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Nigeria: N10b Defamation Suit: Ugwuonye On The Run?

By Destiny Ugorji When controversial Lagos lawyer, Emeka Ephraim Ugwuonye, in a Facebook post on his group, The Due Process Advocates on September 18 2018, announced that he will not come back to Nigeria for any reason, not many took him seriously, considering the fact that he has myriads of cases (as defendant) pending in […]

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Group Rises Against Erection Of South African President Statue In Nigeria.

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — A Non-Governmental Organization, Unified Nigeria Youth Forum, UNYF, has condemned the erection of a statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa in Imo State, South east Nigeria The statue was erected by the State Governor Rochas Okorocha where he named a road in  honour of Zuma. In  a statement made […]

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New Nigerian Newspapers Pensioners Vow To Ensure Every Kobo Owed Its Members Is Paid

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — Irked over the loss of about 200 pensioners and the deteriorating health condition of members of New Nigerian Newspapers, NNN, its chairman, Idi Sule vowed not to withdraw the law suit stopping the owners from selling the company’s assets until every kobo due to them is paid. “We will […]

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Group Petitions President Buhari On Gov. El-Rufai’s Diversion of LG Funds

By Amos Tauna Kaduna (Nigeria) — Some members of All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, northern Nigeria, known as Kaduna Restoration Group, have petition President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate the diversion of local government funds by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, amounting to N2,384,286,682.35 for 25,103 local government staff. In a letter signed by chairman of […]

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Cameroon Shuts Down Border Leading To Nigeria

Cameroon have closed down its borders with Nigeria, prohibiting movements of humans, goods and vehicles  – blocking access though the land and sea.  Public gatherings have also been banned, and residents are advised to stay at home. A statement issued by governor of the region says the order remains in force until Monday 2nd October. […]

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Cameroon: Crisis Spurs Govt Crackdown On Press

By Mbom Sixtus Yaounde (Cameroon) — “For too long we have been afraid to speak out against injustices and all sorts of atrocities happening in Cameroon, thinking it [the silence] will protect us. If I were to repeat what I have done on Canal 2 English [television], I will do it again. I now stand […]

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Court Strikes Out Suit Against Nigerian Journalist, Midat Joseph, For Alleged Incitement

By Amos Tauna The Magistrate Court 1 sitting in Kaduna, northwest Nigeria Monday dismissed the suit filed by Kaduna State Commissioner of Police against Kaduna based Journalists, Midat Joseph. ‎According to the First Information Report, FIR, obtained by our Correspondent, Joseph and one other, were charged for criminal conspiracy, inciting disturbance and injurious false hold. Midat […]

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Kaltungo Women In Northeast Nigeria Protest Arrest Of Husbands For Allegedly Taking Part In Attack

By Auwal Mohammed Gombe (Nigeria) — Travellers plying the Gombe-Yola road in northeast Nigeria were on Wednesday stranded for several hours, as hundreds of women from Kaltungo and Shongom local government areas of Gombe State blocked the road in protest. The aggrieved women who poured on the road from Kaltungo and Shongom were protesting the arrest of […]

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