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Oil bunkering: Wike tells Nigerian Navy what to do thieves

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has urged the Nigerian Navy to ensure that those who sabotage the government’s effort to eliminate bunkering are brought to justice. The governor made the appeal when participants of the Naval Warfare College Course Four paid him a courtesy visit on Monday at Government House in Port Harcourt. Wike said that bunkering, which affects the socio-economic development of the country negatively, should not be allowed to thrive. The governor noted that his administration had given the necessary support to security agencies, particularly the Nigerian Navy, by providing six gunboats to secure the waterways. He said: “We’re also procuring more gunboats for the Navy to fight pipeline vandalism and oil bunkering in the State. “The issue of security shouldn’t be

Amaechi gives update on Port Harcourt-Maiduguri rail

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has disclosed that upon completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway project by December, the Federal Government would immediately commence construction of the Eastern rail line which connects Port Harcourt–Bonny to Maiduguri. The Minister stated this in Ibadan, shortly after inspecting the level of work on all the stations across the Lagos-Ibadan railway project. Amaechi said the planned commencement is subject to approval by the Federal Executive Council, while listing other projects in line for commencement to include the Kano/Maradi line and the Ibadan to Kano section of the Lagos to Kano rail line. “We have sent to the cabinet the request for approval of two railway contracts, Port Harcourt – Bonny to Maiduguri. If that is awarded, that will

Former Chief of Army Staff Warns Buhari, Tells Him What He Must do To Solve Nigerian Matters

The former Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade, expressed his bitterness concerning what is going on under Buhari's administration. He said, if things continue this way, there would probably be no place to call Nigeria again, Nigerians won't have a dwelling place instead they will just be wondering about. Akinrinade said the matter bothers him so much, because Buhari is the person he thought he knew very well. In Oshogbo, a ceremony was held for the Chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, who visited the Osun State on Monday night. Akinrinade who was part of the event said he used the time to send a message to President Muhammadu Buhari, so he could know what is really

El-Rufai signs bill for castration of child rapists

Kaduna Governor Nasir el-Rufai has signed into law the Penal Code 2020, which recommends castration of child rapists. A statement on the official Twitter handle of el-Rufai @GovKaduna, declared any male found to have raped a child will henceforth be castrated while female convicts will undergo “bilateral salpingectomy.” It reads: “Malam Nasir @elrufai has signed the Kaduna State Penal Code (Amendment) Law 2020 which provides stiff penalties upon conviction for the rape of a child, including surgical castration for male convicts and bilateral salpingectomy for female convicts.”

Body of Benchers appoints AGF Malami “Life Bencher” amidst RPC Unilateral Amendment backlash

Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami SAN was yesterday appointed “Life Bencher” by the Body of Benchers, according to a report. This is coming on the heels of a petition by some lawyers calling for Malami to be stripped of the rank of “Senior Advocate of Nigeria” over his alleged unilateral amendment of the 2007 Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners. Recall that the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Olumide Akpata in a statement on Sunday directed lawyers to disregard the new Rules, insisting that they were made without authority. Malami had come under fire from several Bar Leaders for allegedly usurping the powers of the General Council of the Bar to issue a gazette amending the Rules. But