AARON AMEH, Abuja
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has called for massive enlightenment and voter education support from stakeholders in its pursuit of violence-free elections in 2015.
Chairman of the Commission, Prof. AttahiruJega, made the call at the Electoral Institute’s 9th public lecture entitled: “Youth and Electoral Violence in Africa”, held at the Electoral Institute’s Auditorium, Abuja.
AARON AMEH, Abuja
THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in furtherance of its objective of delivering free, fair and credible elections in 2015, is set to engage past officers in electoral duties in a bid to tap from their wealth of experience.
Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University, (LASU), Professor John 0ladapo Obafunwa, has made call of appeal to stakeholders and well-wishers of the institution to rally financial support to further enhance the ongoing, all-round development in the system.
He made the passionate plea at the university’s new auditorium while presenting the scorecard of his administration’s 1095 days in office recently.
The Kebbi State High Court 6, sitting in Birnin Kebbi, yesterday ordered the immediate reinstatement of Alhaji Mustapha Haruna Jokolo as 19th Emir of Gwandu.
Jokolo was dethroned as the Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State in June 2005.
In his ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Abbas Ahman said the deposition of the 19th Emir of Gwandu was contrary to law and that due process was not followed.
The Director-General, Bureau, Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said that the country required about N18.9 trillion for the development of three critical sectors of the nation’s economy.
This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Chigbo Anichebe, the Bureau’s Head of Public Communications, in Abuja on Thursday.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has unveiled an Inter-Faith Anti-Corruption Preaching/Teaching Manual as part of its efforts to combat corruption in the country.
The Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Lamorde, who spoke at the book unveiling event, on Tuesday, at the main auditorium of the National Centre for Women Development, Abuja, according to a statement by the spokesman of the anti-corruption agency, Wilson Uwujaren,
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Atilade, yesterday said the state had released over 700 prison inmates in various prisons across the state in the past two years.
Atilade made the disclosure in Lagos at an event organised by the United Nations (UN) Information Centre (UNIC), Nigerian Prisons Service and Lagos State Judiciary to mark this year’s International Human Rights Day.
The theme of this year’s event is: “Human Rights 365.” It highlighted the idea and need for everyone to see every day as human rights day.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) yesterday denied reports that a fire outbreak had gutted its headquarters’ building in Abuja.
The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Mr. Chukwuemeka Obua, made the denial in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
A businessman, Efiong Ekwere, was yesterday charged before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly obtaining the sum of N15 million under the pretext of supplying one million barrels of crude oil.
Ekwere, 40, who resides at No. 6, Okonga Road, Ada George, Port Harcourt, is standing trial on a four-count charge of obtaining by false pretences, conspiracy, issuance of a dishonoured cheque and stealing.
An Ado-Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court, yesterday remanded two men, Otiatigbore Sylvester,20, and Johnson Esharef, 25, in prison for alleged manslaughter.
The prosecutor, Sergeant Olasunkanmi Bamikole, told the court that the accused persons committed the offence on December 4, at Owa Isun St., Ilawe-Ekiti.