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Senator Ekweremadu warns of growing insecurity in Southeast

Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has warned against playing “extreme and dangerous politics” with insecurity in the South East.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

South-East National Assembly caucus decry attacks, killings in Igbo land

The South-East Caucus of the National Assembly said it was surprised with the recent spike in violence in the South-East region, noting that it is now worried over the latest developments, which have thrown Igbo land into violence and confusion.

Former Ohanaeze president demands creation of Adada state

The former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo yesterday drew the attention of the Senate Committee on Constitution Review to the age-long demand for the creation of Adada State in the South-east.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: No predetermined position on constitution review

The President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, yesterday assured Nigerians that the National Assembly will not preclude any section of the 1999 Constitution as altered from being considered for amendment in the review process scheduled to take off next week in the six geopolitical zones.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: Nigerians free to seek amendment on any section of constitution

Nigerians are free to canvass for the amendment of any section of the 1999 constitution as the constitution review gets underway in the six geo-political zones next week, the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has said.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.5

Senate to begin public hearing on constitution review May 26

The Senate says it plans to hold public hearing across the country on review of 1999 Constitution from May 26 to May 27.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Constitution review: National Assembly holds no predetermined position on any issue – Senator Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly holds no predetermined position on any issue of interest to Nigerians ahead of moves to amend the 1999 Constitution.

NULGE: Kaduna crisis gradually degenerating into anarchy

The Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has raised the alarm that the current face-off between workers and the Kaduna State government is gradually degenerating into anarchy.

PDP salutes Senator Ekweremadu at 59

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has felicitated a former Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ike Ekweremmadu, on the occasion of his 59th birthday, describing as an exceptionally patriotic Nigerian.

PDP: President Buhari incapable of securing Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has chided the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over its handling of the security challenges bedeviling the country in the past few years.
The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

2023: Many APC Reps have indicated interest to join PDP – House minority leader

Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu has revealed that many lawmakers from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have concluded plans to rejoin the People’s Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the 2023 general elections.
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.

Senate decries rising insecurity, to meet President Buhari, service chiefs

The Senate at Tuesday plenary expressed anger over the deteriorating security situation of the country, mandating its leadership to book an appointment with President Muhammadu Buhari and service chiefs to discuss the issue and proffer lasting solutions.
The resolutions were sequel to a motion on the activities of Boko Haram insurgents in Niger State. The motion was sponsored by Sani Musa (APC, Niger East).

Senator Sani Musa: 42 Niger communities occupied by Boko Haram

Nigerian senators on Tuesday asked the leadership of the National Assembly to have a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and brief him on the state of insecurity in Nigeria.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 2

Senate investigates ‘killing’ of Nigerians in Togo

The Nigerian Senate has directed its Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, to probe the alleged killing of some Nigerian nationals of Enugu State origin resident in the Republic of Togo.
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Edwin Clark: No Igbo-speaking person from Delta, Rivers should contest for president in 2023

Ahead of 2023 general and presidential elections, former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor should come from the South-East geo-Political zone of the country.

Enugu 2023: Senator Utazi not acting anybody’s script – aide

The Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Senator Chukwuka Utazi, has described as laughable the speculation in certain quarters that he was instigating Nsukka zone against Nkalu to pave way for Senator Ike Ekweremadu in the 2023 governorship election.
The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party PDP for being vicariously responsible for the attack on a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu by members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB in Germany.

Ebonyi killing: South East Senate caucus asks IGP, security agencies to fish out perpetrators

The South East Caucus of the Senate has asked the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, and heads of the nation’s security agencies to expeditiously fish out those responsible for the recent killing of natives in Ebonyi State communities, insisting it must not go unsolved and unpunished like others before it.

PDP to take stand on zoning as committee submits report

The main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is poised to take a position on which geo-political zone will get it’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 election.

Senator Ekweremadu: Decentralised policing will solve nation’s security challenges

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has stressed that decentralised policing remained the way out of the mounting security challenges facing the country.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: We’ve silenced APC

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said the non-stop inauguration of completed projects in the State has silenced critics, and members of the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator Ekweremadu urges Nigerian government to seek foreign help to secure the country

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has urged the federal government not to be ashamed of approaching countries that have the capacity to help Nigeria secure her sovereignty, the citizenry as well as protect its nascent democracy.

Senator Ekweremadu ‘chased away’ during football match in Enugu

Former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, was on Sunday, whisked away in Ulunya, Ovoko, Igbo-Eze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, when some suspected thugs invaded a football pitch where he kicked-off a match.

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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.

‘Armed robbers’ involved in ghastly motor accident in Ogun

Three suspected armed robbers on Saturday were involved a ghastly motor accident at Ode-Remo, Ogun State, while escaping with a car they allegedly snatched at gunpoint.

Russians nationals detained in Chad desert say they are tourists

A group of Russians detained by the police in a part of northern Chad where the army has been battling a rebel invasion from Libya said on Wednesday that they were tourists who had come to sightsee in the Sahara Desert.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate vows to expose MDAs refusing to account for public funds

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the upper chamber will publish the names of government agencies that have refused to appear before the Public Accounts Committee to defend the interrogations of the Auditor-General for the Federation in the 2015 report.
Governor ‘Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has addressed the issues surrounding the strike action by some state-owned tertiary institutions, declaring that the state will resolve the matter within the month.

Oyo governor urges council chiefs to strengthen intelligence gathering in their areas

Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has urged local government chairmen in the state to upscale intelligence gathering in their respective council areas.
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

Super Eagles coach joins NPFL stars in training ahead of Mexico friendly

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr was present at the first training session of selected Nigeria Professional Football League players in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, made this known in a statement signed by the Director of Information of the ministry, Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, on Sunday in Abuja.

Minister: Seven states provide 19 livestock grazing reserves

Seven states have set out 19 grazing reserves for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP), the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Sabo Nanono, has said.
Stand-in captain Jordi Alba defended Spain's performance in the draw with Poland and says they will advance from Group E.

Jordi Alba confident Spain will qualify despite setback vs Poland

Stand-in captain Jordi Alba defended Spain's performance in the draw with Poland and says they will advance from Group E.

Louis Saha: N’Golo Kante deserves Ballon d’Or

Former France striker, Louis Saha, has said Chelsea midfielder, N’Golo Kante, should be considered for the Ballon d’Or.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the aggregate domestic credit in commercial banks grew by 7.61 percent in October 2020, compared with 7.35 percent in the previous month.

Poultry association to seek CBN’s intervention on maize procurement

The Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN), Lagos chapter, has expressed its readiness to seek the CBN’s intervention in procuring maize, so as to reduce the cost of poultry feed in the country.
Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmed El-Rufai

Kaduna governor: Why I sacked 99 political appointees

Gov. Nasir El’ Rufai of Kaduna said he has sacked 99 of his political appointees as part of ongoing right sizing of the workforce in the state.