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The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has disclaimed reports that it requested the bank account details of officers of the national assembly and the judiciary.

NFIU denies requesting bank details of federal lawmakers, judges, others

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has stated that it did not write to banks demanding the bank accounts of leaders of the National Assembly and the Judiciary.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Minister: 60 percent of Nigeria’s 2019 budget to be rolled into 2020

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, Thursday said less than half of the 2019 budget will be implemented this year.

NPYF: Next level agenda“ll benefit Southwest states

The Southwest caucus of the National Progressives Youth Forum (NPYF) at the weekend in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the crops of Ministers-designate would offer accelerated development in the country especially in areas of economic and political lifeline.

General Abdulsalami, ex-Presidents Obasanjo, Jonathan to grace Governor Dickson’s mother memorial launch

Former Head of State Abdulsalami Abubakar and former presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan are set to grace the launch of the Cancer Centre of Mrs Goldcoast Dickson, the late mother of Bayelsa State Governor Henry Seriake Dickson.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated this at the end of a four week-training for 1500 youths who participated in the N-Creative programme held in Benin.

VP Osinbajo: Nigeria’s future bright

Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has again reassured that Nigeria’s future is bright going by the progress being made by the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).
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National assembly pledges support to military on insecurity

The National Assembly on Wednesday pledged its continued support to the Nigerian military in tackling the current security threats across the country.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan: How we will help the military to fight insurgency

The President of the Nigerian House of Senate, Sen. Ahmed Lawan, has pledged the National Assembly would give its full support to the Nigerian Military in its ongoing fight against insurgency in the North East and other security challenges in other parts of the country.
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Senator Lawan releases names of 63 Senate committees chairmen

Nigeria’s Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday released the names of chairmen of 63 committees of the Red Chamber
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government declared that “this illegality will not stand” and advised “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their thirst for power and control.”

Edo Assembly crisis: Senate resolution ‘unconstitutional’ – SSG

The Edo State Government has described as unconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for the Principle of Separation of Powers, the resolution of the Senate directing the Governor of Edo State to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly.

Dakuku Peterside commends Senate on ministerial screening

Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday commended the Senate for successfully screening former Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.

Ministerial list: Rotimi Amaechi rewarded for hard work – Dakuku Peterside

Dr Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday commended the Senate for successfully screening former Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.
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YIAGA: President Buhari has disappointed Nigerian youth

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth, and Advancement also known as YIAGA Africa has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for not finding any youth below 35 worthy of being appointed a minister.
Gov. Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger has urged the Muslim Ummah to pray for peace, unity and security for meaningful development in the country.

Governor Sani Bello seeks Senate President Lawan’s intervention on Niger roads

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has appealed to the Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, to come up with policies to regulate movements of petrol tankers, trucks and other heavy duty vehicles to reduce the wears, tears and deaths on the state’s roads.
President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Senate to screen Justice Tanko Mohammad Wednesday

The Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad on Wednesday.
Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.

Afcon: Senator Lawan encourages Super Eagles to go all out for bronze medals

Head of the Federal Government delegation to the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, Distinguished Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan (President of the Senate of the Federal Republic) has given the Super Eagles a pat on the back for their outing against Algeria on Sunday, while charging them to go all out against Tunisia on Wednesday to win the bronze medals.
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NNPC: Disregard rumour of petrol price increase

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has advised motorists and other petroleum products consumers to disregard trending rumour of a planned hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol, saying the statement of the corporation’s Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, at the National Assembly yesterday did not suggest any plan to increase the price of the white product.
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NNPC quells rumours of petrol price increase

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has advised motorists and other petroleum products consumers to disregard trending rumour of a planned hike in the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise called petrol.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate to liaise with House of Reps over Edo assembly crisis

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the upper chamber would set up an ad-hoc committee to work with their House of Representatives counterparts set up to investigate the crisis in Edo State House of Assembly.

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Xenophobia: Nobody should blame those who don’t want to return – Jonathan Nnaji

Dr. Jonathan Nnaji, chairman board of trustees of Igbo speaking community in Lagos State, has said that Nigerians who have chosen to remain in South Africa than return to the country should not be blamed because the country has refused to set its priorities right.

Interim Falcons coach focused on Tokyo 2020 ticket

Coach of Nigeria’s women senior Christopher Danjuma has stated that his attention is solely on ensuring Nigeria qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: I was one step away from Arsenal move

Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he was a step away from joining Arsenal prior to signing for Manchester United in 2003.
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Efe Ajagba will become world boxing champion soon – trainer

Legendary boxing trainer Ronnie Shields believes that Efe Ajagba can rule the heavyweight division in the near future.
Egypt has two strong medal contenders for the Summer Games in Mohamed Ehab and Sara Ahmed, who both won bronze in their respective categories at Rio 2016.

Egypt banned from world weighlifting championships

A number of Egyptian weightlifters were included in the entry list for the world championships, which begin in Thailand tomorrow.