Senate passes police reform bill, okays single five-year tenure for IG

The Senate on Wednesday  passed the Police Reform Bill, approving a statutory five-year Single term for the Inspector – General of Police, IGP. In providing for five-year single tenure for any IGP, it said that the tenure of such an office is statutory notwithstanding his or her retirement age. It also approved a jail term […]

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Senate aborts bill to phase out petrol vehicles in 2035

The Senate on Wednesday threw out a bill for an Act to phase out petrol vehicles in 2035. The bill sponsored by Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (Bayelsa East) proposed the introduction of Electric Cars to replace petrol vehicles in the country by 2035. Contributors to the debate on the bill underscored the impossibility of mandating Nigerians […]

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FG declares Friday, Monday, public holidays to mark Easter

The Federal Government has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, announced the holiday in a statement quoting the minister on Wednesday in Abuja. The Minister of Interior, Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), who made the declaration on […]

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Former Peru president dies after shooting self before arrest

Peru’s former president, Alan García, has died after deliberately shooting himself in the head when police tried to arrest him in connection with a multi billion-dollar Latin American corruption scandal. “I am saddened by the death of former president Alan García,” tweeted the country’s current president, Martín Vizcarra, confirming the news. “I send my condolences to his […]

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AFCON U-17: Nigeria beat Angola 1-0, qualify for semis, pick World Cup ticket

Olakunle Olusegun celebrates after converting the penalty and scores for Nigeria on Wednesday in Tanzania. CAF twitter photo The Golden Eaglets of Nigeria on Wednesday defeated their Angolan counterpart 1-0 to qualify for the semi-finals in the ongoing U-17 AFCON in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. With the win, Nigeria has also qualified for the FIFA […]

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Supreme court to give verdict on Fayemi’s eligibility Wednesday

The Supreme Court will on Wednesday deliver judgment in the appeal filed by former Ekiti State Governor Segun Oni challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to stand as a candidate in the July 14, 2018, governorship poll. Oni in the suit claimed that Fayemi was not eligible to run as the All Progressives Congress […]

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EFCC arrests vote buying suspects, seizes huge cash

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Tuesday said the commission arrested some suspects for vote buying during the just-concluded 2019 poll. He said the EFCC also seized cash running into several millions of Naira to prevent vote buying. He said the anti-corruption agency also engaged law enforcement […]

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