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Buying N6.1bn cars for reps in national interest – Namdas

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Abdulrazak Namdas, justifies the purchase of 50 Peugeot 508 cars (which cost N17m per vehicle) for lawmakers, in this interview with JOHN AMEH The House of Representatives has order

VIDEO: Edo Police caught on camera brutalising man

A video footage showing a man being brutalised by police in Edo State has emerged. The video which appeared to have been recorded from a car shows about five policemen administering some form of punishment to a man who could be seen sitting on the floor besid
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VIDEO: Edo Police caught on camera brutalising man

A video footage showing a man being brutalised by police in Edo State has emerged. The video which appeared to have been recorded from a car shows about five policemen administering some form of punishment to a man who could be seen sitting on the floor beside the police truck, a Ford pick up truck. […]

Spend more on education than defence, don tells FG

Success Nwogu, Ilorin A Nigerian academic based in the United Kingdom, Prof. Chris Imafidon, has called on  the Federal Government to invest more in the education sector than it is doing for defence. Imafidon, who is the founder of the Excellence in Educatio
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Spend more on education than defence, don tells FG

Success Nwogu, Ilorin A Nigerian academic based in the United Kingdom, Prof. Chris Imafidon, has called on  the Federal Government to invest more in the education sector than it is doing for defence. Imafidon, who is the founder of the Excellence in Education Programme at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, made this call in […]

VC wants govt to use OAU farm for trials

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has called on the Federal Government to use the university’s Teaching and Research Farm for the trial of genetically modified organisms. Ogunboded
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VC wants govt to use OAU farm for trials

Femi Makinde, Osogbo The Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, has called on the Federal Government to use the university’s Teaching and Research Farm for the trial of genetically modified organisms. Ogunbodede said this at the South-West Agro-ecological Biosafety Awareness Workshop held in Ile Ife. He said that Nigeria, with a […]

NUC approves five new courses for Obong University

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The National Universities Commission has approved the commencement of five new academic programmes for the Obong University, Obong Ntak,  Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The five new programmes include Mass Communication
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NUC approves five new courses for Obong University

Etim Ekpimah, Uyo The National Universities Commission has approved the commencement of five new academic programmes for the Obong University, Obong Ntak,  Etim Ekpo Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The five new programmes include Mass Communication, Business Administration, English and Literary Studies, Marketing and Christian Religious Studies. A letter signed by the NUC’s […]

A plea for corrupted idioms

Are you still among those who like yelling, ‘More grease to your elbow’ when wishing people who have done good things more strength? Please, stop the joke and let’s cultivate Standard English in our writing and speeches. Or you still romance ‘clog in
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A plea for corrupted idioms

Are you still among those who like yelling, ‘More grease to your elbow’ when wishing people who have done good things more strength? Please, stop the joke and let’s cultivate Standard English in our writing and speeches. Or you still romance ‘clog in the wheel of progress?’ No, I won’t take such from you again. […]

Residents flee as rival gangs burn houses, cars in Ibadan

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan NO fewer than 20 shops, three houses and several vehicles were destroyed when gang members engaged in a free-for-all in the Isale-Osi, Born Photo and Gidarami areas of Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that the clash began on Sunday a
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Residents flee as rival gangs burn houses, cars in Ibadan

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan NO fewer than 20 shops, three houses and several vehicles were destroyed when gang members engaged in a free-for-all in the Isale-Osi, Born Photo and Gidarami areas of Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that the clash began on Sunday and continued on Monday as residents fled their homes. A witness said […]

African Church priest: I crawled in bush for hours to escape, says bishop

Samson Folarin The Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Missionary Diocese, Rt. Revd. Samuel Ojo, has lamented the killing of the Chaplain of the church, Revd. David Ayeola. Ayeola was killed by suspected kidnappers in Ekiti State.  Ojo, who escaped ab
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African Church priest: I crawled in bush for hours to escape, says bishop

Samson Folarin The Bishop of the African Church, Ondo Central Missionary Diocese, Rt. Revd. Samuel Ojo, has lamented the killing of the Chaplain of the church, Revd. David Ayeola. Ayeola was killed by suspected kidnappers in Ekiti State.  Ojo, who escaped abduction by a whisker, said the gunmen were Fulani herdsmen, calling on the police […]

Crocodile Smile: Troops arrest bishop, 18 others for robbery, kidnapping

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Troops of the Nigerian Army in the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II in the South-South and South-West regions have arrested a bishop, Uwah Mfon, and 18 others for armed robbery, kidnapping and cult activities in different areas of Ak
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Crocodile Smile: Troops arrest bishop, 18 others for robbery, kidnapping

