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The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: NDDC heads take 30% of contract sums

The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.
Babagana Umara Zulum

War on insurgency prolonged by sabotage – Borno governor

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has reiterated that the war on insurgency would have been over but for sabotage.
Borno State Governor, Babagana Umara Zulum on Friday joined thousands of Muslim faithful for eid prayers at the Ramat Square Eid ground, Maiduguri the state capital.

Governor Zulum, Senator Shettima attend eid prayer in Maiduguri

Muslim faithfuls observed their Eid prayers at various eid grounds amidst tight security and adherence to social distancing as well as the use of facemask.
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.
The death has occurred of Alhaji Muhammadu Goni, the first civilian Governor of old Borno State, comprising the present Borno and Yobe states.

Former Borno governor passes on in Maiduguri

The death has occurred of Alhaji Muhammadu Goni, the first civilian Governor of old Borno State, comprising the present Borno and Yobe states.
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.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president to lead delegation to burial of deceased Plateau lawmaker

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, will lead a delegation of Senators to the funeral service of Late Senator Longjan Ignatius Dantong slated for March 2, 2020, in Plateau State.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate introduces bill to create agency for repentant Boko Haram members

The Senate on Thursday began moves to establish an agency that would see to the rehabilitation, deradicalisation and integration of repentant insurgents in the country.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Lawan: How N’Assembly is working to improve security situation in Nigeria

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said the National Assembly has devised a strategy that will see to the creation of institutions dedicated to providing enduring solutions to Nigeria's security travails. Academy

Senator Shettima urges Auno attack probe

Amnesty International has condemned the massacre of stranded travellers in Auno village of Borno State, with a call on the Nigerian government to do more to secure innocent citizens.
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.

Senator Shettima: President Buhari came ahead of his time

The lawmaker representing Borno Central in the Senate, Kashim Shettima, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari came ahead of his time. The former governor of Borno State disclosed this in an interview.
Timi Frank

Ohanaeze: Timi Frank working against Igbo interest

Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the apex Igbo youth socio-cultural organization, Tuesday, waded in, the war of words between Abia state Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu and the past deputy national publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank.

APC names Senator Lawan, Bisi Akande, 8 others into national reconciliation committee

The National Working Committee, NWC, of ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has named Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to head its 10-member National Reconciliation Committee.
The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan heads APC reconciliatory committee

The Nigerian Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has been appointed as the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ten-member National Reconciliation Committee.

APC expresses shock, sadness over Senator Uwajumogu’s demise

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock and sadness over the death of senator representing Imo North Senatorial district, Benjamin Uwajumogu.
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.

Group alleges fresh plans to rehash allegations against VP Osinbajo

The Initiative to Save Democracy (ISD), a political group in Nigeria, has raised the alarm over fresh plans by some elements to rehash old, baseless and unsubstantiated allegations against Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

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Miyetti Allah urges Nigerian government, others to extend palliatives to members

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has urged all tiers of government to extend palliatives to the pastoralists community to cushion the effects of Coronavirus pandemic on them.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police parade six suspected kidnappers of wife of Appeal Court’s judge, 27 others in...

The Cross River State Police Command on Thursday paraded 6 kidnap suspects of the wife of appeal Court Judge, Justice Ignatius Agube and 28 others for Cultism, piracy and sundry crimes.g
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari commissions 17-storey Nigerian content development building in Yenagoa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja pledged to spend more on infrastructure across the country, focusing on finishing projects delivered by local contractors and technology that create jobs for thousands of Nigerians.
6 The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday distributed sensitive materials to all 16 local government areas in Ekiti state ahead of the governorship election.

Edo guber: INEC to deploy 20,000 ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it would deploy no fewer than 20,000 ad-hoc staff for the conduct of the forthcoming Edo governorship election scheduled for Sept. 19.

Pyrates urge Nigerian government to urgently arrest southern Kaduna crisis

The National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Pyrates Confraternity has called on the Federal Government to urgently arrest the insecurity situation in southern Kaduna.