Posted on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 11:05 AM

Traditional Leaders from the six geopolitical zones are currently in Jos to discuss the role of traditional rulers in community policing in Nigeria.

Some of the traditional rulers present are the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar III, Igwe Nnaemela Alfred Ugochkwu Achebe the Obi of Onitsha, Da Jacob Gyang Buba among others. 

The one day retreat is organized by the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, as part of engagement for the Senior Executive Course 40.

Details later...

 

Posted on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 10:16 AM

Though voting has commenced in some centres, a disturbing news from Osun state, where governorship re-run election is being held today say that some accredited media crew are barred from covering Olode polling unit of Ife South LG by the Police

A suspected thug in the full glare of Police officers had ordered the crew to leave the polling unit or be ready for serious consequence.

Police Commander in charge of the area orders the crew to leave the vicinity immediately that their safety cannot be guaranteed.

Posted on Thu 27 Sep 2018, 09:15 AM

Following the agreement of the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Senator Iyiola Omisore to form an alliance with the All Progressive Party (APC) for the Osun rerun election, one of the national leaders of SDP, Chief Olu Falae has insisted that the party will support the PDP candidate, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

As reported by Punch, the spokesperson of Adeleke Campaign Organisation, Mr Olawale Rasheed confirmed that Chief Falae called  Adeleke to dissociate himself from Omisore’s decision stating that the party did not authorize Omisore to support APC.

Posted on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 04:42 PM

The Nigerian Labour Congress has insisted on its planned strike as the meeting with the Federal Government has ended in a deadlock.

The meeting between the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, and the Tripartite Committee was to look into the issue of the minimum wage which has led to a planned strike.

The meeting follows a warning by the union to commence an indefinite strike starting from midnight.

Posted on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 03:10 PM

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday expressed his readiness to participate in Saturday’s Primary Election where members of the All Progressives Congress across the State are expected to choose the party’s flagbearer through direct primaries.

In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, the Governor said he is restating his readiness in line with the choice of the party in Lagos State and the validation given to the direct primary preference by the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC).

Posted on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 08:01 AM

The mother of Leah Sharibu, the only abducted Dapchi schoolgirl still in the captivity of insurgents, Rebecca Sharibu, has filed a suit of N500 million against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, over what she termed dereliction of their statutory duties in securing her daughter’s release

In the suit, the plaintiff sought N500 million as compensation for the indignities and human deprivations which she said her daughter had sufferer since her abduction in February 2018.

Posted on Wed 26 Sep 2018, 06:14 AM

The Federal Government has been urged  to avert industrial crisis that will occur if it does not address the ultimatum of the organised labour.

The organised labour had issued the government a 14-day ultimatum from Wednesday, September 12, with clear demand that the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage should conclude its work within the stipulated timeframe.

Posted on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 08:22 PM

Read the press release from the office of the President's wife below:

The attention of wife of the President, Dr. Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has been drawn to some media publications and releases purporting illegal detention of her Aide De Camp (ADC) over allegations of fraud.

Posted on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 08:12 PM

"But recent action of the colossus himself smells of a man who got frustrated by his 'successes' to the extent that he became desperate to destroy his own house."  

This write-up was first published on the 28th of September, 2016. Two years after, the morals seem to have missed the target. Bear in mind that this writer is a huge admirer of Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu's political brilliance, deftness and charisma. But the reality demands a step backwards and reappraisal of goings-on.

Please read.

Posted on Tue 25 Sep 2018, 07:52 PM

Bill Cosby was sentenced on Tuesday to three to 10 years in prison by a Pennsylvania judge who had designated the comedian a "sexually violent predator."

Judge Steven O'Neill sentenced Cosby in a Norristown, Pennsylvania courtroom, capping a two-day hearing attended by about a dozen women who accused Cosby of sexual assault, including the Andrea Constand whom he was convicted of assaulting in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

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