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Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Group seeks annulment of National Assembly Special Privileges Act

The foremost anti-graft group, Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA Resource Centre) is asking the Federal High Court to declare null and void the Legislative Houses (Powers and Privileges) Act of 2017 which confers special privileges on Nigerian lawmakers.
President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the Emergency National Executive Council, NEC, meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

SERAP gives President Buhari 14 days to probe over N300 billion missing public funds

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has given President Muhammadu Buhari 14 days to “direct the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, and appropriate anti-corruption agencies to urgently investigate allegations that over N300bn of public funds are missing, mismanaged, diverted or stolen, as documented in the 2017 audited report by the Auditor General of the Federation (AGF).”

Court dismisses Senator Melaye’s suit against infectious diseases bill

The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday dismissed a suit filed by a former Kogi West senator, Dino Melaye, challenging some provisions of the controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill 2020, widely referred to as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Bill.
President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba

Labour: Nigerians must respect financial autonomy for judiciary, state legislatures

The Organized Labour has urged political leaders at every level to respect the wishes of the Nigerian people and allow the full exercise of financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature in the states.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps: No court ordered suspension of infectious diseases bill

The House of Representatives has disputed the reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the suspension of the ongoing process of the consideration of the Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

Infectious Diseases Bill: House of Reps want Governor Tambuwal excluded from consultative meeting

House of Representatives last night called for the disqualification of Sokoto Governor, Aminu Tambuwal in the proposed consultative meeting with the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF over the controversial Infectious Disease Bill, saying he was biased towards the development.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi governor threatens to attack journalists with ‘koboko’

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, yesterday, barred the correspondents of Vanguard and The Sun newspapers, Peter Okutu and Chijioke Agwu, respectively from entering Government House and government facilities in the state for life.

SERAP gives Ebonyi governor 48 hours to reverse illegal ‘life ban’ on journalists

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned “the blatant intimidation, harassment and attacks on journalists and media houses by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, and the illegal banning of the Correspondent of The Sun newspaper, Chijioke Agwu, and the Vanguard Newspaper, Peter Okutu, from entering Government house and Government facilities in the State for life.”
Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.

CRC: Rivers governor acted illegally suspending council chairmen

Governor Nyesom Wike acted illegally by suspending the chairman of Abua-Odua local Government Council, the Civil Rights Council said.
A Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the election of Dr. Shamsideen Dosumu as the president of Eko Club and declared Chief Babatunde Fanimokun as the legitimate president of the club.

Court upholds Babatunde Fanimokun as Eko Club president

A Federal High Court, Lagos, has nullified the election of Dr. Shamsideen Dosumu as the president of Eko Club and declared Chief Babatunde Fanimokun as the legitimate president of the club.

SERAP drags Nigeria, Kano to UN over arbitrary detention of Mallam Sanusi

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent “an urgent complaint to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention over the arbitrary detention and degrading treatment of deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi (II).

Coronavirus: Lawyer wants Nigeria to stop Chinese, Iranian, Italian visitors

An Abuja-based lawyer, Johnmary Jideobi, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for an order directing the Federal Government to stop issuing entry visas to Italians, Iranians and Chinese.
A Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, has sentenced a 47-year-old commercial driver Akeem Raimi, popularly known as an old soldier, to death by hanging, for killing a carpenter over refusal to refund N3000.

Lagos court outlaws mandatory blood donation

A Lagos High Court has outlawed compulsory blood donation in the state.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Nigeria needs new constitution to forestall another war – ex-president

The agitation for a new political order and arrangement in Nigeria got a new convert in former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: We need a new constitution in Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday, canvassed a new constitution for the country as against an amended one.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Why governors are against local council autonomy – APC chieftain

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, has explained the rationale behind the opposition of local government autonomy by some state governors.

Professor: INEC constitutionally right to delist parties

A former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Imo State University, Owerri, Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission did not breach the constitution in deregistering the 74 political parties.
Western Nigerian Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.

Amotekun: Ibadan union backs Southwest governors

Ibadan Progressive Union has commended the courage of the six governors of the South West states and their determination to secure Yorubaland through the collaborative initiative.

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Wike: Abdullahi Ganduje has exposed plot to rig Edo election

Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, Nyesom Wike, has said the statement credited to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, that he (Wike) will be quarantined, was an admission of the plot by the party to use security forces to rig the Edo State election come September 19.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Thursday in an FCT High Court in Maitama, re-arraigned a deputy director with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Emenike Umesi, for alleged misappropriation of N54.3 million.

EFCC: Court dismisses charges, acquits ex-NMA chairman, others

Justice Efe Ikponwonba of Edo State High Court sitting in Benin City, yesterday, dismissed the charges brought against former Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Edo State branch, Dr. Emmanuel Ighodaro, and two other executive members by the Economic Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

AGF Malami: Inmates on death row may get life

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami (SAN), said on Tuesday that the Federal Government was planning a process of commuting the death penalty of condemned inmates with over 10 years on death row to life imprisonment.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab eight suspects for rape, sodomy in Kebbi

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Agunbiade Oluyemi-Lasore, made this known while briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.
The Chief of Staff to Kwara State government, Alh Adisa Logun, has passed on.

Kwara chief of staff Adisa Logun passes on

The Chief of Staff to Kwara State government, Alh Adisa Logun, has passed on.