Rights Group Condemns Continued Detention Of Nigerian Humanist, Bala Mubarak
. Says prolonged detention portrays Nigeria as back to full blown dictatorship   The Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned the indefinite detention of Nigerian humanist, Mr. Bala Mubarak on the allegation of publicly insulting Prophet Muhammad on His Facebook page. HURIWA which noted that the... Read more
Independent Panel Exonerates ADB President Of Allegations
ABIDJAN (Reuters) – An independent review has found that the African Development Bank rightly cleared its president, Akinwumi Adesina, of abuse of office, paving the way for him to seek a second term. Whistleblowers in January accused Adesina, who has held the AfDB’s top job since 2015, of abuses... Read more
Virus Vaccine Put To Final Test In Thousands Of Volunteers
The world’s biggest COVID-19 vaccine study got underway Monday with the first of 30,000 planned volunteers helping to test shots created by the U.S. government — one of several candidates in the final stretch of the global vaccine race. There’s still no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by... Read more
NIMASA, Nigeria Customs To Check Temporary Import Permit Abuse
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) have agreed to join forces to close loopholes in the Temporary Importation Permit (TIP) system that importers often exploit to avoid levies due to the government. Director-General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh, stated this in... Read more
Nigeria Police Deploy Additional 500 Personnel To Troubled Southern Kaduna
The Nigerian Police have deployed additional 500 personnel to boost security in the southern part of Kaduna State, the Commissioner of Police in the state,  Mr. Umar Muri, has said. Muri made the disclosure in a press briefing on Wednesday in Kaduna, while reeling out the achievements recorded by... Read more
Declare May 30 As Igbo Day, Group Proposes To Southeast Governors
Izunwanne, a group of journalists of Southeast Nigeria extraction has advocated for the declaration of May 30 of every year as Igbo Day Celebration and public holiday in the Igbo language-speaking states and places of Nigeria. The group has therefore presented the proposal before the Southeast Governors’ Forum via... Read more
Only President Can Appoint, Dismiss Military Service Chiefs – Adesina
In defiance of the resolution of the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday for the country’s military service chiefs to voluntary resign or be sacked due to the deteriorating security situation in the country, the Nigerian presidency has stated that only the president has the power  to hire and fire the... Read more
21 Persons Killed At Kaduna Wedding 4
Gunmen have attacked a wedding party in a Kaduna State community, killing 21 persons and leaving over 30 others injured. The heavily-armed assailants stormed Kukum Daji community in Kaura Local Government Area of the state and opened fire on the wedding guests. Nineteen persons reportedly died instantly, while two... Read more
Umahi Sacks 1000 Aides
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state, Monday announced the sack of more than 1,000 aides for non-performance. Those affected include technical assistants (TAs), senior technical assistants (STAs) and executive assistants (EAs) to the governor. The governor disclosed this during the swearing-in of three caretaker chairmen of Ikwo, Afikpo North... Read more
Pondei In Fit, Faints At House Public Hearing On NDDC Scam
The acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, went into a fit and collapsed early Monday afternoon, July 20, 2020, during a public hearing of Nigeria’s House of Representatives Committee on the NDDC. The hearing is ongoing over allegations and counter allegations of... Read more