FG adopts tougher measures against fake news, hate speech

• Raises fine from N500, 000 to N5m By Tobias Lengnam The Federal Government has handed down stern warning to erring media organisations to steer clear of fake news and hate speech or face the full wrath of the law.…

Kogi, Bayelsa guber: INEC engages EFCC, ICPC over votes buying

By Lateef Ibrahim, Abuja Barely three weeks to the conduct of the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cautioned its staff and officials of the political parties participating at the polls to…

Rice millers, poultry farmers called for border closure, says CBN Gov

By Lawrence Olaoye Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has disclosed that rice millers and poultry farmers pressurised the government to close the nation’s land borders. Emefiele made this disclosure yesterday after a closed door meeting…

Reps legalize new revenue sharing formular for deep offshore, inland basin

• Gives N500m, 5 years jail term for offenders By Christiana Ekpa The House of Representatives yesterday legalized new revenue sharing formular for the Deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract between Federal Government and International Oil Companies (OICs).…

Kano government shuts clinic for operating without license

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano The Private Health Institution Management Agency (PHIMA), under the Kano State Ministry of Health has shut down Dukawa Dispensary Clinic in Gobirawa quarters, Dala Local Government Area for operating without license. A statement yesterday by Sama’ila…

Appeal Court upholds Sen. Moro’s election

From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi, Benue State, yesterday, upheld the decision of State/National Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed the petition of former Benue Deputy Governor Steven Lawani against the election of Senator Abba Moro…

UniAbuja: Immigration Officer slaps Security man over daughter’s indecent dressing

By Usman Shuaibu The officer of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Mrs Franca Nwachioma Meze on Friday slapped one of the Security men at the University of Abuja, Mr Kangfang Porfa on duty post over her daughter, Jennifer Patrick who dressed…

Xenophobia: Ekweremadu takes case to international parliament

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace (IPTP) holding in Ethiopia, to pay special attention to the xenophobic attacks on the African continent. Mr Uche Anichukwu, his Media…

Reps halt proposed nationwide operation positive ID

•Invite Buratai for explanations By Christiana Ekpa The House of Representatives yesterday invited the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai over the proposed nationwide Operation Positive Identification by the Nigerian Army The House equally mandated it’s Committee…

Community devt: Emulate Buhari’s aide, Omoboriowo, Fayemi charges Ekiti indigenes

By Lawrence Olaoye Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has called on all indigenes of the state to emulate the philanthropic gestures of the Chief Official Photographer to President Muhammadu Buhari, Bayo Omoboriowo, by giving…