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Joseph Kabila

DR Congo opposition lose 23 seats to Joseph Kabila’s coalition

EEC, the Protestant Church of the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, has waded into a recent judicial ruling that led to the loss of over twenty parliamentary seats by the country’s main opposition party.
Huawei

US budget chief requests two-year delay on parts of Huawei ban

The White House’s acting budget chief is pressing for parts of the US’s Huawei ban to be delayed an additional two years, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Seyi Makinde

Governor Makinde: Why my government‘ll establish anti-graft agency

Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, has said his administration will establish an anti-corruption agency that will be empowered to beam its searchlight on any individual and body in the state with a view to fighting graft to a standstill.
national assembly abuja

More Nigerians kick against ‘welcome package’ for federal lawmakers

More than 1,500 concerned Nigerians, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying the incoming members of the 9th National Assembly individually and/or collectively over N4.68 billion as ‘welcome package’.”
Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki bows out as 8th Senate adjourns indefinitely

The 8th Senate, which was inaugurated on June 9, 2015, adjourned its legislative activities indefinitely after four years on Thursday and will no longer hold legislative activities.
Senator Ben Murray-Bruce

Senator Bruce: Some of my colleagues don’t read

A Nigerian senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, is angry at the level of knowledge displayed by his colleagues in the 8th Senate.
Imo State House Of Assembly

Imo council chairmen, councillors barricade Assembly

Elected Council Chairmen and Councillors in Imo State on Monday, stormed the Imo State House of Assembly, barricading the entrance to protest reported plan by the Lawmakers to terminate their tenure.
national assembly abuja

Banks target federal lawmakers’ severance packages to recover loans

Some outgoing senators are allegedly under serious pressure following their inability to meet their financial obligations to the banks that gave them loans for their elections.

Ogun Assembly sacks ex-Governor Amosun’s monarchs, council bosses

The Ogun State House of Assembly on Friday passed a bill and three resolutions nullifying all appointments and financial agreements made by the Ibikunle Amosun administration between February 1 and May 28.

Ninth Senate: Senator Ndume accuses APC leadership of illegality

A contestant for the position of president of the Senate in the incoming 9th session of the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has said declaring a candidate for the seat as the favourite of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), is in the breach of Nigerian constitution and that of the party.
Ahmad Lawan

Senator Lawan: Zamfara APC judgment a setback but we shall triumph

Leading contender for the President of the Senate in the 9th Assembly, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, yesterday described the Supreme Court judgment which voided all votes cast for the All Progressive Congress in Zamfara State as a huge setback for the party.
Edo State House of Assembly

Protesters litter Edo Assembly with faeces

Protesters comprising members of the Edo State civil society have littered the entrance of the Edo State House of Assembly over a bill passed by the lawmakers criminalising electricity theft.
Al-Shabab fighters stormed a Somali government building in Mogadishu on Saturday, with at least four people killed in the suicide car bomb attack by the armed group and an ensuing gunfight.

Former minister among five killed in car bomb

A former Somali foreign minister was among five killed Wednesday when a car bomb exploded in the capital Mogadishu, according to the country's information minister.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC quizzes Kwara government, state assembly officials over suspicious payments

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ilorin Zonal Office has commenced investigations into the alleged illegal payment of about N400 million to some members of the Kwara State House of Assembly and the State Executive Council members before the expiration of their tenures.
Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

Ninth Assembly: APC expresses satisfaction with support for Senator Lawan, Rep Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed satisfaction with the level of support for its official candidates for the ninth Senate president and House of Representatives speaker, Senator Ahmad Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila respectively, revealing that the remaining leadership positions would soon be zoned.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Senate grills IGP Adamu behind closed doors over insecurity

The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Adamu Mohammed, is currently appearing before the Senate in plenary to explain the spate of insecurity across Nigeria.
Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps speakership: Femi Gbajabiamila, Idris Wase join forces

The campaign organisations of the House of Representatives Leader Femi Gbajabiamila and Mohammed Idris Wase collapsed into one last night.

Defection: Bukola Saraki, Yakubu Dogara, 52 other lawmakers know fate May 17

The Federal High Court Abuja, has fixed May 17 to deliver judgment in a suit seeking the removal of Senate President Bukola Saraki, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and 52 other lawmakers.

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NCDC partners German agency to strengthen health security in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to strengthen health security in Nigeria.

Police bust six-man child trafficking syndicate in Imo

The Imo State Police Command has apprehended operators of a notorious child stealing and trafficking syndicate based in the state with a spread across the country.
Femi Fani--Kayode

June 12: Fani Fani-Kayode berates Babagana Kingibe for attacking former President Obasanjo

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has exonerated former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the annulment of the June 12, 1993 presidential election and berated a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, for alleging that Obasanjo knew about the annulment.
Nigeria skipper John Obi Mikel says that his return to international football was in accord with the discussion he had with coach Gernot Rohr, in which they agreed that he would only come back when he feels he is ready to give his very best again.

Mikel Obi: Egypt 2019 may be my last AFCON

John Obi Mikel has revealed that 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt may be his last for the Super Eagles.

June 12: Former Governor Fayose’s diatribes against ex-President Obasanjo condemnable – group

Nigerian Forum for Good Governance and Leadership has described ”the diatribes” by a former governor of Ekiti, Mr Ayo Fayose, against former President Olusegun Obasanjo over recognition of June 12 as condemnable.