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Possession of arms during political rallies in Lagos will not be condoned- CP

The police and other security agencies in Lagos State have said they will deal decisively with anyone found with arms during any political gathering in the state. The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, CP Edgal Imohimin, said this on Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the activities of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee ahead of the forthcoming general elections. The press conference...

NLC rejects N27,000 minimum wage, says Tripartite Committee’s proposal stands

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N27,000 new National Minimum Wage adopted by the National Council of State on Tuesday. Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, the NLC General Secretary, made this known to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja. According to him, the council has no jurisdiction determining another amount after a Tripartite Committee has submitted its report. “It is abysmal of government...

How democracy is frustrating Buhari’s efforts in fighting corruption- Lawyer

An Ilorin-based legal practitioner, Mr Solomon Abiodun, says the Buhari administration has taken up a herculean task of fighting corruption under a democratic dispensation. Abiodun made the statement in an interview with the press on Tuesday in Ilorin, saying the fight against corruption was an anathema under a democratic dispensation. “Democracy has frustrated President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to stop corruption as...

Breaking: National Council of State approves N27,000 minimum wage

The National Council of State has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country. The council approved the amount at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent to the National Assembly on Wednesday, Channels reports. According to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, the Federal...

Court orders Kaduna Government to allow Elzakzaky, wife access medical care

The High Court in Kaduna on Tuesday ordered the Kaduna State Government to avail the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim Elzakzaky and his wife Zinat, access to medical care. Justice Gideon Kurada gave the order at the resumed sitting on the case agaist the duo and two others. The judge also accepted the withdrawal of charges against the...

Disbandment of SARS: IGP’s action is commendable, but not enough- Amnesty International

Amnesty International has voiced out its opinion on  the disbandment of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other special squads by the new Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed. Recall that police authority on Monday ordered the decentralization of SARS which was earlier centralized at the Force Headquarters. Under the new arrangement, commissioners of police in the 36 states and the...

Senate adjourns plenary as only 10 members were in attendance

The Senate on Tuesday adjourned plenary for lack of quorum. The day’s sitting, which commenced by 10:30 a.m, was adjourned at about 10:35 a.m following the presence of only 10 lawmakers out of 109. Sen. Andrew Uchendu(APC-Rivers) had moved for adoption of votes and proceedings of Thursday, Jan. 17 sitting and was seconded by the Minority Whip, Sen. Philip Aduda before...

NBA to FG: Discontinue the prosecution of CJN now

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the Federal Government to discontinue the prosecution of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, and follow due process. The Federal Government is prosecuting the CJN at the Code of Conduct Tribunal for allegedly failing to declare his assets. A statement issued by the NBA President, Mr Paul Usoro, in Abuja,...

Buhari remembers his former Deputy, Gen. Tunde Idiagbon

President Muhammadu Buhari went down memory lane on Sunday as he remembered his former Deputy, late Major General Tunde Idiagbon, for his uncommon loyalty and courage. Buhari  made this reminiscence when he received  his former staff that worked with him when he was a military leader. He said: “Idiagbon was in Saudi Arabia, performing the hajj, when we were removed. “The Saudi...

The Obasanjo’s bombshell, by Reuben Abati

On Sunday, President Olusegun Obasanjo addressed a press conference at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta where he gave the equivalent of a state of the nation address which was essentially a testimonial on the performance of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, an assessment of the integrity and credibility of the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission...