Category Archives: Breaking

Journalist Detained By State Security Service For 2 Years Finally Released

Jones Abiri, the Nigerian journalist who was detained for over two years was released on Wednesday evening after he met his bail conditions, his lawyer told Premium Times. Mr Abiri was detained by the State Security Service for two years without trial over allegations he was linked to armed militancy in the Niger Delta. Despite…

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Budget 2018! House Of Representative Query INEC Over Duplication Of Items On 2018 Budget

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Electoral Matters, through its chairperson, Aisha Dukku, queried Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, over the duplication of items provided in the 2018 budget for the 2019 polls. It also questioned the rationale behind the huge budget proposal. Further findings showed that details of the INEC expenditure were given, in…

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Accolades! The Senator Committee On Transport Lauded On Rail Projects

The Senate Committee on Land Transport, chaired by Senator Gbenga Ashafa, representing Lagos East Senatorial District, has led the passage of the Nigerian Railway Bill of 2016, National Transport Commission Bill and the Labour Transportation Bill, to breakdown the railway sector into the regulatory and operations components. Following this legislative stride, which is in line…

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NBA, Rights Groups Condemn Detention Of Journalist As Police Secretly Charge & Deny Him Justice

Earlier this week, The Acting president ordered for the overhaul of the Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, but yesterday, 15th of August, 2018, SARS operative secretly arrested and detained a journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, staff of an online portal, Premium Times. They commenced trial at a Magistrate’s Court in Kubwa and denied him access to his lawyers. He was charged…

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Saraki Mulls 2019 Presidential Position & Promises Change

The Senate president, Dr Bukola Saraki, said he is considering contesting the 2019 presidential election and promising to make the change which has eluded Nigeria. He mentioned this in an interview with Bloomberg, where he expressed concerns about the invasion of the National Assembly, by operatives of the Department of State Services.  “I am consulting and…

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Buhari Promises Collateral Free Loans To 2Million Nigerians

In a bid to fulfill his campaign promises during the 2015 election which was to reduce unemployment level in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, launched a scheme in Lagos, that would give collateral free loans to two million Nigerians. The President, through the Senior Special Assistant to the acting president on Media and…

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I Will Join The Presidential Race If Nigerians Compel Me To – Mustapha, Former Chief Security Officer to Abacha

The former Chief Security Officer to late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, Hamza al-Mustapha, says he will join the presidential race if prevailed upon by Nigerians to do so. Al-Mustapha revealed the information on Wednesday, 15th August, in Kaduna shortly after a meeting with United Christian Leaders Eagle Eye Forum. He said: “I am not…

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We Are Delighted To See Kenneth Join C.D. Leganes In La Liga, Head Of Sports

Chelsea Football Club of England defender, Kenneth Omeruo has sealed a loan move to La Liga club, Club Deportivo Leganés. The Super Eagles of Nigeria player was unveiled, Tuesday as part of the club’s team for the 2018/ 2019 season which commences on Monday with an away game at Atletico Bilbao. Omeruo, a versatile centre-back…

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