Thursday, 02 July, 2020

Day: June 19, 2020


Malawi will hold fresh presidential elections on 23 June after the May 2019 poll was declared null and void because of widespread vote rigging – and a complete failure by AU, EU and Commonwealth observers to call foul. But the Read more…


The Nigerian Government has accused the United Kingdom All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Religious Freedom or Belief of drawing wrong conclusions in its latest report about the country. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Read more…


Prof Tunde Adeniran Prof Tunde Adeniran, National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately tackle the security challenges currently affecting the country to prevent the breakdown of democracy in Nigeria. Prof Adeniran, who warned Read more…


A non-governmental organisation, Dan Alhaji Foundation, has called on the Nigerian Government and international organisations to support victims of violent attacks and rape and provide them with relief materials. The foundation lamented the horrible living conditions in Internally Displayed Peraons Read more…


Armed bandits are currently surrounding Kasai Village in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State in preparation to launch an attack on the community. A source, who spoke with SaharaReporters, said the assailants arrived the village few minutes ago, forcing Read more…


Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has begun investigations into the reason why an aircraft belonging to Executive Jets Services Limited conveyed musician, Naira Marley, and ex-BB Naija housemate, Kim Oprah, to Abuja for a concert. NCAA in a letter to the Read more…


Tolulope Akande-Sadipe, Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora in the Nigerian House of Representatives, has urged government to swing into action to ensure the release of Temitope Olamide Ariwolo, a Nigerian woman whose human rights is being violated by the Lebanese Read more…


Friday Ovia, a key witness that saw Mr Chindeu Nicholas Makwe, a Director with the National Health Insurance Scheme, physically assault one Mrs Orji at her husband’s farm in Ovumnte, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, has been released. Ovia was arrested by Read more…


The mining sector is in turmoil, with bureaucratic red tape and corruption, among other factors, causing loss of business confidence and sparking capital flight, businessdigest has learnt. Although government is targeting to build a US$12-billion mining sector by 2023, inconsistency, Read more…


Rotimi Jolayemi also known as Oba Akewi, the Nigerian journalist, who sang a poem critical of Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has been released on bail. On June 11, 2020, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered Read more…