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Alleged abducted MACBAN chairman regains freedom

Alleged abducted MACBAN chairman regains freedom

The Chairman of the Kogi Chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Alhaji Wakili Damina, who was allegedly kidnapped on Tuesday, has been released .
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Breaking: Kidnapped Senator Dino Melaye regains freedom

Breaking: Kidnapped Senator Dino Melaye regains freedom

By Anthony Ogbonna Alleged abducted Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, has regained his freedom from his abductors. Senator Melaye who took to his twitter handle to announce his freedom said he spent 11 hours in what he called the wilderness. It is not clear what exactly happened or how he regained his freedom […]

Freedom comes with concomitant responsibility

Freedom comes with concomitant responsibility

As parents gathered in the chapel of St. Gregory’s College, Ikoyi, Lagos, for the Holy Mass to commence the graduation ceremonies of their children last Saturday, one feeling was mutual: joy. Beyond that, there were divergent feelings.

Freedom of speech-concerns

Freedom of speech-concerns

A COUPLE of weeks ago, a group of Nigerian public commentators, intellectuals, activists and writers wrote an open letter in which they expressed – to President Muhammadu Buhari – deep concern over “what appears to be an increase in harassment by security services of journalists going about their work.”

The Nigerian Senate and our freedom

The Nigerian Senate and our freedom

On October 1, 2015, the intrepid Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, announced to the nation that the previous Jonathan government spent some N64 billion on Independence Day celebrations. It turned out that El-Rufai was wildly off the mark; he had greatly massaged the figures.

SERAP drags Senate to UN over repressive anti-media freedom, social media bill

SERAP drags Senate to UN over repressive anti-media freedom, social media bill

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to Mr. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, requesting him to “you use your good offices and position to urgently request the National Assembly of Nigeria, specifically the Senate, to withdraw a bill which if passed into law would undermine the internationally recognized right to freedom of expression and press freedom on the internet in the country.”