Tuesday, 26 January, 2021

Day: January 1, 2021


Civil Society Organisations and human rights activists have called for the immediate release of the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and four others or face another round of protests in 2021. The activists were arrested during a candlelight procession to Read more…


President Buhari address Nigerians in a broadcast on Friday morning. President Muhammadu Buhari Friday expressed his commitment to the indivisibility of Nigeria saying the country’s survival ‘confounds pundits’. Mr Buhari stated this in his New Year broadcast Friday morning. The Read more…


A global rights group, Amnesty International, has called on the Nigerian government to respect the rights of the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and four others who were arrested during a procession to usher in 2021 on Thursday night in Read more…


The Nigerian police authorities have concluded plans to illegally detain human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, till Monday, SaharaReporters has gathered. Sowore was arrested in Abuja, the nation’s capital, alongside other activists as they were carrying out a peaceful procession to Read more…


The president said that “the death of such two prominent figures in Zazzau emirate comes to me as a rude shock…” President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of two leading members of the Zazzau Emirate, the Iyan Read more…


Two prominent Zazzau princes died early Friday and were buried the same day. The Iyan Zazzau, Bashir Aminu, and the Talban Zazzau, Abdulkadir Iya-Pate, were both buried in Zaria. Mr Aminu died in a hospital in Lagos on Friday and Read more…


Violence against women and girls is a global human rights challenge which must be fought to a standstill, JOY YESUFU writes. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, emerging data and reports from those on the frontlines showed that all types of Read more…


“As an administration, we are currently undertaking a series of special interventions designed to boost job creation…” President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said his administration’s focus on diversifying the nation’s economy has helped reduce growing food inflation and improved food Read more…


Mr Sowore and some activists were arrested at the #CrossoverWithProtest they organised in Abuja. The Nigerian police have again arrested the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, for leading a protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. Mr Sowore Read more…


Nigeria has a burgeoning youthful population as about 80 per cent of its over 200 million people are below 40 years of age. President Muhammadu Buhari, in his New Year broadcast on Friday, renewed the pledge to support the development Read more…