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The Court of Appeal has set aside the judgment of Justice Inyang Ekwo disqualifying senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as the deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the just-concluded Bayelsa governorship election.

Forgery: Abuja court quashes suit against Bayelsa APC Senator

A Federal Capital Territory FCT High Court sitting in Bwari has dismissed a suit filed by Godsgift Eriaye of the Bayelsa Integrity Group against Sen. Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi Eremieyo representing Bayelsa East, to the effect that the latter forged his academic qualifications and documents.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has unreservedly condemned the shameful assault on former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.

Senator Lawan: Why APC will continue to harvest decampees from opposition

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday advanced reasons why the ruling All Progressives Congress will continue to harvest decampees from the opposition parties.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.2

Senator Lawan: President Buhari has achieved so much with little resources

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday advanced reasons why the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to harvest defectors from the opposition parties.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate moves to make law schools beneficiaries of education tax fund

The Senate has begun moves to ensure that all the Nigerian Law Schools are beneficiaries of Education tax funds with the amendment of Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2007.
Women in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the weekend rejected the apology tendered by Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa-North).

Senator Ishaku Abbo dumps PDP for APC

Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo representing Adamawa North on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has on Wednesday dumped his party for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
President Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of Mahmoud Yakubu as INEC chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to the Senate for reappointment for the second and final five-year term as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

ICPC chairman, 71 others make list of new SANs — full list

The Legal Practitioners' Privileges Committee on Friday named 72 successful applicants for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Chairman Senate committee on sports and Ebonyi state Football Association boss Senator Obinna Ogba has been appointed as the new Chairman of the 2nd tier Nigeria National League NNL.

NFF appoints Senator Ogba as NNL new boss

Chairman Senate committee on sports and Ebonyi state Football Association boss Senator Obinna Ogba has been appointed as the new Chairman of the 2nd tier Nigeria National League NNL.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

President Buhari’s speech at signing into law of revised 2020 budget

Speech by His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria at the signing into law of the Appropriation (Repeal and Amendment) Act, 2020 Presidential Villa, Abuja. Friday, 10TH July, 2019
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 1

Senate president frowns at social distance violation at the chamber

The President of the Senate, Mr Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday frowned at the violation of the principle of Social Distancing by Senators during plenary.

Kwara PDP, APC bicker over coronavirus palliatives

Kwara state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) are trading blames over distribution of palliative materials to cushion the effect of the State Government stay-at-home directive.

Group warns mischief makers not to taint Senator Abaribe’s character

The Igbo Renaissance Forum (IRF) has warned mischief makers to stay clear and not taint the character of the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

Senate President fecilicitates with Senator David Mark at 72

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has felicitated with Senator David Bonaventure Mark on the occasion of his 72nd birthday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Nigerian senators donate 50 percent of salaries to fight against coronavirus

The Nigerian Senate has announced the decision by Distinguished Senators to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to the efforts to respond to the spread and treatment of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

Presidency asks National Assembly to subject overseas returning members to coronavirus screening

The Presidency has asked Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, to immediately direct all members of the National Assembly who recently returned from foreign trips to subject themselves to test for the deadly coronavirus.
Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu

Senator Ekweremadu to reintroduce State Police Bill

The immediate past deputy president of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, will soon reintroduce a bill for the creation of state police.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 1

NDDC budget: I insist that confirmed board members will defend it – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Thursday reiterated that the Senate will only deal with the board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC it screened and confirmed this month.
Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, and Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, during the courtesy visit by PACAC to the Senate President at the National Assembly on Thursday, November 21, 2019.

Itse Sagay applauds Senate’s leadership for commitment to service

Chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACA), Prof. Itse Sagay, on Thursday applauded the leadership of the ninth Senate for its commitment to service of the country.

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Lagos by-elections: INEC cautions against vote buying, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday cautioned politicians against vote buying, food sharing and other activities capable of buying the conscience of voters at polling units duing Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
Napoli have officially renamed their stadium in memory of the late, great Diego Maradona. Originally named the Stadio San Paolo, after Saint Paul the Apostle, Napoli’s home stadium will henceforth be called the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Napoli stadium officially renamed ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’

As announced in an official statement this afternoon, the stadium based in the neighbourhood of Fuorigrotta in the west end of the city will formally change its name from the ‘Stadio San Paolo’ to ‘Stadio Diego Armando Maradona’.
An Israeli firefighter stands outside the Church of All Nations next to the Garden of Gethsemane after a man tried to set a fire inside the Church in Jerusalem December 4, 2020. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Jerusalem church suffers damage in arson near Garden of Gethsemane

Israeli police on Friday arrested a man for trying to set fire to an east Jerusalem church by the Garden of Gethsemane, the site revered by Christians as the place where Jesus prayed before he was crucified.
Former Minister of Defence, General Domkat Yah Bali, is dead. He was aged 80.

Ex-Defence minister Domkat Bali passes on

Bali, a respected general, was member of the highest decision making body of government during the military era in the 1980s. He was a member of the Supreme Military Council from 1984 to 1985 during the Major General Muhammadu Buhari military regime. Bali also served as member of the Armed Forces Ruling Council from 1985 to 1990 during the regime of General Ibrahim Babangida.
Lebanese-french businessman Ziad Takieddine is accused of being an intermediary between former Libyan and French leaders.

Lebanon arrests businessman linked to former French president’s corruption case

Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese French businessman who allegedly funnelled millions of euros from former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to former French President Nicolas Sarkozy during the latter’s 2007 election campaign, a judicial source said.