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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps
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Twitter Ban: FG has no Right to Regulate Freedom of Opinion – Minority Reps

Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has accused the federal government of having an appetite to ‘suppress’ constitutionally guaranteed rights of citizens in Nigeria, following its recent “declaration” of lifting the ban on the use of Twitter in the country. The caucus, in a statement released on Friday January 14 by its Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, stated the the constitution guarantees freedom of speech and opinion by Nigerians, including expressing such through social media tools like Twitter. The lawmaker stated that this freedom of opinion should not be subjected to partisan approval or regulation under a democratic rule. The statement read; “That is why at the wake of the ban on the use of Twitter in Nigeria in June 2021, the Minority Caucus in the House of Represe...
Headmaster Mahrez scores as 10-man Manchester City bow to RB Leipzig
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Headmaster Mahrez scores as 10-man Manchester City bow to RB Leipzig

The Algeria international was on target as the Citizens crumbled against the German top-flight side Riyad Mahrez was on song as Manchester City lost 2-1 to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in Tuesday’s Champions League showdown. Although the Citizens had already qualified for the next round of the tournament, they travelled to the RB Arena, Leipzig with the ambition of ending their group stage campaign on a high note. For the German top-flight side, they needed a win to earn a berth in the Uefa Europa League having missed out on qualifying for the Round of 16 despite hammering Club Brugge 5-0 last time out.  
BBNaija’s Khloe accuses NDLEA official of harassing her and breaking her nails
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BBNaija’s Khloe accuses NDLEA official of harassing her and breaking her nails

Khloe has accused an official of NDLEA of assault. The Big Brother Naija star took to Instagram to call out an NDLEA official named LS Shonibare. She shared a video of the official charging at her while she was filming her at the airport. The reality star then shared a video of her broken finger nail, which she blamed the official for. Khloe called on NDLEA to investigate the incident and called on officials to stop "harassing citizens because of their uniforms." See the video below.
UK government warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria
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UK government warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to twelve states in Nigeria over insecurity issues. This was disclosed in a travel advisory published by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Citizens have been warned to stay away from these twelve states: Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Zamfara, and Adamawa states. The FCDO also advised its citizens against all but essential travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa , Niger, Sokoto, Kogi within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi and Abia States respectively. Part of the advisory read: "Foreign nationals, including humanitarian workers, are likely targets for kidnap. Humanitarian hubs and humanitarian workers have been targeted during attacks in the...
Restructuring only solution to unrest in Nigeria – Onochie
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Restructuring only solution to unrest in Nigeria – Onochie

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the southeast and former Nigerian envoy to Algeria and Philippines, Amb Nnamdi Onochie, has lamented that Nigeria’s political space has suffered in the last twelve years. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Tuesday, Onochie, who recently declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidential seat of Nigeria, also regretted that the myriads of challenges ravaging the nation have continued to persist with no decisive approaches or measures taken by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government to end them. The presidential hopeful posited that under the watch of the current government, Nigeria and her citizens have continued to witness tragedies of kidnapping of vulnerable scholars, University students, farmers ...
Salah makes bold Liverpool title declaration despite draw against Manchester City
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Salah makes bold Liverpool title declaration despite draw against Manchester City

  The Red forward believes they have the resources to reclaim the trophy they lost to the Citizens last season Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has boldly stated the Merseyside charges have what it takes to win the 2021/22 Premier League title after the 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday at Anfield Stadium. Despite managing just one shot on target in the first half that was hugely dominated by the champions, the Reds upped their tempo after the break. The Egypt international went past his markers, before setting up Sadio Mane for the opening goal after 59 minutes.  
Afghanistan’s capital Kabul faces electricity blackout as Taliban fails to pay its electrical bills
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Afghanistan’s capital Kabul faces electricity blackout as Taliban fails to pay its electrical bills

  Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul could be put into darkness as the winter sets in because the country’s new Taliban rulers haven’t paid countries that supply it with electricity or resumed collecting money from citizens who use it. Electricity imports from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan provide half of Afghanistan’s power consumption nationwide, with Iran providing additional supplies to the country’s west. Domestic production, mostly at hydropower stations, has been affected by this year’s rain drought. Afghanistan lacks a national power grid, and Kabul depends almost completely on imported power from Central Asian countries. Tajikistan, whose relationship with the Taliban is rapidly deteriorating is the country's main power supplier. It could decide to cut off...
I pray for those who have died, those Injured and the entire population – Pope Francis speaks on insecurity in Nigeria
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I pray for those who have died, those Injured and the entire population – Pope Francis speaks on insecurity in Nigeria

Pope Francis has made an appeal to the federal government to find ways to end the killings in Nigeria. The Holy Father made the appeal at his usual Wednesday General Audience in the Vatican on Wednesday, September 29 The Pope called on the Federal Government to guarantee the safety of all citizens as he sent words of comfort and consolation to all Nigerians including the victims of the recent attacks in Madamai Abun village in Kaura Local Government of the Southern part of Kaduna State, where suspected Islamist militants allegedly ravaged the community, killed 34 persons and injured many. “I learnt with pain the news of the armed attacks that took place last Sunday against the villages of Madamai Abun, in northern Nigeria. I pray for those who have died, for those who have bee...
Kwara condemns poor performance of wastes managers in Ilorin metropolis
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Kwara condemns poor performance of wastes managers in Ilorin metropolis

The Kwara State Environment Commissioner, Remilekun Banigbe, has condemned social wastes managers for their poor performance in the evacuation of wastes within Ilorin metropolis. Speaking at a meeting with the social wastes managers in her office in Ilorin, the commissioner said despite several warnings to the wastes managers to be alive to their responsibilities, the reverse has been the case. She said the state government could no longer tolerate the lackadaisical attitude of the wastes managers. Banigbe charged them to synergize with the ministry of environment as a team to make the state hygienically safe for the citizens. “Let us do things right by working within the time frame, be proactive by giving your team the terms for adequate execution of the job,” she advised. ...
South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn
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South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn

The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders has warned that students taking WAEC in the South-East may miss their exams because of the sit-at-home order. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ordered the people in the region to sit at home every Monday to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The sit-at-home order was later suspended but only in words. People in the South East report that they cannot step out of their homes on Monday as those who dared, allegedly met dire consequences. There have been reports of vehicles and properties allegedly getting destroyed because the owners did not obey the order, even after its suspension. The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) said the actions by IPOB are detrimental to the well-being of innocent civilians. ...
5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians
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5G is not harmful to our health – Isa Pantami tells Nigerians

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has asked Nigerians to ignore the concerns being expressed by some persons about the fifth-generation (5G) network, stating that the 5G networks are not in any way harmful. Pantami stated this after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja on Wednesday September 8, where he also said the National Policy on fifth-generation (5G) network in Nigeria was approved. According to him, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have confirmed the network is not harmful to people’s health.   “Both of them confirm that there are no any adverse health effects of 5G and it has not been proven to be any harmful to our health. Most importantly, even its freque...
”No Nigerian in Afghanistan”- NiDCOM says
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”No Nigerian in Afghanistan”- NiDCOM says

  Following the evacuation of many nationals from Afghanistan due to the recent takeover of the government by the Taliban, the Federal government says there are no Nigerians in the country for evacuation. Since the takeover by the Taliban, different world leaders have begun the evacuation of their citizens from the country. While the US has since evacuated 4500 of its citizens, the UK government has evacuated 15, 000 persons under the Operation Pitting Evacuation mission. Reacting to calls for the evacuation of Nigerians in the country, the spokesperson of NiDCOM, Abdul-rahman Balogun, said there are no Nigerians in Afghanistan. “We don’t have any Nigerian in Afghanistan. That’s why we are not carrying out evacuation from the country.”
US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport
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US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

The US, UK and Australia have warned their citizens and Afghans against going to the Kabul airport, citing a ‘high threat’ of a ‘terrorist’ attack. The warnings came late on Wednesday, August 25 and on Thursday, August 26 even as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a withdrawal deadline on August 31. “Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the US State Department said in an alert, citing “security threats”. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said there is an “ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack” and told people not to travel to the airport. The British foreign office announced: “If you can leave Afghanistan safely by other means, you should do so immediatel...
US court Sentences Nigerian man to 51 months in prison for fraud
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US court Sentences Nigerian man to 51 months in prison for fraud

