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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. 2

Power probe: APC, PDP Reps may clash over ex-President Obasanjo

There are indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) members in the House of Representatives and their counterparts in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may soon be on warpath over the decision of the lower house to probe the country’s power sector.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

VP Osinbajo, Governor Okowa nominated for Niger Delta leadership awards

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta are to be given Niger Delta Leadership Awards 2018 by Gbaramatu Voice Newspaper, a multi-media organisation.

Monarchs, youths, others call for expulsion of Ebonyi lawmaker from PDP

Monarchs in Effium autonomous community in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state at the weekend called for expulsion of a lawmaker, Awo Chinedu representing Ohaukwu north constituency in Ebonyi state house of assembly from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for allegedly sponsoring cultism.

Bayelsa Assembly elects new speaker

Mr Isenah, member representing Kolokuma/Opokuma State Constituency 1, is a second-term legislator, and a former chief whip of the House.
Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo on Saturday said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament would not be tolerated anymore.

Speaker: Absence of ECOWAS MPs won’t be tolerated anymore

Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Moustapha Cisse Lo, on Saturday said that the consistent absence of some members of parliament would not be tolerated anymore.

Speaker Dogara, APC Caucus condemn electoral violence

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condemned some pockets of violence that trailed the last Governorship and state assembly elections in the country.
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Tanzanian police arrest 10 businessmen over killing of children

The speaker of the Tanzanian National Assembly, Job Ndugai, on Monday said that Tanzanian police had arrested 10 businessmen in connection with the recent killing of 10 children in the country.

NYCN leader tasks politicians on youth welfare

The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Ikorodu-West chapter, Lagos State, on Monday urged political leaders and office holders not to neglect the youth, only to remember them when elections were approaching.

Former councillor, five others killed in fresh attack in Plateau

At least six people including a former Council legislator identified as Mr Sunday Bulle were shot dead on Wednesday night by gunmen, who attacked Kwata Community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State
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Sri Lanka reinstates ousted premier Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lanka’s sacked prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was reinstated on Sunday, a legislator said, ending a 51-day political crisis in the island nation.
Mahinda Rajapaksa loyalists boycotted a key parliamentary committee on Friday [Lakruwan Wanniarachchi-AFP]

Sri Lanka: Mahinda Rajapaksa opponents win control of parliament panel

Opponents of the disputed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa have won control of a crucial committee in parliament, in a serious setback to his government.

Yusuf Lasun: No crisis’ll stop elections

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, has said nothing can stop next year’s general elections in the country.

Bassey Albert: Senate ready to pass gas flaring prohibition bill

Sen. Bassey Albert, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Gas, on Thursday said that the Senate would pass the Gas Flaring Prohibition Bill before the end of the year.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

2019: Olisa Agbakoba emerges APT presidential candidate

Leading third force political parties under a new name, Alliance for People’s Trust, APT, have ratified a new pact during the national convention and Presidential primaries convened by People’s Trust on Saturday in Lagos, which produced a legal icon and foremost pro-democracy activist, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, and a fresh breed energy expert and political strategist, Dr Gbenga Olawepo–Hashim as national chairman and Presidential Candidate respectively.
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Jigawa: Farmer beats incumbent legislator, picks APC state assembly ticket

Alhaji Sani Zaburan, a small scale farmer, on Saturday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket to contest the Kaugama State Constituency election in 2019 after beating the incumbent legislator Usman Masaki.
Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senator Arise: Supreme court must declare Senator Saraki, others’ seat vacant

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has been urged to approach the Supreme Court on the need to declare the seats of Senate President Bukola Saraki and other defecting senators vacant.

Akwa Ibom Speaker: I’m not leaving PDP

The Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Onofiok Luke, has said that nothing would make him leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Armed policemen take over Benue Assembly complex

Another drama played out at the Benue State House of Assembly, on Friday, after armed policemen took over the Assembly complex and barred members of the Assembly from gaining access to the facility.

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Bayelsa guber: APC group woos Time Alaibe, seeks reconciliation with others

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may have taken steps to woo Timi Alaibe, runner-up for the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 gubernatorial poll, as it moves to reap from the internal schism that has polarised the party in the state.
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Brazil manager under fire for playing Neymar

Brazil battled Nigeria in an international friendly on Sunday and drew 1-1 but that was the last thing people were talking about after the final whistle blew in Singapore.
Super Falcons skipper Onome Ebi has wishes Barcelona Ladies forward Asisat Oshoala best of luck ahead of UEFA Women’s Champions League final with Lyon on Saturday evening in Budapest.

Tokyo 2020: Onome Ebi raps NFF over Falcons’ ouster

Super Falcons defender Onome Ebi says she is yet to come to terms with Nigeria’s ouster from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, even as she frowned at the shenanigans that surrounded the resignation of Swede coach Thomas Dennerby.

Auchi polytechnic employee found dead in farm

An employee of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Mr. Samuel Okolie, who disappeared on October 9, has been found dead in his farm at Aviele community, near Auchi, in the Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State.

Ministry: 45% of deaths of children preventable with healthy diets

Forty-five per cent of deaths of children could be prevented through eating of healthy diets, Dr. Mohammed Bello Umar, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, has declared.