• INEC Act has been amended by the Senate

    INEC Act has been amended by the Senate

    The Senate, yesterday passed a new bill which provides for the conduct of fresh primary elections, within 14 days, to choose a new candidate, a move which puts to rest the controversy on who succeeds a deceased governorship or presidential candidate in the event of death, before announcement of the result of an election.

    The bill, which will be the sixth amendment to the 2010 Electoral Act, when approved, also provides that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shall suspend the […]

  • Pension act meant for those who served the state meritoriously – Edo Speaker

    Pension act meant for those who served the state meritoriously – Edo Speaker

    As the controversy over the new Pension Act for former governors in Edo State rages, Speaker of the state Assembly, Justin Okonoboh, yesterday said the Edo State Pension Bill recently amended by the House is meant for only governors and deputy governors that completed their terms.

    Speaking at a meeting in Benin City with members of state civil society groups, who were at the House to interface on the controversies generated by the Bill, Okonoboh explained that the law was an […]

  • CBN denies knowledge of Forex Act Amendment

    CBN denies knowledge of Forex Act Amendment

    According to reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it has no plans to amend the Foreign-Exchange Act to provide for the imprisonment of anyone who holds foreign currencies, particularly the United States dollars, for more than 30 days.

    A statement from the CBN on Monday in Abuja said the apex bank “has nothing to do with such.”

    The Acting Director, Corporate Communications of the CBN, Isaac Okorafor, stressed that “the CBN, in line with its mandate, was committed to safeguarding […]

  • CCB Act amendment has nothing to do with Saraki’s trial – Ndume

    CCB Act amendment has nothing to do with Saraki’s trial – Ndume

    Senate Leader, Alhaji Ali Ndume, said amendment of Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) Act had nothing to do with ongoing trial of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki.

    Reacting to the debate which the issue has generated among Nigerians, Ndume told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri on Tuesday that the National Assembly had no particular interest in the bill.

    “It is insulting on us to say that we are doing the bidding of Saraki, because laws are […]

  • Mimiko’s distribution of rice, an act of electoral fraud – Akeredolu, former NBA president

    Mimiko’s distribution of rice, an act of electoral fraud – Akeredolu, former NBA president

    Rotimi Akeredolu, former President of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, has described the Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko’s distribution of rice to residents of the state few months to the governorship election as an act of electoral fraud.

    He said it was amoral for Mimiko to be distributing rice to the people of the state while his administration had not been able to pay public servants arrears of salaries.

    Akeredolu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), added that […]

  • Kogi strike, act of sabotage – Government

    Kogi strike, act of sabotage – Government

    As the ongoing industrial action by workers in Kogi State enters day five today, the state government yesterday, described the strike as act of sabotage.

    This came as a human rights activist, Abdul Miliki, threw his weight behind the strike, calling on the government to settle with labour as well as resolve the lingering crisis in the state House of Assembly.

    The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, joined by the banks have been on strike since […]

  • Why I am sponsoring amendment to Procurement Act – Egwu explains

    Why I am sponsoring amendment to Procurement Act – Egwu explains

    Former Governor of Ebonyi State and Senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial District, Sen. Sam Egwu, yesterday, explained that he was sponsoring a bill to amend the existing Procurement Act to encourage local manufacturers to invest more in local production.

    He also said the bill if passed by the National Assembly and assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari, would put an end to capital flight.

    Speaking to newsmen, at the weekend, in Abuja, while throwing more light on why he proposed an amendment […]

  • Signing criminal justice act, a great feat by Jonathan, says Sagay

    Signing criminal justice act, a great feat by Jonathan, says Sagay

    Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), yesterday described the signing of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act by the past administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan as one of his best actions.

    Sagay, who spoke at the 2016 yearly lecture and award ceremony of the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC) Lagos branch, with the theme: “The Judiciary, Media, Anti-graft Agencies and the Fight against Corruption,” said the new act has helped in quicker prosecution of corrupt […]

  • Piers Morgan thinks Kim K should act more like a role model

    Piers Morgan thinks Kim K should act more like a role model

    At the Vogue 100 Gala held in London last night, Kim defended her right to post nude pics but Piers Morgan thinks she’s wrong. Appearing on Good Morning Britain, the 51-year-old said the reality star has a responsibility as a role model, to behave in a certain way.

    Kim said: ‘For me, it wasn’t even about flaunting it. I felt good about myself so let ME do what I feel comfortable with. If you are conservative and if you’re […]