Monthly Archives: August 2019

12 Arrested as Police, Soldiers Disperse Protesters in Lagos

Demonstrators vow to converge on Freedom Park today •Presidency, police mock activists, say march failure is victory for democracy No fewer than 12 persons were arrested by security forces, comprising soldiers and policemen, with some others sustaining various degrees of injuries as police dispersed protesters during the #RevolutionNow protest, which began yesterday in Lagos. In Abuja, a six-hour rainfall and

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CBN Unveils Guidelines on Disclosure, Transparency for Banks, Others

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has issued fresh guidelines to give effect to the Disclosure and Transparency Principle contained in the Consumer Protection Framework (CPF) for institutions under its regulation. The guidelines, according to an 18-page document posted on the central bank’s website yesterday, provides minimum disclosure and transparency requirements for financial institutions under the regulatory purview of the

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Group takes Buhari to ICC over inaction against alleged genocide by herders

The Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora (DVND) yesterday took President Muhammadu Buhari to the international criminal court (ICC) over his alleged inaction to curtail herders’s killings in the country. In a petition dated July 17, 2019, titled: Acts of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Nigeria, addressed to ICC’s Special Prosecutor in the Hague by its president, Mr.

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EU counsels ECOWAS on dangers of delayed electoral reforms

Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Nigeria and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Ketil Karlsen, has alerted the sub-region to the dangers of postponing political reforms. He stressed that such changes were needed mostly after any general election like the recently concluded 2019 polls in Nigeria. He, however, lamented that President Muhammadu Buhari did not sign

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Group takes Buhari to ICC over inaction against alleged genocide by herders

The Democracy Vanguard of Nigerians in the Diaspora (DVND) yesterday took President Muhammadu Buhari to the international criminal court (ICC) over his alleged inaction to curtail herders’s killings in the country. In a petition dated July 17, 2019, titled: Acts of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity in Nigeria, addressed to ICC’s Special Prosecutor in the Hague by its president, Mr.

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Outrage over crackdown on unarmed protesters

The Federal Government came under criticism yesterday over its suppression of unarmed #RevolutionNow protesters. The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last general elections, Omoyele Sowore, had called for a mass protest against the alleged misgovernance of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. Sowore was however arrested on Saturday by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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