• Anglican bishop calls for life imprisonment for corrupt officials

    Anglican bishop calls for life imprisonment for corrupt officials

    Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Jos, Benjamin Kwashi, on Saturday advocated life imprisonment for any political office holder caught siphoning funds meant for the development of education, health matters and the economy.

    Kwashi, who is also the Northern Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), made the call in Abuja at the National Conference of Northern Nigerian Christian Politicians (NNCP)

    He said that funds earmarked for the three sectors were important and their judicious usage would directly touch on the lives of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Kidnappers to get life imprisonment in Kano

    Kidnappers to get life imprisonment in Kano

    A bill to provide life imprisonment as punishment for kidnappers in Kano State on Monday scaled the second reading at the State House of Assembly.

    The Deputy Majority Leader, Alhaji Maifada Bello, had read the Kidnapping, Abduction and Forced Labour Amendment Bill before the Assembly.

    According to Bello, the member representing Kibiya Constituency, the immediate amendment of the bill was necessary to enable Judges in the state judge the kidnappers according to their offence.

    Bello said: “The law that provides punishment for the […]

  • ‘if Pistorius was black and non-famous, he’d have got life imprisonment’ – Piers Morgan

    ‘if Pistorius was black and non-famous, he’d have got life imprisonment’ – Piers Morgan

    Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced today to 6 years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

    Critical British Journalist Piers Morgan took to Social Media to share his opinion and slam the sentence as