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Omoyele Sowore Released From DSS Detention After 126 Days Under Arrest

There has been wide jubilation as the founder of Sahara report, and leader of the revolution now, Omoyele Sowore finally got his freedom from the den of DSS 36NG and Linda Ikeji's Blog reports. Recall, On August 3, 2019, Sowore was arrested by the Nigerian Department of Security Services (DSS) for alleged treason after calling... Continue Reading →

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“I Collect Less Than N1m Pension As Former Governor” – Alao-Akala Reveals

Former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has described as shocking and unrealistic rumor making the rounds in some quarters that past governors in Nigeria receive jumbo pension running into millions of naira Vanguard reports. The former governor also said that the claim by some elements that former Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari, wrote his... Continue Reading →

Nobody Can Stop Me From Talking, I Have Right To Freedom Of Expression – Aisha Buhari

Nigeria’s First Lady Aisha Buhari asserted that she can’t be stopped from talking while speaking from London on Thursday, December 5. The First Lady who was a guest caller on TVC’s Journalists’ Hangout, made a clarification on her comment about the social media bill, insecurity, and poverty in the country and lashing out at underserving... Continue Reading →

CSOs Fault Buhari’s Fresh $29.96bn Loan Request

Forty-two civil society organizations on Thursday raised concerns over Nigeria’s increasing debt profile, asking that efforts be made to stop the trend TODAY NG reports. They expressed worry that President Muhammadu Buhari again submitted to the National Assembly request for the approval  of $29.96bn loan under the 2016-2018 External Borrowing Plan at a time the... Continue Reading →

Debt Takes N2.7tn As National Assembly Passes N10.6tn Budget

the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday concurrently passed the 2020 Appropriation Bill, raising the total estimates from the proposed N10.33tn to about N10.6tn Punch NG reports. The passage followed the consideration and unanimous adoption of the reports by the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations on the bill. The bill passed the... Continue Reading →

APC Crisis: Buhari Meets Oshiomhole, State Chairman, Intervenes In Edo

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, will today (Friday) lead state chairmen of the party to meet  President Muhammadu Buhari. The visit is coming a day after governors elected on the platform of the party met behind closed doors with the President. Thursday’s meeting was attended by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and... Continue Reading →

N7.1bn Fraud: “Please, Don’t Handcuff Me” Orji Kalu Gets 12 years Imprisonment

The Federal High Court in Lagos has convicted a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, who was charged with N7.1bn fraud. The court found him and his co-defendants guilty of the entire 39 counts filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Justice Mohammed Idris sentenced Kalu to 12 years’ imprisonment... Continue Reading →

BREAKING: Court gives DSS 24 hours to release Sowore, Bakare

The Federal High Court in Abuja Today gave the Department of State Service 24 hours ultimatum to release the Sahara Reporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant, Olawale Bakare Punch NG reports. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu gave the order at the scheduled commencement of the defendants’ trial on charges of treasonable felony. The judge noted after... Continue Reading →

Why Ethnicity Shouldn’t Determine Next President – Okorocha

Former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha, has said vision, and not ethnicity, should determine the next President of Nigeria. He spoke against the background of Northern leaders insisting that the presidency remains in the North while some are saying power should shift to the South in 2023. Speaking with... Continue Reading →

We Won’t Pass Hate Speech Bill – Senate President Lawan

Following the public outcry that greeted the hate speech bill, the Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the Senate won’t pass the proposed anti-free speech bills. Lawan made the disclosure in response to a detailed written protest letter against the hate speech bill and anti-social media bill before the senate by the Human Rights Writers... Continue Reading →

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