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Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo speaker, three others risk jail term over ‘contempt of court’

The Speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Bamidele Oloyeloogun, and three members of the state Assembly have been summoned by the State High Court to show course why they should not be jailed for disobedience to the court’s order.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

House of Reps panel seeks prosecution of NDDC IMC, contractors over N81.5 billion infractions

The House of Representatives Committee on the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), is seeking to have the Interim Management Committee (IMC), of the Commission and a number of contractors investigated and prosecuted by anti graft agencies should they fail to account for N81.5bn suspicious spending from January to May, 2020.
Mr. Benjamin Kalu, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, says Nigeria must strengthen its laws to ensure politics is practiced without ethnic, religious or tribal considerations.

House of Rep calls for strengthening of electoral act, institutions

Mr. Benjamin Kalu, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Media and Public Affairs, says Nigeria must strengthen its laws to ensure politics is practiced without ethnic, religious or tribal considerations.

House of Reps demands details of NNPC expenditure, JV cash calls, others

The House of Representatives’ Committees on Petroleum Upstream, Downstream and Gas Resources, yesterday asked the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to open up its books on various expenditures incurred on Joint Venture operation (JVC), pipeline maintenance, rehabilitation of refineries, among others.
FILE PHOTO: Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark November 9, 2020. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Dead mink resurface from mass grave in Denmark

Mink that were culled to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus at fur farms in Denmark have resurfaced from mass graves this week, prompting complaints from residents about possible health risks.

Bill to repeal pension Act for ex-Kwara governors passes second reading at assembly

A bill seeking to repeal the Kwara state pension law for former governors and deputy governors on Thursday passed second reading at the Kwara House of Assembly.
The House of Representatives on Tuesday reprimanded the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for the continuing maltreatment of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

House for Reps grill government officials over $125 million World Bank loan

The House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, on Thursday, grilled officials of the Federal Government over how a $125m loan obtained from the World Bank was spent.

Bayelsa assembly suspends clerk

The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has suspended the Clerk of the House, Owudugo Kozigene, for three months over allegations of gross misconduct.

Bayelsa lawmakers shoot down water sector bill

Members of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly on Thursday set aside party differences to shoot down a Water Sector Bill which would have imposed taxes/levies on usage of water by residents of the state.

Funds shortage slows pace of work on federal roads in Edo – official

The Federal Controller of Works and Housing in Edo, Mr Razaq Aransiola, on Thursday attributed the slow pace of work on federal roads in the state to paucity of funds in the country.

Senator screening: Opposition parties canvass support for Mahmood Yakubu

A coalition of opposition political parties led by the National Chairman of Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze, on Thursday stormed the National Assembly canvassing support for the reappointment of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Wednesday cleared 17 Commissioner Nominees including President Muhammad Buhari’s Sister Hajia Rabi Atu Mohammed from Daura, submitted to it by Governor Aminu Bello Masari, for appointment as Commissioners.

Katsina assembly passes child protection bill into law

Seventeen years after the presentation of the Child Right Protection Bill by the Katsina State Government to the state House of Assembly and subsequent agitation for its passage by civil society organizations (CSOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and human right activists, lawmakers in the Assembly finally passed the bill into law on Wednesday.
The statement signed by all members of the Southeast Caucus in the House, led by Deputy Whip, Rep. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha (APC-Abia), also condemned attacks on security units, police officers and cultural institutions.

Female lawmakers demand 35% affirmative action for women

Female lawmakers shared their opinions at a workshop on gender legislation and other legal instruments in Abuja.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC: We will shock Nigeria’s political space with massive, unprecedented defections

The National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country.

House minority caucus congratulates Atiku Abubakar at 74

The Minority Caucus of the House of Representatives has congratulated a former vice-president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of his 74th birthday.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Nine Ondo lawmakers reject removal of deputy speaker

The Assembly members described the impeachment as unlawful claiming that it did not meet the constitutional requirements for the impeachment of the Deputy Speaker.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Osun APC National Assembly caucus cancels lecture to celebrate progressive governance

A lecture organised to mark what was called the 10th anniversary of progressive governance in Osun State has been cancelled by the organisers following the interventions of the party leaders at the national level.
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).

#EndSARS: Nigerian government reaches out to Britain over ‘sanction threat’

The Federal Government on Wednesday said that it has reached out to the British Government over the threat by the British Parliament to impose sanctions on Nigeria’s officials over their roles in the #EndSARS protests.

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Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it is bringing back the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol.

MultiChoice back with music reality show Nigerian Idol

After a three-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with season six to unearth some of the best musical talents the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.
Napoli will unveil a new fourth kit that pays tribute to Diego Maradona, four days on from the club legend's death.

Napoli unveil Diego Maradona-inspired tribute kit vs Roma

Although coach of Argentinian side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata at the time of his death, Maradona was more renowned for his remarkable playing career, during which he inspired his country to 1986 World Cup success and also played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli and Sevilla.
Defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said Rivers United are ready for the match against Futuro Kings of Equatorial Guinea in Saturday’s CAF Confederation’s cup preliminary round 1st leg match.

Ifeanyi Anaemena: Rivers United will bounce back from Futuro Kings defeat

Rivers United defender Ifeanyi Anaemena said his team is not down following their 1-2 loss to Futuro Kings on Saturday.
The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.

Ex-President Obasanjo decries fate of Nigeria’s 14 million out-of-school children

The former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has lamented the fate of over 14 million out of school children in Nigeria, declaring that lack of formal education and stagnated development are some of the biggest problems confronting the country.