IGP approves nationwide audit of SARS detention cells

Security agencies deploy personnel in states for hitch-free Sallah The Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has approved the National Human Rights Commission’s (NHRC) request to begin an independent audit of detention cells in all police commands and formations in Nigeria. The audit would also include all detention cells of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad […]

June 12 not Democracy Day yet, clarifies AGF

• Says Buhari merely expressed desire • FG to repatriate fresh $500m Abacha loot • FEC approves N185b for roads rehabilitation The declaration of June 12 as a public holiday was a mere statement of desire by President Muhammadu Buhari, said Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami. He made […]

Restructure now if you’re sincere, elders tell Buhari

• ‘How elite, military conspired against M.K.O Abiola’ • PDP, Rivers govt task FG on democratic values • Rescind illegal declaration, lawyer warns president President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day is a mere political stunt. To prove it isn’t, the leader must return the country to true federalism. This was the […]

Nigeria fails to review oil contract despite $21b loss

• Stakeholders fault favouring of majors above national interests • ‘Oil companies may lobby lawmakers to skew fiscal terms’ The Federal Government has remained docile over the need to review the Production Sharing Contract (PSC) signed about 25 years ago between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and International Oil Companies (IOCs). While losses of […]

Buhari’s June 12 stance faces legal hurdles

• Reps in rowdy session over Democracy Day declaration • Senate wants presidential entitlements for M.K.O Abiola • Saraki replies police on robbery allegations, IGP sues legislators President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the June 12, 1993 presidential election could be hit by questions on legality. On Wednesday, he declared the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) […]

Court grants Kaduna ex-governor, Yero bail

A federal high court in Kaduna has granted former governor Ramalan Yero bail in the sum of N1 million with two sureties, one of which must have landed property.Three other persons, who were detained with Yero at the Kaduna prison last week, were also granted bail in the sum of N1 million. The Economic and […]

National Assembly set to transmit PIGB to Buhari

The National Assembly is set to transmit the final harmonised copy of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.This followed the adoption of the report of the Conference Committee of PIGB at Senate plenary, three months after the upper legislative chamber initially adopted the report. The initial copy could not be […]