Monthly Archives: August 2019

Nigerians have right to freedom of speech, says EU

• Afenifere, Ohanaeze condemn 45-day detention order on Sowore • Ozekhome, Frank, others knock FG, DSS on constitutional breach The European Union (EU) ambassador to Nigeria, Ketil Karlsen, said yesterday that the organisation “stands firm on the principles of freedom of speech,” noting: “It is important in any democratic society for people to be able to participate.” The declaration followed

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C’River INEC REC Resigns, Joins Bayelsa Guber Race

The Independent National Electoral Commission Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Cross River State, Dr. Frankland Briyai, has resigned his appointment in a bid to contest in the upcoming governorship elections in Bayelsa State. Briyai, who announced his resignation on August 8, said he resigned to contest the governorship of Bayelsa State slated for November 17 in response to the call

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APC governors say party worse off under Adams Oshiomhole

The Progressive Governors Forum has criticised the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, for the party’s ‘diminishing fortunes’. It’s Director-General, Salihu Lukman, in a letter entitled, “APC: Appeal for Reconciliation”, dated August 6, 2019, and addressed to the former labour leader, said things had allegedly gotten worse in the ruling party. He said: “As a

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