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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila appoints 27 more aides

The appointees include: Special Adviser on Administration, Odofin David Seun; Special Adviser on Political Matters, Olanrewaju Smart; Special Adviser on Special Duties, Badmus Olufunmi; Special Assistant on Legal Matters, Osazee Melody Ogundijie; Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Raphael Nnana Igbokwe; and Special Assistant on Gender Equality, Fatima Kakuri.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan presiding over the second plenary of the 9th Senate having been inaugurated on Tuesday, the 11th Of June, 20197

President Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of NIPSS chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the confirmation of the Senate for the appointment of Prof. Habu Galadima as the substantive Director-General of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos.

Recruitment: Customs screens out applicants

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has screened out applicants who failed to meet the requisite qualifications for its recruitment exercise.
New Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has sworn-in the Senators-elect of the 9th Assembly to pave way for legislative business to begin.

Senate President: Senator Lawan’s emergence excites Yobe people

The people of Yobe, the home state of the new President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, have expressed excitement over his emergence as the head of the Red Chamber, saying “it is a reflection of national interest.”
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Don hails performance of 8th National Assembly

A Professor of Political Science, Femi Otubanjo, on Saturday hailed the performance of the outgoing 8th National Assembly, saying that it had by and large, fulfilled its constitutional obligation to protect the public interest.
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74th UNGA Presidency: Tijani Bande spells out his vision

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, is set to be the President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) beginning in September.
The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has shared his experience on how the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, ensured he emerged victorious at the 2015 governorship election in his state.

Governor Ortom: Offering money to Miyetti Allah will backfire

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor, has the warned Federal Government against offering billions of Naira to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) to end the killings in Nigeria, saying it will backfire in the long run.

Nigeria’s Tijani Bande declares for UNGA presidency

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Prof. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, has formally declared his intention to vie for the presidency of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA).
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Violence mars voting in India’s eastern battleground state

Violence marred voting in India’s West Bengal state, in India’s staggered general election on Monday.
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Obong university secures NUC accreditation for academic programmes

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted accreditation to 10 out of 15 academic programmes offered by Obong University, a private university based in Akwa Ibom State.

Elizade university introduces basic medical science courses

The Vice-Chancellor of Elizade University, Ilara Mokin, Ondo State, Professor Olukayode Hamund, has said the institution would from next academic session, start running courses in basic medical sciences.

Sa’ad Idris named substantive INEC’s TEI chief

Dr. Sa’ad Umar Idris has been appointed as the substantive Director General of the Electoral Institute, TEI, by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Governor Ambode brought changes to Lagos – analyst

A Professor of Political Science, Prof. Femi Otubanjo, on Friday said that Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode brought changes to the development of Lagos State.
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Don: APC will collapse in 2023 if…

Few weeks after the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as president-elect, a university don has declared that the party is currently heading for self-destruction if they don’t inculcate the spirit of equity and justice in their future political dealings.

Gombe university introduces law, education programmes

The Gombe State University has entered into a new face of development with the introduction of new programmes in Law, Education and Social Science.

Ogun gets new police commissioner

A new Commissioner of Police, Bashir Dabup Manama, has been deployed to Ogun State and has since resumed duty in the state.
Tehran, Iran - Flash flooding in southern and parts of western Iran has left at least 19 people dead and more than 100 injured as government urged people to cancel trips warning of more rains, according to Fars news agency.

Flash flooding kills nearly 20 people in Iran

Flash flooding in southern and parts of western Iran has left at least 19 people dead and more than 100 injured as government urged people to cancel trips warning of more rains, according to Fars news agency.

Tijjani Bande: Nigeria committed to ending discrimination against women, girls

Nigeria is committed to ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls, Ambassador/Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof. Tijjani Bande, said.

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Tribunal: Witness faults results of presidential election claimed by Atiku Ababakar, PDP

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Barcelona sell Marc Cucurella to Getafe just hours after re-signing him from Eibar

Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
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Governor El-Rufai seeks assembly’s approval of N81.68 billion supplementary budget

The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.

Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander as Naf redeploys senior officers in fresh shakeup

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.

Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.