The Nigerian Government is mounting pressure on the Acting Chief Judge of Federal High Court, John Tsoho, to assign the case of pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, it has been found. The activist, who has continued to be held by the Department of State Services despite Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ordering...
Ace music producer and record label owner, Don jazzy, has hit out at the Nigerian Government for refusing to release pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, despite a court order directing that he should be freed. In a series of posts on his Twitter page on Saturday, Don Jazzy said it was hypocritical for the government to urge...
  Nigerian movie star and producer, Stella Damasus, has expressed disgust over how pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, is being treated by the government through the Department of State Services. Damascus, who took to her Twitter handle earlier on Saturday to express her feelings, said, “Anyone who is not outraged about the way #Sowore has been treated does...
  Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju, has called on the Chief Justice if Nigeria, Abubakar Tanko, and other lovers of democracy to save the judiciary from assault of tyranny. He made this call while reacting to the plan by the Nigerian Government to drag Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja, before the National Judicial Council for granting...
  The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria has called for the suspension and arrest of Head of Presidential Amnesty Office, Prof Charles Dokubo. In a statement, the group said it is seeking for a transparent investigation into several allegations levelled against Dokubo. One of the allegations against Dokubo is that he approved the payment of N1.6bn for 400 wooden canoes...
  Nigerian borders would remain closed until neighbouring countries comply with protocols on movement of goods and persons as established by the Economic Community of West African States, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col Hameed Ali (retd), has said. Ali, who said this while speaking with journalists during a visit to the Idiroko Border in Ogun State, announced...
Nigeria has lost the bid to host the 2021 edition of International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa (ICASA 2021). Dr Gambo Aliyu, the Director General of National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. Aliyu, who blamed the loss on the...
A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank has called on the President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle to stop denigrating Christians in Nigeria. Frank in a statement in Abuja also urged Dr. Ayokunle to face his priestly duties instead of using his...
The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has told President Muhammadu Buhari and other office holders to fix the country. The Sultan spoke in strong tone on Friday during the Independence Day Public Lecture held at the National Mosque, Abuja. Expressing worry about unemployment and fate of youths in Nigeria, Abubakar quipped: “What is government doing about this?” He said...
Former presidential aide, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Saturday, spoke on reactions trailing the eviction of BBNaija housemate, Tacha. He expressed sadness that the citizens keep quite on happenings in Nigeria but focus on other things. Nigerians have been discussing Friday’s development in the BBNaija house. While some have declared support for Tacha, others said she got what she deserved. On Twitter, Fani-Kayode,...