Group condemns ‘provocative’ UK, US, others interference in Nigeria’s internal affairs, demands apology

The Centre for Social Justice Equity and Transparency, CESJET has demanded a written apology from the UK, United, Saudi Arabia and other foreign bodies interfering in Nigeria’s 2019 election. CESJET wants the apology to include an undertaking not to resume interference in Nigeria’s elections directly or indirectly using local or international groups or proxies. CESJET…

BREAKING: Samuel Ogundipe released from police custody

A magistrates’ court in Abuja has granted bail to Samuel Ogundipe, a Premium Times reporter who was arrested on Tuesday. This comes after activists and organisations within and outside the country mounted pressure on the police to release the reporter. Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, had reportedly ordered the arrest of Ogundipe over a story…

Hiccups in power generation not due to drop in gas supply-NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Wednesday emphasized the availability of enough gas for power generation noting that the recent drop in electricity generation was as a result of some factors outside its control. The NNPC stated that as critical partners in the electricity generation matrix, it is willing to work with other stakeholder…

Police teargas protesters demanding release of detained Premium Times journalist

Protesters were on Thursday teargassed at the force headquarters, Abuja, during a protest to demand the release of Premium Times reporter, Samuel Ogundipe. The journalist was on Tuesday arrested for writing a story based on a letter written by Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. Members of the OurMumuDonDo Movement…

Abati: Jonathan secured release of some Chibok girls — but Dasuki said it should not be publicised

Reuben Abati says former President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls but did not to publicise it. The former media aide to Jonathan disclosed this on Wednesday during a show he anchored on ARISE TV. Abati interviewed Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, on the show. He said Sambo Dasuki, the then…

Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

The presidency on Wednesday spoke on the “true status” of the electoral act amendment bill, maintaining that President Muhammadu Buhari has not declined assent. Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, said Buhari does not object the use of card readers in the 2019 elections. He described allegation suggesting otherwise as…

Deliver good governance, leave Saraki alone, Timi Frank tells APC

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has called on Nigerians to Press it upon the leadership of the ruling party to face governance instead of distracting the nation with issue of National Assembly. According to Frank, Nigerians should open their eyes and not fall for the blackmail…