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Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20196

Senate asks foreign airlines to provide records of Nigerians in their employment

Some senators on Wednesday advocated for the protection of Nigerian airlines from what they described as unfair competition from their foreign counterparts.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20199

Senate appoints committee for office allocation, adjourns plenary

The Senate at plenary on Thursday set up a 12-member ad hoc committee to liaise with management of the National Assembly for seat and office allocation to lawmakers.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has recalled the 12 suspended Local Government Council Chairmen.

Governor Wike: Rivers remains safe for business, development

Wike described as unfortunate failed attempt by the former state governor, Chibuike Amaechi, to de-market the state on NTA Tuesday live, where he (Amaechi) claimed that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration could not extend railway to Rivers, due to alleged insecurity.
Nyesom Wike

Governor Wike: Rivers remains safe for business, development

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the state is safe for productive economic activities for the empowerment of the people.

Rivers elections: PDP wins all three senatorial districts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the elections conducted in all three senatorial districts in Rivers State.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: President Buhari’s neglect of Niger Delta will be determining factor at the...

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, has decried the total neglect of the Niger Delta by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Federal Government under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.
As Port Harcourt play host to 13 presidential aspirants and their supporters for primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, Gov. Nyesom Wike has assured all delegates of a memorable stay.

Governor Wike: Why Rivers‘ll vote out APC

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari spent his failed time in government struggling to generate security crisis in Rivers because he was not interested in the growth of the state.
The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged importation of Chinese drugs containing human parts into the country.

Bill to extend retirement age for public school teachers passes second reading

A Bill for an Act to make provision for retirement age of teachers in Nigeria and for related matters on Tuesday passed second reading at the House of Representatives.

Senator Omo-Agege blasts Bukola Saraki, House of Reps over fresh suspension moves

The Delta Central Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, has reacted to a resolution of the House of Representatives to suspend him for 180 days.

House of Reps to probe attack on Sokoto by armed bandits

The House of Representatives has passed a motion mandating all relevant security committees of the House to investigate the killings by armed bandits in Sokoto and report back within two weeks.

House of Reps urges relevant agencies to increase security

The House of Representatives on Thursday urged relevant agencies to increase security presence in some villages in c Local Government Area of Sokoto State and other parts of the country.

House of Reps approves 180 days’ suspension for Senator Omo-Agege

The House of Representatives on Tuesday endorsed the recommendations of a joint ad hoc committee of the National Assembly, which recommended the immediate suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 180 legislative days.

Codeine ban: House of Representatives proposes N2 million fine, two years imprisonment for offenders

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, proposed a N2 million fine and a two-year jail term for corporate offenders of the ban on Tramadol and Codeine in the country.

Senate invasion: I won’t answer your questions – Senator Omo-Agege tells panel

The embattled lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, on Tuesday told an investigative panel he would not comment on the subject he was invited for.

‎ House of Representatives probes assault on judiciary in Rivers

The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a motion setting up an ad hoc committee to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the assault on the judiciary in Rivers State on May 11, to prevent future occurrence and report back within four weeks for further legislative actions.

Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal the mace

The Divisional Police Officer in the National Assembly, CSP Sulu-Gambari Abdul, on Wednesday blamed the April 18 invasion of the Senate and removal of the Mace by hoodlums on internal conspiracy.

Central bank wants shell banks abolished in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has called for the abolition of shell banks in the country, saying they serve as institutions for money laundering.

INEC: Increasing number of political parties, a major challenge

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the increase in the number of political parties may cause challenges for the commission in the 2019 general elections.

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Federal government raises alarm over new cassava brown streak disease

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Cleric seeks end to 40 years marriage over sex denial after eight children

An Islamic cleric Ganiyu Salami, on Thursday approached an Igando Customary Court, Lagos, to end his 40 years marriage to Halimatu, for allegedly denying him sex and threatening his life.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

IMN kicks as court adjourns Ibraheem El-Zakzaky’s bail hearing

Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

CSOs give Governor Ayade 60 days to conduct council polls

A coalition of Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) in Cross River, have given Governor Ben Ayade 60 days to conduct local government election in the state.