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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has challenged all youths to take full advantage of the ‘Not too young to run’ bill recently passed by the National Assembly with the aim of lowering the age requirements for elective offices in line with its commitment to youth participation in governance.
As the 2019 general elections approaches, the Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Sen. Shehu Sani has charged Nigerian media to resist any temptation from the political class capable of undermining their reportage.
The U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Stuart Symington, was among stakeholders in the media industry that have counseled journalists to uphold the ethics of their profession and eschew making hate speeches.
The United States Consulate in Nigeria is to train 100 political reporters and editors ahead of the 2019 General Elections.
The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, has expressed solidarity with the Nigerian press on the 2018 World Press Freedom Day, describing free press as necessary ingredient of democracy.
Governments across the world continue to suppress media through censorship or even arrests of journalists on dubious grounds, a prominent human rights watchdog said on Thursday on occasion of the World Press Freedom Day.
Scores of journalists held a sit-in Friday in the Tunisian capital to protest what they say is growing pressure to film, photograph and write only what puts security officers and the government in a good light, reviving memories of the era before Tunisia kicked off the Arab Spring seven years ago.
Pressure is mounting on Cameroonian authorities to set free an author and activist, Dr Patrice Nganang, who was arrested on alighting from a fight in Douala.
The Federal Government says Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not set up to fight for the right of anyone or group but a tool by opposition to destabilise the country.
The Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson Monday met with his Kaduna State counterpart, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai at the Government House, Kaduna.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Most Rev. Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, on Monday disagreed on the best way to entrench and consolidate democracy in Nigeria.
Shah Mathias, the Founder of Ameri Metro Inc, based in the United States, said on Monday that the company was ready to invest over $10 billion in the coastal rail project from Lagos to Calabar and Calabar to Port Harcourt.
The Defence Headquarters says 35 militia herdsmen have been neutralized, while one soldiers paid the supreme price and another one missing in the “Operation Whirl Stroke’’ in Benue, Nasarawa, Taraba and Zamfara states.
The Convener of the Red Card Movement and onetime Education Minister, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, says Nigerians deserve the right to enjoy quality leadership and good governance.
UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Friday that a release ceremony was the third this year, bringing the total number of children released so far this year to 806.
The National Chairman of JOHESU, Mr Biobebelemoye Josiah, has alerted the public on purported efforts by Nigerian doctors to frustrate ongoing talks to end the four-week-old strike embarked upon by the union.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday re-arraigned Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd.), and four others in a Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Maitama, on a 25-count amended charge.
Two lava flows "reached the ocean along the southeast Puna coast overnight," on Hawaii's Big Island, the US Geological Survey, which monitors volcanoes and earthquakes worldwide, said in a statement Sunday.
Vladimir Putin has opened a bridge that will serve as Russia’s only road link to Crimea, demonstrating Moscow’s control over the annexed peninsula and easing its residents’ isolation.