Breaking: Samsung chief jailed

January 18, 2021 BBC 0

Samsung heir Lee Jae Yong has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison by a high court in South Korea. The bribery case is a retrial of an earlier one involving the country’s former President Park Geun-hye, who was also jailed for bribery and corruption. Lee has been the de facto head of Samsung Electronics since 2014. Read More

Insecurity: Report lauds Nigerian Army on human rights, rescue of abductees

December 23, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigerian Army has been showered praises for showcasing a high level of human rights compliance in its various operations across the country this year.  The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) made the revelation in a special report appraising the performance of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in 2020.  In the report signed by the special rapporteur, Dr. Read More

Kankara: EU commends Buhari over students’ release

December 21, 2020 Editor 0

The European Union Human Rights Forum (EUHRF) has commended President Mohammadu Buhari for the release and safe return of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina state. In a statement, Special Rapporteur, Lake Chad, West Africa, Joseph Cullen, described the release of the students as deserving relief, saying everything ended without bloodshed. However, Cullen noted that measures Read More

Breaking: Outage crisis hits YouTube, google, Gmail

December 14, 2020 Agency Report 0

The Google-owned family of apps has crashed for thousands of users worldwide. This includes Gmail, Google Drive, Google Sheets and YouTube as well as the main search engine. Outage tracker site DownDetecter clocked tens of thousands of users reporting issues with the sites around 11:40am. Problems were reported mainly in Europe but also in Australia, the east coast of the Read More

In Yobe, EU launches protocol to guide SGBV investigations, prosecutions

November 27, 2020 Editor 0

In an effort to mitigate the increased cases of rape among other violence, the European Union (EU), Managing Conflicts in the Northeast Nigeria (MCN) has launched a protocol that would guide Sexual and Gender Base Violence (SGBV) investigations and prosecutions in Yobe state. Making the symbol presentation of the copies of the 27-page protocol guide to state government and Yobe Read More

CNN and its ugly intentions against Nigeria

November 20, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Cable Network News (CNN) is still existing in the past in today’s globalised satellite and digital Television world. Some 20 years back, CNN monopolised the awful digital news dissemination and it was the cynosure of every eye anywhere in the world, its signals perched. An unfazed and comfortable, CNN fed the world with fake news, recycling same news items Read More

British PM Boris Johnson, girlfriend welcome new baby

April 29, 2020 Dailymail 0

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds on Tuesday gave birth to a ‘healthy’ baby boy at an NHS hospital in London today – weeks earlier than anticipated, Dailymail reports. Mr Johnson is said to have been by his 32-year-old fiancee’s side throughout the labour before their son entered the world in the early hours of this morning. The safe arrival Read More

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Elections: Buratai distances troops from interference as EU hails Army, others

March 8, 2019 Editor 0

The European Union election observers have commended the Nigerian Army (NA) and other security agencies for their efforts which ensured peaceful Presidential and National Assembly elections. Head of the delegation and Deputy Chief Observer, Ms Hannah Roberts, gave the commendation during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, in his office. The purpose of the Read More

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2019 elections: Int’l observers, UN urge INEC to adhere to new timeline

February 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Heads of the international election observation missions and the United Nations in Nigeria, have called on Nigerians to remain calm and supportive of the electoral process as INEC works to implement its new timeline. In a statement signed its Director of Communications, Sarah Fradgley, the missions acknowledged that the decision to postpone the elections has caused disappointment across the country’s landscape. Read More

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US, EU, UK travel ban threat: Global or self- interest?

February 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

Recently, in the wake of federal government’s suspension of the erstwhile Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, some western powers threaten to place travel restrictions on some persons who they suspect to be potential threat to democracy in Nigeria. According to experts, the initiative is based on international code of conduct on elections. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this report Read More

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International community and 2019 polls

February 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

With barely two weeks to the February 16, presidential elections, ominous clouds are gathering over the country. As a concerned citizen, and one committed to peace, dignity and sovereignty of our dear motherland, I consider it imperative to make an intervention in the political arena. I believe intellectuals have a responsibility to provide reasoned, analytical prognosis of the nation’s current situation. As against Read More

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2019: PDP highlights threats to credible elections

January 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a meeting with European Union ahead of February 16 elections claimed Amina Zakari, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies activities constitute threat to credible elections. The national publicity secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan during at a meeting with European Union Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, pointed out that the mistake Read More

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How we negotiated Dapchi girls’ release – DSS

March 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS, Lawal Daura, has given insight into how the Service negotiated the release of 105 Dapchi school girls. Speaking on Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari received the school girls at the State House Presidential Villa, Abuja, Daura recalled that the president had given “a clear directive to security agenciesto use peaceful options Read More

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Buhari attends EU, AU summit in Abidjan

November 27, 2017 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to attend the 5th European Union-African Union (EU-AU) Summit in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, on November 28, 2017, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement in Abuja on Monday. Adesina said the President would also participate in working sessions on the summit theme: “Investing in the Youth for a Sustainable Read More

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EU backs Ireland on Brexit as government faces defeat

November 25, 2017 Blueprint 0

The European Union threw its weight behind Ireland in Brexit negotiations on Friday as a looming parliamentary defeat for the Irish government threatened to disrupt Britain’s timetable for a deal with Brussels. A standoff between Dublin and London over how much detail Britain must give on its plans to avoid a disruptive hard border in Northern Ireland after it leaves Read More

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Anambra: INEC to provide magnifiers for albinos, EU hails Jonathan 2015 example

October 19, 2017 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that electorates living with albinism will be aided with vision magnifiers to vote during the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, stated this when the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU-EOM) paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. He said the initiative was to enable albinos properly identify Read More

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EU, DFID drill 780 hand-pumps in Jigawa

March 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Muhammad Aliyu Dutse As  part of their efforts to ensure the provision clean drinking water at rural areas, the European Union, under its supported  water supply and sanitation sector Reform programme (WSSSRP) and Department for International Development (DFID), in collaboration have drilled a total of 780 hand-pumps across communities in eight local councils of Jigawa state. The benefiting local Read More