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UN: Nigeria ranks highest in drug use prevalence worldwide

The United Nations on Tuesday revealed that Nigeria has been ranked highest in Drug Use Prevalence rate in the world with 14.3 per cent as against 5.3 per cent for the global community.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa governor gets assembly’s approval to borrow N17 billion

Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has secured the approval of the Bayelsa House of Assembly to obtain N17 billion loan from multiple sources.

Kwara Assembly approves N243.5 million for medical equipment, molecular laboratory

The Kwara state House of Assembly recently approved the disbursement N243.5 million for the procurement of medical equipment and construction of a molecular laboratory.
Following his victory in the House of Representatives rerun election in Tudun Wada-Doguwa federal constituency of Kano State, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa has been reinstated as the Leader of the House of Representatives.

National Assembly gets only 1% of annual budgets – Reps leader

Doguwa, who disclosed this while addressing the board of Civil Society and Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), who paid him a working visit in his office on Thursday, said the wrong narrative about the salaries and allowances of members of the legislature should be corrected.
A former leader of Rivers State House of Assembly, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party.

Rotimi Amaechi’s ally Chidi Lloyd dumps APC for PDP

A former leader of Rivers State House of Assembly, Dr. Chidi Lloyd, has dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party.

Edo Assembly confirms two commissioners-designate, three others

The Edo House of Assembly on Monday confirmed two civil commissioners and three others as commissioners for Edo State Oil and Gas Producing Areas Development Commission (EDSOGPADEC).
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos considers punishment for parents in amendment of anti-cultism law

The parents of people found guilty of cultism in Lagos State might be liable for punishment if a bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of unlawful societies and cultism in Lagos and for connected purposes is passed into law.

Fear grips workers as Edo assemblyman tests positive

The workers at the Edo State House of Assembly were on Tuesday told to go for compulsory COVID-19 test to ascertain their statuses.
The House of Representatives is calling for the postponement of the National Sports Festival scheduled to hold next week in Edo State.

House of Reps summons health minister, NCDC chief, others over deaths in Kano

Members of the House of Representatives have summoned the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu, to appear and brief it on the government’s response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its template for the intervention in all the states of the federation.

Kebbi Assembly suspends legislative activities

The Kebbi State House of Assembly on Wednesday suspended some legislative activities as a precautionary measure against the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic.
Olufemi Gbajabiamila

Speaker Gbajabiamila administers oath on four new Reps members

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has administered the oath of office on four new members of the House of Representatives.

Kebbi assembly confirms 16 commissioner nominees

Kebbi State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed the 16 commissioner nominees sent to it by Gov. Atiku Bagudu.
The Speaker of the Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, has filed a suit at the Federal High Court Abuja to stop the National Assembly from taking over the state assembly’s functions.

Edo assembly passes N179.2 billion budget for 2020

The Edo State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N179.2 billion.

Over 50 persons from our community in custody of kidnappers – Rigasa residents

Angry residents of Rigasa in Kaduna on Monday stormed the Kaduna State House of Assembly to seek the intervention of the lawmakers over high rate of kidnappings in the community.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senate President opens public hearing on 2020 budget

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday declared open a two-day public hearing on the 2020 budget which was presented to the National Assembly early this month.

Stop visiting MDAs for favour – Ex-Reps speaker tells lawmakers

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Ghali Umar Na’abba, on Wednesday warned against the conduct of lawmakers who go cap in hand to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government in search of favours, saying such action demean their status.

APC leaders seek Adams Oshiomole’s intervention in former lawmaker’s suspension

Some leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has faulted the suspension of former member of House of Representatives, Bimbo Daramola.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 2

House of Reps probe alleged crude oil theft in Niger Delta

The House of Representatives on Thursday set up an ad-hoc committee to probe alleged theft of 22 million barrels of crude oil between January to June this year.

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Manchester City’s Spanish coach Josep Guardiola gestures during the UEFA Champions League group stage football match between Olympiakos and Manchester City, on November 25, 2020 at Georgios-Karaiskakis stadium in Piraeus, near Athens. AFP

Manchester City ease into Champions League last 16

Manchester City booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League but there were more concerns for Pep Guardiola over his side’s lack of ruthlessness in a 1-0 win at Olympiakos on Wednesday.
President-elect Joe Biden is preparing to take over from President Donald Trump, but his transition team isn’t getting the level of cybersecurity support usually provided by outgoing administrations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Joe Biden urges Americans to be safe during holiday, fight coronavirus pandemic

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday pleaded with Americans to take steps to remain safe as COVID-19 cases surge on the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday and pledged again to make combating the pandemic a top priority when he takes office in January.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

Group rejects South-South governors desire to control NDDC

A Niger Delta group, Vanguard for Transparent Leadership and Democracy (VATLAD), has condemned the desire of South-South governors to control the affairs of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

UNIOSUN student commits suicide

His post on WhatsApp reads: “Often time I ask myself, Why do people commit suicide? Perhaps because they’ve got no one to encourage, motivate or guide them or because they felt there is no solution to whatever problem they are going through. Perhaps they forgot there’s more to enjoy when there’s life (hope) is not lost”.
The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.

US visitors from developing nations to pay thousands in visa bonds

The United States will temporarily require visitors from Iran, Myanmar, and a number of African nations to pay up to $15,000 in visa bonds in a new hardline immigration measure enacted late in Donald Trump’s presidency.