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PRNigeria Publisher petitions Police Boss over harassment, intimidation of family

PRNigeria Publisher petitions Police Boss over harassment, intimidation of family  The Publisher of PRNigeria, a press release platform for critical institutions, Yushau Shuaib has petitioned the Inspector General of Police(IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris, over harassment and intimidation of his family members living in Abuja, especially the Gestapo style his family members were subjected to by a team of Policemen and woman...... more

BBOG renews call for the rescue of 113 Chibok girls, 6 Lagos schoolboys

BBOG renews call for the rescue of 113 Chibok girls, 6 Lagos schoolboys The Bring Back Our Girls group has reiterate its demand for the release of the remaining 113 Chibok schoolgirls held by Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East; and the six boys abducted from Lagos State Model College, Igbonla-Epe. The group also advised the Federal Government to work with Local and State...... more

Anambra professionals, market leaders, youths give Enugu Electric one-week ultimatum

Anambra professionals, market leaders, youths give Enugu Electric one-week ultimatum Residents of Anambra State, including professionals, market leaders, youths, civil servants, have threatened to shut down the office of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) in Awka over power outage that has lasted for four months. The group under the auspices of Anambra Association of Electricity Consumers (AAEC), led by Engr. Kenneth...... more

Journalist sues Abuja Electricity Distribution Company for N100 million

Journalist sues Abuja Electricity Distribution Company for N100 million An Abuja-based media practitioner, Adewole Kehinde, has sued the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) for N100 million damages over illegal disconnection of his electricity. He also petitioned the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, Consumer Protection Council and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing about the issue. Mr. Kehinde, Publisher of Swift...... more

Rights group writes Buhari, demands reopening of Nigeria’s boarders

Rights group writes Buhari, demands reopening of Nigeria’s boarders A human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ), is demanding the reopening of Nigerian boarders for importation of banned foreign goods in order to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerian. In a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, the group also disclosed that the call became...... more

Rights group petitions Obiano, implicates Police, DSS in extortion, destruction of property and intimidation

Rights group petitions Obiano, implicates Police, DSS in extortion, destruction of property and intimidation A coalition of lawyers, media practitioners and social activists under the aegis of the International Human Rights and Equity Defence Foundation (I-REF) has implicated the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) in an alleged case of extortion, destruction of property and intimidation. In a petition to Governor Willie Obiano...... more

CLO petitions IG, NHRC over alleged brutality, disappearance of man in Bayelsa

CLO petitions IG, NHRC over alleged brutality, disappearance of man in Bayelsa The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has petitioned the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and Inspector-General of Police in protest over brutality of a man by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). A petition made availed to newsmen in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, indicated that the NSCDC personnel beat...... more

Protesters ground Bida over poor power supply

Protesters ground Bida over poor power supply Hundreds of young protesters grounded economic activities in Bida to protest “obnoxious and deliberate act by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) to strangulate power supply to the city and environs.” The protesters barricaded all entry points and major intersections within the city, thereby stalling movements – and issued a three-week...... more

Group accuses Kogi Governor of ordering arrest of Abuja-based blogger, demands release within 24 hours

Group accuses Kogi Governor of ordering arrest of Abuja-based blogger, demands release within 24 hours A civil rights organisation, Kogi Renaissance Group (KRG), has condemned the arrest and detention of a popular blogger and fierce critic, Austin Okai, on the alleged orders of the Governor Yahaya Bello. The activist was said to have been picked on Sunday by security operatives in an eatery in Utako area...... more

INEC: Don’t re-confirm Rufus Akeju as REC, Rights group tells Senate

INEC: Don’t re-confirm Rufus Akeju as REC, Rights group tells Senate With the two weeks suspension of screening of nominees for the post of Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), a human rights group in Nigeria, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice (CHRSJ) has urged the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly under the leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki not to re-confirm...... more

Group queries N166bn contracts awarded by Fashola, petitions ICPC

Group queries N166bn contracts awarded by Fashola, petitions ICPC The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices (and other related offences) Commission (ICPC) to commence investigation on issues around the Bureau of Public Procurement’s query to the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, over the award of contracts worth N166 billion. In...... more

Oil company chief declared wanted over $26m FOREX fraud

Oil company chief declared wanted over $26m FOREX fraud The House of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on the Review of Petroleum Products Pricing on Thursday directed Ibrahim Idris, the Inspector General of Police, and Muhammed Babandede, the Comptroller General of Immigration, to immediately determine the whereabouts of one Mr. Andrew Alagu, Managing Director, HAR Petroleum Resources Ltd. Mr Alagu was...... more

CNPP demands immediate, unconditional release of NYCN President by DSS

CNPP demands immediate, unconditional release of NYCN President by DSS The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of a youth activist and the National President of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Mr. Ikenga Ugochinyere, who was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). Ugochinyere was arrested and his office broken into...... more

Group sends SOS to IGP as South-East Christmas travellers smell pepper in the hands of the police

Group sends SOS to IGP as South-East Christmas travellers smell pepper in the hands of the police   The Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NOPRIN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to urgently intervene and address the concerns of citizens travelling to the South-East during this Yuletide. “We are receiving several complaints of too many Police checkpoints within very close range to each...... more

Python Dance: Army releases hotlines for information, complaints and requests for help in South East.

