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Rep Dogara urges media owners to pay staff salaries, entitlements

Speaker of House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, Saturday urged the proprietors of media houses to pay staff salaries as an ethical demonstration of commitment to their roles as watchdogs of the society against wrongdoing.

Nigeria is a free-press state – Governor Amosun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun says Nigeria is a free-press state where the media is expected to play critical roles in peace building without inhibitions.

Journalists hail Senator Bukola Saraki, task National Assembly on welfare, protection

The Senate Press Corps has commended the President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki for his dogged leadership style that has brought stability to the workings of the National Assembly.

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Indonesian police arrest two men over gay sex video

Two Indonesian men have been arrested for allegedly uploading a video of themselves having sex to social media, police said Tuesday, amid a crackdown on the LGBT community in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation.

Hotel evacuated, stations closed after London gas leak

Almost 1,500 people were evacuated from a hotel and night club in central London overnight and two train stations were closed following a gas leak, authorities said Tuesday.

Man gets two-year jail term for stealing ram

An Ota Magistrates Court in Ogun on Tuesday sentenced a 37-year-old man, Ramon Bello, to two years imprisonment for stealing a ram valued at N75,000.

Nigeria committed to single African air transport market – Hadi Sirika

The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, says Nigeria is committed to the full implementation of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM), which will be inaugurated on Friday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Southern Camerounians accuse Nigeria govt of abducting interim president, 11 others

Members of the Southern Cameroon have accused the Nigerian government through the office of the National Security Adviser of abducting the President of its interim government including eleven other members of his cabinet.

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South Africa’s ANC to force Zuma to resign

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) said on Saturday it would work for close coordination between the party and the government, declining to comment on a report its executive planned to force Jacob Zuma to step down as president.

President Buhari’s opponents to blame for insecurity – Emir Kabir Usman

The Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Kabir Usman, has attributed many of the security challenges in the country to the activities of President Muhammadu Buhari’s political opponents.

No suspicious items in 2018 budget – Senator Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that the 2018 budget, which is currently undergoing scrutiny by the National Assembly, is very transparent and masses-driven, devoid of suspicious items contrary to speculations by a some commentators.

Local govt autonomy panacea to killings in Nigeria – NULGE

The Nigeria Union Of Local Government Employees (NULGE) South West zone, said the approval of local government autonomy will help put an end to the security challenges in most of the rural communities in the country.

Nigerian banker gives birth inside Air France flight to New York

A 41-year-old Nigerian banker identified as Toyin Ogundipe, aboard an Air France flight, was delivered of a baby boy mid-air about 35,000 feet above sea level and four hours away from the destination.