COVID-19: Controversy Engulfs Vaccine Distribution…

Proposed distribution of vaccines among the states of the federation by the Federal Government has been engulfed in a controversy with stakeholders raising concerns over the criteria to be employed for the allocation to states. The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) had in a publication at the weekend announced a distribution plan for…

President Trump Impeached Again…

President Donald Trump, America’s 45th President, has been impeached for the second time within his one-term tenure, by the United States House of Representatives. He was charged with “incitement of insurrection” by the Congress. This followed the deadly storming of the Capitol on Wednesday January 6, 2021. President Trump was accused of encouraging and instigating…

Electricity Tariff Hits Roof Amidst Dark Alleys…

…FG Suspends New Tariff As Anger Grows Over Poor Services, Declining Living Standards ..Higher Electricity Tariff Will Result in Rise in Production Costs…MAN …Will Further Imperil Our Local Economy, Axe Millions of Jobs…NLC Amidst periodic increases in electricity tariff, many homes and alleys in Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy remain largely in darkness, as anger grows…

As Badagry Port Roars, Let’s Make Hay…

Ordinarily, the fruition of the $2.6 billion Badagry Deep Sea Port project is a cause for jubilation. We should really be rolling out the drums and popping wine for opening another port outlet to take off the heat from the heavily congested Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports which handles 85 per cent of the…

Sowore: SERAP Takes Case of Arbitrary Detention to the UN…

…Says it Constitutes An Arbitrary Deprivation of their Liberty, Has No Legal Justification  …Does Not Meet Minimum International Standards of Due Process …Violates Nigerian Constitution on Freedom of Expression, Right to Peaceful Assembly The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over…

Magistrate Collapses as Mates Angle for Unpaid Salary…

…As Protest Over Unpaid 24 Months Salary Takes a New Turn …Say they Can No Longer Afford to Pay Rents, Children’s School Fees …Many Judicial Officers Complain of Poor Welfare, Salary Last Reviewed 13 Years Ago The protest embarked on by 30 magistrates in Cross River State, over unpaid 24 months salary, sign posting a…

We’re Committed to Police Reforms…Buhari…

…Extends Olive Branch to the Youth President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to Police reforms, reassuring the nation, nudged into the EndSARS protests in October 2020, spearheaded by youth, that the government will fulfil “the five demands of our youths.” In a New Year address to the nation on Friday, the President says,…

Ghana’s Opposition Leader, John Mahama Asks Court to Annul Election...

…Says Declaration of Election Result Unconstitutional, Null and Void …Details Serious Violations of the 1992 Constitution by Electoral Commission, Calls For a Rerun …Claims Result is Mathematical and Statistical Impossibility Ghana’s opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has filed its long-awaited petition at the country’s Supreme Court, asking the apex court to void results…

COVID-19: Different Tunes on Crossover Service…

…Lagos Wields Big Stick, to Fine Violators N500,000, FCT to Shut Worship Centres that Flout Protocol State Governments across the country appear divided on the holding of crossover services, usually held by Churches and Christian adherents to herald the New Year. Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 protocol and the 12 midnight to 4am curfew…

Furore over Kukah’s Christmas Scathing Homily…

…Calling for Violent Overthrow of a Democratically-Elected Government, No Matter How Disguised, Casting a Particular Religion as Violent is Not What Any Religious Leader Should Engage in at a Season of Peace… Lai Mohammed The dust is yet to settle over the Christmas homily delivered by Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Mathew Hassan…

Coalition Slams Reps Move to Give Voting Rights to Underage...

…Says it Violates Country’s Constitution, UN Convention on Rights of the Child …Calls on State Assemblies that Have Not Domesticated Child Rights Act to Do So …Demands End to Marriage of Girls Below 18 Years Across Nigeria A coalition of civil society groups have strongly opposed moves by the House of Representatives Committee on the…