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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 set up 30-man c’ttee to accelerate passage of PIB

A thirty-member committee, with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the bill in the third week of this month, newsmen learnt, weekend.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly commission retires clerk, 149 other officers

The National Assembly Service Commission (NASSC) has approved the retirement of the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Mohammed Omolori, and 149 senior officers.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari holds virtual meeting with governors

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged state governors cooperate with the Presidential Task Force PTF on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.
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Coronavirus: NJC releases guidelines for court proceedings

The National Judicial Council on Thursday released guidelines for court proceedings to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
National Universities Commission (NUC),

Court orders NUC, Airtel to pay media outfit N703 million for copyright infringement

Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court, Abuja, in Wednesday ordered the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel) to pay N703 million in damages to a media company, TV Xtra Production for copyright infringement.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Select National Assembly staff to work two days weekly – clerk

The management of the National Assembly has foreclosed the possibility of all Assembly workers resuming duties next week, saying only selected staff would be allowed to work for two days every week.
A public health professional, Dr Jennifer Braimah, on Thursday counselled Nigerians to be selective of news they digest as measures to deal with depression during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Relaxation of lockdown in Lagos, risky – lawyers

Two Lagos-base lawyers, Isaiah Odje and Adebayo Johnson have said the partial easing of lockdown in Lagos, against the spread of novel coronavirus at this time, “is not safe for residents”.
”Head of EU delegation, Amb Ketil Karlsen, at the event commended President Buhari for “his powerful address to the nation last night,” and for “the bold and necessary measures he has taken.”

European Union gives Nigeria €50 million grant to fight coronavirus

The European Union on Tuesday gave the Nigerian government a grant of €50 million to help the country fight against the spread of the deadly Coronavirus disease.
L - R Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

National Assembly leadership faults Social Investment Programme implementation — in pictures

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.
Lagos State Government Coronavirus (Covid-19) Isolation Centre

Coronavirus death: Lagos begins manhunt for contacts

The race to trace the contacts of a man who died of coronavirus in Lagos on Friday began yesterday. His coronavirus status was unknown because his friend who took him to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) on Thursday unconscious didn’t disclose it.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigeria seeks National Assembly’s approval for N500 billion intervention fund

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila immediately after a meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly with some Ministers and Heads of Government agencies on the planned review of the 2020 budget.

Senate president urges government to provide relief for poor Nigerians

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of the restriction on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NDIC: We have paid all depositors of 18 failed banks

The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation has said it has fully paid both insured and uninsured depositors of 18 closed banks in the country.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: How government kills businesses

Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the 2019 elections, Peter Obi, has called for a legislation that will mandate government to pay contractors or suppliers for certificates generated or goods supplied within 90 days.
Arsenal are closing in on a deal for Spanish defender Pablo Mari.

Arsenal set to finalise Pablo Mari move after breakthrough in talks with Flamengo

Mari flew to England alongside Arsenal technical director Edu on Saturday to undergo a medical but returned to Brazil on Sunday after the clubs failed to agree on the terms of his move.
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Nigerian Senate lists achievements in 2019

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has on Tuesday, commended his colleagues for putting in their best in the interest of the country.
Arsenal defender Calum Chambers insists the ailing Gunners must continue to believe in Unai Emery's footballing philosophy and that the north London club have enough quality in their squad to turn around their poor run of form.

Arsenal defender suffers huge injury blow against Chelsea

Chambers limped off during Sunday’s defeat against Chelsea and Gunners medics feared the worst following initial tests.
Another member of the House of Representatives, Armaya’u Abdulkadir, has expressed his opposition to the N37 billion National Assembly Complex renovation project.

House of Reps member opposes N37 billion National Assembly renovation

Another member of the House of Representatives, Armaya’u Abdulkadir, has expressed his opposition to the N37 billion National Assembly Complex renovation project.

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The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Tokyo Olympics: Non-contact sports to resume training in Port Harcourt – minister

Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, says non-contact sports athletes will soon resume training in Port Harcourt, Rivers, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.
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China wants ‘unpredictable’ Donald Trump to lose election – US intelligence

China has boosted its efforts to influence the US presidential election in November and wants President Donald Trump to lose because it sees him as "unpredictable," a top US intelligence official said Friday.
Gianluigi Buffon believes Juventus need to freshen up their squad after bowing out of the Champions League on Friday.

Gianluigi Buffon urges Juventus to rejuvenate squad after Champions League exit

Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace guided Juve to a 2-1 win over Lyon in Turin, but they fell on away goals after the 2-2 aggregate draw in the last-16 tie.

Coronavirus: MFM churches in Lagos and Ogun to remain closed until September

Despite the relaxations of restrictions on worship centres, the Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministry (MFM) has announced that the branches of the church in Lagos and Ogun state would remain closed.
Thiago Silva does not want to leave Paris Saint-Germain but says now is not the right time to discuss his impending exit.

Thiago Silva determined to go out on a high at PSG

Thiago Silva’s eight years as a Paris Saint-Germain player are about to come to an end and the Brazilian centre-back has one piece of unfinished business to contend with as the Qatar-owned club head to Lisbon targeting Champions League glory.