Reports from Taraba State, indicate that the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Istifanus Gbana, and his deputy have been impeached. The former speaker and his deputy were removed by 17 out of the 24 members of the Assembly. Both men did not attend Monday’s sitting.
I read with utmost interest Niyi Akinnaso’s write-up on his and others’ experiences with telecoms services in Nigeria and the double standards the providers exhibit here in Nigeria as against other countries where they operate. Like the writer rightly pointed out, our government is the major cause because of our weak regulations and monitoring of activities of “foreign investors” in Nigeria which most often end up ripping off the citizens and even the government (tax). I will also appreciate his critique of the NEPA or is it PHCN services in Nigeria.
Nigeria is spending about N365bn annually on the importation of 2.1 million metric tonnes of milled rice, the Federal Government has said. According to the government, the country is currently the largest importer of rice in the world, a development it notes as adversely affecting its agricultural sector. A document obtained by our correspondent from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture on Friday stated, “Nigeria is the largest importer of rice in the world, spending N365bn per year importing 2.1 million MT of milled rice.” The government, in a bid to reduce the nation’s import dependence, had to raise tariff on imported brown rice and finished rice, it was learnt.
A former associate of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Richard Odusanya, on Saturday alleged that the former chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees was in charge of a killer squad that was formed under the military regime of late Gen. Sani Abacha.
The husband of Bukola Fagun wants justice after his wife was allegedly attacked by Alaba Eniola, leading to the loss of her two-month-old pregnancy, writes SAMSON FOLARIN The joy of a couple who only tied the knot two months ago was shattered recently after Mrs. Bukola Fagun allegedly lost a two-month-old pregnancy and a tooth during a violent attack at Oworonsoki area of Lagos State
A 16-year-old pupil of American International School, Lagos, has been confirmed kidnapped. The PUNCH had reported on Thursday that the pupil was last seen in his parents’ Sports Utility Vehicle on his way to school It had also been reported that the victim was kidnapped on Tuesday morning while going to school while the drivers’ whereabouts remained unknown.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother has been captured by the Police. According to Reuters, the break in the case sent waves of relief through the Boston suburb of Watertown where armored vehicles roamed the streets and helicopters flew overhead through the day.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 19-year-old man suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings with his older brother has been captured by the Police. According to Reuters, the break in the case sent waves of relief through the Boston suburb of Watertown where armored vehicles roamed the streets and helicopters flew overhead through the day. Residents and police officers cheered and clapped when the suspect, Dzhokhar, was caught after an exchange of gunfire with police.
Lagos State Government has commenced moves to set guidelines for imposing sentences on offenders by judges and magistrates in the state. The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice, Ade Ipaye, said this in Alausa, Ikeja, the state capital, while fielding questions from journalists during the 2013 Ministerial Press Briefing on the activities of the Ministry of Justice in the last one year
Boston police have now named the suspect that authorities have been seeking this morning. “Suspect identified as 19 year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev of Cambridge.
A 14 year-old boy, Terkura Unongo, has launched a website, www.theimongo.com , for social networking.