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Zamfara govt lauds Senate over state of emergency rejection

Zamfara State government has lauded the decision of the Senate for the outright rejection of the Senator Kabiru Marafa’s call for the declaration of state of emergency.

Governors Fayose, Yari clash in Aso Rock over $1bn Boko Haram fund

Opposition by some governors to the $1 billion proposed spending on the war against insurgency may cause a rift in the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

1999 Constitution: Governors, state assemblies to hold public hearing

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum and the Speakers of the State Houses of Assembly have resolved to hold public hearing on ongoing efforts to amend certain sections of the 1999 constitution.

Governor Yari, Senator Marafa clash over President Buhari’s REC nominee

Governor of Zamfara State, Abdul-Aziz Yari; and lawmaker representing Zamfara Central Senatorial District, Senator Kabiru Marafa, are in a battle over the eligibility of President Muhammadu Buhari’s nominee for Zamfara, Ahmad Bello Mahmud, as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

17 APC governors move to oust John Odigie-Oyegun as national chairman

Crisis has broken out in the All Progressives Congress (APC), with about 17 governors plotting to dump the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.


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China waives income tax for foreign investors trading yuan crude futures

China will waive income tax for three years for foreign investors trading the country’s new crude futures contract, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday.

Recep Erdogan vows to extend Turkey’s operation to Syria’s northeast

Turkey has vowed to expand its operation in Syria's Afrin region to other Kurdish-held areas further east, prompting fears for a possible confrontation with US troops stationed in the area.

Israel, US slam Abbas for calling American ambassador ‘son of a dog’

U.S. and Israeli officials lambasted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday after the premier called the American ambassador to Israel a “son of a dog” and a “settler” in a fiery speech the day before.

Kogi doctors suspend 72-day-old strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi chapter, has suspended its 72-day old strike to enable further negotiations with the state government.

NBA vows to continue protest over Lagos land use charge

The Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, has vowed to continue its protest against the increase in the Land Use Charge introduced by the Lagos State government.

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Senator Alasoadura: PIGB to be presented for President Buhari’s assent by March 30

Senator Omotayo Alasoadura, chairman, senate committee on upstream, says the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) will be harmonised and presented for presidential assent by March 30.

Court discharges, acquits 43-year-old driver over alleged culpable homicide

An FCT High Court sitting in Apo on Wednesday discharged and acquitted a 43-year-old driver, Joshua Lawal, charged with culpable homicide.

President Buhari arrives in Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday arrived in Maiduguri as part of the nationwide visit to trouble areas in the country.

Kremlin: Britain’s claim Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning ‘unforgiveable’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".

Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army group ‘capture’ Afrin city

Turkish forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) opposition group have captured the city centre of Afrin in Syria, which was previously controlled by Kurdish fighters, Turkish military forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.