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Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Protest marches are not treasonable offences in Nigeria

The satanic Boko Haram sect was officially banned in Nigeria by the federal government and declared a terrorist network in June 2013. The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation has since successfully prosecuted many of the members of the sect for sundry offences under the Terrorism Prevention (Amendment) Act.

Femi Falana: Proscription of IMN is illegal

Femi Falana, lawyer to the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has condemned the action of the Federal Government to proscribe the Shiite group.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with the Liberian President, George Weah.

Ohaneze urges President Buhari to give SGF position to Southeast

Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to give the southeast the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
Bola Tinubu

Adamu Kuta: Asiwaju Tinubu not president Nigeria would want in 2023

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State, Adamu Kuta, has carpeted the party’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over the recent claims that he is being pressurized to contest the 2023 Presidency, insisting that Tinubu is not the kind of president Nigerians would after President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has advised former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23 election to come to terms with his loss at the election.

Atiku Abubakar: My parents are from Sokoto, Jigawa

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has debunked the notion that he was Cameroonian by birth and thus not qualified to contest the presidential election.

Gombe PDP launches state rally, vows to win elections again

All is now set for the commencement of the Gombe State Campaign Flag Off in Kaltungo by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as it vows to win all the available positions again in the forthcoming general elections.
President Olusegun Obasanjo, side by side with Atiku at a recent visit

Ex-President Obasanjo: Asiwaju Tinubu was right for calling President Buhari a tribalist, religious fanatic

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says All Progressives Congress stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was right to call President Muhammadu Buhari an ethnic bigot and religious fanatic in 2007.

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in the US but he would be quizzed on his return over his role in the collapse of Bank PHB
Ahmed Aruwa

Ahmed Aruwa laid to rest in Kaduna

Former Senator Ahmed Aruwa, who passed on early Sunday morning, has been laid to rest at Turaki Aliyu cemetery in Kaduna after funeral prayers held at Sultan Bello Mosque
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Olusegun Obasanjo sues radio presenter for N1 billion over Bola Ige’s death

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has sued an online journalist and radio presenter, Mr. Akanda Oro, popularly known as Awikonko, for N1billion.

A country without ‘rubber bullets’

Many years ago, I was in Abuja to attend an international workshop on one of those human development issues that used to engage a lot of attention in those days: sustainable development goals, maternal mortality, maternal morbidity, adolescent sexuality, women’s political representation, the Beijing declaration, HIV/AIDS reporting
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar defeats Bukola Saraki, Aminu Tambuwal to emerge PDP presidential candidate

Former Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku, has emerged the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after a keenly contested primary at the National Convention of the party held at the Adokiye Amasiemeka Stadium, Igwuruta-Ali, Port Harcourt.

2019: How Atiku Abubakar emerged PDP presidential candidate

At the end of the count of the votes at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar polled 1,532 To bet 11 other contestants.
Dapo Abiodun

Ogun guber: I’ll return APC to founding fathers – Dapo Abiodun

A governorship aspirant in Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, at the weekend pledged to return on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to its original founding fathers if he elected in 2019.

Ali Ndume: Bukola Saraki has no justification to remain Senate president

Sen. Ali Ndume, (APC-Borno South), says that Dr Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, has no justification to retain the seat, since he has defected to the opposition party.
Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to reconvene plenary.

Ali Ndume: Bukola Saraki cannot eat his cake and have it

Sen. Ali Ndume, (APC-Borno South), says that Dr Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate, has no justification to retain the seat, since he has defected to the opposition party.

APC: Imo needs liberation from Governor Okorocha

Imo State Council of Elders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the state is in dire need of liberation from the administration of Governor Rochas Okorocha.
Lanre Tejuoso

Senator Tejuoso: I’ll break jinx of ‘no second term’ in Ogun Central

The Senator representing Ogun Central in the National Assembly, Lanre Tejuoso, has boasted that he will be the first legislator to break the jinx of what he termed “no second term” for senator representing the senatorial district, by returning to the Senate in 2019.

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PenCom directs PFAs to implement pension enhancement for retirees

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, on Monday directed Pension Fund Administrators to implement pension enhancement for retirees on Programmed Withdrawal under the Contributory Pension Scheme.
Reiner Jesus in training with the Brazil U23 team Lucas Figueiredo - Official Photographer of the Brazilian National Football Team

Real Madrid complete signing of Brazilian attacking midfielder

Real Madrid have completed the signing of teenage Brazilian prospect Reinier from Flamengo on a six-and-a-half-year deal, the Spanish giants announced on Monday.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC member down with Lassa fever in Delta

A male youth corps member (name withheld) serving in Delta State has been diagnosed with the Lassa fever virus.
In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better. 6

Counterinsurgency: Things are a lot better – President Buhari tells Boris Johnson

In the aftermath of the European Parliament, the legislative hand of the European Union (EU), having said that no progress has been made in the war against Boko Haram in Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari said things were a lot better.
Nigeria Police

17 people killed in Katsina road crash

The Katsina State Police Command has confirmed 17 persons killed in a road crash at Yardudu village, Mashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.