Gani-Adams

Gani Adams OPC is not a terrorist group

National Coordinator, O’odua People’s Congress, Chief Gani Adams, has faulted former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Abubakar Tsav, on his statement labelling OPC as a terrorist organisation.Tsav had on Thursday condemned the Federal Government’s all-out attack on Boko Haram, wondering why the Presidency failed to ban other groups, including the OPC, for their involvement…

Hezbollah

Four Hezbollah Lebanese over terrorism appear before court

The Federal Government yesterday docked four Lebanese before a Chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Karu, Abuja, over terrorism-related offences.The accused persons are Mustapha Reda Darwish Fawaz, Talal Roda, Abdulla Tahini and Hussain Nurudeen Kossdi.They were arrested in connection with the latest discovery of cache of arms in the home of a Kano-based businessman.Their pleas, however,…

British-government

Britain backs Nigeria for UN permanent seat

The British government has promised to support Nigeria’s move to secure a permanent seat at the United Nations (UN), especially for being a stabilising force in Africa.The British government reiterated its commitment to building and strengthening its relationship with Nigeria.The British High Commissioner in Nigeria, Mr. Andrea Pocock, who gave the hint yesterday during a…

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Senate said new states fail requirements

The Senate Committee on Constitutional Review yesterday said that out of the 61 requests it received from new state agitators, none of them fulfilled the constitutional requirements provided for state creation as enshrined in Section 81 of the 1999 Constitution.Consequently, the committee has turned down the requests for additional states creation.Chairman of the committee and…

Nigeria-Senate

Senate committee said no to state police

The Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution on Wednesday presented its amendment bill detailing the contents of the third alteration to the nation’s foremost document.Highlights  of the bill are  the  rejection of proposal for state police;  abolition of states/Local Governments Joint Accounts;     adoption of a single six-year tenure for President and governors…