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Operation Positive Identification the height of insanity – Mike Ozekhome

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome, in an interview with newsmen, said the entire National Assembly should throw its weight behind the call to suspend the Operation Positive Identification, which he described as “the height of insanity and madness.”

Femi Falana: Kaduna government’s fresh conditions on Ibraheem El-Zakzaky height of provocative contempt

Human rights activist and lawyer, Femi Falana, has criticised the Kaduna State government over the stringent conditions it issued with regards to the permission granted by the court to Sheikh Ibrahim El-zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, to embark on a medical trip abroad.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: June 12 cannot be public holiday when Nigerians are hungry

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has said June 12 remained a threshold in Nigeria’s national life and demanded some soul-searching from Nigerians.

Beyond the lifting of licences of AIT/Raypower

The closure of media houses was a common phenomenon under the defunct military dictatorship in Nigeria. Since the restoration of civil rule 20 years ago, the dangerous trend has continued under succesive regimes either through military invasion of media houses or seizure of copies of newspapers.
Francesca Tilley-Gyado

Nigerian filmmaker shortlisted for Cannes’s ‘short film’ competition

Nigerian filmmaker Francesca Tilley-Gyado has been selected for the prestigious Short Film Competition at the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival scheduled to be held from 14 to 25 May 2019.

NSITF Board: Ministry accuses labour of disrupting inauguration

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has accused the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of disrupting the inauguration of the new board of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF).
Jair Bolsonaro. Andre Coelho-Bloomberg

President Bolsonaro fires Brazil’s controversial education minister

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday sacked his education minister, an ultra-conservative who had drawn public ire over a range of controversial proposals including a revision of school textbooks to deny the 1964 military coup.
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Report: Former CBN chief, wife buy N15.6 billion property in UK

Paul Ogwuma, former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and his wife have acquired property worth £33 million (N15.6 billion), a UK investigative journalism magazine has revealed.
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President Buhari urges Atiku Abubakar, others to accept defeat, say election not a do-or-die...

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, and others to accept the outcome of the 2019 election.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar heads to court, says presidential election a ‘sham’

The presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in last Saturday’s election, Atiku Abubakar, has described the election that produced incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as winner as a “sham”.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari clamping down on judiciary

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki: Justice Onoghen’s suspension coup against democracy

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari as a coup against democracy and a deliberate attempt to endanger our hard-won democracy.
Brazil's President-elect Jair Bolsonaro

Brazilians afraid of losing land after Jair Bolsonaro emerges president

Brazil’s indigenous peoples have long battled to protect their ancestral lands and native cultures — but the election of far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has sparked concerns that hard-won rights could be eroded.
Jair Bolsonaro, far-right lawmaker and presidential candidate for the Social Liberal Party (PSL), gestures to supporters during the second round of the presidential elections, in Rio de Janeiro CREDIT- AFP

Jair Bolsonaro wins Brazil’s presidential election

Former army captain Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil on Sunday, promising a fundamental change in direction for the giant Latin American country, the latest to take a turn to the far-right.

Brazil’s Lula da Silva lambasts far-right VP candidate’s remarks on crime

Brazil's jailed former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday strongly criticized the far-right vice presidential candidate who blamed social problems among youth on the absence of a father figure.

Italian foreign minister meets Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi

Italy's top diplomat held talks with General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the self-declared Libyan National Army (LNA) in a bid to strengthen ties, the Italian foreign ministry said.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s stance on rule of law strange to extant laws

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement of prioritizing national interest above the rule of law is strange to the nation’s extant laws.
Kayode Oladele

Lawmaker calls for immediate trial of ex-DSS chief Lawal Daura

A Federal lawmaker representing Yewa North/Imeko-Afon Federal Constituency of Ogun State, Hon. Kayode Oladele, has condemned in very strong terms the “illegal and irresponsible” shutting down of the National Assembly complex by the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services, Alhaji Lawal Musa Daura, in the early hours on Tuesday.

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Bayelsa/Kogi election: INEC urged on priority-voting for deaf, dumb voters

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