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General Buratai: Why we’re holding military operations nationwide

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Thursday said that the ‘Operation Positive Identification’ (OPI) would not hinder the day-to-day activities of Nigerians.
National Assembly

National Assembly pledges better funding for Nigerian Army

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Sen. Ali Ndume and the House of Representatives counterpart, Mr Abdulrazak Namdas, have promised to ensure adequate funding for the Nigerian Army in the 2020 budget.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Tribunal dismisses suit challenging Senator Elisha Abbo’s election

The Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Yola on Thursday dismissed the suit challenging the emergence of Elisha Cliff Abbo as the senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Crisis: Senate threatens to takeover Edo Assembly

The Senate has given Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State an ultimatum of one week to issue a fresh proclamation for what it termed, the proper inauguration of the 7th Edo State House of Assembly.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila names chairmen of 109 standing committees

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday announced the chairmen of the 109 standing committees.

Edo Assembly crisis: Groups accuse House of Reps committee of bias

Barely 48 hours after the House of Representatives Committee set up to investigate the crisis that trailed the controversial inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly, two All Progressives Congress groups, the Etsako Solidarity Front, ESF and the Owan Renaissance, have raised alarm over neutrality of the committee as they alleged that the committee’s trip to Benin City last Friday was sponsored by an individual.

Speakers’ conference lauds Nass intervention in Edo, Bauchi assembly crises

The Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, has commended the National Assembly (NASS) for its intervention to resolve the crises rocking Edo and Bauchi State Houses of Assembly.

Oba of Benin: I tried to resolve Edo Assembly crisis but it keeps escalating

The Oba of Benin, Ewuare II, yesterday, told the House of Representatives ad-hoc committee members assigned to investigate the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly that he has tried to wade into the crisis but it keeps escalating.

Edo Assembly crisis: Nobody can teleguide us – Reps committee

The House of Representatives ad-hoc committee set up to investigate the inauguration crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly, yesterday, debunked insinuation that it was being teleguided by some persons.
Governor Godwin Obaseki of Delta State has restated his commitment to serve Edo people, insisting that the time for sharing public funds to a few greedy politicians in Edo was over.

Godwin Obaseki: Adams Oshiomhole taught us to fight godfathers, serve people with resources

Edo State governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has vowed that there would be no going back on the crusade against godfathers in the state.

Edo Assembly crisis: We’ve no choice but reconcile – Philip Shaibu

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr. Philip Shaibu, on Friday said the State have no choice but resolve the political impasse in the State, occasioned by the crisis rocking the State House of Assembly.

Edo assembly crisis kept escalating fast – Benin monarch

The Benin Monarch, Oba Ewuare II, on Friday said every attempt he made to intervene in the imparse between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, came to naught, as the situation kept escalating fast.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Kaduna APC Reps members-elect reaffirm support for Femi Gbajabiamila

Kaduna State members-elect of the House of Representatives on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday reaffirmed their support for Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos) for the office of Speaker of the 9th Assembly.

South East Development Commission Bill passes second reading at House of Representatives

A bill for an Act to establish the South East Development Commission to serve as catalyst for the development of commercial potentials of the South-East has passed second reading at the House of Representatives.
Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

House of Reps Speakership: Women group drums support for Nkeiruka Onyejeocha

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) has urged members-elect to support the candidacy of Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (APC-Abia) for the office of Speaker in the 9th House of Representatives.

Abdulrazak Namdas declares for 9th House of Reps speakership

Abdulrazak Namdas, Chairman of the House Committee on Media and Public Affairs, on Tuesday, declared his intention to contest for the prestigious position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the 9th Assembly.
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Presidency, APC yet to decide on National Assembly leadership positions

The Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have not taken any decision on the zoning of the positions of presiding officers of the 9th Assembly, according to a report.

House of Reps spokesman decries election postponement

The Spokesman of the House of Representatives, Abdulrazak Namdas (APC-Adamawa), on Saturday decried the postponement of the general elections.

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As Nigeria celebrates her 59th year independence anniversary, Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has said that though the country is 59 years old, it has not matured.

Taraba to incorporate additional 300 staff into state civil service

The Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku has approved the employment of over 300 people into the state civil service as part of efforts to address the gross manpower shortage of the state civil service
“In several cases, journalists, bloggers and activists have either been denied bail, as it is the case with journalist Agba Jalingo, or granted bail with stringent conditions that implicitly violate human rights, as it is the case with journalist and activist Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare. In all of such cases, the alleged offences are not constitutionally and internationally recognizable.”

Correctional Service: Agba Jalingo didn’t sponsor inter-cell sports competition for inmates

The authority of Nigerian Correctional Service have refuted reports in one of the private television stations and some social media handles claiming sponsorship of a football competition by detained journalist, Agba Jalingo, for inmates in the Afokang custody Centre of the service in Calabar, Cross River State.
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Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.
An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.

Italian club fires coach for winning 27-0 in football league

An Italian youth club fired manager Massimiliano Riccini for disrespecting the opposition after his team bagged a 27-0 win on Saturday.
Nigeria Police

Kogi elections: Three confirmed dead, casualty list still being compiled – Police

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi, Mr Akeem Busari, who confirmed the deaths to newsmen, said the command was still compiling its report on the poll to ascertain the actual number of casualties.