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Member Representing Ajaokuta Federal Constituency, Idirissu Lawal, has called on the Federal Government to take urgent step towards the conduct of a reliable population census in the country for effective planning.

House of Reps consider immunity from prosecution for Supreme Court judges, others

The House of Representatives is mulling a bill seeking to grant immunity to the Supreme Court justices, chief judges of the Federal High Court and the 36 states of the federation and that of the Federal Capital Territory.
Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South) has donated a 500KVA transformer to improve power supply in 16 communities of the Ali-Iwo area in Ibadan.

Oyo PDP senator marks first year in office, lists achievements

Sen. Kola Balogun (PDP-Oyo South) has donated a 500KVA transformer to improve power supply in 16 communities of the Ali-Iwo area in Ibadan.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Federal government donates 5,318 metric tons of foodstuff to Kano

The Federal Government said it has delivered a total of 139 truck-loads of foodstuff which is equivalent to 5,318 metric tons to Kano State, for distribution to the less-privileged, and people living with disabilities as palliatives against the effect of COVID-19.
The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has come out against the decision of the state government to ban the use of public transport motorcycles (Okada) anywhere in the state.

Ebonyi APC calls on governor to relax Okada ban

The Ebonyi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has come out against the decision of the state government to ban the use of public transport motorcycles (Okada) anywhere in the state.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River begins disbursement of over N239million to 11,995 poor, vulnerable households

The Cross River State Government on Tuesday started the disbursement of N239,900,000, two hundred and thirty-nine million, nine hundred thousand Naira to eleven thousand, nine hundred and ninety-five poor and vulnerable households in the state.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to resume conditional cash transfer to the poor

Kogi State Government through the Office of the National Social Investment Programmes (Kogi-SIP) is set to commence payment of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to poor and vulnerable people across the state.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Cash transfer: Nigeria doles out N20, 000 each to 5, 000 FCT residents

The Federal Government has commenced payment of N20, 000 each to five thousand beneficiaries of its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Senator Saraki kicks as EFCC moves to secure final forfeiture of his properties

Immediate past Senate President, Dr. Bukonla Saraki on Thursday, opposed an application before a Federal High Court, Lagos, seeking final forfeiture of two of his Ikoyi properties.

AGF: Nigeria to recover fresh $321 million Sani Abacha loot

The Federal Government says it is set to recover a fresh $321 million stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha.

Official: Federal government’s cash transfer beneficiaries hit 62, 000 in Kogi

The Head of Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Unit in Kogi, Mrs Falilat Abdulrazaq, said 62, 160 beneficiaries had been captured in the state under the Federal Government’s CCT Household Uplifting Programme (HUP).
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the suspension of the Acting Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Azinge Azuka.

Code of Conduct tribunal orders suspension of CAC boss Azinge Azuka

The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has ordered the suspension of the Acting Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Azinge Azuka.

Federal government bars retired Justice Onnoghen from travelling, seizes passport

The Federal government has barred immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, from travelling out of the country.
Code of Conduct Bureau

CCB: Public office holders are afraid of declaring assets

The Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) says many public office holders are afraid of declaring their assets.

Presidency denies claims of senators hijacking social investment programmes

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has debunked reports that some senators were trying to hijack the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Official: VP Osinbajo not involved in disbursement of N-SIP funds

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has said that contrary to rumours, the office of Vice President was not involved in financial transactions or the disbursement of funds for the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs)

Justice Ngwuta participates in Supreme Court’s legal year ceremony

In what seems a precursor to his eventual resumption of judicial functions, suspended Justice Sylvester Ngwuta of the Supreme Court, is currently participating in activities marking the commencement of the court’s new legal year.

Federal government disburses N65 million to women in Jigawa

The Federal Government has disbursed N65 million to 6,500 vulnerable women in Guri Local Government Area of Jigawa under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme.

Femi Falana, Mike Ozekhome clash over Justice Onnoghen at NBA confab

Two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) Chief Mike Ozekhome and Mr. Femi Falana have disagreed sharply over lawyers’ reaction to the removal of immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen (rtd).

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The Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mr Yomi Odunuga as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

APC felicitates with Senator Omo-Agege at 57

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extolled the virtues of Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, on his 57th birthday.
Russia says it is delivering its Avifavir medication against COVID-19 to 15 countries already.

Official: 15 countries purchase Russia’s Avifavir coronavirus medication

Kirill Dmitriev, the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), which took part in the creation of the remedy, disclosed this to Russia-24 broadcaster in an interview.
“The scenes that we had to see at the weekend are unacceptable,’’ deputy government spokeswoman, Ulrike Demmer, told reporters on Monday.

German government calls coronavirus protest in Berlin ‘unacceptable’

The German government chastised thousands of people, who gathered in Berlin, at the weekend to protest coronavirus restrictions, as packed crowds in the capital stoked fears of a spike in infections.

Court remands man for allegedly attacking, killing 75-year-old woman

An Upper Area Court in Makurdi on Monday ordered that a 38-year-man, Godwin Odeh, who allegedly attacked and killed a 75-year-old woman be remanded in a correctional facility.
The Caixin-Markit manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI), released on Monday, rose to 52.8 last month from 51.2 in June. Xinhua

China’s manufacturing sector shows strong recovery – survey

China’s manufacturing activity expanded in July at the fastest pace in almost a decade, according to a private survey released on Monday, though employment continued to drop in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.