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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.

Correctional service sends SOS to the judiciary on awaiting trial inmates

The Nigeria Correctional Service, formerly the Nigerian Prisons, has sent a Save our Soul (SOS) message to the judiciary on the numerous cases of awaiting trial that posed serious challenges to the service.
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Pensioners hail Kwara governor for prompt payment

Kwara state pensioners have hailed Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for timely payments of their entitlements since he assumed office in May last year.

NUJ mourns journalist killed in Adamawa

The Adamawa Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has declared one-week mourning for Maxwell Nashon, a journalist who was murdered on Wednesday in the state.
Gombe State Governor, Inuwa Yahaya, has said that he took advantage of his trip to Russia with President Muhammadu Buhari to woo investors and development partners for the state. 2

Governor Yahaya: I’m open to criticisms

Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on the delegation of the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on tour of the state not to hide anything they see from Gombe to the world.

Why Oyo is yet to domesticate Freedom of Information Act – commissioner

Prof. Oyelami Oyewo, the Oyo State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, on Tuesday blamed the previous administration of Abiola Ajimobi in the state for not domesticating the Freedom of Information Act, nine years after it was signed into law at the national level.
Coming under the umbrella of the Western Nigeria Security Network (WNSN), Operation Amotekun is an initiative of the six governors in the southwest zone 5

Àmòtékùn: NUJ lauds Southwest governor, says outfit will enhance region’s security

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in the South West zone has commended the governors in the region for the successful launch of the new regional security outfit called ‘Operation Àmòtékùn’.

2020: Lagos speaker tasks newsmen on unity

The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa has called on journalists covering the Assembly to be united in a bid to achieve better results in the New Year.
“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.”

Cross River NUJ disowns incarcerated journalist Agba Jalingo

Agba Jalingo, a Nigerian journalist who is on trial for treason, has reportedly been disowned by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Cross River State Council.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday swore in Senator Smart Adeyemi to represent Kogi West. 1

Smart Adeyemi replaces Dino Melaye at Senate — in pictures

Adeyemi, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), won the recent by-election conducted in the district by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has congratulated Prof. Lilian Imuetinyan Salami on her emergence as the 10th substantive Vice Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

Journalists charge new UNIBEN vice-chancellor to be a team player

The Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Edo Council, on Tuesday charged the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Prof. Lillian Imuetinyan Salami, to work with her management team, to enable her succeed.

How security agents aid and abet criminals in Rivers – monarch

The Regent of Ekpeye kingdom which is made up of Ahoada-East and Ahoada-West in Rivers State, Eze Felix Otuwarikpo, has accused officers of Nigerian Army of being in cahoot with criminal elements who engage illegal oil bunkering and continue to vandalise oil pipes, causing environmental pollution in his domain.

Enugu governor hits at journalists over sale of press centre

The Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Tony Adibe, came down heavily on the leadership of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council for the indiscriminate sale and lease of all the parcels of land in the entire large premises of the Council popularly called Enugu Press Centre.
Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom government urges partnership with media professionals

Media professionals in Akwa Ibom state have been applauded for their efforts to project the numerous developmentals strides recorded by Governor Udom Emmanuel and have been urged to sustain the partnership.

NSCDC partners journalists to check fake news

The Nasarawa State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has on Friday pledged to partner with media practitioners to check fake news in the state.

Afe Babalola: Nigeria doesn’t need new law on hate speech

Aare Afe Babalola (SAN), founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), has lampooned the champions of Hate Speech Bill, saying Nigeria has enough laws to tackle the menace.

Afe Babalola: No need for hate speech bill, there are enough laws

Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) on Wednesday described the hate speech bill as a slide to dictatorship and that there was no need for extra laws in Nigeria.
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Senator Gyang: We’ll stand against Hate Speech bill

The Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Barr. Istifanus Gyang, has kicked against the Hate Speech bill and a bill for the protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation which has passed second reading in the floor of the Nigerian Senate.

Ogun NUJ halts inauguration of factional exco

The National Secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), on Saturday, stopped the planned inauguration of a factional executive of the union in Ogun State.

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Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has promised to navigate the State into prosperity under his watch, in his maiden broadcast to the people of the state on Wednesday.

Prince Ogbonna: Imo sports need quality administrator

Seasoned football technocrat, Prince Eleazar Onyewuchi Ogbonna, has called on the new Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma to assemble a formidable cabinet including a good sports administrator to steer the ship of governance of the state.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has underlined his determination to continue at the helm despite suffering another painful defeat, this time at the hands of West Ham.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer: Manchester United need to make ‘quality’ signings

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists the club need “quality” signings to help his mentally fatigued young squad after losing to Burnley.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police arrest 1,527 kidnap suspects, recover 2,037 firearms in 2019

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has said that the force had arrested 1, 527 kidnap suspects and recovered 2,037 firearms across the country in 2019.