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Amnesty: 19 journalists attacked in Nigeria within nine months

The Amnesty International has launched a report chronicling attacks on the press in Nigeria since 2015.

Abduction: Kano government issues red alert to parents, guardians

Kano State government has issued a red alert to parents and guardians to be vigilant, following the furore generated by the abduction of nine Kano teenagers, rechristened and sold out to slavery in Onitsha, Anambra state.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: PDP campaign council condemns attack on candidate’s convoy

PDP Director of Public Communication, Comrade Austin Usman Okai, has raised alarm over deliberate attack on the convoy of PDP Governorship aspirant, Engineer Musa Wada, in Ankpa by some members of the opposition party.

NBA: DSS notorious for disobedience of court order

Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has described the Department of State Services (DSS) as a notorious agency that enjoys treating judicial process with disdain, particularly as it pertains to obeying orders of courts enforcing the fundamental rights of Nigerians.
Omoyele Sowore

NBA condemns DSS’ acts of impunity, calls for Omoyele Sowore, others’ release

The Nigerian Bar Association on Sunday condemned the Department of State Services’ various acts of impunity and disobedience to court order for the release of the publisher of Sahara Reporters and convener of #RevolutionNow protests, Omowole Sowore.
Timi Frank

Timi Frank: I am prepared to meet Professor Osinbajo in court

Timi Frank has declared that he is ready to meet Professor Yemi Osinbajo in court regarding allegations that the Vice President was involved in a scandal amounting to the sum of ninety billion naira (N90 billion).

Court threatens to jail DSS chief over Omoyele Sowore

The Federal High Court, Abuja Division, has issued a warning that it would order the imprisonment of the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi.
Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya

Insecurity: Gombe governor enlists vigilantes, local hunters’ support

The governor of Gombe state, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has enlisted the support of the vigilante group and other local hunters association to assist the security forces to maintain law and order across the state.
Nigeria Police

FUOYE crisis: Police warn against illegal assembly as NANS ‘relocates’ to Ekiti

The administrative machinery of the National Association of Nigerians Students (NANS) will relocate to Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital, in response to the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, its National Secretary, Comrade Yusuf Farouk said.
Federal University, Oye (FUOYE)

FUOYE killings: NANS relocates to Ekiti for mass action

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has decided to relocate its headquarters to Ado-Ekiti, in response to the killing of two students of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, during a protest over poor power supply.
The much-anticipated inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly has allegedly been performed, behind closed doors.

Court stops National Assembly from taking over Edo Assembly

A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Thursday restrained the National Assembly (NASS) from interfering in the affairs of Edo State House of Assembly.
Omoyele Sowore

Omoyele Sowore: I’m not a coupist

Detained publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 elections, Omoleye Sowore, has told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he is not a coup plotter.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana asks court to speed up hearing of Omoyele Sowore application

The lawyer representing the detained Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, on Thursday prayed the Federal High Court, Abuja, to give a date for his application challenging the prolonged detention.

37 FRSC officials arrested for extortion

A joint inter-agency team led by the anti-corruption agency, ICPC, has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allegedly extorting money from motorists on Nigerian highways.
EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / A picture taken on April 8, 2019 shows shipping containers sitting at the Apapa Port Complex in Lagos, Nigeria's economy hub. - The Nigerian port is congested with hundreds of ships, idly queueing for days to offload containers with goods. Lagos port congestion is affecting port operations and creating a severe backlog at ports, causing carriers’ containers to be held in port for extra days, as well as creating several miles of truck traffic at roads that links to port gates. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Reps summon NNPC, DSS, Customs, CBN chiefs over ports

The House of Representatives on Thursday summoned the Group Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kolo Kyari, Director-General, Department of the State Security Service (DSS), Yusuf Bichi, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Comptroller-General, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Ali Hameed (rtd).
President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

President Buhari ignores Kaduna government’s conditions for Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s treatment

High-level indications have emerged that President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State government under Governor Nasir El-rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and wife could travel for treatment abroad.
President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.

Shiite leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky travels to India for treatment

President Muhammadu Buhari may have jettisoned the stringent conditions prescribed by the Kaduna State Government under Governor Nasir El-Rufai before the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, could travel for treatment abroad.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

#RevolutionNow: Lawyer sues federal government, demands release of detained protesters

A Lagos-based lawyer has taken the Nigerian government before a federal court seeking an order compelling it to unconditionally release all persons arrested and detained in connection with the #RevolutionNow protest.

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