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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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Jamie Carragher: Sadio Mane is the first world-class Liverpool left winger in 30 years

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Sadio Mane is the first world-class left winger for the Reds in 30 years.

Trade war: China slams tariffs on US cars, others

China on Friday announced plans to retaliate against the Trump administration with new tariffs on roughly $75 billion worth of US products including cars.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the National Think Tank Committee (NTTC) of Action Alliance (AA) party rose from several hours meeting in Abuja and clamped an indefinite suspension on the National Chairman and National Secretary of the party, Kenneth Udeze, and James Vernimbe respectively.

Action Alliance rejects court ruling on Uche Nwosu

The Action Alliance (AA) has rejected last week’s ruling by a Federal High Court in Abuja, nullifying the candidature of its governorship candidate in the Imo State 2019 governorship election, Uche Nwosu.

Boko Haram: 133 Nigerian refugees return from Cameroon

About 133 Nigerian refugees, who are part of the over two million Nigerians displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency have returned from neighbouring Cameroon.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Tribunal sacks Senator Melaye, orders fresh elections

The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West.