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The US Supreme Court has barred New York from imposing coronavirus restrictions on houses of worship in a ruling likely to be heralded by conservatives as a victory for religious freedoms.

US okays first execution of a woman in decades

The US Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday for the first execution of a woman in decades — despite doubts about her mental state — after the government of President Donald Trump pushed for the application of the death penalty.
Lisa Montgomery strangled a pregnant woman in Missouri before cutting out and kidnapping the baby in 2004.

Donald Trump administration fights for first execution of a woman in decades

A legal battle continued Tuesday to decide the fate of a US woman that the government of Donald Trump intends to execute before leaving power, despite doubts about her mental state.
“I received a positive test result for Covid-19, and am home resting at this time,” Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey said in a statement.

US lawmaker contracts coronavirus after Capitol invasion

A Democratic member of the US House of Representatives said Monday she had tested positive for Covid-19 after sheltering during the violent storming of the Capitol with several other lawmakers who declined to wear masks.
Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump react to tear gas during a clash with police officers in front of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS-Leah Millis

Coronavirus: Concern grows over potential superspreader event during US Capitol riot

Concerns are mounting about the health of lawmakers and other people in the Capitol last week, after the first member to test positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Wednesday’s chaos, said she believed she was exposed in a crowded hiding place with hundreds of other legislators.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Governor Lalong tasks Senator Dadu’ut on positive impacts on constituents

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has urged the senator representing Plateau South, Prof Nora Dadu’ut, to come up with legislative initiatives that will create a positive impact on the lives of the people of the zone.

Senator Ojudu: My battle with coronavirus

Ojudu, in a piece tiled ‘My Journey To COVIDOM’ posted on his Facebook wall, said his travail with the virus happened after a decision to travel to Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State to attend the funeral of the father of a close friend in December last year.

NANS to intervene in tuition hike in tertiary institutions

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has said it will intervene in the hike in tuition fees by some tertiary institutions in the South-West geopolitical zone.

2021: Greater things lie ahead us – Senator Sani

Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber of the 9th assembly, Uba Sani (APC) on Friday hopeful that greater good things lie ahead of Nigerians in the year 2021.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Lagos senator promises endowment fund for the needy

Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru, (APC-Lagos East) has promised to inaugurate an endowment fund for indigent but brilliant students, the aged, the youth and the vulnerable, including persons with special needs in his constituency in the first quarter of 2021.
Ahmed Idris Wase

2021: Reps deputy speaker urges Nigerians not to lose hope

The deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase has urged Nigerians not to lose hope, despite the challenges confronting the country.

CSOs reveal individuals behind insecurity in Nigeria

A Coalition of 92 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) led by Centre for Credible Leadership and Citizens Awareness (CCLCA), has blamed politicians for insecurity in Nigeria.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

House of Reps member petitions army over ‘unlawful dismissal’ of soldiers from Ebonyi

Ogah however, used the occasion to intimate them on his activities for the one year he has been in office as their representative in the National Assembly, saying that he had submitted petition against the dismissal of policemen from Ebonyi state for no cogent reason by the Nigeria Police Force and that the dismissed Policemen have all been reinstated.

House of Reps member faults AGF over claim that National Assembly can’t summon President...

A member of the House of Representatives from Ekiti State, Hon. Wumi Ogunlola has faulted the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami’s claim that the National Assembly lacks the powers to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.
Both Governor Simon Lalong and Senator Gyang have noted that the purported invitation for the turbaning of one Alhaji Samaila Abdullahi as Sarkin Kerana is a threat to the peaceful coexistence of the people of the North-Central State.

Plateau governor salutes deputy speaker at 47

Governor Simon Lalong has congratulated Mr Saleh Yipmong, the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, on his 47th birthday celebration.

House of Reps member wants protection for government projects

The charge was given on Saturday by Elder Leke Abejide, member representing Yagba Federal Constituency in the lower House of the National Assembly. The lawmaker was speaking in Takete Ide MopAmuro Local Government Area of Kogi State during the inauguration of Cyril Adejoke Information Technology Center, ICT constructed by the National Communications Commission, NCC.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senator Lawan: No Nigerian will be shortchanged in coronavirus vaccination

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has assured Nigerians that no citizen of the country would be shortchanged in the distribution and application of the COVID-19 vaccines when they arrive in the country.

2023: Group nominates Senator Nnamani for presidency

The Ken Nnamani groups in the diaspora have nominated former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, as the most desirable candidate from South East to run for 2023 Nigerian President.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

Speaker Gbajabiamila: We passed 2021 budget in good time

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday said that the parliament passed 2021 in good time to ensure the country maintains the January to December budget cycle started last year.

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Nasarawa farmers get subsidised farm inputs

Farmers in Nasarawa, numbering more than 500, have received subsidised farming inputs to aid food production and ensure food sufficiency and security in the state.
In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the state government declared that “this illegality will not stand” and advised “powerful persons not be allowed to set our State ablaze merely to satisfy their thirst for power and control.”

Edo government suspends resumption in all schools

The Edo State Government has said that the suspension of schools’ resumption is applicable to all educational institutions in the state.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Paul Pogba doesn’t feel loved at Manchester United as Real Madrid, PSG eye transfer

According to Don Balon, Pogba doesn’t feel as appreciated or “loved” by the club as some other star players like Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford, and that could play a part in his departure.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: Police arrest three Lagos-based ‘robbers’

A statement by the command spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said the three men; Samuel Sunday, a 20 years old resident of Fagba in Lagos State, Adeleke Mustapha; a 22years old resident of Ajala area of Lagos State and Joel Rotimi, a 19 years old resident of Taju Bello street Agbado, Ogun state were arrested on Thursday, 14 January 2021.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris makes a speech after U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced their nominee for secretary of education, Miguel Cardona in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., December 23, 2020. REUTERS-Leah Millis

U.S. vice president-elect set to resign Senate seat on Monday

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris of California will resign from the Senate on Monday in preparation for her inauguration as Joe Biden’s vice president on Wednesday, according to aides familiar with her plans.