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EFCC: Lockdown won’t abort cases against ex-first lady, former governors, others

The lockdown arising from coronavirus appears to have slowed down the fight against corrupt practices in the country for close to six weeks.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate bill proposes N2 million fine for transporting corpse without permit

If the ‘Bill on Protection against Infectious Diseases 2020’ presently in the Senate is signed into law, anyone found transporting a corpse of someone who died of infectious disease would pay a fine of N2 million.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate probes 5G network in Nigeria

The Senate has begun probe on the present status of 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, receiving a visiting delegation of Yobe State Students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, led by Muhammad Idris, on Wednesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Senate president harps on sacrifice, commitment in leadership

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that leadership at all levels requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment.
The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.

Insecurity: Senate wants police decentralized

The Senate Ad-Hoc Committee on Security Challenges has called for the decentralization of the Nigeria Police Force as a way of improving efficiency aimed at addressing the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Lawan: Nigeria needs proper planning to overcome development challenges

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, has said that for the six geo-political zones in the country to surmount developmental and infrastructural challenges, the Federal Government must follow thorough with National Planning to address issues of deficits.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Omo-Agege heads 56-member Senate constitution review committee

The Senate on Thursday constituted a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to handle all bills seeking alterations in the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 2

Senate confirms NASC, NCC nominees

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of nominees to serve as Chairman and Members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Insecurity: Senators, Rep members ask President Buhari to fire service chiefs

Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the state government is determined to implement the RUGA project, meant to resettle herders and boost economic activities.

Kano governor suspends ban of male, female on same tricycle

The suspension of the proposed banning of male and female on the same tricycle in Kano was greeted with jubilation in the ancient commercial city on Tuesday.

Kano governor bans opposite sexes from plying same tricycles

The Kano State Government has banned persons of opposite genders from plying same commercial tricycles across the state from January, 2020.
Ibrahim Shekarau

Federal government owes pensioners over N400 billion – Senator Shekarau

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service, Ibrahim Shekarau, has claimed that the federal government currently owes retirees over N400 billion in accrued pension, Punch newspaper reported.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate urges federal government to settle N400 billion pension liability

The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Pension Matters, Sen. Ibrahim Shekarau, has urged the Federal Government to pay the over N400 billion it is owing pensioners under the Contributory Pension Scheme.

Woman in court for ‘sending’ snake to neighbour’s room

The police on Wednesday arraigned a 28-year-old businesswoman, Sadiya Abdullahi in a Mararaba Upper Area Court for allegedly “sending” a snake to her neighbour’s room to harm his family.
Some of the states operating the Contributory Pension Scheme refused to remit about N3.4bn pension contributions deducted from their workers monthly remunerations into their respective Retirement Savings Accounts with their Pension Fund Administrators, so says the acting Director-General, National Pension Commission, Aisha Dahir-Umar.

Aisha Dahir-Umar: PenCom’s priority is to pay retirees, not investment

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) on Wednesday said its priority is the payment of retirement benefits as and when due.
Nyesom Wike

2023: We’ll bank on Goodluck Jonathan, Bukola Saraki, Nyesom Wike – PDP

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Walid Jibrin, has said the PDP BoT will embark on strategic talks and engagements with former President Goodluck Jonathan; a former Governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido; and other presidential aspirants of the party to solidify and position the party to recapture power at the federal level in 2023.
Ibrahim Shekarau

N950 million fraud: You have case to answer – Court tells Senator Shekarau, two...

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday, struck out the no-case submission filed by the former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging his alleged N950 million money laundering trial.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Why I’m yet to form my cabinet – Kano governor

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has explained the delay in constituting his cabinet four months after his inauguration.

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest father of six for ‘rape’ of 13-year-old girl

The Police in Jos have arrested a 39-year-old businessman, Abdul Abdul, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl after buying N20 sachet water in her mother’s makeshift store.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Video in circulation of maltreatment of man not Nigerian

The Inspector General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, says a video in circulation, credited to “NigeriaDream”, showing a security officer meting inhuman treatment on a man, did not happen in Nigeria.
Kalidou Koulibaly has called Napoli's 4-0 Champions League win over Genk on Tuesday night an important victory.

Sadio Mane: I’d be very happy if Liverpool signed Kalidou Koulibaly

Mane believes the 29-year-old Napoli defender would be a huge hit for the newly-crowned Premier League champions.

US judge orders delay of first federal executions in 17 years

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered a delay in federal executions, hours before one was to be carried out for the first time in 17 years, hampering the Trump administration’s plan to revive capital punishment by the federal government.
Lionel Messi on Monday allowed a deadline to pass in his contract that would have allowed him to terminate the deal unilaterally and leave Barcelona on a free, Marca today report.

Lionel Messi future is here, in football and after football – Barca chief

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu is adamant Lionel Messi will not be leaving.