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Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama-Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.

We lack control of constituency projects – Reps member

Rep. Fred Agbedi, who represents Sagbama/Ekeremor Federal Constituency of Bayelsa, on Saturday said that the legislature lacks the powers to control funds appropriated for constituency projects.
A screen grab taken from Vietnam Host Broadcaster’s November 15, 2020 live video shows China’s Premier Li Keqiang (L) clapping as Chinese Minister of Commerce Zhong Shan (R) holds up the agreement during the signing ceremony for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade pact at the ASEAN summit that is being held online in Hanoi. (Photo by Handout / VIETNAM HOST BROADCASTER / AFP)

World’s largest free trade agreement signed in coup for China

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) includes 10 Southeast Asian economies along with China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, with members accounting for around 30 percent of global GDP.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Russia may be wishing to see his Democratic rival Joe Biden emerge victorious on Election Day.

US formally quits Paris climate agreement

The United States (US) left the Paris accord on Wednesday, becoming the first country to ever withdraw from an international climate change pact as the fate of its presidential election hangs in the balance.
A Police officer prepares to fire teargas towards protesters during a anti-government demonstration in Luanda. Osvaldo Silva - AFP

CPJ: Angolan police detain, harass journalists covering protests

At least six journalists and one media worker were arrested – with four held for more than two days – and another was harassed while covering anti-government protests by civil society groups and opposition parties in the capital, Luanda, on October 24, according to news reports and Teixeira Candido, secretary general of the Union of Angolan Journalists (SJA), who spoke with CPJ via messaging app. All those detained were released without charge, Candido said.
National Public Health Reference Laboratory in Gaduwa, Abuja - NCDC - Coronavirus - Covid-19 -- 3

African health officials race to fill coronavirus test gap

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention plans to distribute a million COVID-19 test kits from next week to help the continent tackle a glaring shortfall in testing, its director, John Nkengasong, said Thursday.
Ahmed Buhari

Ahmed Buhari: Why I opted out of PACT

Former presidential candidate of Sustainable National Party of Nigeria, SNPN, Ahmed Buhari, has said he walked out of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together, PACT, because he knew the process will amount to nothing.
Obiageli Ezekwesili

Obiageli Ezekwesili withdraws from presidential race

Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili on Thursday stepped aside from the presidential race to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party in the February 16, 2019 election.

2019: Fela Durotoye picks ANN presidential nomination form

Fela Durotoye, a motivational speaker, has picked the nomination form of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) to contest for the position of Nigerian president in the 2019 general election.

APC: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, Senator Mark insincere on restructuring

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday cautioned Nigerians to be wary of insincere proponents of restructuring.

2019: Felt Durotoye defeats 16 others to emerge PACT’s consensus candidate

Ahead of the the 2019 general elections, former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu and 15 other presidential aspirants on the platform of Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) has endorsed Fela Durotoye as their consensus presidential candidate.

2019: Kingsley Moghalu exits alliance, questions Fela Durotoye’s emergence

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu, has pulled out of the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) alliance, following the emergence of Fela Durotoye as consensus candidate on Thursday.
French President Emmanuel Macron

French opposition calls for no-confidence vote on Emmanuel Macron’s government

France’s opposition conservative party said on Tuesday it had asked for a vote of no-confidence against the government over the furore engulfing President Emmanuel Macron’s bodyguard, who was filmed hitting protesters during a May Day rally.

French foreign minister visits Libya in election push

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian pushed a deal paving the way for elections in Libya during a visit on Monday to the chaos-ridden country.

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UN, EU urge media to intensify advocacy against gender violence

The joint EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, on Monday called on the media to intensify advocacy through reportage of violence against women and girls to end the menace in the country.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Tokunbo Abiru proposes antidote for national challenges

Mr Tokunbo Abiru, APC’s candidate for the Lagos East bye-election, has said that quality representation at the National Assembly is an antidote to diverse national development and security challenges.
US President Donald Trump speaks with General Motors CEO Mary Barra during a meeting with automobile industry leaders in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on January 24th, 2017. - Photo by Saul Loeb - AFP via Getty Images

General Motors abandons Donald Trump’s war against California’s pollution powers

General Motors announced today that it is abandoning Donald Trump’s effort to take away California’s ability to set fuel efficiency standards. The company, along with Fiat Chrysler and Toyota, previously backed Trump’s efforts to roll back fuel efficiency standards.
Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa on Friday disclosed how the immediate past administration of former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode employed blackmail and harassment to witch-hunt and deprive the House of performing its duties appropriately.

Speaker: Lagos Assembly to pass 2021 budget before December 31

The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.

We believe it is South East’s turn to produce next president – Ebonyi PDP...

The Elder and major Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023.