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Senate Passes Bill Compelling Government to Buy Made-in-Nigeria Products

The Nigerian Senate took a great step in stabilizing the country's economy and protecting its locally made goods as it passed into law the Public Procurement Act 20‎07 (amendment) bill 2016. The law makes it mandatory for government agencies to purchase and patronize made-in-Nigeria goods. The law will not only promote locally made products, it will also help stabilize the economy.The Senate President while considering a report on the bill said that the latest move by the hollow chamber is a good move in the right direction as it will help "in stimulating our economy, [as] we all have a role to play to ensure that the executive complies especially in the area of giving first priority to locally-produced goods.
"This has helped many countries to develop when they had issues of downturn in their economy. I believe that having over N3trn available to stimulate local production going on now. "One of the things that we have done today is also trying to shorten the proc…
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Sexual Assault: Catwoman defends herself against Batman

I decided to do this quick recount before it becomes over taking by event…ehm, before I forget to do so. No time to read over for errors. I'm serving it fresh and hot. On this fateful day, I had decided to join the coaster bus ride home, for two reasons, it’s got better seats and arrangement than the popular yellow buses (LT and Paragon), it would also arrive faster at my destination, albeit its more expensive than the yellow buses. I sat down, I can’t say in peace though, you can hardly be on the street of Lagos and expect that tranquility of Beverly Hills, as commuters strolled into the bus indecisively. It took a while before the bus got filled and ready to go. A young lady, had been in the bus for as long as I had been, some few seats behind me, surrounded by male commuters, she was the only female within 3 rows. The journey started slowly, because at this time of the day in Lagos everything goes slowly. The journey started uneventful, besides the occasional ranting of passeng…

Should change begin with me?

Today, I am sitting down in the famous LT bus of Lagos, famous but hardly comfortable endowed with its usual ill-mannered bus conductors...will the transport system ever become better, will customers ever become king in the transportation industry? Will anything ever change in this country? Every Nigeria is looking forward to that Greenland TY Bello sang about and more especially with the emergence of the Buhari 's administration, how much of that change have we got? TY Bello 's new song "Land of Promise" shows that the Land is not yet green. One reason in my opinion why the land is not green is because we refuse to tend to the pasture, we are simply a people dependent on miracles, so our plaxe of worships are full. We claim to believe, but we have no faith because there is no work to our believe. Our predicaments are not a product of bad leadership, but predicated by the corrupt society that produces them. We are people of different tongues but that should not be a …

Filing fees hike: Protesting lawyers lock out Chief Judge

Members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Osogbo branch, on Thursday locked out the Chief Judge of Osun State, Mrs. Adepele Ojo, during their protest against the hike in filing fees in courts across the state.
The lawyers said the state government unilaterally increased the fee for writ of summons from N4,000 to N40,000, while a divorce petition fee was upped  from N3,000 to N25,000. Oath was reportedly increased from N200 to N1,000. Based on the increment, the lawyers started picketing courts across the state since Monday and the CJ, while coming to the state High Court, Osogbo, on Thursday, met the main gate locked. The lawyers, who were monitoring the gate, refused to allow the CJ’s vehicle into the court premises despite pleas from some judicial officers around. The Chief Registrar, Mr. Lawrence Arojo, appealed to the lawyers, but they remained adamant. He said they ought to have explored every mechanism of addressing such issues before resorting to closure of the court’s gates. O…

Senate says NO to Magu’s appointment as EFCC Chairman

The Senate has rejected Ibrahim Magu’s nomination as Chairman of the EFCC.The Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, who addressed journalists after a closed-door session on Thursday, said the rejection was based on “security report.”He said the rejection would be communicated to President Muhammadu Buhari to take further action.

Couple to die by hanging for murder!

An Osun State High Court sitting in Ile Ife has sentenced a couple, Fatai Jimoh and his wife, Lateefat, to death by hanging for armed robbery and murder of one Mrs. Bukola Taiwo of Ikeketu, Ile Ife.Justice Adedotun Onibokun, while delivering the judgment on Wednesday found the husband and wife guilty of the charges preferred against them.The prosecutor had told the court during the trial that Fatai strangulated the victim, while his wife smashed Taiwo’s head with a sledge hammer after which the couple removed the victim’s purse and stole N48,780.00.The Principal State Counsel, Mr. Faremi Moses, brought four witnesses to court and presented a sledge hammer which the couple used in murdering the victim and other exhibits before the court to prove the case.There was weeping and wailing inside the court as the judge delivered the verdict and policemen present had to order two aged men who were weeping out of the court room.

Court orders marriage of pregnant 13-year-old to her rapist

A Tunisian court has approved the marriage of a 13-year-old girl to a relative who made her pregnant, an official said Tuesday.The judgement triggered anger from non-governmental organisations which said the girl had been raped.The girl, from the northwestern region of Kef, had a sexual relationship with the brother of her brother-in-law.She was 13 years and 11 months old and “was not raped”, said Chokri Mejri, the court official.“We interviewed the girl and after verifying all the details, we considered her fit for marriage. As proof, she is pregnant,” he said.Under Tunisian law, sex with a girl under 15 without the use of force is punishable by six years in prison, but the culprit can halt proceedings by marrying the victim.“The two families demanded marriage to avoid a scandal,” Mejri said.The court gave its green light on December 1 and the marriage agreement was signed on December 5, he said.A wedding party had been planned for Sunday but was cancelled after the government’s chil…