Legal protection from workplace sexual harassment

There is legal protection from workplace sexual harassment.  Workplace sexual harassment is commonly defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or Submission to or……

Shema In Court For Criminal Breach of Trust and Abuse of Office

The arraignment of the former Governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema has suffered a setback today sequel to a motion on notice filed by the defendant which challenges the jurisdiction of the court and the competency of the charge. Shema is being charged alongside three others, Sani Hamisu Makana, Lawal Ahmad Safana and Ibrahim…

FG Creates N550bn Non-Oil Export Stimulation Grant – Maikanti

In its bid to encourage export and discourage importation amongst Nigerian business men, the federal government has created a N550 billion takeoff grant for old, new and intending exporters, Ibrahim Maikanti has disclosed. Maikanti who is a member of the presidential technical committee on stimulation of non-oil export and the business development manager said that…

Atiku: My Father Was Imprisoned For Not Sending Me To School

 Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has revealed how local authorities imprisoned his father for refusing to send him to school. According to LEADERSHIP, Atiku said this in Lagos during a special reunion to mark the 80th anniversary of Ford Foundation. The newspaper quoted him as saying like many parents of his generation, his father needed his…

Robert Mugabe Jokes Over Health Rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected. Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked. Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but…

Robert Mugabe Jokes Over Health Rumours

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has poured scorn over the latest rumours of his health, joking that he had died and was resurrected. Mr Mugabe, 92, was arriving back in the country at the main airport in Harare and appeared jovial as he disembarked. Flight data had suggested his plane was heading to East Asia but…

Obaseki reaffirms commitment to welfare of Edo people

Benin – APC governorship candidate in Edo Godwin Obaseki has restated his commitment to the welfare of Edo people if voted into office. Obaseki spoke on Friday when he addressed traders and residents of Evbareke motor spare parts market and environs during his campaign. He said that with his stints in the private sector, he…

NPA insists on dollarisation of port transactions

Lagos – The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Friday insisted on dollarisation of transactions and urged terminal operators to pay up to date. The Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Usman, stated this at a Stakeholders meeting in Lagos to round off her two-day tour of the Western ports in Lagos. She…

Dogs and a theatre of the Absurd

I love dogs. They are man’s best friend. Of all the animals in the world, a dog is the closest to humans. When we were in primary school, we heard about this famous Alsatian which belonged to a blind German, and which used to deliver letters for his master at the Airport Road Benin City….

First gay bishop emerges in Church of England

Bishop Chamberlain The bishop of Grantham has become the first Church of England bishop to say that he is gay and in a relationship. Bishop Nicholas Chamberlain, a suffragan in Lincoln diocese, was consecrated last year by Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby-who has said he knew about the bishop’s sexuality. He was in a “long-term…

Challenges In Achieving Local Government Autonomy

CECILIA OGEZI  writes on the many hurdles in achieving local government autonomy Local governments are not sovereign and unlike states, they are surbodinate governments, which derive their existence and power from law enacted by a superior government. Local government in Nigeria is rooted on historical antecedent of reforms. The nature and structure of transactions and…

My Father Was Jailed For Not Sending Me To School – Atiku

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar has revealed how his father was put in prison by local authorities in Adamawa State for refusing to send him to school. Atiku who spoke in Lagos at the Ford Foundation Special Reunion to mark the 80th Anniversary of Ford Foundation said like many parents of his generation, his father…