REPS PASS BILL ABOLISHING HND – BSC DISCRIMINATION

Michael Olaniyi Sadibo. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill abolishing the discrimination between the Higher National Diploma and Bachelor of Science holders. The legislation sponsored by Ali Isa and Edward Pwajok from Gombe and Plateau states respectively was passed for second reading in April 2017. It seeks to end perceived dichotomy against … More REPS PASS BILL ABOLISHING HND – BSC DISCRIMINATION

COURT GIVES CONDITIONS FOR SARAKI AND EKWEREMADU’S REMOVAL

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday struck out a suit seeking a declaration that Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, could only be removed from office by the Senate resolutions backed by the votes of 73 senators constituting two-third majority of the upper legislative chamber. A group, the Civil Society … More COURT GIVES CONDITIONS FOR SARAKI AND EKWEREMADU’S REMOVAL

BURKINA FASO ~ GUNMEN KILLED PRIEST AND FIVE OTHERS

Gunmen killed a priest and five worshippers during Sunday mass in an attack on a Catholic church in Dablo, northern Burkina Faso, security sources and local official said. “Towards 9.00 am, during mass, armed individuals burst into the Catholic church,” the mayor of Dablo, Ousmane Zongo, told AFP. “They started firing as the congregation tried … More BURKINA FASO ~ GUNMEN KILLED PRIEST AND FIVE OTHERS

OYETOLA AND ADELEKE’S HOPEFUL AS APPEAL COURT DECIDES FATE TODAY

Michael Olaniyi Sadibo. The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed Thursday (today) for judgment on the dispute arising from the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State. The court, on Wednesday, issued hearing notices for the judgment and had them served on all the parties to the four pending appeals relating to … More OYETOLA AND ADELEKE’S HOPEFUL AS APPEAL COURT DECIDES FATE TODAY

PETER OBI ~ ARRIVES TRIBUNAL INAUGURAL SITTING IN ABUJA

Michael Olaniyi Sadibo The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 23 presidential election, Peter Obi, has arrived the venue of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal in Abuja, which holds its inaugural sitting today. The PDP and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had jointly filed a petition to challenge the outcome … More PETER OBI ~ ARRIVES TRIBUNAL INAUGURAL SITTING IN ABUJA

DOGARA ~ NIGERIA NEEDS LEADERS WHO WOULDN’T SERVE GODFATHERS

Michael Olaniyi Sadibo The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday said Nigeria needed leaders who would not pander to godfathers but serve the people and build the nation. He disagreed with those who believed that the major disease afflicting the nation was financial corruption, saying “rather, the real disease has been … More DOGARA ~ NIGERIA NEEDS LEADERS WHO WOULDN’T SERVE GODFATHERS

WOMAN DRAGS HUSBAND TO COURT FOR SLAPPING HER IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR CHILDREN

A 25-year-old housewife, Maryam Abdullahi, has dragged her husband to a Sharia Court ll, seating in Magajin Gari, Kaduna state, for slapping her in the presence of their children. Maryam, who lives in Hayin Malam Bello, Kaduna State, alleged that her husband slapped her because of a little misunderstanding they had. “I went home to … More WOMAN DRAGS HUSBAND TO COURT FOR SLAPPING HER IN THE PRESENCE OF THEIR CHILDREN