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Anthony Lino Makana was accused by fellow MPs of failing to present auditor-general and anti-corruption reports to parliament and blocking lawmakers from summing ministers for questioning.

South Sudan speaker resigns under pressure over mismanagement

Anthony Lino Makana was accused by fellow MPs of failing to present auditor-general and anti-corruption reports to parliament and blocking lawmakers from summing ministers for questioning.
Demonstrators stand in front of a riot police vehicle during a protest against the Chilean government in front of La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago on November 26, 2019. – Furious Chileans have since October 18 been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues. (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)

Protesters clash with police as Chile unrest enters 50th day

Protesters clashed with police as thousands took to the streets of Chile’s capital Friday for a demonstration that marked 50 days since the outbreak of the country’s worst civil unrest in decades.
Melania Trump was booed by a roomful of students in Baltimore on Tuesday when she took the stage to give a speech about youth opioid use, one of the pillars of her “Be Best” initiative.

Melania Trump wades into impeachment fight

US First Lady Melania Trump on Wednesday publicly rebuked a scholar who used her 13-year-old son’s name to make a point during a hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into the president.
U.S. President Donald Trump. PHOTO- Matt Bevin. Bryan Woolston-Getty Images-AFP

Donald Trump, lawyers to shun impeachment hearing this week

The office of the President of the United States on Sunday told opposition (Democrats) lawmakers that the US president, Donald Trump, and his lawyers will not be participating in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.”
Ogun State House of Assembly

Ogun assembly convenes public hearing on PPP Law

Committed to addressing the age-long problem of inadequate infrastructural facilities through enabling legislations, the Ogun State House of Assembly has convened a public hearing where stakeholders were engaged on the proposed Public Private Partnership Law, 2019 aimed at developing public assets, funding and monitoring infrastructural facilities through feasible public and private partnership effort.
Fiona Hill said the president had instead listened to the views of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.

Impeachment inquiry: Donald Trump ‘promoted discredited Ukraine theory’

US President Donald Trump disregarded senior advisers and pushed a false theory that Ukraine had meddled in the 2016 election, an ex-White House aide has told the impeachment inquiry.
Speakers of the 36 States House of Assemblies on Thursday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja. 3

President Buhari: Constitutional constraints delaying legislature autonomy

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja urged lawmakers in the country to always place interest of the people first in all deliberations and negotiations.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 4

Social Media Bill: Senate proposes N10m fine, three years imprisonment for offenders

Despite public outcry, the Senate on Wednesday passed the Social Media into second reading as the lawmakers proposed three years imprisonment for the offenders.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Bus purchase probe: Former Governor Ambode’s suit incompetent – Lagos assemblymen tell court

Lawmakers probing former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos over purchase of 820 buses as part of the Bus Reform Project of the state, on Wednesday said the suit he filed against them was incompetent.
Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.

Protests erupt after Iran hikes petrol prices

Sporadic protests have broken out in a number of Iranian cities after authorities announced a surprise decision to ration and increase the price of petrol as part of efforts to offset the effect of crippling US sanctions.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Atiku Abubakar: Anti-hate speech bill an abuse of legislative process

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the bill being conceived by the National Assembly to tackle hate speeches and other social media related contents is an abuse of legislative process.
Bolivia's second Senate Vice President and opposition politician Jeanine Anez, center, wearing the Presidential sash, addresses the crowd from the balcony of the Quemado palace after she declared herself interim president of the country, in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Juan Karita—AP

Bolivia: Senator Jeanine Áñez declares self interim president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales’ resignation.
SEATTLE, WA – MARCH 22/ A Boeing 737 MAX 9 test plane is pictured at Boeing Field on March 22, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. 737 MAX airplanes have been ground by multiple aviation authorities after two two 737 MAX 8 airplanes crashed within five months of each other. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Boeing expects to resume 737 Max commercial service green light in January

Boeing on Monday said it expects to resume deliveries of its grounded 737 Max planes as early as next month and that airlines could be able to restart commercial service in January, setting off the biggest rally in the company’s shares since June.

Huge Hong Kong rally after student dies and lawmakers arrested

Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers packed into a park Saturday night to mourn a student who died during recent clashes as police arrested a group of pro-democracy lawmakers, deepening the city’s political crisis.

Jigawa assemblyman sponsors free eye surgery for 130 constituents

A member representing Bulangu Constituency in Jigawa House of Assembly, Alhaji Yusuf Ahmad-Soja, on Saturday sponsored free eye surgery for 130 constituents to treat cataract and trachoma.

Lawmakers call for pause on false micro-targeted political ads

An international “grand committee” of lawmakers called on Thursday for a pause on online micro-targeted political ads with false or misleading information until the area is regulated.
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Group urges National Assembly members to focus on law making, leave political parties alone

As November 16th election in Kogi and Bayelsa State draws nearer, a group, under the auspices of Democracy Dividend Development Initiatives (DDDI) has called on the National Assembly (NASS) to concentrate on making effective laws that will tackle rising tide of insecurity, joblessness, poverty and other socioeconomic issues in the country.
“BREAKING- I led over 30 of my colleagues into the SCIF where (House Intelligence Committee chairman) Adam Schiff is holding secret impeachment depositions. Still inside more details to come,” tweeted congressman Matt Gaetz, fierce Trump defender

Donald Trump: Republicans storm private impeachment deposition meeting, delay testimony

Furious about being left out of the Donald Trump impeachment process, US congressional Republicans stormed a closed-door witness deposition and refused to leave for several hours in an escalation of the showdown over the investigation of the president.

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A retired National Boxing Coach, Samson Aransiola, on Monday said that indigenous boxers were being robbed of a place in the heavyweight category because the sport lacked adequate investment in the country.

Onoriode Ehwariemi vows to win WBF title for Nigeria

Onoriode “Godzilla” Ehwariemi of Nigeria has vowed to defeat his Argentine opponent, Argentina’s Ariel “Chiquito” Baracamonte, when they clash for the World Boxing Federation (WBF) Intercontinental heavyweight title at GOtv Boxing Night 20.

UN condemns killing of four humanitarian aid workers in Borno

UN humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria Mr Edward Kallon said in a statement at the weekend that the international community was saddened by the killing of the four aid workers.
Juventus women’s player Eni Aluko has said she felt discriminated against while in Turin and was treated like former Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar when walking through an airport.

Eniola Aluko: I was treated like a drug baron while at Juventus

Eni Aluko has spoken openly about the way she was treated during her time in Italy at Juventus due to the colour of her skin.
Jamilu Collins

Super Eagles star counts blessing with club, national team

With just a few weeks to the end of 2019, Super Eagles and Paderborn SC of Germany left-back Jamilu Collins has expressed his delight after what he described as a positive year following successes with both club and country.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu addressing crowd at his residence in Benin

Edo guber: Governor Obaseki talks tough, bans rallies as Osagie Ize-Iyamu joins APC

The high drama surrounding the holding of rally by a faction of the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to receive Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and his defecting political associates and supporters from the PDP, ended yesterday on an anti-climax note, as the factional state chairman, Col. David Imuse (rtd), formally welcomed Ize-Iyamu into the party and presented him and his supporters with a broom, which is the party’s symbol.