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Daily Archives: July 17, 2018

What African governments should be doing to regulate social media

Social media regulation in Africa is as old as the proliferation of Internet in the company and it has become worse in the past few months. Here’s what should be done instead. Read more on [...]

July 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ekiti Election: We will follow democratic process – Gov. Emmanuel

Following the outcome of the Ekiti Governorship election, Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has urged Nigerians to allow the rule of law take its course. Emmanuel stated this at the Ibom International Airport in an interview with State [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

PDP warns Buhari ahead of 2019 presidential election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has warned President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to “mistake the rigging in Ekiti as acceptance by Nigerians”. PDP warned that it will not allow such rigging during the 2019 Presidential [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

INEC reacts to Olusola-Eleka’s decision to head for court

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dared Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in last Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election, to challenge the result in court. All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Kayode Fayemi, won the election. However, [...]

July 17, 2018 General

Ekiti Election: EFCC confirms Fayose will face trial after leaving office

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State will face criminal trial after his tenure. This was confirmed by the agency’s spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement on Monday. Uwujaren, however, made it [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

How we were stopped from attending Middle Belt summit – Nwodo attacks Buhari

Some members of the Southern and Middle Belt Forum, led by Chief Edwin Clark, were on Monday in Abuja stopped from traveling to Makurdi, the capital of Benue State to attend the Middle Belt summit on restructuring. They reported that [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

Controversy over alleged missing Nigerian soldiers

The Nigerian Army has denied any of its personnel were missing in an attack by Boko Haram on Saturday. However, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported yesterday: “No fewer than 23 Nigerian soldiers are yet to be accounted for [...]

July 17, 2018 Military

44 dead, 20 missing after Katsina downpour

Katsina downpour: At least, 44 persons lost their lives in the early hours of yesterday following a downpour that lasted over two hours and wreaked havoc in 10 communities in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State, the president’s home [...]

July 17, 2018 Environmental issues

Stop distracting Adeosun over NYSC certificate, group tells critics

Critics have been advised to stop the campaign against the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, over National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate, alleging it is a conspiracy to distract and tarnish her reputation. The Coalition of Civil Society [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

Executive Order 6 is constitutional, FG insists

The Federal Government has said that the Executive Order No. 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari is not only constitutional but in accordance with the powers vested in the President under Section 5 of the 1999 Constitution. Minister of Information [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics

Furore as FG aborts southern leaders’ trip for pro-restructuring rally

For about five hours yesterday, leaders of the three major socio-cultural groups in the southern part of the country, South-South Forum, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Afenifere, were stranded in Abuja as their aircraft was allegedly denied landing permit at Makurdi, Benue [...]

July 17, 2018 Government and politics