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House passes Anti-Terrorism Bill

THE House of  Representatives, yesterday, passed the Anti-Terrorism Bill 2011. The bill seeks to provide  measures for the prevention, prohibition and combating of acts of  terrorism as well as punishment  for violating any of  its provisions. President Goodluck Jonathan had on three occasions appealed to the House to give the bill expeditious consideration. The bill […]

Reps probe procurement of police equipment

The House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs would begin investigations into the procurement of equipment for the Nigerian Police Force in the 2010 budget, which is expected to lapse on March 31. Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Abdul Ningi (PDP/Bauchi), who disclosed this during the budget defence session of the Police Ministry, said the […]

First Lady to flag off Pdp S-South women’s rally

In a bid to mobilize women to participate actively in the 2011 general elections, wife of the President, Dame Patience Goodluck Jonathan will on  March 1, 2011 flag off the Peoples Democratic party, PDP South-South Women’s zonal rally at the U .J. Esuene Stadium, Calabar in Cross River State. During the occasion, the Wife of […]

FG Offers $600m Dividend to Oil Communities

The Federal Government has said oil-producing communities will earn about N1.1 billion as annual dividend payments from oil revenues as part of incentives in the much-anticipated Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) which is expected to be passed by the National Assembly by Thursday, next week. This is intended to end the perennial crisis and violence in […]

Babangida: Jonathan Must Go by 2015

Former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida, Tuesday opened what may become a subject of legal fireworks, declaring that President Goodluck Jonathan is constitutionally barred from seeking another term in office by 2015 if he wins the forthcoming presidential election. In a statement denying reports that he had struck a deal with Jonathan ahead of the […]

Senate Passes N18,000 Wage Bill

The proposed National Minimum Wage of N18,000 Tuesday received the legislative seal of the upper chamber of the National Assembly, as senators unanimously  passed the bill “for an Act to Amend the National Minimum Wage Act to Provide for a Revised National Minimum Wage into law.”   Subject to the concurrence of the lower legislative […]

Ribadu, Dabiri -Erewa Seek Evacuation of Nigerians from Libya

Worried by the reports of repression of protesters by government forces in Libya leading to hundreds of deaths, the Nuhu Ribadu Campaign Organisation as well as the chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, have called on the Federal Government to immediately evacuate Nigerians from the North African country. A […]

Mayhem as Jonathan Visits Kwara

Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara State A semblance of hell broke loose Tuesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital as members of rival political parties violently attacked each other, destroying campaign bill boards and inflicted heavy bodily harm on rival party members on a day President Goodluck Jonathan storm the capital for his presidential campaign. […]

Supreme Court affirms Akpabio as APC’s senatorial candidate

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