Python Dance: Army releases hotlines for information, complaints and requests for help in South East. The Nigerian Army on Tuesday released hotlines to be used by members of the public for information, complaints or requests for help during the ongoing Exercise PYTHON DANCE in the country’s South East. Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, gave the hotlines as follows:   1. Headquarters...... more

3 in police net for murdering Dangote official, kidnapping 5 expatriate staff members

3 in police net for murdering Dangote official, kidnapping 5 expatriate staff members The Nigeria Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of three of the kidnappers that murdered one and kidnapped five expatriate members of staff of Dangote Group. Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don N. Awunah, said the arrests were made by the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT). He said in a statement...... more

Group sues musician for N14m over failure to perform at carnival

Group sues musician for N14m over failure to perform at carnival   An Anambra youth association, Dynamic Minds League (DML), has sued a recording artist, Douglas Jack Agu (popularly known as Runtown) at the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja over an alleged breach of contract. DML is claiming N14.3 million damages from the musician. The group, through its president, Chizuo Anetoh,...... more

Police rescues girl chained by father

Police rescues girl chained by father A team of policemen from Ikotun Police Station in Lagos have rescued a 14 years old girl who said she was in chains for about one month before neighbours were attracted by her call for help. Her rescue was effected after several hours of efforts as she was locked up in...... more

Edo protesters clash over N300m pension for ex-governors, deputies

Edo protesters clash over N300m pension for ex-governors, deputies Two groups of protesters clashed in Edo State on Tuesday over a 300-million-Naira pension package for governors and their deputies recently approved by the House of Assembly. A group, Edo Civil Society Organisation, protesting against the approval said they were attacked by persons they claimed were mobilised by the government to...... more

Okorocha deceiving Imolites with my photograph, Iheanacho cries out

Okorocha deceiving Imolites with my photograph, Iheanacho cries out Former Minister for Interior and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2015 general election in Imo State, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho, has accused the State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, of using his (Iheanacho’s) photograph taken without his consent by his media aide to create an impression of...... more

Igbos in Kano reject release of blasphemy killing suspects

Igbos in Kano reject release of blasphemy killing suspects There is some tension in Kano State Nigeria following the ruling of the Magistrate Court which ordered the release of five people arrested in June over allegation of killing a Kano-based Igbo business woman identified as Bridget Agbahime. Late Mrs Agbahime was said to have been killed by a mob after...... more

EU urges Nigeria to stop gas flaring by 2030

EU urges Nigeria to stop gas flaring by 2030 The European Union, (EU) has urged the Nigerian Government to ensure that it fulfills its commitment to stop gas flaring by 2030. The EU Ambassador to Nigeria and West Africa Michel Arion, stated this on Thursday during a film presentation on Nigeria’s environmental and climatic challenges at the Government House in...... more

Aba shoemakers panic over possible hijack of contracts by politicians

Aba shoemakers panic over possible hijack of contracts by politicians Shoemakers in Aba, Abia have called on the state government to ensure that shoe production contracts through government intervention are not hijacked by politicians. The Chairman of the Powerline Shoe Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, Mr Goodluck Mmeri, made the call in Aba on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency...... more

Labour gives FG 21 days to resolve FMC Owerri crisis

Labour gives FG 21 days to resolve FMC Owerri crisis The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) have given the Federal Government of Nigeria a 21-day ultimatum to resolve the industrial crisis at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Owerri. The ultimatum is contained in a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Health, Professor Isaac...... more

NLC kicks against return of toll gates

NLC kicks against return of toll gates The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday in Abuja berated the Senate over its approval for the re-introduction of toll gates across the country. The NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, while reacting to the development, said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that Nigeria’s policy making...... more

NEC warns of poisoned chickens, fish imports; hints on bumper harvest, low food prices

NEC warns of poisoned chickens, fish imports; hints on bumper harvest, low food prices The National Economic Council (NEC), on Tuesday in Abuja, raised the alarm over importation of some food items, especially frozen chickens and fish preserved with dangerous chemicals. NEC, at a meeting held inside the Council Chambers of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja yesterday, urged the Standard Organisation of Nigeria...... more

Niger urges FG to repair Federal Roads

Niger urges FG to repair Federal Roads The Niger State Government has called on the Federal Government to urgently revisit all dilapidated federal roads across the State, especially the Agaie, Katcha Baro road whose repair contract was re-awarded in 2015. Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Jonathan Vatsa, made the call after a tour of federal roads...... more

Creditors drag Nitel/Mtel liquidator to FRCN, Presidential Committee over alleged lack of accountability in claims payment

Creditors drag Nitel/Mtel liquidator to FRCN, Presidential Committee over alleged lack of accountability in claims payment Creditors have dragged the appointed liquidator for Nitel/Mtel, Otunba Olutola Senbore, before the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRCN) and the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC). In a petition, signed by a representative of the creditors, Mr. Sebagen Henry Noboh, and dated October 20, 2016, the complainants decried what they...... more

Distributors to Senate: Reconsider stopping bond for electricity companies

Distributors to Senate: Reconsider stopping bond for electricity companies The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors (ANED) on Sunday appealed the National Assembly to reconsider stoppage of bond for electricity companies to avoid collapse of the power sector. Mr Sunday Oduntan, the Executive Director, Research and Advocacy of ANED, made the appeal in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Oduntan said...... more

Bribery Allegations: Sack Amaechi now, Intersociety tells Buhari

Bribery Allegations: Sack Amaechi now, Intersociety tells Buhari A human rights group, the International Society for Civil Liberties & Rule of Law (Intersociety) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Hon. Rotimi Amechi as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in charge of Transportation so as to pave way for his criminal investigation on account of...... more

 

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