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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, 20197

[email protected]: Senate felicitates with Nigerians

The Senate on Monday in Abuja felicitated with Nigerians at home and in the diaspora on the occasion of the 59th independence anniversary.

Aggrieved note counters threaten to shut down activities at Fidelity Bank

The Concerned Note Counters Association of Fidelity Bank (CNCAFB) has threatened to disrupt activities at all Fidelity Bank branches should the management of the bank fail to pay them their entitlements.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Enugu West: No constituency projects will be abandoned – Senator Ekweremadu

Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, the representative of Enugu West in the Senate, says that no constituency project will be abandoned in the district.
Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors’ identities.

EFCC: Ibrahim Magu did not allege corruption in NSIP

The anti-graft agency, EFCC, has released the statement below clarifying a statement attributed to its chairman, Ibrahim Magu.
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)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC charges CSOs to monitor social investment programmes

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has asked civil society organisations in the country to pay more attention to the implementation of social investment programmes in the country to ensure that the benefits get to the people that the programmes are meant to serve.

CSOs urge politicians, INEC, others to adhere to electoral law

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Kogi have called on politicians, INEC and other stakeholders to ensure peaceful conduct of the Nov. 16 governorship election through strict adherence to the electoral law.

NLC, TUC call for immediate lifting of 56-year US economic embargo on Cuba

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Carlos Sosa, and other civil society and women groups on Monday demanded the immediate lifting of the 56-year old American economic embargo, placed on the Republic of Cuba.

Kogi guber: NGO calls for more voters education to curb violence

Against the backdrop of increase in violence and thuggery activities associated with elections, a nongovernmental organisation ‘The Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development’ (PIBCID), has called on stakeholders on election management to increase sensitisation and awareness to rural communities in Kogi State.
Nigeria Police

Police mobilise to halt Shi’ites procession in Kano

As Shi’ites vow to mark its annual Ashura procession on Tuesday, a special strike force from the State Police Command consisting of over 200 armed police officers, embarked on a motorised patrol of the city, as early as 6:00 a.m., warning that it will not condone any form of procession, unlawful assembly or demonstration by any group in the state.

NSCDC receives 30 cases of child trafficking in Kaduna

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has received 30 cases of child trafficking in the last eight months in Kaduna State.

Coalition of NGOs, CSOs reject harassment of Imo public property recovery team

The Coalition of Imo State Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations have warned that the committee on recovery of public property should not be restrained by any person or group of persons from performing their duties.

FBI burst: Nigeria to repatriate funds stolen by fraudsters – NFIU

The Federal Government has begun the process of repatriating funds allegedly stolen by Nigerian fraudsters from individuals and corporate organisations in the United States of America and other parts of Europe.
Ogun state governor Prince Dapo Abiodun has tweeted his real official portrait, as against the image that is being circulated by street traders in Abeokuta, the capital.

Ogun government to demolish houses harbouring kidnappers, sets up trust fund

Prince Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State governor, has said that the government will pull down houses where kidnappers are found and their certificates of occupancy revoked.
President Buhari at the event

African doctors laud President Buhari for creating humanitarian ministry

African Doctors for Africa (AfDA) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the creation of the Humanitarian and Disaster Ministry, saying it is a recognition of efforts of Non-Governmental and Civil Society Organisations towards achieving a better society.
Senator Godswill Akpabio

Ministers: We will be trail blazers in Niger Delta development

The new Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, and the Minister of State, Mr. Festus Keyamo, SAN, on Wednesday assumed duty at the Ministry with the promise to leave huge footprints in the development of the Niger Delta region.

Experts: Corruption, conflicts responsible for slow investments in Niger Delta

The poor and slow pace of oil and gas investments in the Niger Delta has been traced to corruption and conflicts in the region.

UN invites peace corps for confab in US

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has been invited by the United Nations to attend its 68th annual Civil Society Conference in United States of America.

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NSE crucial market indicators end Friday with 0.03 per cent growth

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) crucial market indicators closed trading on Friday with a marginal growth of 0.03 per cent.
Reports of a frosty relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri at Juventus have been overblown, according to Italy manager Roberto Mancini.

Roberto Mancini: Cristiano Ronaldo tension with Maurizio Sarri is ‘nothing unusual’

Reports of a frosty relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Maurizio Sarri at Juventus have been overblown, according to Italy manager Roberto Mancini.

NECO dismisses 70 staff for ‘certificate forgery’

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has approved the immediate dismissal of 70 staff from her services for certificate forgery.

Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashes in Enugu

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has confirmed the crash-landing of its helicopter on Thursday at its base in Enugu.

Kogi guber: INEC assures of hitch-free poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured residents of Kogi state of conducting a hitch free governorship election across the state on Saturday despite palpable tension and apprehension.