• Oshodi mayhem: residents seek action against hoodlums

    Oshodi mayhem: residents seek action against hoodlums

    Residents of Brown Street in Oshodi yesterday urged the Lagos State Government to draft more security operatives to Oshodi.

    This, they said, would scare away hoodlums who disturb the peace of the community.

    The residents denied that Tuesday and yesterday clashes that left many injured were between rival groups of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

    They said the hoodlums chased away by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences have found an haven behind Moyosore Shopping Complex in […]

  • Reps seek life imprisonment for terrorists, sponsors

    Reps seek life imprisonment for terrorists, sponsors

    It was gathered that the House of Representatives moved on Tuesday to prescribe tougher penalties for terrorism, including “a maximum of life imprisonment.”

    A person, who facilitates the escape of a suspect held for an act of terrorism also faces a life prison sentence.

    Sponsors of terrorism face the penalty of life imprisonment as those who commit the act itself.

    Under the new law in view, planning a terror act is punishable even when the act is not committed eventually.

    The provisions were contained […]

  • FUNAAB, others seek cassava inclusion in poultry feed

    FUNAAB, others seek cassava inclusion in poultry feed

    A livestock expert, Dr. Kazeem Bello, has said that the inclusion of cassava as a feed for poultry and fish will ensure a rich energy-based diet and the expansion of the cassava market for African farmers.

    Bello added that the utilisation of cassava as an alternative feed for poultry would reduce the cost of operation for poultry owners and improve the livelihood of cassava farmers seeking new markets for their products.

    Bello, who is a senior lecturer at the Federal University of […]

  • Reps seek severe penalties for baby factory operators

    Reps seek severe penalties for baby factory operators

    It was gathered that the house of representatives has read for a second time a bill for an act to amend Trafficking in Persons (prohibition) law enforcement and administration act of 2005 seeking severe penalties against baby factory operators.

    Sponsor of the bill, Hon. Enitan Dolapo Badru in his lead debate said the bill intended to prescribe punishment for those involved in the obnoxious act of racketeering with human pregnancy, operation of baby production factory, persons harbouring pregnant persons under the […]

  • $15.5m scandal: Drama as defendants seek to change plea

    $15.5m scandal: Drama as defendants seek to change plea

    The ongoing trial of Waripamo-owei Dudafa, a former Special Assistant to Goodluck Jonathan took a new twist Tuesday as four of the defendants who had earlier pleaded guilty sought to change their plea.

    The four companies linked to Mrs. Patience Jonathan’s $15.591, 700m, in separate applications filed by their lawyers, asked the presiding judge, Justice Babs Kuewumi, to reverse their pleas on the ground that the court lacked jurisdiction to take the pleas of the directors of the companies.

    The companies are […]

  • Sanusi urges FG to seek experts’ advice on recession

    Sanusi urges FG to seek experts’ advice on recession

    According to reports, the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II, has called on Federal Government ‎to seek the advice of economic experts in tackling current economic crisis in the country.

    Sanusi gave the advice on Wednesday during the traditional Sallah Durbar (Hawan Nasarawa) at the Government House, Kano.‎

    He said ‎that consulting the experts would help in enunciating ‎proper solution to the crisis and reduce the hardship people were currently facing in the country.‎

    The emir, who is a former governor of […]

  • Economy: Seek experts’ help – Fayose tells Buhari

    Economy: Seek experts’ help – Fayose tells Buhari

    Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help from experts in the country, irrespective of their political, religious and ethnic affiliations to salvage Nigeria economy and get it out of present economic challenges.

    The governor who urged the president to listen to the cries of Nigerians and stop seeing those with opinions different from his as threats to his hold on power, said; “The reality our President must face now is that there is too […]

  • Reps seek audience with US envoy over s*x scandal

    Reps seek audience with US envoy over s*x scandal

    The House of Representatives is seeking an audience with the United States Ambassador in Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, after the envoy shunned Thursday’s investigative public hearing by the House on the alleged sexual misconduct by three of its members during a recent visit to the U.S.

    The decision to meet Entwistle was a reversal to the House insistence on Thursday that the ambassador must attend the hearing now rescheduled for July 20.

    The envoy shunned the public hearing citing diplomatic immunity.

    The investigation […]

  • Reps probe centenary project, seek more funding against militants

    Reps probe centenary project, seek more funding against militants

    The House of Representatives has ordered its committee on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to investigate the alleged irregularities in the execution of Centenary City Project, with a view to ascertaining whether it was done in line with standard procedures.

    Specifically, the project was intended by former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration to on January 1, 2014, mark Nigeria’s 100 years of existence as a country since the amalgamation in 1914. The project was expected to be funded through the private sector.

    A […]