It was gathered that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has welcomed the recent report published by Amnesty International, AI, detailing the alleged killing of 150 pro-Biafra activists by Nigerian soldiers, but pointed out that the figure was not a true reflection of number of its members killed from August 2015 till date, which is the period the report covered.
It declared that, within the period, over 2000 of its members have been killed, with another 750 still missing.
A statement issued […]
According to reports, the Senate yesterday queried the disbursement of N80 billion out of the N500 billion social intervention fund to undisclosed persons without the representatives of the National Assembly.
The resolution is sequel to a motion by the Senate leader, Senator Ali Ndume (APC Borno South), titled “the Need to avoid the mismanagement of the 500 billion social intervention funds” who drew the attention of the senate over the disbursement.
It warned against mismanagement of the intervention fund, adding that previous […]
Femi Falana, human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has called on the federal government to drop its plan to borrow $29.960 billion to execute key projects across the country.
The soft-spoken lawyer said the government would be putting the collective destiny of the younger generation in jeopardy should it go ahead with the controversial decision.
President Muhammadu Buhari recently asked the approval of the National Assembly to borrow the said loan from the World Bank.
Falana, while speaking at the […]
It was gathered that the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, on Friday taunted those who are behind recent online reports that he had been suspended when he resumed for duties at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
On his way to the President’s office, Kyari stopped by at the Press Gallery of the Council Chamber and jokingly told reporters he saw that, “go and tweet that I am here.”
On his way back to his office, Kyari repeated the same […]
The Citizens Advocacy for Social and Economic Rights (CASER) has faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC’s) recent request for powers to retain a percentage of money recovered by it.
This is contained in a statement signed by the group’s Executive Director, Mr Frank Tietie, in Abuja on Wednesday.
Tietie said that allowing anti-graft agencies in the country to directly benefit from recovered crime proceeds would “serve as a bad motivation for economic and financial law enforcement”.
He argued that the request […]
Contrary to the position canvassed by the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) that judges arrested for alleged corruption should be asked to resign pending the resolution of the matter, a senior lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), has warned that such would lead to the total collapse of the judicial arm.
Olanipekun said though he was in support of the NBA president, Mr Mahmoud Abubakar, in his view that the bench should be rid of corruption, but the integrity of the judiciary will […]
According to reports, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has picked holes in the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, even when he had been purportedly released.
Kabiru Umar, popularly known as Kabiru Sokoto, who was sentenced to life imprisonment for mass murder in 2013.
The group wondered why government was keeping Kanu in custody when he had been granted bail by the court.
It noted that Justice Adeniyi Ademola convicted and sentenced Kabiru on December 20, 2013 for masterminding the 2011 […]
Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Ekiti State has faulted the total ban on the importation of rice and some other food items into the country, saying certain steps are necessary to prevent famine and hunger in the country.
NLC state chairman, Comrade Ade Adesanmi, consequently urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to lift the ban immediately and set a time limit to give room for cultivation of enough rice and the other food items in the country.
NLC, in a statement […]
An anti-corruption organisation, BudgIT, has questioned the sincerity of President Muhammadu Buhari’s newly inaugurated campaign which is tagged, ‘Change Begins With Me.’
Buhari had, on Thursday, said before Nigerians demand to see the changes he promised them during the 2015 election, they must first change their own attitude by shunning corruption and other social vices.
However, BudgIT, which advocates transparency in governance, said in a Facebook post that the President could not demand a change from Nigerians when his government had failed […]
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi State chapter has accused the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, of violating the Nigerian law on the removal and appointment of Vice Chancellors of new Federal Universities.
The chapter chairman, Adamu M Babayo in a press conference at their secretariat in Bauchi yesterday said, ”Federal Government refused to abide with the 2013 MOU where it was decided that there will be University autonomy, but recently the Minister […]
The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has hailed human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), for having the decency to acknowledge the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai’s “commendable feat of leading the Nigerian Army to defeat Boko Haram in the North East” saying such recognition coming from the lawyer even as he attacked the COAS demonstrated the dilemma of those that have openly declared their hatred for the nation.
It said those behind the […]