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…


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…


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…


Okorocha has a presidential ambition 2015

Imo State Deputy Governor, Chief Eze Madumere, has said his boss, the Governor of the state, Chief Rochas Okorocha, has presidential ambition in 2015.Madumere said there was no reason for him or his boss to deny the presidential ambition, adding that the public was aware of it.The deputy governor, who spoke with reporters in Abuja…

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Northern Nigeria kicking against ban on Boko Haram

The North on Wednesday disagreed with the National Assembly on the proscription of two Islamic miltant groups – Boko Haram and Ansaru–by President Goodluck Jonathan.While the North through its two prominent groups, the Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elders Forum, faulted the ban, the National Assembly insisted that it was a welcome development.


US issues travel warning on Nigeria

The United States has issued fresh travel alert on Nigeria, warning its citizens not to travel to North and nine other states in South.The US predicated the alert on the emergency rule in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states, saying extremists could expand their operations beyond the three states to other parts of the country.“The ability …