Foreigners stifling small businesses in Nigeria–Dambazau

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahmam Dambazau on Tuesday urged the National Assembly to come up with legislations that will define businesses foreigners living in Nigerian can engage in. The minister made the call when members of the House of Representatives Committee on Interior visited the Ministry in Abuja. Dambazau expressed the ministry’s commitment to addressing… Continue reading Foreigners stifling small businesses in Nigeria–Dambazau

Israel adopts new method of blocking crime

The Israeli parliament has adopted a law aimed at blocking access to websites that incite crime, a Knesset spokesman said on Tuesday. The law allows courts to ban websites that incite violence, support terrorist activities or advocate prostitution or child pornography. It is the first time that Israel has passed a law limiting online content,… Continue reading Israel adopts new method of blocking crime

police deploy 30,000 security personnel for Lagos LG election

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Tuesday announced that 30,000 police personnel and other security agencies would provide security during the July 22 local government election in the state. Owoseni disclosed the figure while briefing newsmen on preparations for the election and other activities of the command. The News Agency… Continue reading police deploy 30,000 security personnel for Lagos LG election

NLC charges Nigeria Leaders to emulate Mandela

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday advised Nigerian leaders to emulate the good leadership exhibited by some of the past African leaders, most especially, the late President Nelson Mandela of South Africa. National Vice-President of NLC, Isa Aremu, gave the advice in Lagos at the 25th Pan-African Theatre Arts Festival (PANAFEST) Anniversary, Colloquium and… Continue reading NLC charges Nigeria Leaders to emulate Mandela

Chinese dissident Liu dies in custody

Liu Xiaobo, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a prominent dissident since the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, has died. He died on Thursday after being denied permission by the Chinese authorities to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer. Liu, 61, was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for “inciting subversion of… Continue reading Chinese dissident Liu dies in custody

INEC stops Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would comply with the order of the Federal High Court, Abuja that temporarily suspended the recall of Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate. Melaye represents the Kogi West Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber. The Commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Prince Adedeji Soyebi, INEC… Continue reading INEC stops Melaye’s recall

Man stages own kidnap in Lagos, asks for N60m

The Police in Lagos on Thursday announced the arrest of a man who allegedly attempted to defraud his brother of N60 million by staging his own kidnap. The spokesman of the Lagos State Police command, ASP Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the arrest to newsmen. According to Famous-Cole, on July 3, one Victor Udoh reported to the… Continue reading Man stages own kidnap in Lagos, asks for N60m