Buhari Announces Reopening Of Four Land Borders

President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, ordered the immediate reopening of the nations four main borders. The President also directed that the remaining borders that were closed down should be reopened before the end of December 31. The four borders that are to be reopened immediately are the Seme border in South West, Maigatari and […]

FG Has No Plans To Shut Down Internet, Stifle Press – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has refuted claims the Federal Government was planning to stifle press freedom and free speech by shutting down the internet. He, however, said the government would clamp down on misuse of social media to cause anarchy in the country. The Minister said this while speaking with journalists […]

I Never Announced Increase To NBC Hate Speech Fine – Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has denied announcing an increment to the National Broadcasting Commission’s fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5 million. He said this in a counter-affidavit while responding to a motion filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos by human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong. Mohammed had on August […]

Hoodlums Attack Minister, Soun In Ogbomosho

Suspected hoodlums on Sunday, breached the palace of the Soun of Ogbomosho to disrupt a meeting between him and the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare. While confirming the report, the minister lamented that the hoodlums destroyed properties in the palace. He tweeted, “Ogbomoso- Hoodlums, thugs and miscreants disrupt stakeholders meeting in Soun’s […]

FG To Clamp Down On Fuel Stations With Altered Measurements, Others

The Federal Government says it had begun the clamp down on the use of faulty and altered measuring and weighing equipment by some business owners. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Adeniyi Adebayo, announced this on Saturday in Port Harcourt at a two-day sensitisation workshop with stakeholders in the downstream oil and gas […]

Witness Contradicts Self In Ex-Minister’s Trial

A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Umar Tahir, on Monday contradicted himself in the current trial of a former Minister in former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, Taminu Turaki. This occurred when Tahir, who was a Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Islamic Affairs in the government, was being cross-examined by counsel […]