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Bayelsa journalists threaten to boycott election coverage

The leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Bayelsa State Council, has threatened to direct practising journalists not to cover and monitor the 2019 general elections.

Nigerian Army establishes human rights desk

The 82 Division of the Nigerian Army in Enugu State says it has established human rights desks in all its formations to address alleged rights abuses.
Jones Abiri

Incarcerated Nigerian journalist rejoins family, colleagues

Bayelsa Journalist, Jones Abiri, standing trial for alleged involvement in militancy, returned to the warm embrace of his wife, children and colleagues on Tuesday in Yenagoa.
Ayodele Fayose

Ekiti guber: Governor Fayose’s easing tension with comedy – lawyer

Human rights lawyer, Morakinyo Ogele, has said Governor Ayo Fayose was treating the people of Ekiti State to a “huge dose of comedy” over the alleged teargassing incident on Wednesday.

2019: Governor Lalong raises the alarm over piling of arms in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has warned residents who are piling up arms and ammunition for fight during the 2019 general elections to submit them to the security agencies for pardon.

Ex-President Obasanjo set to launch coalition movement

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, is expected to launch Coalition for Nigeria Movement, on Thursday (today), in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Ex-APGA chair Victor Umeh sworn in as Anambra Central senator

The Senate has sworn in Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as the member representing Anambra Central Senatorial District.

2019: Northern youth groups urge President Buhari to drop re-election bid

A coalition of youth groups in Northern Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election.

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Facebook has launched its “Developers Circles’’ in Benin, Edo, a platform that allows people who are technologically inclined to engage with experts, learn new technology and collaborate with developers to build tech products.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Absence of Senator Abbo stalls ‘assault’ trial

The absence of a Senator, Elisha Abbo, who allegedly assaulted a nursing mother, was on Tuesday stalled in a Zuba Chief Magistrates’ Court, in Abuja.

Russia accuses US of stoking military tensions with missile test

Russia on Tuesday criticised the U.S. for ramping up military tensions by testing a ground-launched, medium-range cruise missile weeks after withdrawing from the INF pact with Moscow.
Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa guber: Governor Dickson speaks on who will succeed him

Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa says his preferred candidate for the Sept. 3 primary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will emerge among his loyalists in the Restoration camp of the party.
Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.

Lionel Messi set to face Real Betis as Barcelona injury crisis eased

Lionel Messi is set to hand Barcelona a fitness boost, with the club's captain set to be ready to face Real Betis on Sunday.