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Police complete Pistorius murder probe, runner to appear in court

Police said on Tuesday they had used forensic experts, ballistics experts, psychologists and technology experts to investigate the Feb. 14 death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot by Pistorius through a closed bathroom door at his upmarket Pretoria home. “It [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Nigerians Must Take Their Destiny In Their Hands —Malema

Nigerians Must Take Their Destiny In Their Hands —Malema

Nigerians must take over the ownership of the means of production of their economy and not allow foreign multinationals to enjoy all the benefits, South Africa’s radical activist, Julius Malema, said on Monday, as he visits Nigeria for the first [...]

August 13, 2013 Government and politics
Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever in the rumour. The governor said he was disturbed when some of his friends outside the shores of Nigeria called him that they heard it on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) that his deputy was about to be impeached. “As I am talking to you now, Alhaji Olanusi remained the deputy governor of Ondo State and there is no plan to impeach him,” he said. The clarification also coincided with the statements of the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dare Emiola and that of the Chairman of the House of Assembly Committee on Information, Oyebo Aladetan. Aladetan said the report must have been a figment of the imagination of the people because there was no time such a matter was tabled for discussion on the floor of the House of Assembly. Also, Emiola, who is from the same Akoko South West Local Government Area with the deputy governor, said the House had been on recess for over two weeks and the issue was not discussed before the Assembly went on recess. Checks revealed that the speculations was induced by reports by a section of the media on the state of health of the deputy governor, suggesting that that he might no longer cope with the demands of the office.

No plans to impeach deputy gov – Mimiko

Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko yesterday said the ruling Labour Party has no plan to impeach his Deputy, Alhaji Ali Olanusi contrary to speculations in the state   Speaking to newsmen, the governor said there was no truth whatsoever [...]

August 13, 2013 Law
Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

BUSTED: Army Raid Boko Haram Hideout in Sokoto

The Boko Haram shelter at Gidan-Igwai area of Sokoto was raided on Saturday, August 10, 2013, by the Nigerian Army. The operation was carried out in order to curb the influx of the extremist sect members from Borno, Yobe and [...]

August 10, 2013 Military
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Boko Haram Insurgency Would Not Expand Beyond Northeast – Lt. Gen. Ihejirika

The Nigerian Army declared that sufficient efforts are being made to prevent Boko Haram insurgency from expanding to other parts of the country. This statement has been made in Abuja by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Azubuike [...]

August 8, 2013 Military
EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

EFCC Storms Rivers For Hon Chidi Lloyd And Others.

Embattled Majority Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd who was arrested for allegedly hitting an anti-Amaechi lawmaker with a fake mace may be in for more trouble as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, [...]

August 6, 2013 Law
North Needs 4 Years To Groom Jonathan’s Replacement – Mohammed Abba-Gana.

North Needs 4 Years To Groom Jonathan’s Replacement – Mohammed Abba-Gana.

Elder statesman and former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Abba-Gana, has dismissed assertions of a united northern opposition against President Goodluck Jonathan.   He said Prof. Ango Abdullahi and the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, do not speak [...]

August 6, 2013 Government and politics
Deported from Lagos State

Igbos Deportation From Lagos. APC Tells Gov Obi to Apologise to Nigerians.

The Newly registered All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday accused Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State, of threatening the country’s unity and whipping up tribal sentiment by sensationalising the recent ‘deportation’ of some indigenes of the state from Lagos. The party [...]

August 5, 2013 Government and politics
Deportation of Nigerians

DEPORTING NON-LAGOSIANS BY FASHOLA & TINUBU IS NOT NEW.

1. Lagos State governor Raji Fashola and his predecessor Bola Tinubu have been “deporting” beggars from Lagos State for at least 10 years now 2. Over the last years alone, a total number of 3,114 beggars/ destitute/ mentally-challenged have been [...]

August 5, 2013 Government and politics
APC HEADS FOR FRESH CRISIS. BUHARI DROPPED.

APC HEADS FOR FRESH CRISIS. BUHARI DROPPED.

The newly-registered All Progressives Congress (APC) may be courting trouble soon after its acceptance by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), as sources within the party informed the Sunday Newswatch, in graphic details, of current moves that may tear the [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics
Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

Lagosians React To Ban On Clothes Spreading

I am not sure of the exact reasons why the Lagos State Government would take such step against the people. But I’m not surprised, judging by the pedigree and past radical deeds of the state government.   Although the move [...]

August 4, 2013 Law
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APGA Suspends Okorocha, Dissolves Imo Chapter

The All Progressive Grand Alliance has suspended Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State over alleged involvement in anti-party activities. Rising from an emergency National Executive Council held on Saturday in Abuja, the party also dissolved its Imo State chapter and [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics
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‘Why We Transferred Rivers Lawmaker From London Hospital

THE member of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Chinda, who was hit with a mace by the Majority Leader, Mr. Chidi Lloyd, has been transferred from the Cromwell Hospital in London to an undisclosed hospital for security [...]

August 4, 2013 Government and politics, Law
Child Marriage The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Child Marriage: The Imperative Of Judicial Interpretation

Given the emotional reactions to the retention of Section 29(4) b of the Constitution by the Senate and its implications on the legality of child marriage, it is perhaps necessary for stakeholders to approach the Supreme Court to seek judicial [...]

