MTN battles fresh allegations in U.S over business dealings

June 7, 2020 Segun Odunewu 0

The MTN group is battling fresh issues in the United States following allegations of “conduct targeted the United States” by executing a strategy reliant on dominating markets in unstable countries not allied with Washington. In an amended complaint on Saturday by a group of Washington based law firms, the telecom firm was accused of allegedly aiding militant groups in Afghanistan, Read More

EFCC vows to protect businesses owned by Nigerians in the Diaspora

May 24, 2020 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has assured Nigerians in the Diaspora of protection of their business at home from fraudsters frustrating them from investing in the country. The EFCC Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale, Sunday in Abuja, said the commission’s boss made the vow during a Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Read More

Ishaku promises to checkmate COVID-19 spread in Taraba

April 27, 2020 Andrew Ojih 0

Taraba state governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, Monday assured Tarabans that  government would do all within its powers to checkmate the spread of  coronavirus. Ishaku, who stated this in Jalingo during a statewide broadcast, assured sons and daughters of the state of their protection. “We all woke up this morning to the shocking news of six confirmed cases of COVID-19 by the Read More

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Coronavirus: First infant dies

March 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The US has recorded the first-ever infant death from COVID-19 after the disease claimed the life of a child younger than a year old in Illinois. The director of the state’s public health department,  Ngozi Ezike, who announced the development on Saturday, said the baby died in Chicago. “There has never before been a death associated with COVID-19 in an Read More

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Ex-NAWOJ president advocates commission for older persons

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In a bid to ensure that the aged person’s in the society are protected and provided for, a former President of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), Ms Evelyn Onyilo, has called for the establishment of a commission for the protection of older persons. Onyilo made the call while delivering a keynote address, Monday in Abuja, at a training Read More

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WhatsApp records 2 billion users 

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp said Wednesday it now has more than two billion users around the world, as it reaffirmed its commitment to strong encryption to protect privacy. WhatsApp, acquired by Facebook in 2014, has grown into one of the most-used services in the Facebook “family” of apps, offering free messaging along with voice and video calls. “Private conversations Read More

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Let the service chiefs go

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The recent expression of shock at the level of violence in the North-west and other parts of the country by President Muhammadu Buhari is at best unintelligible and insensitive. To say one was disillusioned would be putting it mildly. Was that a joke or a feel-good kind of statement? As the commander-in-chief, the protection of lives and property is the Read More

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Data privacy day: Need to sanction breaches, offenders

January 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Whoever is in control of your data, controls your world. AYONI M. AGBABIAKA writes on the rights of Nigerians to data privacy and possible sanctions or punishment for data breaches in the country. Joining other countries across the globe to celebrate the World Data Privacy Day on Tuesday in Abuja, Nigeria has  proposed sanctions for data privacy breaches. World Data Read More

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Govs seek law for improved soldiers’ welfare

January 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor of Akwa Ibom state, Udom Emmanuel has urged the Federal Government and Nigerians to pay special attention to the families of soldiers killed by terrorists in the North East. With special emphasis on the 22 soldiers who were ambushed and killed by terrorists in Monguno, Borno state, on January 8, he said care for their families was the best Read More

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Ahead 2023: PDP BOT chairman raises alarm over threats to life, petitions DSS, IGP

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman, Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Walid Jibrin, has raised alarm over threats to his life following his comments that the party will not zone its presidential ticket come 2023. He has already petitioned the Director General of DSS and Inspector General of Police. Sen. Jibrin recently stated that the party would give room for interested Read More

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Nasarawa speaker hails Buhari @ 77

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, has felicitated with President Muhammadu Buhari as he clocks 77 years. A statement by press secretary to the speaker, Jibrin Gwamna quotes the speaker as calling on all Nigerians to support and pray for the president to succeed. The speaker wished the president  good health, wisdom , guidance and protection. Balarabe-Abdullahi, who is Read More

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As controversies hit Hate Speech, Social Media Bills

