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A former Works Commissioner in Rivers State and current member representing Khana/Gokhana Federal Constituency, Mr. Dumnamene Dekor, has dismissed the claim that the Governor Nyesom Wike demolished a mosque in Rainbow Town to pave the way for a housing estate.

PDP governors beg Governor Wike not to dump party

Some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday waded into the crisis rocking their party arising from the face-off between the River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and some power blocs over the minority leadership in the House of Representatives.g

Reps minority leader tears PDP BoT apart

Members of the Board of Trustees, BOT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday publicly disagreed over the report of the committee set up to look into the circumstances that led to the emergence of Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives against the directive of the party.

Nasarawa Assembly approves N5 billion loan for government

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has approved the request of the state government to secure N5 billion bond from the capital market to undertake vital projects across the state.

Tribunal sacks PDP Reps member in Delta, upholds two other election

The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba has nullified the election of Benson Igbakpa of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as member representing Ethiope Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.

PDP senators call for probe over raid on Ebonyi governor’s residence

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senate Caucus has raised the alarm over the gestapo-like raid on the Abuja residence of the governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi, allegedly by the police.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

South African attacks: No more diplomatic ‘good guy’ – PDP senators

People’s Democratic Party (PDP) senators have urged the Federal Government to go beyond diplomatic rhetoric and compel the government of South Africa to immediately put a stop to the attacks on and killing of Nigerians living in their country.
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.

Senator Akpabio absolves self from bribery allegation against tribunal judges

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs Senator Godswill Akpabio has denied the allegation that he bribed the Chairman and members of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Akwa Ibom State.
Omoyele Sowore

Reps members urge President Buhari to release Omoyele Sowore in spirit of Sallah

The caucus also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure the release of Publisher of SaharaReporters and Convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, in the spirit of Sallah.
Oyo State House of Assembly

Oyo Assembly proposes bill banning open grazing

The Oyo State House of Assembly has passed a bill to regulate the activities of herdsmen in the state.
Oyo State House of Assembly

Bill on open grazing passes second reading in Oyo assembly

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday paased a bill to regulate the activities of herdsmen in the state.

Group warns Akwa Ibom PDP senator to steer clear of APC

The Akwa Ibom state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the senator representing Akwa Ibom North-East in the National Assembly, Bassey Akpan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to steer clear of the APC and its development programmes.

Ministerial screening: Timi Sylva a loanee from PDP – Senator Abaribe

The Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Thursday, described former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, as a “loanee” from the Peoples Democratic Party in the light of his ministerial nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate begins screening of ministerial nominees

The Senate on Wednesday commenced the screening of the 43 ministerial nominees appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Ministerial list: We have just five days to go on leave – Senate tells...

The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has indicated that it has only five days more to wait for President Muhammadu Buhari to submit the list of his ministerial appointees before it proceeds on its two-month annual vacation, according to the country’s legislative calendar.

Minority leadership crisis: PDP inaugurates 10-man committee

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday inaugurated a 10-man committee to investigate the role allegedly played by some of its lawmakers in the emergence of the minority leaders of the House of Representatives.

Reps members urge federal government to release Shiite leader Ibraheem El-Zakzaky

Members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday called on the Nigerian government to release Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, in accordance with several court rulings.
The Federal Government has condemned, in very strong terms, the unfortunate murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa and has called on the authorities to prosecute her killers.

Senate summons Nigerian envoy in South Africa over murder of insurance institute chief

The Senate on Wednesday summoned the Nigeria ambassador to South Africa to explain the circumstances that led to the alleged murder of the Deputy Director-General of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria, Elizabeth Ndubusi-Chukwu in the country recently.

Lawmakers beg PDP to rescind Ndudi Elumelu, others’ suspension

Some members of the House of Representatives have appealed to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to rescind the suspension of factional Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu, and six others, over the leadership crisis in the caucus.

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The six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety.
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N950 million fraud: You have case to answer – Court tells Senator Shekarau, two...

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday, struck out the no-case submission filed by the former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging his alleged N950 million money laundering trial.
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Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.

Fire engulfs Unity Bank’s head office in Lagos

The head office of Unity Bank on Victoria Island, Lagos State has been gutted by fire.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for robbing policeman

An Oredo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul.