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    Fadeyi Foundation speaks on arrest of Premium Times reporter, says Decree No. 4 is back

Fadeyi Foundation speaks on arrest of Premium Times reporter, says Decree No. 4 is back

The Akin Fadeyi Foundation (AFF) says the "horrifying days" of Decre No. 4 is back to the country.Decree No. 4 was promulgated in 1984 under the Muhammadu Buhari regime in 1984. The decree was targeted at the media and journalists were tried and convicted on that basis.Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter, was arrested on Tuesday over a story on [...]

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    1999 constitution is a fraud, says Sowore

1999 constitution is a fraud, says Sowore

Omoyele Sowore, presidential aspirant of the Africa Action Congress (AAC), says the Nigerian constitution is a fraud and must be changed.Sowore said this on Wednesday while addressing his supporters at the national party secretariat in Abuja declaration in Abuja.He said Nigerians do not have input in the constitution while it was handed to them by the military."We need to change our [...]

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    Falana asks Osinbajo to stop disobedience of court orders

Falana asks Osinbajo to stop disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has asked Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to take urgent and decisive measures to put an end to the disobedience of court orders by public officers and institutions.In a letter dated August 14, the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) told the acting president that the duty of every government is to defend the rule of law to ensure [...]

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    Release Samuel Ogundipe NOW, Amnesty International tells police

Release Samuel Ogundipe NOW, Amnesty International tells police

Amnesty International says Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times journalist who was arrested on Tuesday, must be released immediately.Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, reportedly ordered his arrest over a story on Lawal Daura, sacked director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).The police had reportedly asked Ogundipe to disclose how he obtained the letter IGP wrote to Acting President Yemi Osinnajo [...]

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    Electricity workers threaten nationwide power blackout

Electricity workers threaten nationwide power blackout

Electricity workers in the country have called for the dismissal of Usman Muhammed, managing director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).The workers, under the umbrella of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), accused Muhammed of highhandedness and anti-labour activities.They made the call in a protest on Tuesday in Abuja, saying they will ground the country's entire power [...]

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    Ex-prisons controller murdered in his farm

Ex-prisons controller murdered in his farm

Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has confirmed the death of Nanvyet Gwali, a former assistant controller-general of prisons.Francis Enobore, public relations officer of NPS, confirmed the death of Gwali in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.Enobore said Gwali was murdered by yet to be identified gunmen on August 10 at his farm in Laminga, near Keffi, Nassarawa state.The deceased transferred his [...]

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    Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were [...]

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    Report: Governors spent over N2trn on police equipment in 10 years

Report: Governors spent over N2trn on police equipment in 10 years

Governors have reportedly spent more than N2 trillion to boost police operations nationwide.This is contained in a new a research conducted by the media department of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and published in the July edition of its magazine.Some of the items purchased by the governors for the police include Hilux trucks, armoured personnel carriers (APCs), helicopters, river gun [...]

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    Nigerian navy to open university by October

Nigerian navy to open university by October

Ibok-Ete Ibas, chief of naval staff, says the Admiralty University of Nigeria (ADUN) will open in October, with the commencement of degree programmes in three faculties. [...]

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    APC: Victory in Bauchi, Kogi, Katsina proves people trust Buhari administration

APC: Victory in Bauchi, Kogi, Katsina proves people trust Buhari administration

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says its victory at the weekend by-elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi states demonstrate the confidence and trust of the people in the Muhammadu Buhari administration.Yekini Nabena, national publicity secretary of the APC, said this on Monday in Abuja.The bye-elections were held in Katsina north, Bauchi south and the Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency to fill in [...]

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