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Lai Mohammed Denies Announcing N5m Hate Speech Fine

The Minister of Information and Culture has denied announcing an increment in fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5,000,000 Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has debunked reports claiming that there was an increase in the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5m. The minister had however made the announcement in August and also explained that the fine was increased to deter people willingly violating the provision to destabilize the country. However in a counter-affidavit in response to an originating motion filed by human rights lawyer, Inibehe…

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Nigerian police denies reports its officer shot newspaper vendor dead in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has denied reports that a policeman attached to Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, fired the stray bullet that killed a newspaper vendor in Abuja on Thursday, November 19. In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Yusuf said that security agent who fired the shot was not a policeman has reported. the statement read; “The FCT Police Command wishes to unequivocally refute the allegation making round sections of the media that a Police officer attached to the convoy of the Speaker of the…

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Bread tax is evil, Perm Sec facing disciplinary action – Kogi Governor

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied approving the controversial bread tax in the state, revealing that the move is evil. He said an unnamed permanent secretary was currently being investigated over the development which attracted negative comments to the state government. The governor said those behind the purported law would soon be unmasked and punished accordingly. He said, “The incident of bread tax in Kogi State is the most unfortunate infraction that any right-thinking human being would allow to fly. “When I assumed office on January 27, 2016, I…

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Lekki shooting: Body of victim not with us – St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Hospital in Lagos has denied having the body of a victim of the Lekki shooting in their mortuary. The medical center stated that they do not operate a mortuary in reaction to a report that said the body of the victim identified as Folorunsho Olabisi, who has been reportedly buried, was deposited at the hospital. Reacting to the reports, St. Nicholas Hospital cautioned the public against spreading false information A statement issued on social media reads: “St. Nicholas Hospital fully identify with the current situation and our sympathy…

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EKEDC – We didn’t switch off power at Lekki toll gate

Eko Electricity Distribution Company, EKEDC has denied cutting off power supply to Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday. EKEDC General Manager, Corporate Communications, Mr Godwin Idemudia, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Lagos. Recall that youths protesting against police brutality came under gunfire while the light within the vicinity was turned off. Idemudia said the Electricity Distribution Company was saddened by the gruesome events that happened at the Lekki Toll Gate. He said that the DisCo was not in any way culpable. “We would like to respectfully…

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Tinubu cries out, denies ordering of soldiers to kill protesters

National leader of All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has cried out as he denied the viral claim that he ordered the Nigerian army to kill EndSARS protesters. Several protesters died on Tuesday night when Nigerian soldiers opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate. Coming after this, a video going viral on social media has showed a phone conversation between Tinubu and unknown men, where he cried out that he is not in the position to order soldiers to kill protesters. He further revealed that he knows nothing…

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Oritsefemi opens up on domestic violence rumors as wife returns home

Singer Oritsefemi Majemite-Ekele has denied allegations of domestic violence against his wife, Nabila. The singer was accused by some of his wife’s friends of constantly assaulting her that she had to pack from his home into that of Caroline Hutching’ Oritsefemi opens up on domestic violence rumors as wife returns home During the week, Oritsefemi had taken to his Instagram page to plead with his wife to come back home, even as he accused Caroline of being the ‘evil’ between him and his wife. He wrote at the time: “Forgive…

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#EndSARS: Davido denies protesting during meeting with IGP (Video)

Nigerian singer, Davido has denied joining the ongoing #EndSARS protest, stating that he was only at the scene to calm his supporters down. Nigerians are protesting against activities of the Special Anti Robbery Squad, SARS and police brutality. Davido, who was seen at the protest ground on Sunday in Abuja, made the denial during a meeting with the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu earlier today. In a video sighted by LailasNews, the singer explained that he was in Abuja because of his fans and he came to the protest venue…

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#EndSARSNow: We didn’t kill Jimoh Isiaq – Police reveals what happened

The Police Command in Oyo State has denied shooting #EndSARSNow protester Jimoh Isiaq in Ogbomoso. The protester who later died in the hospital was alleged to have been shot in the leg by a police personnel during the protest, an eye witness reported. The witness said that the man was shot, as the policemen were trying to ensure that the station was not attacked by the protesters. He added that the victim had been rushed to an undisclosed hospital in the town. However, the Public Relations Officer of the command,…

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US ambassador denies ‘list’ of Nigerian politicians banned from the country

The United States of America has denied the purported list of Nigerian politicians who have been banned from the country due to their roles in elections. They explained why they would not reveal the identities of Nigerian politicians issued visa bans for interfering in electoral processes. On Monday, the US government announced the ban on some Nigerians, who undermined the November 2019 governorship polls in Bayelsa and Kogi States. On why the identities of those affected were not disclosed, the American Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, it was because…

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DSS Denies Arresting EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Magu

The Department of State Security, DSS, has denied arresting the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. In a statement made available to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by its spokesperson, Peter Afunanya(Ph.D.) on Monday afternoon, denied the reports. “The Department of State Services (DSS) wishes to inform the public that it did not arrest Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as has been reported by sections of the media.” “The Service, has since, today, 6th July, 2020, been inundated with inquiries over…

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Will Smith ‘DENIES’ he gave August Alsina permission to date his wife

Hollywood actor Will Smith has denied he gave singer August Alsina the permission to engage his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith in a year-long relationship. After Alsina spoke publicly about allegedly being romantically involved with the actress, including the claim that her longtime husband gave Alsina his “blessing,” Jada’s reps have called the claims “absolutely not true,” TMZ reports. August, 27, told The Breakfast Club’s Angela Yee that he was in love with Jada, 48, and said: ‘I sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation…

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Jabi Lake Mall board denies authorizing Naira Marley concert

Jabi Lake Mall board has denied authorizing Naira Marley concert, as they expressed shock and disappointment over the development. According to a report by THISDAY, the board condemned the illegal action in the strongest terms, clarifying that the event took against express instructions given to the property manager. According to a source close to the shareholders; “Jabi Lake Mall was built in 2015 with the vision of creating a beautiful lakeside property that allowed the residents of Abuja to shop, relax, network and have fun. The mall was also designed…

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