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Nigerians Don’t Need Police Permit to Organise Protests – Senator

By Garba Muhammad The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has said popular Nigerian hip-hop artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface, does not need any police permit to organise a protest in Nigeria. He made the assertion while responding to questions from journalists when he received a delegation of National Association of Nigerian Nurses […]

Nigeria: Oyo Government Criminalises Stigmatisation Against People Living With HIV/Aids

By Oladeinde Olawoyin Employers across Oyo State have been barred from compelling job seekers to undergo HIV test as a condition for being offered employment, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Yomi Layinka, media aide to governor Abiola Ajimobi, made this known in a statement on Sunday. According to Mr. Layinka, the declaration is part of the […]

Nigeria: Buhari Not Seriously Ill, Not in Hospital – Presidency

By Hassan Adebayo Despite extending his medical leave abroad, President Muhammadu Buhari “is not in any serious condition as to worry about,” his media aide, Garba Shehu told PREMIUM TIMES Sunday. The explanation comes hours after the president wrote to the National Assembly to inform lawmakers of his intention to extend his medical vacation in […]

Nigerians Express Mixed Feelings to Tuface Cancellation of Anti-Government Protest

By Oladeinde Olawoyin Nigerians have continued to react to the announcement by hip-hop artiste, Innocent Idibia, that the planned anti-government protest scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. Mr. Idibia, better known as Tuface, who had been at the vanguard of the much-publicised anti-government protest, cancelled the plan on Saturday, citing “security challenges”. “Dear Nigerians, after […]

Nigeria: Why Nigerians Should Be Patient With Buhari

analysis By Vincent George Uba While the Catholic Church and other Christian groups were praying for a country free of corruption and a country out of distress, Muhammadu Buhari came. No sooner had Buhari emerged and assumed office as President than he swung into action and began to tackle the problem of Boko Haram. Compare […]

Nigeria: Serap Writes Trump, Demands Return of Nigeria’s Stolen Assets

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to the US President Donald J. Trump urging his “Administration to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of US-based proceeds of corruption traced to former Nigerian dictator General Sani Abacha.” The organization said that, “these proceeds are […]

Nigeria: Lack of Coordination Threatens Cross River’s Cocoa Project

The Cross River Government cocoa project is facing implementation challenges due to lack of coordination of activities by government officials, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. NAN recalls that Gov. Ben Ayade announced last year that his administration would make Cross River a front line cocoa producing state in the country. Ayade then set […]

Nigeria: Rivers Community Commends Wike for Awarding Road Project

The Ibaa community in Emohua council area of Rivers has commended Gov. Nyesom Wike’s administration for awarding the contract for the construction of the Rumuji-Ibaa-Isiokpo road. Mr Adolphus Umesi, the Community Development Committee (CDC) Chairman of Ibaa, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibaa on Sunday that the governor had fulfilled his promise […]

Nigeria: Gunmen Shoot Police Officer in Ondo

Unidentified gunmen on Sunday morning shot Corporal Michael Olujimi, a policeman attached to the Okitipupa Police Division in Ondo State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the policeman, who was still battling for his life, was found in a pool of blood around 5:30 a.m, gasping for breath, before he was rushed to […]

Nigeria: Fadama 111 Empowers 4,128 Farmers in Edo

No fewer than 4,128 farmers in Edo have been empowered through Fadama 111 Project, the Project Coordinator of the programme in the state, Mr Edward Izevbigie, has said. Izevbigie told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Benin that the 2,176 males and 1,952 females were trained in poultry, fishing and food processing […]

Nigeria: ‘#istandwithnigeria Protest Will Hold With or Without Tuface’

Nigerians on social media have insisted that the planned #IstandwithNigeria nationwide protest will hold with or without ace musician, Innocent Idibia, Tuface. Recall that Tuface announced cancellation of the protest on Sunday, citing security reasons. The popular artiste had earlier in the week, called for the support of his fans and colleagues through his social […]

Nigeria: Rice Farmers in South-South Strategises to Boost Production

Rice farmers in the South-South geo-political zone of the country say they are determined to boost rice production with a view to ensuring food security in the zone. Mr Sylva Ejezie, Chairman, Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) Delta chapter, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Asaba on […]

Nigeria: Police Arrests 4 Robbery Suspects in Osun

The Osun Police Command has arrested four suspected armed robbers and recovered two locally made pistols from them. The command’s Police Public Relation Officer, Mrs Folashade Odoro, made this known in statement issued to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday. According to the statement, the police arrested a suspect, Anibi Kabiru, at 2:40am, on Saturday in […]

Nigeria: 2 Face Cancels Protest Over Security Threats

By Kamardeen Ismail Tuface Idibia has cancelled the planned nationwide protest against the Federal Government scheduled to hold in Lagos and Abuja on Feb. 6, citing security reasons. The popular Nigerian artiste who announced the cancellation on Sunday on his Instagram page said it has become clear that the protest may be hijacked by interests […]