A United States court, on Friday, August 20, sentenced a Nigerian man to  51 months in federal prison. Ismaila Fafunmi was imprisoned for fraudulently obtaining over $370k from senior citizens in the U.S. US district judge, Karen Caldwell, convicted Fafunmi for money laundering of the proceeds of romance fraud and grant fraud schemes targeting senior citizens. Fafunmi, under the federal law, must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence and upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for three years. Fafunmi, a resident of Indianapolis, according to court documents involved in a network that was composed of several layers. He had admitted in his Plea Agreement that, beginning in June 2...
North Koreans banned from discussing Kim Jong-Un’s Weight Loss
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North Koreans banned from discussing Kim Jong-Un’s Weight Loss

North Korea has warned citizens to refrain from discussing Kim Jong Un's weight loss as gossip is a 'reactionary act'. The warning comes after pictures of the leader looking increasingly thin caused a stir when he made his first appearance following a prolonged absence in June. Government officials are now insisting that the 37-year-old ruler, commonly referred to as the 'Highest Dignity' by state media, is not only perfectly healthy but has in fact lost weight as a result of worrying about his people and their ongoing food shortages, which has been blamed on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Spreading rumours about the Dignity's health is regarded as treason by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), an unnamed insider has disclosed to th...
If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba
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If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba

Actor Williams Uchemba has stated that those without jobs in the UK or US are either proud or lazy. According to the actor, uneducated people who work as cleaners or factory workers earn as much as £1,400 pounds (N980k) after tax in the UK, and he also claimed some bankers in Nigeria don't earn that much. Admitting that other bills might take most of the money back, Uchemba however stated that such people should be grateful that they have food and a roof over their heads. He concluded by stating that a system that works will always provide employment for its citizens.
Gov Ikpeazu calls for new Nigerian constitution
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Gov Ikpeazu calls for new Nigerian constitution

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has re-echoed the call for a new Nigerian constitution, which will evolve from the will of the people and not foisted on Nigerians like the present 1999 Constitution. Ikpeazu posited that the new Constitution will restructure the country and devolve more powers to the federating units, entrench resource control by the states, establish federal, state, and local government police formations and be more responsive to the protection of the rights of all citizens, as well as provide a level playing field where all Nigerians will be treated equally. The Abia Governor made these calls today as Keynote Speaker at the 5th Osasu Show Symposium with the theme, “State of the nation, the Peoples Constitution” held at the International Conference Centre in ...
‘Japhet was huge today’ – Tottenham boss Nuno in awe of Tanganga’s display against Manchester City
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‘Japhet was huge today’ – Tottenham boss Nuno in awe of Tanganga’s display against Manchester City

The Lilywhites boss was very impressed with the DR Congo prospect’s stellar display against the Citizens on Sunday evening Japhet Tanganga was a "huge" influence against reigning English champions Manchester City, according to Tottenham Hotspur boss Nuno Espirito Santo. The London side began their 2021-22 campaign on an impressive note by defeating the Citizens 1-0 in Sunday’s showdown, thanks to Son Heung-Min’s second-half strike. Tanganga, 22, got the nod to start ahead of Cote d’Ivoire’s Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty, and he did not disappoint as he held sway in the hosts’ backline to deny Raheem Sterling and Jack Grealish from wreaking havoc. After full-time, the youngster walked home with the man-of-the-match award ahead of Son, Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura, to the deli...
NAPTIP to use town criers in fight against human trafficking
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NAPTIP to use town criers in fight against human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has announced it will engage local town criers to help in spreading its message against human trafficking. Speaking on Friday, August 13, at the agency's headquarters in Abuja while hosting a delegation from the International Organisation for Migration led by its Country Chief of Mission, Franz Celestin, NAPTIP’s Head, Press and Public Relations Unit, Stella Nezan, made the revelation in a statement titled, ‘NAPTIP, IOM set to improve collaboration to tackle human trafficking and irregular migration.’ The agency’s Director-General, Basheer Muhammed, represented by Nezan said NAPTIP's mandates touch various families in the country. The statement says “I want NAPTIP’s anti-huma...
Saudi Arabia arrests 207 officials, foreigners on corruption charges
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Saudi Arabia arrests 207 officials, foreigners on corruption charges

