Workable Templates For Decongesting Nigerian Correctional Centres (Prisons)- Douglas Ogbankwa Esq.

In this piece, Douglas Ogbankwa highlights additional reforms that will aid government’s prison decongestion efforts. The former Nigerian Prisons Service , by enactment of statute transmuted its name from the Nigerian Prisons Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service ,as now enshrined in the Nigerian Correctional Service (Establishment) Act, […]

Court of Appeal Restores De-registered Political Parties

The Abuja division of the Court of Appeal nulified on Monday the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register 22 political parties.The parties were among the 74 political parties de-registered in February by the electoral commission, claiming they did not meet the necessary constitutional requirements.Justice […]

Gbajabiamila Gets 7 Days to Declare Dogara’s Seat Vacant

• ‘Only constituents can unseat him’The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, seven days to declare Yakubu Dogara’s seat vacant or face legal action.Dogara, a former speaker, had on July 24, 2020 defected from PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In […]

‘NBC Code Will Restore Sanity in Broadcast Space’

Last week, when the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, unveiled the sixth edition of Nigeria Broadcasting Code in Lagos, it was greeted with mixed reactions, as industry players felt bad that government still went ahead to publish contentious sections in the code.Recall that the writer […]

Edo 2020: ADP Accuses Ize-Iyamu’s Running Mate of Certificate Forgery

Running mate of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, Gani Audu, is embroiled in a certificate forgery case, as documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) show discrepancies in his academic qualifications and other means […]

FG Insures 89,000 Employees under N15 Billion Group Life Scheme

The Federal Government is said to have settled about N15 billion premiums under the Group Life Insurance scheme to insure it’s over 89,000 workers across the country in the current financial year.Although government had in the past, struggled to renew the Group life insurance for its workers, owing […]

Reps to Priotise Legislations to Fast Track Nigerian Economy

The House of Representatives has said that it will give priority attention to legislations aimed at fast tracking the nation’s economy.The House also said the Electoral Act Amendment, the constitutional Amendment and other legislations such as the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill will receive serious attention upon resumption from […]

Stakeholders call for Full Implementation of VAPP Law in Kaduna

The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act 2015 which has been domesticated in some Nigerian States including Kaduna and known as VAPP law was one protective law stakeholders have clamoured for, for many years.Days after days, months after months and years after years, the yearning for justice with regards […]

Experts Fault NIPOST’s Claim to Stamp Duties Collection, Cite Historical Error

Experts in tax administration and law have censured the claim of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to the administration of Stamp Duties Act, noting that NIPOST’s involvement in stamp duties started as a historical error.Consequently, the experts cited provisions of the Stamp Duties Act, 2004; the Finance Act, […]

Why Major Marketers Shun Nigeria

• FG Should Divest Share In JV To Cleaner Energy — Stakeholders• Renewable Energy Laws Stalled In Nigeria — Olawuyi• Tax Structure, Tariffs, Credit Critical To Investment—Expert Nigeria is currently missing out on the $49 trillion projected renewable energy investment as International Oil Companies (IOCs) and others are […]

Hate Speech: The Presidency Must know its Place

The Federal Government, through the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, announced last Tuesday that the fine for hate speech had been increased from N500,000 to N5 million. According to the minister, the presidency was acting in what he called national interest, and that the decision to […]

The NDDC Legislative Inquiry

The South-South Study Group (3SG) is a think-tank made up of professionals representing the diverse South-South Region. As a result of the revelations from the recent legislative inquiry into the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the 3SG believes it is imperative for it to express […]

FG Hiding Under COVID-19 to Shrink Civil Space, Says CDD

• Groups say we’re back to military era, urge #RevolutionNow campaigners to be lawful• S4C slams Adesina for deriding protesters Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has condemned the arrest of #RevolutionNow protesters in parts of the country, saying it is a clear indication that the Muhammadu Buhari […]

Anambra Government Sacks over 800 Employees of Defunct Water Corporation

The Anambra State government, yesterday, confirmed the sack of no fewer than 800 employees of the state moribund Water Board Corporation.State Commissioner for Public Utilities and Water Resources, Emeka Ezenwanne, who confirmed the development in Awka, said the affected workers were sacked in line with the Anambra State […]

NBA Port Harcourt Branch Congratulates Mr. Olumide Akpata On His Victory At The Poll

On behalf of the NBA Port Harcourt Branch, I congratulate Mr. Olumide Akpata on his election as the 30th President of the Nigerian Bar Association. Mr. Akpata’s victory at the poll is no mean feat having contested with two eminently qualified presidential candidates and very respected Senior Advocates […]