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 the committee, Obong Victor Attah and Alhaji Ibrahim Coomasie, presented the 41-page report to the Conference in session.

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 (SSS) and members of the Association of  Nigerian Licensed  Customs Agents checked outgoing and incoming cargoes.

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 officer in the country. Paths of Peace (PoP), a non-governmental organization that wrote the petition, stated that its objective was to fight for the rights of the oppressed.

BRT RAMPAGE:Army states own side of story, flays Soyinka

THE Army authorities, yesterday, in Lagos, said the Lance Corporal who was knocked down and killed by a BRT bus along Ikorodu Road last Friday, was not riding motorbike on the BRT lane as widely reported.Rather, the deceased, according to the Army, was crushed to death on the normal lane plied by other motorists, maintaining also that soldiers were not responsible for the damage done to BRT buses but hoodlums who hijacked the situation.

Federal Government doctors strike fail to reach agreement

Expectation of an early end to the indefinite nationwide doctors’ strike was dashed yesterday, following failure of the Federal Government and the Nigeria Medical Association, NMA, to reach an amicable agreement, as the Senate waded into the face-off.At an emergency delegates meeting held at the instance of NMA on Monday, a holistic review of the circulars and resolutions earlier reached between it and the Federal Government did not provide any solution.