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Lawyers Urge Jonathan To Sign Amended Constitution

Lawyers Urge Jonathan To Sign Amended Constitution

President Goodluck Jonathan has been urged to sign all the amendments effected on the Constitution and the Electoral Act (EA) by the National Assembly before Saturday to avoid a possible constitutional and legal crises during and after the elections. Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Sebastine Hon and the Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), Clement Nwankwo said in ... Read More »

Al Jazeera Journalists Arrested By Nigerian Military For Loitering

Al Jazeera Journalists Arrested By Nigerian Military For Loitering

Two journalists working for the global news network, Al jazeera, Ahmed Idris and Mustafa Andy, were on Wednesday arrested by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Borno State for loitering in areas where combat operations were being carried out. According to a statement issued by the Defence Headquarters, the journalists were moving around “restricted areas” in Yobe and Borno States without ... Read More »

Safety And Security Tips For You And Your Family On Eletion Day

Safety And Security Tips For You And Your Family On Eletion Day

* Avoid argument with people and kindly keep your political views to yourself. It is vital you refrain from discussions with regards to the party and contestant. * Movement may be restricted, avoid moving around with vehicle and if you must do so park your vehicle away from polling station. * It is advisable not to enter the polling unit ... Read More »

#StillOnTheMatter: Corruption In The Nigerian Police Force, How Do We Mitigate It? By Tam Kemabonta

#StillOnTheMatter: Corruption In The Nigerian Police Force, How Do We Mitigate It? By Tam Kemabonta

The Nigerian Police was established as a small consular guard in the Lagos colony of 1861. The Law enforcement units in the various British colonies of in what is now Nigeria, like the Royal Niger company constabulary established in 1894, which eventually became the Northern Nigeria Police force and the Niger Coast Constabulary, which became the Southern Nigeria Police force, ... Read More »

Lagos Will Survive On Tax Income Despite Dwindling Oil Revenue, Says Fashola

Lagos Will Survive On Tax Income Despite Dwindling Oil Revenue, Says Fashola

Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Wednesday said the state would continue to survive on tax income generation following the decline in Nigeria’s oil revenue. Fashola spoke at the public presentation of a book titled,” Nigerian Tax Law and Administration in Lagos”. The 15-chapter book was authored by the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade ... Read More »

As Promised, FirstBank Rewards Over 1500 Customers With Cars and Other Gifts | Pictures

As Promised, FirstBank Rewards Over 1500 Customers With Cars and Other Gifts | Pictures

It was a remarkable close to the FirstBank Savings Bonanza Draws on March 12, 2015 at the All Seasons Plaza, Agindigbi Ikeja. The ultimate giveaway of prizes spanning over 7 months saw more than 1,500 customers rewarded through the bonanza initiative. The event was mixed with laughter, fun challenges, popping of champagne for the winner, handing out of amazing prizes, ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Security Council Gives Condition For Elections To Hold In North East

Nigeria’s Security Council Gives Condition For Elections To Hold In North East

*No news on abducted Chibok girls-Minimah People of the troubled zone of North-east will exercise their voting rights in the coming elections only when all the structures of government and governance there are reinstated. This was the outcome of a meeting of the National Security Council presided over on Tuesday by President Goodluck Jonathan. The meeting, which was held at ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Present Rectangle of Tragedy By Gimba Kakanda

Nigeria’s Present Rectangle of Tragedy By Gimba Kakanda

Since the past six years, no people have been so cruelly, and almost unanimously, ridiculed like members of the Nigerian armed forces. They’ve become the butt of our jokes, and scapegoat of every security lapse, and our anger, though understandable, is often misplaced, directed at the wrong party. Ever since I learnt, or trained my mind to see, the difference ... Read More »

Nigeria, Chad Compete to Defeat Boko Haram

Nigeria, Chad Compete to Defeat Boko Haram

When battle-hardened Chadian troops overran a Boko Haram camp in northern Nigeria last week, they wanted to press deep into territory controlled by the Islamist group but Nigeria refused to let them. Having defeated al Qaeda in Mali two years ago, Chad’s military believes it could could finish off Boko Haram alone. It has notched up victories that have pushed ... Read More »

#StillOnTheMatter: We Need to Change the Way we Conduct Elections in Nigeria

#StillOnTheMatter: We Need to Change the Way we Conduct Elections in Nigeria

In 2011, a total of =N= 130 billion was spent by the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct the elections. On the December 20, 2014, sums in excess of 21 billion Naira, was raised for the president’s re-election bid. But to what end? We ask ourselves. On the 27th July 2006, Funsho Williams, was murdered in his Ikoyi home. Williams ... Read More »

Nigeria’s Messiah is Not Jonathan, Says Famous Prophet

Nigeria’s Messiah is Not Jonathan, Says Famous Prophet

Apostle Perez Iyiola Oluyemi, an Ibadan-based popular prophet has affirmed that President Goodluck Jonathan is not the Messiah Nigeria needs. The cleric, who doubles as founder of Achievers Rock Commission International and President, Africa Evangelical Council, said Nigerians should expect another “messiah” who will lead them out of their social and economic woes and not the current leader. Apostle Iyiola made ... Read More »

Meet the Coalition Responsible for Crippling Boko Haram

Meet the Coalition Responsible for Crippling Boko Haram

Military chiefs from Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon, Benin and Niger are finalizing their strategy for a 8,750-strong regional force to tackle the militant Islamist group Boko Haram. In the last few weeks, the Multinational Joint Task Force has retaken several towns captured by the militants in north-eastern Nigeria. Now, the regional chiefs are preparing for a major ground and air offensive due ... Read More »

Chadian Troops Kill 100 Boko Haram Fighters

Chadian Troops Kill 100 Boko Haram Fighters

Soldiers from Chad killed 207 Boko Haram fighters in clashes near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon, Chad’s army announced in a statement. One Chadian soldier was killed and another nine were wounded in Gambaru, the scene of regular attacks by the group in recent months. There was no immediate independent verification of the Chadian army’s announcement, ... Read More »

Oshiomole Accuses PDP of Wrecking Nigeria’s Economy

Oshiomole Accuses PDP of Wrecking Nigeria’s Economy

Governor Adams Oshiomole of Edo State has said the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government has destroyed the nation’s economy. Speaking to a coalition of women from across the 18 local government areas of the state, led by Evelyn Igbafe, who paid him a solidarity visit, Tuesday, Mr. Oshiomhole said, “PDP has mismanaged the economy. You can all see that you ... Read More »

Why Ndigbo May Remain Politically Irrelevant By Uche Igwe

Why Ndigbo May Remain Politically Irrelevant By Uche Igwe

I took advantage of the break caused by the postponement of the elections to visit a few places in the South-East and South-South zones and directly gauge the perception of the people about the current political developments in the country. The first place was my village in Mbaise, then my mother’s village, both in Imo State. After going to my ... Read More »