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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.
DAAR Communications

Licence withdrawal: Daar seeks court’s order restraining federal government

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.

Raymond Dokpesi protests alleged witch-hunt by NBC boss

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.
Emmanuel Onwubiko

HURIWA: President Buhari ‘witch-hunting’ opposition

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.

FCTA: Why we demolished AIT structure

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.

Registrar: APCON is neutral in enforcing political advert laws

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.

Hate speech: NBC set to sanction AIT, Channels TV, NTA, TVC

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.

Lai Mohammed: Bukola Saraki rattled by mass movement against PDP

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.

N2.1 billion fraud: You’ve a case to answer – Court tells Raymond Dokpesi

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.

Court: Raymond Dokpesi must explain N2.1 billion he received from Sambo Dasuki

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.

Court dismisses Raymond Dokpesi’s case against Lai Mohammed over alleged looters’ list

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the High Court in Apo, Abuja, has ruled that mentioning the names of prominent Nigerians by Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, in the alleged looters’ list did not carry any force of law.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court rules that released looter’s list didn’t violate rights

An Abuja high court Tuesday ruled that the looter's list released by the Federal Government in March was not in violation of the rights to presumption of innocence of those named.

Oby Ezekwesili: Chibok girls’ advocacy never a ploy to entrench this government

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has refuted the claim that her advocacy for the release of the abducted school girls in Chibok community was a ploy to entrench the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Senator Abe: Why APC cannot have indirect primaries in Rivers

The governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has declared that the party cannot adopt indirect primaries to elect its candidates in the state.
Onueze Okocha

It’s unlawful for EFCC to unilaterally probe state’s finances – Ex-NBA chief

A former President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Chief Onueze Okocha (SAN), has said it is unlawful for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to invade a state and commence unilateral investigations of her finances.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: PDP’s latest allegation on anti-corruption baseless, diversionary

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (PDP’s) latest allegations on President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s anti-corruption efforts as empty, baseless and diversionary.

Governor Ortom threatens APC chair Oshiomhole with N10 billion suit

Governor Samuel Ortom has threatened to institute a N10billion suit against the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for alleged defamatory and libelous publication against his person.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police lay siege on Delta hotel, denies NGO from holding meeting

Authorities of the Nigeria Police Force, on Friday, deprived an NGO, Brothers Across Nigeria, BAN, from holding her General Assembly at a popular Delta hotel in Ughelli, as armed police officers laid siege around the premises of Wetland Hotel.
Samuel-Kalu

Gernot Rohr backs Samuel Kalu to rediscover best form at Bordeaux

Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has backed Samuel Kalu to rediscover his best form for club and country.
Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar and Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Faruk.

Associate disputes ‘marriage’ between NAF chief, minister

As news continued to spread on the purported marriage between the Nigerian Chief of the Air Staff, Sadique Baba Abubakar, and the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq, a VOA Hausa report has quoted a close friend of the Air boss describing the report as false.
Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.

US Republican senators confront Netflix over Chinese sci-fi show

Five Republican US senators have confronted Netflix over the streaming giant’s plan to adapt a Chinese sci-fi book trilogy, expressing concern over the original author’s comments about claims of forced labor in Xinjiang.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, whose appointment was confirmed last week by President Muhammadu Buhari, also reiterated her commitment to giving focal and priority attention to capacity building.

Nigerian government urges workers to ignore planned strike

The federal government has urged public servants to ignore the strike planned for Monday by organized lab our, saying efforts are in place to resolve all contending issues.