Reps reject bill to put 70 years age limit for President

The House of Representatives has forced down a bill to amend the constitution to put an age limit on some elective posts. The bill sought to put a cap of 70years for anyone running for the office of the President and 65years for the National Assembly. The bill was sponsored by Bede Eke from Imo... Continue Reading →

PDP calls for probe into attack on Gov Wike father’s church

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a comprehensive investigation into the attack on the Christian Universal Church, Port Harcourt, River State capital. An explosive was said to have been detonated at the church steered by the father of the state governor, Nyesom Wike, on Saturday. In a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday, the... Continue Reading →

Lai Mohammed denies announcing increase in hate speech fine to N5m

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied announcing an increase in the hate speech fine to N5million. The minister, who stated this in a counter-affidavit filed in response to an originating motion filed by a human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, at the Federal High Court, Lagos, said the constitution allows for the... Continue Reading →

#EndSARS: Lawyers ask court to disband Lagos judicial panel

Two lawyers, Adekunle Augustine and Semion Akogwu, have gone before the Federal High Court in Lagos seeking an order disbanding the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up to look into complaints of human rights abuses by men of the disbanded police Special Anti-Robbery Squad. The judicial panel, headed by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi,... 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 →

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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