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Benue governor rejects invitation to rejoin APC

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has rejected the invitation extended to him by the All Progressive Congress to return to the party, noting that he is fully committed to the ideas of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Court discharges ex-minister of criminal charges in NIS recruitment saga

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, discharged former Minister of Interior, Sen. Abba Moro, of the criminal charges brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment tragedy.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria needs proper planning to overcome development challenges

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said that for the six geo-political zones in the country to surmount developmental and infrastructural challenges, the Federal Government must follow thorough with National Planning to address issues of deficits.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate receives petition over journalist killed during Shiite protest

The petition, which was brought to the floor during the start of plenary by Senator Abba Moro (PDP – Benue South), was referred by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to the Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate to hasten passage of bills rejected by President Buhari

The Senate will fast-track the passage of bills passed in the eight Senate but not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said .

Senate holds valedictory session to honour Senator Uwajumogu

The Senate on Wednesday held a valedictory session to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who until his death represented Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

No new case of strange illness in Benue – commissioner

Benue State Government on Friday said that no new case of strange illness in Oye Obi in Obi Local Government Area of the state.

Senate raises alarm over strange epidemic outbreak in Benue

The Senate has raised alarm over the outbreak of a strange epidemic on January 29, 2020, in Oye-Obi Local Government Area of Benue State.
Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday took his oath of office to represent Kogi West in the Senate.

Senate raises alarm over strange epidemic outbreak in Benue

The Senate has raised alarm over the outbreak of a strange epidemic on January 29, 2020, in Oye-Obi Local Government Area of Benue State.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Insecurity: Senators, Rep members ask President Buhari to fire service chiefs

Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.
Benue National Assembly PDP caucus raises concern over verbal attack on Tor Tiv

Benue National Assembly PDP caucus raises concern over verbal attack on Tor Tiv

Members of the Benue State Caucus of the National Assembly have expressed concern over the crisis generated by the alleged verbal attacks on the person and office of the Chairman, Benue State Council of Chiefs, the Tor Tiv, His Royal Majesty, Professor James Ayatse, by the Minister of Special Duty and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume.

Senator Moro defends position on “anti-social media bill”

Senator Abba Moro, representing Benue South senatorial district on Tuesday clarified his reasons for supporting the Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill on the floor of the senate.
Nigeria’s Senate on Thursday passed the Finance Bill for the third time.

Senate approves 7.5% VAT increase

The Senate passed the 56 amendments on the 2019 Finance Bill but some senators kicked against the increase in VAT during the presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance.
Ibn Na’allah’s point of order was sustained by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Social Media Bill scales second reading in Senate

The piece of legislation, also known as the ‘Social Media Bill’, according to its sponsor, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, proposes a framework and system of regulation, control and conduct, the use of the internet and various social platforms in the transmission of information in Nigeria.

Senators Ekweremadu, Ifeanyi Ubah, Abba Moro, Olubunmi Adetunmbi, others win at Appeal Court

The Enugu Division of the Court of Appeal Tuesday affirmed the election of Senator Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 election for Enugu West Zone.

Senators differ on border closure

Nigeria Senators on Wednesday in Abuja differed over closed borders by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

Governor Ortom: Benue is deeply divided

Gov. Samuel Ortom has called on indigenes of Benue at home and in the Diaspora to unite against the security and economic challenges bedeviling the state.
Abba Moro

Benue senator decries impact of poverty on Nigeria’s politics

Senator Abba Moro says the country’s political system works in a “very anti-development way’’, citing poverty as one of the culprits.

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Some hoodlums, mostly youths, on Saturday besieged Magboro Communities in Ogun in search of warehouses that might be storing COVID-19 palliatives.

EEDC: Unsafe environment disrupts electricity supply

The Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC) says the current disruption in its operations across its network is caused by the unsafe environment occasioned by the #EndSARS protests.
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#EndSARS: Plateau governor reinstates 24-hour curfew

Following the looting of the warehouse containing relief materials, the Plateau State governor, Simon Lalong, has declared a 24-hour curfew in the state.
Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.

Minister: No ‘hoarded’ palliatives in FCT

Minister of State in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has assured residents of the territory that there are no hoarded palliatives in the various warehouses across the territory.