the #JusticeforJamal, a solidarity protest by a group of Nigerian Journalists to the Embassy of Saudi Arabia to get justice and unravel the mystery behind gruesome murder of Saudi-Turkish Journalist, Jamal Khasgoohi in Abuja. Amadin, who is the Abuja Bureau ...

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Nigeria’s Next Big Reform!

Every time you see a building in Nigeria with “This house is not for sale” painted on it, it is a stark and painful reminder about Nigeria’s failure to reform one of the most critical ingredients for economic development in any society. Since 1978 when it came into being, Nigeria’s Land Use Act (LUA) has never been amended – not ...

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Atiku missed his chance in 2007 says ANN Presidential candidate, Olawepo-Hashim

Journalist turned civil rights activist and politician, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim was a prominent figure in the formation and early days of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. He left the party and the country just about the final crisis of the PDP in the Olusegun Obasanjo era to focus on his business cutting across oil and international investments. The Kebbi State ...

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UN Resident Coordinator expresses concern over tragic incidents in Borno, Kaduna States

UN Resident Coordinator, Edward Kallon has expressed deep concern over the tragic incidents in Borno and Kaduna States in the last couple of weeks. In a statement release on the Tuesday 23rd October, he appealed to the Government of Nigeria and security forces in the region to scale up their efforts in protecting the lives of those living within the ...

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A4AI releases 2018 Affordability Report, ADI ranks Nigeria 18th in the World

Alliance for Affordable Internet for All (A4AI), a Web Foundation global coalition working and  advocating for improved and affordable broadband penetration across the developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa has released the 2018 Affordability Report to measure the impact of the advocacy as well as policy changes toward internet accessibility and towards achieving 2030 goal of improved 50 percent broadband penetration ...

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Internet Society, Facebook announce Internet Exchange Points throughout Africa

The Internet Society and Facebook are partnering to expand internet connectivity across Africa. They are aiming to achieve this by developing Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa. Internet Exchange Point is where multiple local and international networks, ISPs and content providers interconnect their networks together to efficiently exchange Internet traffic through an arrangement commonly referred to as Peering. Currently, 42% ...

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Fayose Still In EFCC’s Custody

Former Governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, who reported to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission in Abuja on Tuesday, on the commission’s invitation, is still in its custody. But, the commission has declined comment on the issue, preferring the media await developments on it. Head of Media and Publicity of the commission, Wilson Uwajeren, told News Agency of Nigeria ...

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NLC, TUC threaten to commence strike on Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress have threatened to go on strike on November 6 if the Federal Government fails to take the plight of Nigerian workers more seriously. Specifically, the labour unions said if the upward review of the national minimum wage was not acceded to by the governors and the Federal ...

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