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Nigerian government condemns malicious allegation against General Gowon

The Federal Government, has condemned what it termed malicious accusation against former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, by a Member of the British Parliament.
A Zuba Chief Magistrate Court in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Senator Elisha Abbo, the lawmaker charged for allegedly assaulting a nursing mother in a sex toy shop in Abuja.

Former Atiku Abubakar’s aide wants Senator Abbo’s seat declared vacant

Former aide to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Umar Ardo, from Adamawa state, has called on Senate President Ahmad Lawan to immediately declare the seat of Senator Elisha Abbo, who Wednesday defected to All Progressives Congress (APC), vacant.

Nigerian Navy promotes 19 Rear Admirals, 24 Commodores, 160 others

Director Naval Information, Commodore Suleiman Dahun, who made this known in a statement said 122 Lieutenant Commanders were promoted to the rank of Commander, 38 Commanders to Captain, 24 Captains to Commodore and 19 Commodores promoted Rear Admiral.
Mike Igini

Mike Igini: Local council elections are nothing but organised crime

Local elections in Nigeria are conducted by state electoral commissions, while national elections – presidential, governorship, state and federal legislatures – are conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Sabri Boukadoun, disclosed this at a meeting with President of the ECOWAS Commission, Jean-Claude Brou in Abuja.

Algeria seeks improved multilateral ties with ECOWAS

Algeria says it is seeking to strengthen economic, trade, political, diplomatic, and security relations with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate President wants increased parliamentary engagement between Nigeria, Jamaica

Speaking yesterday in Abuja when he received in his office the Jamaican High Commissioner to Nigeria, Esmond Reid, who paid him a courtesy visit, said, “We want to see a better and an increased engagement between our parliament and that of Jamaica.”
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

INEC: Mahmood Yakubu faces senate panel for screening

The Senate Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission has scheduled to screen Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu on Thursday for the position of Chairman of INEC.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Nine Ondo lawmakers reject removal of deputy speaker

The Assembly members described the impeachment as unlawful claiming that it did not meet the constitutional requirements for the impeachment of the Deputy Speaker.
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).
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reinstatement of Maryam Danna who was wrongfully retired in 2016 by the Federal Government.

President Buhari reinstates wrongfully retired whistleblower

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the immediate reinstatement of Maryam Danna who was wrongfully retired in 2016 by the Federal Government.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker Gbajabiamila promises scholarship, foundation for children of slain vendor

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has offered scholarship up to university level to the children of the slain vendor, the late Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Transport ministers from West, Central Africa meet over regional maritime bank

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has met his West and Central Africa counterparts to deliberate on the establishment of a Maritime bank, according to a statement by his Media Assistant, Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni.
Sen. George Akume, Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs made the call at the formal inaugural ceremony of eight members of the Governing Board of the NNMA on Friday in Abuja.

Minister promises to support AUDA/NEPAD’s second peer review

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Sen George Akume, yesterday, promised to support New Partnership for Africa’s Development/African Union Development Agency, AUDA/NEPAD, second review process of Nigeria.

Law students sue ASUU, AGF, minister, others over strike

The Law Students Association of Nigeria has dragged the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), it’s President Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, and the Minister for Education before the Federal High Court Abuja.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday night received Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, shortly after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progresives Congress (APC).

Governor Umahi has been in the wrong party since 2015 – APC governors

Governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have described the Ebonyi state Governor, Engr. Dave Umahi as a political asset to its fold, saying he had been in the wrong party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, since 2015.
Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.

PAN faults Nigerian government’s plan to reduce import duty on vehicles

Federal Government’s plan to reduce import duties and taxes for tractors, buses and passenger vehicles has been faulted by Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation.

Nigerian government signs fuel transportation, storage deal with Niger Republic

The Federal Government, yesterday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with the Republic of Niger for the transportation and storage of petroleum products.

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Over 6,000 FCT IDPs face eviction by landowners

The Vice Chairman of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in New Kuchingoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Usman Adamu, weekend, cried out that over 6, 000 IDPs will be evicted from the land they currently occupy in January 2021 by landowners.
Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Genk forward Paul Onuachu thanks teammates after bagging brace vs Cercle Brugge

Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

#EndSARS: Edo lawyer wants judicial panel of enquiry on police attacks

An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it is bringing back the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol.

MultiChoice back with music reality show Nigerian Idol

After a three-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with season six to unearth some of the best musical talents the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.