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Senator Bob Menendez, Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities.

New Jersey senator condemns Omoyele Sowere’s re-arrest in Nigeria

Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after Omoyele Sowore, a prominent Nigerian-American journalist and activist, was arbitrarily re-arrested yesterday by Nigerian authorities.
United States former First Lady Michelle Obama has paid a visit to Nigerian-born Njideka Akunyili-Crosby.

Ex-First Lady Michelle Obama visits Nigerian-born artist Njideka Akunyili-Crosby in her studio

Chidiogo had hashtagged Njideka and posted: “So this just happened! Casual Saturday in the Akunyili Crosby family. When the Michelle Obama pays a visit to your studio!”
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.”
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Senate issues 7-day ultimatum to CBN, FIRS, others

The senate on Wednesday issued 7-day ultimatum to the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Federal Inland Revenue Service, and others defaulting to submit their statements of income and expenditure accounts spanning from 2017- 2019 to do so or face dire consequences.
Maltese national Yorgen Fenech was detained on his yacht at dawn as he tried to leave Malta the day after an alleged middleman was offered a pardon if he identified the assassination’s mastermind, the source said.

Police: Businessman arrested over journalist murder

Malta police on Wednesday arrested a businessman in connection with the 2017 murder of investigative journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia, a police source told AFP.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan after casting his vote at his hometown polling unit, Otueke, Bayelsa State, has said that he was not happy at what he observed.

Bayelsa guber: I’m disappointed – Ex-President Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan after casting his vote at his hometown polling unit, Otueke, Bayelsa State, has said that he was not happy at what he observed.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with the Archbishop of Canterbury, the most reverend and right honourable Justin Welby at the Lambeth Palace, London. 4

SERAP transmits letter to Archbishop of Canterbury over Omoyele Sowore’s case

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby urging him to use his good offices and leadership and his friendship with President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on him to obey court orders most recently involving activists Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare who remain in arbitrary detention despite a court order for their release.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 15, 2014, general manager of Alarab TV, Jamal Khashoggi, looks on during a press conference in the Bahraini capital Manama. - US President Donald Trump said October 11, 2018 he was not yet prepared to limit arms sales to Saudi Arabia over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance, but he faced mounting pressure from concerned American lawmakers. Saudi Arabia is one of the world's largest arms purchasers, with most of them coming from the United States.Khashoggi, a contributor to The Washington Post, vanished more than a week ago during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Turkish government sources say he was murdered there, a claim Riyadh denies. (Photo by MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH / AFP)

Uber chief calls Jamal Khashoggi killing a ‘mistake’, then backtracks

The chief executive officer of Uber has expressed regret after calling the gruesome killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "mistake" by Saudi Arabia's government and comparing it to a fatal self-driving crash involving one of the ride-hailing firm's cars.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

President Buhari hails Mamman Daura at 80

On the auspicious occasion of 80th birthday of Baba Mamman Daura, November 9, 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has joined all family members and friends of the veteran journalist in celebrating the milestone, congratulating him for many years of love and sacrifices for the nation, especially in his chosen career, journalism.
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that they will continue to speak to Eberechi Eze for him to commit his international future to Nigeria.

Gernot Rohr: We would continue to talk to Eberechi Eze to play for Nigeria

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that they will continue to speak to Eberechi Eze for him to commit his international future to Nigeria.
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

My husband charged for exposing graft – Agba Jalingo’s wife

Wife of detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, said her husband was charged to court for exposing corruption in Cross River State.

Police detain webmaster over published story

Police operatives have arrested a professional webmaster, Adebowale Adekoya, over an investigative news story published last year.

Journalist slams N150 million damages suit against DSS over ‘unlawful detention’

A journalist, Chido Onumah, had dragged the Department of State Services (DSS) and its Director General before the Federal High Court Abuja, over his alleged unlawful arrest and detention by operatives of the security agency last month.

Controller General sets up panel to investigate Ikoyi prison over undercover report

The Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has set up a panel to investigate Ikoyi Prisons following the exposure of corrupt practices in Nigerian prisons by Fisayo Soyombo, an undercover journalist.

Journalist to institute N1 billion suit against Kogi governor over ‘assault’

Bassey Etuk Williams, a journalist and publisher of Aljazirah Nigeria Newspapers, has commenced process of instituting a N1 billion suit against Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.
BBC Africa Eye journalist Kiki Mordi

I jave been threatened over #SexForGrades investigation – BBC journalist

Kiki Mordi, an undercover journalist with the BBC Africa Eye, has revealed that she received threats after releasing an investigation which exposed sexual harassment in West African universities.

UNILAG suspends lecturer, shuts down staff club ‘cold room’ over alleged sexual harassment

The University of Lagos, UNILAG, has suspended lecturer, Boniface Igbeneghu, a former sub-dean of the Faculty of Art and head pastor of local Foursquare Gospel Church over a viral video where he was caught on camera allegedly demanding sex from a lady “seeking admission.”

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Peter Etebo set for talks with Stoke City manager over lack of playing time

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate considers bill to address food security problems in Nigeria

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Niger Delta youths urges President Buhari to inaugurate NDDC board to avert crisis

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