Trust TV: IPC slams FG over N5m fine

The International Press Centre on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the National Broadcasting Commission over the N5 million fine slammed on Trust Television Network after a documentary on the state of insecurity in the country titled ‘Nigeria’s Banditry: The Inside Story.’ The IPC, in a statement by its Press Freedom Officer, Melody Lawal, on Wednesday, described

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Terrorists seeking cheap points with AIG’s attack — FG

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, described the attack on the convoy of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 12 headquartered in Bauchi, Audu Madaki, as an attempt by terrorists to score “a psychological point”. Responding to a question on what the attack means for the FG, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed told

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Don’t abandon security for elections, Olawepo-Hashim tells FG

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, on Wednesday, raised concerns about the current security challenges in the nation, saying it was more pressing than the 2023 elections. He warned that the government “must not concentrate only on permutations on the 2023 elections to the detriment of urgent national security concerns.” Olawepo-Hashim, who

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Obi’s group knocks Tinubu over ‘Obi-tuary’ article

The Peter Obi Support Network has slammed the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, accusing him of wishing the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, and his supporters dead. The group in a statement, observed with dismay that Tinubu has refused to condemn the “obituary” column written by one of his

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Gunmen abduct former Anambra lawmaker

Gunmen in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State have abducted a former member of the state House of Assembly, Benson Nwawulu. Nwawulu was a two-term lawmaker in the Anambra State House of Assembly. Since vacating the state in 2019, he had also contested again, but failed. According to sources, he was abducted in his

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Tinubu can’t take Buhari’s blame, credit – Oshiomhole

A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, says the APC presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot take any blame or credit for the actions taken by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Oshiomhole said this during an interview on Arise TV on Wednesday. There had been attempts by government critics

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APC exonerates Buhari, blames Jonathan for ‘incubating terrorism’

The All Progressives Congress says it will be unfair for anybody to label the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), a failure for not quelling the nation’s insecurity challenges. The ruling party alleged that the immediate past administration of President Goodluck Jonathan was responsible for condoning insurgency and banditry until it became full-blown. The APC

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11m yet to complete voter registration – Situation Room

A coalition of over 80 human rights organisations under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, on Wednesday, lamented that 11 million online applicants were left stranded after the deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration lapsed on Sunday. This is even as the CSOs pleaded with the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the

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FEC approves $2.59bn for Badagry Deep Seaport project

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, approved the sum of $2.59bn for the development of the Badagry Deep Seaport project under a Private-Public Partnership. The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, disclosed this to State House Correspondents shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), at the Council Chambers

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Oyetola appoints Solicitor-General

The Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has approved the confirmation of the appointment of Mrs Adekemi Bello, as the substantive Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Justice.  A statement signed by the Head of Service, Dr. Festus Oyebade, obtained in Osogbo on Wednesday, said Bello joined the Osun State Civil Service in

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