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Umuaniabor General Family decries land grabbers in Enugu LGA

The Umuaniabor General Family of Amechi Uwani, comprising Umunwakum, Umunogo and Umunengene sub-families in Enugu South Local Government area has condemned those it described as encroachers grabbing its pieces of land.

Group writes US, Buhari, Ganduje over death sentence to Kano-based musician

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Pro-Democracy and human rights group, Concerned Nigerians, has written the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, Kano state Governor, Umar Ganduje and the American Embassy over the sentencing of a Kano-based musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu to death over blasphemy.

Concerned Nigerians condemn arrest of journalist, Yahaya Usman

Concerned Nigerians, a pro democracy and human rights group has condemned what it described as the harassment of journalist, Mr. Yahaya Usman by Niger State government over a published report on his blog and social media.

CFL praises ECOWAS Court’s decision on Cybercrimes Act in Nigeria

Buhari: signs the minimum wage bill into law
The Centre for Advancement of Civil Liberties and Development, also known as Centre for Liberty (CFL) has urged the federal government of Nigeria to commence the process of expunging section 24 from the 2015 Cybercrimes Act and also withdrawing permanently the Social Media and Hate Speech Bills being considered as law in Nigeria, noting that these bills and section 24 of the cybercrimes Act are in violation of the right to freedom of expression.

Insecurity in North: Release Katsina protest leader -Concerned Nigerians group

Deji Adeyanju
Following the arrest and detaintion of the leader of the protest group who called for the resignation of both president Buhari and the Katsina governor, Aminu Masari, the Concerned Nigerians group has asked the Nigerian Police to release Mr. Nastura Sharif whom it said is currently being detained for leading the protest against the insecurity in Northern Nigeria.

Man arrested for using phone line previously owned by Buhari’s daughter

Hanan, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari. 
A man, Anthony Okolie, was arrested for using a phone line previously owned by Hanan, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari. 

Supreme Court to deliver judgement on Kano governorship dispute Jan. 20

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday fixed January 20 for judgement on the Kano State governorship dispute following the March 9, 2019 election in the state.

Reps may pass bill establishing police for tax collection, remittance

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The House of Representatives may pass into law, a bill that seeks to establish police to  be in-charge of collecting tax from all citizens.

Breaking: Nigeria’s most read newspaper, Punch condemns President “Buhari’s lawless govt.”

Punch Editorial against Buhari
“As a symbolic demonstration of our protest against autocracy and military-style repression, PUNCH (all our print newspapers, The PUNCH, Saturday PUNCH, Sunday PUNCH, PUNCH Sports Extra, and digital platforms, most especially Punchng.com) will henceforth prefix Buhari’s name with his rank as a military dictator in the 80s, Major General, and refer to his administration as a regime, until they purge themselves of their insufferable contempt for the rule of law.” - PUNCH Editorial quotes

IPOB: I will come back to Nigeria to face trial only...

IPOB: Nnamdi kanu
The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has given condition under which he may return to Nigeria to face trial.