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Senate scraps FERMA, adopts FRA

The Senate on Thursday has scrapped the Federal Road Maintenance Agency and replaced it with Federal Roads Authority. The bill, sponsored by Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano-APC), was read for the third time at plenary before it was passed through a unanimous vote by the senators. The Senate, however, rejected the report on National Road Funds, stepping it down for further ... Read More »

Ambode Pardons 18 Kirikiri Prisoners 

The Lagos State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy on Thursday handed over an order to the Nigerian Prisons Service for the immediate release of 18 inmates serving life sentences at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison. The order was handed over to the Service through the State’s Controller of Prisons, Mr Olatunbosun Ladipo. The 18 inmates, who included 15 male and ... Read More »

Judges’ Recall And Malami’s Crocodile Tears

  By Azu Ishiekwene The government of President Muhammadu Buhari just boxed itself into a corner and the National Judicial Council (NJC) is very pleased to beat the government with a big stick. After last year’s dramatic arrest of nine judges on suspicion of corruption and the sense of relief that Buhari had, at last, taken the fight to the ... Read More »

EFCC traces multi-billion Abuja asset to Patience Jonathan

A fresh multi-billion naira property has been traced to a former First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is to mark the property as “being under investigation” and may place it under Interim Asset Forfeiture. The relationship between Mrs. Jonathan and two companies was being probed by detectives as at press time. Also, three accounts and ... Read More »

Transcorp unveils renovated Hilton Abuja’s Executive Floors

  Transcorp Hotels Plc has announced the reopening of the Executive Floors and Lounge of its flagship Transcorp Hilton Abuja.  The reopening marks a milestone in the on-going $100 million renovation project of the historic and award winning 5-star hotel, leading up to its 30th anniversary commemoration this year. The redesign, conceptualized by Swedish interior designer, Living Designs, is inspired by ... Read More »

Justice Ademola Resumes Sitting In Abuja

Following his recall by the National Judicial Council (NJC) last week, Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court in Abuja resumed sitting on Wednesday. Justice Ademola was among the six judges earlier asked by the NJC to stop sitting, shortly after a raid conducted by the Department of State Services on his house and other judges in October 2016. The NJC, ... Read More »

Speculation mounts over health of Benin’s president

Benin’s foreign minister on Wednesday worked to reassure the nation that President Patrice Talon was healthy, despite mounting speculation about the cause of his week-long stay in France. “He is staying in Paris and he is taking advantage of his stay to do a health check,” Aurelien Agbenonci told AFP. Talon’s absence has been a hot topic in the tiny West ... Read More »

I gave N1m to Olukere for relocation of shrine – Fayose

‎The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said the State Government paid one million naira to the Olukere of Ikere-Ekiti, Oba Ganiyu Obasoyin, for the relocation of a sacred tree serving as sacrificial spot for the town. Government has insisted that the tree was obstructing the ongoing road dualisation in the town and must be cut down. Some youths and ... Read More »