The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday okayed death penalty for offenders as it passed the Anti-kidnapping Bill into law. Tagged “A bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of the act of kidnapping and for other connected purposes”, it will become law after Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s assent. The bill prescribes death sentence for

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed as “tissues of lies and untruths” some aspects of Oba Sikiru Adetona’s autobiography. The Awujale and Paramount ruler of Ijebuland, in his “Awujale: The autobiography of Alaiyeluwa Oba S. K. Adetola, Ogbagba II” (Mosuro Publishers 2010, pp. 187-195) tells of how Obasanjo frustrated

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Airports security personnel will now bear arms, Minister of State (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika said yesterday. He told reporters at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting – the first in the year – that President Muhammadu Buhari had approved the use of arms and ammunition by airport security personnel. With Sirika were

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The EFCC in Lagos had come calling brusquely on Mike Adenuga (Jnr), Chairman Globacom on 9 July 2006. They broke his gate, swarmed into his house and kept him under ‘arrest’. When I heard about the arrest, I called the legal firms, of Ayanlaja SAN & Adesanya SAN as well as Professor Biodun Adesanya SAN to take up the matter and

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A multi-million naira fraud is currently rocking the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society Limited, Lagos. The money was alleged to have been siphoned during the tenure of the immediate past president of the society, Mr Joseph Adeleke Ojeyemi, who handed over the leadership on November 4,

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Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose yesterday raised the alarm that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to remove him from office him before the expiration of his tenure in October, next year. The governor complained to the Acting Chief Justice, Justice Walter Onnoghen, that the ruling party was planning to compromise a section of the

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has described the N5,000 the federal government said it had started paying to the poor in Nigeria as a mere propaganda. The governor, in a statement on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi, said there was no evidence of the payment in his state, which is one of the

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