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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: Senate will investigate PPPRA over N800 billion for roads

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Senate will investigate the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency over alleged non-remittance of N800 billion to the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for the maintenance of roads across the country.

PDP BoT tasks NWC to investigate party’s poor showing in Bayelsa, Kogi elections

The Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, late Thursday night, tasked the National Working Committee, NWC, to investigate party leaders whose antics cost the PDP the governorship seats in the recently concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.

Lagos PDP affirms Bode George’s leadership as court stops congress

Chieftains of the Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), including a member of Board of Trustees (BoT), Dr. Akinremi Akitoye, former Deputy Governor Kofo Buknor-Akerele and Dr. Adegbola Dominic on Tuesday affirmed Chief Olabode George as the leader of the party in the state, dismissing existence of factions within the fold, even as a Lagos High Court stops planned congress by some persons.
Nigeria may face another $2.3bn fine in arbitration in France over an alleged breach of contract on Mambilla Hydroelectric project.

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project.
Former Executive Secretary of Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Prof. Ahmed Modibbo, made the allegation at the weekend.

Northern governors frustrating basic education for Almajiris – Ex-UBEC chief

Governors of 19 Northern States are responsible for frustrating the integration of the Almajiri schools with basic education.
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ActionAid wants Senate or House of Reps scrapped to reduce high cost of governance

In order to reduce the high cost of governance involved in bi-cameral legislature, ActionAid Nigeria has called for the scrapping of the Senate or the House of Representatives.
The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has condemned any attempt to pay the legislators of the 9th National Assembly a whopping sum of 19.8 billion naira as welcome package.

Adamu Fika: How Orkar coup necessitated formation of Arewa CF

The Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Malam Adamu Fika, Wazirin Fika, yesterday went down memory lane about how and why the Forum was formed.

Nigeria, Turkey sign deal on military clothing production

The Ministry of Defence and Sur-Corporatewear of Turkey, on Thursday in Abuja, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a military and paramilitary clothing and accessories factory in Nigeria.

National Assembly: Tension mounts in PDP over abandoned reports

Tension is mounting in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over failure of the National Working Committee (NWC) to consider reports of the various committees set up to investigate alleged rebellion of its members in the National Assembly.
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[email protected]: NIDOA hails Nigeria’s resilience in face of enormous challenges

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, Americas (NIDOA) says Nigeria’s resilience in the face of enormous challenges is a reason to thank God as the country marks its 59 Independence anniversary.
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2023: We’ll bank on Goodluck Jonathan, Bukola Saraki, Nyesom Wike – PDP

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said the PDP BoT will embark on strategic talks and engagements with former President Goodluck Jonathan; a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; and other presidential aspirants of the party to solidify and position the party to recapture power at the federal level in 2023.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Edo guber: PDP mounts pressure on Godwin Obaseki to defect

There are indications that ahead of next year’s governorship election in Edo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is seeking to take advantage of the crisis between Governor Godwin Obaseki and his predecessor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos artisans seek appointment in Governor Sanwo-Olu’s cabinet

The Association of Lagos State Artisans and Technicians (ASLAT) has appealed to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State to include their members in his administration to improve the association’s prospects.
A former Works Commissioner in Rivers State and current member representing Khana/Gokhana Federal Constituency, Mr. Dumnamene Dekor, has dismissed the claim that the Governor Nyesom Wike demolished a mosque in Rainbow Town to pave the way for a housing estate.

PDP governors beg Governor Wike not to dump party

Some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday waded into the crisis rocking their party arising from the face-off between the River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and some power blocs over the minority leadership in the House of Representatives.g

Reps minority leader tears PDP BoT apart

Members of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday publicly disagreed over the report of the committee set up to look into the circumstances that led to the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the directive of the party.
National President of Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Mr Kolade David Alabi has promised to meet with Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde on the dissolution of council chairmen.

ALGON passes vote of confidence on Kolade Alabi

The Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Executive Council (NEC) of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) have passed a vote of confidence in the leadership of Kolade David Alabi as the National President of the association.

South Africans, other nationals clash in Pretoria over business deal

Clashes erupted yesterday between South African taxi drivers and foreign nationals in Pretoria, South Africa.
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NIDOA promises to reverse brain drain

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Americas (NIDOA), has promised that the organisation would work with the Nigerian government to reverse the brain drain to Brain Gain.

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Consumer protection commission meets stakeholders in Lagos

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) on Thursday held an engagement forum with stakeholders in Lagos on the implementation of the Federal Competition and Consumer Act.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 6

House of Reps queries Julius Berger over slow pace of Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan highways

The House of Representatives has queried the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, over the slow pace of work on the Lagos-Ibadan and Abuja-Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highways.

Residents scoop product as tanker falls in Lagos

Some residents of Victoria Island, highbrow Lagos Friday morning trooped out with kegs to scoop diesel from a fallen 33,000 litre tanker along Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​

Uchenna Kanu wins Player of the Year award in the US​

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has named Uchenna Kanu as the NAIA Women’s Player of the Year for 2019 following a record-breaking year in the United States.​
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

VOR: Nigeria must uphold rule of law

A renowned Yoruba group, Voice of Reason (VOR), on Thursday, appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari consider history and posterity in whatever actions and policies his administration take.