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FILE PHOTO - A man takes a picture as the body of one of the victims of a boat accident is being retrieved from the boat in Kebbi, Nigeria May 27, 2021. Nema-Handout via REUTERS

Kebbi boat mishap: Senate donates N10 million to victims’ families

The Senate has donated N10 million to the families of victims of the Warrah boat mishap in Ngaski Local Government Area of Kebbi State.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate passes amended AMCON bill, empowers agency to seize debtors’ assets

The Senate Wednesday passed the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria Amendment bill after considering the report of its Committee on Banking, Insurance, and Other Financial Institutions.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president urges Nigerians to pray for leaders to overcome nation’s challenges

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has called for prayers for the leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges facing the nation.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate moves to recover N16 trillion AMCON loans

The Senate, Tuesday, considered a critical bill seeking to empower the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in the aspect of assets recovery, as well as strengthen it against economic sabotage by debtors with unpaid loans to the tune of about N16 trillion naira.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

How Nigerian government’ll disburse N75 billion youth fund – minister

While speaking to 77 District Heads and religious leaders in Kaduna in continuation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive to all his cabinet members to return home and interface with their constituents on the efforts of the present administration towards national development, the minister said

Senator Kalu commends Nigerian government, Abia leaders for N12 billion Ohafia-Arochukwu road project

Former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the reconstruction of section two of Ohafia to Arochukwu road in Abia North Senatorial District.

Senator Okon: National Assembly should stop water bill to avert catastrophe

Elder statesman and former member of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Anietie Okon, has warned that Nigeria will be doomed if the National Assembly passes the Water Resources Bill into law.
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APC constitutes reconciliation committees for Edo, Ondo

The Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted Reconciliation Committees for Edo and Ondo States.

Nigerian Customs generates N573 billion in five months

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said it had generated N573 billion between January and May from total targeted revenue of N957 billion for the 2020 fiscal year.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Federal roads: Senate to assist Enugu’s reimbursement

The Senate Committee on Works has assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State that it will liaise with the Federal Ministry of Works to ensure reimbursement of N23.7 billion being owed the state on outstanding certified expenditure in respect of rehabilitation of federal roads in the state.

Nigerian government writes SERAP, demands list of ex-governors, ministers collecting double pay, life pensions

The Federal Government has asked Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) to “send the full list of former governors and ministers that have received and/or receiving double pay and life pensions in order to enhance and ensure compliance with the judgment of the court.”
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

$22.79 billion loan: National Assembly will take full responsibility, won’t allow diversion of funds...

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will take full responsibility for the application of President Muhammadu Buhari’s $22.79 billion loan request to various projects domiciled with Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Bill to establish Southwest commission scales second reading at Senate

A bill that seeks to establish South West Development Commission (SWDC) has scaled second reading at the Senate.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Insecurity: Senate moves to establish commission against illegal use of guns

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has assured industrialists in the state of his administration’s readiness to put an end to the deplorable state of road network affecting manufacturers and other road users in the state.

Ogun governor urges federal government to declare state of emergency on federal roads

Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads in the country.
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.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senators divided over creation of state police

Senators expressed divided views over the creation of state police in Nigeria during the Senate plenary on Wednesday.
Deeply worried by the spread of arms among bandits in Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle said he was taking the option of instructing the security to invite former governor Abdulaziz Yari to explain the whereabouts of about 1000 AK47, he, the former governor allegedly purchased with the state’s funds in 2013.

Zamfara governor revokes N79 billion public utilities contracts

Zamfara State governor, Dr Bello Mohammed Matawalle has approved the immediate revocation of rural water and electrification projects worth over N79.6 billion awarded by the previous administration and warned contractors to refund state fund or face prosecution.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Court orders former governors who serve as ministers, senators to return their pensions

A Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Federal Government to recover pensions collected by former governors now serving as ministers and members of the National Assembly.

FERMA: Poor Fufding limiting road maintenance

The Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on Monday lamented that poor funding of the agency is limiting the maintenance of roads in the country.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate to partner FRC to block revenue leakages

The Senate has promised to work with the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC) to block revenue leakages and misuse of funds by Federal Government agencies.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks merger of federal government agencies

The Senate Thursday vowed to ensure the merger of some of the over 700 federal agencies in the country believed to be draining the nation’s scarce resources.

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ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria held parliamentary elections on Saturday that the ruling establishment hopes will turn a page on political unrest amid a crackdown on dissent, but even by mid afternoon few people had voted.
The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.

Edo deputy governor: Godfatherism bane of Nigeria’s democracy

The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has blamed the advent of godfatherism in Nigeria’s politics as the bane of democracy in the country.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure strict compliance with service and establishment matters so that their Organisation can stand the test of time.

IPPIS: Nigerian government suspends 331 civil servants’ salaries

The federal government says it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants for failing to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).
Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed to the field late in the first half of his team’s game against Finland at Euro 2020 on Saturday in Copenhagen.

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President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari’s speech on 2021 Democracy Day — full text

As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation state to be reckoned with globally.
After the death of Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, was confirmed, the bereaved members held a mini service at the church main entrance.

Bereaved members hold mini service at Synagogue

After the death of Prophet Temitope Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, was confirmed, the bereaved members held a mini service at the church main entrance.
Ajax’s Cameroonian international goalkeeper Andre Onana has been suspended for one year for doping, the Dutch club said on Friday.

Arsenal alerted as CAS slashes Andre Onana’s doping ban

Ajax goalkeeper, Andre Onana, has had his doping ban reduced to nine months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Spain defender Diego Llorente has tested negative for Covid-19 and could rejoin the squad if he delivers another two negative tests in the next 24 hours.

Euro 2020: Spain defender Diego Llorente tests negative for coronavirus

Spain defender Diego Llorente has tested negative for Covid-19 and could rejoin the squad if he delivers another two negative tests in the next 24 hours.
Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HoSF), Dr. Folasade Yemi-Esan, has advised Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to ensure strict compliance with service and establishment matters so that their Organisation can stand the test of time.

IPPIS: Nigerian government suspends 331 civil servants’ salaries

The federal government says it has suspended the salaries of 331 civil servants for failing to update their Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).