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COEASU warns on hasty reopening of schools

The National Public Relations Officer, College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) , Dr. Ahmed Lawan Bazza, has said it will be dangerous to reopen schools without adequate preparation and proper health facilities.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, assured state governors elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress that the crisis rocking the ruling party will soon be resolved.

President Buhari inaugurates APC tripartite consultative committee

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja said enhanced consultation within the governing political party, All Progressives Congress, will strengthen its internal democracy, and improve chances of winning elections.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senator Lawan: National Assembly won’t tolerate disrespect from presidential appointees again

The President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, on Monday, said the federal lawmakers would no longer tolerate appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari, abusing the National Assembly.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

APC felicitates with Senator Omo-Agege at 57

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extolled the virtues of Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, on his 57th birthday.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Ibrahim El-Ladan assumes duty as acting Senate clerk

Mr Ibrahim El-Ladan on Tuesday assumed duty as acting Clerk of the Senate.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari reads riot act to ministers, MDAs over discord with National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has read the riot act to ministers, ministries, departments and agencies, warning that any disrespect to the National Assembly will not be tolerated.
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Senate president approves retirementNational Assembly clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the retirement of all its staff who have reached 60 years or put in thirty-five years of service in accordance with the civil service rule.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari signs revised 2020 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the N10.8 trillion revised 2020 budget into law.
A pro-democracy group, Grassroots Reformers, has described the visit of Abia Leaders of Thought, led by Sen. Chris Adighije to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, as a welcome development.

Group hails Abia Leaders of Thought’s visit to Ahmed Lawan

A pro-democracy group, Grassroots Reformers, has described the visit of Abia Leaders of Thought, led by Sen. Chris Adighije to the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, as a welcome development.

Festus Keyamo: National Assembly trying to bypass me on planned 774,000 jobs

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, has described the controversy surrounding the planned employment of 774,000 Nigerians as an attempt by the National Assembly to bypass him in the implementation of the project.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

Tariff hike: Electricity consumer group says National Assembly intervention timely

A group, All Electricity Consumers Protection Forum, on Thursday commended the National Assembly for playing a pivotal role in halting the increment in tariffs by the electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos).
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.

VP Osinbajo, National Assembly leadership confer on planned hike on electricity tariff

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, over the proposed increase in electricity tariff.

Senator: NNPC’s audit report underscores readiness for transparency

Sen. Bassey Akpan, Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Upstream, says the published Audited Financial Statement of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is an indication of its readiness to ensure transparency in its operations.
In a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA alleged that some lawmakers were conniving with armed terrorists to introduce “satanic legislation.”

HURIWA: Nigerian government trying to feed ghost pupils

Civil Rights Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association Of Nigeria (HURIWA) has accused the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs of planning to feed ghost pupils as they plan to proceed with the School Feeding program even as schools have been on an emergency vacation due to COVID-19 lockdown for nearly two Months.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Anambra community rejects appointment of son into federal commission

Oba community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of one of their sons, Uche Ibeabuchi, as a member of the Federal Character Commission (FCC).
Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Covid-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who stated this yesterday during the daily briefing of the Taskforce, added that the federal government would also put in place measures to control the movement of nomadic herdsmen who go across the border in search of greener pastures for their cattle.

SGF: Coronavirus main accounts domiciled in central bank

Chairman, Presidential Taskforce, PTF, on Covid-19, Boss Mustapha, has said that all the resources gathered in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic will be mobilised for direct development and delivery of critical infrastructure to...
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Presidency asks National Assembly to subject overseas returning members to coronavirus screening

The Presidency has asked Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to immediately direct all members of the National Assembly who recently returned from foreign trips to subject themselves to test for the deadly coronavirus.

South-east senators protest ‘exclusion’ from $22.7 billion loan, others

The South-east caucus in the Senate, on Thursday, complained about the exclusion of the region in infrastructural projects for which the federal government has borrowed $22.7 billion.

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The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Sahel Sanity have eliminated and arrested scores of bandits, cattle rustlers, kidnappers, and other criminal elements in the entire North West zone in recent time.

Troops neutralise 21 bandits, rescue 8-month-old infant in Katsina

Troops of “Operation Sahel Sanity” on Thursday killed 21 bandits during a foiled attack on Doka village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina state.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: Rivers to employ 6, 000 teachers

Determined to improve the quality of learning in Rivers state educational institutions, government is set to employ no less than 6, 000 highly trained teachers to augment the shortfall of the current staff.
The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.

Police arrest Nigerian musician, recover ‘charms’

The police in Lagos, on Thursday, arrested a musician, Superwozzy, and his crew around the Ogudu area of the state and allegedly recovered assorted charms and marijuana.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in a statement on Thursday, announced the proposal ”to add changes to visas for students, exchange visitors and foreign media”.

U.S. mulls policy to limit stay of foreign students

The United States has proposed a policy that will limit the length of time foreign students including Nigerians can get a visa for.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.

David de Gea: Dean Henderson and I good for eachother

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has welcomed competition from Dean Henderson.