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 207 citizens and foreigners on corruption charges. They include government employees, according to the kingdom’s anti-corruption body, Nazaha. The agency carried out the raid over the just-concluded month of the Islamic lunar calendar, Dhu al-Hijjah. In a statement, Nazaha said a number of the suspects work at the ministries of defence, environment, health, interior and justice. They are accused of involvement in bribery, fraud, and abuse of office. Another 461 people are facing different charges. Further investigations are ongoing. Saudi Arabia’s major crackdown on corruption, led by crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), commenced in 2017. Many high-profile royals and former state officials were detained; some were lat...
Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter
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Gunmen Kill Man in Ekiti, abduct his Wife Daughter

Gunmen on Friday evening attacked a family travelling along Ewu–Ayetoro Ekiti Road in the Ido/Osi council area of Ekiti State, killing a man and abducting his wife and daughter. According to reports, the family members had come from their base in Lagos for a social event at Ewu Ekiti and were driving along the road when the gunmen attacked them and killed the man. An eyewitness said   “They were four persons in the Lexus car. A lady escaped; the kidnappers shot the man dead and took his wife and daughter away into the bush. The community has since been making efforts to rescue them. The gunmen contacted their family that very night and demanded N50m. You can see how callous they are.”   Confirming the incident to Punch, the Police Public Relations Officer in the...
Kaduna: Five killed as gunmen attack communities in Zangon Kataf
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Kaduna: Five killed as gunmen attack communities in Zangon Kataf

Five people have been killed in series of attacks on communities within Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who confirmed the killings in a statement on Saturday, August 7, said the State Government has renewed appeals to citizens to end deadly cycles of violence. The Commissioner said a 10-year-old herder was killed by unidentified persons around Madauchi Forest, Zangon Kataf LGA. "The boy identified as the son of one Alhaji Dare Mato was attacked while herding cattle. The corpse of the young herder was recovered and buried," he stated. An attack was also reported in Kurmin Masara along Bakin Kogi in Atyap Chiefdom. One resident, Philip Magu was killed during the attack, before the assaila...
2023: Arewa Youths Back Babangida Over Who Becomes Nigeria’s Next President
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2023: Arewa Youths Back Babangida Over Who Becomes Nigeria’s Next President

A former military ruler, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB has been gotten the support of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF over who becomes Nigeria's next president. Babangida had said the next president of Nigeria should be in his sixties. AYCF described IBB’s remark as timely and commendable to have a youth as Nigeria’s president in 2023. AYCF National President, Yerima Shettima, said Babangida has demonstrated his commitment to democracy in Nigeria. In a statement he signed, Shettima urged other elder statesmen to toll IBB’s step regarding Nigeria’s next president. According to Shettima: “Former President, IBB has proved that he is committed to genuine democracy and demonstrated patriotism, with this proposition of injecting fresh blood into the democratic space of toda...
We Don’t Detain Citizens on order of Powerful People – DSS
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We Don’t Detain Citizens on order of Powerful People – DSS

