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June 12: Femi Falana urged federal government to remember other ‘heroes’

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, has asked the federal government to recognise other Nigerians who played a part in the struggle for the annulled June 12, 1993, election.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senator Lawan: I’ll be a fair servant to all

Newly elected President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has assured that he will lead as a servant and be fair to all in the running of the affairs of the upper legislative chamber.
Africa Independent Television (AIT)

SERAP, CWPPF, others condemn closure of AIT/Ray Power FM

More civil society organisations have joined the wave of condemnation that greeted the Nigerian government’s closure of African Independent Television and Ray Power FM two days ago.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

CSOs: Nigeria leading Africa in climate change mitigation efforts

Some Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, including Climate and Sustainable Development Network of Nigeria, CSDevNet and Pan African Climate Justice, PACJA, say Nigeria is placed in the forefront of leading efforts in Africa to mitigate the effect of climate change.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
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TMG supports open ballot for electing ninth National Assembly leadership

Ahead of the inauguration of the ninth National Assembly, the Transition Monitoring Group has expressed support for adoption of open ballot for election of presiding officers.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC disowns Edo Peoples Movement, others

Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the existence of a phantom group known as Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) in its ranks, noting that the existence of the group is not supported by the party’s constitution.
Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youths Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), on Wednesday urged Nigerian youths to resist all forms of violence capable of causing a breach of the country’s peace and unity.

CSOs task incoming administrations on security

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations in Enugu State has urged incoming administrations in the country to make security of life and property their priority as they take over in May 29.

INEC holds ‘national conversation’ on elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is planning to hold stakeholders meeting and national conversation to review the 2019 General Elections and management of the country’s electoral processes.

Governor Akeredolu decries prevalence of drug abuse in Nigeria

Ondo state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, decried the high rate of drug and alcohol abuse among underage children and school age pupils across the country, urging all stakeholders and authorities to intervene to regulate the tides.

Police arrest 25 suspected cultists, kidnappers in Bayelsa

The police in Bayelsa State on Wednesday said tough times awaited kidnappers, cultists, armed robbers and other criminals following a formal launch of a new crime-fighting strategy, Operation Puff Adder (OPA).
In response to the discovery of environmental Polio Virus strains in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government will embark on House to House polio Immunisation for all children aged 0-five years, irrespective of the previous immunisation status.

Lagos uncovers plot to disrupt ongoing polio vaccination

The Lagos State Government says it has uncovered plot by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) by administering harmful vaccines to children to disrupt the ongoing Polio vaccination in the state.
A group photograph with Kano State governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, his deputy Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, Speaker state assembly Rurum and the newly appointed emirs from left Sarkin Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila; Sarkin Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; from right Sarkin Gaya – Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya and Sarkin Karaye, Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim ll. After the official installation of four new emirs by Kano State governor on Saturday at indoor stadium at Sani Abacha. Photo Sani Maikatanga

Group calls for scrapping of new emirates in Kano

A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.

Governor Masari: We recovered 32,672 animals from rustlers

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on Monday says the dialogue method adopted by the state government between herders and farmers had resulted in the recovery of over 32,672 animals from rustlers from 2015 to date.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Elections: INEC withdraws 25 certificates-of-return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has withdrawn 25 Certificates-of-Return issued to some candidates that won during the 2019 general elections. The decisions to withdraw the certificates were based on court orders.

NHRC, Abuja agencies agree on suspending nightclub raids

The National Human Rights Commission said on Sunday that it had reached a resolution with the Abuja Environmental Protection Board and other agencies of the Federal Capital Territory Administration to suspend the raids of nightclubs and other leisure places in Abuja.
Abubakar Malami

Presidential committee tasks governors on legislature, judiciary autonomy

The Presidential Implementation Committee on autonomy of state legislature and judiciary has tasked state governors on full implementation of autonomy for the two arms of government.
Abubakar Malami

Abacha loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire AGF Malami over $15 million ‘dubious’ lawyers...

Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to lawyers he engaged for the repatriation of $321 million Abacha Loot.

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Olu Akerele: Naming national stadium after MKO Abiola shows President Buhari has good heart

A former aide of Chief MKO Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele, has said that naming National stadium after the late winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari has good heart.
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President Buhari: I declared June 12 democracy day to correct injustice meted-out on Nigeria

Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.

DSS warns against undemocratic activities, confirms arrest of culprits

The Department of State Services said it has observed with concern the deliberate plots and attempts by some subversive and undemocratic elements to incite or pit one ethnic group against the other by stoking the embers of tribal sentiments to cause disaffection and violence across the country.

Don: Honouring MKO Abiola one of President Buhari’s boldest decisions

Prof. Akinyele Aluko of the Global Knowledge Group has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s renaming of Aura stadium after the late MKO Abiola as one of the President’s boldest moves thus far.

June 12: Ex-President Jonathan reduced MKO Abiola to ethnic champion – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.