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COVID-19 Regulations: Executive powers and conflict

April 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Constitutional or unconstitutional; the arrest, arraignments and remand of Caverton Helicopter Pilots?Introduction:The nation received on 8th April, 2020 the arrest and  arraignment of the two Pilots belonging to Caverton Helicopter by the men of Nigerian Police in Rivers State for allegedly contravening the COVID-19 REGULATIONS 2020 of Rivers State. The pilots were arrested onboard in execution of regulations made Read More

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Reps threaten to arrest CEOs of MTN, Globacom, others

March 19, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has threatened to arrest Chief Executive Officers of MTN, GLO, Airtel and 12 other telecommunication companies over refusal to honour invitation to an investigative hearing at the instance of its committee on finance.Chairman of the committee, Hon. James Faleke, had in a motion on Thursday, observed that there are huge revenue leakages amounting to over $30 billion, attributable Read More

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Omo-Agege felicitates with Enuha at birthday

March 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

 Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has felicitated with business tycoon and APC chieftain, Chief Hyacinth Enuha on his birthday. In a special felicitations message issued in Abuja Sunday to mark his birthday, Senator Omo-Agege described the APC leader as a quintessential politician who has helped to improve the fortunes of the party in the state. Omo-Agege, who represents Read More

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Imo lawmaker sponsors anti-domestic violence bill

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A bill meant to check domestic violence among men and women  in Imo state sponsored by the member representing Njaba state constituency at the Imo state House of Assembly, Hon Uju Onwudiwe Tuesday was referred to the committee stage in spite of attempt made by a colleague to stop it,  insinuating that the problem had already been taken care of  by Read More

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APC suspends Obaseki’s aide

February 26, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ward six Uhunmwode local government area, have suspended Mr Kaycee Osamwonyian, an aide to Governor Godwin Obaseki, He was suspended for allegedly engaging in acts of thuggery, hooliganism and causing factions within the party. The motion for the suspension of Kaycee was moved by Hon. Harrison Orobor and adopted by party Read More

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AFN: All is set for All-Comers competition in Akure

February 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) says Saturday’s All-Comers competition will go ahead as scheduled. Niyi Beyioku,Secretary General of the federation says all arrangements have been concluded for a hitch free event and advised  athletes to attend as the federation officially begins its preparations for summer’s Olympic Games in Yokohama, Japan.          ‘The AFN under the leadership Read More

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Forest Guards as antidote to insecurity in Enugu

February 9, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Enugu state security outfit, Forest Guard, which has been operating since last year has been able to checkmate the incidences of kidnapping and rape in the state as CHUKS NWEZE reports.The security situation in Nigeria is today a concern to everybody. It has become so grim that the presidency expressed shock at the extent, hence the president constituted a Read More

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OMMATA leadership crisis: Court restrains Enugu North LG from conducting election

January 23, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  An Enugu State High Court has restrained Enugu North local Association (OMMATA), Enugu, against the association’s constitution. The court presided over by governenmt council from changing the leadership of Ogbette Main Market Traders Justice C. A. Ogbuabor also restrained the council from conducting an election for OMMATA members except as and by the methods provided in the association’s constitution Read More

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Oyetola composes rent tribunal panel for 9 federal constituencies in Osun

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state has appointed chairmen and members of rent tribunals for the nine Federal Constituencies in the state. The appointment, according to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ismail Omipidan, was in accordance with the Residential Accommodation (Rent Control) Law Cap. 144 Laws of Osun, 2002, Section 5(1)(a) and (b).  The constitution Read More

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We’ll defend Nigerian democracy, institutions –PDP

January 18, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assured Nigerians that it would continue to protect and defend democracy and its institutions. The party gave the assurance in a communiqué issued after its 87th National Executive Council (NEC) Friday in Abuja. The party’s national publicity secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a communiqué, said the party rejected the destruction of the country’s democratic Read More

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Zaid Abubakar, Kaduna Revenue Service and reforms

January 2, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Until 2015, the defunct  Kaduna State Internal Revenue Board was an obvious impediment to the aspiration and capacity of previous administrations of the state to deliver on its social contract with the citizens of Kaduna state, as contained in Section 16 of the 1999 Constitution due to its abysmal performance in revenue collection. The failure of the revenue agency can only Read More

