Senate has vowed to oppose a recommendation by the Nigerian Law Reform Commission (NLRC) to jail, for two years, hoarders of foreign currency, especially American dollars.
The Federal Government is seeking a review of the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Act, to empower the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to jail people for up to two years or fine them 20 per cent of the amount of foreign currency held in their possession for more than 30 days.
A draft was published on NLRC’s […]
The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Mr. Alhassan Ado-Doguwa, said on Monday that a former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, would not escape punishment for “bringing the image of the legislature into disrepute.”
Jibrin had accused the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, and three other principal officers of the House of padding the 2016 budget.
The other three are the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Lasun Yussuff; Ado-Doguwa and the Minority Leader, Mr. Leo Ogor.
Jibrin had demanded the resignation of […]
According to reports, a woman has been made to pay for her criminal act after she was found out to have cut her houseboy with a razor in Abuja.
Mrs. Onyekachi Okafor, a 29-year-old housewife, was on Friday, handed 9 months’ jail term. She was sentenced to prison for cutting her house boy with razor blade.
The woman was arrested by officials of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons and other related matters, NAPTIP, in September 2015 after […]
The Delta State House of Assembly on Wednesday in Asaba approved life imprisonment for any person convicted of kidnapping in the state. This followed the amendment of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law 2016.
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa in a letter to the House appealed for reconsideration of Section 4, Sub-Section 1 of the Delta State Anti-Kidnapping Law, 2016 as passed by the House, which made provision for death penalty.
“The Right Honourable Speaker and Honourable Members of the House are aware that death […]
Amanda Lewis murdered seven-year-old Adrianna Hutto after she sprayed window cleaner over the TV in the living room. She had claimed her tragic daughter had been cleaning bugs out of the pool when she slipped and fell in.
Her younger brother AJ, then five, desperately tried to save her but it was too late. Her terrified son AJ, the key witness in the case, told cops Adrianna made ‘momma mad’ after spraying cleaning fluid over the tele ITV.
She had claimed her […]