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Jimi Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje: I’ll free Lagos from Alphabeta

Lagos PDP gubernatorial candidate Jimi Agbaje says he will free the state from Alphabeta consulting
Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Jide Sanwo-Olu: We will open Lagos government books

The Lagos State All Progressives Congress gubernatorial candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and his running mate, Femi Hamzat, on Tuesday pledged to run a transparent budgetary system if elected into office in next year’s polls.
Atiku Abubakar

Group accuses Atiku Abubakar of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Official: Foreign ministry is FOI-compliant

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has condemned media reports that the Ministry is not in compliance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2011.

Tijjani Bande: Nigeria has demonstrated respect for rule of law

Nigeria has consistently demonstrated respect for the rule of law at both the national and international levels, the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the UN, Amb. Tijjani Bande said.
President Buhari hosts Kannywood Entertainers (Music and Movies) to Dinner in State House on 18th Oct 2018 3

Group: Muhammadu Buhari’s position on his certificate has been consistent

A pro-Buhari group, Re-Elect Buhari Movement (RBM), has dismissed the outrage that followed the submission of an affidavit in place of certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by President Muhammadu Buhari to pursue his second-term ambition by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Femi Falana: It’s a shame we don’t know how much oil Nigeria is producing

Human Rights Lawyer, Femi Falana, said it was shameful that there was no accurate record of the volume of crude oil being produced in Nigeria daily.
Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu

Suleiman Adamu renders account on water projects in court

The Minister of Water Resources Engr. Suleiman Adamu has finally fulfilled his promise to render account on spending on water projects across the country by providing Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) with detailed information on spending of billions of naira on 292 projects between 2010 and 2016.

Federal government sets deadline for MDAs to comply with FOI Act

The Federal Government has set a December 2018 deadline for all ministries, departments and agencies, MDA, of government to publish information as required by the Freedom of Information, FOI, Act.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo guber: PDP’s Seyi Makinde threatens Abiola Ajimobi with legal action over state’s finances

Gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has threatened to sue Governor Abiola Ajimobi and the state government over its continued silence on issues concerning the state’s finances.
COPA said it delayed releasing the video and related material because of concerns about the legality of releasing of information related to wards of the state [Screenshot of video released by COPA] [Daylife]

Video shows Chicago officer shooting unarmed autistic teen

Newly released surveillance footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department described as an armed confrontation.

2019: Labour promises to vote out leaders owing salaries, pensions

The organized labour has threatened to vote out those owing workers salaries, pension and gratuities in the 2019 general elections.
ActionAid Nigeria

ActionAid trains journalists on reporting corruption

Not fewer than forty journalists are currently undergoing three day training on corruption and investigative data reporting in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

SERAP sues NYSC over failure to publish Kemi Adeosun’s exemption certificate

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure, and the NYSC over failure to publish specific documents and information on Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun’s application for NYSC exemption, and seeking to compel them to explain if she obtained any Exemption Certificate from the corps.
Samuel Ogundipe

IPC outraged over detention of Premium Times reporter by Police

The International Press Centre in Lagos has said it is outraged by the detention of Premium Times Security Sector Reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, as well as the harassment of the newspaper’s Editor-In-Chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and Education Reporter, Azeezat Adedigba, on Tuesday.
Ayodele Atsenuwa

Don: Nigerians should use FOI Act to fight corruption

Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa, the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, on Wednesday said that the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, 2011 can be used as an effective tool by Nigerians to expose and fight corruption in the Education, Health and Water sectors in the country.
Donald Trump

Secret papers suggest Donald Trump’s aide conspired with Russia

The FBI believed that a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump was “collaborating” with Russia as it worked to influence the 2016 presidential election, top secret documents released to US news organizations have revealed.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

FOI: Femi Falana accuses NNPC chief of insubordination

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana, has accused the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, of insubordination, following his refusal to comply with the directive of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, to supply the information requested by Falana pertaining to the importation of fuel into the country.

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Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo guber: PDP chides Pastor Ize-Iyamu for adopting Comrade Oshiomhole’s style

The Peoples Democratic Party National Campaign Council, PDPNCC, for Edo governorship election yesterday mocked says the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for saying that he would follow the footprint of the former APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, if voted into power.
Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen says he’s delighted to be joining Napoli and can’t wait to make his first appearance for the Club.

Manu Garba: Victor Osimhen will be big hit for Napoli in Serie A

“Having worked with Osimhen in the national Under-20 team that failed to qualify for the World Cup in 2017, I know he has the quality and ability to succeed in any league in the world. I have always known he will go places, so I am not surprised Napoli spent so much to get his signature,” Garba said.

Nigerian Breweries earns N152 billion revenue in six months

Nigerian Breweries Plc says it earned a revenue of N152 billion for the half-year (H1) ended June 30, 2020.
Leon Balogun made his debut while Joe Aribo was in action as Glasgow Rangers secured a 1-0 win over Aberdeen in their first game of the 2020-21 season.

Leon Balogun hails Rangers duo after impressive win vs Aberdeen

Rangers’ new defender savoured his opening Scottish Premiership experience with an impressive performance in his side’s 1-0 win at Aberdeen, courtesy of Ryan Kent’s first-half strike.
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right), Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Lawrence Ejiofor (right), Commissioner for Housing, Chief Festus Ochonogor (1st left), and Arc. Kester Ifeadi, project consultant, (2nd left), during the Governor’s inspection of the Leisure Park and Film village under construction in Asaba Monday

Governor Okowa: We‘ll boost Delta economy through projects

Delta State Governor Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, assured that the state government would continue to give priority attention to projects that would boost the economy and enhance the living condition of the people.