New Category news

SERAP sues Buhari, wants gag order on reporting terrorism declared illegal

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and Centre for Journalism Innovation and Development have filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,

The NGO said the gag order stopping journalists and broadcast stations from reporting details of terrorist attacks and victims, violates media freedom, and Nigerians’ freedom of expression and access to information.”

The suit followed the directive by the NBC asking journalists, television and radio stations in Nigeria to stop “glamourising and giving too many details on the nefarious activities of terrorists and kidnappers” during their daily newspaper reviews.

In the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/725/2021 filed on Friday, SERAP and PTCIJ are seeking: “an order of perpetual injunction restraining the government of President Buhari, the NBC, and Mr Lai Muhammed or any other persons from imposing fines or other sanctions on broadcast stations for carrying out their constitutional duties of reporting details of terrorist attacks and victims during daily newspaper reviews.”

SERAP and PTCIJ also want “an order setting aside the directive on reporting of terrorist attacks and victims, for being inconsistent and incompatible with sections 22 and 39 of the Nigerian Constitution, Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”

According to SERAP: “Unless the reliefs sought are urgently granted by this Honourable Court, the directive by the NBC and Mr Lai Muhammed would be used to impermissibly restrict Nigerians’ rights to freedom of expression, access to information, media freedom, and victims’ right to justice and effective remedies.”

Joined in the suit as Defendant is the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

According to both organizations, “the failure by the government of President Buhari to direct the NBC to withdraw its directive on reporting of terrorist attacks and victims violates sections 5[a] and [b], 147 and 148 of the Nigerian Constitution, Code of Conduct for Public Officers [Fifth Schedule Part 1], and Oath of office [Seventh Schedule] of the Constitution.”

SERAP and PTCIJ are also seeking “a declaration that sections 5.4.1[f] and 5.4.3 of the National Broadcasting Code and their application to the daily review of newspaper headlines by broadcast stations are inconsistent with sections 22 and 39 of the Nigerian Constitution, Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.”

According to SERAP and PTCIJ “The NBC directive fails to establish a direct and immediate connection between the reporting by broadcast stations and purported risks to national security and peace. The NBC is using ‘national security’ as a pretext to intimidate and harass journalists and broadcast stations, and to violate Nigerians’ rights to freedom of expression and access to information.”


Nigeria will be destablilized if Nnamdi Kanu is killed – Ohaneze Ndigbo tells FG

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, an Igbo sociocultural association, has appealed to the Federal government to handle the rearrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, carefully as his death at a time like this could lead to the destabilization of the country.

Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, and arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja today June 29.

Ohaneze Ndigbo in a statement released by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its Secretary-General, said Kanu’s refusal to listen to Igbo leaders’ advice led him to his present predicament. The group advised the Nigerian government to handle the IPOB leader’s case carefully in order to prevent violent revolts from his followers.

The statement in part reads

“Nnamdi Kanu’s refusal to adhere to the advice of Igbo leaders, elders, and political leaders is the outcome of what had befallen him, he made a lot of enemies especially those that would have saved him and Federal Government will never lose grip on him again.

We don’t think that any Igbo leader will stick out his/her neck for him, his re-arrest will eventually bring peace and stability to the region and averted another civil war that was raging on.

Federal government should handle the situation carefully because his large followers of IPOB wouldn’t resort to violent revolts, his trial should be strictly based on the laws of the land, they shouldn’t kill him because it will destabilise the entire country.”


‘I go talk’ ooo… Borno Governor suspends French NGO over shooting training at Maiduguri hotel

Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has directed the immediate suspension of ACTED, an international Non-Governmental Organization (iNGO) following discovery that the humanitarian organisation was using a hotel in Maiduguri for training some persons on shooting.

Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who announced the Governor’s directive, said the French iNGO was found using toy guns and simulators in training exercises at a hotel located off circular road in Maiduguri on Saturday, June 26. 

Gusau explained that residents near the hotel had reported to officials that they were hearing sounds of gunshots from the hotel, following which government officials reported the matter to GRA Divisional Police Headquarters which oversees the hotel’s location. The police found some toy pistols at the hotel while two trainers, both Nigerians, were at the police station with investigation going on.

The statement said pending the outcome of police investigation, Governor Zulum has directed sealing of the hotel and suspension of ACTED from any humanitarian activity in Borno State.

