Confab adjourns as tempers rise; decides on resource control, devolution of power, fiscal federalism tomorrow

In a bid to calm the already heightened emotions, proceedings at the plenary session of the National Conference was on Tuesday afternoon adjourned till Wednesday when voting would be conducted on the recommendations submitted by the Committee on Devolution of Power. Issues arising from the report generated combative debate since Monday when the co-chairmen of…

Tight security at Lagos airport

There was a massive traffic jam yesterday on the Lagos airport road – no thank to a planned security breach tip-off. Security was strengthened around the Murtala Muhammed Airport – Nigeria’s busiest and biggest – where tougher screening measures have been taken, particularly at the cargo section. Nigeria Customs Service, the police, State Security Services…

Nigeria’s Police Chief Accused Of Investment Fraud

A human rights group named Paths of Peace has accused Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, of defrauding police officers of billions of millions of naira in a dubious investment scam.In a petition to the Senate, the group demanded that Mr. Abubakar be probed over the alleged multi-billion-naira scheme that reportedly affects every police…