Olaleye Aluko, Abuja Troops of the Nigerian Army in the ongoing Operation Crocodile Smile II in the South-South and South-West regions have arrested a bishop, Uwah Mfon, and 18 others for armed robbery, kidnapping and cult activities in different areas of Akwa Ibom State. Our correspondent learnt that the suspects – some of them were identified […]

Police arrest 12 robbery suspects in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested 12 persons in connection with robberies in the state. The suspects include Friday Odiri, Monday Odiri, Monday Abiodun, Akintunde Henry, Abiodun Tunde, Ayodele Ayobami and Ayoh Genesis. Others are Oluwafemi Ayodeji, K
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Police arrest 12 robbery suspects in Ondo

The Ondo State Police Command has arrested 12 persons in connection with robberies in the state. The suspects include Friday Odiri, Monday Odiri, Monday Abiodun, Akintunde Henry, Abiodun Tunde, Ayodele Ayobami and Ayoh Genesis. Others are Oluwafemi Ayodeji, Kola Ogunbiyi, Seun Ayodele, Ogonejobo Partick and Felix Ugwuanyi. Parading the suspects on Monday at the police […]

Imo security men nabbed for gunrunning, stealing

Chidiebube Okeoma,Owerri Two members of the Imo Community Watch, a security formation established by the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, by an Act of the state House of Assembly, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Ako
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Imo security men nabbed for gunrunning, stealing

Chidiebube Okeoma,Owerri Two members of the Imo Community Watch, a security formation established by the state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, by an Act of the state House of Assembly, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Akokwa Annex, for alleged stealing and gunrunning. The suspects – Chukwuma Madueke, 36; and 40-year-old Chieleka […]

Two arraigned for cloning Ambode’s number

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Lagos State Government on Monday arraigned two men before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for allegedly cloning the state governor’s phone number and also attempting to defraud the Accountant General of the state. The defendants
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Two arraigned for cloning Ambode’s number

Oluwatosin Omojuyigbe The Lagos State Government on Monday arraigned two men before a Lagos State High Court in Ikeja for allegedly cloning the state governor’s phone number and also attempting to defraud the Accountant General of the state. The defendants, Rilwan Jamiu and Balogun Oyewole, were arraigned on three counts, including attempt to commit felony […]

UNIDO empowers Nigerian entrepreneurs with financial skills

The Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation said it had trained some Nigerian entrepreneurs in the non-oil sector. It said in a statement that the entrepreneurs would be trained in innovative soluti
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UNIDO empowers Nigerian entrepreneurs with financial skills

The Investment and Technology Promotion Office of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation said it had trained some Nigerian entrepreneurs in the non-oil sector. It said in a statement that the entrepreneurs would be trained in innovative solutions to improve their financial literacy as part of its Investment Learning Centre initiative.  The Senior Advisor, UNIDO-ITPO, […]

FCMB gets recognition in retail banking

The FCMB Group has got new recognition in the banking space as the group steps up efforts to boost its services. Two of its subsidiaries, First City Monument Bank and First City Asset Management Limited, emerged as the “Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria
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FCMB gets recognition in retail banking

The FCMB Group has got new recognition in the banking space as the group steps up efforts to boost its services. Two of its subsidiaries, First City Monument Bank and First City Asset Management Limited, emerged as the “Most Improved Retail Bank in Nigeria’’ and the “Best Managed Fund in Equity’’, respectively, at this year’s […]

My achievements are not lies, Buhari replies Jonathan

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday chided critics of his administration, refuting claims that his government was full of propagandists and liars. Buhari said his administration had recorded concrete achievements, “which were evident
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My achievements are not lies, Buhari replies Jonathan

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday chided critics of his administration, refuting claims that his government was full of propagandists and liars. Buhari said his administration had recorded concrete achievements, “which were evident for all to see,” since its coming on board on May 19, 2015. The President spoke on Monday at the […]

N2bn fraud: Maina on the run

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Adelani Adepegba, Eniola Akinkuotu and Ade Adesomoju The embattled ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has been accused of complicity in a N2bn fraud, has gone into hiding. T
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N2bn fraud: Maina on the run

Olusola Fabiyi, Olalekan Adetayo, Adelani Adepegba, Eniola Akinkuotu and Ade Adesomoju The embattled ex-chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, who has been accused of complicity in a N2bn fraud, has gone into hiding. The fugitive, who is still on the wanted list of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for […]

Court orders Jonathan to appear in Metuh’s trial Wednesday

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh. A court offi
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Court orders Jonathan to appear in Metuh’s trial Wednesday

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday ordered President Goodluck Jonathan to appear before it to testify as a witness in defence of a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Olisa Metuh. A court official confided in our correspondent that Metuh’s legal team filed the draft subpoena […]

ABUAD teaching hospital will reduce medical tourism –Osinbajo

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated the 400-bed Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, saying it will help in stopping Nigerians from seeking medical treatment abroad. Osinbajo, who was repres
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ABUAD teaching hospital will reduce medical tourism –Osinbajo

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has inaugurated the 400-bed Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, saying it will help in stopping Nigerians from seeking medical treatment abroad. Osinbajo, who was represented on the occasion by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, said the teaching hospital would enhance health care […]

I don’t know where Kanu is, Abaribe replies FG

Ade Adesomoju and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Embattled senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has denied the claim by the Federal Government that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is in his custod
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I don’t know where Kanu is, Abaribe replies FG

Ade Adesomoju and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja Embattled senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has denied the claim by the Federal Government that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is in his custody. The Federal Government had earlier replied to Abaribe’s application seeking to withdraw as one of the […]

Senate indicts Okonjo-Iweala, says her memo caused N1.7tn revenue loss

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Alleged Misuse, Under-Remittance and Other Fraudulent Activities has said revenue agencies short-changed the Federal Government to the tune of N1.7tn as unremitted revenue generated between 2012 and 2016. Th
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Senate indicts Okonjo-Iweala, says her memo caused N1.7tn revenue loss

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Alleged Misuse, Under-Remittance and Other Fraudulent Activities has said revenue agencies short-changed the Federal Government to the tune of N1.7tn as unremitted revenue generated between 2012 and 2016. The panel blamed it on a memo by a former Minister of Finance, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who allegedly […]

NMA rejects FG’s move to stop private practice

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, on Monday said the attempt by the Federal Government to stop private practice by doctors working in public health institutions was against the law of the land. He, however
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NMA rejects FG’s move to stop private practice

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The President, Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Mike Ogirima, on Monday said the attempt by the Federal Government to stop private practice by doctors working in public health institutions was against the law of the land. He, however, said the NMA frowned on its members who use official hours for their private practice. […]

End dirty fuel imports, Ghana tells Nigeria

’Femi Asu Nigeria has been urged by one of its West African counterparts, Ghana, to bring the importation of dirty fuels to an end and deregulate the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). The Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana, Dr. Mohammed Adam, said in La
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End dirty fuel imports, Ghana tells Nigeria

’Femi Asu Nigeria has been urged by one of its West African counterparts, Ghana, to bring the importation of dirty fuels to an end and deregulate the price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol). The Deputy Minister of Energy, Ghana, Dr. Mohammed Adam, said in Lagos at the 11th Oil Trading and Logistics Expo that the […]

Southern govs call for true federalism, power devolution

The governors of the southern states of Nigeria on Monday met in Lagos State, insisting on true federalism and devolution of powers to states. The governors, who met in the Lagos House, Ikeja, after 12 years of such meeting, also resolved to collaborate with
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Southern govs call for true federalism, power devolution

The governors of the southern states of Nigeria on Monday met in Lagos State, insisting on true federalism and devolution of powers to states. The governors, who met in the Lagos House, Ikeja, after 12 years of such meeting, also resolved to collaborate with one another for the growth of their economies. In a communique […]

Substandard goods: Envoy wants Chinese industries in Nigeria

Akinpelu Dada, Beijing Nigeria’s Ambassador to China, Baba Ahmad Jidda, has said that there is a need for Chinese industrialists to establish manufacturing plants in the country in order to produce quality products at rates that will not be too exorbitant f
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Substandard goods: Envoy wants Chinese industries in Nigeria

Akinpelu Dada, Beijing Nigeria’s Ambassador to China, Baba Ahmad Jidda, has said that there is a need for Chinese industrialists to establish manufacturing plants in the country in order to produce quality products at rates that will not be too exorbitant for Nigerians to buy. The envoy, who spoke to our correspondent in Beijing on […]

Confusion in JUTH as doctors protest against management

Friday Olokor, Jos There was chaos on Monday at the Jos University Teaching Hospital as resident doctors, numbering over 100, protested against the alleged draconian policies of the management. Their grievances included the alleged disregard of the order of t
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Confusion in JUTH as doctors protest against management

Friday Olokor, Jos There was chaos on Monday at the Jos University Teaching Hospital as resident doctors, numbering over 100, protested against the alleged draconian policies of the management. Their grievances included the alleged disregard of the order of the National Industrial Court, which stopped the sacking of doctors in the institution; planned implementation of […]

Ronaldo retains FIFA Best Player award

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday, AFP reports. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games
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Ronaldo retains FIFA Best Player award

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Player of the Year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday, AFP reports. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, played a […]

Adams, good choice for Aare Ona Kakanfo title – Ooni

Friday Olokor, Jos The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has urged the newly proclaimed  15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, to use his new position to right the wrongs in Yorubaland. The monarch also described Adams as the right
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Adams, good choice for Aare Ona Kakanfo title – Ooni

Friday Olokor, Jos The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has urged the newly proclaimed  15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, Otunba Gani Adams, to use his new position to right the wrongs in Yorubaland. The monarch also described Adams as the right choice for the position. A statement issued on Monday by Adams’ […]

How to resolve differences in your bank account

When you balance your chequebook, you may discover that you have a large discrepancy. You may be missing money or you may discover that you have extra money. The bank may have made a deposit to the wrong account, and it is important to address the problem qui
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How to resolve differences in your bank account

When you balance your chequebook, you may discover that you have a large discrepancy. You may be missing money or you may discover that you have extra money. The bank may have made a deposit to the wrong account, and it is important to address the problem quickly. You may also find that you have […]

CAN mourns as two women die in auto crash

Friday Olokor, Jos Two members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (Women’s Wing) died in an auto crash in Abia State on their way from the just-concluded Women’s convention held in Port Harcourt. Our correspondent learnt that while the two women die
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CAN mourns as two women die in auto crash

Friday Olokor, Jos Two members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (Women’s Wing) died in an auto crash in Abia State on their way from the just-concluded Women’s convention held in Port Harcourt. Our correspondent learnt that while the two women died on the spot, two others were placed on oxygen and seven in a […]

Ronaldo leads Real Madrid’s FIFA awards triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men’s player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for c
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Ronaldo leads Real Madrid’s FIFA awards triumph

Cristiano Ronaldo’s stunning last season saw him win the 2017 Best FIFA men’s player of the year trophy as Real Madrid dominated a star-studded awards ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese ace, who has scored 44 goals in just 48 games for club and country so far this calendar year, played a major role […]

BREAKING: US military to pursue Niger operations after deadly attack

US soldiers will continue assisting local forces in Niger despite the deaths of four American soldiers in an ambush, the top uniformed American military officer said Monday. “Our intent is to continue operations there,” Chairman of the Joint Chief
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BREAKING: US military to pursue Niger operations after deadly attack

US soldiers will continue assisting local forces in Niger despite the deaths of four American soldiers in an ambush, the top uniformed American military officer said Monday. “Our intent is to continue operations there,” Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford told reporters as he provided new details on the October 4 […]

VIDEO: Disturbing animal video shows monkey being shaved like a man

A disturbing footage of a monkey being shaved by its captor has emerged. The video underlines the extent of cruelty going on in the illegal exotic pet trade. The monkey’s captor wore slipper and pyjamas for it then shaved the fur on its face making the
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VIDEO: Disturbing animal video shows monkey being shaved like a man

A disturbing footage of a monkey being shaved by its captor has emerged. The video underlines the extent of cruelty going on in the illegal exotic pet trade. The monkey’s captor wore slipper and pyjamas for it then shaved the fur on its face making the animal disturbingly humanlike with a crew-cut hairstyle. In the […]

Terrorism: FG denies plan to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals

The Federal Government on Monday denied reports that Nigeria had agreed to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals, at the request of Turkish Government over terrorism.  The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a statement by his media aide S
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Terrorism: FG denies plan to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals

The Federal Government on Monday denied reports that Nigeria had agreed to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals, at the request of Turkish Government over terrorism.  The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a statement by his media aide Sarah Sanda on Monday in Abuja Onyeama said the attention of his ministry had been […]

Rwandan court refuses bail for Kagame critic

A Rwandan court on Monday refused to grant bail to Diane Rwigara, a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame who has been charged with inciting insurrection against the state as well as other offences. Rwigara was blocked from challenging Kagame in August
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Rwandan court refuses bail for Kagame critic

A Rwandan court on Monday refused to grant bail to Diane Rwigara, a prominent critic of President Paul Kagame who has been charged with inciting insurrection against the state as well as other offences. Rwigara was blocked from challenging Kagame in August’s presidential election and arrested on September 22, along with her mother and sister, […]

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