Gusau noted that Governor Zulum acknowledges and deeply appreciates the roles of credible iNGOs which have been providing critical humanitarian interventions in different parts of Borno. He assured them of government’s continued cooperation and support while also upholding obedience to prevailing laws, policies and rules guiding all activities and actions across the state. 



Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria (TAMPAN) has addressed the unprofessional conduct by actresses, Nkechi Blessing and Iyabo ojo, following the brouhaha of baba ijesha’s rape accusation.

The association, during a press briefing in Lagos on Saturday, June 26 said it would not entertain any form of disrespect by both actresses who tried to drag the association in the mud.

Speaking at the briefing, member board of trustee, Prince Jide Kosoko said the association is aware of the derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole noting that will not take further insults.

“The attention of the Board of Trustees of TAMPAN and Elders of the Motion Picture Industry, especially of the Yoruba sector, have been drawn to the malicious damages being done to our sector by some unruly individuals that lack any iota of discipline and seeming to feel to be above the law.

As you may be aware, certain unpleasant things have happened lately that has dragged the name of our association, TAMPAN in particular and the industry in general in the mud, which in totality are against what we stand for as individuals and as a group of professionals.
“We particularly observe the continuous derogatory statements made by Iyabo Ojo against the Association and the industry as a whole.
“Please note that we are not against her stand on the issue of alleged rape or sexual assault as the case maybe, which the Association and individuals have equally condemned at one time or the other, as we believe only a person without conscience will support rape or sexual assault in any form. However, Iyabo Ojo’s reckless accusations, abuses and embarrassment of our sector is also totally condemned.

Unfortunately, Nkechi Blessing has also joined in the Ignoble tirades against the Association and by extension, the industry and we say enough is enough!
“As pioneers of this noble industry.

“As pioneers of this noble industry. If we fold our arms and allow the continuous blackmail that send negative signals across the world to go unchecked, the current situation that had impugned on our integrity will continue to grow to the detriment of humble practitioners, whose only source of livelihood is the practice of indigenous language movies (promoting Language to preserve culture).”

Going further, Kosoko noted that while the actresses have decided to act in a mannerless way, it would remind them of their humble beginnings when they started their career in the same industry.

“As TAMPAN members and elders of the industry in the Yoruba genre, we dare say to both Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing and others of their likes, that if you people think whatever visibility you have achieved today is not through the Yoruba sector of the Nigerian motion picture industry, you should, at least realise that the industry gave you the enabling environment for whatever you may have become today.
“Without the platform God gave

Without the platform God gave you and many others of your likes through us to climb up the ladder and express your creativity, you may not be this visible today. Though, we keep thanking God for what you have become, because it is a testament to the efficacy of our industry and the platform we all belong to, we nevertheless say enough of this new culture of insults, derogatory comments and name calling!
“When we were building the Industry, we never thought a time like this will come when those we trained will jettison the culture of respect. Our sector in the Nigeria motion picture industry is built on the Yoruba culture of respect and reference for those ahead of you and that has to be strictly adhered to, because that’s who we are.

“It is our desire that everyone continue to pursue their respective programs without necessarily blackmailing others, as we pray that we will not get into a situation where we are forced to take to Legal means to defend our integrity.
“And for those who have said or thinking of saying to hell with the Yoruba sector of the Nigeria motion picture industry, please kindly take note that the entire Nollywood is one, even as some of us here are active players across board. An offense against one is an offense against others, as we will get other associations involved in tackling any further infringement on our rules and shared values. None of these infringements will henceforth go without repercussions.”


E shock me oooo… as Actress Nkiti Umeh said that Sex has been the easiest and fastest means of destruction for men.

Actress Nkiru Umeh has taken to Instagram to share a post which centered on sex and how it affects men.

In her Instagram post, the actress stated that sex has been the easiest and fastest means of destruction for men from the generation in the Bible to this 21st century.

Pointing out that great men also die because of sex, Nkiru added that women are denied positions, contracts, sponsorships and favours because of sexual urges. According to the actress, any man who has control over his sexual urges has conquered 80% of his problem.

She went on to advise parents to pay attention to their children as bad parenting causes a big problem.

