We Won’t Make Laws That Will Interfere With Religion

Sanni Onogu, Abuja: Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate will not make laws that interfere with the religious creeds of Nigerians. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, disclosed this when the Council of Ulama (Muslim clerics) in Nigeria visited him in Abuja. “I say…

Need To Amend Laws To Solve Nigeria Energy Crisis – SP Saraki

Yusuph Olaniyonu, Abuja: Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the National Assembly will have to amend the laws on power generation, transmission and distribution in other to replicate the feat recorded by the German Village, Feldheim, where residents combined efforts and local resources to produce clean and renewable energy. Saraki in a statement…

Osinbajo rejects four national assembly bills

Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has written to the Senate, saying he has withdrawn assent to four bills passed by the National Assembly. Osinbajo conveyed his decision in a letter read on the floor of the senate by Bukola Saraki on Wednesday. The bills are – Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill, 2016; National Lottery Bill, 2016;……

FG Directs NBC To Investigate Big Brother Nigeria Controversy

NBC To Investigates Big Brother Nigeria Segun Adeyemi, Abuja; The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the reported shooting in South Africa of the ongoing Big Brother Nigeria Reality Show. In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister said the…

Lawyers seek strict enforcement of laws on rape

The gavel of justice Some Abuja based lawyers have advocated full enforcement of laws on rape to curb the increasing cases of rape and defilement of under-aged children in the country. They made the call in Abuja on Friday. A lawyer, Mrs Lucy Okoye said that, it is not just enough to have laws in…

Indecent dressing: Lawyer blames parents

A legal practitioner in Ilorin, Mr. Jude Obi, has blamed parents for indecent dressing that he describes as rampant among ladies across the country. Obi said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Saturday, noting that parents were the major cause of the rampant indecent dressing, especially among…

Tackling Noise Pollution: The Lagos Example

Recently, Lagos State Government reportedly sealed about 53 churches, mosques and hotels across the state over noise pollution and other environmental offences. That action followed series of complaints allegedly received by the State Environmental Protection Agency from residents who were fed up with the uncontrolled increase of noise pollution in the state. Such courageous action…

How civil servants defraud state with multiple ATM cards —Shettima

Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, has revealed how senior civil servants in the state colluded with commercial banks to defraud the state with the use of fake bank accounts. The governor said the fraudulent workers mobilised people to pose as civil servants and open salary accounts. The respective ATM cards for the accounts were thereafter…

NANTS partners other agencies to ease trans-border trade

The National Association of Traders, NANTS, has initiated a stakeholders’ collaborative meeting as part of its efforts to promote trans-border goods movement, especially agricultural produce approved under the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme, ETLS, across the West African sub-region. The maiden meeting, which was considered to be the first of its kind in the West African subregion, was held on Tuesday at Nigerian Customs and Excise Office at Seme…

Bring Back Our History

SIR: A man is the history of his breaths and thoughts, acts, atoms and wounds, love, indifference and dislikes; also of his race and nation, the soil that fed him and his forbears, the stones and sands of his familiar places, long-silenced battles and struggles of conscience, of the smiles of girls and the slow…

Buhari’s Quest for Emergency Economic Powers

Since Reuters broke the news on August 22 2016 that the government would be seeking for emergency powers to enable it fix the economy, Nigerians have been debating the pros and cons of that yet- to- be confirmed Bill. Though officially the government continues to claim it is unaware  that such a Bill is on…