Governance

Senate approves sweeping changes to constitution …ex-Senate Presidents, Speakers in Council of State …reduction of age for elective office …independent candidacy …financial autonomy for state assemblies …LG autonomy …rejects state creation

Senators on Wednesday voted against the devolution of powers, 35 percent affirmative action for women and approved 29 amendments to the 1999 Constitution ...

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Osinbajo swears-in two new ministers

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday finally inaugurated Stephen Ocheni (Kogi) and Suleiman Hassan (Gombe) as ministers over two months after their nominations were confirmed by the Senate ...

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House votes on constitution amendment today

The House of Representatives on Wednesday stepped down vote on constitution amendment till today...

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Kidnappings: Police IG redeploys Area Commanders, DPOs, others

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the redeployment of Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers serving along the Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria highways starting from ...

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FEC approves new national petroleum policy

The federal government will soon end the exportation of crude to refining petroleum products for the domestic market. This is contained in the approved National ...

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Seven state governors in London today to visit Buhari

Seven state governors selected to visit ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London left Nigeria on Tuesday evening to meet the Nigerian leader by 3pm today ...

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Customs orders removal of illegal checkpoints nationwide

The Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hamid Ali, has ordered the dismantling of all checkpoints mounted outside 40 kilometres to the border ...

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Senate holds debate on constitution amendment report

The Senate on Tuesday resumed debate on the report of the committee for the review of the 1999 Constitution with three major issues in contention. ...

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Lawmakers pass Peace Corps bill

The Senate on Tuesday finally passed the Bill Establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC), an organisation that would provide employment for the youths, facilitate peace, ...

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Kidnapping: Police deploy 600 special forces in Abuja-Kaduna highway

The Police High Command has deployed 600 special forces and 90 high calibre patrol vehicles to curb increasing cases of kidnapping on Abuja-Kaduna highway, it ...

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