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UNESCO inaugurates Global Media Defense Fund for journalists’ safety

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has warmly welcomed the establishment of a new Global Media Defense Fund at the initiative of the United Kingdom and Canada and their respective pledges of £3 million ($3.8m) over five years and of 1 million Canadian Dollars ($765,000) to the Fund.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has launched a Communication portal to receive meaningful suggestions and complaints with the aim of assisting pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj.

NAHCON launches suggestions, complaints portal for 2019 Hajj

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has launched a Communication portal to receive meaningful suggestions and complaints with the aim of assisting pilgrims to the 2019 Hajj.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo Assembly crisis: General Airhiavbere accuses Governor Obaseki of losing control of APC

A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State, Major General Charles Airhiavbere (rtd), has said that the unfolding drama in the state where Governor Godwin Obaseki failed to send letter to the Clerk for the formal inauguration of the State assembly was an indication that he has lost control of the APC in the state.

Akwa Ibom communities protest oil firm’s breach of agreement

The failure of Frontier Oil Ltd, operators of Seven Energy, in judiciously implementing the terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is responsible for the current face-off between it and its host communities – Esit Eket and Ibeno – in Akwa Ibom State.
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has begun full-scale investigation to ascertain the viral video of the helicopter that landed on the Benin-Ore Expressway on Sunday.

TAL: Why our helicopter landed on Benin-Ore expressway

Barely one week after a helicopter landed in the Benin – Ore Expressway, the company that operated the flight: Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited (TAL) said the chopper embarked on medical evacuation for medical services to save a life.

Governor El-Rufai makes new appointment

El-Rufai noted that some of the Special Advisers were reappointed to the roles they played in the first term of the governor, while one is joining the team afresh.
Ahmad Lawan

Senate Presidency: Senator Lawan unveils legislative agenda

Front line runner for the position of Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, unveiled his agenda for the Ninth Senate if elected Senate President.
Yakubu Dogara

Speaker Dogara denies joining speakership race

Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house of representatives, has denied reports that he had joined the race to retain his position as speaker in the 9th Assembly.
Ahmadu Fintiri

Governor Fintiri appoints SSG, media aide

The newly sworn in Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has appointed Alhaji Ahmad Bashir as Secretary to the State Government (SSG).

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.
President Buhari receives in Courtesy Visit Labour Leadership led by President of Nigeria Labour Congress Ayuba Wabba in State House on 7th Mar 2019-3

Children’s Day: Federal government will review national drug control master plan – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Monday, disclosed that the Federal Government would review the National Drug Control Master Plan 2015-2019 with a focus on drug control and consumption.

Social media shut in Eritrea

Social media services have been blocked in Eritrea, with people now sending messages via VPN.

FEC approves water projects, demolition equipment, others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved a number of contracts including a water project and the installation of 30 kilometers pipeline at the cost of N2.5 billion.
Dupe Atoki

Judge charges Nigerian officials to seek legal redress instead of harassing journalists

A judge of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Dupe Atoki, has charged Nigerian public officials to seek legal redress when they feel offended by a news report, instead of harassing and intimidating the journalist.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-7

FEC approves N169.74 billion for 10 road projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N169.74 billion for award of contracts for the construction and rehabilitation of 10 roads across the country.

World Press Day: JAP urges federal government to support journalists

Mr Wale Elekolusi, the Coordinator, Journalists Against Poverty (JAP), has called for the continued support of the Federal Government to enable journalists carry out their duties in the interest of the citizens.

e-Tickets: Nigerian, UK tech companies sign £56 million contract

Two technology companies, from Nigeria and the UK, have signed a £56 million agreement to provide card technology, which would allow commuters to travel with public transport without cash or a paper ticket.

Presidential panel recovers $20 million hidden in bank

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property on Wednesday said it had recovered sum of 20 million dollars from one of the commercial banks in the country.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.