August 3, 2013 Law
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“We Only Deported 14, not 67 Destitutes To Anambra – Fashola

As the controversy surrounding the alleged ‘deportation’ of beggars and destitute people to Anambra State continues to rage, the Lagos State governor, Friday, stated that only 14 people were sent home to their families. Governor Babatunde Fashola, the Lagos State [...]

August 3, 2013 Government and politics
Danjuma

APC Presidential Ticket: North Woos T Y Danjuma.

The newly registered All Progressives Congress has begun moves to draft a former Minister of Defence (retd.), General Theophilus Danjuma, into the 2015 presidential election race. It was learnt that the North had foreclosed the possibility of getting the Peoples [...]

August 3, 2013 Government and politics
PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS.

PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN MESSAGE TO NIGERIANS.

Even in these challenging times we must encourage the good news narrative to thrive so as to drown out the unacceptable negatives in the polity. Just a few developments: The first is that MTN Nigeria limited has appointed a Nigerian, [...]

August 1, 2013 Government and politics
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ALUU 4: Plaintiffs Present Fresh Charges Against Suspects

Plaintiffs in the court case over murder of four University of Port Harcourt students in Aluu, Rivers State have withdrawn and presented fresh charges against suspects on trial over the incident.   A High Court presided over by Justice L.L [...]

August 1, 2013 Education, Law
Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Sign Agreement On Bi-national Commission

Nigeria-Cote d’Ivoire Sign Agreement On Bi-national Commission

The governments of Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday signed a Bi-National Commission Framework Agreement which paves the way for both countries to clearly define their priorities and goals towards achieving meaningful and sustainable economic, social and political relations.   [...]

August 1, 2013 Government and politics
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Islamic Law Sanctions Marriage Based on Maturity not Age – Senator

Senator Ahmad Rufai Sani, ANPP, Zamfara West Wednesday said that under the Islamic law, a girl was considered ripe for marriage based on her physical and mental maturity and not necessarily age, just as he stressed that situations could arise [...]

July 31, 2013 Law
INEC registers APC, issues registration certificate

INEC registers APC, issues registration certificate

 INEC confirmed the registration on Wednesday. The Independent National Electoral Commission has registered the All Progressives Congress, APC. This was stated by the Secretary to INEC, Abdullahi Kaugama, in a statement on Wednesday. The statement said: “The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved [...]

July 31, 2013 Government and politics
Nigerian Senators

34 Senators Made No Bill In Two Years But Still Collect 30 Million Naira Annually

Halfway into the tenure of the Senate, 34 senators have not sponsored any bill since coming to office, according to official records released by the Senate.     The Senate's Mid-Term Assessment Report shows that of the total 109 senators, [...]

July 31, 2013 Law
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Akpabio Appoints New SSG As Umana Resigns

The Akwa Ibom State Governor has appointed a new Secretary to the State Government to replace Umana Umana. The new appointtee Udom Gabriel Emmanuel, is an Executive Director at Zenith Bank. Mr. Umana has resigned his appointment after he had [...]

July 31, 2013 Government and politics
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FG Files New Charges Against Lebanese ‘Hezbollah Agents’

The Federal Government on Monday filed an additional 10-count terrorism charge against the three Lebanese suspects, Mustapha Fawaz, Abdullahi Thahini and Tahal Roda, accused of complicity in the illegal importation of arms into Nigeria.   The action of the FG [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
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Fashola In Trouble Over Deportation Of Igbos

A human rights group has launched an investigation into the alleged deportation and dumping of 67 Igbos by the Lagos State Government, which reportedly dumped them in the famed commercial town of Onitsha, Anambra State, in the wee hours of [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
The ECOWAS Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed May 7 for hearings in the case of two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court.

ECOWAS Court To Review Death Sentence On Two Nigerians By Gambian Court

The ECOWAS Court in Abuja reviewed the death sentence case, this took place on  May 7 regarding two Nigerians sentenced to death by a Gambian Court. The case was filed by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on behalf [...]

July 29, 2013 Law
Judge Nigeria

VIDEOS:Nigerian Judge Caught On Tape Negotiating Bribe To Skew Justice

A senior Nigerian judge serving as the Acting Chief Justice of the Gambia, Joseph Wowo, has been sacked for soliciting a N2.5 million (500,000 Dalasi) bribe from a Gambian-based Dutch businessman in return for a favourable judgment in a land [...]

July 28, 2013 Law
Wole Soyinka

Militants Warn Soyinka, Falana to Keep Off Rivers State.

A militant group, Ijaw Freedom Fighters (IFF), and a non-governmental organisation, Ijaw People’s Development Initiatives (IPDI), yesterday, warned Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), to steer clear of Port Harcourt on Tuesday.   [...]

July 28, 2013 Government and politics
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Fresh trouble for Buhari, Tinubu’s party •Mega party may be forced to change name

There are indications that the Independent National Electoral Commission may suspend the registration of the new mega opposition party, All Progressives Congress.   Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday that the decision to halt the registration was reached at a meeting involving [...]

July 27, 2013 Government and politics
END OF BOLA TINUBU AND HIS ACN GANGS.

END OF BOLA TINUBU AND HIS ACN GANG

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has vowed to mobilise against the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) or any political platform it dissolves to and ensure that the party is voted out of power in the South-West and any [...]

July 27, 2013 Government and politics