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The introduction of the Pledge which also featured in the day’s Order Papers was according to the Speaker, an addition aimed at reawakening the spirit of nationalism and patriotism in the consciousness of members.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a "monster". This suggests that Mugabe will be as divisive a figure in death as he was in life, writes Roger Southall.
The Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki and a former Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Okada in Edo State, Professor Eghosa Osaghae, made the suggestion yesterday while speaking at a lecture to mark the 90th birthday celebration of the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, in Benin City.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren framed their Democratic presidential bids in personal, faith-based terms Saturday before black millennial Christians who could help determine which candidate becomes the leading progressive alternative to former Vice President Joe Biden.
Prime Minister Imran Khan travelled to Pakistani Kashmir on Wednesday where he was expected to issue a fresh challenge to India over its recent power-play which has sent tensions between the nuclear-armed neighbours soaring.
The Tiv Youth Organization, TYO, has accused Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku and a former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Danjuma (ret.), of showing apathy to alleged killings of Tiv indigenes in the state.
The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has congratulated Nigerians on the celebration of June 12 as its new democracy day, urging all citizens to work toward achieving the greater unity we once shared.
Facebook announced on Thursday that it has banned several high-profile accounts and people from its platform, including Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan, according to USA Today.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says that many world leaders are committed towards ensuring that there will never be a repeat of the type of genocide that happened in Rwanda.
Facebook on Friday said it is tightening live video streaming rules in response to the service being used to broadcast deadly attacks on mosques in New Zealand.
Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.
Elder statesman and the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edibiri, yesterday stated that the suspension of the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Walter Onnoghen is a big boost to President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption fight and save the judiciary from ridicule.
President of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Saturday called on countries to forge uncommon partnerships to tackle rising conflicts and displacements across the world.
Nigerian opposition coalition may collapse before the 2019 general election and give way for the the re-emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Emmanuel Macron has promised to attune himself more to grassroots France as he tries to dispel a reputation for arrogance and rekindle his flagging popularity.
Frontline PDP presidential hopeful, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, has accused the APC-led federal government of derailing from the vision of Nigeria’s founding fathers.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday implored Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel to maintain good civil-military relations in order not to put the Force in disrepute.
The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has called on Bayelsans to ignore a wild rumour being peddled by unscrupulous characters about a purported meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.
Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, announced that over 150 communities have been submerged following floods in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.
Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.
The Police Command in Niger State has arrested five persons for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.g
Two anti-establishment candidates in Tunisia's divisive election claimed on Sunday to have won through to a runoff, hours after polling closed in the country's second free presidential poll since the 2011 Arab Spring.
Hundreds of members of the “Yellow Vest” protest movement demonstrated in Paris on Saturday, leading to the arrest of at least 90 people in the French capital, police said.
Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Tuesday nullified the purported creation of additional village and district areas in the state.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched three special envoys to seven African countries to deliver messages of pan-African unity and solidarity following xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Presidency said on Sunday.