The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, has vowed to sanction officers and men of the force for unprofessional conduct, most especially now that the 2015 elections are drawing nearer.
Abba gave the warning on Wednesday in Abuja while presenting the “Inspector-General of Police Award’’ to four junior officers for their exceptional performance, with one receiving it posthumously.
ANDREW OROLUA, Abuja
A Federal High Court in Abuja Wednesday held that the National Assembly has the power to investigate the alleged N10 billion spent on the maintenance of private aircraft by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
The court, however said that the procedure adopted by the House of Representatives on March 20, 2014 in probing Alison-Madueke’s alleged involvement in the aircraft deal was faulty. It therefore, set aside the letters of invitation and summons issued on Diezani Alison-Madueke to appear before the House’s Committee.
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
Senate yesterday rejected proposal to include of Anambra state into oil producing states as bill was stepped down in the Senate.
Senator had presented a bill for an Act to amend the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Act 2011 to include Anambra State.
MUSA BABA AHMED, Abuja
The House of Representatives yesterday passed a resolution urging the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) to stop the ongoing implementation of increased electricity tariff across the country.
MUSA BABA AHMED, Abuja
Members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the House of Representatives yesterday failed in their attempt to compel President Jonathan to personally present the 2015 budget estimate before a joint session of the National Assembly instead of the Finance Minister whom the President has delegated to do so, on his behalf.
NWEKE CHUKWUNONSO, Abuja
Do to her personal struggles and effort towards development of oil industry and barely three weeks after her election as first female.
President of Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, has been appointed as the President of the Ministerial Meeting of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the first woman to be so appointed by the body.
Nobel peace laureate MalalaYousafzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012, said she was “heartbroken” by “the senseless and cold blooded” killing of scores of children by Taliban militants Tuesday in Pakistan.
JACOB OGODO, Abakaliki
•House Leader brutalised
FACTIONAL crisis rocking Ebonyi State House of Assembly turned bloody yesterday when thugs said to be loyal to one of the faction led by the Speaker, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku attacked loyalists of Deputy Speaker, Hon. Blaise Orji inside the premises of the Assembly along Nkaliki road Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
The crisis started when members loyal to Orji were locked out of the sitting of the House by the Nwazunku faction when the Assembly reconvened from its recess.
President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday strongly canvassed greater cooperation among leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
He said such unity would enable the sub-region deal decisively with the security challenges including Boko Haram and other issues confronting the community.
Motorists in Abuja on Monday decried the three-day warning strike embarked upon by the major oil workers in some parts of the country.
They told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the strike would affect Nigerians now that the Christmas was at the corner.