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Marylin Amobi

Coalition seeks federal government’s action against NBET chief

A coalition of civil society groups has called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to act on the corruption allegations against the director-general of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC (NBET), Marilyn Amobi, and the alleged victimisation of the whistleblowers at the agency.

Clement Nwankwo: Governor El-Rufai’s threat dangerous signal to local-election observers too

Convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Clement Nwankwo, has said that the recent threats by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, is a dangerous signal not only to international observers but to local ones as well.

Full List: INEC names 116 domestic groups, 28 foreign bodies as election observers

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday announced the names of 144 observers that will monitor the 2019 general elections.
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Malaysia stripped of 2019 world para swimming championships

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Sunday stripped Malaysia of the right to host the 2019 world para swimming championships after the country banned Israeli athletes from participating.
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IPC condemns killing of Ghanaian investigative journalist

The International Press Centre (IPC), has condemned in very strong terms, the brutal killing of Ghanaian undercover Journalist, Ahmed Husein.

Nigeria set to host international Lassa fever conference

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is set to host the first-ever international Lassa fever conference in Nigeria.
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IPC condemns shooting of journalists at Lagos APC rally

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, has condemned the shooting of journalists at the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lagos rally on Tuesday.
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Police file rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath

Indian police said on Wednesday that they had registered a rape case against Bollywood actor Alok Nath, a rare development in India’s burgeoning #MeToo movement, with very few accusations under investigation by the authorities.

Don wants reforms in Nigerian media

A don has called for a comprehensive reform of the media and for journalists to avoid sycophancy in the discharge of their duties, especially during the 2019 general election and beyond.

South Sudan rebels open humanitarian corridor in border town

South Sudan’s main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-in Opposition (SPLA-IO), has for the first time since outbreak of renewed violence in 2016 allowed humanitarian access to Pibor in the country.
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2019: IPC tasks journalists on professional ethics

Bearing in mind the salient roles that politics plays in people’s lives, the International Press Centre (IPC) has urged journalists to ensure they strictly abide by the ethics of the journalism profession as 2019 general elections draw closer.
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Heat could make Tokyo 2020 Olympic marathon ‘deadly’ – doctors

A group of Japanese doctors on Wednesday urged Olympic organisers to start the Tokyo 2020 marathon as early as 5:30am, saying failure to do so could “lead to deaths” from heatstroke.

IPC, EU trains journalists on best media practices

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos in collaboration with European Union Support to Democratic Governance in Nigeria (EU-SDGN), recently held a two-day capacity building workshop for 40 journalists on the best media practices in covering the electoral process.
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.
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2019: Journalists urged to be conflict-sensitive

The Director, International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos, Mr Lanre Arogundade, has advised Journalists to be conflict-sensitive in their reports as the country prepares for 2019 general elections.

NESG calls for special intervention fund on mass housing devt

The Infrastructure Policy Commission (IPC) of Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advocated the need for Nigeria to develop a special intervention fund that would help to subsidise the cost of mass housing development.

UN: Seven million people in S/Sudan at risk of severe food insecurity

Three UN agencies on Monday warned that seven million people in South Sudan, almost two-thirds of the population, could become severely food insecure in the coming months without sustained humanitarian assistance and access.

NOA urges INEC to include weekend in ongoing CVR in Lagos

Following series of complaints trailing the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration, (CVR), exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) in Lagos state, the National Orientation Agency, (NOA), has formally written to the Commission to extend the exercise to include Saturday’s.

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4 The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said it has commenced aerial display of its fighter aircraft in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as part of its activities to mark the country’s 58th Independence Day celebration on October 1.

NAF jet destroys terrorists’ camp in Borno

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Operation LAFIYA DOLE has decimated a Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) camp and neutralised some of their fighters at a settlement called Arboko in Borno.
Bayern Munich’s French midfielder Franck Ribery (R) vies with Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (C) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16, first leg football match between Liverpool and Bayern Munich at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, north-west England on February 19, 2019. – The game finished 0-0. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool players not clinical enough against Bayern Munich

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his players were not clinical enough in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against German side Bayern Munich.
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FIFA to decide Women’s 2023 World Cup host in secret

Football's world governing body has been heavily criticised for failing to put the decision to a vote, as happens with the men's World Cup.

Gunmen in SUV kill Imo APC ward chairman

Gunmen suspected to be political killers have shot dead the All Progressives Congress chairman in Logara/Umuohiagu Ward in the Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State.
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Lawrence Ezeh: I remain APC candidate in Enugu East senatorial zone

Chief Lawrence Eze of the All Progressives Congress says he remains the candidate of the party for the Enugu East Senatorial Zone in the February 23, National Assembly election.