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Sowore: Atiku condemns rearrest of activist, says it’s a rape on sanctity of court

Nigerian former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, on Friday, condemned the rearrest of Omoyele Sowore by officials of the State Security Services (SSS). The officials of the security agency stormed the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja and rearrested the activist barely a day after he was released by the SSS. Sowore and another Read more

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Buhari unveils made in Nigeria Armoured vehicles

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled locally produced mine resistant ambush protected vehicles named Ezugwu and other armoured vehicles designed to carry out insertion and extraction of troops, assault, counter-terrorism, delivery of high fire power and urban warfare. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the vehicles were unveiled during the Chief of Army Staff Read more

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Buhari: No date yet to reopen Nigeria’s borders

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of Nigeria’s land borders. He said that the closure would remain until the situation improved. In August, Nigeria partially closed its land borders mainly to check the mass smuggling of products like rice and petrol. Later on in October, the Comptroller-General of Read more

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Obasanjo commends land border closure, says Benin Republic’s ‘sabotage’ not new

Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has asked Benin Republic to change its ways for a harmonious bilateral relationship between the two countries. Obasanjo spoke at a press conference on Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, on the margins of the policy dialogue of African business associations on implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreements. The Read more

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Hate Speech Bill: United Nations kick against death penalty

The United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina J. Muhammed Tuesday said the UN does not support a death sentence as a penalty for persons found guilty of hate speech. Muhammed, a former Nigerian minister, was in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city to meet President Muhammadu Buhari. “We, of course, did not support the death penalty and I Read more

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Hate Speech Bill: Half of journalists in Nigeria could end up in jail if…, says Rep member

Hon. Musa Bagos, a member of the Federal House of Representatives, has said that about 50% of journalists could end up in jail if the proposed Hate Speech Bill is passed. Bagos, representing Jos South/East federal constituency, stated this on Monday while briefing journalists after presenting a letter of protest titled: ‘Rejection of the proposed Read more

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Buhari: We won’t allow religion to divide Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the strong determination of his administration to forge a strong, united nation from the diverse religious and ethnic communities in the country. The president stated this when he received the Tijjaniyya Muslim Religious Movement at the State House, Abuja, on Monday. Buhari lauded mutual understanding among the followers of the Read more

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NAPTIP opens registration for all sex offenders in Nigeria

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has launched the sex offenders register to curb sexual violence in the country. The register is a means of documenting names of sexual violence culprits after they have been prosecuted and found guilty of the offence. Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Read more

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GTI Report: Herders killed more Nigerians in 2018 than Boko Haram

Attacks from herders killed more Nigerians in 2018, compared to the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI). The GTI report released on Wednesday ranked Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, since 2015, as the third country with the worst impact from terrorism, globally. Afghanistan, Read more