Blasphemy: Reverse musician’s death sentence, Amnesty urges Ganduje

Global rights group, Amnesty International, has condemned the death sentence handed down to a musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, by a Sharia Court in Kano State for blaspheming Prophet Mohammed.Amnesty also called on the Abdullahi Ganduje-led government to immediately quash the conviction.The rights group said this on Thursday in a statement titled, ‘Authorities must quash the conviction[...]

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Covid-19 Regulations: FCTA warns public schools against non-compliance

The Federal Capital Territory Administration FCTA has warned principals of government-owned secondary schools in the territory against non-compliance with Covid-19 safety guidelines.Chairman, FCTA Ministerial Enforcement Taskforce on Covid-19 Restrictions, Ikharo Attah gave the warning on Thursday during an inspection tour of some schools in Kubwa, Dutsen Alhaji, and Gwarinpa Housing estate.The taskforce which visited some[...]

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UNILAG: Ogundipe resumes at VC’s office

Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe on Thursday went back to work in the Office of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, despite his alleged removal from office by the Governing Council of the institution.Ogundipe, who breezed in when members of the Joint Staff Union, JSU, of the institution were holding a special Congress, told the[...]

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NBC fines radio house in Lagos N5m for hate speech

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Nigeria Info 99.3FM Lagos the sum of N5 million.According to the News Agency of Nigeria, this was for providing its platform to be used to promote unverifiable and inciting views that can incite crime, public disorder. The full press statement from NBC management:The National Broadcasting Commission has noted[...]

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Obiano suspends 12 monarchs for alleged misconduct

Gov. Willie Obiano of Anambra has approved the suspension of 12 traditional rulers in the state for an initial period of one year with effect from Aug. 11, over alleged misconduct. Mr Greg Obi, the Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy and Community Affairs, who made this known in a statement on Thursday said the suspended[...]

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Take over political positions from older generation, Obasanjo tells youths

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on African youths to take active part in political activities in their various countries, so as to flush out older generation from office.Obasanjo, who made the call while delivering a keynote address at an interactive session held virtually to mark this year’s International Youth Day, organized by the Youth[...]

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Israel halts Gaza fuel supply over fire bombs

Israel announced Thursday it was halting the “import of fuel into the Gaza Strip”, the latest punitive measure over a wave of airborne firebombs from the Palestinian territory.The defence ministry announcement came hours after Israeli jets and tanks hit targets affiliated with Hamas, the enclave’s Islamist rulers.No casualties were reported.The latest round of hostilities has[...]

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Int’l Youth Day: Ooni wants Big Brother Naija show replaced

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, has called for the replacement of the Big Brother Naija show with better show that will boost the strength of Nigerians youths.Ooni Ogunwusi, made the call when he played host to scores of Nigerian youths from all parts of the country under the aegis of the[...]

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Why we are charging N5m for hate speech -Minister

The Federal Government says “any speech, broadcast or publication that denigrates a person, a group of people on the basis of their sex, religion, political belief or origin is hate speech”.The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the explanation on Thursday when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum[...]

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