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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, says that constitutional amendment is needed before Nigerians in diaspora can be allowed to vote.
Reintroduced again, with adjustments from the last version, the legislation seeks to shift from the traditional police system to a community-participatory policing, where citizens in their respective communities are brought closer to the police in the prevention, detection and resolving of crimes.
A political pressure group, Niger Delta Youth Coalition (NDYC), has called for legislation that would enthrone political zoning systems and power rotation as part of the county’s law.
The Senate on Tuesday considered a bill seeking to establish a National Agency for the Research and Management of Persons with Special Needs.
President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision not to run in Burundi's elections in May has come as a surprise.
Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.
The UK government won’t adopt the EU’s controversial copyright directive after it leaves the bloc on January 31st, though politicians say they still support the legislation’s “overall aims.”
India's Supreme Court has sought government response to petitions filed against a new citizenship legislation after it refused to stay the law that has sparked widespread opposition and protests across the country.
The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is ramping up rights for married women, enforcing the charge of rape against offending husbands — a taboo in conservative Swati society.
Over 70 per cent of persons with spinal cord-related injuries are from poor families that cannot afford their medical expenses, it was learnt on Monday.
Police banned public gatherings in parts of New Delhi and other cities for a third day Friday and cut internet services to try to stop growing protests that have so far left eight people dead and more than 1,200 others detained.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday assured investors who are willing and ready to invest into the Nigerian economy of adequate protection and support.
Fresh protests against India’s new citizenship law erupted Tuesday as alleged police brutality fuelled fury against the legislation which critics say is anti-Muslim.
Political Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America, Jerry Howard, on Tuesday described the Hate Speech bill before the National Assembly as an “impressive” piece of legislation needed to address issues of discrimination, hostility and violence in Nigeria.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law requiring all smartphones and computers sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian software.
A trade deal between the U.S. and China has stalled because of newly signed U.S. bipartisan legislation supporting pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong, according to the news website Axios.
A retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, says that the National Assembly (NASS) is heading for a futile exercise with the Hate Speech bill currently before it.
Novak Djokovic admitted on Sunday he will miss injured rival Roger Federer as he prepares to begin his charge for the Dubai Championships.
Gunmen suspected to be political thugs at the weekend invaded a meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at Emu-Unor community in Ndokwa West Local Government Area of Delta State.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Agricultural and Rural Development Secretariat organized a one day training on the production of plantain and banana for rural farmers.
The striker impressed against Manchester United in the Europa League in midweek, and has continued to make a name for himself on the continent since scoring a brace against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last year.
Iran’s interior minister said on Sunday that 42.6 percent of eligible voters turned out for the country’s parliamentary election, a record low in such polls since the Islamic revolution.
Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his powerful gang may retaliate.
The man according to the police was arrested in Awka, the state capital, and has confessed to sleeping with the boys who are between the ages of 10 and 14 years.
The Nigeria Football Federation has stated that Mr. Bitrus Bewarang remains the Technical Director of the football – governing body and that at no time has the body called for applications from candidates for his position, not to talk of appointing anyone into the post.
The Standard Organization of Nigeria has presented the Mandatory Conformity Assessment Programme (MANCAP) certification to Innoson Vehicles Manufacturing company.
Chadian soldiers on Wednesday repelled an incursion into a volatile northern gold-mining region from neighbouring Libya, the army said.