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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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Arrested Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe released!

Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe arrested by Nigerian Police force on Tuesday has been released. Ogundipe was freed on Friday after he was granted bail by magistrate Abdulwahab Mohammed of the Kubwa Grade 1 Magistrate Court in Kubwa, Abuja. Premium Times said Ogundipe was held for publishing a report sent to acting president Yemi Osinbajo by the inspector general of ...

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Ozekhome condemns Premium Times reporter’s detention, SERAP writes UN

An advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights, and Accountability Project has written to the United Nations over the arrest and detention of a reporter with online medium, Premium Times, Samuel Ogundipe, by the police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. This was as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, condemned the arrest and detention of the journalist, describing it as a re-enactment of ...

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Detained Journalist, Jones Abiri Freed After 2 years in DSS Custody

Jones Abiri, the Bayelsa based journalist detained for over two years by the Department for State Service, DSS has been released. The journalist was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions, his lawyer said. Mr Abiri was detained by the State Security Service for two years without trial over allegations he was linked to armed militancy in ...

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Hyundai, Studio 24 Partner to launch first ever Standing Competition “Last Man Standing”!

The Star Prize in collaboration with Studio 24 – Top Photography studio in Abuja, Hyundai and other top brands such as Hard Rock Cafe, GGTV and PHEP have officially unveiled the first ever standing competition “Last Man Standing” in Nigeria. The first Annual Last Man Standing Competition which has been set to hold nationwide in major cities in Nigeria with ...

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CDD Condemn the Arrest and Detention of Samuel Ogundipe of the Premium Times

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) condemn in strong terms the detention of Samuel Ogundipe of the Premium Times. This case again points to the intolerance and clamp down on the media, thoughts and fundamental rights by the Nigerian Police Force (NPF). The constant attempt to intimidate journalist to cover the truth, against the oath of speaking, search and ...

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Abuja Social Justice Advocate and Media Guru, Bernard Ekobay sets to walk down aisle

Bernard Ekobay, a Development Advocate and Media guru based in Abuja will be signing the dotted lines with his long time girlfriend, Judith on 18th of August in Maitama, Abuja. Benard who did the introduction and engagement earlier this year will be finalising the last leg of the wedding ceremony by exchanging the marital vows proper in church this Saturday. ...

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Breaking: IGP Complies With Presidential Directive To Overhaul SARS!

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has within hours complied with the directive of the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, to overhaul the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police. Idris has gone ahead to renamed SARS to Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and appointed a new Commissioner of Police to supervise the unit. Hours earlier, Osinbajo had ...

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Nutrition experts recommend “Wonder Crops” to tackle Malnutrition in Nigeria

A group of nutritionists led by a Nigerian Nutritionist, Olapeju Phorbee have recommended that the consumption of “wonder crops” which have been biofortified with required and essential vitamins and minerals for human body would provide the lasting solutions to the lingering problems of malnutrition particularly amongst the Nigerians who just consume what they see not minding whether they are balance ...

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Youth Parliament Condemns DSS Siege on National Assembly

The Nigerian Youth Parliament has released an official statement condemning the recent siege saga at the National Assembly perpetrated by the DSS operatives which disrupted the activities of the lawmakers for the whole day. Read the full Statement below: The Nigerian Youth Parliament abruptly condemns in unequivocal terms the siege laid on the National Assembly on Tuesday, 7th August, 2018 ...

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