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Abducted Lagos Council Chairman, Bamigbetan, Freed

The  abducted  Chairman, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) of Lagos State, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan,  has been  released. Though details of his release were still sketchy Saturday night, reports said Bamigbetan was sighted in his house around 10:30 pm . The State Police Command had denied knowledge of the freedom of the Local Government chief who was kidnapped about five days ago on his way ... Read More »

Ex-CJN, Belgore, Advocates Parliamentary System To Tackle Corruption

Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alfa Belgore (retd.), on Tuesday called for adoption of parliamentary system of government as a way of tackling corruption in the country. Belgore spoke in Lagos during the 2013 Punuka Annual Lecture organised by Punuka Attorneys & Solicitors. The lecture entitled, ‘Wealth Management and Succession Planning: Best Practices, Anti-Corruption Compliance and Red Flags’, was delivered by Mr. John Cross. ... Read More »

Reps Probe Police Extra Judicial Killings

The House of Representatives on Tuesday ordered an investigation into rising cases of extra-judicial killings by the police. It said it was worrisome that policemen, who should protect the lives of citizens were killing them for reasons such as refusal to part with bribe at checkpoints. Lawmakers also condemned last Saturday’s “brutal killing” of 10 youths in Ogume village of Ndowa-West Local Government Area of ... Read More »

FG Approves N2.12 b for 33.5 Million Permanent Voters’ Cards

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved N2,117,500,000.00 for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the printing of 33.5 million permanent voters’ cards for elections in the country. Minister of Information, Labaran Maku said the approval was given after consideration of memo by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attairu Jega. According to him, printing of the 33.5 million cards is the second phase of ... Read More »

Soyinka: Nigeria On The Brink-The Nation

Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka warned yesterday that Nigeria is on the brink. If the leadership fails to halt the growing insecurity, said the playwright, it may end in a civil war. The National Leader of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, faulted the Federal Government’s handling of the Boko Haram crisis and suggested “a carrot and stick approach”. Central Bank ... Read More »

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