The Nigerian Communications Commission has announced the temporary suspension of the Do-Not-Disturb facility on mobile networks.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the regulatory commission said that it suspended the DND to enable mobile operators to disseminate information on the 2019 General Elections which begins on February 16.
The DND enable subscribers to choose what kind of text messages they can receive from operators or even opt out completely from receiving unsolicited text messages from mobile operators.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has traced a deposit of $30,000 by Joe Agi, a senior advocate, into the bank account of Walter Onnoghen, the embattled chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), TheCable understands.
It has emerged that Onnoghen also failed to disclose that he has an account at Heritage Bank in his asset declaration form — another violation of the code of conduct law.
Agi is one of the senior advocates defending Onnoghen in his asset declaration case before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The International Criminal Court, ICC, has reacted to the statement by the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, where he threatened that any foreign Official that dares to interfere in Nigeria’s internal affairs, shall be returned back to their countries in ‘dead’ body bags.
The statement has stirred up much tension nationwide and worldwide, with the United States, US, United Kingdom, UK, European Union, EU, and other international bodies, being put on notice of the Governor’s rather reckless statement.
Religious leaders in Osun State have charged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies and the media to be neutral, fair, just and transparent in their conduct before, during and after the coming general elections.
While pledging their commitment to praying for peace and sensitising their followers on the need for peaceful poll, the clerics urged the major stakeholders to handle their fellow citizens with dignity and respect worthy of fellow human being.
Former Aviation Minister, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has raised the alarm over a story which quoted him as saying that PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar would lose to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election.
The stories, which have enjoyed wide circulation on social media, also quoted Fani-Kayode as describing Atiku as a “Chamba” man pretending to be Fulani, and berating the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for choosing him as their presidential candidate.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress of plotting to use vehicles painted in PDP colours to attack Nigerians.
In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said that the APC was also plotting to implicate top members of the opposition party, including its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; and Kogi West senator, Sen. Dino Melaye.
The statement read, “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alerts of a sinister plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and certain agents of the Buhari Presidency to load ammunition into vehicles painted in PDP colours and the names of our candidates, particularly our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki as well as Senator Dino Melaye and use them to attack Nigerians and orchestrate violence ahead of the elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the Church to continue to stand for righteousness and truth, and preach against all forms of corruption.
Buhari, represented by Vice President Yemi Osibanjo, made the appeal on Thursday in Makurdi at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN).
He said it was important for the Church to always stand on the side of righteousness and truth, as ”it is only righteousness that can elevate our country.”
He lamented the recurring crises in Benue since 2011, and called on herders and farmers to sheath their swords and live in peace.
Senate President Bukola Saraki on Wednesday night mocked the opposition over their incessant replacement of police commissioner in Kwara state.
Saraki while addressing his supporters during the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) rally at Balogun Fulani ward in Ilorin south local government area of the state said, “They [the opposition] are scared to come and meet our people that is why they are busy changing police commissioner every day but that won’t change our peoples resolve to continue to support us.