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Reports from Nicaragua say authorities have arrested two more potential Presidential challenges to veteran leader Daniel Ortega in elections later this year. Felix Maradiaga and Juan Sebastian Chamorro have been accused of terrorism and plotting against Nicaragua’s sovereignty and independence. They were however held under a controversial new security law passed in December by Mr […]

Reports say the United States has eased travels restrictions for many countries as the rollout of coronavirus vaccines continues. It public health agency updated its criteria yesterday which saw 61 countries lowered from the level 4 “avoid all travel rating”. Countries such as France, Spain and Italy are now level 3 which mean fully-vaccinated passengers […]

Members of the House of Representatives yesterday clashed over demand by the People Democratic Party, PDP, caucus for reversal of the ban on the operation of Twitter. Following the deletion of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet, Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed last week announced the suspension of Twitter in Nigeria. The Federal government also […]

The Kaduna State University, KASU has announced the suspension of all undergraduate academic activities till further notice. KASU Registrar Samuel Manshop disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday. Manshop explained that while the undergraduate lectures were put on hold Postgraduate programmes, College of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Part-Time Programmes would continue with their […]

On the Foreign Scene, French President Emmanuel Macron has been slapped in the face on an official visit to the Southeast of France. In a video circulating on Social Media, Macron was seen walking up to a barrier on a trip to Tain-I’Hermitage when a man slapped him in the face before officers quickly moved […]

The House of Representatives has said it would within ten days investigate the factors responsible for the Federal Government’s decision to ban twitter in Nigeria and the laws upon which the action was based. The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila in his opening address at the plenary noted that the Micro-bogging platform had become a huge community […]

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike says the economic benefits derivable from the dualization of the Ogbum-Nu-Abali Eastern Bye-Pass Road in Port Harcourt Local Government Area are enormous. He also stated that the dualization of the road was necessary due to the construction of the Oro-Abali and Rebisi Flyovers as well as other projects within […]

Eighteen people have died in a fire that broke out at a chemical plant on the outskirts of the Western Indian City of Pume. Thirty-seven workers were trapped inside the building when the blaze started. Five Engineers rushed to the spot as smoke billowed from the compound, and firemen had to break walls on either […]

The Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE has urged the Federal Government to thread with caution and immediately reconsider the suspension of the operation of Twitter in Nigeria and seek other legitimate means of resolving its dispute with the company. In a statement by the president Mustapha Isah and General Secretary, Iyobosa Uwugiaden, the NGE says […]

The National President of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Chief Christopher Isiguzo has called on the Federal Government to reverse the ban on Twitter operation in Nigeria . Chief Isiguzo stated this while speaking as quest on Radio Rivers weekly current affairs programme spotlight on Sunday, 6th June, 2021. He said the ban was averse to democratic […]

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