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NBC warns stations, OAPs on political campaigns

Malam Is’haq Kawu, Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has urged broadcasting stations not to air political campaigns before the stipulated period for commencement.

What exactly is Babangida saying?

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday, February 4, is absolutely unnecessary, unfortunate and utterly avoidable.

Federal govt committed to safety of journalists – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that the safety and freedom of the media professionals are not compromised in any way.

Benue killings: Governor Al-Makura, monarchs deny harbouring killer herdsmen in Nasarawa

Governor Tanko Al-Makura and other stakeholders in Nasarawa State have denied the allegation by Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue that Nasarawa State is harbouring killer herdsmen in Tunga, Awe local Government Area.

2019: NBC warns broadcast stations against airing hate speech

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has warned broadcast stations in the country against airing or broadcasting hate speech.

Peace building critical to achieving sustainable unity, development – NOA

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) says that peaceful co-existence among Nigerians is key to ensure sustainable unity, progress and development of the country.

Federal govt initiates peace move to end agitations

The Federal Government, yesterday, initiated a peace move to quell various forms of agitations in different parts of the country.

$25bn NNPC fraud is for President Buhari’s re-election – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday declared that the alleged $25 billion contract fraud at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) was perpetrated to raise funds for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ohanaeze snubs President Buhari’s congratulatory letter after exco election – Osita Okechukwu

Director General of Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has disclosed that Ohanaeze Ndigbo did not reply to a congratulatory letter written to the association by President Muhammadu Buhari after the election of its current national executive committee.

A nation on the edge: Which way Nigeria?

“Well”, replied the farmer, “that is a very special cow. One night not too long ago we had a fire in the barn. That cow set up a great lowing that woke everyone, and by the time we got there it had herded out of the barn not only the other cows but indeed all the animalsin the farm and saved every one of them.”

State assembly speakers condemn agitations, hate speech

Speakers of the 36 state Houses of Assembly in the country have condemned, in totality, all forms of prejudice, discrimination, hate speech, quit notices and secessionist moves.

Gowon urges Nigerian youths to be patriotic

Former Head of State Gen. Yakubu Gowon has called on youths to be patriotic, peace-loving and promoters of unity.

Hate speech, fake news biggest threat to national security – El-Rufai

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Wednesday said hate speech and fake news were the biggest threat to national security and called for collective action to tackle them.

I support Buhari’s move against hate speech – Okupe

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has said he supports President Muhammadu Buhari’s move to promulgate a law against hate speech.

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Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola to wear yellow ribbon at Carabao Cup final against Arsenal

The City manager was charged by the FA on Friday for "wearing a political message," which is in breach of the English governing body's kit regulations.

DPR seals three stations for hoarding petrol in Plateau

The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.

Senator Ekweremadu: Dapchi girls possibly starving, ill in the forest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.

Governor Gaidam offers jobs to 38 Yobe State University first class graduates

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).

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NSCDC intercepts two trucks in Kano for petrol diversion

Operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Kano State Command, have intercepted two trucks laden with 85,000 litres of petrol while trying to divert the product.

Governor Ahmed’s wife establishes anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions

The wife of Kwara governor, Mrs Omolewa Ahmed, has promised to support students to establish anti-cancer clubs in tertiary institutions in the state to jointly wage war against the scourge in the country.

Australian deputy premier steps down over extra-marital scandal

Embattled Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said Friday he would step down on Monday following a scandal which began when a newspaper revealed he had impregnated an ex-staffer during an extra-marital affair.

Mofe Pirah: Three modular refineries to begin operation in Delta December

Delta State Commissioner, Ministry of Oil and Gas, Mofe Pirah, has given indication that three out of the four envisaged modular refineries in Delta located at Kwale, Okpai and Sapele with 10,000 bpd capacity upon getting approval will commence construction hopefully before the end of this year.

President Buhari orders 24-hour monitor for Dapchi schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari said his government has sent more troops and surveillance aircraft to the entire North East territory on a 24-hour basis, to recover the schoolgirls abducted from the Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe State.