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The federal government has listed the failure of Twitter to take down offensive tweets of separatists leader Nnamdi Kanu, amongst other “sins”, as the motivation behind shutting down access to the popular microblogging site in Nigeria. Speaking on state-owned broadcaster, NTA, on Friday, the minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed revealed other transgressions by Twitter against the Nigerian government. Mr...
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Balarabe Ilelah, a veteran broadcaster as the Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed announced the appointment in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday. He said Mr Ilelah’s appointment was for five years tenure in the first instance. The statement was signed and made available to...
The Nigerian Army in joint operations with the police between April and May have raided and arrested scores of South-East youths, clamping them in underground cells and detention rooms in military barracks, top sources have revealed to SaharaReporters. Some of the identified military camps are 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Imo State, 82 Division Headquarters, Enugu State, and up north as...
Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has demanded immediate suspension of the 1999 Constitution review to enable the Federal Government organise a referendum for those agitating for Biafra Republic, The Sun reports. CNG also appealed to the government to invite the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) to initiate the process of self-determination...
A journalist with the Punch newspaper, Friday Olokor was on Thursday allegedly beaten and brutalized by men of the police and department of state security services in Abuja Olokor who was on an official assignment to cover the ongoing African Women Conference with the theme: “Factors and drivers of Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria” at the M & M Events Centre,...
Veteran Nigerian singer and Human right activist, Onyeka Onwenu has told President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw troops deployed to the South East. She urged Buhari to rather dialogue with secessionist agitators and youths in the region to stop killings. Onwenu, speaking at a press conference organized by the Credible Igbo Women Initiative, CIWI, in Lagos, expressed concerns over the wanton killings...
Afenifere, the apex socio-cultural organisation in the South West, has berated President Muhammadu Buhari for his recent comment against the Igbo nation. Afenifere noted that ”the President takes delight in ridiculing the Ndigbo which he used IPOB to represent.” Buhari had during an interview with Arise TV on Thursday said that the, ‘”IPOB is just like a dot in a circle....
The Nigerian Army has appointed Onyema Nwachukwu as its new director of public relations. In a statement , Mohammed Yerima, former army spokesman, announced the posting and appointments of senior officers in the military. According to the statement, Nwachukwu takes over from Yerima, who assumed duty as the spokesperson in February. Also, F.O. Omoigui, a major general, was moved from the headquarters...
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) demonstrated in Downing Street, London, on Thursday. The group demanding a referendum for the eastern region of Nigeria to secede from the country said its protest was for the British government to compel the Nigerian government to stop its attacks and killings of civilians in the south-eastern region. "We are also calling for...
Southern Youth Forum (SYF) Press statement May 28, 2021 We, the Southern Youth Forum, SYF, strongly condemn the militarization of communities in southern Nigeria, the illegal arrest alongside the slaughter of youths by security agents who have been deployed on orders to kill at will. It is regrettable that the government has deployed its military equipment and soldiers against the population of the...

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