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Children’s Day: Senate tasks federal government to intensify effort to release Leah Sharibu

The Senate, on Thursday, tasked the Federal Government to intensify effort to secure the release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl yet to be released by her abductors.

Senate President Saraki names probe panel on mace theft

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has named members of the committee set up to investigate the invasion of the chamber and theft of the mace by suspected thugs on April 18, 2018.

Senate summons Army, police chiefs, demands rescue plan for missing schoolgirls

The Senate has summoned the ‎Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to explain the circumstances surrounding the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, by Boko Haram on February 19.

Senate summons defence minister over Cameroonian soldiers’ invasion in Cross River

The Senate has summoned the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, to explain the alleged invasion of communities in Cross River State by Cameroonian military forces.

Senate probes face-off between DSS, EFCC

The Senate has set up a committee to investigate the recent face-off between armed operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the Department of State Services, DSS.

Senator Rose Oko condemns killing of 26 Nigerian girls in Spanish warship

The Senator representing Cross River North, Dr Rose Oko, who also doubles as Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora and Nongovernmental Organisations, Thursday, condemned in strong terms the recent killing of 26 Nigerian girls in a Spanish Warship on the Mediterranean Sea heading to Italy.

Excess Crude Account is unconstitutional – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday described the operation of the ECA as unconstitutionally hence the call for the abolition of Excess Crude Account (ECA)

Senate asks federal govt to abolish excess crude account

The senate has asked the federal government to abolish the excess crude account (ECA).

Senate to probe NNPC chief Maikanti Baru over $24bn contract awards, insubordination

The minister in the letter had accused Baru of failing to adhere to due process in the award of several multibillion dollar contracts and of sidelining the board of NNPC, which Kachikwu chairs, in the award of contracts.

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The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC: N30,000 minimum wage must be paid before 2019 elections

Waheed Olojede, Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, Oyo state chapter, has assured workers of the payment of N30,000 new minimum wage before the 2019 general election.
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Atiku Abubakar: Why I shunned the 2019 elections peace pact signing

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, said he did not attend the signing of a peace pact for 2019 presidential elections in Abuja because he “did not receive any formal invitation.”
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EFCC detains ex-Skye Bank chief Tunde Ayeni for alleged fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has detained a former Chairman of Skye Bank Plc (Now Polaris Bank), Mr. Tunde Ayeni, for fraud.

VON chief, others call on mainstream media to counter fake news

The Director-General, Voice of Nigeria, (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has called on mainstream media organisations in the country to establish ‘Social Media Desks’ that would track and counter fake news disseminated on social fora.

Plateau PDP accuses APC of buying voters cards

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of buying voters cards especially in the PDP strongholds as part of its plan to win 2019 election at all levels even as the governor stated that PDP was merely playing to the gallery and engaging in diversionary tactics to misinform and mislead the public.