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Nigeria: Lagos Approves Death Penalty, Life Imprisonment for Kidnappers

By Gboyega Akinsanmi Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday signed the Prohibition of the Act of Kidnapping Bill into law, which he said, recommends life imprisonment for kidnapping for ransom and death penalty in a case where a victim dies. Likewise, the governor disclosed the plan of his administration “to put in place appropriate […]

Nigeria: Emecheta – the ‘Old School’ and Feminist Literature

By Anino Aganbi and Chris Onuoha AS the literary world deliberately giving a nod to mourn one of its rare, female gems, Buchi Emecheta, WO examines contemporary Nigerian literature by women writers; and how well their themes align with the feminist tradition. Feminism, according to the dictionary, is a range of political movements, ideologies, and […]

Nigeria: Senate to Allow Magu Defend EFCC Budget

By Henry Umoru The Senate will allow the embattled acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, defend the budget of the agency irrespective of outstanding issues concerning his confirmation, Vanguard has learned. The inclination of the Senate despite earlier assertions to the contrary was informed by the fact that the […]

Nigeria: Obaseki Appoints 15 Pension Fund Administrators

By Esther Omoye GOVERNOR Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has appointed 15 Pension Fund Administrators, PFAs, to undertake the enrolment of employees in the state public service, in line with his budget speech where he promised that the contributory pension scheme would commence in 2017. The PFAs, according to a statement by Mr. John Mayaki, […]

Nigeria: New National Minimum Wage Coming

The Technical Committee on National Minimum Wage, saddled with the responsibility of reviewing workers’ salaries to reflect current socio-economic realities, will submit its report next week. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Chris Ngige, told State House correspondents that the two congresses were on the committee. “We are almost finishing our work and we […]

Nigeria Will Not Quit ICC – Foreign Ministry

Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Federal Government has resolved to remain with the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Spokesman of the ministry, Dr Clement Aduku, clarified the Federal Government stand in Abuja on Wednesday. Aduku said Nigeria’s stand on the issue as explained by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, has not changed. […]

Nigeria: 6 UN Team Members Killed in Cameroon Banditry Attack

Photo: This Day Bakassi Peninsula on the centre of Nigeria-Cameroon row By Kabiru R. Anwar Yola — Six people, including officials of the United Nations, the National Boundary Commission and Adamawa State Ministry of Land and Survey have been killed while on a delineation mission along Cameroon border. The Adamawa State Commissioner for Justice, Silas […]

Nigeria: Govt to Deploy Drones to Protect Electricity Transmission Equipment

The Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, says it will deploy drones to check vandalism of its transmission lines and equipment in the country. The TCN Managing Director, Atiku Abubakar, said this why fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Wednesday. “We still have issues of vandalism and as a company, we […]

Nigeria Against Mass Withdrawal From ICC

By Abdullateef Salau Nigeria has opposed the African Union (AU) resolution calling for mass withdrawal of member states from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The union backed a “strategy of collective withdrawal” from the ICC, after a divisive debate at its annual heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian capital. However, the resolution is […]

Nigeria: Again, Nigeria Pledges to Remain in ICC

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has restated the Federal Government’s resolve to remain with the International Criminal Court, ICC. The spokesman of the ministry, Clement Aduku, clarified the Federal Government stand in Abuja on Wednesday. Mr. Aduku said Nigeria’s stance on the issue as explained by the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had not changed. […]

Nigeria: Rain Injures 13 Corps Members, Destroys Worship Center in Oyo Camp

Thirteen members of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) in Oyo state were injured while a worship centre was destroyed during the first rain of the year in Iseyin, the permanent site of the NYSC orientation camp. The first rain fell in the state on Monday in Ibadan, the state capital while on Tuesday night […]

Nigeria: Angela Okorie Again! Rains Curses On a Female Journalist

Nollywood actress, Angela Okorie, is indeed becoming more controversial than ever before. Last week, the mother of one took on the singer, Bobrisky, blasting him for developing the habit of applying make-up to attract attention from the social media community. The actress is back in the news again. This time, she has responded to claims […]

Nigeria: Ex-FCT Minister’s Son Remanded in Prison

By John Chuks Azu Son of a former FCT minister, Shamsudeen Bala Mohammed, was yesterday remanded in prison custody after his arraignment on fraud charges. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of Abuja Federal High Court ruled that Shamsudeen be kept in Kuje Prison pending ruling on his bail application on Friday February 3. The judge also fixed […]

Nigeria: Lieutenant Colonel Unjustly Dismissed By Army Dies While Awaiting Justice

By Hassan Adebayo One of the officers controversially dismissed by the Nigerian Army for alleged partisanship in the 2015 general elections is dead. Ojebo Baba-Ochankpa died while waiting for justice after he and other affected officers petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari. The deceased went to bed hale on Monday but died before dawn on Tuesday, his […]