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Chibok Girls: Protest Leader Arrested

Naomi Mutah Nyadar, leader, Bring-back-our Girls protest has been detained in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja. Nyadar was picked up from her home in the early hours of Monday morning by men of the Nigeria Police Force and she is being held back at Asokoro police station till the time of filling this report.

Health workers threaten strike

The Joint Health Sector Union, JOHESU, the umbrella body of health workers in the country, has issued the Federal Government a 15-day ultimatum, starting from May 1 to implement the agreement signed with it on issues that borders on welfare and condition of service of their members or risk a nationwide strike at the end

U.S. Reiterates Support for Nigeria Over Terror War

John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State has reiterated the United States support for Nigeria in routing Boko Haram insurgency from the country. John Kerry is on a 3-days tour of some African countries including Ethiopia, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, to discuss the security and political situation in parts of the continent,

Freedom House welcomes Kerry’s Call for Release of Ethiopia’s arrested Journalists

Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization has welcomed the call by John Kerry, U.S Secretary of State for immediate release of the arrested nine Ethiopian bloggers and journalists held in custody. Vukasin Petrovic, director of Africa programs at Freedom House who made this known yesterday also urged the United States and other governments to encourage

Jonathan Summons Security Chiefs Over Nyanya Bombing

Following another bomb blast at Nyanya18 days after the Monday, April 14 explosion, President Goodluck Jonathan has summoned security chiefs to a special security meeting in Abuja. Reuben Abati, the president’s spokesperson, disclosed that the meeting “is on-going” in Abuja early this afternoon. The recent bomb blast took place on Thursday evening, leaving 17 persons

“Fayemi Is the right candidate”-Ex Gov. Adebayo

Otunba Niyi Adebayo, former governor of Ekiti State has called on the people of the state to re-elect Kayode Fayemi, Ekiti State governor, for a second term of office. Adebayo said this on Thursday at a re-election campaign rally held in Iyin Ekiti. Adebayo, who enjoined the people to vote massively for the incumbent governor,

Radio Nigeria Lagos Operations Holds Merit Award

  The Lagos Operations Division of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN, recently held a merit award and reception for Ladan Salihu, the Director General of the FRCN. The event was graced by dignitaries in the media industry, management staff of the FRCN Zonal Stations, Board members as well as a galaxy of staff

Another Bomb Blast in Nyanya

Barely three weeks after an explosion that claimed 75 lives and injured over 100 others, the Nyanya motor park area of Abuja has once again been rocked by another bomb explosion. Thursday evening bomb explosion is said to have claimed some lives but the casualty figure is not yet clear as at press time. Security

Osibajo Lists Obstacles to Electoral Justice In Nigeria

Yemi Osibajo, Professor of law and former Lagos State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General has identified corruption, time limit and the penchant of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to disregard the law as part of the challenges of electoral justice in Nigeria. He said this while delivering a lecture titled, “Electoral Justice as

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