• UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish death penalty

    UK appeals to Nigeria to abolish death penalty

    According to reports, the UK on Monday appealed to Nigeria to abolish the death penalty, saying that capital punishment cheapened human life.

    The UK made the appeal in a statement issued by the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Paul Arkwright, on the 2016 World Day against the Death Penalty.

    Arkwright said that the British Government believed the death penalty had no place in the modern world and its use undermined human dignity.

    According to him, there is no conclusive evidence of its deterrent […]

  • Abolish office of First Lady, check govs’ profligacy – Obi

    Abolish office of First Lady, check govs’ profligacy – Obi

    Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, on Saturday said, state governments can check profligacy by abolishing office of the First Lady which causes confusion and gulps about N72billion yearly, reduce security votes and streamline procurement in order to reduce their entire budget by N1trillion.

    Obi said that in view of the current recession and by way of necessity, governors of the 36 states of the federation must reduce their current budget which totaled about N4.1trillion by over 25 per […]