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April 20, 2018 3:53 AM Senate mace theft: ACF, Labour, others condemn attack

In a similar vein, a National Executive Committee member of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has condemned the Senate invasion. Thugs suspected to be loyal to suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, on Wednesday invaded the Red Chamber and forcefully took away the mace. They broke into the chambers during plenary and, in the process 17

April 19, 2018 7:37 PM BBNaija 2018: Why Cee-c is better than Nina – Actor, Maduagwu

Uche Maduagwu, controversial Nollywood actor, has said Big Brother Naija 2018 housemate, Cee-c is better than Nina. The actor in an Instagram post said Cee-c was better because she has not had sex with any housemate in the house, unlike Nina. According to him, Nina is a disgrace to Nigeria’s culture and tradition. Maduagwu, giving reasons for his decision 19

April 19, 2018 12:37 PM Nigerians react to Buhari’s comments that ‘youths are lazy’

Buhari, speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in Westminster on Wednesday, said youths prefer to do nothing because they feel Nigeria is an oil-rich nation. According to Buhari, a lot of Nigerian youths have not been to school, yet they want everything free. This did not go down well with some Nigerians on social media as they are of the opinion 18

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 20

April 19, 2018 9:44 AM How Buhari mortgaged future of Nigerian youths – Fayose

Fayose, writing on his Twitter page, stated that the future of youths in the country was “mortgaged by past leaders like President Buhari”. He wrote: “Nigerian youths are hardworking, intelligent and enterprising. Their future was mortgaged by past leaders like President Buhari, who had everything at their beck and call as youths. “I imagine the youths 20

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 16

April 18, 2018 6:55 PM World Bank confirms economic growth in Nigeria

The World Bank on Wednesday said Sub-Saharan Africa’s growth is projected to reach 3.1 percent in 2018, and to average 3.6 percent in 2019–20. This is contained in Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis of the state of African economies conducted by institution. The report noted that the moderate pace of economic expansion reflects the gradual pick-up 23

April 18, 2018 5:50 PM What Atiku said about thugs snatching mace at Senate

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has described the invasion of the Senate chamber by hoodlums and the carting away of the mace as a ‘dangerous precedent and an assault on Nigeria’s democracy by anti-democratic elements’. Reacting to the incident Atiku told newsmen in Abuja that, “I am utterly embarrassed, shocked and outraged by this ugly development 23

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 21