Looting business as usual: The Zoo’s National Assembly retains immunity for President, govs

Approves LG autonomy, independent candidacy in election. Scraps SIECs; removes wages from exclusive list. Empowers NASS to override President, govs on assent. Confers immunity on legislatorsBy Johnbosco Agbakwuru & Joseph ErunkeABUJA—THE Conference Committee of the National Assembly on Constitution Review yesterday retained the immunity clause for the President and the Governors which was originally in…

Brainwashed and deluded Jonathan likened Biafran Heros Terrorists, says Gowon taught him how to fight Terrorism

By JULIANA TAIWO-OBALONYE, ABUJAPresident Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said he borrowed a leaf from former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon‘s principle of not crushing his enemies during the civil war, in his administration’s fight against insurgency.The President made the disclosure during the service to commemorate Gowon’s 80th birthday at the National Christian Centre, Abuja. The…

15 Killed As Wukari Boils Again

Just when the Taraba State government set up a committee on reconciliation and restoration of victims of the crisis in the state, another crisis has erupted in Sondi settlement in Wukari local government area, leaving 15 people dead.An eye witness who spoke to LEADERSHIP said that the trouble started in the area when gunmen in…

Catholic bishops scrap ‘welcome’ to gays

Synod dumps “welcoming homosexuals” section from draft document on ministering, after arguments over tone and content.Catholic bishops have rejected a landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families.The bishops failed on Saturday to approve…