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April 19, 2018 11:13 AM JOHESU: More Hospitals Join Strike

The Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, and Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Meta, has joined in on the nationwide strike by the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) commenced. The unions include the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM), Nigeria Union of Allied Health Professionals (NUAHP) and Medical 18

April 19, 2018 10:08 AM Snatch of senate mace: Presidency may be next – Shehu Sani

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has described that the invasion and the snatching of the mace from the upper legislative chambers as an attempted coup d’etat and an assault to democracy. Thugs suspected to be loyal to the suspended Senator representing Delta Central Senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege on Wednesday, invaded the red chambers 18

April 19, 2018 9:19 AM Omo-Agege: You lack power to suspend, remove a member – Falana blasts Nigerian Senate

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has stated that it is unconstitutional for any legislative chamber to suspend or sack a member. He made this comment on a Channels Television news programme on Wednesday in reaction to the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege from the Senate. Falana said only a competent court of law can suspend or remove a member of the legislature 15

April 18, 2018 4:56 PM Saraki reacts to hoodlums’ snatch of Senate mace

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has commended the leadership and all members of the Senate for standing up firmly in defence of democracy and the rule of law with their decision to defy those who mobilized an attack against the Red Chambers of the National Assembly in which the mace was forcefully taken away. Saraki, speaking from Washington where he is attending 18

April 18, 2018 4:56 PM Snatched mace: Omo-Agege’s kinsman calls for senator’s recall

Frank Tietie, one of the constituents of the suspended lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has called on other members of the senatorial district to immediately commence the recall process of the embattled lawmaker if found to have caused the snatching of the mace from the Senate floor on Wednesday. He condemned 18

April 18, 2018 4:33 PM Ghanian Lawmakers Witness Mace Theft Drama At Senate Plenary

Lawmakers from Ghana were on a visit to the National Assembly on Wednesday when the hoodlums invaded the Senate chamber and stole the mace. The Ghanaians, who were also as confused as the Nigerians scampering to safety, watched in amazement. They entered the House and sat at the gallery to observe proceedings as members debated the invasion 20

April 18, 2018 10:42 AM Barbara Bush Dies At Age 92

Former U.S. First Lady Barbara Bush has died on Tuesday evening at the age of 92, after a series of recent hospitalization. “A former First Lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the age of 92. “She is survived by her husband of 73 years, President George 21

April 18, 2018 7:05 AM 2 lawmakers dump PDP for APGA

Two members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, announced their defection to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). They are Hon. Ben Nwankwo, representing Orumba North/South federal constituency of Anambra State and Hon. Anayo Nnebe, representing Awka North/South federal constituency also from the state. In their separate letters 17

April 18, 2018 5:54 AM Amnesty International reacts to police, Shiites’ clash in Abuja

The Amnesty International has condemned the reaction of the police to the protests by members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shi’ites. However, in a statement signed by the Director, Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, the organisation said the crackdown on unarmed protesters put lives at risk. Amnesty International 15

April 17, 2018 10:20 AM EU Gives Albino Foundation N70 Million

The European Union has given the Albino Foundation 155, 838 euros (about N70 million) for baseline survey on the condition of People with Albinism (PWAs) in Nigeria. This was revealed by the Founder of the Foundation, Mr Jake Epelle, who told newsmen in Abuja that the fund was also to provide policy and legal reform to improve the condition of PWAs. He said that the money 20