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President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

National Assembly leadership meet ministers on planned 2020 budget review

The Leadership of the National Assembly on Wednesday held a meeting with some Ministers and Heads of agencies from the Executive arm of Government to brainstorm on the impact of Coronavirus pandemic on the Nigerian economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Abdullahi Sule, are meeting right now.

President Buhari urged to Nigerians on efforts to address coronavirus

The Senate on Wednesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to immediately brief Nigerians on efforts by the government to address the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) disease in the country.

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.
Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria. Howard stated this during a meeting with the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and sponsor of the Hate Speech bill, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, at the National Assembly, Abuja.

US Sanctions: Hate speech bill a remedy to religious, ethnic persecution in Nigeria –...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said the passage of the Hate Speech Bill under consideration by the National Assembly will address all issues of discrimination associated with religious and ethnic persecution in Nigeria.

Oyo monarch speaks on hate speech bill, insecurity

The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, on Thursday criticised the National Assembly over the re-introduction of the anti-hate speech bill by the Senate.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senate seeks N2.1 trillion for constituency projects

Members of the National Assembly would henceforth be allocated N2.1trillion to execute constituency projects if a Bill that seeks to set aside 20 per cent of the nation’s annual budgets for that purpose becomes...
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 2

Move to pass vote of confidence in Senator Lawan suffers setback in Senate

A motion seeking to pass vote of confidence in the leadership of the 9th National Assembly and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, suffered a setback in the upper chamber on Tuesday.
Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria. Howard stated this during a meeting with the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate and sponsor of the Hate Speech bill, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, at the National Assembly, Abuja.

US: Nigeria’s hate speech bill impressive

Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria.

Senator Abdullahi: Those misinforming Nigerians are ignorant of dangers of not passing hate speech...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said that opponents of the Hate Speech Bill are ignorant of the dangers that loom if the bill is not passed into law.

Senator Abdullahi: Defamation, libel laws are inadequate to tackle hate speech

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, on Thursday said existing laws on defamation and libel are grossly inadequate to tackle hate speech in its form.

Hate Speech Bill: Death penalty will be amended to respect Nigerians’ wishes –...

Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, has said the death penalty proposed for anyone found culpable of hate speech that leads to the death of another, will be amended by the Senate when the bill is subjected to legislative input by the National Assembly.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Senator Lawan: Senate yet to receive request from President Buhari for Ibrahim Magu’s confirmation

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday said the Senate is yet to receive any formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu.

Archbishop: Hate speech death penalty antithetical to development

The Archbishop, Methodist Church Nigeria, Ibadan Archdiocese, Most Rev’d Muyiwa Odejayi, has described as “antithetical to development”, the proposed death penalty for hate speech in a bill before the National Assembly. He gave the warning...
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senator Lawan: How NASS will ensure implementation of 2020 budget

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senator Lawan: How National Assembly will ensure successful implementation of 2020 budget

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate probes Non-completion of 27-year-old Kagara Dam Project

The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Water Resources to investigate within two weeks the delay in the completion of Kagara Dam and one million gallons water treatment plant in Niger State despite past budgetary allocations for the project.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila (left); President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Ikanade Agba, and Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation, Ben Akabueze, during the meeting by the leadership of the National Assembly with key government officials over the severance pay of ex-legislative aides on Monday, November 4, 2019

Senate President Lawan, Speaker Gbajabiamila intervene in ex-legislative aides’ severance pay delay

The leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives on Monday waded into the non-payment of severance allowances for legislative aides who served in the Eighth National Assembly between 2015 and 2019.

AGF Abubakar Malami meets National Assembly leadership over passage of bills

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on Thursday met with the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and some principal officers of the Senate.

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The new executive members were announced by the chairman of the PDP state congress committee, Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

Oyo identifies 84 suspected coronavirus cases, imposes curfew

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has ordered a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the state after two new confirmed cases were confirmed and 84 new suspected infections discovered.
The International Olympic Committee came under pressure to speed up its decision about postponing the Tokyo Games on Tuesday as athletes criticised the four-week deadline and the United States joined calls to delay the competition.

IOC tells NOCs to expect decision on new dates for Tokyo Games

A decision on when the postponed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be held is expected to be made within the next three weeks, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) told countries on a conference call.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was satisfied with Manchester United's display in the FA Cup clash against Wolves, despite his side not mustering a shot on target in the 0-0 draw at Molineux.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘ruthless’ in sacking David de Gea mentor

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s ‘ruthless’ nature may in part explain goalkeeper David de Gea’s poor form, according to an article in The Times.
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Overland Airways suspends flight operations

Overland Airways will temporarily shelve its flight operations from Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Sunday, April 5, 2020, as part of efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.

Confusion over explosion in Akure

An explosion has occurred along Akure-Owo expressway, a few kilometres from the Akure metropolis.