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Senate asked to probe public hearing on medical council bill

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU), the umbrella body of health workers in the country, has demanded that Senate probe the recent public hearing of the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) Bill as it accused Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Dr. Ibrahim Oloriegbe, of disenfranchising its members.

NMA tackles JOHESU over MDCN repeal bill

The Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, has denied the claim by the Joint Health Sectors Union, JOHESU, that the ongoing Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria Repeal and Reenactment Bill, being pushed by the Senate was aimed at regulating only the health workers’ profession.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Senate president: We are in a hurry to pass PIB by April

President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan has said that the National Assembly is a hurry to pass the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB first quarter of this year because Nigeria has lost a lot of resources following the non-passage of the Bill.

#EndSARS: Kaduna panel receives 29 petitions, begins sitting January 5

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry set up by the Kaduna State government to investigate police brutality and other related extra-judicial killings in the state has so far received 29 petitions.

Akwa Ibom Assembly passes N456.25 billion Appropriation Bill

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Tuesday passed into Law the state appropriation bill of N456.25billion for the 2021 fiscal year.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House of Reps would legislate on comprehensive reforms in Aviation sector

Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila on Tuesday said the House would legislative for the comprehensive reform of the Aviation sector as it is a critical component of the nations economic growth.
Ebonyi State House of Assembly yesterday set up a seven man ad-hoc Committee to investigate the steady decline in Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state.

Ebonyi assembly begins legislation to amend water law

A bill to amend the Ebonyi Rural Water and Sanitation Agency Establishment Edict, 1998 has passed public hearing in the Ebonyi House of Assembly.

Minister, airlines operators clash over NCAA board composition

The Airline Operators of Nigeria and the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, clashed at the Senate on Monday when the aircraft owners sought the inclusion of their members on the board of the National Civil Aviation Authority.
The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika Monday said the federal government has approved N4 billion Naira bailout fund for domestic airlines to mitigate the adverse effects of covid-19 pandemic on them.

Nigerian government approves N4 billion bailout for domestic airlines

The Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, Monday said the federal government has approved N4 billion Naira bailout fund for domestic airlines to mitigate the adverse effects of covid-19 pandemic on them.
Suleiman Adamu, Minister Of Water Resources

Water Resources Bill: Minister decries misinformation of Nigerians

The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has said that Nigerians are being misinformed about the Water Resources Control Bill.
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.

NGO urges Senate to hold public hearing on Lekki shootings

Nigerian Lives Matter, a South Africa-based NGO, has called on the Senate to immediately conduct public hearing into Lekki Toll Gate shootings to unravel what happened during the EndSARS protest.

Akwa Ibom enacts law to establish own official symbols

Akwa Ibom governent has enacted a law to establish the state’s official symbols and other other related matters just it’s celebrates the 33rd anniversary of its creation.

Lagos Assembly proposes N20 million licence fee for lottery, betting operators

The Lagos State House of Assembly says a bill that will make operators of lottery, pools and betting in the state to pay N20 million as licence fees to the state government is underway.
The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Right Reverend Samuel Ezeofor, has faulted the decision to shut down churches in the name of fighting the coronavirus pandemic.

Anglican communion faults Anambra burial law

The Anglican Bishop of Aguata Diocese in Anambra State, Rt. Rev Samuel Ezeofor has faulted with several sections of the Anambra State burial law, which came into effect on May 9th last year.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

Senate unveils fresh fraud allegations in NDDC

The management of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, is under fresh probe as the Senate said it had received fresh allegations against it.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

The cesspool of corruption called NDDC

Not a few Nigerians are amused at the theatre of the absurd playing out at the Niger Delta Development Commission. The whole circus show climaxed last Monday when three dramas took place during the House of Representatives Probe Panel of the 20-year-old interventionist agency.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC reacts to acting chief’s collapse, says he ignored doctor’s advice

The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, yesterday reacted to the slump of its Acting Managing Director, Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, as a result of his decision to ignore his doctors’ advice to observe rest.
Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, Acting Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has promised sweeping changes in the commission.

NDDC acting chief faints during public hearing

Acting Managing Director of the Interim Management Committee of the NDDC, Professor Daniel Keme Pondei, fainted during a public hearing by the House of Representatives Committee probing allegations of financial recklessness in NDDC Monday.
The House of Representatives has reiterated its resolve to probe into the allegation of mismanagement of over N40 billion by the interim management committee (IMC) of the Niger Delta development commission (NDDC).

House of Reps flays delay in 2nd Niger Bridge, Abuja-Kano, Lagos-Ibadan Road projects

The House of Representatives Committee on Works at a public hearing in Abuja on Thursday flayed the delay in completing the Second Niger Bridge as well as the Abuja-Kano and Lagos-Ibadan Road contracts awarded to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.

DisCos advocate CBN-funded massive roll-out of meters to address power challenge

Power Distribution Companies (DisCos) have advocated a Central Bank-funded massive meters roll-out project, to ensure that electricity customers were adequately metered.

NDDC welcomes National Assembly’s probe of ‘N40 billion scam’

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has expressed the readiness of its Interim Management Committee (IMC) led by Prof. Keme Pondei to appear before the National Assembly following an allegation of N40bn scam.
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. 1

Coalition kicks against infectious disease bill, demand review, public hearing

A coalition of civil society groups has described the proposed Control of Infectious Diseases Bill as a threat to human rights.

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North East governors: Mambila power project exists only on paper

North East Governors Forum has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to fast-track work on the Mambila Hydroelectric Power Project.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

CBN facilitates release of 50,000 MT of maize into Nigerian market

The Bank’s February 2021 release of Maize in fulfilment of its pledge to reduce the price of the commodity, was done through the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) to major poultry feed producers and poultry producers in the country.
Gareth Bale scored twice and made another as Spurs thrashed Burnley 4-0 in a scintillating display with the Welshman back to his best on Sunday.

Tottenham boss provides update on potential permanent Gareth Bale move

Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has admitted he doesn’t know much about the prospect of a permanent transfer deal for loan signing Gareth Bale.
Chelsea are reportedly to open talks with Bayern Munich star, David Alaba, in the New Year.

David Alaba in talks with Premier League clubs over summer move

David Alaba is reportedly in talks with Premier League clubs over a potential move this summer.
Myanmar police fired stun grenades to disperse protesters in the city of Yangon on Tuesday, witnesses said, as foreign ministers of neighbouring countries were due to hold talks with the military in an effort to quell deadly violence.

Three Myanmar police constables cross over to India seeking refuge

Three Myanmar police constables have crossed over to India’s northeastern state of Mizoram and are seeking shelter in the country, an Indian police official said on Thursday.

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Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track coronavirus cases

Israel’s top court ruled Tuesday the government must curb its use of the domestic spy agency to track coronavirus infections, saying “draconian” surveillance constituted a blow to democracy.

Court orders substituted service of ‘harassment’ suit on Ikedi Ohakim

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Wednesday, ordered the service of a suit bordering on alleged harassment on former Imo State Governor, Mr Ikedi Ohakim, through substituted means.
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Outrage, protests greet abduction of 317 Zamfara school girls

Nationwide outrage has greeted yesterday’s abduction of more than 300 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state by bandits even as aggrieved residents of the community took to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village in protest.
Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, Senator John J. Akpanudoedehe in a statement on Tuesday said the 16 years of PDP administration was characterised by “looting of public funds”, adding that the party should spare Nigerians of the trauma of a reminder of the “disaster.”

APC urges fuel stations to stop hoarding petrol

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to stop panic-buying following what it described as artificial fuel scarcity in the country.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC busts alleged illegal maize flour production facility in Yobe

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has busted an alleged illegal maize flour production outfit in Potiskum town of Yobe.