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Court strikes out criminal defamation charge against Nigerian journalist

Nigeria, March 23 -- A magistrate court in Akwa Ibom on Thursday struck out a criminal defamation charge against a journalist in the state. The journalist, Nsibiet John, was arrested on January 5, 20... Read More


Armed thugs, allegations of voter intimidation characterise Kano supplementary elections

Nigeria, March 23 -- Armed thugs were seen in many polling units visited on Saturday morning during the supplementary governorship election in Kano State. Many voters and supporters of a political pa... Read More


Sergeant who fatally shot teenager to face murder charges - Police

Nigeria, March 23 -- The police in Lagos have said that an officer who was responsible for the death of a senior secondary school 1 student in the Ikorodu area would be charged with professional misco... Read More


Supplementary Polls: Vehicles transporting election materials attacked in Benue

Nigeria, March 23 -- Some vehicles transporting election materials to one of the polling units in Benue State have been attacked. The attack, which was carried out by yet to be identified persons alo... Read More


Police IG orders speedy investigation into police killing of civil defence officer

Nigeria, March 23 -- The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered a speedy and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the police killing of an officer of the Ni... Read More


NNPC, partners sign Nigerian content plan agreement

Nigeria, March 23 -- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and its joint venture partners on Friday signed the Nigerian Content Plan agreement to move the country closer to the final inve... Read More


We knew Seychelles would be difficult - Gernot Rohr

Nigeria, March 23 -- Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has said he was not surprised with the performance of the Seychelles national team in Friday's final Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON qualifying match... Read More


Group praises conduct of Kano election re-run

Nigeria, March 23 -- A coalition has commended the conduct of Saturday's governorship re-run election in Kano State. The observers, numbering 18, addressed the press via a statement read by Chinyere... Read More


Paradigm Initiative trains advocates on digital rights

Nigeria, March 23 -- As parts of its capacity building project, the pan-African digital rights group, Paradigm Initiative, held a digital rights workshop for rights advocates in Kano, Nigeria. The wo... Read More


Supplementary Elections: CDD raises concerns over possible violence, vote buying in affected states

Nigeria, March 23 -- The Centre for Democracy and Development(CDD) has warned of severe consequences in the areas of security and the credibility of the ballot if the relevant authorities, including t... Read More