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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (second from right) and the Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (second from left), during the joint public hearing of Senate Committees on Communications and Trade & Investment at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Senate probes GSM operators over drop calls — in pictures

A Senate panel on Wednesday held a public hearing to investigate telecommunications network operators in the country over increasing rate of drop calls.

Ministers seek approval for President Buhari’s $22.7 billion loan request

Ministers on Tuesday made a case for the approval of the $22.718 billion loan request made by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly.

Air Peace chief denies US fraud allegations, says all money transferred went through central...

Air Peace CEO Allen Onyema, has denied all fraud allegations by the USA, stating that they are false and are in no way in line with his character as a person and as a business man whose only aim has been to build Nigeria and improve wellbeing.

Cross River governor presents N1.1trillion 2020 appropriation bill

Cross River Governor, Prof Benedict Ayade, has presented the sum of One Trillion, One Hundred Billion, One Hundred and Seven Million, Five Hundred and Seven Thousand Naira and Nine Kobo, only as the 2020 state Appropriation Bill to the Cross River House of Assembly, Thursday in Calabar.

Orlu elders urges Imo governor to prosecute Senator Okorocha

Elders of Orlu Senatorial Zone of Imo State, under the aegis of Orlu Elders Council, have called on Governor Emeka Ihedioha to probe and prosecute the immediate past Governor of the State, Chief Rochas Okorocha.
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UNICEF: Nigeria loses N1.4 trillion annually due to violence against children

An estimated loss of economic value of N1.42 trillion is incurred annually due to the consequences of violence against children (VAC), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said.
Gov. Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno has vowed to send out of the state any International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) undermining the interest of government toward achieving peace in the state after 10 years of Boko Haram insurgency.

Governor Zullum: We will spend our last kobo to eliminate Boko Haram

Borno State Governor Babagana Zullum on Monday assured that the state government would spend its last kobo to support the military and strengthen Civilian JTF and hunters, to eliminate terrorism.

Naira gains against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Tuesday gained 40 Kobo to exchange at N359 to the dollar at the parallel market in Lagos, stronger than N359.6 traded on Monday.

Naira up to N361.85 to the dollar in I&E window

The Naira yesterday appreciated to N361.85 per dollar in the Investors and Exporters (I&E) window due to an 80 percent increase in the volume of dollars traded.
FILE PHOTO- Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki arrives for a news conference at the National Assembly in Abuja, Aug. 8, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Lai Mohammed: Bukola Saraki lied over N10 million donation to victims of Offa robbery

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says the claim by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that he donated N10 million to victims of the April 5 robbery in Offa “is patently false.’’
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JTB: Nigerian tax payers now 35 million

The ongoing database consolidation of the Joint Tax Board (JTB) has seen Nigeria’s data base of tax payers expanding from 20 million to 35 million.

Naira gains against dollar at parallel market

The Naira on Tuesday gained one kobo to exchange at N359 to the dollar, stronger than N360 posted on Monday.

Senator Kwankwaso seeks support of Edo PDP delegates

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwanso, Monday promised to replicate his developmental strides in Kano State to the entire country.

Professor Sagay: Looting still ongoing at national assembly

The chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay, says looting of public funds still takes place at the national assembly through budget padding.

Ethiopia to free thousands of Oromo political detainees

The government of Ethiopia has announced the release of 2,345 prisoners, who were sent to jail following the 2015 and 2016 protests in the country's Oromia region.

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APC reports Zamfara Radio to NBC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to call the management of the State Radio and Television to order, over alleged provocative broadcasts against its members.
The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) to find practical solutions to insecurity confronting the country.

Nigerian soldier kills four colleagues, self in Borno

A corporal of the Nigerian Army attached to Operation Lafiya Dole has opened fire on his colleagues, killing four personnel and injuring two others.
Mauricio Pochettino has calmed fears that Tottenham ace Dele Alli will not be fit enough for the Champions League final, after the midfielder was subbed at half-time during Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Everton.

Dele Alli charged by FA over coronavirus Snapchat video

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged by the Football Association after posting a video on social media mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Newly appointed Assistant coach and former Captain of the Super Eagles, Joseph Yobo, says he cannot wait to start in his new position.

Celestine Babayaro faults Joseph Yobo’s Super Eagles appointment

Celestine Babayaro has shared his thoughts on the appointment of Joseph Yobo as Nigeria’s senior national team assistant coach.
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.