The Department of State Services (DSS) has said it does not detain citizens on the order of powerful people. DSS spokesperson, Dr. Peter Afunanya in a statement titled: “Re: Beyond Abba Kyari’s Indictment” and released on Thursday August 5 in reaction to an opinion in a newspaper where it was alleged that “hundreds of innocent citizens are currently languishing in Police and State Security Services (SSS) detention centres across the country, following arrests ordered by powerful men and women", alleged that Mr. Olusegun Adeniyi was misinforming, inciting, and should be withdrawn. The DSS which reiterated that it is doing so much for the country, maintained that it shouldn't be ran down at the slightest opportunity but supported. The statement read;   “Dear Mr. Olusegu...
Network providers assure us that network coverage is 100 percent across the country – INEC insists on e-transmission of results
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Network providers assure us that network coverage is 100 percent across the country – INEC insists on e-transmission of results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again countered the national assembly's stance on electronic transmission of election result. Recall that the national assemby blocked the electronic transmission of election results in the electoral act amendment bill, adding a clause which gives the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) power to certify national coverage, followed by an approval by the national assembly before INEC can transmit results electronically. However reacting to this in an interview on African Independent Television (AIT) on Friday July 23, Nick Dazang, INEC’s director of publicity and voter education said NCC's claim of the country having only 50% network coverage is false as all network providers in Nigeria assured the commission of 100 perc...
There’s Nothing to Gain by Disparaging your Country Overseas – Presidency tells Nigerians
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There’s Nothing to Gain by Disparaging your Country Overseas – Presidency tells Nigerians

The Presidency has warned those disparaging Nigeria and its citizens outside the shores of the country to desist from it, saying that they should be patriotic as they have nothing to gain from “badmouthing” the country when abroad. The Presidency also said Nigerians who make calls for foreign intervention in Nigeria’s affairs, are acting in bad faith. This was contained in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Wednesday, July 21, following the end of the Sallah festivities. Shehu made reference to Katsina State Governor Aminu Masari’s recent description of the calls on “foreign powers to meddle in the internal affairs of Nigeria” as the “highest level of unpatriotism.” He cautioned Nigerians ...
DSS’ night raids are dangerous legacies of military dictatorship in our country – Falana
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DSS’ night raids are dangerous legacies of military dictatorship in our country – Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana has spoken up against night raids reportedly carried out by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).   Speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Falana stated that there is no law that supports night raids on residences of citizens.   In the case of Igboho, the senior lawyer said the DSS should have gone to his residence with a warrant of arrest and proceeded to take inventory of the items recovered from the residence.   According to him, night raids are dangerous legacies of military dictatorship in Nigeria. Falana said;   “There is no law in Nigeria that allows you to arrest anybody in the dead of the night. I mean, you are not planning a coup. We aren’t armed robbers. “I did say this wh...
Police Inspector arrested for allegedly gunrunning and renting riffles to notorious criminals in Cross River State
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Police Inspector arrested for allegedly gunrunning and renting riffles to notorious criminals in Cross River State

The Cross River State Police command has arrested one of its personnel, Inspector Nathaniel Manasseh, over alleged gunrunning and renting his riffles to notorious criminals.   The Inspector, who was paraded alongside other suspects at the state police headquarters in Diamond Hill, Calabar, on Tuesday, June 22, was involved in gunrunning in Cross River and Imo State and had not been able to account for some arms including two AK-47 riffles.   Briefing newsmen, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sikiru Akande, urged residents of the state to assist the police with useful information that could aid in the arrest of criminals.   "Cross River is regaining its lost glory in the area of security. As a matter of fact, we remain the most peaceful state in Nigeria...
The Bigger Picture is Nigerians not being able to Express themselves – BBNaija’s Tacha speaks up against Twitter ban
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The Bigger Picture is Nigerians not being able to Express themselves – BBNaija’s Tacha speaks up against Twitter ban

Big Brother Naija star, Tacha has spoken up against the Twitter ban in the country by the Buhari-led administration. The reality show star in Instagram posts she shared, stated that those who feel that it is none of their business because they can access other social media platforms shouldn't relax, because the bigger picture is them not being able to express themselves very well as citizens of Nigeria and the internet being controlled. Tacha also stated that those in power might be coming for other social media platforms too. See her post below.....  
US kicks against ban on Twitter by Buhari govt
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US kicks against ban on Twitter by Buhari govt

