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Guild Of Editors Denounces NBC Fines As Punitive

The Nigerian Guild of Editors has rejected the N5m ( five million Naira) fine imposed on Channels Television and Inspiration FM by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, for alleged infractions. It described the fines are punitive, arbitrary and against press freedom. In a statement signed by the President,  Mustapha Isah, and General Secretary, Mary Atolagbe, the Guild said, “The NBC ...

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Alleged Coup Plot, Needless Attempt To Blackmail Critics, Catholic Bishops Tell Buhari

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari not to “focus energy, time and resources (on) any form of propaganda against religious leaders who disagree with (his) performance.” In a statement on Thursday signed by its president, Augustine Akubeze, the CBCN described the recent allegations by the presidency and the State Security Service (also called the ...

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Atiku Mourns Aisha Alhassan 

Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubabar, has said that, with the death of the former Minister of Women Affairs and gubernatorial candidate in Taraba State, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, Nigeria has lost yet another impactful female politician in our recent memory. Reacting to her death, Atiku said in a statement in Abuja on Friday evening that “Aisha Alhassan was a ...

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Lagos CP Dismisses Bomb Explosion Rumour At Kairo Market Fire, Oshodi

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has dismissed rumours making the rounds that the Kairo market in Oshodi, which was gutted by fire on Thursday, was caused by a bomb explosion. While on-the-spot assessment of the damages at the market on Friday, Odumosu said people should desist from making inflammatory statements which could set the country on fire. ...

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Attacks On Policemen Barbaric — IPAN 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Igbos for a Progressive Nigeria (IPAN), a non-political organisation yesterday staged a peaceful protest across the streets of Awka down to the police headquarters where they raised their voices against the gruesome Killing of police officers across the country, saying that it is madness and barbaric for people to perpetrate such ungodly acts against humanity. Leader of ...

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We’re Working To Get Greenfield Students Released, Says Gumi

Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has expressed optimism that the remaining students of the Greenfield University, Kaduna will soon regain their freedom from their captors. Gumi said negotiation was ongoing for the release of the students of the privately-owned university abducted by bandits on April 20, 2021. Few days after their abduction, five of the students were killed by the ...

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Past Leaders Cause Of Insecurity In Nigeria, Says Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has blamed past leaders for the current insecurity in the country. He said past leaders failed to address the future of youths. Umahi spoke on Thursday during an interview on Channels TV Programme Politics Today, monitored by The Nation. He said the current administration should not be blamed for the heightened insecurity in the country, as the ...

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Eight Killed As Gunmen Attempt To Attack Orlu Police Headquarters In Imo

Joint security operatives on Thursday night killed no fewer than eight hoodlums after they resisted an attack on Orlu Divisional Police Headquarters in Imo state from unknown gunmen. Also, the joint security operatives recovered seven vehicles the attackers came in for the operation. Our correspondent gathered that the gun battle between the gunmen and the security operatives lasted several hours, ...

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Boko Haram: Heavy Security Deployment In Abuja As Schools Hurriedly Shut Down

Worried by claims that Boko Haram terrorists are trying to establish cells in some satellite towns of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, security agents have been deployed to arrest the situation. The move, it was learnt, is to reassure residents of the nation’s capital, that they are  safe and that there’s no cause for fear or panic. Places expected to  experience increased  police ...

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Fire Razes Oshodi Market In Lagos

Kairo market at the Oshodi area of Lagos has gone up in flames, as night fire which engulfed the market has destroyed goods and property worth million of naira. Witnesses said the fire started about 7 pm at the center of the market, and spread quickly to other shops, destroying property and goods, mostly belonging to traders selling clothes and ...

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