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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.
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.
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.
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).
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”.
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.
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.
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.
The Daar Communications PLC have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Federal Government from withdrawing its operating licence over alleged breach of broadcast code.
Media mogul and founder of DAAR Communications, owners of African Independent Television (AIT), Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has alleged witch hunt of the AIT by the Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Ishaq Modibbo Kawu.
The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari was using security agencies, especially the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to “witch-hunt” members of the opposition.
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has given insight into why it pulled down the structure of the African Independent Television, AIT, saying that the media Organisation encroached into the land in which the structure was erected illegally.
The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON), on Tuesday, reacted to an allegation that its clampdown on some campaign billboards and posters of some political parties were targeted at opposition parties in order to favour the ruling party.
The Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, yesterday, disclosed the readiness of NBC to sanction some television stations in the country over hate speech.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is rattled by mass movement against the Peoples Democratic Party and his overdue hegemony in Kwara.
The Federal High Court, on Wednesday, ordered Chief Raymond Dokpesi and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited to enter defence in the N2.1 billion they allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2015.
The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday struck out the no-case submission filed by the media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited, and ruled that they must explain the N2.1bn they allegedly received from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2015.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.
Markson Fefegha, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Mineral Resources, has resigned his appointment in the administration of Governor Seriake Dickson ahead of the governorship election slated for November 16.
Participants at a Focus Group Discussion on the trends and challenges in election coverage in Nigeria have asked the media to support ongoing advocacy on the administrative independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by actively collaborating with the Civil Society and other stakeholders to bring the issue to the front burner at the National Assembly.
Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State on Thursday said its candidate in the November 16 election, Senator Douye Diri, is ready to face the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Chief David Lyon, in a debate.
Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has turned himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 2.37 million voters will have access to voting during the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
Super Eagles stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong has hailed the display of the team in their draw against Brazil in Singapore on Sunday.
Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has attributed the poor socio-economic and political situation in Nigeria to the inadequate participation of women in active politics.
The Ekiti State Government has finally expressed its readiness to build an airport facility as part of efforts to attract investors to the state and make it the economic hub in all facets.
Popular Nigerian singer, Wizkid has said that he was spending between $300 (N108, 300) and $400 (N144, 400) on food every day, while he was residing in Los Angeles, US.