She wrote;

From the generation in the Bible to this 21st century. Sex has been the easiest and fastest means of destruction for men. Great men go down like chickens because of sexual urge. Men deny competent women positions, contracts, sponsorships, favors….and this list goes on….because of sexual urge. I repeat! Any man that has control over this, has really solved 80% of his problems on earth.

And my fellow parents…. apply pressure…. do we really know our kids….ask questions when things are not adding up….. pay attention parents, pay attention!!! You can’t be securing the bags and loose your offsprings. God help us to parent better, bad parenting is a big problem. The society we want starts from what we are breeding in our homes. May God console both families. May the dead find rest and may the living learn from this. I rest my case.

OMG… E shock me die.


Businessman prevented from fleeing to the US after being accused of defrauding GTBank of N125m in Lagos.

The Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Andrew Warri before Justice Sherifah Solebo of the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos on a seven count charge bordering on stealing, obtaining by false pretence and issuance of dud cheques.

Warri was arraigned on Friday, June 25, 2021, alongside two companies: A.M. Projects Consultancy Limited and Ranez Medical Consultancy Limited.

One of the counts reads: “Andrew Warri, A.M. Projects Consultancy Limited, sometime in May 2012 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud, fraudulently obtained the sum of N125,000,000 from Guaranty Trust Bank Plc under the guise that the proceeds of the Rural Health Care and Referral contract with Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) will be domiciled in your account with Guaranty Trust Bank, the said pretense you knew, or ought to have known is false.”

Ofoma, however, vehemently opposed the application for bail in his oral argument.

He argued that the defendant was a flight risk, as he had resisted when operatives of the EFCC went to his office to effect his arrest.

“His arrest was aborted and the EFCC had to watch list the defendant with the DSS, Immigrations, Customs and other local and international law enforcement agencies, just to ensure his attendance,” he said.

According to Ofoma, the defendant was about to take off to the United States, but in the

According to Ofoma, the defendant was about to take off to the United States, but in the process, he was informed that he could not travel as he was on a watch list.

Thereafter, Justice Solebo ordered that the defendant be remanded at the Correctional facility pending release on bail and adjourned the case till July 1, 2021.


E don shock them at BbNaija reunion: TolaniBaj reveals she and prince had sex after the show; says she regrets it because it was “wack”.

The BBNaija lockdown reunion took a different turn on Friday with TolaniBaj revealing she and Prince got intimate after they left the show.

Recall that during the show, TolaniBaj and Prince were seemingly an item. After the show, she said they hooked up and had sex and that the intimacy is something she regrets because it was wack. According to her, she expected more from Prince

The intimacy happened because I was feeling Prince at the time and I 100% regret it. And it was wack by the way. I really expected more from somebody that carried shoulder like this. You should have impressed me but you didn’t”she said

The Saturday party came, everyone was at the party. I was drunk and he was in the bus and he was like come sit with me. The funny thing is that that night, Tolani was actually there and Eric was actually sitting next to him, He was holding me so I kissed him and he was no Lilo stop, don’t do that. It didn’t even last five seconds because he actually stopped me.”


Check out the photos from the memorial service of Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

Friends and family members of former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, gathered today June 25 to celebrate his first death anniversary. Late Ajimobi died last year from Covid-19 complications.

His wife, Florence and children were also present at his memorial service.

Check out the photos below.


The hidden truth behind Prophet TB Joshua’s death.

Kwaku Bonsam claims he killed Prophet TB

A popular Ghanaian traditional priest has boasted that he killed Prophet TB Joshua in a spiritual battle.

He made this claims in a video that has now circulated online.

It was said that the Founder of Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), died on Saturday, May 5, 2021 – one week before his 58th birthday.

What a sad news but the surprising part is that while many are mourning over Prophet TB Joshua’s death, several others are excited as some have even accused him of misleading his followers with his controversial teachings, healings and miracles.

For Kwaku Bosam, it’s time for jubilation because he has defeated TB Joshua in a spiritual battle.

In the circulating video on social media, he said that he gave prophet TB Joshua 10yr ultimatum to live after which he will deal with him.

“TB Joshua tries to kill me spiritually. He said he was going to fight me in the spiritual realm after I accused him of killing Late President John Atta Mills. When I said this many people came after me for attacking a man of God.

I gave him 10year ultimatum that I will show him that only God can judge me in this earth. We went into a spiritual contest and I won the battle.