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    Again, Falana writes Buhari over Zakzaky’s detention

Again, Falana writes Buhari over Zakzaky’s detention

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the detention of Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN)He said the federal government cannot claim to respect the rule of law when it has refused to release Zakzaky from its custody.In a letter entitled 'Request for the release of Sheikh Ibraheem [...]

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    APC govs: It’s not compulsory for Buhari to preside over FEC meetings

APC govs: It’s not compulsory for Buhari to preside over FEC meetings

Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) say it is not compulsory for President Muhammadu Buhari to preside over the federal executive council (FEC) meeting.Nasir el- Rufai of Kaduna state made this known while addressing journalists on the outcome of the governors’ meeting with members of the national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party.He also [...]

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    INEC begins nationwide voter registration

INEC begins nationwide voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is set to commence the nationwide continuous voter registration (CVR) across the 774 local government areas of the country.Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.Osaze-Uzzi told NAN that the necessary logistics had been deployed for the commencement of the exercise as scheduled.“The required personnel and [...]

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    Osinbajo panel demands senate report that ‘indicted’ SGF

Osinbajo panel demands senate report that ‘indicted’ SGF

The panel headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has written the senate to request the report which of the committee which investigate Babachir Lawal, suspended secretary to the government of the federation.Shehu Sani, chairman, of the ad hoc committee on mounting humanitarian crisis in the north-east, disclosed this in an interview with reporters on Wednesday.According to Sani, the vice-president stated in [...]

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    Goje: Raid on my house may delay passage of 2017 budget

Goje: Raid on my house may delay passage of 2017 budget

Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, has told Nigerians to blame the police if the 2017 budget is not passed on time.The lawmaker, who is chairman of the senate committee on appropriations, said the work on the 2017 budget was truncated during the police invasion.Over 40 policemen stormed the Abuja residence of Goje on Thursday.TheCable had revealed that the security [...]

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    World Ranking: Nigeria falls again as press freedom worsens under Buhari

World Ranking: Nigeria falls again as press freedom worsens under Buhari

Nigeria has taken another fall on the international press freedom index, to rank 122 out of 180 countries examined.Since President Muhammadu Buhari took power in 2015, Nigeria has been on a decline on the world ranking, falling from 111 to 116 in Buhari's first year as president.In 2017, the country recorded another fall, moving from 116 to 122 -- entering [...]

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    AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

AI names Ojigho, human rights lawyer, as its director in Nigeria

Osai Ojigho, a human rights lawyer, has been named the director of Amnesty International (AI) in Nigeria.Colm Cuanachain, senior director of the office of the organisation's secretary general, disclosed this on Wednesday.Isa Sanusi, media manager of the human rights body in Nigeria,quoted Cuanachain as saying Ojigho’s appointment underscores AI’s commitment to Nigeria.“It will also ensure a strong presence in order [...]

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    TRENDING VIDEO: Oba of Lagos humiliates ooni of Ife in public

TRENDING VIDEO: Oba of Lagos humiliates ooni of Ife in public

Rilwan Akiolu, oba of Lagos, recently embarrassed Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, at the world conference of Banking Institutes hosted by the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).The video of the incident has since gone viral. The Ife monarch attempted to greet the Lagos king, who waved him off.The ooni, after being shunned, turned around and proceeded to [...]

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    Aregbesola’s aide: Adeleke was my mentor yet I was attacked at his funeral

Aregbesola’s aide: Adeleke was my mentor yet I was attacked at his funeral

Idiat Babalola, an aide of Rauf Aregbesola, Osun state governor, says Isiaka Adeleke, the senator who represented Osun west, was her mentor, wondering why she was attacked at his funeral.On Monday, some aggrieved youth attacked Babalola who was one of the guests at the funeral of the politician who died on Sunday.The intervention of the police and efforts of Ibikunle Amosun, Ogun [...]

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    Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole

Doctors should no longer prescribe chloroquine for malaria, says Adewole

Isaac Adewole, the minister of health, on Tuesday, announced the ban on chloroquine and artemisinin monotherapy for the treatment of malaria.Speaking during the commemoration of World Malaria Day, the minister said doctors and nurses have been informed that chloroquine is "no longer useful" and that the prescription of artemisinin monotherapy was wrong.“With a new emphasis on citizen accountability and rights I [...]

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