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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.

National Assembly lauds Nigeria Army operations in North West

The leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Army have lauded the effort of Nigerian Army in curtailing banditry and other security challenges in the North West.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

DHQ: Released ‘repentant’ Boko Haram fighters were forcefully recruited

The military has shed more light on its controversial Operation Safe Corridor programme which has once again recently come under fire from the Nigerian public.
Babagana Umara Zulum

War on insurgency prolonged by sabotage – Borno governor

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has reiterated that the war on insurgency would have been over but for sabotage.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume faults amnesty for Boko Haram fighters

The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has condemned the idea of granting amnesty to repentant Boko Haram fighters, saying that many of the fighters granted amnesty have taken back to terrorism.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

CATE: Senate erred over call for sack of service chiefs in the middle of...

The Coalition Against Terrorism and Extremism (CATE) has expressed disappointment with the Senate over its call for the sack of the Service Chiefs in the middle of a war.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Presidency, Senate bicker over service chiefs

The Presidency and Senate were yesterday locked in exchanges over the continued stay in office of service chiefs.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Why I didn’t ask for sack of service chiefs in my motion

Senator representing Borno South has explained why he declined from demanding for resignation or sack of Service Chiefs in his original motion presented on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate insists service chiefs must step aside

The Senate on Tuesday passed a resolution for the present crop of service chiefs to step aside for new ideas to come in in the fight against insecurity so as not to jeopardise the security system in the country.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes Nigerian Army university bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate asks service chiefs to step aside following soldiers’ killings

The Senate on Tuesday asked the service chiefs to step aside following the killings of soldiers who are fighting insurgency and banditry in some parts of northern Nigeria.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Why I agreed to be Abdulrasheed Maina’s surety

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume, has said he agreed to stand as surety for a former chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, after six months of painful consideration.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps call for cut in cost of governance

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said yesterday that COVID-19 has offered the country the best opportunity to reduce cost of governance and diversify her economy.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno on Sunday inaugurated Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme (BOYES), to empower youths and end political thuggery in the state.

Borno governor visits Abba Kyari’s extended family in Maiduguri

Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum on Sunday morning, led top government officials on a visit to the extended family of Malam Abba Kyari, Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari who died on Friday.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark faults foreign education for repentant terrorists

The Convener, Pan Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged the National Assembly not to pass the bill seeking to allow foreign education for repentant insurgents.

Parents flay withdrawal of 53 children from NDA, relegation of 9 others

Parents of withdrawn and relegated officer cadets of Nigerian Defense Academy, NDA, Kaduna, have raised the alarm over what they described as undue, unjust and wrongful withdrawal of their children numbering 53 Officer cadets and relegation of nine others, without due process.
Gov. Babagana Zulum disclosed this when members of the Borno-Yobe Elders Forum-Residents of Abuja paid him a courtesy visit on Sunday in Maiduguri.

President Buhari approves 10,000 housing units for Borno – governor

The Federal Government has approved the building of 10,000 housing units in Borno to fast track Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RRR) programme in the war-torn state.

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.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Troops now chasing Boko Haram to ‘operational bases’

Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in the North-East geopolitical zone.

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Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
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House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.