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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.
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) and its governorship candidate in the last election, Owolabi Salis, on Tuesday, at an Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Ikeja, lost their bid to stop the swearing-in of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, as the governor of Lagos State on May 29.
Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo as well as Super Falcons striker Asisat Oshoala and The Nations’ correspondent Tunde Liadi top the list of nominees for the 6th edition of the prestigious Nigeria Pitch Awards as organisers revealed in Lagos on Thursday the identities of prospective winners.
The Alliance for Democracy (AD) governorship candidate, Chief Owolabi Salis, has filed a petition in the Lagos State Governorship Electoral Tribunal to stop the inauguration of Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the Executive Governor on May 29.
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been sued at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory over alleged defamation of the person of President Muhammadu Buhari and his family.
A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court Wednesday ordered the final forfeiture of N2.7 billion recovered from former Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosu, to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Kogi High Court sitting in Idah on Wednesday dismissed a libel suit filed by suspended Kogi chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Ocholi Ameh, against the Guardian Newspaper, Punch and Vintage Press for lacking in merit.
The Punch Newspaper correspondent, Mr. Friday Olokor, who was detained last week by Nigerian soldiers has given 48-hour ultimatum to the army to file a written apology in addition to a N50million compensation over “unlawful arrest, grievous assault, inhuman and degrading treatment” by soldiers from the 3rd Army Division in Jos, Plateau State.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has hailed the order of a Federal High Court in Lagos for the temporary forfeiture of the sum of N2.3 billion recovered from Adesola Amosu, a former Chief of Air Staff.
A Lagos Division of the Federal High Court has granted a temporary forfeiture of ₦2.2 billion recovered from a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice-Marshal Adesola Amosu.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari demonstrated uncommon courage by declaring June 12 as Democracy Day.
Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has commiserated with the Aboderin family and Punch newspapers over the death of Mr. Gbadebowale Aboderin, who until his death last Wednesday, was the Chairman of Punch Media Limited, describing him as a crusader for public good.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Friday, expressed sadness over the demise of the Chairman of Punch Newspapers, Mr. Wale Aboderin.
About three weeks after the death of General Secretary of Christian Association of Nigeria, Dr. Musa Asake, the family of the deceased have told the Christian organisation not to get involved in burial arrangements for the deceased clergyman.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, has said the new coalition led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo was not a threat to a possible PDP victory in the 2019 general elections.
Innocent Chukwuma, CEO of Innoson Nigeria Limited, has filed a N200 billion lawsuit against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
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The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday in Abuja winged its first female fighter pilot, first female helicopter pilot and first female Air Warrant Officer.
Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Nigerian-born Ugbana Oyet, 43, as the UK House of Common Serjeant at Arms.
The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, has finally dismissed embattled senior lecturer in the Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Physical Sciences, Peter Ekemezie.
Barcelona are keen on signing Red Bull Salzburg youngster Karim Adeyemi but have a tough battle on their hands to do so.
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has promised to ensure that justice is done for the nine children and victims of kidnapping from the state.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Omu-Aran Unit Command in Kwara State, has returned N119, 000 and other valuables recovered at the scene of a lone auto-accident in Omu-Aran to their owners.
The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) says it will review the curriculum of its educational institutions across the country to make more impact in the world of science and technology.
Despite making only a cameo appearance against Brazil, Super Eagles defender Shehu Abdullahi has expressed great satisfaction with the 1-1 result against Brazil in an international friendly on Sunday afternoon.
The Ekiti State Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Sunday, declared its readiness to participate in the forthcoming Local Government elections scheduled for December 7.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has said that the dynamics of crime in the country has over time become increasingly complex.