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98 DAYS in Custody: ‘My LIFE is in Danger, I will continue on HUNGER STRIKE until Nigeria’s Department of State Security Services Release Me on Court Order’-OMOYELE SOWORE, Convener, RevolutionNow * “Since Thursday, Omoyele Sowore has refused to come down. He has refused to see anybody and this is in protest that his rights are being violated. He has not eaten because the DSS don’t feed him and he is rejecting food from the people who usually take food to him in detention”-Femi Falana, Human rights lawyer BY SALOME RACHAEL/REPORTER

Pic 2. Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore during his arraignment at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday (30/9/19). Sowore is the publisher of Sahara Reporters and the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress...

Nigerian Politician, PETER OBI headlines News Express Anniversary 7th Lecture… keynote speakers/ eminent Lawyer Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Legal cum Development Expert, Barrister Bashir Maidugu confirm attendance, ceremony holds Thursday, November 14, 2019 at the Main Hall of Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Ikeja, Lagos * “We are grateful to these distinguished men of ideas for accepting to dissect Nigeria’s economic cum developmental challenges and propose the way out, during the 7th News Express Anniversary Lecture”- News Express Publisher Isaac Umunna BY CHINEDU AMAECHI/STAFF WRITER, ABUJA

Nigerian Politician, PETER OBI headlines News Express Anniversary 7th Lecture… keynote speakers/ eminent Lawyer Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Legal cum Development Expert, Barrister Bashir Maidugu confirm attendance, ceremony holds Thursday,...

LAWLESSNESS! ‘Nigeria Police beat, humiliate, threatened radio journalist, KOFI BARTELS with sexual assault inside cell’-Committee to Protect Journalists, New York …Says ‘Nigerian authorities must investigate and hold accountable the police officers responsible for it’ * Eye witness account: ‘A group of five police officers punched and kicked Bartels, a reporter with the privately owned Nigeria Info radio station, beat him on the knees with pieces of wood, and arrested him for filming them’ * ‘Citing Bartels’ work covering the police in Rivers state, the policemen said that they would put the journalist in a prison cell with an inmate who would rape him’-CPJ BY RAYMOND ADIBE/CRIME CORRESPONDENT, Rivers State

LAWLESSNESS! ‘Nigeria Police beat, humiliate, threatened radio journalist, KOFI BARTELS with sexual assault inside cell’-Committee to Protect Journalists, New York …Says ‘Nigerian authorities...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Didn’t See my Appointment to Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment (State) coming’-TUNDE MOSHOOD Junior, Special Assistant, Media & Communications * We will be operating an Open-House style for trained journalists to verify any information * A new dawn in information dissemination, smooth access to media performance in our ministry * Minister of State Labour and Employment already attracting interest from foreign partners. Had William’s Dominic who’s the Political Counselor at the British Embassy in our ministry to discuss possibly synergy on foreign investments and cooperation with Nigeria *Recalls glorious days of Festus Keyamo (SAN) at the Gani Fawehinmi’s chambers *PLUS plans to leave a lasting legacy for Nigerians, diplomats, foreigners, members of the press GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU, AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: ‘I Didn’t See my Appointment to Nigeria’s Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment (State) coming’-TUNDE MOSHOOD Junior, Special Assistant, Media & Communications * We...

FIGHTING CORRUPTION & INSECURITY IN NIGERIA: SCROLL Report Online stages Conference at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos Today …3.5 million Nigerians remain food insecure despite government and humanitarian aid *Challenge the press: ‘ The media has a role to play in ensuring the sustainability of our democracy by seeking solutions through conferences, workshops and seminars’ * “Fighting Corruption and Insecurity: The Way Forward was chosen due to insecurity leading to two million Nigerians estimated to have fled their homes, as the refugee crisis has entered its sixth year and there is conflict induced food insecurity and malnutrition’- Janet Mba Afolabi, CNN award winning journalist/ Publisher of Scroll Report BY CHIKA OBIYEDU/MEDIA CORRESPONDENT, LAGOS

FIGHTING CORRUPTION & INSECURITY IN NIGERIA: SCROLL Report Online stages Conference at Sheraton Hotel, Lagos Today …3.5 million Nigerians remain food insecure despite government and humanitarian aid *Challenge the press:...

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Apartheid, Racism inside CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK in Nairobi busted…African Reporters live in fear, allow Chinese use the restroom first then follow afterward * Only permitted to eat in the cafeteria after Chinese journalists have eaten at 1pm * Shocking details of how Black Reporters are treated as inferiors, Salary delayed * On billboards in Kenya, claims in Swahili slogan “mtazamo tofanti,” or “see the difference * “ We don’t produce independent journalism, but pure propaganda by order of the Communist Party”-News Reporter in CGTN Kenya BY KENGA KULUNGA/REPORTING LIVE FROM NAIROBI

UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Apartheid, Racism inside CHINA GLOBAL TELEVISION NETWORK in Nairobi busted…African Reporters live in fear, allow Chinese use the restroom first then follow afterward * Only permitted to eat in...

