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A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.

House of Reps member hail President Buhari for signing Nigeria Police Act, 2020

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Yusuf Gagdi, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, into law.
Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF)

NGF: Water resources bill to be reviewed by attorneys-general, council of state

The National Water Resources Bill, 2020, will be thoroughly reviewed by the Attorney-General and Executive Council of each state before a unanimous decision is made on the bill, the Nigeria Governors Forum has said.

DPR generates N742.4 billion revenue in eight months

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) says it generated a total sum of N742,471,639,376. 96 billion for the Federal Government from January to August 2020.
The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has set up an Education Endowment Fund worth N6billion.

Reps: Nigeria government underfunding Northeast commission

A House of Representatives committee, on Wednesday, said the Nigerian government’s funding for the North East Development Commission (NEDC) was grossly inadequate.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio meets House of Reps committee on NDDC behind closed-door

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), on Tuesday, hosted the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, to a closed-door meeting for over three hours.

Akwa Ibom elders seek upward review of oil derivation to 50 percent

A Clarion call has once again gone out to the federal government to review upward the derivation funds to the states to 50 percent.
Senator Godswill Akpabio, the Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, has reacted to what he called “a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libellous press interviews” granted by Ms. Gbene Joi Nuineh, the erstwhile Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC) in some news and social media platforms and a “series of concerted vicious campaigns of calumny deviously orchestrated by her” against his person.

Senator Akpabio denies accusing National Assembly members of NDDC contracts fraud

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Tuesday, denied that he accused members of the National Assembly of fraud concerning contracts from the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

APC South-East National Assembly caucus passes vote of confidence on interim leadership

The South-east caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on the interim leadership of the party led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.
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.

SERAP sues National Assembly over corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, over the failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999, as well as the failure to disclose the number of probes that have resulted in the indictment of suspects, and naming of such suspects.

AGF: Reps member calls adoption of internal succession plan

As the Auditor-General for the Federation, Mr Anthony Ayine is set to retire in October this year, a member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Musa Dachung Bagos in Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint a successor from the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation (oAuGF).

Reps to mandate federal character in service chiefs’ appointments

The lawmaker representing Andoni/Opobo/Nkoro Federal Constituency of Rivers State, Awaji-Inombek Abiante, who sponsored the bill, noted that the appointment of the current service chiefs was lopsided.

Edo election: NEBPRIL warns against inflammatory disposition, violence

Ahead of Edo state governorship election coming up this weekend, the Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL) has called on political actors and stakeholders in the state to desist from inflammatory comments, violence and other tendencies that could potentially mar the polls.

Niger PDP congress marred by violence

The Niger State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, congress to elect the state Working Committee of the opposition party was marred with violence as thugs allegedly belonging to the two contestants for the chairmanship post engaged themselves in a fight.

Stakeholders call for measures against post-coronavirus suicide

Some stakeholders in mental health have called for proactive measures to be put in place to prevent incidences of suicide in Nigeria post COVID-19.
Member representing Ogoja-Yala Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has expressed worries over the state of affairs of the People’s Democratic Party in Cross River state.

Cross River North by-election: Rep Jarigbe drags PDP to court, blasts Senator Ayade

A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Jarigbe Agom Jarigbe, has dragged the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to Court over an alleged skewed outcome of the last Senatorial primary election of the party in Cross River State.

PDP House of Reps caucus sues minister, AGF, NBC over broadcasting code

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has dragged the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) before the Federal High Court in Abuja to invalidate the controversial 6th broadcasting code.

Bayelsa West: Over 900 defect to PDP due to violation of zoning agreement

The senatorial ambition of former Deputy Governor, Chief Peremobowei Ebebi, has triggered a fresh crisis within the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
The member Representing Ohaozara-Onicha and Ivo federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Makwe Livinus, has called on youths in the area to embrace agriculture and entrepreneurship.

Ebonyi youths urged to embrace agriculture

The member Representing Ohaozara/Onicha and Ivo federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Makwe Livinus, has called on youths in the area to embrace agriculture and entrepreneurship.

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Edo election: YIAGA Africa deploys PVT to check credibility of election results

Barely 24 hours to the Governorship election in Edo State, Yiaga Africa, through the Watching The Vote citizens movement, has deployed its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology for the election.
Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court has sentenced a 29-year-old man, Usman Muhammed, to jail for posing as a lady and using nude pictures to dupe men.

Man lands in jail for posing as female

Justice Sikiru Oyinloye of the Kwara State High Court has sentenced a 29-year-old man, Usman Muhammed, to jail for posing as a lady and using nude pictures to dupe men.
Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike to handover former Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Joy Nunieh, to him.

Police arrest Rivers council chair over ‘link’ with slain gang leader

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested the Chairman of Gokana Local Government Chairman, Honourable Paul Vidag Kobani, over the alleged link with the late notorious leader of a criminal gang which operated in the Ogoni communities of the State, Honest Diigbara, aka Boboski.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has neutralised some key Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) leaders at Alafa Yagayaga on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno.

NAF jet bombards bandits meeting venue in Kaduna

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the Air Component of Operation THUNDER STRIKE has killed scores of bandits in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State.