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Physician seeks review of NMA constitution

January 1, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A physician, Dr Kenenna Obiatuegwu, has called for a review of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) constitution to make it tarry with all aspect of Nigeria constitution.  Obiatuegwu, in an interview with Blueprint, said it was unfair that only 37 state chairmen of the NMA were allowed by the constitution to participate in election of its national officers which contravened Read More

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Why I won’t support Hate Speech bill – Gyang

November 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang has said he will neither support nor grant consent to Hate Speech bill being canvassed for at the National Assembly. The Senator said he opted to take the stance because it is a likely legislation that would compromise or subvert the fundamental rights of Nigerians and in particular, the right to freedom of Read More

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Confusion as Edo NASS APC caucus passes vote of confidence on Oshiomhole, protesters demand his removal

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Some members of Edo state caucus in the National Assembly have passed a vote of confidence on National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, amidst the dispute between him the state governor, Godwin Obaseki.Their endorsement is happening same day some aggrieved APC supporters demanded immediate removal of Oshiomhole. The caucus led by Senator Francis Alimikhena, also Read More

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Bayelsa APC primaries’ nullification travesty of justice – Counsel

November 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, Thursday nullified the governorship primaries of All Progressives Congress (APC), declaring that the September 4, 2019 poll that threw Chief David Lyon up as the party candidate for the November 16 election did not conform with the provisions of the party’s constitution. Presiding Judge, Justice Jane Iyang, declared that the result Read More

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Why my suspension can’t hold – Obaseki

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State has described members of a breakaway faction of the state All Progressives Congress (APC) as rogues and therefore cannot suspend him. Obaseki said the group under the aegis of Edo Peoples Movement (EPM) was operating against the provisions of the constitution of the APC and was proscribed according by the party. According to him, Read More

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Edo: APC moves to recall ‘absentee member-elect’

October 31, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo state have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence the process to recall Mr Vincent Uwadia as the elected member, presenting Ovia North East Constituency 2 in the state assembly. The party leaders said the call is in accordance with the 1999 Read More

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Stop interfering in Bayelsa governorship primaries, Youths warn Secondus

August 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-south Youth Vanguard has warned the party’s national chairman, Mr Uche Secondus, against interfering in the Bayelsa governorship primaries scheduled for September 3. The organisation, in a statement issued by its national chairman, Mr James  Akpofure, Monday in Abuja, warned Secondus against subverting the party’s constitution to pave way for any interest group. Akpofure advised the PDP chairman to play a fatherly Read More

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Assembly crisis: I won’t issue fresh proclamation – Obaseki

July 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Embattled governor of Edo State, Mr. Goodwin Obaseki, Monday vowed that he won’t issue fresh proclamation for re-inauguration of the State Assembly.  Obaseki said, “the Nigerian Constitution 1999 as amended, mandates state governors to issue proclamation only once for the inauguration of their Houses of Assembly. “And I have dutifully performed this function,” he said. The governor also described as Read More

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TUC elects Olaleye as president

July 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC )  has elected  Comrade Quadri Olaleye as its National President. By constitution, Comrade Olaleye will head a 14-member National Administrative Council (NAC) of the congress  elected also to pilot the affairs of the labour centre for the next three years. Other elected officers are; Comrades Innocent Bola Audu of Association of Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Read More

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Buhari: Why we suspended Onnoghen as CJN

June 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja explained why the former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended.Speaking when leadership of Afenifere visited him at the Presidential Villa, the president said the former CJN was dealt with following discovery of huge amount of monies in foreign and local currencies belonging to him. He said: “I will tell Read More

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Court sacks lawmaker for defecting to APC

May 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo Tuesday has affirmed the sack of Mr Gabriel Toby, member representing Etim Ekpo/Ika state constituency in the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly. The court presided over by Justice Fatun Riman ruled that the lawmaker lost his seat, having defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that sponsored him to office to the Read More

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No plan to amend constitution to keep Buhari beyond 2023’

March 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Spokesman of the Senator Ahmad Lawan for Senate President Group, Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has debunked as fake news, a story making the rounds that the former if elected as Senate President, will amend the constitution to allow President Buhari stay in office beyond 2023.  Senator Abdullahi, in his reaction to the story, described same as a desperate plot concocted by Read More