Fighting the Battle of his LIFE: I am Not CORRUPT, EFCC can fully investigate me…My Hands are Clean-BAYO ONANUGA, MD/CEO, News Agency of Nigeria …May pursue libel court case against petitioners * ‘ On my first day at NAN darkness was everywhere, I provided N250,000 of my own money to the Technical Department to buy diesel and decreed that on no account must the agency be in darkness from 8am till 8pm daily’ * ‘Illegal NAN labor unions out to ruin my hard-earned reputation’ * ‘I created three websites with less than N1.7m and paid less than N2m, about $5,000 every year for hosting at pagely.com’ * ‘We want Secretary to the Government of the Federation to immediately probe the out going managing director of the agency, Bayo Onanuga for fraud’-Labor Unions in NAN BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

Fighting the Battle of his LIFE: I am Not CORRUPT, EFCC can fully investigate me…My Hands are Clean-BAYO ONANUGA, MD/CEO, News Agency of Nigeria …May pursue libel court case against petitioners * ‘ On...

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born American Investigative Media Professional, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Wins ‘Distinguished AFRICAN Journalist in the Diaspora Award 2018’…General Kollington Ayinla receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Nigerian Fuji Music *Story chosen for award titled: ‘NIGERIA’S BEST THREE Orthopedic Surgery Doctors in AMERICA Unveiled’ published October 26, 2017…with specialty in joint replacement surgery of the hip, knee, fracture care, work-related injuries, sports medicine and athletic injuries * Other Awardees include: His Royal Majesty, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ooni of IFE, First Lady of Anambra State-Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu Obiano, Prophet T.B. Joshua, Founder Synagogue Church of All Nations, Bolanle Sarumi, Ashabi Aliyu; Primus Odili, Wale Samson and many outstanding Nigerians * ‘This 5th year Rainbow Award is designed to continually celebrate outstanding Nigerians for excellence in their careers being people with tenacity of purpose. The award is to honour ingenious Nigerians, Africans at home and in the Diaspora for sterling performances in their chosen fields”-Omogbenigun Niyi Johnson, Publisher/Founder *Rainbow Light Ceremony holds Sunday, November 25th at Presken Hotel Resort Limited, Ikeja, Lagos BY SAMSON SHOAGA/MANAGING EDITOR, LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: NIGERIAN Born American Investigative Media Professional, GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU Wins ‘Distinguished AFRICAN Journalist in the Diaspora Award 2018’…General Kollington Ayinla receives Lifetime Achievement Award for...

JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME: ‘I Was Jailed 5,000 years in PRISON for exposing ROT, CORRUPTION in Liberia Government’s Economy’-RODNEY D SIEH, EDITOR of Liberia’s FrontPageAfrica * ‘Our undercover reports found that funds worth $6m intended to combat an army-worm epidemic were unaccounted for’ * ‘Monrovia Court sentenced me for failing to pay libel damages of $1.6m (£1.2m) won by a former minister who sued my paper after we published the findings of a government audit’ * ‘Monrovia Central Prison, where I was thrown into is a cell with murderers, armed robbers and petty criminals. The prison, built in the capital city to hold 200 prisoners, has more than 1,000 inmates. Nearly half of them have been detained without trial’ * ‘The challenges of bringing these stories to light are enormous. Reporters take risks for little pay as newspaper owners struggle to pay staff and keep the generator running because of an unstable electricity supply’ * ‘It took the might of an international outcry, massive protests from supporters and sympathisers and an op-ed in the New York Times to force the government of then-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to get me out of prison’ BY PETER WELBER/MONROVIA CORRESPONDENT

JOURNALISM IS NOT A CRIME: ‘I Was Jailed 5,000 years in PRISON for exposing ROT, CORRUPTION in Liberia Government’s Economy’-RODNEY D SIEH, EDITOR of Liberia’s FrontPageAfrica * ‘Our undercover reports found that...

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LINDA IKEJI IN AMERICA: INSIDE Story of BABY BOY Delivery @Emory University Hospital, Midtown Atlanta …Says: ‘I will be returning to Nigeria after few months of taking bed rest’ *Blasts Kemi Olunloyo : ‘She is a LIAR. She has no truth in her mouth. I have long put that lady to a corner for always saying things that are not relevant’ *Wonders how Naija Standard Newspaper had direct access to her hospital phone number *“Linda Ikeji is admitted in our hospital. We will connect you directly to her immediately for your interview from an African newspaper in Texas’-Nurse Cynthia GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief, Naija Standard Newspaper

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LINDA IKEJI IN AMERICA: INSIDE Story of BABY BOY Delivery @Emory University Hospital, Midtown Atlanta …Says: ‘I will be returning to Nigeria after few months of taking bed rest’ *Blasts Kemi Olunloyo...