NASS will be meticulous on PIB, says Lawan  …as Senate adjourns till Nov 24

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly will carry out meticulous work on the Petroleum Industry Bill presently before both chambers. Lawan stated this in his remarks after a bill for an Act to Provide Legal, Governance, Regulatory And Fiscal Framework for the Petroleum Industry, the Development of Host Communities passed second reading on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday. The Senate President while describing the PIB as one of the legacies to be left behind by the Ninth National Assembly, assured that the…

Buhari sends NERC Nominees,others to Senate for confirmation …seeks passage of revised 2020 budget for FCT

The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Engr. Sanusi Garba as Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). Also to be confirmed are: Dr. Musiliu Olalekan Oseni as Vice Chairman; and Aisha Mahmud as Commissioner. The request was contained in a letter dated 15th October, 2020, and read on the floor during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. According to the President, the request was made pursuant to Sections 34 and 40(1) of the Electricity Power Sector Reform Act.…

#EndSARS: Senate tells President Buhari to address Nigerians

The Senate has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to as a matter of urgency, address Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest which has spread across parts of the country. While calling on all tiers of government to put in place and sustain policies and programmes of socio-economic reforms that raise the standard and quality of life of Nigerians, the upper chamber urged the Federal Government to faithfully implement all the five demands of the #EndSARS movement and protesters with necessary timelines to rekindle confidence in government. Accordingly, it also appealed to…

#EndSARS: IGP orders nationwide deployment of Anti-riot police officers      ….  charges operatives to protect lives, defend critical infrastructure 

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu has ordered immediate nationwide deployment of anti-riot police unit – the Police Mobile Force (PMF) – to protect lives and property of all Nigerians and secure critical national infrastructure across the country. The IGP has also ordered massive deployment of Police operatives to strengthen security around Correctional facilities nationwide.   The orders were coming on the heels of increasing attacks including acts of arson and malicious damage to public and private facilities as recorded in some States of the Federation including the Federal…

FG mulls extension of registration payroll support, to pay 400,000 beneficiaries month end

The Federal Government says it may consider the plea by some states for the extension of the registration time for the payroll support system to enable some states to meet their quota.   This is as the government plans to pay over 400,000 staff of already shortlisted businesses by the end of October. The Special Assistant to the President on Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Mr Tola Johnson, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday. He said that since the closure of the…

AbdulRazaq appoints 10-person Judicial Panel on #EndSARS protest

Kwara State Governor,AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday named a 10-person judicial panel of investigation to look into the complaints of police brutality, human rights abuses and extra judicial killings by the #EndSARS protesters. The development followed a recommendation of the National Economic Council for each state to constitute a panel to receive and investigate complaints from the #EndSARS coalition, make recommendations to prosecute erring persons, and recommend compensations for victims or their families, among other things. The chairman of the panel is retired Justice Tunde Garba, according to a statement by…

Oyo Police gets new Deputy Public Relations Officer

Oyo state police command has appointed ASP Oduniyi Omotayo as the new Deputy Police Public Relations Officer. ASP Omotayo who hail from Oke-Igbo in Ondo State was enlisted into Nigeria Police Force on 24th December, 2013. He is a member of the Regular course one at the prestigious Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State where he bagged B.Sc Computer Science. Omotayo was commissioned and passed out on the 22nd of December, 2018. He was transferred to Oyo State Command on 18th of January, 2019 where he started his Police career…

Make us proud,Ogundoyin tasks Oyo indigenes at Nigerian Law School

The Speaker ,Oyo State House of Assembly, Hon Adebo Ogundoyin has advised Oyo State indigenes at the Nigerian Law School to make the state proud by distinguishing  themselves academically and morally. The Speaker gave the charge when members of Forum of Oyo State Indigenes in the Nigerian Law School, 2020/2023 session paid him a courtesy call in his office. Ogundoyin told the students to reciprocate the good gesture of Governor Seyi Makinde who recently approved five hundred thousand naira bursary for each of the two hundred and thirty-three Oyo State…

Between Gov. Seyi Makinde and the rest of them By Wole Arisekola

Whenever it’s time to make use of the brain, Gov. Makinde is always ahead of the others. After the clash between the Police and EndSARS protesters, he withdrew the police and asked the military and other security agents to guard the protesters. He knew quite well that it was dangerous to leave those young innocent guys all alone. He knew that politicians will sponsor thugs to infiltrate their camps and cause havoc if they were not protected. Through his wisdom, we are enjoying peace in Ibadan and Oyo state. Many…

#EndSARS Protests:The Remedy For National Maladies Is More, Not Less, Democracy By Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu

For the past twelve days, our country has witnessed massive protests by youths in different cities, which were ignited by widespread disenchantment with the gross human rights abuses including torture, extortion, harassment, intimidation and even extra-judicial killings of Nigerians by members of the disbanded Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). The demands for fundamental police reforms by the protesting youths are in pursuit of our aspiration in our national anthem “to build a nation where peace and justice shall reign”. Justice as one of our greatest writers has memorably noted is “the…