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Lai Mohammed Lectures Journalists On Ethics, Says FG To Proceed With Fight Against Fake News

The federal government has said that it will proceed in its fight against hate speech and fake news by injecting sanity into the use of social media and other media platforms, through regulations. This was made known on Monday by a tweet from the Ministry of Information and Culture at @FMICNigeria, when the National Executives of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) led by its President, Christopher Isigozie, paid a courtesy visit to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed. According to the minister,…

Role of Security Agencies In The Kogi/Bayelsa Governorship Election – Election Monitors

The governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States conducted on November 16 were marred by allegations of violence and irregularities. There were allegations made against security agencies, particularly the police by the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room. The Situation Room comprise of Civil Society Organsisation (CSOs) working in support of credible elections in Nigeria. The Situation Room consists of groups such as Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), CLEEN Foundation, Action Aid Nigeria, Centre for…

UNODC Launches Handbook On Counter-Terrorism Investigations

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) would launch a new 'Handbook on Counter-Terrorism Investigations' developed exclusively for Nigerian investigators working in the counterterrorism arena. According to a statement made available to THE WHISTLER on Sunday in Abuja by Outreach and Communications, UNODC Nigeria, Sylvester Atere, said the handbook on counter-terrorism investigations was designed to help Nigerian…

INTERPOL Arrests Nigeria’s Ex-Attorney General Mohammed Adoke

Nigeria's former Attorney General, Mohammed Adoke, has been arrested by INTERPOL in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Adoke had visited Dubai on November 11 for medical consultation when he was picked up by INTERPOL, Premium Times reports. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had secured a warrant for Adoke's arrest at the Federal High Court, Abuja, in April, but the court vacated the warrant in October. The EFCC has been pursuing Mr Adoke over claims he was involved in the…

Channelkoos Media GM, Chukwu Christian Weds Fiancée In Ebonyi

It was a blissful Saturday at the St. Theresa's Cathedral Catholic Church in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, where the General Manager of Channelkoos Media Consult, Chukwu Christian and his fiancée, Dr. Rosemary Chukwu nee Onu, were joined in holy matrimony. The wedding ceremony was attended by over 500 guests, including the Managing Director of Channelkoos Media, Ume James, and members of staff of the Abuja-based media consulting firm. The wedding reception was held at the St. Theresa's Cathedral Catholic Church in…

KANO ‘CHIP WHIP’: DSS Arrests Suspects Behind Fake Number Plate

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the suspects behind the production of a counterfeit number plate that was misspelled as ‘Chip Whip’ instead of ‘Chief Whip’ in Kano State. The fake number plate had been widely circulated on social media after some Nigerians spotted the error on it. The fake number plate was spotted on an SUV allegedly owned by the Chief Whip of Kano State House of Assembly. The DSS arrested the suspects in collaboration with the officials Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday. …

Nigeria’s Progress In Biotechnology Will Impact The Economy, Says Onu

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that progress made by Nigeria in biotechnology will have significant impact on the economy.  Onu disclosed this while inaugurating the National Biotechnology Policy Review Committee on Friday in Abuja, He said refined cotton seedlings developed by the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) is highly resistant to attack from worms and has high yielding capacity, adding that this will help in rejuvenating our dying cotton industries. Nigerian…

Gbajabiamila Mourns Alex Akinyele: He Was A Disciplined, Consummate Administrator

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has described late Alex Akinyele as a disciplined and consummate administrator. Akinyele, a Nigerian administrator who served as a Minister of Information, and later became Chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission, was said to have passed on late Thursday night. In a condolence message signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Lanre Lasisi, Gbajabiamila noted that the passing away of Akinyele is sad. The speaker added that the elder…

Food Shortages Can Cause War – Ex-Minister

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Joy Ogwu has stressed the need to support initiatives geared towards ensuring food security in the country. Ogwu, who stated this on Friday at the public presentation and launching of an agricultural magazine, Nigerian Harvest in Abuja, said having a large population that the country that cannot adequately feed is a liability. Publisher, Nigerian Harvest, Godson Ononiwu (2nd from left) at the unveiling of the magazine The ex-Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United…

Nigerian Air Force Helicopter Crashes In Enugu

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the crash-landing of its helicopter on Thursday at its base in Enugu. A statement on Friday in NAF’s Twitter handle, said that the incident occurred after a routine flight and that though the blades of the helicopter broke but there were no casualties. The statement said that the cause of incident could not be ascertained. The statement reads: “@NigAirForce Helicopter has crashed on landing in Enugu after a routine flight today. Fortunately, there were no fatalities or…