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Ibrahim Gambari wants political leaders, others to address Nigeria’s challenges

Former Nigerian’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, calls on political leaders, researchers, students and the academia in the country to unite in addressing the nation’s challenges.

Nigerian media and political accountability

“Only a redeemed media can redeem the nation from drowning in the turbulence of malicious misinformation and hate-mongering that is already gathering,” – Prof Ayobami Ojebode on Thursday, November 29 at the Radio Nigeria 2018 Annual Lecture in Abuja.

DSO: Court warns ICPC over misrepresentation of its proceedings

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has warned the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), against misrepresenting proceedings of the court, saying it took strong exceptions to a statement said to be a press release from the spokesperson of the Commission in respect of a case before the court.
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Muhammadu Buhari approves 213 new broadcasting licences

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the issuance of operating licences to 213 new public and private broadcasting outfits in the country.

NBC: Installation of facilities for Gombe Digital Switch Over completed

Malam Is’haq Kawu Modibbo, the Director-General, National Broadcasting Commission says Pinnacle Communications Ltd has finished installation of equipment for Gombe State Digital Switch Over.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (R), inspecting food items at the Utako Market, during the launch of TraderMoni in Abuja on Thursday (6-9-18). 04819-6-9-2018-Ibrahim Sumaila-JAU-NAN

HDP drags INEC, APC to court over TraderMoni scheme

The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court over the short period given to parties to campaign in preparation for the 2019 general election.
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Kayode Fayemi moves to reposition education in Ekiti

In a bid to reposition education in Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi, on Friday, inaugurated visitation panels for three state-owned institutions.
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NBC completes digital mapping of Nigeria

Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), on Tuesday said that the commission had completed work on digital mapping of the entire country.

CSJ: Weak electoral laws responsible for vote buying in Nigeria

The poser now is whether there’s a monitoring mechanism in place between INEC and the political parties to verify if they do not receive funds from outside Nigeria and if they are under obligation to submit their detailed bank accounts for INEC’s scrutiny”.

12 Kwara APC guber aspirants present manifestoes

Twelve of the 13 governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara on Wednesday in Ilorin presented their manifestoes to the party leadership and members.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: Era of imposition over in Kwara politics

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the era of imposition is over in Kwara politics and that there is no favoured candidate among the governorship aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ambassador Gambari cautions against use of religion, ethnicity to divide Nigerians

Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, a scholar and diplomat, has identified those who fan the flames of division using ethnic, religious and cultural diversity tools as the enemies of the Nigerian state.

NBC to shut down debtor radio, television stations

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday said it would shut down radio and television stations owing the commission licensing fees.

Hate speech: NBC to sanction Ondo Televison

The National Broadcasting Commission says it will sanction Ondo State Television Service for broadcasting hate speech against Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti during the recent governorship election in the state.

Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu: NBC does not ban songs

The Director-General of National Broadcasting Commission, Ishaq Midibbo-Kawu, has clarified the recent media report that his commission banned some songs.

NBC condemns demolition of Yinka Ayefele’s Fresh FM

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has condemned the demolition of the structure housing the Fresh FM in Ibadan by the Oyo State Government.
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Oyo government insists due process followed in demolition of Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo State Government, on Monday, reiterated that due process was followed in the demolition of Ayefele’s Music House, explaining that no court order restrained it from carrying out its statutory role in public interest.
Yinka Ayefele Music House

Why we pulled down Yinka Ayefele’s Music House – Oyo government

The Oyo state government has defended its decision to demolish Fresh FM, a radio station belonging to Yinka Ayefele, a gospel artiste.

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Ndigbo Muslims: We’ll vote for those who will carry us along

South Eastern Muslims Organisation of Nigeria (SEMON), a socio-cultural Igbo group, says it will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari to express its grievances over the alleged marginalisation of Igbo Muslims.

Goodluck Jonathan: Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to Nigeria

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan says President Muhammadu Buhari has been of great service to the country.
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Nigerian, Chinese miners set to strengthen economic relations

The Miners Association of Nigeria and China Miners Association have reached an agreement to strengthen the existing bilateral economic relationship between the two bodies.