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Fashola orders prosecution of owners of collapsed buildings

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, has directed immediate arrest and prosecution of owners of collapsed buildings in the state. He also directed Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development to commence immediate review of current building laws to restore sanity to the building sector. The state Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. […]

Opposition condemns NASS salary reduction announcement

Politicians in the opposition parties on Wednesday in Lagos criticised the salary reduction announced by the National Assembly, describing it as deceitful. The politicians, who spoke in separate interviews, said the salary reduction by the legislators had not met the public outcry of their jumbo pay. Last week, the House of Representatives reduced the allowances […]

Boko Haram sect splits

MAIDUGURI –  Confusion has crept into the camp of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram which has unleashed a reign of terror in the northern part of the country for several months as the sect has split into two factions. One faction, the Yusufiyya Islamic Movement, YIM, has vowed to expose the other faceless group, which […]

NBA slams AGF over calls for merger of EFCC, ICPC

ABUJA – The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday, slammed the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, over his recent call for  merger of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and  Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC. According to the NBA, the suggestion is inimical […]

2 docked in Bauchi over alleged witchcraft

Bauchi – Two persons have been arraigned before a Bauchi Chief Magistrate’s Court for allegedly bewitching one Hafsatu Sani in the last four years. Those charged before the court sitting in Warji Local Government Area of the state are Adamu Mamuda and Ibrahim Ganye. According to the Prosecutor, Inspector Mato Albasu, the two accused persons […]

Boko Haram: We still hear bomb blasts in dreams – Bayelsa students

Yenagoa – About 45 students of Bayelsa State origin evacuated from the University of Maiduguri, Borno, Wednesday, narrated their ordeals in the troubled city. The traumatised students lamented that days after being evacuated by the Bayelsa State Government, they still hear bomb explosions and sounds of gunfire in their sleep. The students, who were evacuated […]

INEC drops 13 resident commissioners

ABUJA — Chairman of the  Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has announced the expiration of the tenure of 13 State Resident Electoral Commisioners of the commission. Jega made the announcement at a farewell dinner organised for the 13 RECs who had served their five-year tenure during the commission’s retreat with RECs which […]

Aborted strike: Why FG surrendered to Labour

MORE facts have emerged as to why the Federal Government, Tuesday, night yielded to Labour’s demand to pay all civil servants from level 01 – 17  contrary to earlier position that only core civil servants from levels  01-06 would benefit from the N18,000 new minimum wage. The Federal Government had Monday, told the leaders of […]

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