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Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has dismissed his media aide, Salihu Tanko-Yakasa for calling out the failure of the Buhari-led administration. The state commissioner of information, Mohammed Garba announced this development in a statement made public on Saturday. Following the abduction of 317 schoolgirls from a secondary school in Jangebe, Zamfara state, Tanko-Yakasa in a tweet via his Twitter handle pointed the failure of the ruling party in ensuring peace and security of the citizens....

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Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has relieved his Special Adviser on Media, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, of his appointment. The commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, who communicated the governor’s directive through a statement on Saturday, said the dismissal is based on Yakasai’s “continued unguarded comments and utterances which are deemed contrary to the stand of the All Progressive Congress (APC) government which he is serving.” He said the sack is with immediate effect. “Yakasai...

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By Hassan Umar Shallpella, Senior Staff Reporter ______ YOLA — The remains of Ibrahim Abdul’aziz, a veteran Journalist who died in a ghastly motor accident on Friday 5th, February 2020 along Gombe- Bauchi road was buried at the Muslims cemetery Yola town, Adamawa state Northeast Nigeria after funeral prayer was conducted at his family residence along with Abuja road Yola town. The funeral prayer was attended by family members, colleagues in the pen profession, and...

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AWKA  —  Mr. Godwin Ezeemo, a frontline aspirant for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 6, Anambra Governorship poll, has described the demise of a former boss of the Voice of Nigeria (VON) and the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Mr. Ben Egbuna, as a great loss to Nigeria’s media industry. In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Sunday, Ezeemo, who is also the...

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ABUJA  — The Presidency has alerted the nation of another orchestrated smear campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari, using some online newspapers and blogs. Mr. Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, who raised the alert in a statement in Abuja on Friday, said the campaign was designed to further exacerbate tension in the land, by portraying the president as pandering to ethnic and other primordial tendencies. According to him, this narrative is contrary to Buhari’s pledge to...

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In Nigeria, causation of arrests and release are murky, and the rumor mill operates overtime. Some Nigerians are suggesting that Omoyele Sowore was released because the authorities are aware of the stronger human rights emphasis of the Biden administration and wanted to start off on the right foot with the new administration. Sowore is a well-known Nigerian human rights activist and strong critic of the Buhari administration and of Nigeria’s political economy in general. He...

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Free speech is one of the fundamental human rights, universally recognized and protected. Like the rest of the countries of the world, the Nigerian constitution provided for the protection of this law as a result of its importance and relevance to uphold personal liberty and democracy. However, the right to free speech is not absolute anywhere. There are recognized restrictions and exceptions to the right. Some of which are the law of defamation, incitement. As...

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A human rights activist and SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, has on Tuesday, appeared at the Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, wearing handcuffs. Reports said that the court presided over by Chief Magistrate Mabel Segun-Bello, would be hearing the bail application filed by Sowore and four other activists. Sowore was holding a book when he arrived at the court alongside four other detained activists. The West African Pilot had reported that Sowore,...

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The Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, and other activists have spent the wee hours of the New Year in police custody for holding a protest in Abuja. Before his arrest, Sowore has sent out a series of tweets calling on Nigerians to join him on a protest against the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. He tweeted, “How about a crossover protest/uprising tonight? Anyone willing to participate? Pick up a candle and a placard showing...

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The Northern Governors’ Forum (NGF) has expressed shock over the death of Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah, founder and Chairman of Leadership Newspapers. This is contained in a condolence message by the chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau, Simon Lalong, on Saturday in Jos. Lalong, in the message issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, described the death as “shocking and devastating.” He said the death of Nda-Isaiah is a ...

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