The United State Government has kicked against President Muhammadu Buhari government’s decision to ban Twitter in the country. The US condemned the ban and described it as a poor message to citizens and investors. The US Mission in Nigeria in a statement on Saturday said the Nigerian constitution provides for freedom of information. Recall that the Nigerian Government, through the Ministry of Information and Culture had on Friday banned the social media platform indefinitely in the country. This happened a few days after Nigerians on Twitter had pleaded with the operators of the platform to suspend President Muhammadu Buhari over his war threat on people of the SouthEast Region. Twitter had in response, deleted the controversial tweet. The decision was said to have angered t...
Lala Akindoju Criticizes Nigerian Leaders for their ‘Lack of Empathy’ for the People
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Lala Akindoju Criticizes Nigerian Leaders for their ‘Lack of Empathy’ for the People

Actress, Lala Akindoju has criticized the Nigerian political leaders for not attempting to show empathy towards the citizens who elected them. She said it's troubling that despite the increase in insecurity in the country, Nigerian leaders carry on as though all is well. She added that they attend parties, give speeches but don't tackle the issues plaguing the nation. She also criticized the leaders for setting aside only 2 days for the constitution review, noting that they spend way more time and resources on political campaigns campaigns rallies. Read her post below.
We are Watching Nigeria slip into Anarchy – Actress Rita Dominic
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We are Watching Nigeria slip into Anarchy – Actress Rita Dominic

Actress Rita Dominic has expressed her concerns about the current state of the nation. In a tweet posted today May 31, Rita said everyone is watching Nigeria slip into anarchy. Her tweet reads ''I am afraid that we are watching Nigeria slip into anarchy. It is surreal. Our elected officials need to work harder to douse the tension in the country. We need peace to reign. Harassing and killing innocent citizens can never solve anything.''
President Buhari’s administration is the healthiest since 1999. We respect citizens’ rights – Garba Shehu
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President Buhari’s administration is the healthiest since 1999. We respect citizens’ rights – Garba Shehu

  Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, says no administration since 1999 has performed better than that of President Buhari in terms of respecting the rights of citizens. Garba said this during an interview on NTA on Friday, May 28. Shehu was speaking on 22 years of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, and how the current administration has performed so far. “Before the coming of the present administration, there was flagrant and deliberate refusal to obey the courts. People in the political opposition were detained without trial, and courts would say release this person or that person, and they were not released. I want to think that the current justice administration under Malami is governed by a global philosophy, which places...
U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States
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U.S Asks Citizens To Avoid 14 Nigerian States

  The United States, in its latest travel advisories warned its citizens to avoid some 14 Nigerian states, rife with terrorism, banditry and kidnapping. Although it approved travel to other parts, it urged its citizens to “Reconsider travel to Nigeria”. the updated advisory, the U.S. State Department added at least 116 countries this week to its “Level Four: Do Not Travel” advisory list. The UK, Canada, France, Israel, Mexico, Germany and others are on the list, citing a “very high level of COVID-19.” Before Tuesday, the State Department listed 34 out of about 200 countries as “Do Not Travel.” The State Department now lists 150 countries at Level Four. Nigeria is categorised as Level 3. Unlike countries categorised as Level 4, based on the advice of the U.S. C...
Ikpeazu Reveals Why Citizens Don’t Appreciate Some Government Policies
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Ikpeazu Reveals Why Citizens Don’t Appreciate Some Government Policies

Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has said citizens do not appreciate some policies of government as a result of their poor knowledge of such policies, saying it is attributable to lack of national orientation. According to the governor, there is a need to galvanize the requisite support required to drive government policies, noting that despite various micro and macro policy interventions by the government, the citizenry were not even aware. The Governor while receiving in audience on Tuesday, the Abia State Director of the National Orientation Agency, Dr. Ngozi Okechukwu, and her Management Team to Government House, Umuahia called for adequate support for the National Orientation Agency (NOA) to form the fulcrum that would drive government policies and programs in Nige...
More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead
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More Than 400 Inmates Flee From Haiti Prison Leaving 25 People Including Prison Director Dead

