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The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF warns journalists against fake news, hate speech

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Malam Abubakar Malami (SAN) has urged Judiciary Correspondents in the country to avoid fake news and hate speech in the course of discharging their professional duties.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP rejects N108 ex-depot fuel price, insist on N70 pump price

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the new ex-depot price of N108 per litre of the Premium Motor Spirit insisting on a new pricing template that must accommodate a pump price of between N60 to N70 per litre to reflect the crash in the price of crude oil and petroleum products in the international market.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Coronavirus: Nigeria’s double-digit death number worrisome – doctor

Canada-based Nigerian medical doctor, Dr. Oladayo Oladipo, has expressed concern over the increased numbers of fatalities and confirmed cases of novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) patients in the country.

Public hearing: CSOs, NGOs, NCC, others reject social media regulation bill

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), student groups, the Media, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), among others on Monday rejected the social media regulation bill.
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Former AIT newscaster sues DAAR over compulsory retirement

A former newscaster with the African Independent Television (AIT), Peter Kumba, has dragged DAAR Communications Plc before the National Industrial Court, Abuja, challenging his compulsory retirement.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has reassured Nigerians that the ninth National Assembly will not pass any law to the detriment of the country. 3

Senator Lawan: We will not pass any law detrimental to Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has reassured Nigerians that the ninth National Assembly will not pass any law to the detriment of the country.
Lagos State Students emerged winners at the 2019 Nigeria Television Authority (NTA) National Children’s Arts, Science and Technology Expo clinching the 1st position and 2nd Runner-up in Arts/Crafts and the Science and Technology category respectively.

WCQ: NTA, HotSports affirm commitment to live broadcast

With the fixtures for the next FIFA World Cup qualifiers now known, the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) and its marketing partner, HotSports have confirmed their readiness to transmit all the six matches involving the Super Eagles in the second round.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of the Federal Government towards free and compulsory education of the first nine years of a child school life across the country.

VP Osinbajo: Everyone deserves love, fairness regardless of faith, ethnicity

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says that all human beings, regardless of faith or ethnicity, desire to be valued, loved, and given the basics of life–food, shelter and clothing sufficient for self and family.
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, sends his heartfelt thanks to party members for their overwhelming support for his candidature during the primary election on September 4 in Yenagoa.

Bayelsa guber: APC candidate lacks capacity to win election – party chieftain

Ahead of the November gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, Sunday Oputu, chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) and former chairman of Conference of Nigeria Political Party (CNPP) in Bayesa State, has passed a vote of no confidence on the gubernatorial candidate of the party in Bayelsa, David Lyon, insisting that he lacked capacity to win the state for APC.
BBNaija

NBC threatens #BBNaija over breach of broadcast code

The National Broadcasting Commission has warned the organizers of Big Brother Naija over ‘unwholesome’ contents that breach its code shared on TV channels where the reality show is aired.
DAAR Communications

Court grants DAAR, NBC leave to settle out of court

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court Abuja, on Thursday, granted DAAR Communications and the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC) leave to settle their dispute out of court.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Suspension of AIT, RayPower licences an affront on freedom of the press

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has strongly condemned the suspension of the licences of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
Kola Ologbondiyan

AIT/Raypower: PDP commends judiciary for upholding justice, rule of law

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has praised the judiciary “for upholding justice and the tenets of democracy, particularly the right of fair hearing, by ordering the immediate reopening of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower radio”.
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SERAP, CWPPF, others condemn closure of AIT/Ray Power FM

More civil society organisations have joined the wave of condemnation that greeted the Nigerian government’s closure of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM two days ago.

PDP governors call for state police, condemn shutdown of AIT

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors Forum has restated call for the creation of state police as a way of addressing the various security challenges in the country.
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SERAP: President Buhari must order NBC to reopen AIT/Raypower

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “prevail on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately end the suspension of the African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM.

NGE condemns shut down of AIT, Ray Power

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has condemned the suspension of the licences of the African Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and demanded its reversal.

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NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.

WAEC releases 2020 WASSCE timetable

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the timetable for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Singapore-flagged container ship Kota Singa is docked at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub, on April 8, 2019. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

NPA: 22 ships discharging petrol, other items at Lagos port

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Tuesday said that 22 ships at the Lagos ports were discharging petroleum products and food stuff.
The State Gov. Seyi Makinde, made this known via his official Twitter, @seyiamakinde on Saturday.

Oyo launches state-wide initiative against coronavirus

The Oyo State Government has launched a statewide containment and decontamination response initiative to curtail the spread of COVID-19 across the state.