Mallam Okorocha, Charly Boy at war over Justice Oputa’s burial

Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, and Charly Boy (real name Charles Emeka Oputa), first son of late Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, are having issues over the burial of the late iconic jurist.Okorocha’s spokesman, Sam Onwuemeodo, said in a statement issued today in Owerri that Justice Oputa’s burial programme signed by Charly Boy and published in some national dailies “did not go down well with the Imo State

We killed ex-Anambra dep gov ’cos his wife proved difficult — SUSPECTS

The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, paraded three suspected members of a notorious kidnap gang that killed former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chudi Nwike.They were picked up in their den last year.Nwike was kidnapped on March 19, 2013 and a N30 million ransom was demanded by his abductors who reportedly murdered him after taking N5 million as ransom.

The zoological Nigeria Senate votes on constitutional amendment today

The Senate will today vote on some of the new proposals up for amendment in the 1999 Constitution.The Deputy Senate President and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Constitution Amendment, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, announced yesterday at plenary that the voting, which had been postponed twice in the past, will take place today.The voting, which would be transmitted live on some national televisions, would be done electronically.

IGP reverses ban on peaceful rallies in Abuja

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, yesterday endorsed peaceful assemblies and protests anywhere in Nigeria.The IGP, however, noted that against the backdrop of current security challenges in the country, “coupled with a recent intelligence report of a likely infiltration and hijack of otherwise innocuous and peaceful protests by some criminal elements having links with insurgents, the police only issued advisory notice, enjoining citizens to apply caution in the said rallies, particularly in the Federal Capital Territory and its environs.” Commissioner of Police in the Federal

Gov Kwankwaso may clinch APC presidential ticket

There are indications that Kano State governor, Rabi’u Kwankwaso, could emerge as the presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, in the 2015 general elections.This follows the decision of the party to dump former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the race to pick its presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2015 presidential election. National Mirror learnt that the governor is widely accepted among the different strata of

Dangote Cement Monopoly Hazards: Four-storey building under construction collapsed and crushed over 15 people in Onitsha.

 15 die as building collapses From EMMANUEL UZOR, OnitshaTears flowed freely yesterday as a four-storey building under construction collapsed and crushed over 15 persons in the commercial city of Onitsha in Anambra State. Unofficial sources said the building located at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church by Old Cemetery Road collapsed due to poor construction and use of…

#NigeriaIsFadingAway: Nigeria withdraws troops from Mali to fight Boko Haram

…As National Assembly, NIIA hold retreat on nation’s foreign policy By EMMA EMEOZOR The threat of Boko Haram’s insurgency to Nigeria’s security has had its onslaught on the nation’s foreign policy behaviour following the Federal Government’s withdrawal of its peacekeeping troops from Mali. This was disclosed yesterday by the Senate President, David Mark in a keynote…