The Senate on Wednesday passed 29 out of the 33 items slated for amendment in the 1999 Constitution. The lawmakers unanimously voted to strip the President of powers to assent to amendments made to the constitution, thereby giving the legislature sweeping powers to alter the constitution. They voted 92 against four to pass the amendment
Kidnapping will only be addressed if stringent laws are enacted by the National Assembly, Inspector-General (IG) Ibrahim Idris said yesterday. According to Idris, kidnapping is thriving because there are no laws in place. He spoke in Abuja during the monthly meeting with Commissioners of Police and other senior officers. He said: “When I went to the
Federal lawmakers came under fire yesterday for delaying the $1.5billion Chinese loan for the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan standard rail gauge. The National Assembly slashed N21billion off the N31billion estimate in the 2017 budget for the rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. All conditions for the loan were met over six months ago.
Governors of the six southwest states yesterday agreed to work in line with a 25-year master plan. The 11-point communique read by host Governor Ibikunle Amosun,said the governors would set up an inter – State security task force to tackle the menace of fulani herdsmen and other crimes, establish agricultural produce export processing
ext of former All Progressives Congress (APC) Interim National Chairman Chief Bisi Akande’s speech at the presentation of the book: “Nigeria: The path we refused to take”, written by Basorun Seinde Arogbofa. The APC chieftain chaired the occasion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, yesterday. We gather here today to present a book titled:
Convicted oil marketer Rowaye Jubril and his firm, Brila Energy, for the second time yesterday approached an Ikeja High Court asking for a stay of execution of its order. The court had ordered Jubril and the company to refund N963.7 million stolen subsidy money to the Federal Government. The company had been ordered by Justice Lateefa Okunnu
Rumours on the President’s heath were debunked again yesterday. He is not confined to a chair, Nasarawa State Governor Umar Tanko Al-Makura said. President Muhammadu Buhari hosted an All Progressives Congress (APC) delegation in London on Sunday. The Presidency released the photograph of the meeting and a short story on the visit. After a