2019 Polls: HURIWA acting politicians’ script to incite violence in Nigeria, Coalition discloses

The Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution said it has unraveled a plot by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) to incite violence in Nigeria over the outcome of the 2019 general election. The coalition said HURIWA was only being used by some selfish politicians to cause anarchy … Continue reading 2019 Polls: HURIWA acting politicians’ script to incite violence in Nigeria, Coalition discloses

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Akinrinnade cautions media on reports of insurgency war

Former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Gen. Alani Akinrinade (rtd), has cautioned the media on false reports on happenings in the war against Boko Haram insurgency.   Akinrinade gave the advice at the 81 Division West African Social Activities (WASA), at 65 Battalion parade ground, warning that, “the exaggerated and sometimes entirely fabricated falsehood on the social … Continue reading Akinrinnade cautions media on reports of insurgency war

War Terror: 300 CSOs endorse Buhari for second term, give reasons

The reelection bid of President Muhammadu Buhari got a boost on Thursday as over 300 leading civil society organizations declared their support for his second term in office. The groups hinged their reason on the sterling performance of the president in area of security. According to the groups, Buhari has been outstanding on his war … Continue reading War Terror: 300 CSOs endorse Buhari for second term, give reasons

Uganda Closes 23 Radio Stations for ‘Promoting Witchcraft’

Ugandan authorities have closed 23 radio stations for “promoting witchcraft’’ and trying to con people out of money. The stations’ licencses were suspended after they had guests on air who claimed they could heal diseases like HIV, Pamela Ankunda, the Uganda Communications Commission spokesperson, told dpa on Wednesday. “The radios have been promoting witchcraft. People … Continue reading Uganda Closes 23 Radio Stations for ‘Promoting Witchcraft’

Presidential Debate: APC Shields Buhari’s Intellectual Laziness, Says Jonathan *Charges APC ‘Prove You’re a Party of Progressive Intellectuals At Debate’

The Presidential Campaign Organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of stopping its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari from participating in a presidential debate being organised by the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) as a means of shielding the intellectual laziness and inability of the former military dictator to constructively … Continue reading Presidential Debate: APC Shields Buhari’s Intellectual Laziness, Says Jonathan *Charges APC ‘Prove You’re a Party of Progressive Intellectuals At Debate’

#NigeriaDecides: Buhari is Clueless About How To Revive Economy, Can’t Remember His Phone Number, Says Jonathan

So Clueless? Can you imagine? Pa Buhari can’t remember his phone number –Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday during a rally in Enugu said that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), cannot remember his own mobile phone number. Jonathan, whose unscripted address was mostly a response to previous statements made by Buhari, … Continue reading #NigeriaDecides: Buhari is Clueless About How To Revive Economy, Can’t Remember His Phone Number, Says Jonathan

Al Jazeera Correspondent Killed in Syria

Al Jazeera Media Network's Arabic correspondent in Syria, Mahran Al Deeri, has been killed while covering battles in the city of Al Sheikh Maskin in rural Daraa, Syria. According to his family members, Mahran died on Wednesday while taking cover from government fire as his car hit the vehicle of rebel fighters after he turned … Continue reading Al Jazeera Correspondent Killed in Syria

Nigeria Releases Names of 2013, 2014 National Honours Award Recipients as Police, Teacher, Taxi Driver, Make List

The Federal government has released the list of 2013 and 2014 National Honours Award recipients. The Nigerian Times gathered that over 80% of the awardees came from the public sector as either public officers or political appointees. The list includes a policeman, Sergeant Jafaru Wadzani; a teacher, Dr. Nathaniel Chid Nwaneri; traffic warden, CPL Solomon … Continue reading Nigeria Releases Names of 2013, 2014 National Honours Award Recipients as Police, Teacher, Taxi Driver, Make List

Remarks by President Jonathan While Receiving of the 2014 National Conference Report

Full Text of Remarks by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, on the Occasion of the Submission of the National Conference Report on Thursday 21st August, 2014. PROTOCOLS 1. Mr Chairman, very distinguished delegates, it is with all gladness that I address you this day. After nearly five months endeavour to find the appropriate … Continue reading Remarks by President Jonathan While Receiving of the 2014 National Conference Report

Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday thumped his chest for organising a successful national dialogue, saying he meant well for the country and promised to implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Conference, which officially closed Thursday. The president made the pledge Thursday at the National Judicial Institute, NJI, ‎during the closing ceremony of the conference, … Continue reading Jonathan Pledges to Implement National Conference Report

