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July 26, 2017 7:04 PM 1999 Constitution Review: How Senators voted on 33 Bills

On Wednesday the Senate considered and voted for the passing of some of the bills they received in a 33-item report on the fourth review of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria. 97 Senators were present at plenary for the constitutional review and a voting process was used to consider the bills. Bill No. 1: To allow former lawmakers be Members of the Council 13

July 26, 2017 8:41 AM Baringo, Laikipia security operations to be intensified

Acting Interior Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i says ongoing security operations in Baringo and Laikipia counties will not be suspended during the elections period. Addressing journalists in Nakuru after meeting national government administration officers Tuesday, Matiangi said that the security operations will be intensified until sanity is restored 13

July 26, 2017 8:19 AM NAPTIP arrests Italian-based Nigerian lady over human trafficking

BENIN—THE authorities of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) have arrested a 47 year-old Italian based Nigerian lady, Mrs Lasiru Rossato Dolly, for her alleged involvement in human trafficking. The mother of one married to an Italian man was remanded yesterday by the Magistrate Court in Benin City headed by Chief 14

July 24, 2017 11:39 PM No referendum, no polls in Anambra, Kanu insists

Enugu—Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, vowed that there would be no elections in Anambra State until a date for referendum on Nigeria is approved by the Federal Government. Kanu spoke at the Mechanic Village in Abakaliki during his one day working visit to the state and at Enugu, respectively, as the Eastern Consultative 16

July 24, 2017 8:12 PM Shettima lauds FG’s efforts to implement `Bama Initiative’

Abuja – Gov. Kashim Shettima of Borno, has commended the Federal Government for its efforts to implement the “Bama Initiative’’ aimed at rebuilding lives and infrastructure in the North-East. The governor made the commendation on Monday in Abuja while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a closed door meeting with the Acting President 21

July 24, 2017 2:28 PM How ISIS Nearly Stumbled On The Ingredients For A 'Dirty Bomb'

On the day the Islamic State overran the Iraqi city of Mosul in 2014, it laid claim to one of the greatest weapons bonanzas ever to fall to a terrorist group: a large metropolis dotted with military bases and garrisons stocked with guns, bombs, rockets and even battle tanks. But the most fearsome weapon in Mosul on that day was never used by the terrorists 21

July 24, 2017 2:20 PM Photos: Come rain, come sun, we must do our job – Wike

Rivers state governor, Mr. Nyesome Wike has reiterated his commitment in making Rivers state an economic viable state through his construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation agenda that will mark Rivers state first among the thirty six states in Nigeria in terms of development. Construction of roads he said contributes in attracting businessmen 18

July 24, 2017 2:00 PM Kushner arrives at Senate for closed-door questioning on Russia

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, walked into Senate offices Monday morning to begin answering questions behind closed doors about his contacts with Russian officials. In written remarks made public prior to his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kushner denies any improper contacts or collusion. The 11-page 20

July 23, 2017 12:02 PM Police, Boko Haram in gun battle in Kano

The police in Kano State on Sunday morning engaged gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram in a gun duel. The operatives were members of a special task force set up by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. Meanwhile, Troops of 103 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Saturday night, neutralized 3 female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate 15

July 23, 2017 10:24 AM Army foiled bomb attack, killed 3 insurgents in Konduga, Borno

Maiduguri – The Nigerian Army on Sunday said it had foiled a bomb attack and killed three female suicide bombers in Konduga Local Government Council of Borno. A statement signed by Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the Director Army Public Relations and made available in Maiduguri on Saturday night, said the incident occurred at Kawuri village of the council 13