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Full list of senate committees chairmen, deputy

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has named Chairmen of Senate Committees and their Deputies.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: Ruga should not be imposed on states

Kano State governor, Dr Umar Ganduje, has described RUGA settlement project as a programme that should be initiated by any interested state and not be imposed.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

Ruga: Governor Ganduje reveals states not required to implement settlement initiative

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has assured that States where Fulani are not indigenes will not be required to implement the RUGA settlement initiative.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20196

Senate asks foreign airlines to provide records of Nigerians in their employment

Some senators on Wednesday advocated for the protection of Nigerian airlines from what they described as unfair competition from their foreign counterparts.

Ex-President Jonathan, General Abdusalami, others for Peace Award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar have been nominated for the 2019 edition of the National Peace Awards (NPA).
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20199

North-Central, South-East battle for Senate Leader’s seat

Barely two weeks after the emergence of presiding officers of the Ninth National Assembly, the battle for principal officers’ seats has reached its peak with Senator Orji Kalu and Senator Abdullahi Adamu contesting for the coveted seat of Senate Leader.

National Assembly leadership: Endorsement of Senator Omo-Agege can cause disharmony within APC – Senator-elect Kalu

“Come tomorrow by the special grace of God and to the admiration of APC members and Nigerians at large, I will emerge as Deputy Senate President in the 9th National Assembly,” Kalu expressed optimism.
Ahmad Lawan

Senate presidency: 61 senators-elect to vote Ahmed Lawan

The coast got clearer for Dr. Ahmed Lawan on Saturday in his quest to become the next Senate President following his endorsement for the race by no fewer than 61 Senators-elect .

Ninth Assembly: Senator Gaya urges APC zone deputy senate president to North-West to ensure...

Sen. Kabiru Gaya, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the Deputy Senate President of the 9th Senate to the North West so it can consolidate on the votes it got from the area.

Senate kicks against planned downgrading of Enugu Airport

The Senate on Thursday asked the Federal Government to stop the planned downgrade of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa denies accusing foreign airlines of running drug cartels in Nigeria

The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has denied a report accusing some foreign airlines of running drug cartels in the country.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa denies stating Egypt, Ethiopian airlines run drug cartels in Nigeria

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has distanced herself from reports indicting EgyptAir and Ethiopian Airlines of facilitating drug running into Nigeria.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Airport scanners not functioning

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Wednesday that many of the scanners at the country’s airports were not functioning.
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INEC withdraws return certificate from President Buhari’s ex-aide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday issued a Certificate of Return for the House of Representatives seat in Sumaila/Takai Federal Constituency of Kano to Shamsuddeen Dambazau, son of the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman Dambazau.

Five senators-elect jostle for deputy senate presidency

Five out of the 64 senators-elect of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have signified their intention to run for the position of Deputy Senate President (DSP) of the ninth National Assembly ahead of its inauguration in June.
The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Senate: Return of Zainab Aliyu, Ibrahim Abubakar from S/Arabia a great relief to Nigerians

The Senate said on Tuesday that Nigerians felt great relief when Zainab Aliyu and Mr Ibrahim Abubakar returned from Saudi Arabia where she was detained for four months by that country’s authorities.

Senator Gaya: Senate President, Speaker’ll emerge by secret ballot

The President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives and their deputies in the ninth National Assembly, may be elected through secret ballot.
This picture taken on Tuesday, July 17, shows trucks completely blocking a section of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway at Second Rainbow inward Mile 2, and commercial buses driving against traffic.

Senate set to invite NPA, NIMASA, others, over Apapa gridlock

The Senate Committee on Works says plans are underway to invite the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) in the coming week over lingering Apapa gridlock.

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D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that it was her D’Tigress teammates that convinced her to come to Spain.

Evelyn Akhator: How I joined CB Avenida

D’Tigress forward Evelyn Akhator has revealed that it was her D’Tigress teammates that convinced her to come to Spain.
Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.

Nigeria U23 goalie Abubakar Adamu welcomes Theophilus Afelokhai, Ikechukwu Ezenwa CHAN Eagles competition

Nigeria U23 team, first choice goalkeeper Abubakar Adamu, has downplayed the rivalry among the invited goalkeepers in the Eagles B camp, ahead of this weekend’s CHAN 2020 qualifier against Togo.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Xenophobia: Geoffrey Onyeama did not refuse to appear before federal lawmakers – ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed allegations that its minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, refused to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: Group slams Femi Fani-Kayode, Yinka Odumakin

The Initiative to Save Democracy, a pressure group, says that the relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo remains mutually respectful.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called for a 'new era of cooperation' [Petr David Josek-AP]

Mike Pompeo: US backs Saudi Arabia’s ‘right to defend itself’

Following a meeting with Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States supports Riyadh’s “right to defend itself” and said Washington would not tolerate Iran’s “threatening behavior.”