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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (second from right) and the Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (second from left), during the joint public hearing of Senate Committees on Communications and Trade & Investment at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Senate probes GSM operators over drop calls — in pictures

A Senate panel on Wednesday held a public hearing to investigate telecommunications network operators in the country over increasing rate of drop calls.

Nigeria’s cooperative housing initiative for informal sector commences

The first of the federal government’s planned cooperative housing initiative to reach the informal sector in the country came on stream Monday as the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, commissioned the AKACARE Cooperative Housing Scheme, the Woodhill Estate, at Kuje, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
Fr. Nicholas Oboh, Nigerian priest kidnapped last week in Benin, has been released.He was freed Tuesday evening by his abductors.

Kidnapped Catholic priest released

Fr. Nicholas Oboh, Nigerian priest kidnapped last week in Benin, has been released.He was freed Tuesday evening by his abductors.
Former Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo is in Manchester United squad for their UEFA Europe league clash against Belgian side Club Brugge.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confident Odion Ighalo will get goals for Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is confident Odion Ighalo will deliver the goods for the side.
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Senate holds one-minute silence for deceased Ex-WAEC registrar

The Senate on Wednesday observed a minute silence in honour of renowned Nigerian novelist and former Registrar of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Chukwuemeka Ike.
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.

Commission tasks National Assembly on water resources bill

The Nigeria Integrated Water Resources Commission (NIWRC), has urged National Assembly to ensure quick passage of the Water Resources Bill to enhance revenue generation and create job opportunities in the country.
Rising star Emmanuel Dennis has revealed how gamblers and die-hard fans of Club Brugge insulted him after missing glaring chances against Galatasaray in their opening Champions League games of the season.

Emmanuel Dennis, David Okereke named in Club Brugge squad for Manchester United clash

Nigerian duo, Emmanuel Dennis and David Okereke have been named in Club Brugge’s squad for Thursday Europa League Round of 32 clash Manchester United.

World Bank approves six projects for Nigeria

It said the projects would also capture expansion of the digital economy to promote job creation and increase capacity of public and private sector on governance, social and environmental safeguards.
Former Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo is in Manchester United squad for their UEFA Europe league clash against Belgian side Club Brugge.

Manchester United to unleash Odion Ighalo against Club Brugge

Former Nigerian forward Odion Ighalo is in Manchester United squad for their UEFA Europe league clash against Belgian side Club Brugge.
Nigerian defender Valentine Ozornwafor has backed his Segunda Liga side, Almeria, to bounce back from Saturday’s narrow loss to Huesca.

Valentine Ozornwafor backs Almeria to bounce back from Huesca loss

Nigerian defender Valentine Ozornwafor has backed his Segunda Liga side, Almeria, to bounce back from Saturday’s narrow loss to Huesca.
Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose is excited to sign for a new club after ending his long wait without a club.

Efe Ambrose delighted to join Scottish side Livingston

Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose is excited to sign for a new club after ending his long wait without a club.
Samuel Chukwueze's contribution was not enough to help Villarreal from bowing to a 2-1 loss against Espanyol on Sunday.

Barcelona could turn to Samuel Chukwueze to replace Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona has been urged to make a move for Villareal youngster Samuel Chukwueze as a replacement for injured Ousmane Dembele.
Livingston have completed the shock signing of former Celtic and Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose.

Efe Ambrose: Why I joined Livingston

Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has revealed reasons why he signed for Scottish Premiership club Livingston.
Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara state, who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued.

Nigeria secures release of national placed on death row in Saudi

Ibrahim Ibrahim, an indigene of Zamfara state, who was placed on death row in Saudi Arabia, has been rescued.
Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.

Nigerian music star Olamide signs deal with American company

Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila seeks China’s support to end insecurity

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has sought the support of the Peoples Republic of China to end insecurity in Nigeria.

Two soldiers killed, many houses razed in Jos attack

Nigerian soldiers have torched many homes across southern and central Nigeria after recent attacks by armed groups that left six soldiers dead, security sources and residents said Tuesday.
President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

Senate president wants security beefed up at National Assembly

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday tasked top security officials to beef up security measures at the National Assembly.

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NBC: Federal government not out to gag Nigerians

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has said the new broadcasting regulations were not intended to gag Nigerians from expressing their views.

141 hospital staff investigated for giving free medicals to friends

Some 141 doctors and paramedics at a public hospital in Rome have been charged with fraud for giving free medical tests to friends and family evading regional taxes, police said on Friday.

Forex: Central bank injects $292.34 million, CNY 22.8 million into Retail SMIS

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday, February 21, 2020, continued its intervention in the inter-bank foreign exchange market by injecting the sum of $292.34million into the retail Secondary Market Intervention Sales (SMIS).
Kwara State Governor Abdulraham Abdulrazaq

Kwara state-owned newspaper gets acting general manager

A new acting General Manager has been appointed for the Kwara State Printing and Publishing Corporation (The Herald Newspapers).

Imo renames college after late Senator Uwajumogu

The Imo State government has renamed the Imo State College of Education, Ihitte Uboma after the late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu as a way to mortalizing him for his service to the state.