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Insecurity: Senate moves to establish commission against illegal use of guns

The Senate on Wednesday considered a bill seeking to establish the National Commission Against the Proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons.
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.

Commission tasks National Assembly on water resources bill

The Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Commission (NIWRC), has urged National Assembly to ensure quick passage of the Water Resources Bill to enhance revenue generation and create job opportunities in the country.

Coronavirus: ECOWAS health ministers to strengthen regional preparedness

Ministers of Health of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have agreed to support member states for a regional preparedness and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
The call by the National Assembly for the sack of the country’s Service Chiefs may not see the light of day following the inability of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the suggestions of the two chambers during Thursday’s council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

President Buhari, security council shun calls to fire service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari and other members of the National Security Council on Thursday met 24 hours after Senators and members of the House of Representatives called for the sack of service chiefs.
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 to ‘vigorously’ pursue implementation of community policing

The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the ninth Senate will summon the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to brief the upper chamber on efforts in progress to address the escalating cases of insecurity in the country.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun will stall kidnappings, armed robbery – security experts

Two security experts, on Monday, said that the newly inaugurated Southwest security outfit, ‘Amotekun’, would help curb crimes such as armed robbery and kidnapping on the highways
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

Speaker: House of Reps to begin work on constitution review, petroleum bill next year

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has assured that the House would commence work on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill and the amendment of the 1999 Constitution next year

Federal government urged to implement Public Procurement Act

The Nigeria Institute of Building (NIOB) has called on the Federal Government to implement the Public Procurement Act (PPA). The PPA lays emphasis on competence, appropriate pricing, structure funding, usage of standard and quality materials.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari speaks on NGOs-military face-off in Borno

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday lamented that the tension between Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the security apparatus in crisis ridden North-East deteriorated into a full-blown crisis.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday held talks with King Salman in Riyadh, on the sidelines of the second day of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference. 1

President Buhari welcomes Saudi Aramco’s partnership with NNPC to revive its subsidiaries

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Riyadh welcomed the commitment of Saudi energy company, Aramco, and Public Investment Fund (PIF) to explore areas of collaboration for investments in Nigeria, including partnership with the NNPC to revive the nation’s refineries.

Minister bemoans minimal progress to achieving open defecation-free status

The Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Husssein Adamu, said only minimal progress has been achieved in the implementation of the roadmap towards making Nigeria Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2025 with only 14 local government areas across the country so far being certified as open defecation free according to the National ODF Protocol.
An award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

Nigerian writer selected for US government writing programme

An award-winning Nigerian poet, essayist, translator and author of short stories, Tade Ipadeola, has been selected to participate in the International Writing Program (IWP) Fall Residency at the University of Iowa, courtesy of the United States Department of State.

South-West to engage vigilantes to fight insecurity – Ondo governor

The chairman of the South-West Governors Forum and Governor of Ondo State, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, on Monday, disclosed that all the Southwest governors have agreed to engage the services of local vigilante groups to tackle insecurity in the zone.
Mr Asuquo Amba, new Ekiti Commissioner of Police

Police: Tough time awaits criminal in Ekiti

The Commissioner of Police in Ekiti, Mr Amba Asuquo, on Wednesday said tough times awaits criminals in the state and neighbouring states who failed to amend their ways.
Waziri Adio NEITI

Transparency: We’re not attacking you – NEITI tells NNPC

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), has urged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to erase the impression that its constant engagement with it was a veiled attempt to attack or drag it into politics. Instead, the agency said it was rather in a bid to improve corporate ethics, transparency and accountability in the governance of the nation’s oil and gas industry.
Fola Ojo

Kidnapping: The thing speaks for itself

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the US President in tough times. The Great Depression and World War II were harrowing events that could have mowed Americans down to the rubble. But, the 32nd President successfully pulled the country to safety and succour. There is none in American history granted more frequent access to sit in the Oval Office as President Roosevelt.

Senator Lawan begins campaign for Senate Presidency

Yobe North Senator, Ahmed Lawan, has flagged off his campaign to become the next Senate President.
Kayode Fayemi Ekiti

Kayode Fayemi flags off $55 million World Bank-funded Ero rehabilitation project

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has flagged off the rehabilitation of Ero dam and replacement of transmission main pipelines with an expectation that the project would address water shortage and curb open defecation.

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Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.

Nigeria picks Egypt Air consortium for aviation partnership

Nigerian authorities have selected a consortium to set up an aviation leasing company as part of plans to overhaul the country’s aviation sector.
Policemen wearing face masks warn drivers on the road between Codogno and Casalpusterlengo, which has been closed by the Italian government due to a coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy, February 23, 2020. REUTERS-Guglielmo Mangiapane.

Coronavirus: EU orders quarantine for staff who travelled to Northern Italy

EU institutions, on Tuesday, ordered staff who travelled to areas of Northern Italy hit by an outbreak of coronavirus to stay at home for two weeks.
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. 5

Insecurity: House of Reps restates call for resignation of service chiefs

With the increasing spate of killings in the country, the House of Representatives has again passed a vote of no confidence on the Service Chiefs and National Security Adviser, calling for their immediate resignation.

Tax tribunal orders firm to pay N1.7 billion to FIRS

The Tax Appeal Tribunal, Lagos Zone, has ruled as lawful an assessment in additional tax liability of N1.738,481,875.33 issued to Prime Plastichem Nigeria Limited (PPNL) by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) as the correct income tax which the PPNL should pay on its profit for doing business in Nigeria under the provisions of Transfer Pricing Regulation No1 2012.
William Troost-Ekong returned from injury to help Udinese claim a 0-0 draw against Hellas Verona in a Serie A game on Tuesday evening.

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong risks suspension

Udinese defender William Troost-Ekong is just one yellow card away from a mandatory one-game suspension in the Italian Serie A.