• Nigeria earned N70tr in 15 years without saving – NEITI

    Nigeria earned N70tr in 15 years without saving – NEITI

    According to reports, the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has said Nigeria earned over N70 trillion from oil between 1999 and 2014 without saving.

    It therefore urged the Federal Government to immediately develop a saving plan to prevent the culture of wastefulness, which it noted was responsible for the abuse of funds in the past.

    Making the disclosure yesterday, NEITI’s Executive Secretary, Mr. Waziri Adio, told the Senate Committee on Federal Character and Inter-Governmental Affairs during an oversight visit to his […]

  • Kano Assembly approves life imprisonment for kidnappers, 15 years for rapists

    Kano Assembly approves life imprisonment for kidnappers, 15 years for rapists

    It was gathered that the Kano State House of Assembly on Monday in Kano passed into law, the bill seeking life imprisonment for kidnappers in the state.

    The Majority Leader of the Assembly, Yusuf Atta, read the Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Labour Amendment Bill 2016 before the Assembly.

    Speaking shortly after the plenary, Mr. Atta said the committee of the whole Assembly passed the bill after considering the amendment.

    “The law has been in existence since 1963, but did not provide serious punishment […]

  • Welder jailed 15 years for raping teenager in Delta

    Welder jailed 15 years for raping teenager in Delta

    A twenty-nine-year-old welder, Mr. Obor Omodavwejie, was yesterday sentenced to 15 years imprisonment with hard labour, by a Delta State High Court, sitting in Warri, for raping a teenage girl.

    The trial judge (name withheld) while expressing satisfaction with the prosecution for being able to prove the case against the accused, pronounced him guilty of the one-count charge of rape and sentenced him to 15 years behind bars.

    The court held that from the evidence adduced and after watching the demeanor of […]