‘Shut down churches if the move will check spread of COVID-19,’ Ighodalo tells government

The Senior Pastor of Lagos-based church, Trinity House, Ituah Ighodalo, has advised governments at all levels to shut down churches if the measure would help Nigeria to check the rising cases of COVID-19. Ighodalo, who made the call when he featured in a programme on Arise TV on Monday, however, stressed that churches, especially large... Continue Reading →

ARISE Fashion Week 2020 Kicks off Today

Africa’s premier fashion show, ARISE FASHION WEEK 2020, kicks off Saturday. This year’s edition celebrates a new brand of designers – ‘30 under 30’ vying for a cash prize of $500,000 to be shared amongst the winners and players. With an exciting line-ups of designers from Nigeria, other parts of Africa and Europe, the list... Continue Reading →

Unfreeze #EndSARS Promoters’ Bank Accounts, Galadima Tells Buhari

member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Congress and former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, has condemned the freezing of bank accounts of #EndSARS promoters. A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had granted the Central Bank of Nigeria’s request to freeze the accounts of 19 individuals and a public... Continue Reading →

Access Bank director Ade Bajomo named FintechNGR president

Access Bank’s executive director of technology and operations, Ade Bajomo, has been appointed the new President of the FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR). This was first announced during FinTechNGR’s virtual Annual General Meeting held recently. Prior to his appointment as President, FinTech Association of Nigeria (FintechNGR), Ade Bajomo served as the vice president of FinTechNGR... Continue Reading →

Media rights group sues NBC over N9m fine on TV stations

The Media Rights Agenda (MRA) on Monday dragged the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to court for imposing a N3 million fine each on three television stations over the coverage of #EndSARS protests in the country. The commission had last month directed Arise TV, Channels TV, and African Independent Television (AIT) to pay the fine for allegedly... Continue Reading →

Is This Nigeria’s Arab Spring Moment?

The protests that began as a movement against police brutality have much bigger goals—including regime change. LAGOS, Nigeria On the afternoon of Oct. 20, technicians from the Lekki Concession Co.—the company operating the Lekki toll gate that became home to Lagos residents protesting police brutality in the Nigerian state for over two weeks—showed up to... Continue Reading →

Analysis: NBC Fine On Arise, AIT And Channels TV Is Illegal By Festus Ogun

There can be no democracy without a free press. The NBC should not continue to weaponize its regulatory powers against media freedom. Making critical reports and exposing the failures of the government should earn the broadcast stations some accolades, not illegal fines. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television, AIT and Arise TV... Continue Reading →

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