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Gombe commissioner, others react to death of ex-NAN Boss

Alhaji Ibrahim Kwami, Gombe State Commissioner for Information has expressed great sadness at the news of the passing on of Malam Wada Maida, the former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria.

Raymond Dokpesi, two grandchildren recover from coronavirus

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of DAAR Communications, owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM, and two of his grandchildren have recovered from COVID-19.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP rejects N108 ex-depot fuel price, insist on N70 pump price

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has rejected the new ex-depot price of N108 per litre of the Premium Motor Spirit insisting on a new pricing template that must accommodate a pump price of between N60 to N70 per litre to reflect the crash in the price of crude oil and petroleum products in the international market.
DAAR Communications

DAAR Communications chief tests positive for coronavirus

Raymond Dokpesi Jnr, chairman of DAAR Communications Plc – owners of AIT and RayPower FM, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Suspension of AIT, RayPower licences an affront on freedom of the press

Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi, has strongly condemned the suspension of the licences of African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

Beyond the lifting of licences of AIT/Raypower

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.
Africa Independent Television (AIT)

SERAP: President Buhari must order NBC to reopen AIT/Raypower

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to “prevail on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to immediately end the suspension of the African Independent Television (AIT) and RayPower FM.
Africa Independent Television (AIT)

Kayode Ajulo: NBC’s punishment against AIT too harsh

A Constitutional lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has joined other Nigerians in condemning the punishment meted to DAAR Communication, owner of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), saying it was too harsh.
DAAR Communications

Licence withdrawal: Daar seeks court’s order restraining federal government

The Daar Communications PLC have asked a Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Federal Government from withdrawing its operating licence over alleged breach of broadcast code.

NBC threatens to sanction AIT, Raypower for broadcasting uncensored social media comments

Reacting, the founder of DAAR Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi, said he would protest the latest move by NBC against his media house.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

CUPP alleges plot to jam transmitting equipment of major TV, radio stations on election...

The Coalition of United Political Parties has alleged that agents of the Federal Government have concluded plans to clamp down on media houses and their reporters on election day

Hadiza Usman: Government can’t employ everyone

The managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, says it is impossible for the government to employ everyone.

Presidency: Why President Buhari did not know IGP Ibrahim Idris disobeyed him on Benue...

A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not know about the absence of the Inspector General of Police in Benue because he is “not omniscient”.

Presidency launches programme to promote President Buhari’s policies

The Presidency has launched a weekly television and radio programme which is aimed at promoting the policies and programmes of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration.

CPJ profiles police assault on NAN, AIT reporters

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a U.S.-based journalists’ rights and press freedom campaign organisation, has profiled the police assault of Mrs Taiye Edeni of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

Edo govt shuts Benin FRCN, RayPower over alleged N9.2m tax debt

The Edo State Internal Revenue Service has closed down the Benin station of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and Daar Communications Plc, over alleged indebtedness.

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Official: Why inmates of Kano prison rioted

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified why there was violent protest among inmates of Kurmawa Custodial facility in Kano metropolis on Thursday evening.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Wilfred Ndidi: Kelechi Iheanacho can’t stop scoring after latest heroics vs West Brom

Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is "very proud" of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House rejects bill seeking to reduce cases in Supreme Court

The House of Representatives yesterday voted out a bill seeking to limit the category of litigations that can be appealed at the Supreme Court.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.

Carlton Cole urges West Ham to move for Tammy Abraham

Carlton Cole has urged West Ham to move for unhappy Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
Reigning champions Brazil were drawn with 2016 runners-up Germany, the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia in the Tokyo Olympics men’s football group stages.

Tokyo Olympics: Brazil face Germany in football group stages

Reigning champions Brazil were drawn with 2016 runners-up Germany, the Ivory Coast and Saudi Arabia in the Tokyo Olympics men’s football group stages.

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FILE PHOTO: A still image taken from video footage shows Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is accused of flouting the terms of a suspended sentence for embezzlement, inside a defendant dock during the announcement of a court verdict in Moscow, Russia February 2, 2021. Press service of Simonovsky District Court/Handout via REUTERS

Alexei Navalny ally says “no hope of good news” on his health

An ally of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny said on Monday she was braced for bad news on the health of the hunger-striking opposition politician when his lawyers get to see him again, after they were kept away over the weekend.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC: Export revenue declined by 45.87% to $2.62 billion in 2020

The total revenue generated by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) from crude oil and gas exports fell from $4.84 billion in 2019 to $2.62 billion in 2020.
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NIMASA: SPOMO act improving Nigeria’s image

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) says the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences (SPOMO) Act, is improving Nigeria’s image in its fight against piracy and sea robbery.
Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported.

US investigators looking into breach at software code testing company

Federal officials are investigating a security breach at software auditing company Codecov, which apparently went undetected for months, Reuters reported. Codecov’s platform is used to test software code for vulnerabilities, and its 29,000 clients include Atlassian, Proctor & Gamble, GoDaddy, and the Washington Post.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC: We’ll ensure there is no increase in petrol price

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured that the pump price of petroleum products would not be increased in the new future.