November 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Two bills in the Senate at different stages of considerations, sponsored by Senators Sani Musa (APC Niger East) and Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC Niger North), are generating serious controversies in the polity as regards their intendments and provisions, generally. Taiye Odewale reports. Hated hate speech bill The first of the two bills is the one titled: “Protection from Internet falsehood and Read More

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Association pledges to protect child’s rights in Nasarawa

November 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Almajiri Schools Association, Nasarawa state, Alhaji Mohammed Ali, said his members would continue to conform with the almajiri system of education while also protecting child’s rights in the state. Ali gave the assurance in a chat with journalists in Lafia Wednesday. He said that the leadership of the association had always emphasised the importance of adhering to almajiri Read More

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FG committed to human rights, poverty reduction – Minister

September 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHDSD), Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said that the federal government is fully committed to the implementation of human rights and protection of all Nigerians.  Speaking Thursday in Abuja during an orientation retreat organised by the ministry, in partnership with the United Nations, Farouk said  the vision of MHDSD is “to have an inclusive social protection system that Read More

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I ‘ll protect Osun people, Oyetola vows

April 4, 2019 Editorial II 0

Osun state Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, has reiterated his administration’s commitment towards ensuring peace and adequate security of people of the state. He hailed the officers and men of Nigeria Police for displaying ‘high sense of professionalism’ in managing the security in the state. Speaking during the visit of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 11, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, to the governor Read More

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Army guarantees readiness ahead Presidential, NASS, Governorship elections

February 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

  Ahead of the February 16th presidential election, the Nigerian Army has expressed it’s readiness to provide a conducive security atmosphere for the conduct of the polls, while warning its officers and men to remain apolitical. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army Major General Mohammed Mohammed disclosed this at the weekend in Kontagora during the Nigerian Army Read More

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Human ritual: Ordeal of a physically challenged person

March 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lawal Ismaeel, father of a physically challenged person, narrates the ordeal of his five-year-old daughter, who was born without a limb. DONALD IORCHIR reports Despite the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ that provides that an individual is entitled to respect for his life and integrity of his person, which Nigeria is a signatory, ritual killings and the practice Read More

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CP, women lawyers counsel against jungle justice

March 26, 2018 Editorial IV 0

As part of efforts to promote the administration of criminal justice in the country, Ekiti state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abdullahi Chafe and International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) have counseled against jungle justice on suspects of crime. The police boss and FIDA’s chairperson in Ekiti, Mrs Adefunke Anoma, lamented the increasing wave of jungle justice in Nigeria, describing the Read More

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150m migrant workers face exploitation – ILO

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has disclosed that about 150 million migrant workers globally face exploitation. ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, who was speaking during this year’s World Day of Social Justice, said this year’s celebration focuses on the protection of the world’s 150 million migrant workers, many of whom face exploitation, discrimination and violence and lack even the most Read More

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Army denies killing vigilante in Edo

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian Army has denied reports in the media alleging the killing of a vigilante in by its soldiers. Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 4 Brigade Nigerian Army, Capt. Mohammed Maidawa, described the reports as “ malicious” which should be dismissed in its entity. He said: “ The attention of the Headquarters 4 Brigade Nigerian Army has been drawn to Read More

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Niger police arrest 9 protesting Okada riders

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Minna The police in Minna Niger state yesterday shot into the air sporadically to disperse scores of Okada riders and arrested nine of them who were protesting against operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Pandemonium reportedly broke out as motorists and other pedestrians ran helter skelter to seek protection as a result of the action of the Police. Read More

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WRAPA trains Zamfara judges on Islamic family law

February 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau The Women Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA) yesterday commenced a two-day workshop on the training of 44 Zamfara Sharia court judges. The focus was on Islamic family law, to be implemented in their respective courts of jurisdiction with a view to ensuring protection of the rights of women in their matrimonial homes. In her opening Read More

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Internet association backs US net neutrality litigation

January 10, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A pressure group, Internet Association has threw its weight behind planned legal action against a controversial Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision to revoke net neutrality legislation in the US. Litigation against the FCC’s ruling to repeal net neutrality regulations is widely expected to be announced later this month, with a representative of several US states voicing the plan to Reuters Read More