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A courageous judgement

An Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Adeniyi Ademola recently made pronouncements that are very fundamental in the administration of justice in Nigeria. The court ordered the 36 state governors and the minister of the Federal Capital Territory…

Boko Haram: Obasanjo blames FG for stalling talks

Says ‘I have access to insurgents’ By Lawrence Olaoye with agency reports Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday blamed the Federal Government for stalling his efforts at initiating negotiations with the Boko Haram insurgents as he has not been given the…

Jega: Defected govs, lawmakers’ll lose seats

By Lawrence Olaoye Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has said that those elected officials who occupy offices on the platform of a political party but defected to another should naturally lose their seats to allow for…

NSCIA cautions against inflammatory comments

The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has urged politicians to immediately stop divisive and inflammatory comments capable of escalating the crisis resulting from the emergence of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as…

Police can’t stop rallies over abducted girls, court rules

By Stanley Onyekwere A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has held that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) lacks the powers to prevent or stop rallies or processions being held in respect of the abducted 270 students of…

Buhari, Tinubu, other APC leaders visit IBB, Abubakar

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday took its membership drive to Minna, the Niger state capital, where it formally invited two former Nigerian leaders, Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and Abdulsalami Abubakar, to join the party. According to PREMIUM…

2015: INEC to create more 30,000 polling units

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will create additional 30,000 polling units across the country before the 2015 general elections. Chairman of the commission, Attahiru Jega, stated this yesterday at a town hall meeting…

June 12: Confab delegates in rowdy session

By Patrick Andrew A motion to pay tribute to Nigerians who sacrificed their lives for the actualization of democracy in Nigeria caused uproar at the plenary of the National Conference yesterday. Relying on Order 7, Rule 5, Orok Duke moved…

Adamawa Assembly orders arrest of 4 commissioners

From Umar Dankano, Yola Adamawa State House of Assembly yesterday ordered the arrest of four commissioners for their failure to appear before the House over issues that relate to the breach of budget implementation. The legislators had on Wednesday directed…

Senator Kuta dies in LUTH, Senate mourns

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi The senator representing Niger-East in the Senate, Awaisu Kuta, in the early hours of yesterday died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) after a brief illness. Meanwhile, the Senate has continued to mourn his death, describing…

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