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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

FCT indigenes demand for state, more senatorial constituencies

In a memorandum submitted to the Senate Committee on Constitution Review chaired by the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo Agege, All Progressives Congress, APC, Delta Central, the indigenes under the aegis of Original Inhabitants Development Association of Abuja (OIDA) are seeking for far reaching alteration of provisions of the Constitution for actualisation of their demands.
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Wale Babalakin resigns as UNILAG’s council chairman

Following what looked like an irreconcilable difference between the now-former council chairman and the Academic Staff Union of University, UNILAG chapter, Babalakin has finally tendered his resignation.
Nigerians have clamoured for a list of the affected individuals to be made public, but the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said on Wednesday, September 16, it's impossible because the visa application process is confidential by default.

US won’t release list of Nigerians banned for election rigging – envoy

The United States government won't release a list of Nigerian individuals it has sanctioned because the information is confidential.
Twitch has unbanned President Donald Trump, two weeksafter suspending his account for “hateful conduct.”

Confusion over United States vaccine rollout after Donald Trump questions disease chief

The head of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday there would be enough doses of the coronavirus vaccine available by the middle of 2021.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.

US lays out extensive plans for free coronavirus vaccinations

The U.S. government Wednesday outlined extensive plans to provide Americans with free vaccinations against the coronavirus, but officials offered conflicting views on just how soon the preventative shots will be widely available.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 5

Senate: 1976 local government reform responsible for insecurity in Nigeria

The Senate has attributed the continued insecurity across the country, particularly in the Northern part of the country to vacuum of intelligence gathering at the grassroots created by the 1976 local government reform.
Candle flames burn during a commemoration ceremony for the victims at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town Bishoftu, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 14, 2019. REUTERS-Tiksa Negeri

Boeing, FAA failures to blame for 737 MAX crashes – U.S. House report

Two Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed all 346 passengers and crew aboard were the “horrific culmination” of failures by the planemaker and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a U.S. House panel concluded after an 18-month investigation.

Akwa Ibom elders seek upward review of oil derivation to 50 percent

A Clarion call has once again gone out to the federal government to review upward the derivation funds to the states to 50 percent.
The requests contained in three separate letters read at the beginning of plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. 3

Senate faults policy on coronavirus testing by private labs only

The Senate on Tuesday faulted the policy adopted by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 which allowed only private laboratories to carry out tests on intending travellers abroad.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

UK threatens election riggers in Nigeria with visa ban, asset seizure

The United Kingdom (UK) announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Nigerians responsible for electoral malpractice will be met with strong sanctions.
The Senate has described as “erroneous” report that it approved fresh loan of N850 billion at the plenary on Tuesday.

Senate: Don’t kill Nigeria economy with coronavirus

The Senate has called on stakeholders in the country not to kill the Nation’s economy with the adopted European style of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

APC South-East National Assembly caucus passes vote of confidence on interim leadership

The South-east caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the National Assembly has passed a vote of confidence on the interim leadership of the party led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe.
President Donald Trump painted a grim picture of life in the United States if his rival, Joe Biden, were to win the November presidential election, promising that there would be insecurity economic decline, and an end to basic rights.

Donald Trump hosts Israel, Bahrain, UAE peace ceremony

US President Donald Trump will host a ceremony Tuesday where Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates normalize relations with Israel, redrawing the Middle East’s diplomatic map – and boosting the Republican’s reelection hopes.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

SERAP sues National Assembly over corruption probes

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, over the failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999, as well as the failure to disclose the number of probes that have resulted in the indictment of suspects, and naming of such suspects.
Senator Uba Sani advised the Southern Kaduna leaders to pull the brakes, move for a rapprochement with the State Government, and collectively work out strategies for frontal battle against bandits wreaking havoc on the communities and people.

Kaduna guber: We‘ll force Senator Uba Sani to contest – group

Ahead of the 2023 governorship race to the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House Kaduna, some citizens in the state who met under the aegis of United Awareness Forum (UAF) have declared support for Senator Uba Sani, saying they will force him to vie for the governorship of the State .
Former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South said weekend that men of the Armed Forces are at the moment, chasing members of Boko Haram insurgents to their various operational bases in North-East.

Senator Ndume: Granting amnesty to insurgents won’t restore peace

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, has warned that granting amnesty to repentant insurgents cannot restore peace in troubled states.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: I want INEC to conduct free, fair elections in Edo

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the Edo governorship election, Gov. Godwin Obaseki, on Sunday expressed belief that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), would conduct free, fair and credible elections in Edo.

Stakeholders call for measures against post-coronavirus suicide

Some stakeholders in mental health have called for proactive measures to be put in place to prevent incidences of suicide in Nigeria post COVID-19.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna to revive guidance, counselling unit in public schools

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it would revive guidance and counselling unit in public Secondary Schools in the state.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed September 21 2020 for the commencement of processes for the resumption of academic activities in the state-owned university, college of education and public primary schools.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.