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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.

House of Reps to revisit Electoral Amendment Act, other bill rejected by President Buhari

The House of Representatives has resolved to revisit the Electoral Amendment Act bill and Nigerian Aeronautical Search and Rescue bill for passage.

Zamfara APC: We’ve received AGF’s letter – INEC

After initial claim that it had not received the controversial letter, the Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday admitted that it had received a letter purportedly written by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), demanding a postponement of the Zamfara State National Assembly, governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
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National Assembly adopts fourth version of Electoral Amendment Act

The Senate and the House of the Representatives Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Tuesday, adopted the fourth version of the 2018/2019 Electoral Amendment Act.
Samson Itodo

YIAGA: Non-conclusion of electoral amendments threat to credibility of 2019 elections

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA-Africa) on Monday said the non-conclusion of electoral amendments constituted a major threat to the credibility of the 2019 elections.
Kabiru Tanimu Turaki

Tanimu Turaki: PDP has not zoned presidential ticket to North West

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has not zoned its presidential ticket to the North West as being speculated in some quarters.

President Buhari taunts Godsday Orubebe over confrontation with Professor Jega in 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari seized the opportunity of the Democracy Day lecture on Monday to taunt Godsday Orubebe, former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, over his attempt to disrupt the final phase of the 2015 general election.

Jimi Lawal: National Assembly can’t veto President Buhari on Peace Corps Bill, Electoral Act...

A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, Jimi Lawal, has declared that the threat by the National Assembly to override President Buhari’s rejection to sign into law, Peace Corps Bill and Electoral Act Amendment, would not see light of the day.

Apologise to Charly Boy, others over police attack – Falana tells IGP

Lagos-based lawyer and rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday, asked the Inspector General of Police to apologise to the members of Civil Societies, who were attacked by the police during a peaceful protest in Abuja against the long absence of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Nigerian oil field sale triggers police raid on Brazil’s largest bank

Brazil’s federal police on Friday raided the headquarters of Latin America’s largest independent investment bank, Banco BTG Pactual SA, and the addresses of its founder Andre Esteves, federal prosecutors said in a statement.

Minimum wage negotiations to continue September 4

The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), and representatives of the Federal Government will reconvene on Sept. 4 to continue negotiations on the new national minimum wage.

Ministry speaks on video showing ‘harassment’ of foreign affairs minister in Vienna

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed a video that has gone viral on social media showing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, being chased out of a meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) generated N39.06 billion in 2018 as against N35.72 billion it generated as local revenue in 2017, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said.

NIS commences e-registration of immigrants

Zone ‘A’ headquarters of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS Ikeja, Lagos, has kicked off the e-registration exercise of migrants in line with the Federal Government directive.
Vehicles seized by the military for transporting Boko Haram insurgents’ fishery products to Maiduguri markets

Nigerian Army: Boko Haram engaging in fishery trade to fund insurgency

The Nigerian Army has warned traders and Borno communities against engaging in illegal fishery trade with Boko Haram insurgents.