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NYPF advocate measures to combat illegal migration

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, has stated that it will lead a global intervention to stem the ugly tide of illegal migration and trafficking in person in Nigeria.

Governor El-Rufai condemns attempts by ‘busybodies’ to deny Kujura killings

The Kaduna State Government has condemned what it described as attempts by some ‘busybodies’ to deny the killings of 66 people in fulani settlements in Kajuru Local Government Area of the state.

Election: Sultan urges Nigerians to protect their votes

Sultan of Sokoto and President of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, on Thursday, called on Nigerians to protect their votes in the presidential election scheduled for Saturday.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf, others for Murtala Muhammed lecture in Abuja

Former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as well as her Botswana and Tanzanian counterparts, Festus Mogae and Jakaya Kikwete will, tomorrow in Abuja, deliver goodwill messages at the Murtala Muhammed Foundation Annual Lecture in memory of former Head of State, the Late General Murtala Muhammed.

Femi Falana, others ask federal government to end Zamfara killings

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana; Transition Monitoring Group (TMG); Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), and other rights activists have tasked the federal government to end the incessant killings in Zamfara State.

Banditry in Nigeria: A brief history of a long war

“Bandits” have emerged as the new bogeyman for insecurity in Nigeria, joining a long (and still growing list) that includes Boko Haram, cultists, herdsmen, kidnappers and militants.
Peter Odili, former Governor of Rivers State

CSOs accuse Peter Odili of using judiciary to thwart justice

Representatives of civil society in the country have described as ‘abuse of judiciary, and the desecration of the nation’s institutions, the non-prosecution of a former governor of Rivers State, Peter Odili, alleging that the judiciary was being used to thwart the course of justice in the land.
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Willie Obiano hails Chukwuemeka Ojukwu’s legacies

Governor Willie Obiano says the history of Nigeria will be incomplete without mentioning the name of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
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MASSOB to build cenotaph for Debe Ojukwu

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State Of Biafra (MASSOB) has said it will build a memorial cenotaph in honour of the late son of the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Debe Ojukwu, who died last week Friday.

Femi Falana petitions NHRC over killing of Shi’ites

Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, SAN, yesterday, petitioned the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, to investigate the killing of 492 Shiites by the Army and the Police between 2014 and 2018.

Shi’ite crisis: Nigeria is playing with fire

No matter what the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force say in the aftermath of the latest face-off with members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, this country cannot justify the measure of force its agents have continued to unleash on this religious group.

2019: Chidi Odinkalu calls for collation, transmission of election results digitally

Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, the Senior Team Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative, has harped on the need for election results to be collated and transmitted digitally.

Amnesty International investigates detention of female IPOB protesters

International rights group, Amnesty International, has begun investigation into the arrest and detention of over 100 women reportedly arrested in Imo State, after a protest on August 18.

Chidi Odinkalu: President Buhari and his security chiefs have become part of Nigeria’s problem

human rights lawyer, Chidi Odinkalu, says President Muhammadu Buhari and security chiefs in the country “have become part of the problem” in Nigeria.

Don’t expect President Buhari to police your states – Femi Falana tells governors

Human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, on Wednesday told governors of the 36 states of the federation not to expect President Muhammadu Buhari to help them maintain law and order in their states.

2019: US consulate to train 100 political journalists

The United States Consulate in Nigeria is to train 100 political reporters and editors ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

Ex-NHRC chief Chidi Odinkalu urges compulsory insurance scheme for journalists on election duty

A former chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, Chidi Odinkalu, on Tuesday advocated for a compulsory insurance scheme for media organisations that deploy reporters for elections.

Ex-Governor Peter Obi: No hope for Nigeria unless we get our politics right

“This is critical because, for any society, if you get most things right and your politics is wrong, everything will go wrong,” Obi said.

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Malian attacks: France reiterates support for fight against insurgency

The Embassy of France in Abuja has condemned the recent attacks by terrorists on the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu.
Nigeria’s Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has debunked rumours stating he has resigned his position as the nation’s vice president.

VP Osinbajo visits Borno

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for a day working visit.
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Arsenal’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of Europa League final

Arsenal have announced that Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not travel to Baku for the Europa League final clash with Chelsea later this month.
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Comptroller: 1,226 against 390 occupies Agodi prisons

No fewer than 1,226 inmates are presently occupying the Agodi Prisons, Ibadan. Originally, the facility was designed to accommodate 390 inmates.

Kunle Afolayan decries segregation in filmmaking in Africa

Kunle Afolanya, veteran Nigerian filmmaker says there is so much segregation in filmmaking between the Francophone and Anglophone countries in Africa.