More than 400 prisoners have escaped from the Croix-des-Bouquets prison in Haiti leaving 25 people including the prison director dead. The escape which happened from a jail near the capital, Port-au-Prince on Friday February 26, lead to the death of bystanders who were caught up in the violence. One of those who fled, a notorious gang leader named as Arnel Joseph, was killed hours after escaping. Joseph, still wearing prison ankle cuffs, was a passenger on a motorcycle that was flagged down at a checkpoint, According to police spokesman Gary Desrosiers, Joseph, was still wearing prison ankle cuffs when he boarded a motorcycle . The motorcycle was flagged down at a checkpoint but failed to stop. Joseph then pulled a gun on officers who then shot and killed him, Des...
Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Arms
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Reps Reject Motion To Allow Citizens Carry Arms

The House of Representatives on Wednesday shot down a motion to reverse President Buhari’s Executive Order prohibiting the issuance of licenses for fire arms by the police in Nigeria. The sponsor of the motion, Rep. Uzoma Nkem Abonta (PDP- Abia), failed to present the motion on notice when the public address system went off just after the Speaker had introduced it. The lawmaker, however pressed to be heard, when the House Leader, Rep. Alhassan Doguwa (APC-Kano), interjected saying the motion was “dead on arrival”, because according to him, it was an unpopular subject. The motion was entitled “Need to Reverse the Executive Order and Police Directive banning Possession and Issuance of New Licenses for Firearms in the Country”. Sensing a strong swell of opposition to the motio...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili
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Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has stated that Nigerians are not yet ready for good governance. In a tweet she shared, the former Minister of Education said Nigerians absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed, and politicians understand this. Ezekwesili added that when citizens are ready, it will end. She tweeted; I will repeat it yet again. Citizens of Nigeria are not yet ready for Good Governance. They absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed. The Politicians know this and dish Bad Governance in large doses to them. When citizens are ready, it will end.
‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest
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‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest

The Lagos state government has warned residents of the state planning to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13, to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads. Some Nigerians who are against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident. In a statement released today February 11, the Lagos state Commissioner of Justice and state Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the state government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens. The statement reads “Our attention is drawn to the planned protest scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Lekki ...
US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request
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US Surgeon general, Jerome Adam resigns at Joe Biden’s request

U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams has resigned from his position at the request of President Joe Biden.   Adams, 46,  was nominated by former President Donald Trump and sworn into the job in September 2017.   In a lengthy post on Facebook, Adams wrote: Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great Nation, as this has been the honor of my life. Three years and five months ago, I was confirmed as just the 20th United States Surgeon General - and only the second ever African American male to serve in that role.   My tenure started with three category 5 hurricanes barreling down on our citizens. I immediately deployed to witness the devastation first hand, and to lead our Public Health Service Officers as we helped with the response. I saw the best of o...
COVID-19: “Don’t Reserve Pfizer Vaccine For VIPs & Chinese Vaccine For Ordinary Citizens” – Nigerians To Buhari
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COVID-19: “Don’t Reserve Pfizer Vaccine For VIPs & Chinese Vaccine For Ordinary Citizens” – Nigerians To Buhari

Nigerians have excoriated the Buhari administration for advancing moves to inoculate millions of citizens with the controversial Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine from China. Foreign minister Geoffery Onyeama said Tuesday that Nigeria was in talks with Beijing to procure coronavirus vaccines to immunise millions of Nigerians against the viral infection, which had recorded 1342 fatalities as of Friday, January 8. The Nigerian government had notified citizens of an expected shipment of 100,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, due to arrive in the country late January. A Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 disclosed that the awaited inoculation was facilitated by the global COVAX programme of the World Health Organisation, which provides vaccines to indigent countries. Coordinator of the...
FG Can’t Protect Lives Of Its Citizens But Tries To Suppress #EndSARS – Moghalu
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FG Can’t Protect Lives Of Its Citizens But Tries To Suppress #EndSARS – Moghalu

