House of Representatives yesterday considered and passed 10 amendments to the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act. Nigerian Pilot recalls that the Senate on April 20, 2016, was forced to suspend the amendments to the CCB, CCT Act due to public outcry. Generating controversy particularly is the amendment to Section 3 of the Act
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Actor Michael Jace was convicted of second-degree murder Tuesday for gunning down his wife in front of their two young children in an affluent neighborhood of Los Angeles. Jurors took three hours to reach the verdict, meaning they accepted April Jaceâ€™s killing was not premeditated, but believed it to be more serious than voluntary manslaughter.
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The National Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party has reopened for business. The secretariat, which was sealed off by armed policement, on May 22 after the leadership tussle in the party worsened was reopened today, with workers returning gradually. Â A statement by the Head of Publicity Division at the partyâ€™s secretariat, Chinwe Nnorom, in
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Real Madrid would be interested in signing Paul Pogba if the Juventus midfielder became available, Florentino Perez has confirmed. Pogba was once again one of Juve’s outstanding players as they won a fifth-straight Serie A title in 2015-16, and he will also be key to France’s Euro 2016 hopes. The 23-year-old has been linked with
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Nigerians have come to embrace technology. This is why you see them using several phones including the latest devices, there Â has been a rapid rise in e-commerce as well as e-payment and you find very few persons that do not have access to the internet especially in the city. Notwithstanding, some people cannot afford some
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English Premier League revelation, Marcus Rashford’s have been named in England’s Euro 2016 squad with Danny Drinkwater and Andros Townsend missing out. England boss Roy Hodgson has opted for five strikers in his 23-man party for the tournament in France after Manchester United’s Rashford, 18, made an immediate impact by scoring on his international debut
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Nigeria’s forex reserves fell to $26.50 billion by May 23, down 2.8 percent from a month ago, central bank data showed. Its dollars reserves stood at $27.26 billion a month ago. They have dropped 10.9 percent from last year when they were at $29.73 billion. A plunge in oil prices has eaten into Nigeria’s foreign
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President Muhammadu Buhari will on Thursday visit the Niger Delta region, rocked by attacks on oil and gas facilities, for the first time since taking office a year ago, an official said on Monday. The visit was announced as the Niger Delta Avengers militant group, which has claimed a string of recent attacks, issued a
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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara has introduced electronic voting system in the conduct of activities of the House. Dogara had last Thursday announced the adoption of the e-voting system, saying it was in compliance with the 8th Assembly legislative agenda. Following this development, forms had been distributed to individual members to
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Â Three policemen, 30 others killed Â Military invasion: Delta community deserted Â Iâ€™m being tempted to return to militancy â€“ Tompolo Initial peace that followed Sundayâ€™s Democracy Day celebration as well as yesterdayâ€™s public holiday was shattered following clashes between pro-Biafra sympathisers and the military across South Eastern and Niger Delta states on the one hand,
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The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is likely to choose Nigeriaâ€™s Mohammed Barkindo, a former head of state oil firm NNPC, as the next secretary-general of the producer group, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been looking for a replacement for
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Angry students in Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State under the aegis of National Association of Ibeno Students, NAIS, have shut the council secretariat over non-payment of their bursary. The action of the angry students disrupted this yearâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Day celebration in the area as all school children and teachers, voluntary organisations, security
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Determined to reduce clashes between herdsmen and host communities in the state, the Delta State governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa yesterday convoked a stakeholders forum where issue bordering on the offensive weapons carried by herdsmen were discussed. Present at the forum, which had as its theme as â€˜Fostering Peaceful Co-existence Between Farmers, Host Communities and Herdsmen
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All Progressives Congress, APC, gubernatorial candidate in Edo state, Engr. Chris Ogienmoyi has boasted that as a brand, his name will attract both local and foreign investors to the state when he becomes governor. Ogiemnoyi, a one time Minister of State for Works in the last administration, disclosed this recently when he came to pick
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As family of aide raises alarm on his health in EFCC custody Former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Olisa Metuh has distanced himself from a petition asking the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to probe former President Goodluck Jonathan. Metuh, who is facing a seven-count charge before the Abuja
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Kano State government has promised to register no fewer than 100, 000 youths to participate in rice production in this yearâ€™s farming season. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje made the promise while addressing a town hall meeting in Kano to celebrate this yearâ€™s Democracy Day. He said that the state government had commenced registration of interested youths
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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has declared that his administration had stabilised the economy of the state through strategic release of funds via payment of salaries and key projects. Governor Wike explained that he started with the renewal of infrastructure in Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor Local Government Areas, because both towns support majority of the
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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has reiterated the need for international experience sharing and capacity building for electoral officials in Africa, adding that such efforts would improve the integrity of elections in the continent. The chairman, who expressed delight that the team from University of South Africa, UNISA, were
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Indication emerged yesterday that the National Judicial Council, NJC, has allegedly placed a Lagos Federal High Court judge under its watch list over alleged orders he granted stopping the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, convention and declaring the PDP South-West zonal congresses null and void. A highly placed judicial source yesterday told Nigerian Pilot that some
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Suspected cattle rustlers have killed Police Inspector and nine members of a vigilante group in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State. The incident occurred at Rugu forest while the security agents were patrolling the forest. Nigerian Pilot learnt that the killing of the Inspector and the vigilante members had thrown fears within the people,
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