Enugu Assembly Backs Autonomy Of Local Councils

Enugu Assembly Backs Autonomy Of Local Councils
 

SAN FRANCISCO, September 06 (THEWILL) – Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Edward Ubosi, on Wednesday pledged support to the agitation for the autonomy of local government administration in the country, just as the state legislature is fighting for its independence. He stated this in En...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

Dogara Backs OGFZA Bill

Dogara Backs OGFZA Bill
 

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has thrown his weight behind efforts by the National Assembly (NASS) to amend the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) Act of 1996. In his opening remarks on Thursday in Abuja to the public hearing on the bill to amend the OGFZA law, or...

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 8, 2017

Pacquiao Backs Call for Review of Horn Decision

Pacquiao Backs Call for Review of Horn Decision
 

Manny Pacquiao has backed a call asking the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) to review the controversial points decision that saw Australia’s Jeff Horn capture the Filipino great’s welterweight world title in Brisbane on Sunday. Manny Pacquiao (L) of the Philippines fight Jeff Horn (R) of Austral...

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 5, 2017

IBB Backs State Police, More Power for States

IBB Backs State Police, More Power for States
 

Ex-military leader: secession, hate speeches bad for our country Former military president Gen. Ibrahim Babangida (retd.) yesterday joined the league of Nigerians calling for the restructuring of the polity to give states more power. Many groups, including governors elected on the platform of the ru...

Posted on Jun 27, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 27, 2017

Anglican Synod Backs Ambode for New Term

Anglican Synod Backs Ambode for New Term
 

From the pulpit has come a second term endorsement for Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos and Dean Emeritua, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev. Ephraim Ademowo said the church was proud of the governor and his achievements. It was at the opening of the...

Posted on May 10, 2017 - Last updated on May 10, 2017

Presidency Backs ACF’s Security Summit

Presidency Backs ACF’s Security Summit
 

By Lawrence Olaoye The Presidency has thrown its weight behind the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF)’s proposed security summit. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave his blessing on Tuesday when the forum led by the former Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Coomasie, paid a visit on him. Accordi...

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 - Last updated on Apr 20, 2017

Soyinka Asks Buhari to Reveal Health Status, Backs IPOB, Others

Soyinka Asks Buhari to Reveal Health Status, Backs IPOB, Others
 

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called on Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, 74, to reveal the condition of his health after spending nearly two months in Britain on medical leave. Soyinka, who spoke in an interview with AFP at Paris Book Fair weekend, also said indigenous people had a rig...

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 - Last updated on Mar 27, 2017

UPU Backs Ibori’s Appeal Against Conviction in UK

UPU Backs Ibori’s Appeal Against Conviction in UK
 

By Fredrick Okopie President General of Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Chief Joe Omene, and the Publicity Secretary, Chief Duncan Eghweree, have said the union will support the former governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori, in his appeal at the British Court of Appeal against his 2012 conviction. T...

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 - Last updated on Mar 24, 2017

Trump Backs Under-Fire Attorney General

Trump Backs Under-Fire Attorney General
 

United States President, Donald Trump, has defended Attorney General Jeff Sessions as “an honest man” amid calls for him to quit. The Democrats said Mr. Sessions “lied on oath” at his confirmation hearing about contacts with the Russian ambassador. Mr. Trump said Mr. Sessions “could have s...

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 - Last updated on Mar 3, 2017

Islamic Group Backs Emir Sanusi on Regulating Marriage to Second Wife

Islamic Group Backs Emir Sanusi on Regulating Marriage to Second Wife
 

The Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC, has supported call by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, for a law to regulate marriage to second wives. The emir was reported to have said on Monday that the Kano State Government was preparing a law to make it mandatory for men seeking to marry second wives to...

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 22, 2017

CAF Presidency: Nigeria Backs Hayatou’s Challenger

CAF Presidency: Nigeria Backs Hayatou’s Challenger
 

Nigeria’s Football Federation is backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou. Mr. Hayatou is standing for an eighth successive term of office, but faces opposition from Ahmad Ahmad, the head of Madagascar’s FA. Amaju Pinnick, president...

Posted on Feb 22, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 22, 2017

Ban on ‘Danfo’: Lagos Allays Fear of Job Loss as NURTW Backs Move

Ban on ‘Danfo’: Lagos Allays Fear of Job Loss as NURTW Backs Move
 

Lagos State Government has allayed the fear of job lost in the state’s transport sector as it moves to stop operations of yellow commercial buses popularly known as ‘danfo’ in order to ensure a more efficient transport system In a session with journalists, Lagos State Commissioner for Informa...

Posted on Feb 15, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 15, 2017

Tuface Backs Off, Cancels Anti-Govt Protest

Tuface Backs Off, Cancels Anti-Govt Protest
 

Popular artiste, Innocent Idibia, better known as Tuface, has canceled the much-publicised February 6 anti-government protest, citing “security challenges”. In an Instagram post and a short video via his official handle @official2baba late Saturday, Tuface announced the cancellation of the prote...

Posted on Feb 5, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 5, 2017

Obama Backs Protests Against Trump’s Refugee Order

Obama Backs Protests Against Trump’s Refugee Order
 

Breaking his silence only 10 days after he left office, former President Barack Obama has backed nationwide protests against President Donald Trump’s Refugee Order on Monday. In a strongly worded statement issued through a spokesman, Kevin Lewis, and reported by networks, Mr. Obama said he was “...

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 - Last updated on Feb 1, 2017

Trump Defends Travel Ban as Obama Backs Protests

Trump Defends Travel Ban as Obama Backs Protests
 

Business giants kick 1.3m sign petition in UK against president Former United States President Barack Obama yesterday gave his backing to the global protests against the travel ban by President Donald Trump. Citizens of seven mainly-Muslim countries have been banned from entering the United States f...

Posted on Jan 31, 2017 - Last updated on Jan 31, 2017

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