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[BREAKING] Visa Denial: National Assembly Summons US Ambassador

The National Assembly has summoned the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Stuart Symington , over the alleged high rate of visa denial of Nigerians. The invitation was said to be at the instance of an activist , Kayode Bello, who petitioned the House over the matter. The PUNCH had done an

Journalists protest alleged brutalisation by security agencies

Members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Enugu State Council, on Thursday protested against the increasing harassment and intimidation of journalists in parts of the country. The protest march, which took place within the premises of the NUJ Press Centre on Rangers Avenue, was led by the Chairman of the Council, Rex

We Can’t Release Dasuki, Says FG

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), says the federal government cannot release Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), because the allegation against him is a matter of public interest. The attorney-general said this in a Voice of America, Hausa, interview obtained by Premium Times. Malami said Dasuki’s right is not important

Ekiti: Police Say Teargassing of Crowd, a Mistake, Assure it Won’t Happen Again

Apparently responding to the growing condemnation of its forceful dispersal of supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that gathered in front of Government House, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State for an address by the state Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, the police Thursday said the action was a mistake that would not be allowed

Fayose To Saraki: It’s Time To Return To PDP

Ekiti State Governor, Chief Ayodele Fayose, has advised the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki to dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) and return back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is as Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike accused the Federal Government of using the Economic and Financial Crimes

Oshiomhole To APC Leaders, Members: I Don’t Belong To Any Faction

Oshiomhole vow to reposition APC •’We must work for unity’ ALL Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole yesterday told party faithful and leaders that he did not belong to any faction or bloc within the ruling party. His emergence as national chairman, he said, was a product of the collective unity

Umahi condemns renaming of Abakaliki Street in Anambra

* Warns against discriminating Ebonyians in Anambra The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman, South East Governors Forum, Mr. David Umahi, has condemned the renaming of a street initially named after Abakaliki, by his Anambra State counterpart, Mr. Willie Obiano. Obiano had recently renamed the popular Abakaliki Street, housing most of the

Over 70% LASU Budget Spent On Diesel – VC

The Lagos State University (LASU) says it spent more than 70 per cent of its annual budget on purchase of diesel due to erratic power supply to the institution. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, the Vice-Chancellor of the university made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday

CAN Rejects Ex-boko Haram Recruit Into Army, Police

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has opposed reported moves by the Federal Government directing the Nigerian Army and Police to recruit some former members of Boko Haram terrorists who recently underwent deradicalisation programme. The President of CAN, Dr Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, said on Tuesday that if it is true, it