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The military involvements in politics for twenty-nine years out of Nigeria’s fifty-seven years of independence has drawn back and miniaturized the sense of democracy and good governance among Nigerian political leaders so much that political discussions are no longer issue-based or interesting.
The visiting unionists sought the support of the House for autonomy of the local government councils in the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly.
Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has charged lawyers in the country to raise their voices in support of the demand for devolution of power to states and fiscal federalism, particularly the review of the current revenue sharing formula.
Chairman of NULGE in the state, Comrade Olatunji Ayuba, stated this on Monday, while presenting the position of NULGE in the ongoing amendment process to the State House of Assembly at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
A group of Yoruba elders on Sunday blamed the socio-economic woes of the country on the 1966 military intervention, particularly the introduction of the unitary constitution in place of the 1963 Constitution.
American rapper Meek Mill has been released from prison after being incarcerated for violating his probation.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday described North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “very open” and “very honourable,” saying Pyongyang was keen on a meeting “very soon.”
No fewer than 408 students of the University of Ibadan have been asked to withdraw from the Premier University for failure to meet the minimum academic requirements to stay in the University.
Midfielder Mikel Obi says the Super Eagles will be at their best for the prestige international friendly match against England at Wembley Stadium in London on June 2.
The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says those who do not have national identity card number will no longer be eligible for international passport.
Roma warmed up for next week’s Champions League clash with Liverpool by easing past SPAL 3-0 on Saturday to keep their push for elite European football next season on track.
Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde says his team can remove some of the sting from their Champions League exit by winning their fourth straight Copa del Rey on Saturday.
A commercial driver, Sunday Elo, 42, who allegedly raped a 13-year-old girl, was on Thursday remanded in kirikiri Prisons, Lagos, by an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
Ibom Specialist hospital has recorded a major breakthrough in health care delivery with a successful neurosurgery carried out in the hospital.
The International Monetary Fund says Nigeria, the sub-Saharan Africa’s most-populous nation and top crude producer, will grow by 2.1 per cent this year, matching the lender’s estimate released in January.