Reps suspend bill seeking punishment for sexual harassment in tertiary institutions

Reps suspend bill seeking punishment for sexual harassment in tertiary institutions

The House of Representatives on Thursday suspended deliberations on a bill seeking to make provisions for the prohibition and punishment of sexual harassment of students in educational institutions. The bill, sent to the House for concurrence from the Senate, was suspended because it is restricted to higher institutions only. Presenting the bill for second reading, […]

Nigerians should be able to tell leaders when they are wrong – Sanusi

Nigerians should be able to tell leaders when they are wrong – Sanusi

says Federal character shouldn’t be an excuse for nepotism Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says federal character should be based on merit, and not be used as an excuse for nepotism. The revered monarch said this at the 10th memorial lecture of Kehinde Sofola, with the theme ‘The Role of the Legal Profession in […]

Another batch of 155 Libya returnees arrives Lagos airport

Another batch of 155 Libya returnees arrives Lagos airport

At least 155 Nigerians on Thursday arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, from Libya after failed attempt to transit the war-torn North African country to Europe for greener pastures. The returnees, mainly in their 20s and 30s, were picked and released from various prisons and detention camps in Libya courtesy of the International […]

Dino Melaye sues Sahara Reporters for N5bn over certificate scandal

Dino Melaye sues Sahara Reporters for N5bn over certificate scandal

Member of the Senate representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has dragged an online news portal, Sahara Reporters, before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Maitama. Melaye is suing Sahara Reporters for defamation and demanding N5bn as aggravate and exemplary damages for libel. The Senator through his lawyer, Mr […]

Herdsman rapes 70-year-old Ebonyi widow

Herdsman rapes 70-year-old Ebonyi widow

Women from Isu community in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State on Wednesday stormed Abakaliki to protest the activities of Fulani herdsmen in the area, particularly the rape of a 70-year-old widow. The women carried placards with different inscriptions such as ‘Fulanis have destroyed all our crops and polluted our rivers and ponds’,  ‘Fulanis […]

BREAKING: Senate drops two non-career ambassadorial nominees, approves 45 others

BREAKING: Senate drops two non-career ambassadorial nominees, approves 45 others

The Senate has rejected the nomination of two non-career ambassadorial nominees presented for legislative approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The rejected nominees are Justice Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr Jacob Daodu from Ondo State. The Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, which screened of nominees, presented its report at the plenary on Thursday.

Buhari nominates 27 as INEC RECs, seeks Senate confirmation

Buhari nominates 27 as INEC RECs, seeks Senate confirmation

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, read a letter from Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, in which he sought legislative approval for the nomination of 27 Nigerians as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Osinbajo transmitted the nominations to the Senate in February, when President Muhammadu Buhari was on medical […]

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