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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate mourns second Republic minister Bode Olowoporoku

The Senate, on Wednesday, mourned the demise of Senator Bode Olowoporoku when it held a minute silence to honour the deceased who died at his residence on March 24, 2021, after a brief illness at the age of 76.
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.

N544 million fraud: EFCC presents third witness against ex-SGF Babachir Lawal

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has presented a third prosecution witness against the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, in an alleged N544 million Grass-cutting fraud.
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi’s faction heads to Supreme Court to take over Ekiti PDP

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) loyal to the Senator representing Ekiti South, Mrs Biodun Olujimi yesterday rejected the decision of the Court of Appeal that recognised the state’s former governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose’s faction.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Judge’s health stalls hearing in ‘certificate forgery’ suit against Governor Obaseki

Hearing in the ongoing alleged certificate forgery suit against Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo was stalled at the Federal High Court Abuja on Thursday, due to the ill health of the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed.
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator Olujimi rejects proposal of voting rights for married underage girls

Senator Biodun Olujimi (Ekiti South - PDP) says a proposal to grant voting rights to married girls under the age of 18 should be rejected by the National Assembly.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki asks court to stop APC’s certificate forgery suit against him

The Abuja division of the Federal High Court has reserved ruling in a motion filed by Edo state governor, Dr Godwin Obaseki seeking to stop further hearing in the certificate forgery suit brought against him by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ekiti PDP factions clash over member’s suspension

The Fayose faction claimed that it had suspended Anifowose from the party for alleged anti-party activities including accepting appointment from the Dr Kayode Fayemi-led All Progressives Congress government, a party which the PDP said “symbolised failure.”
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

#EndSARS: Senate seeks 1% VAT to compensate riot-ravaged states

There was an uproar on the floor of the Senate yesterday as senators debated a motion seeking to compensate states wracked by the violence associated with the recent #ENDSARS protests.
Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: Asiwaju Tinubu greatest builders of men in Yoruba nation

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as one of the greatest builders of men in Yoruba land and Nigeria at large.
Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose

Ayo Fayose: I won’t join political enemies to shoot down Senator Tinubu

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said he won’t join political enemies of the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to shoot him down politically.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo election: Court fixes date for judgment in suit challenging Governor Akeredolu’s candidacy

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, fixed Dec. 14 for judgment in a suit challenging the validity of the primary election that produced Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State as All Progressives Congress (APC)’s candidate in the Oct. 10 poll.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Hearing on APC suit against Edo governor begins

A Federal High Court, Abuja, will today begin hearing in the certificate forgery suit instituted against Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki by the All Progressives Congress (APC).
National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

PDP crisis: Ayo Fayose taking advantage of my gender – Senator Olujimi

National Assembly member, Senator Biodun Olujimi, on Sunday alleged that the camp of former Governor Ayodele Fayose was trying to take advantage of her gender to sideline her from the management team of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State.

Senator reintroduces gender equality bill

The Senate has reintroduced the Gender Equality Bill.

Ekiti senator heads for appeal court over tribunal ruling

The battle for the Ekiti South senatorial seat has shifted to the Court of Appeal as Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has filed an appeal against the declaration of the former occupant, Senator Biodun Olujimi as the poll winner.

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Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Mr Abdulkareem Asuku, has called for youth assertiveness in political party structures.

Kogi governor’s aide urges youth assertiveness in party structures

Chief of Staff to Kogi State Governor, Mr Abdulkareem Asuku, has called for youth assertiveness in political party structures.

JAMB releases 2021 UTME results, to review CCTV footages

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted between Saturday, 19 and Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, made this known during the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 press conference held in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nigerian government extends coronavirus vaccination eligibility period to July 5

The federal government has said it has extended the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine from June 28 to July 5, 2021.

Anambra election: PDP holds primary Saturday, adopts automatic delegate system

In view of the two judgments of the court served on the party, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party said the party has discarded the use of the three man ad-hoc delegates for the election of its governorship candidate in the November 6 election.
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State

Kwara donates patrol vehicles, bulletproof vests to security agencies

The Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has presented 20 new patrol vehicles and dozens of bulletproof vests to security agencies in the state, a gesture meant to strengthen rapid response, curb crimes and make the state safer.

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Court remands herder for stealing generator

A Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, on Tuesday ordered that a cattle rearer, Suleiman Bello, who pleaded guilty to stealing a generator set worth N150,000 be remanded in police custody, pending sentencing.
Inter boss Antonio Conte will be forced to watch from the stands when the Serie A side take on Benevento and Fiorentina.

Antonio Conte planning a year off after Inter exit

Antonio Conte has revealed that he will be taking an "unwanted" year off from coaching in 2021-22, with the 51-year-old planning a break after leaving Inter and being linked with Tottenham.
Ten Kenya Air Force personnel have died while 13 others sustained injuries after the military aircraft they were in crash landed in Oltepesi, Kajiado West, close to Nairobi, on Thursday.

Helicopter crash kills 10 soldiers in Kenya

Ten Kenya Air Force personnel have died while 13 others sustained injuries after the military aircraft they were in crash landed in Oltepesi, Kajiado West, close to Nairobi, on Thursday.
Tanzania's new President Samia Suluhu Hassan said on Friday the country should unite and avoid pointing fingers after the death of John Magufuli, her Covid-19 sceptic predecessor, urging the east African country to look forward with hope & confidence.

Official: Tanzania to offer alternative education for school dropouts including pregnant girls

Secondary school drop-outs in Tanzania will be offered the opportunity to resume studies in alternative colleges, the government said on Tuesday, part of a shift away from a disputed policy under which pregnant girls were expelled from school.
South Africa's 400m Olympic gold medallist and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk looks on as he attends South African Championships in Germiston, South Africa, April 25, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Wayde van Niekerk finally qualifies to defend Olympic 400m title

Olympic 400m champions Wayde van Niekerk belatedly confirmed he will defend his title at the Tokyo Games, finishing inside the qualifying time in Madrid on Saturday.