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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.
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!”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wife of detained Nigerian journalist, Agba Jalingo, said her husband was charged to court for exposing corruption in Cross River State.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Nigerian Stoke City midfielder Peter Etebo has expressed frustration over his lack of game time under Micheal O’Neil since returning from injury.
The Senate on Tuesday commenced legislative action to address the country’s food security problems when it considered a Bill to that effect.
Niger Delta Youth Council (NDYC) and the National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-agitators, Ijaw Youth Council, amongst others have urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to be deterred by criticisms of the Board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) saying it was the handiwork of enemies of the region orchestrated by youths outside the region.
A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Tuesday, remanded 60 members of the proscribed Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), otherwise called Shi’ite Group, in the Nigeria Correctional Service facilities at Kuje and Suleja.
The Nigeria Police Force has released a list of phone numbers that members of the public can call if they are in trouble.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said the state government owned Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education is to be upgraded to a University of Education.
Jose Mourinho is targeting a bumper £90million transfer swoop for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, according to reports.
As debates continue on the Lagos State Health Insurance Scheme, the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, has picked holes in its structure, saying, it lacks a constituted governing council.
The United States government has expressed concerns over the rearrest of former presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Mr. Omoyele Sowore, by the Department of State Security Services (DSS) on Friday.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has imposed a four-year ban on Russia from all global sport, including the 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup.