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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Reps speaker urges state assemblies to save local council system in Nigeria

The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has urged State Houses of Assembly to save the Local Government Area system in Nigeria from imminent collapse through its instrument of lawmaking.

Why Lagos Assembly dropped three commissioner-nominees

The three commissioner-nominees, who were not confirmed on Monday by the Lagos State House of Assembly, were victims of high-wire politics, it was learnt.
Former Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has called for global collaboration in peace-building, stressing that world leaders need to work together to be able to surmount the huge security and economic challenges faced by various nations.

Ex-President Jonathan calls for global collaboration in peace-building at Korean summit

Former President Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has called for global collaboration in peace-building, stressing that world leaders need to work together to be able to surmount the huge security and economic challenges faced by various nations.
national assembly abuja

Senators, Reps members buy SUVs, properties at ridiculous prices

Corruption allegations have continued to dominate the National Assembly (NASS) as another allegation of selling items at scandalously give-away prices to outgoing lawmakers has surfaced.

Impeachment: Kogi assemblymen on self-destruction mission – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State has reacted to the planned impeachment moves of the deputy governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by members of the state Assembly, warning that the lawmakers were toeing the line of self-destruction.
Chinedum Orji

Abia speaker condemns extra-judicial killings of commercial tricyclist

The Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Chinedum Enyinnaya Orji, MNSE, has condemned the killing of Mr Chimaobi Nwaogu, a commercial tricycle operator in Aba, by one Corporal Ajayi, for allegedly refusing to part with N100 bribe at a military checkpoint in Ohanze, describing it as “tyranny of the gun by some bad eggs among security agencies paid with taxpayers money to protect lives and property of the citizens”, saying, “such barbaric acts are not welcome in a peaceful State like Abia”.

Bayelsa guber: Elders, opinion leaders insist on zoning

Bayelsa state elders and opinion leaders on Monday urged the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political parties to respect the principles of zoning in electing their candidates for the forthcoming governorship election in the state.
Imo State House Of Assembly

Imo Assembly confirms 17 commissioner nominees

After seven hours of grilling, the lawmakers at the Imo State House of Assembly on Thursday confirmed all the 17 commissioner nominees who appeared before them for screening.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo Assembly worst in infrastructural facilities – lawmakers

The lawmakers lamented that the administration of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and the previous administrations had failed to release money for the renovation of the complex.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Snake chases lawmakers from Ondo assembly

"When we were about to enter into plenary, a big snake just ran out of the chamber which disrupted our sitting and we had to hurriedly leave the chamber," said Olugbenga Omole, a spokesman for lawmakers from Ondo State.
Ondo State House of Assembly

Ondo lawmakers declare indefinite recess as snake creeps into parliament

This prompted Bamidele Oloyelogun, the speaker, to declare indefinite recess, saying the security of the legislators could not be guaranteed.

Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa tasks Nass on new education qualification for president

Lawyer and human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has tasked the 9th National Assembly to as a matter of urgency, review the education qualification for would-be Nigerian presidents from its current secondary school to at least a First Degree with minimum of Diploma in Law or Diploma in Political Science.
The much-anticipated inauguration of the Edo State House of Assembly has allegedly been performed, behind closed doors.

Edo lawmakers abducted, forced to take part in controversial inauguration – lawmaker

A lawmaker-elect in the Edo House of Assembly, Vincent Uwadia, has alleged that some of the state lawmakers were “abducted” and “forced” to participate in the assembly’s inauguration.

Charles Idahosa: APC will collapse in Edo if Governor Obaseki is forced out

A former Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Edo State, Mr. Charles Idahosa, has warned that the All Progressives Congress risked extinction in the state if Governor Godwin Obaseki is forced out of the party.

Edo lawmakers-elect dissociate selves from impeachment notice on Governor Obaseki

Lawmakers-elect of the Edo State House of Assembly, who are yet to be sworn in and some of their colleagues already sworn in, have denounced and dissociated themselves from an impeachment notice on the state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, currently being circulated on social media.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20198

Senate to liaise with House of Reps over Edo assembly crisis

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the upper chamber would set up an ad-hoc committee to work with their House of Representatives counterparts set up to investigate the crisis in Edo State House of Assembly.

Serap tells Senators Kalu, Goje, Okorocha, others to stop collecting pensions

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged all former governors now in the ninth Senate to “publicly commit to stop collecting pensions from their states while they serve as senators, return ‘pensions’ already collected to the public treasury, and push for the abolition of double emoluments laws for former governors and deputies in their states.”
Oyo State House of Assembly

Oyo assembly seeks return of vigilance groups

Oyo State House of Assembly has advocated the resuscitation of vigilance groups, especially in rural and agrarian communities.

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NSE indices record 0.21 percent loss

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) market indices shed 0.21 per cent due to loses in some blue chips.
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FIBA World Cup: D’Tigers departs for China on loan

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The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a request stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from inaugurating the 43 ministerial nominees over the exclusion of an FCT indigene from the cabinet list.

Pass all requests for meetings with me through Abba Kyari – President Buhari tells ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday told incoming ministers that all requests for meetings with him should pass through his chief of staff, Abba Kyari.
Tukur Buratai

COAS: Nigerian Army ready to enhance local capacity in logistics provision

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has expressed the readiness of Nigerian Army to enhance local capacity in providing logistics for its operations.
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#RevolutionNow: Court refuses to release Omoyele Sowore

A Federal High Court in Lagos has declined to order the release of SaharaReporters publisher, Omoyele Sowore, and other persons in connection with the August 5, #RevolutionNow protest.