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Russia’s Lower House of Parliament gave its final approval on Tuesday to legislation to send quarantine violators to prison for up to seven years.

Russia moves to imprison quarantine violators for up to 7 years

Russia’s Lower House of Parliament gave its final approval on Tuesday to legislation to send quarantine violators to prison for up to seven years.
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UBA donates N28.5 million to Plateau to fight coronavirus

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation on Monday donated N28.5 million to Plateau Government as part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Nigerian senators donate 50 percent of salaries to fight against coronavirus

The Nigerian Senate has announced the decision by Distinguished Senators to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to the efforts to respond to the spread and treatment of Coronavirus in Nigeria.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor orders lockdown, shuts borders

Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Sunday announced a lockdown in the state, directing residents to stay at home from Monday.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila immediately after a meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly with some Ministers and Heads of Government agencies on the planned review of the 2020 budget.

Senate president urges government to provide relief for poor Nigerians

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, has called on the Federal Government to immediately devise ways of providing relief for poor Nigerians whose daily livelihood will be affected as a result of the restriction on movement due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
An anti-incumbent government protester waves a flag during a demonstration in front of the Knesset celebrating the resignation of the Knesset Speaker Yuli Eldenstein in Jerusalem on March 25, 2020. – Yuli Eldenstein, th speaker of Israel’s parliament, an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, resigned, clearing the way for a vote that could see him replaced by an opponent of the embattled premier. (Photo by Emmanuel DUNAND / AFP)

Benjamin Netanyahu ally resigns as speaker of Israel parliament

A right-wing ally of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped down as speaker of parliament on Wednesday in a blow to the embattled premier, the latest development in a months-long political crisis.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate committee threatens to issue arrest warrant for central bank governor

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts might consider demanding an arrest warrant for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, over his refusal to honour invitations extended to him by the legislature.
The Amotekun Corps Establishment Bill was signed into law on Friday by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun.

Osun governor signs Amotekun bill into law

The Amotekun Corps Establishment Bill was signed into law on Friday by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the State of Osun.
The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

Speaker: Non-payment of community levy hindering ECOWAS

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Sidie Mohammed Tunis, on Tuesday urged ECOWAS member countries to ensure that they paid their levies promptly to enable the sub-regional body to carry out its programmes.

ECOWAS Parliament: Sierra Leonean, Nigerian emerge speaker, deputy

Hon. Boucary Chaibou from Republic of Niger was elected as Second Deputy Speaker; Hon. Aklesso Atcholi from Togo as Third Deputy Speaker, while Hon. Adja Pinto from Guinea Bissau was elected as the Fourth Deputy.
Some clergies under the aegis of Concerned Gospel Ministers in Cross River, have urged National Judicial Commission (NJC) not to confirm Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State nominee, Justice Maurice Eneji, as acting Chief Judge of the State.

Cross River clergies urge NJC not to confirm Justice Eneji as acting chief judge

Some clergies under the aegis of Concerned Gospel Ministers in Cross River, have urged National Judicial Commission (NJC) not to confirm Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State nominee, Justice Maurice Eneji, as acting Chief Judge of the State.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate president inaugurates joint committee to ease passage of bills

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday inaugurated a Joint Committee of the National Assembly and the Executive to ensure seamless passage of bills into law.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor urges state assembly to pass 2020 budget

Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has insisted that there is no plan to divest the Federal Government’s stakes in joint venture oil assets.

Federal government discovers one billion barrels of crude oil in North-East

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, said about one billion barrels of Crude oil have been discovered in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC releases timetable for Kwara Assembly by-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the by-election into Patigi Constituency in Kwara House of Assembly.
Newsmen report the Senator representing Plateau South Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly (NASS), Senator Ignatius Longjan, is dead.

APC mourns Senator Longjan

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed deep sadness by the death of Plateau South Senatorial District, Senator Ignatius Longjan.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate gives MDAs two weeks to defend President Buhari’s loan request

The Senate has given Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government a two-week window period to appear before the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts to defend President Muhammadu Buhari’s loan request presently before the National Assembly.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, in a group photograph with members of the Senate Press Corps who presented a birthday card to him on Monday, January 27, 2020 3

Senator Lawan : Security, PIB, electoral reforms matters topmost agenda in Senate

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Monday that issues of security in the country, Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and electoral reforms are topmost on the agenda of the Senate as the upper chamber reconvenes on Tuesday.

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Four Nigerians detained in Cotonou over coronavirus quarantine fees

Four Nigerian returnees have been detained by soldiers in Cotonou, the Benin Republic after being quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in the West African country for refusing to pay N900, 000 each for the accommodation facility.

Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
Real Madrid is set to announce the signing of a midfielder as they set the stage to unveil Reinier Jesus Carvalho a player they signed from Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A.

Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

Real Madrid's first team will take pay cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent to compensate for the club's loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic, the Merengue confirmed on Wednesday.