’s State Security Service said Wednesday that it broke up what it characterized as a terrorist group, backed by “Iranian handlers,” that wanted to gather intelligence about locations frequented by Americans and Israelis. The service said it arrested three suspects, but one remained at large. A spokeswoman, Marilyn Ogar, who was reading from a statement, identified the head of the group as Abdullahi Mustaphah Berende, a leader of a local Shiite sect. “He personally took photographs of the Israeli culture center in Ikoyi, Lagos,” she said. The group also conducted surveillance on USAID and the United States Peace Corps, she said. Ms. Ogar did not take questions.
The Federal Government has dragged the National Assembly to the Supreme Court over the recent constitution amendment saga. The FG filed the case on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, and is seeking for an order nullifying all the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution. The government, through an originating summons prayed the court to declare the […]
A former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), yesterday advocated an amendment of the 1999 Constitution to remove the 180 days requirement stipulated for the resolution of election petition disputes. Osinbajo made the suggestion at the seventh annual Chief Alao Aka-Bashorun lecture organised by the Ikeja branch of […]
There is a sense in which people like Captain Dan Omale, a self-appointed gadfly of Nigerian Aviation do not give up, even when it is apparent they are on a wrong trajectory. Sadly, if only Omale had applied such doggedness to his business, he would have been more successful. Omale recently wrote a barrage of […]