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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.
Isha Sesay

Nigeria reacts as reporter Isha Sesay releases book on Chibok Girls

The Nigerian Presidency has welcomed with reservations a new book titled “Beneath The Tamarind Tree”, written about the kidnapping of 270 Chibok school girls, by Isha Sesay, the ex-CNN broadcaster and now a Child Rights activist.
Protesters have converged on NNPC filling station at Guzape over rape allegations levelled against the Founder and Global Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Protest in Abuja over rape allegations against COZA pastor

Protesters have converged on NNPC filling station at Guzape over rape allegations levelled against the Founder and Global Senior Pastor of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Hadiza Bala Usman

Hadiza Bala Usman: I became NPA chief because I refused to stay in the...

Hadiza Bala Usman, managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), says she was able to rise through the ranks in public service because she did not let herself be limited by societal and cultural pressures.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili: Justice Onnoghen’s suspension unconstitutional

Former Minister of Education, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has declared the move by President Muhammadu Buhari to suspend the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, as an unconstitutional action.

INEC: It is impossible for any presidential candidate to withdraw now

The Independent National Electoral Commission has rejected the declaration by Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, that she is withdrawing from the February 16 presidential election.
Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.

2019: Oby Ezekwesili takes campaign to Abuja streets

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, on Sunday took her campaign trail to the streets of Abuja, where she spoke one-on-one with Abuja residents about her aspiration to become the next president of Nigeria come 2019 and the need for them to vote for her.
Oby Ezekwesili

Group warns Oby Ezekwesili warns not to be rude to Atiku Abubakar

The group, Atiku for Better Nigeria, in a statement released in Abuja at the weekend signed by its National Coordinator Barrister (Mrs) Benita Israel-Dike, condemned Ezekwesili, a presidential contestant who was a minister in PDP government, for attacking both the People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, as lacking in knowledge economy and playing politics of deceit.

BBOG protests aid worker’s killing, expresses fears over Leah Sharibu’s safety

The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) Tuesday marched to the Presidential Villa in protest against the execution of another aid worker, Hauwa Liman, by Boko Haram.

Oby Ezekwesili condemns killing of another aid worker by Boko Haram

Dr Oby Ezekwesili, the Co-Convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG), on Tuesday described Boko Haram’s execution of Hauwa Liman, a worker with the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) as heart-breaking.

2019: Obiageli Ezekwesili declares for presidency

Nigeria's former education minister and co-founder of the Bring Back Our Girls movement Obiageli Ezekwesili has joined the growing number of persons aiming to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari when Nigeria goes to poll early 2019.

Oby Ezekwesili: Federal government corrupting Osun voters with N10,000 loans

The Trader Moni, a Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP) scheme, according to information from the programme’s Twitter handle, is “to help alleviate poverty in Nigeria by empowering traders and artisans.”
Yakubu Nkeki, father of Maimuna Nkeki, one of the abducted Chibok girls, looks on during an interview in Lagos on April 5, 2016. On April 14, 2014 Boko Haram militants kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from their dormitories at the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, drawing global attention to the Islamist insurgency in northeastern Nigeria. Fifty-seven girls managed to escaped in the hours that followed the attack but two years on and despite international involvement in the search, 219 are still being held captive. / AFP / STEFAN

Ex-President Jonathan didn’t rescue any Chibok schoolgirl – parents

The Chibok Parents’ Association says former President Goodluck Jonathan did not rescue any of the 219 girls as claimed by Reuben Abati, his former aide.

Now is the time

Who can blame them? There is little to convince anyone that Nigeria values life. If it is not communal clashes, it is tankers and trailers. If it is not malaria, it is cholera, or some other disease long forgotten in much of the world. If it is not armed robbers, it is SARS. It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the two.

Amnesty: Human rights at risk in Nigeria

The intimidation and harassment of journalists and bloggers, as well as violent crackdowns on peaceful protests, show the determination of the authorities to suppress the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly in Nigeria, said Amnesty International Nigeria on Thursday, World Press Freedom Day.

Democracy under threat in Nigeria – PDP tells Donald Trump

Less than 24 hours to President Muhammadu Buhari’s scheduled ‎meeting with the United States of America (USA) president, Donald Trump, the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has raised anti-democratic issues and human rights abuse against the Nigerian leader.

President Buhari’s ‘other room’ statement as embarrassment to mothers – Pastor Bakare

The Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s treatment of women.

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has expressed shock and sadness at the sudden death of veteran national female football player, Ifeanyichukwu Chiejine.
Almeria have completed the signing of Valentine Ozornwafor on a season-long loan from Turkish champions Galatasaray.

Almeria sign Nigerian defender Valentine Ozornwafor on loan from Galatasaray

The Nigeria youth international will continue his development in the Spanish second-tier division with the Rojiblancos

APC governors in emergency closed-door meeting

Although details of the emergency meeting remained under wraps, there is a possibility that participants would also discuss the development in Kogi West.
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Zamfara APC warns members not to comment on former governor’s corruption investigation

The Zamfara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Friday told its members not to comment on the ongoing investigation of ex-governor Abdul’Aziz Yari by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission.

BBNaija: ‘The Icons’ wins wager task

‘The Icons’ group of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show, have won this week’s wager task.