By Dr. Muiz Banire In the recent past and up till about a week ago, I have been intervening in matters relating to the financial autonomy of the judiciary. Thus, I am an unrepentant supporter and advocate of financial autonomy for the judiciary for several reasons that I shall highlight in the course of this discussion. However, before embarking on ...
Lawyers and other court users are not the only ones bearing the brunt of the ongoing nationwide strike of judiciary workers; others who are not readily thought of are also groaning. The strike is putting pressure on the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola over the safety of 47,000 inmates whose trial has been stalled and Nigerians are expecting him to ...
NPA seals three illThe Nigerian Ports Authority has sealed three illegal jetties in its bid to clamp down on unseaworthy barges following increasing reports of abuse of process in the operation of barges and private jetties. A statement issued by the authority on Monday said that the decision followed the establishment of an inter-agency committee comprising of representatives of the ...
Many eyewitnesses are disputing the emergency services’ casualty figure. According to them, many more died or were injured.Officially nine people died and about 54 vehicles burnt yesterday during a tanker fire outbreak on Otedola Bridge, a Lagos suburb on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. some motorists, who made a U-turn and attempted to flee the scene of the incident, crashed into other vehicles. ...
Being a customer of the numerous banks in Nigeria comes with different perks and challenges, as the sector itself is bedeviled with the infrastructural lapses inherent in Nigeria. However, of all the commercial banks, Zenith Bank has proven to be the pacesetter not only in terms of innovation and infrastructural capabilities, but remained shoulder high above them all since it ...
Onome Jackson,Delta state. The idea of Corporate Social Responsibility must have been born from the need to impact directly on the general populace, organisational affiliation regardless, but one might not have to look too hard through many Nigerian organisations to see that what they have is a mirage – it can’t be felt, it can’t be held and when you ...
The first female Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN), Mrs Ibukun Awosika is as inspirational as they come. Mrs Awosika started her own furniture manufacturing company, Quebees Ltd, (now known as the The Chair Centre Ltd) at the age of 25. She sits on several boards and is a former President of Women in Management and Business (WIMBIZ). Mrs ...
Diamond Bank Plc has fired 200 members of its workforce as the economic challenges affecting the country continue to batter the financial services industry. This is coming two months after the bank announced that its profit before tax for the first quarter of this year fell to N6.04bn from the N7.94bn it recorded in the first quarter of 2015. The ...
Fresh tomato consumers are gradually switching to pastes on account of a ravaging disease known as ‘Tuta Absoluta’, which has forced prices of tomatoes to increase by 135 percent. A big basket of tomato, which went for N17, 000 a month ago is now sold for N40, 000. The increase in price has forced consumers…to search for alternatives The prices ...
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has denied rumors concerning the right to arrest traffic offenders. “For the avoidance of doubt, there are reported Court of Appeal decisions to the effect that the FRSC has powers to arrest, issue notice of offence to suspected violators; and impound vehicles used to commit traffic offences. There is no recent judgment of the ...