Former Presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu has blasted the Buhari-led adminstration over the killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. In tweets he shared, the economist expressed fear of Nigeria becoming a failed state. He also said that ''a government which can’t protect the lives of its citizens, spends all its energy attempting to suppress #EndSARS peaceful protesters.'' Moghalu wrote; “The barbaric beheading of 43 Nigerians in Zabarmari village in Borno State by Boko Haram is a national outrage and tragedy. It’s increasingly clear that @NigeriaGov is unable to protect the lives of Nigerians. What does that mean? Our country is becoming a failed state." “It is a travesty that a government that can’t protect the lives of its citizens spends all it...
Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccine For Citizens Our Priority – Osinbajo
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Acquiring COVID-19 Vaccine For Citizens Our Priority – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has emphasised that one of Nigeria’s most pressing priorities is obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine for the citizens. He stated this yesterday at the opening session of the virtual edition of the Paris Peace Forum, which featured presentations by some Heads of State & Governments alongside international organisations, on a collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande, Osinbajo also said the government is preoccupied with improving healthcare and the economy post-COVID-19. “The priorities of Nigeria in the post-COVID-19 era include improved healthcare and the economy. First, we need to keep the vi...
Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson
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Premier League title race will be between ‘six or seven sides’, says Manchester City No 1 Ederson

England's top flight has been dominated by Liverpool and the Citizens over the last two years, but the Brazilian doesn't see it like that this season   Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has predicted the tightest Premier League in years, with the Brazil international suggesting that “six or seven sides” could compete for the title. Liverpool ran away with the crown last year, while the season previous it was duel between the Reds and Ederson’s City. Ahead of a clash between the two chief protagonists over the last two years, the shot-stopper believes that the field will be far more open this term.
Nigerian Army Reduces Academic Requirement To Woo More Citizens Into Joining
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Nigerian Army Reduces Academic Requirement To Woo More Citizens Into Joining

This is to allow more citizens join the army and make more soldiers available to execute the war against terrorism in the North-East region of the country, documents sighted by SaharaReporters have revealed. The Nigerian Army has reduced the academic requirement needed to join the military unit. This is to allow more citizens join the army and make more soldiers available to execute the war against terrorism in the North-East region of the country, documents sighted by SaharaReporters have revealed. As part of the basic requirement for enlistment into the Nigerian Army, interested applicants must now possess “a minimum of four passes in not more than two sittings in WASSCE, GCE, NECO or NABTEB at O' Level including English Language”, the document said. In the internal memo ...
SERAP to sue Nigerian Government and ‘compel’ Buhari administration to protect citizens
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SERAP to sue Nigerian Government and ‘compel’ Buhari administration to protect citizens

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has said that it will sue the Nigerian Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The suit, according to SERAP, will also compel the government to protect the lives and properties of Nigerian citizens.   According to the rights group, SERAP - who on Wednesday submitted a report to the International Criminal Court informing them of the alleged killing of protesters by the Nigerian military - the suit comes after the inability and unwillingness of government to stop the ongoing crisis in the country caused by the government's refusal to meet the demands of the #EndSARS protesters. "President Buhari’s government seems unwilling or unable to stop the violence, looting and killings by armed thugs in Lagos and other...
Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments
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Governor Simon Lalong declares 24-hour curfew in two Plateau local governments

The Plateau state government has declared 24 hours curfew in Jos south and Jos north local government areas over violence.   Governor Lalong said he was forced to declare the curfew after “hoodlums attacked and molested innocent citizens who are going about their normal businesses.” He further revealed that this led to the death of 3 persons.   The Governor said;   “Government is left with no choice than to impose a curfew to stop further loss of lives and properties. “By this directive, all forms of protests are hereby banned in the two Local Governments Areas of Jos North and Jos South.”
#EndSARS: Governor Makinde bars police from engaging protesters in Oyo
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#EndSARS: Governor Makinde bars police from engaging protesters in Oyo

Policemen have been barred from engaging #EndSARS protesters in Oyo state by Governor Seyi Makinde.   Speaking after a meeting with security chiefs in the state in a statewide broadcast on Monday October 12, Makinde stated that it is the legitimate right of citizens to protest.   He added that members of Operation Burst have been deployed to the hotspot especially Ogbomosho to ensure that as people protest, they will not be harassed or brutalised. The Oyo state Governor also urged the protesters to be peaceful during the protest.   Makinde said;   “The past few days have been of grief for the people of Oyo State. I cannot imagine the pain and frustration of the parents and families of those who have died or are hospitalized as a result of the actio...

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