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Group threatens to sue telecoms for disconnecting Nigerians from Twitter

As Nigerians and the international community continue to react over Federal Government’s ban on Twitter operations in Nigeria, a civil society organization, Concerned Nigerians Group, CNG, Sunday, threatened to sue telecommunication companies for disconnecting Nigerians from Twitter.
President Buhari is currently presiding over the continuation of a security meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari urged to employ independent air accident experts to unravel cause of Kaduna...

As Nigerians mourn the death of Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and other senior officers in Air Force plane crash on Friday, Civil Society Organisation and human rights group, Concerned Nigerians, Saturday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to employ independent air accident experts to unravel the cause of the crash.
Kaduna state government has said further checks in the wake of the attack by armed bandits on the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, Igabi LGA indicated that 39 students are currently unaccounted for.

Parents, mates of abducted Kaduna students protest at National Assembly

Parents of the abducted students of the College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka in Kaduna State, have occupied the National Assembly complex, Abuja, in protest.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister says Facebook page hacked after reportedly raining curse on activist

Embattled Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, says his Facebook page was hacked but is now recovered.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

CSO urges DSS to invite Isa Pantami for questioning

A civil society organisation, Concerned Nigerians, has asked the Department of State Service to invite the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, for questioning.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

CSOs threaten to occupy National Assembly over Electoral Act amendment

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations has threatened to occupy the National Assembly after Ramadan fasting, if the lawmakers fail to pass the Bill for an amendment of the Electoral Act.g

CSOs kick against N212 pump price hike

Following the alleged pump price increase of Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, to N212.61, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, at the weekend, kicked against every move to actualize that.
Doyin Okupe

‘N702 million fraud’: Doyin Okupe has no house in Abuja – witness

A defence witness told the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday that a former spokesperson on public affairs for former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, does not own a personal house in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2021 budget to the National Assembly.

CSOs condemn Nigerian government’s proposed sale of public assets to fund 2021 budget

As Nigerian and Nigerians grapple with economic recession and second wave of COVID-19 pandemic, Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, Monday, disagreed and condemned the alleged move by the Federal Government to sell public assets to implement 2021 budget.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

#EndSARS: Court orders probe of Sam Adeyemi, Davido, Tuface, others

A Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has ordered the Commissioner of Police in the Federal Capital Territory to launch an investigation into 50 notable persons who promoted the #EndSARS movement.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

#EndSARS: Man sues ‘protest promoters’ for destruction property

Some prominent Nigerians and activists, who took part in or showed support for the #EndSARS protests against police brutality across the country, have been sued at a Chief Magistrate court in Abuja for promoting the protest.

#EndSARS: Group kicks against NBC’s N3 million fine on AIT, Arise TV, Channels TV

A pro-democracy group, Concerned Nigerian Group, yesterday, kicked against National Broadcasting Commission’s N3 million fine on African Independent Television, Arise Television and Channels Television respectively over alleged unprofessional coverage of #EndSARS protest.
Truth in journalism – piecing together the facts, vetting sources and connecting the details, is “hard” but it is more important now than ever because the effect of fake news is “harder”.

Nigerian government urged to explore other options to fight hate speech

As the protection from internet falsehoods and Manipulation and Other Related Matters Bill, 2019, also known as Social Media Bill continues to be shrouded with controversy at the National Assembly, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Centre for Liberty, CFL, Wednesday, demanded other options to fight hate speech and fake news in view of not infringing on fundamental human rights of Nigerians under democracy.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate commences public hearing on Social Media Bill

The Bill titled: “A Bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and for related matters, 2019,” was sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, representing Niger East.

Amnesty: CSO condemns ‘government-sponsored protest’

A civil rights movement, Concerned Nigerians Group, CNG, Wednesday, condemned alleged government-sponsored protest at the office of Amnesty International, AI.
A federal high court on Wednesday slammed a fine of N200,000 against the Federal Government for stalling the trial of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.

Court orders federal government to pay N200,000 to Omoyele Sowore, Olawale Bakare for stalling...

A federal high court on Wednesday slammed a fine of N200,000 against the Federal Government for stalling the trial of the Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Imo guber: CSO storms US embassy, seeks extension of visa ban to Justice Tanko

Members of a civil society group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, have stormed the embassy of the United States of America in Abuja; seeking extension of visa ban to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, and six other Justices of the Supreme Court.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

Detention: President Buhari should apologise to Omoyele Sowore, Sambo Dasuki – Timi Frank

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to apologise to the duo of Omoyele Sowore and Sambo Dasuki for trampling on their rights.
Timi Frank

Timi Frank: Prevail on President Buhari to release other political prisoners

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has asked lovers of democracy across the globe to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to leave all political prisoners still in detention.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC: We have no hand in attack on Deji Adeyanju, others

The ruling All Progressives Congress has said neither the party national secretariat nor the presidency instigated the attacks on a peaceful protest led by Deji Adeyanju at the Nigeria Human Rights Commission (NHRC) head office in Abuja on Monday.

SERAP petitions UN over attacks on protesters in Abuja

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project has petitioned the United Nations Special Rapporteur, Mr. Clement Voule, on the people’s right to peaceful assembly and association.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and lawyer has narrated the build-up to Sowore and Bakare’s rearrest by the DSS at a Federal High Court in Abuja, barely 24 hours after their release from DSS custody.

Amnesty, SERAP, others threaten mass action over Omoyele Sowore’s re-arrest

Following the re-arrest of convener of RevolutionNow Movement, Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Services, DSS, at the Federal High Court Abuja, last Friday, Amnesty International Nigeria, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, and other civil society groups have threatened to embark on mass action, if the Federal Government failed to release him unconditionally within 14 days.

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