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Obafemi Martins ends two-year goal drought

Obafemi Martins scored his first goal since March 2018 as Wuhan Zall held Henan Jianye to a 1-1 draw in the Chinese Super League play-offs on Friday.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

No plans to Scrap NNPC in the PIB – minister

The Federal Government on Monday said that there are no plans to Scrap the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC in the Petroelum Industry Bill 2020 that has been transmitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Member representing Ughelli North-Ughelli South-Udu Federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Mr Francis Waive, Wednesday, said the Niger Delta region was not getting enough from her resources

Water resources bill is Northern agenda to tighten the noose on the South –...

The Member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Francis Waive, has described the Water Resources Bill as a Northern agenda to tighten the noose on the Southern part of the country.
A lawmaker representing Oguta state constituency, at the Imo state House of Assembly, Frank Ugboma, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday came under heavy criticisms for denying sponsoring the controversial Administration of Criminal Justice Law, No 2, 2020.

Imo PDP lawmaker under attack for denying sponsoring controversial law

A lawmaker representing Oguta state constituency, at the Imo state House of Assembly, Frank Ugboma, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Friday came under heavy criticisms for denying sponsoring the controversial Administration of Criminal Justice Law, No 2, 2020.
Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.

Brazilian government backing Neymar in racism row

Brazil’s government sent its support to Neymar Tuesday after he was red-carded for a fight in a Ligue 1 match in France, condemning the “racism” that triggered the brawl.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil moves higher as storm threatens United States Gulf Coast

Oil prices rose on Monday as a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico prompted drillers to evacuate rigs and shut-in production.
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Southern, Middle-Belt leaders’ forum rejects water resources bill

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum, has accused the Federal Government of clandestine moves to revive the rejected Water Resources Bill, warning that such agenda would be inimical to the growth and development of the country.
Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.

Governor Ortom: Water resources bill is Ruga in disguise

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has described the National Water Resources Bill as another Ruga aimed at creating grazing areas for herdsmen along shorelines.
Senator Uba Sani advised the Southern Kaduna leaders to pull the brakes, move for a rapprochement with the State Government, and collectively work out strategies for frontal battle against bandits wreaking havoc on the communities and people.

Senate, AMCON adopt measures against saboteurs – Uba Sani

The Chairman Senate Committee on Banking Insurance and other Financial Institutions, Uba Sani, has said that his committee and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) have identified the strategies being employed by debtors to stall the repayment of loans, including the dragging of court cases for many years.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Petroleum Industry Bill for presentation to National Assembly in few weeks – minister

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) will be presented to the National Assembly in the next few weeks.
Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris stands on stage at the end of the third day of the Democratic National Convention, being held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware on August 19, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

Kamala Harris, making history as VP pick, condemns Donald Trump’s leadership ‘failure’

Kamala Harris made history Wednesday when she accepted the Democratic nomination for vice president while joining Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to condemn President Donald Trump’s profound “failure” as a leader.
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

House of Reps moves to restructure military, security agencies

The Bill, sponsored by Rep. Babajimi Benson (APC-Lagos) and six others, is entitled: “An Act to Provide Special Financial Support for the Revamping of the Nigerian Armed Forces Personnel and the Provision of Modern Security and Defence Equipment and for Related Matters”.

Nasarawa Speaker swears–in a new member, task him on the constitution

The Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, on Tuesday, sworn in a new member elected on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ismaeel Suleiman Danbaba, with a charge to be guided by the constitution
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 celebrates with Nigerian Youth on International Youth Day

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with the Nigerian Youth on the occasion of the International Youth Day 2020.
Senator representing Kaduna Central zone, Malam Uba Sani, has flagged-off distribution of palliatives to two million households in the seven local government areas that makeup his constituency.

Senator Sani: New banking, financial bill long overdue

Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central, in the upper chamber, stated that he is elated by the passage of his Bill for an Act to Repeal the Banks and Other Financial Institutions Act 2004.

Nigeria has 40 million adults non-literate population – assemblyman

It has been lamented that the rising number of people without formal education in the country is becoming frightening with the greater challenge being in the Non-formal education sector with over 40 million adults non-literate population.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate passes bills to establish City University, Auchi, Maritime University, others

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill seeking to establish the City University of Technology, Auchi, Edo State.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.4

Senate passes criminal code bill, maintains gender neutrality for rape, sexual offences

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act 2004.

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The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Schools in Ibadan reopen after protests

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has directed schools in Ibadan to resume normal academic activities from Monday.
Goals from James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams ensured Carlo Ancelotti’s side became the final club to lose a game this season.

Southampton end Everton’s unbeaten run with 2-0 win

Everton remain top of the standings with 13 points and a healthier goal difference than city rivals and reigning champions Liverpool.
Lewis Hamilton said he was in dreamland on Sunday after powering to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix to become Formula One’s record all-time race winner.

Portuguese GP: Lewis Hamilton breaks F1’s all-time wins record

Lewis Hamilton said he was in dreamland on Sunday after powering to victory in the Portuguese Grand Prix to become Formula One’s record all-time race winner.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi, has called on the Nigerian Police to come up with new ideas to tackle the security challenges facing the country.

Minister urges Nigerians to shun incitement, support government

The Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Maigari Dingyadi, on Sunday appealed to Nigerians to shun all forms of incitement as peaceful ENDSARS protests had been hijacked by bad elements.

Shiites debunk rumours of Sheikh El-Zakzaky’s demise

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, also known as Shiites, says it has found it necessary to dispel the rumours currently making the rounds that the leader of the movement, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky has passed away.