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Osun government meets security agencies over ‘insecurity’

The Osun State Government and security agencies met on Monday to strategize on the reported infiltration of the State by herdsmen, bandits and kidnappers.
Nigeria’s interior minister Rauf Aregbesola made the disclosure at an ongoing press conference at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Abuja.

Minister raises concerns about ‘fair-weather’ people joining APC

Aregbesola’s statement comes amidst concerns raised by some APC leaders about the defection of former deputy governor of Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to the APC.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate confirms seven consumer protection nominees, rejects one

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of seven nominees to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: NDDC heads take 30% of contract sums

The Senate has revealed that the head of the Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, Prof Kemebradikumo Pondei, and other members of the committee collected between 20 and 30 pe rcent of contract sums before contractors were paid.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Why I didn’t ask for sack of service chiefs in my motion

Senator representing Borno South has explained why he declined from demanding for resignation or sack of Service Chiefs in his original motion presented on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday.

Nigerian Customs generates N573 billion in five months

The Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said it had generated N573 billion between January and May from total targeted revenue of N957 billion for the 2020 fiscal year.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate bill proposes N2 million fine for transporting corpse without permit

If the ‘Bill on Protection against Infectious Diseases 2020’ presently in the Senate is signed into law, anyone found transporting a corpse of someone who died of infectious disease would pay a fine of N2 million.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate probes 5G network in Nigeria

The Senate has begun probe on the present status of 5th Generation (5G) network in Nigeria.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, receiving a visiting delegation of Yobe State Students in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, led by Muhammad Idris, on Wednesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.

Senate president harps on sacrifice, commitment in leadership

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Wednesday that leadership at all levels requires a lot of sacrifice and commitment.

Senate holds valedictory session to honour Senator Uwajumogu

The Senate on Wednesday held a valedictory session to honour late Senator Benjamin Uwajumogu, who until his death represented Imo North Senatorial District in the National Assembly on the platform of the All Progressive Congress.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 2

Senate moves to ensure provision of affordable housing for poor Nigerians

The Senate on Thursday mandated its Committee on Housing to urgently work out modalities with the various stakeholders in the National Housing Development sector to ensure the implementation of affordable housing for the poorest Nigerians.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said amendment to the Public Procurement Act 2007 by the National Assembly will guarantee successful implementation of the 2020 budget. 2

Senate urges federal government to upgrade Ibadan airport

The Senate on Tuesday, urged the Federal Ministry of Aviation and other relevant authorities to upgrade the Ibadan Domestic Airport Alakia to the status of an international airport.
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Akinfenwa family on the demise of Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, former national chairman of Alliance for Democracy.

President Buhari mourns Senator Akinfenwa

President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Akinfenwa family on the demise of Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa, former national chairman of Alliance for Democracy.

Osun Assembly gets new Speaker

The Osun State House of Assembly has announced its Speaker for the seventh assembly.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.
Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi

Osun PDP senator-elect pledges to work with APC government

Chief Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, the Senator-elect for Osun East Senatorial District of Osun State, has stated his resolve to work with President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government in a bid to move the country forward.

Osun senator-elect commends INEC, dedicates victory to constituents

Mr Francis Fadahunsi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator-elect for Osun East Senatorial District, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the smooth conduct of Saturday elections in the state.

PDP candidate wins Osun East senatorial seat

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adenigba Fadahunsi, has emerged as the winner of Osun East senatorial seat.

PDP to sanction three members over Ademola Adeleke’s certificate saga

Three members of the Peoples Democratic Party have been put under investigations for possible sanction on account of their suing party’s gubernatorial candidate in Osun State election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, over alleged fake certificate.

Rauf Aregbesola: I’ll proceed on leave after my tenure

The outgoing Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has disclosed that he would prefer to proceed on leave in order to rest after the expiration of his administration.
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Gboyega Oyetola: No rift between Rauf Aregbesola and I

Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state governorship election, has denied rumours of a rift between him and Rauf Aregbesola, incumbent governor of the state.

Osun election: PSC rates Police conduct largely satisfactory

The Police Service Commission has rated the conduct of Police Officers on election duties at Saturday’s Governorship election in Osun State as largely satisfactory.

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Nigerian government urged to arrest sponsors of terrorism, secessionist agitators

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Diaspora has urged the Federal Government to fast track naming and the arrest of sponsors of terrorism in Nigeria.
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Nwakwo Kanu celebrates Arsenal first win at Stamford Bridge in 10 years

Legendary Super Eagles striker Nwankwo Kanu has hailed former club Arsenal after they pipped Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge, in Wednesday’s Premier League game.

Nemanja Matic: Manchester United ready for Liverpool game

When tonight’s game is all said and done, it will bring an end to a run of four games in the space of eight days for United featuring both domestic and European fixtures.

IPOB: Man arrested in Aba too old to be recruited into ESN

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), led by Nnamdi Kanu, has reacted to the news by the Nigerian Army claiming that the second-in-command to killed Commander Ikonso, has been arrested, describing it as “a blatant lie and a cheap propaganda to lay false claims to imaginary military prowess..”
The General Assembly of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria, ALGON, on Tuesday, inaugurated a seven-member Interim Management Committee, IMC, headed by Abdullahi Maje, to pilot the affairs of the association for the next six months.

Delta: ALGON backs Southern governors on ban on open grazing

Delta State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria, ALGON, has backed Southern Governors on the ban on open grazing of cattle in the southern part of the Country.

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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Nigerian banks slash dollar-cash deposits to $5,000 monthly

Nigerian banks have reduced the amount of United States dollars customers can pay into their domiciliary accounts from the previous $10,000 to $5,000 monthly.
Nigeria midfielder Kelechi Nwakali has joined Spanish Segunda club CD Alcorcon on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Kelechi Nwakali denies plan to dump Nigeria

“Dear fellow Nigerians, contrary to reports circulating in the media, I remain committed to serving my country. It is always an honour to wear the green and white of Nigeria and it is my dream to continue to do so,” he wrote on Instagram.

Afe Babalola: National summit planned to prevent civil war

Legal icon Afe Babalola on Friday debunked allegations that his planned peace conference is inimical to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s unity. He asserted that the summit will instead find ways out of the current national challenges.
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British premier begs UEFA to hold Champions League final in England

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has made a plea to UEFA to hold this season’s Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea in England.
Uefa have approved reintegration measures for nine clubs after renouncing their involvement in the European Super League.

UEFA confirm sanctions after nine clubs renounce Super League

AC Milan, Arsenal, Atlético Madrid, Chelsea, Inter, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham will have 5% of their European competition revenue withheld for one season – following their roles in the breakaway league.