The minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami, fumes, saying he cannot sit on the fence while some paid agents are threatening to drag him to the mud and linking him to a terror group.
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has suspended a popular news company in Nigeria, Channels TV with a fine of N5 million for inviting and interviewing a leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The commission in a letter signed by the Acting Director-General, Armstrong Idachaba said the news agency breached a broadcast code by airing an interview with a leader of IPOB, allowing the group to make secessionist and inciting statements without caution.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume has called on Federal Government to publish the names of the 400 Bureau De Change (BDC) operators alleged as sponsors of Boko Haram in Nigeria. Ndume made this call yesterday in Abuja while speaking with journalists, demanding that their trials should be made open for all Nigerians to see.
Senator Rochas Okorocha has blamed the failed family system and injustice as responsible for the diverse insecurity that is troubling the country at present. The former Governor of Imo state explained that the role of womanhood has been relegated to the background in a typical family setting by politicians, and therefore suggested that for us to get it right as a country, there must be inclusiveness of women at both decision making and governance.
A joint operation involving personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigerian Army, and Department of State Services (DSS) raided the operational headquarters of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), the military arm of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) located in Awomama, Oru East Local Government Area, Imo State.