MRA challenges NBC powers to impose fines on radio/TV stations

MRA challenges NBC powers to impose fines on radio/TV stations

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has challenged the powers of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to impose fines on broadcasting stations since it is not a judicial body. The organization in a suit it filed at the Federal High Court, Ibadan, Oyo State is asking the court to set aside the fines of N3 million each imposed by the NBC on three television stations on October 23 as unlawfully imposed and therefore null and void. In…

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Okowa congratulates Oseji on his elevation to the Supreme Court

Okowa congratulates Oseji on his elevation to the Supreme Court

Justice Samuel Oseji. Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, has congratulated Justice Samuel Oseji on his elevation as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, the governor expressed delight at Justice Oseji’s new position in the nation’s judiciary, saying it was a deserved recognition. Justice Oseji, an illustrious and experienced jurist from Delta was among the eight justices sworn in on Friday…

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INTERVIEW – Use Restructuring to lay foundation of modern Nigeria, Gen Momah tells Buhari

INTERVIEW – Use Restructuring to lay foundation of modern Nigeria, Gen Momah tells Buhari

Major General Sam Momah (rtd). •Urges military to use female spies to infiltrate Boko Haram network By Adedayo Akinwale (Thisday Live) A retired military general, Sam Momoh, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to lay the foundation of a new Nigeria by restructuring the country. He also called on the military to use what he called smart suicide “Lovers” (female spy soldiers) to penetrate Boko Haram command and destroy the network of the terror group. Momah,…

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Police not above the citizenry; as servants of the people, not above the law, says Reps Speaker

Police not above the citizenry; as servants of the people, not above the law, says Reps Speaker

Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives. The Speaker House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila today, Tuesday, October 20, 2020 said that a frame work is being developed to give Nigerians a deserving and service oriented police force. Addressing his colleagues on the floor of the Green Chambers, he reflected on the on-going #ENDSARS protest by the youth of Nigeria, he said: “I will not sign off on a 2021 Budget that does…

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Pastor Adeboye states position on #EndSARS protest

Pastor Adeboye states position on #EndSARS protest

Redeemed Christian Church of God General Overseer, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, 2nd right. RCCG’s position paper. General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye has officially stated his position on the #EndSARS protests ongoing across the country. Pastor Adeboye made his position on the #EndSARS protests known through posts he made via his official Facebook page and Twitter handle. “Our daughters will not be able to prophesy and young men…

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Onochie not qualified as INEC commissioner, says Falana

Onochie not qualified as INEC commissioner, says Falana

Ms Lauretta Onochie. The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has disqualified the media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, Ms. Lauretta Onochie from being appointed as a commissioner at the Independent National Commission (INEC), a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr. Femi Falana has said. In a statement on Tuesday, Falana, interim chairperson of Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), said a card-carrying member of a registered political party was not fit for…

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Funkekeme mourns ex-AG Dafe Akpedeye, SAN

Funkekeme mourns ex-AG Dafe Akpedeye, SAN

Late Mr. Dafe Akpedeye (SAN). The Senior Political Adviser to the Governor of Delta State Rt. Hon. Funkekeme Solomon has expressed great shock over the transition of Dafe Akpedeye, Barrister at Law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) Dafe Akpedeye was a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Delta State. In a statement by his Public Relations Officer, Mr. Tebefia Ogbeni, Rt Hon Funkekeme Solomon described the late Dafe Akpedeye as a…

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Water Bill: Bayelsa Govt to go to court, says bill exposes wicked, nefarious intentions of sponsors

Water Bill: Bayelsa Govt to go to court, says bill exposes wicked, nefarious intentions of sponsors

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State. Having seen through the evil intentions and wickedness of the forces behind the Water Bill the Bayelsa state Government has rejected the bill with a declaration that it will head for the court for an action against the Federal Government. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Ayibaina Duba, and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Biriyai Dambo (SAN), while making the position of the state government known at…

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Tinubu, firm sued over alleged tax evasion, money laundering scam

Tinubu, firm sued over alleged tax evasion, money laundering scam

Jagaban Borgu, Bola Tinubu. By Femi Ajasa, (The News Guru) A company based in Lagos believed to be owned by a former governor of the state, Mr Bola Tinubu, Alpha Beta, has been accused of being used as a conduit pipe for massive money laundering scheme, tax evasion, among other vices. A former Managing Director/CEO of the consultancy firm, Mr Dapo Apara, said he has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), but wondered…

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Senate Committees to probe alleged extra-judicial killings by SARS

Senate Committees to probe alleged extra-judicial killings by SARS

Nigeria’s Senate Chambers. The Senate, on Wednesday, mandated its Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Police Affairs to investigate alleged extrajudicial executions by officers of Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in some parts of the country. The committees are also to investigate Human Rights abuses by security agencies in the country and make recommendations. The resolutions of the Senate followed the adoption of a motion by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos) on the urgency to check…

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