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Arrest of prominent activist, Bahgat another blow for freedom of expression – Amnesty Int’l

Human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, Monday, described the arrest of a prominent advocate of freedom of expression in Egypt as’a clear signal of the Egyptian authorities’ resolve to continue with their ferocious onslaught against independent journalism and civil society. Hossam Bahgat was summoned by military intelligence to appear for questioning …

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UN Secretary General congratulates Amina Mohammed on her appointment as Minister

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, has sent a message of congratulations to Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, his Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, on her appointment as Minister in the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari. A statement conveying the best wishes said “The Secretary-General …

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Wike inaugurates LGs’ caretaker committee chairmen, charges them to improve security

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has charged the newly sworn-in local government caretaker committee chairmen to focus on the improvement of security and enhancement of environmental sanitation. He spoke, Monday, at the Government House, Port Harcourt while swearing in 20 Local Government Council Caretaker Committee Chairmen. In a statement signed …

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My job is not really difficult, simply because the constitution is very clear — Yakubu, INEC boss

The newly-appointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Monday, promised to be guided by the Electoral Act and the Constitution in the discharge of his function. Yakubu, who spoke shortly after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari, said “I am not sure that my job  …

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President Buhari commends ‘indomitable spirit’ of Golden Eaglets; as APC congratulates team on World Cup victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially congratulated the Golden Eaglets for winning retaining the U-17 FIFA World Cup in Chile, late Sunday night. The President in a statement made available to Global Patriot Newspapers, Monday, and signed by his Special Adviser (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, ‘applaud the exemplary zeal, determination, …

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Gov. Ikpeazu swears-in Bonnie Iwuoha, Eziuche Ubani, 18 other Commissioners

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has reminded his newly-appointed commissioners of the zero tolerance stance of his administration for corruption, even as he warned that he would not hesitate to fire anyone caught engaging in dubious practices. Ikpeazu disclosed this, Tuesday, at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly-appointed state …

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