Nigerians protest in Johannesburg

Nigerians in Johannesburg on Tuesday staged a 90-minute march across the city to protest the killing of one of them and to demand better treatment from the police. Theophilus Anielefo, a real estate agent, was allegedly killed by South African police on July 31, in questionable circumstances. A large number of Nigerians carrying placards and […]

INEC WILL DE-REGISTER POLITICAL PARTIES AFTER 2011 ELECTION – JEGA

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will de-register political parties that do not win at least one national or state legislative seat. Attahiru Jega, the Chairman of INEC, said this at a meeting with leaders of political parties on Wednesday in Abuja. Mr Jega said the amended Electoral Act empowered INEC to deregister […]

GOV. FASHOLA RESCUES 17 YEAR OLD MOTHER

Comfort Monday, the 17-year-old inmate, who had been incarcerated for eight months while pregnant at the Kirikiri Female Prison, Apapa, finally walked out of jail on Tuesday, 17, 2010, following the intervention of the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Fashola. The senior special assistant to the governor on Youth and Social Development, Busola Ogunkoya, said her […]

MOLESTATION OF Rev.FR EUSTACE OKORIE: GOV. OHAKIM HAS APOLOGISED – BISHOP OBINNA

Governor Ikedi Ohakim has apologised for the mal-treatment of Rev Father Eustace Okorie by his security details. The Catholic Arch Bishop of Owerri , His Grace A.J.V Obinna confirmed this in a telephone interview with our correspondent this afternoon. The Bishop while also disclosed that He prevented the Catholic faithfuls in the State who threatened […]

PRESIDENT JONATHAN AND THE ‘DREADED’ SECTION 89 OF THE AMENDED ELECTORAL BILL

For President Jonathan, the fear of section 89 of the amended electoral act according to our source is the beginning of wisdom . The controversial section may have dashed the purported ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest for the forth coming 2011 presidential election. The President who is said to be basking on the […]

ATIKU IS NOT YET A MEMBER OF PDP – GOV. NYAKO

If the Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar thinks his only hurdle for the presidency come 2011 is the waiver from the national secretariat of his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), then he has a shocker waiting for him. Going by the declaration of the governor of his state, Adamawa Murtala Nyarko, the former vice […]

HOW NIGERIAN POLICE RAKES IN BILLIONS FROM ILLEGAL CHECKPOINTS – HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH

The Nigeria Police made a total of N20.35 billion between January last year and June this year from extorting money from motorists at illegal checkpoints, a report by the global organisation, Human Rights Watch has revealed. Emeka Umeagbalasi, the chairman of the International Society for Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law presented the report […]

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