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As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: Nothing will change decision declaring Rivers Christian state

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has indicated that neither intimidation nor propaganda will make him change his decision declaring Rivers a Christian state.

Issa Aremu: Sambo Dasuki, Omoyele Sowore must prove innocence on charges against them

While hailing the release of former National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki and Convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore, Labour leader, Comrade Issa Aremu, has said they must prove their innocence of the charges against them.

ASUU working on measures to tackle intimidation of students – president

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says adequate mechanism has been in place to tackle cases of intimidation and harassment of students in tertiary institutions.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Yuletide: IGP warns policemen against extortion, intimidation

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has cautioned policemen, especially those detailed to man highways during the Yuletide, against misconduct.
Lawyers, under the aegis of Christian Lawyers Forum (CLF) have condemned an alleged harassment and intimidation of the Chief Registrar (CR) of the Federal High Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko.

Lawyers condemn ‘harassment’ of court chief registrar

Lawyers, under the aegis of Christian Lawyers Forum (CLF) have condemned an alleged harassment and intimidation of the Chief Registrar (CR) of the Federal High Court, Mr. Emmanuel Gakko.
Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has described as beastly and inhuman the murder of Salome Abu, a Kogi State People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Women Leader, who was lynched and burned to death soon after the November 16.

Slain PDP woman leader buried amid tears

The charred remains of Mrs Salome Abuh, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) woman leader, who was burnt alive at Ochadamu, Kogi State, on Nov. 18, have been committed to mother earth.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC condemns ‘arrest of members’ in Zamfara

The state Chairman of the party, Lawal Liman, condemned the action in Gusau on Thursday while meeting with the 14 local government chairmen of the party in the state.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Omoyele Sowore: SERAP petitions AU over harassment of Femi Falana

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently intervene and put pressure on the Nigerian authorities and their agents to immediately end the intimidation and harassment of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana, SAN simply for defending their clients’ rights.”
Opposition party Chadema said more than 90 percent of its candidates were disqualified [Sadi Said-Reuters]

Tanzania’s ruling party set to sweep council polls after opposition boycott

Tanzania on Sunday held local government elections, viewed as a test case ahead of national polls next year, with the main opposition party boycotting the ballot citing violence and intimidation.
Yusuf Magaji Bichi, DG DSS

Omoyele Sowore: DSS reported to Africa’s rights commission

A Nigerian rights group has written the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights requesting intervention to stop the harassment by the Department of State Services of detained journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare, their sureties and lawyers, particularly Femi Falana.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo APC National Assembly caucus accuses Governor Obaseki of terrorising residents

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have entrenched the culture of terrorism and political gangsterism at the expense of the state and the All Progressives Congress (APC). The state National Assembly caucus on the platform of the APC has said.

Governor Bello: A little violence is not enough to discredit Kogi election

The re-elected Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday reacted to his victory at the just-concluded election which he described as free and fair.
The reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation in Bayelsa and Kogi states have been strongly condemned by the European Union.

EU reacts to violence, intimidation in Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The reports of widespread incidents of violence and voter intimidation in Bayelsa and Kogi states have been strongly condemned by the European Union.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: SERAP seeks ICC probe of APC, PDP officials over violence

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) “to investigate whether the persistent crimes of corruption, violence, and killings during elections in Nigeria, most recently in Bayelsa and Kogi states, and the repeated failure of the Nigerian authorities to address the crimes amount to violence against Nigerians and crimes against humanity within the jurisdiction of the ICC.”
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Kogi elections: YIAGA Africa reports voter inducement, violence, bribery of INEC and security officers

As results continue to pour in from the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi State, a preliminary report by an independent group of observers has cast a doubt on the credibility of the exercise.

Publisher arraigned for N4 million fraud

The Prosecutor, ASP Ejike Peters, told the court that the complainant, Stanislaus Ntekop, in April gave the defendant N4 million to use as down payment for a N6.4 million contract for the supply of books to the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Minister: Federal government begins processes for social media sanitisation

The Federal Government says it has commenced the process of injecting sanity into the Social Media space to prevent it from setting the nation on fire.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 4

Gombe governor assures journalists of safety, security

As the world marks the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has reiterated his administration’s resolve to provide a safe and enabling environment for journalists to perform their professional duties in the state.

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