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Kayode Alabi

Drama as Kwara APC deputy governorship candidate reads ó tó gé from scripture

A mild drama occurred on Sunday when the All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy Governorship candidate in Kwara, Mr Kayode Alabi, visited Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Gaa Akanbi, to seek spiritual guidance.
Nasir El-Rufai

Nigerian Army confirms 66 killed in Kaduna attack

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of 66 people in the attack on Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
FILE PHOTO- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS-Anushree Fadnavis-File Photo

Twitter says not enough done to prevent online abuse

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has said Silicon Valley companies, including his own, have not done enough to protect victims of online abuse, calling it a "huge fail".
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IG-P), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

Elections: Acting IGP assures neutrality of police

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.
The acting Inspector-General of Police (IG-P), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

Elections: Police will be neutral – IGP Adamu

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IG-P), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured candidates and political parties of police neutrality and fairness throughout the general elections.

NOA warns against fake election results

The National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Gombe State has called on the general public to avoid spreading fake election results to ensure peace during and after the general elections.

February 14 declared National Media Peace Day

Nigerian media practitioners rose from a two-day meeting in Abuja on Saturday with the declaration of February 14 as the National Media Peace Day.
Priscilla Ankut

Kaduna commission constitutes election monitoring team against hate speech, violence

The Kaduna State Peace Commission says it has constituted 2019 elections monitoring team to tackle hate speech and violent threats for peaceful elections.

INEC cautions journalists against fake news

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Bauchi State has urged journalists to shun fake news and work within the rules of their profession.
Isaac Balami

Group calls for reconciliation between Nigerians, leaders

A faith-based organisation, Concerned Nigerian Christians’ Forum (CNCF), has called for reconciliation between ordinary Nigerians and those in the position of authority to foster peace and unity in the country.
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India wants social media platforms to remove content it deems ‘unlawful’

The Indian government has proposed new rules aiming to stop the spread of fake news and misinformation in the country on social media — and local civil liberties groups aren’t happy. Late last month, the Internet Freedom Foundation penned a statement saying that these new rules would act as a “sledgehammer to online free speech.”

Election: You’ll lose if President Buhari wins – PDP tells South East governors

The Anambra State chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council, Mr Oseloka Obaze, yesterday reminded the South-East governors that they stood the risk of losing their re-election if President Muhammadu Buhari wins on February 16.

Election: Governor Ganduje’s aide tasks politicians on issue based campaign

Special Assistant to Kano state governor on internal revenue matters, Alhaji Habibu Sale Mai Lemo, has called on politicians aspiring for different political offices to focus on issue based campaigns rather than inflammatory comments that meant no well for the state and the nation in general.

Governor Ortom: Aso Rock cabal causing bad blood between President Buhari and I

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has accused the alleged cabal in the Presidency of trying to instigate bad blood between him and President Muhammadu Buhari.

Governor Ortom: President Buhari cannot stop me from speaking about killings in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom has said he will not be cowed by President Muhammadu Buhari from speaking his minds about attacks and killings in Benue State.
Bukola Saraki

Police: Senator Saraki’s allegation unprovoked attack on IGP Ibrahim Idris

The Nigeria Police Force has said that the allegation by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that his life was in danger is false and an unwarranted attack on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

Hate campaign: President Buhari suffering guilty conscience – Governor Ortom

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is suffering from guilty conscience especially with regard to the manner in which he had handled the 2018 Fulani pogrom in the state.
Dino Melaye

Police: Dino Melaye engaging in ‘hateful conduct’

The Force Headquarters (FHQ) has accused the Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial district, Mr. Dino Melaye, of engaging in “hate speech and hateful conduct”.

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Joseph Kabila

Party leaders sign loyalty pledge to ex-president Kabila

Democratic Republic of Congo ex-president Joseph Kabila, who yielded power to Felix Tshisekedi after December elections, moved Wednesday to assert his political clout, making the leaders of his FCC coalition sign a loyalty pledge.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Election: PDP advises General Buratai not to drag military into politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, not to drag the military into politics.

Elections: INEC promises automatic employment to exceptional NYSC members

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has pledged automatic employment to members of the National Youth Sevice Corps, NYSC, who are outstanding during the general elections, starting from Saturday.

Minister: Federal government intervention to rescue Arik Air, Aero saved jobs

The Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, yesterday said the federal government interventions in Arik Air and Aero Contractors airlines saved the Nigeria aviation sector from witnessing what would have been huge job loses.
The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, (FCT-IRS) yesterday said that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.

FCT-IRS denies recruitment exercise

The Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service, (FCT-IRS) yesterday said that the service was not embarking on any recruitment exercise as being speculated in some quarters.