IPC Holds Media Tweet-a-Thon Monday

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria will hold a media tweet-a-thon with the theme: “2015 Elections: Addressing fair and equitable media access for parties and candidates” on Monday, August 11, 2014. Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade said, the tweet-a-thon is a monthly activity supported by UNDP DGD lll aimed at promoting active media engagement … Continue reading IPC Holds Media Tweet-a-Thon Monday

Nigeria Police Uncover Plot to Bomb Abuja Transport Network

Nigerian police have uncovered a plot to bomb the Abuja transport network, they said on Saturday, using suicide bombers and devices concealed in luggage at major bus stations. Abuja has increasingly been targeted by Islamist group Boko Haram, with three deadly bombings since April, including one in a bus park on its outskirts that killed … Continue reading Nigeria Police Uncover Plot to Bomb Abuja Transport Network

How Assailant Killed Human Rights Lawyer and CREMA Initiative’s Legal Adviser Olakunle Fadipe in His Lagos Home

A Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Olakunle Alexander Fadipe, was on Thursday night, murdered by a lone assailant who invaded his home at the Harmony Estate, along College Road, Ogba, Lagos State. The deceased, who was the Legal Adviser to a human rights group, Citizens Rights and Empowerment Advocacy Initiative (CREMA Initiative), was also a former … Continue reading How Assailant Killed Human Rights Lawyer and CREMA Initiative’s Legal Adviser Olakunle Fadipe in His Lagos Home

219 Schoolgirls Confirmed Missing as Presidential Committee on Chibok Abduction Submits Report

The Chairperson of the Presidential Fact Finding Committee on abducted Chibok schoolgirls, Ibrahim Sabo, has revealed that a total of 219 girls are still missing. Mr. Sabo, a retired brigadier general, disclosed this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while presenting the report of the committee to President Goodluck Jonathan. Mr. Sabo, who disclosed that a … Continue reading 219 Schoolgirls Confirmed Missing as Presidential Committee on Chibok Abduction Submits Report

INEC Accredits 29 International, Domestic Observers For Ekiti Elections, Gives Out Phone Numbers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has accredited 29 domestic and international organisations to observe Saturday’s governorship elections billed to hold in Ekiti State. This was contained in a press statement signed by Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Prof. Atahiru Jega, and issued on Wednesday in Abuja. The commission named … Continue reading INEC Accredits 29 International, Domestic Observers For Ekiti Elections, Gives Out Phone Numbers

Alcohol May Lead to High Blood Pressure

As much as blood pressure is affected by various states of the body throughout the day, as well as various diseases that are seen in many people, it can also be affected by outside influences such as food and drinks. Specifically, alcoholic drinks are a major factor that influences blood pressure in a person. It … Continue reading Alcohol May Lead to High Blood Pressure

Biafra Zionists Demand Release of Leader, Others

Members of the Bi­afra Zionist Feder­ation (BZF) have demanded the im­mediate release of their lead­er, Benjamin Onwuka and 13 others recently arrested and paraded by the police for al­legedly attempting to seize the Enugu State Broadcast­ing Service (ESBS) to make declarations on Biafra. In a statement issued by the Rivers State branch of the BZM … Continue reading Biafra Zionists Demand Release of Leader, Others

Media Clampdown Will Continue –Army

The Nigerian Army has said that its routine security operation that led to the ongoing clampdown on the media will continue until it is satisfied. The Director, Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Chris Olukolade, said this on Tuesday while featuring on a programme, entitled Focus Nigeria on the African Independent Television, AIT. While admitting that the exercise … Continue reading Media Clampdown Will Continue –Army

Nigerian Security Raid on Newspapers Routine Operation – Military

The Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Friday denied reports that the military seized newspapers critical of its activities. In a statement, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said that troops embarked on thorough search of vehicles conveying newspapers and newsprints across board, following an intelligence report. The statement said the intelligence report indicated … Continue reading Nigerian Security Raid on Newspapers Routine Operation – Military

Nigerian Security Raid on Newspapers Routine Operation – Military

The Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Friday denied reports that the military seized newspapers critical of its activities. In a statement, the Director of Defence Information, Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, said that troops embarked on thorough search of vehicles conveying newspapers and newsprints across board, following an intelligence report. The statement said the intelligence report indicated … Continue reading Nigerian Security Raid on Newspapers Routine Operation – Military