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The acting Managing Director of the commission, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, also observed that the ongoing anti-Coronavirus measures including lockdowns of states contributed in dwindling the economy of the region.

NDDC interim chief reveals those scared of probe

The Interim Management Committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says those who got “emergency contracts” are scared of the ongoing forensic audit.
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.
The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Enugu State on Tuesday said it had trained no fewer than 510 unemployed graduates on different skills.

NDE disburses N3 million to 300 women in Oyo state

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has disbursed N3 million to 300 women in Oyo State as loans to boost their businesses.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senators urge government to rename Ibadan Airport after Abiola Ajimobi

Nigerian Senators on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to immortalise former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, by renaming the Ibadan Airport after him.
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.
Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has described the death of Senator Robert Koleosho as very sad,shocking , and a huge loss to Nigeria at large and Oyo state in particular.

Sports minister mourns Senator Koleosho

Youth and Sports Development Minister Mr Sunday Dare has described the death of Senator Robert Koleosho as very sad, shocking, and a huge loss to Nigeria at large and Oyo state in particular.

Former Oyo senator passes on

The lawmaker who represented Oyo North senatorial district between 2003 and 2007, Robert Koleoso, has passed on.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate mulls mandatory debate by INEC for presidential, governorship candidates

Moves to make it mandatory for the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to organise public debates for all candidates to the Offices of Deputy Governor, Governor, Vice President, President, yesterday got a boost as a Bill to such effect scaled second reading in the Senate.

South West PDP welcomes Oyinlola, chieftains of APC, ZLP, ADC, others

The Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, on Wednesday joined leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West geopolitical zone to receive bigwigs from rival political parties to the party, declaring that a fresh wave of unity, which will move across Nigeria, has begun in the South West.
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.
SEYI MAKINDE

Oyo flags-off free medical mission

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde will, on Monday February 16th, 2020, kick off free medical mission in Oyo North Senatorial District.

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.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Omo-Agege heads 56-member Senate constitution review committee

The Senate on Thursday constituted a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to handle all bills seeking alterations in the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.

Federal government trains, equips graduates on skill acquisition

The federal government has trained another batch of 70 graduate youths in poultry production, processing and marketing in Oyo north senatorial district to enhance production skills and engage more youths in poultry farming. Apart from the training, the beneficiaries were also given starter parks; 100 birds, cages, 10 bags of feeds and other materials including cash worth over N200, 000, to assist them in starting and improving their businesses.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

Tribunal dismisses PDP’s petition, upholds Buhari’s election

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Tuesday upheld the election of the Chairman of Senate Committee on Land Transport, Abdulfatai Buhari.
Ahmad Lawan

Senate presidency: 61 senators-elect to vote Ahmed Lawan

The coast got clearer for Dr. Ahmed Lawan on Saturday in his quest to become the next Senate President following his endorsement for the race by no fewer than 61 Senators-elect .

Oyo elections: 16 candidates file petitions at election tribunal

Sixteen candidates from various political parties have filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, Oyo State, following the Feb. 23 elections.

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Ayo Fayose: I’ll send ex-President Obasanjo back to prison if I become president

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has vowed to send the former president Olusegun Obasanjo back to prison for all his alleged grievous infractions committed against Nigeria if he becomes president.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari presides over the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting, at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja.

President Buhari: Weapons, aircraft from US, China, Jordan coming

Nigeria is expecting to take delivery of military weapons and aircraft from Jordan, China and the United States to reinvigorate its anti-terror war, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The meeting also agreed that poverty and youth unemployment are at the root of the nationwide security challenges, and needed to be addressed with greater vigour by all tiers of government.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Nigeria’s foreign minister recovers from coronavirus

Geoffrey Onyeama, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday announced that he has recovered from COVID-19.
Obadiah Mailafia

DSS invites Obadiah Mailafia over comment on Boko Haram-serving governor’s link

The Department of State Services (DSS), has invited a former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and stakeholder in Southern Kaduna, Dr. Obadiah Mailafia, to its Jos office over the comment he made recently about a Northern governor being the commander of Boko Haram.

Unease in Ebonyi market as traders uncover hidden explosive device

There was palpable fear and apprehension at the popular Ophoke-Abba market, Kpiri-Kpiri in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, following the discovery of a substance suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED).