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The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan has described insinuations that he is a rubber stamp to the Executive as “sentimental and laughable”.

Senator Lawan seeks support for community policing

The president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Sunday in Abuja called on Nigerians to give community policing adequate support.
Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is set to promote B team defender Oscar Mingueza to replace the injured Gerard Pique in the coming weeks.

Barcelona boss names youngster as Gerard Pique’s replacement

Barcelona head coach Ronald Koeman is set to promote B team defender Oscar Mingueza to replace the injured Gerard Pique in the coming weeks.

Peace Corps cautions against growing youth unemployment rate

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has raised concerns over the growing rate of youth unemployment in the country, warning that it is a time bomb capable of devastating the future of the nation if not immediately tackled.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC has reacted to reports that drinking palm oil can stop the spread of Coronavirus.

$500 million spent annually importing oil palm – stakeholders

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector have said that Nigeria is currently spending about $500 million importing oil palm annually.
Israeli scientists say they have managed to not only successfully stop the biological ageing process but to reverse it, using only oxygen.

Israeli scientists claim to reverse ageing

Israeli scientists say they have managed to not only successfully stop the biological ageing process but to reverse it, using only oxygen.
The Eze Igbo of Zamfara, Chief Egbuna Obijiaku, on Saturday commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for tackling the security challenges in the state.

Zamfara governor secures unconditional release of 11 kidnap victims

A total of 11 kidnap victims were on Saturday night rescued from their abductors by officials of the Zamfara government, a statement issued by Jamilu Iliyasu, the Press Secretary to Gov. Bello Matawalle, has said.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) shakes hands with Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at a NATO summit last year [Adrian Dennis-AFP]

UK, Canada agree to post-Brexit rollover trade deal

Canada and the United Kingdom have agreed to a rollover trade deal, the countries announced on Saturday, promising to negotiate a more comprehensive agreement after the UK’s post-Brexit transition period ends.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he initially 'felt empty inside' after the club secured the Premier League title.

Jurgen Klopp hopes Liverpool youngsters step up amid injury crisis

Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp has said he hopes the club’s young centre backs can step up in the absence of injured regulars as the Premier League champions cope with an injury crisis.
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Why I sponsored Police Reform Bill – Plateau Reps member

The member representing Pankshin/Kanam/Kanke Federal Constituency of Plateau state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Yusuf Gagdi has said that his motivation for service to humanity, inspired him to sponsor the police reforms bill aimed at repositioning the Nuigeria Police for better efficiency and service to the nation.

NGO: Over 50% of girls lacked support during school closures

Malala Fund, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), in a new report on girls education in the country amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, says girls in Nigeria faced distinct gender impact from the COVID-19 pandemic with over 50 per cent of them not receiving any help to continue their education during school closures.
The coronavirus vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech has been found to be 90% effective in preventing people from getting the virus.

Spain touts mass vaccine plan, sees light at tunnel’s end

After months of turmoil and over 42,000 deaths, Spain appeared to see light at the end of the tunnel Friday, announcing ambitious plans to vaccinate much of the population by mid-2021.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.

Pfizer is first to apply for U.S. emergency use for coronavirus vaccine

Pfizer Inc said it would apply to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorisation (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

National Assembly to introduce electronic parliamentary procedures in 2021

The National Assembly (NASS) is to introduce electronic-hansard in parliamentary procedures in the first quarter of 2021. Mr Ojo Amos, Clerk to the NASS, made this known on Friday at the opening of a two-day retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).

NILDS partners Nasarawa to organise quiz in secondary schools

The National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) Abuja on Friday expressed her readiness to partner the Nasarawa State Government to organise quiz competitions for secondary schools across the state.
The National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) on Wednesday denied allegations that it padded its 2020 budget with N4 billion worth of fraudulent and non-existent projects.

Onitsha to become port of final destination soon – NIWA chief

Managing director of the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA, Chief George Moghalu has said that efforts had been intensified to ensure that Onitsha River Port in Anambra State became port of final destination before long.
Prosecutors failed to attend Tuesday’s hearing at the federal high court in Lagos, having previously failed to present some of their witnesses in a case that had been adjourned on several occasions.

Lagos lawyers urge judiciary to embrace online data storage

Some lawyers in Lagos on Friday urged the judiciary to completely move away from paper documentation and fully embrace online data storage.
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Dangote refinery targets research, technology to boost job creation

Despite the harsh operating environment in the domestic economy occasioned by dearth of adequate infrastructure, the Dangote Refinery has restated its commitment to research and technology to boost job creation and poverty alleviation in the country.
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DSS counsels Nigerians against fake news

The Department of State Services, DSS, has counseled Nigerians against fake news in the overall interest of the 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.