• NBA’s advice to suspend judges before investigation unacceptable – NJC

    NBA’s advice to suspend judges before investigation unacceptable – NJC

    According to reports, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has strongly rejected the recent call by the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) that judges recently arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Security Services (DSS) be asked to step aside from performing their judicial functions as judges pending full investigation of the allegations made against them by the security agency and possible trial.

    In a statement issued yesterday and signed by the council’s Acting Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, NJC […]

  • Hunger in Ekiti unacceptable – Group tells Fayose

    Hunger in Ekiti unacceptable – Group tells Fayose

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been advised to invest more in agriculture to boost food production, tackle hunger and create jobs for teeming youths.

    A socio-cultural organization, the Achievers Group, said: “It is not acceptable that Ekiti people should complain of hunger when the state is capable of providing enough food to feed the whole nation.”

    In a statement on Thursday by its president, Femi Jegede, and publicity secretary, Raphael Adeyanju, the group noted that government can […]

  • Recession: Selling off national assets irresponsible, unacceptable – CACOL

    Recession: Selling off national assets irresponsible, unacceptable – CACOL

    It was gathered that the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders, CACOL, has described the decision to sell off National assets by the government as a betrayal of the change that Nigerians voted for in 2015 general elections and totally irresponsible.

    The Executive Chairman of CACOL, Mr. Debo Adeniran, said “contrary to the desire of the masses for the government to abandon the neo-liberal approach in handling the National economy, it has chosen to shove down our throats policies that have failed over […]

  • N10.3trn loss to piracy unacceptable – FG

    N10.3trn loss to piracy unacceptable – FG

    The Federal Government has described the estimated N10.3 trillion loss to national and global piracy in the creative industry as unacceptable.

    The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the statement in Abuja on Friday when a delegation from the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) made a presentation to him.

    Mohammed said the figure, which represented 85 per cent of the N15 trillion worth of the industry, could turn the economy of the nation around if piracy was […]

  • Ruling upholding anal tests on gays unacceptable — Amnesty

    Ruling upholding anal tests on gays unacceptable — Amnesty

    Today’s ruling by Kenya High Court in Mombasa upholding the legality of anal tests on men suspected of engaging in homosexual sex is not only unacceptable, but also shocking in its disregard for international human rights obligations, said Amnesty International.

    The judgement was made in response to a petition brought by two men which sought to declare unconstitutional the tests that they were forced to undergo in February 2015.

    In his ruling, Judge Mathew Emukule held that there was sufficient grounds in […]