How Ajulo rescued teenager sentenced to death for stealing phone

October 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

An Abuja based lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has confirmed that a Court of Appeal sitting in Ado Ekiti Judicial Division has discharged and acquitted a teenager Adeolu Bamiteko, who was sentenced to death by a High Court for stealing phone. Bamiteko with one Ayobami Ojo were arraigned in Charge No. HAD/15C/2014 before the High Court presided over by Justice J.O Read More

NANS gives Sanwo-Olu 3 days to meet demands over killing of ex-LASU activist

August 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a three-day ultimatum to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to meet a five-point demand which includes setting up a panel of inquiry to probe the death of Nurudeen Alowonle, popularly known as Omomeewa, the student activist at the Lagos State University, Ojo, who was killed last week. The five-point demand was contained in Read More

Only women have passion to ensure education policies’re implemented – FRANCES OKEREAFOR NOSIKE

August 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

Frances Okereafor Nosike is a psychologist and women’s rights activist. In this interview with ENE OSHABA, she speaks on President Muhammadu Buhari’s pledge to increase the national budget for education as well as the need for more attention to be paid girl-child education. What’s your background and how did you become an activist? I am the Founder and National President Read More

Breaking: Again, DSS bars Journalists from covering Sunday Igboho aides’ trial, coalition demands arrest of operatives

August 4, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) have again barred Journalists from covering proceedings at the trial of associates to Yoruba nation activist Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho. This is happening on Wednesday inside the federal high court arena in Abuja. The court had adjourned the trial of Igboho’s associates till August 4, 2021. Meanwhile, the Coalition in Defence Read More

Igboho: Afenifere commends Ooni, Olubadan for showing support

July 27, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The Pan Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, Afenifere Monday commended the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, and the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji for their support for the Yoruba rights activist, Sunday Adeyemo. Afenifere in a release issued on behalf of its acting leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, by Comrade Jare Ajayi, national publicity secretary of the organisation lauded the Read More

Breaking: Yoruba activist, Sunday Igboho, escapes death as gunmen attack residence 3 days to planned Lagos rally

July 1, 2021 Editor 0

Yoruba activist, Chief Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho on Thursday morning suffered attack at his residence when unknown gunmen struck. However, Igboho escaped attack as he was reportedly not within his house premises. The gunmen who were said to be putting on Military uniform shot, injured other occupants in the house and destroyed the activist’s cars before they escaped Read More

Global economic crisis: Is Nigeria ready for renewable energy transition?

June 18, 2021 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

…Osinbajo advises a more equitable transition …Gas, our own renewable energy – Sylva ‘…Stakeholders’ collaboration needed’ … Nigeria ready, but…- Expert The world is moving from fossil fuel to renewable energy, but many have been left wondering whether or not Nigeria, with its dependence on oil as a major source of revenue, is ready for this global shift. BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. Read More

Why Nigeria’s experiencing different crises – Charly Boy

June 18, 2021 ELEOJO IDACHABA 0

Charles Chukwuemaka Oputa popularly called Charly Boy speaks on his life even as he begins to count his age backwards. As he marks his 71st birthday today, he tells select journalists that  he would rather mark it as the 70th birthday so that next year, he would mark his 69th birthday in that order. ELEOJO IDACHABA was there. The man Read More

Breaking: Zambia ‘s first President, Kenneth Kaunda, is dead

June 17, 2021 Al Jazeera 0

Kaunda, who ruled Zambia from 1964 to 1991, died at a hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia. Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s founding president and liberation hero, has died at a military hospital in Lusaka where he was being treated for pneumonia, his son, Kambarage, said on Thursday. He was 97. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the Read More

Former Bayelsa commissioner berates group for issuing 7-day ultimatum to petroleum minister

June 16, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

A former Commissioner in Bayelsa state and Public affairs Commentator, Chief Nathan Egba Ologo, has described the 7-day ultimatum, recently issued to the Hon. Minister of State, Petroleum Resources, Dr Timipre Sylva by a civil rights group, calling for the withdrawal of the nomination of Dr Samuel Ogbuku for the position of Managing Director of the NDDC, as “highly vexatious Read More

We must sustain democracy we fought for, Uba Sani vows

June 12, 2021 Editor 0

Senator Uba Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has said that Nigeria’s democratic journey has been tortuous, and vowed that it must be protected. The senator, while congratulating Nigerians  on this year’s Democracy Day, recalled that many people laid down their lives to ensure the nation tows the democratic path.  “Our nation still boasts of patriotic watchdogs holding leaders accountable Read More

ActionAid calls for digital literacy among youths to access job opportunities

May 20, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The in-country consultant for Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) project, ActionAid Nigeria, Dr Terfa Abraham, has called for digital literacy among youths to expand their access to job opportunities across the country.  Abraham who stated this on Wednesday in Abuja at ActionAid Nigeria’s Youth Digital Engagement (YDE) report validation, noted that the priority area for the YDE project as determined from Read More

PRAWA mourns rights activist, says death big loss to humanity

April 27, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) said the death of renowned human rights activist Innocent Chukwuma is a big loss to humanity, noting that his contributions in different spheres of human rights protection and promotion especially to police reform in Africa and Nigeria in particular is commendable. In a statement made available to Journalists in Abuja by it’s Deputy Director Ogechi Read More

We have lost our Innocent

April 21, 2021 Chido Onumah 0

Two weeks ago, I lost a comrade, brother, and friend, Innocent Chukwuma. Innoma, as I called him, was 55, and until a few months ago when he retired, the regional director (West Africa) of Ford Foundation. Every waking moment in the last two weeks has left me thinking about life and Innocent Chukwuma’s death. I had a busy day on Read More

Expert lauds Buhari’s appointment of NHRC governing board member

April 21, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

A legal practitioner, Barrister Joseph Odok, has lauded the appointment of Barrister Jamila Isah Eneika, as m,ember Governing Board of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) by President Mohammadu Buhari. In a statement made available to Journalists in Abuja, Odok maintained that the appointment was well deserved, adding that her advocacies for gender justice for victims of human rights abuses Read More

Sustain fight against sexual offences, NGO tells Nigerian govt

April 16, 2021 Editor 0

The Sexual Offences Awareness and Response (SOAR) Initiative, a non-governmental organisation, has urged the federal government to combat all forms of sexual offences and child rights violations in the country. Speaking at the close out event of the rule of law and anti-corruption programme in Abuja on Tuesday, the Executive Director of SOAR Initiative, Chinyere Eyo, said the government at Read More

AWF finally returns

March 26, 2021 Blueprint 0

In a statement on Friday, the forum announced that Nnorom Azuonye, James Murua and Michal Musiałowski will be on the debut edition of AWFLinkUp via Zoom, on March 28, 2021 from 4-6pm Nigerian time. Azuonye is a dramatic artist, poet, interviewer, literary editor and publisher based in London. He is also founding administrator, Sentinel Writing & Publishing Company, editor of Read More

Igboho/Dokubo: When Individuals become greater than the state

March 24, 2021 Abdullahi D Mohammed 0

Can situation in a nation degenerate to a point of lawlessness where, individuals or groups could threaten the existence and challenge its sovereignty? The answer is an emphatic yes! Recently, Sunday Igboho, the self-accalimed Yoruba activist and Asari Dokubo, an equally loquacious Niger-Delta leader, had, renewed calls for the eclipse of the Nigerian state. Igboho, made a case for a Read More