Nigerian Authourity Arrest Israeli Filmmakers

ABUJA/Nigeria: Rudy Rochman and two other Israelis traveled to Nigeria to film a documentary and met with prominent leaders in the Igbo community. Israeli activist Rudy Rochman was arrested alongside two others in Nigeria last week while shooting a documentary, allegedly because they made contact with antigovernment separatists. The Foreign Ministry later confirmed their arrests, according  to The Jerusalem Post, noting that all of them possessed dual citizenship with other countries, but said they could not confirm the reason for their arrest nor what they were being charged with. “We…

ROADS: We’ve Not Forgotten You, Kaduna Speaker Tells Sabo GRA

KADUNA/Nigeria: Following a reminder to the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Yusuf Ibrahim Zailani on the need for urgent action on their roads, residents of Sabo GRA have been assured that they have not been forgotten. In a statement signed by his SA Media and Publicity, Ibrahim Dahiru Danfulani, Zailani said that the Malam Nasir el-Rufai-led government of Kaduna State is committed to ensuring all round development of the state. In the statement dated July 13, 2021, Zailani explained that the COVID-19 pandemic slowed down…

OPEN GRAZING BAN: Delta Working Towards Sept. Deadline – Okowa’s spokesman

ASABA/Nigeria: Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Delta, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, on Tuesday said that the state government had begun work toward enacting a law to prohibit open grazing in the state. According to Ifeajika, who was on a Delta Broadcasting Service (DBS) live television programme monitored in Asaba, Delta State Livestock Breeding, Rearing and Marketing Regulation Bill, 2021 is already before the House of Assembly. He said the Bill had scaled first reading at the parliament, and expressed optimism that the Bill would be passed and made ready…

Okowa Congratulates Nobel Laureate, Soyinka, At 87

ASABA/Nigeria: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta on Tuesday congratulated literary giant and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, as he clocks 87. Prof. Soyinka, a 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature winner, was the first sub-Saharan African to be honoured in that category. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, Okowa rejoiced with the literary icon on the anniversary, noting that Soyinka had remained one of Nigeria’s greatest pride and biggest export to the world. Okowa stated that Soyinka’s many years of outstanding accomplishments and consistency…

2023 PRESIDENCY: Ex Lawmaker Supports Calls for Bala Mohammed to Run

BAUCHI/Nigeria: A former member of the House of Representatives from Bauchi State, Honorable Hamisu Muazu Shira, said he was in full support of the clarion calls for Governor Bala Mohammed of the state to contest the presidential election come 2023 by various groups across the country. The former federal lawmaker made his position known in a press statement issued to journalists in Bauchi on Monday. Shira said himself and his colleagues, the former federal lawmakers from the states of the North East will support the governor by seeking for the…