FG Declares June 12 as Democracy Day

The federal government of Nigeria has announced June twelve as the new democracy day. The President Muhammadu Buhari in a press  statement  on Wednesday stated that for the past 18 years, Nigerians have been celebrating May 29th, as Democracy Day. That was the date when for the second time in our history, an elected civilian… Continue reading FG Declares June 12 as Democracy Day

2,285 on death row in Nigeria – Amnesty Int’l

No fewer than 2,285 Nigerians including four foreign nationals are on death row at the end of 2017. Amnesty International report revealed in its 2017 global review of the death penalty published on its website. It decried that death sentences in the country have spiked massively over the past two years, with 171 and 527… Continue reading 2,285 on death row in Nigeria – Amnesty Int’l

Duterte threatens to arrest ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

President Rodrigo Duterte of Philippines on Friday threatened to arrest International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda if she conducts activities in his country. He argued that Philippines was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to carry out any investigation. Hitting out at what he said was an international effort… Continue reading Duterte threatens to arrest ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda

Bomb kills 5 during football match in Somalia

A bomb killed five spectators at a football match in southern Somalia, police and a lawmaker said on Friday, the first time an explosion has targeted a stadium. The blast went off in the port town of Barawe, in the Lower Shabelle region, when residents were watching a football match on Thursday afternoon, police said,… Continue reading Bomb kills 5 during football match in Somalia

Aisha Buhari takes fight against child death to private sector

The Wife of Nigerian President, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has taken the battle against scourge of maternal and child death to the private sector. She wants stakeholders in the private sector to support the fight through massive investment in health. She sought for shift of attention to the fight at a private sector meeting for investment… Continue reading Aisha Buhari takes fight against child death to private sector

2019: ADP denies alliance with SDP

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has said that it did not sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) ahead of 2019 general elections. The party stated this in a statement by its Director of Media, Mr Kayode Jacob, in Abuja on Thursday, debunking media reports to that effect. It described… Continue reading 2019: ADP denies alliance with SDP

ICT smart cities possible in Nigeria – FG insists

The Federal Government says it is committed to its plan to create smart cities in the country, saying Nigerians should not be pessimistic about the move. The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, gave the assurance on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. NAN reports that the minister… Continue reading ICT smart cities possible in Nigeria – FG insists