Senate okays death penalty for kidnappers

By Christiana Ekpa Senate yesterday approved death sentence for offences of abduction, wrongful restraints or wrongful confinement for a ransom. This was just as the Upper Chamber passed a bill to provide for the punishment of offences of abduction, wrongful…

Kano, Katsina reject restructuring, devolution of powers

By Ikechukwu Okaforadi with agency report Kano and Katsina states have expressed their support for a strong and united nation even as they urged restraint in any process aimed at addressing agitations for restructuring and devolution of powers in the…

JOHESU strike: FG, unions dialogue deadlocked

By Ese Awhotu A meeting between the Federal Government and striking health unions aimed at ending the ongoing strike action by Joint Health Sector Unions has ended in deadlock. The peace meetings were held between Tuesday and Wednesday this week.…

Ganduje donates N330m computerised control room to Kano Police

From Mustapha Adamu, Kano Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has donated a computerised control room to the state Police command for its continued effort in combating crime in the state. The centre, tagged Advanced Police Control Room is currently…

Plateau, Nasarawa, Benue hold public hearing on restructuring

From Ado Abubakar Musa, Jos The committee constituted by the national body of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to look into the position of the states Plateau, Nasarawa and Benue on “ restructuring or true federalism” has yesterday held…

Contributory Pension Scheme: NLC opposes bill seeking to exclude paramilitary agencies

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The Nigeria Labour Congress has kicked against any law that will exclude members of the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Prison Service, Nigeria Immigration Service and Economic and Financial…

Flush out military oriented laws from constitution, RATTAWU urges NASS

From Ahmed Kaigama, Bauchi The Radio Television, Theater and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), North East Region has called for the removal of all military oriented laws in the 1999 constitution to pave way for proper democratic government. The…

Abdulsalami Abubakar tasks Nigerians on peaceful co-existence

A former Military Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, has called on Nigerians to learn to live in peace with one another. Mr. Abubakar said this on Thursday in Gusau, Zamfara, while responding to questions from journalists. He advised those agitating…

Reps probe alleged diversion of N/east devt fund

By Umar Muhammad Puma The House of Representatives has set up an ad hoc committee to investigate the alleged diversion of north-east development fund to the implementation of Bama Initiative (BI). The House also urged that, the BI fund should…

Nigeria: Gains and pains of a nation at 57

In a few days, Nigeria will be celebrating her 57th anniversary. By all standard, 57 is an age of adulthood but it is doubtful if the country can be said to have attained such status considering myriads of challenges dogging…