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SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

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We Are Confronting Infrastructure Deficit Head-On – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Federal Government will continue to invest heavily in the provision of infrastructure in a bid to confront the deficits facing the country. President Buhari during a working visit to Ondo State to commission some projects on Tuesday stated that Nigerians have been starved of adequate infrastructure due to... Continue Reading →

Nigeria’s Salvation Lies In Decentralisation Of Federal Powers – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says decentralisation of some exclusive functions of the Federal Government, including the provision of security, can provide instant solutions to the security challenges bedevilling Nigeria. He said this on Tuesday while delivering a paper at the Freedom Online third annual lecture with the theme: “Nigeria: Foundation, Fundamentals and... Continue Reading →

Police Need 250,000 Rifles, 1,000 APCs, 774 Drones – IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,  on Tuesday said apart from inadequate personnel, the Nigeria Police Force needed no fewer than 1,000 armored personnel carriers and 250,000 assault rifles with corresponding ammunition. Adamu, who disclosed this at a public hearing organized by the House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs, tagged,  ‘Repositioning the Nigeria Police... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola

Afe Babalola, SAN Since the colonial days, Ekiti State has been landlocked, airport-locked, railway locked, industry locked and power locked, a development that has adversely affected the economic development of the state. Conversely, most of the other states in the country have well built dual-carriage roads, airports and railway lines. Ekiti, with a total landmass... Continue Reading →

Ex-PDP Spokesman, Metuh, Jailed Seven Years, To Return N375m

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday convicted and sentenced a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, to seven years’ imprisonment for money laundering arising from his activities preceding the 2015 presidential election which his party lost. Justice Okon Abang, delivering judgment at the proceedings which lasted over six... Continue Reading →

Woman, Others Jailed 160 Years Over Fake Naira Notes

A woman, Hadiza Bello, and three other accomplices have been sentenced to 160 years in prison by a Federal High Court, sitting in Yola, Adamawa State, for dealing in fake naira notes. The convicts were dragged before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission after they were caught at a... Continue Reading →

400 Exotic Cars: Reps Move To Block Smuggled, Refurbished Vehicles

The House of Representatives has begun a process of preventing refurbished and smuggled from being supplied cars to it as the lawmakers have placed orders for the supply of 400 units of Toyota Camry 2020 model. The House had resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.... Continue Reading →

It’s A Miracle I’m Bayelsa Gov — Diri

The Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Sunday said it was a miracle that he was the governor of the state. He stated that he lost hope of being the governor following the victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Mr. David Lyon, and the judgment of the Court of Appeal. He spoke to journalists... Continue Reading →

Labour, NBA, others flay Buhari for backing National Assembly jumbo pay

Organized labour and the Nigerian Bar Association have disagreed with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for saying that members of the National Assembly are not overpaid for the work they do. They said it was not only disappointing but also appalling for the President to overlook the country’s economic reality and the suffering... Continue Reading →

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