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Senate urges NEMA to provide relief materials for Benue windstorm victims

The Senate Wednesday urged the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to, as a matter of urgency, mobilise resources and rehabilitation materials for various communities in Benue State recently affected by a devastating windstorm which destroyed hundreds of buildings, leaving many residents injured and homeless.
The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

Senate confirms Halilu Shaba as NASDRA chief

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Halilu Shaba as Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).
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 asks Nigerian government to end Ebonyi killings

The Senate has asked the federal government and the Ebonyi State Government to put appropriate measures in place to forestall further attacks in the state.
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.

Atiku group tasks Senate president to pass amended electoral act

The Atiku Support Organisation has tasked Senate President Ahmad Lawan to ensure the passage of the Amended Electoral Act.

Somali president signs law extending mandate for two years

Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed a controversial law extending his mandate for another two years, despite threats of sanctions from the international community.
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.

Senate suspends plenary over death of National Assembly members

The Senate, on Tuesday, upon resumption from its two weeks recess, adjourned plenary till Wednesday, 14th March, 2021, over the recent death of two members of the National Assembly.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki hails successful completion of PDP Southwest Congress

A former president of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has hailed the successful conclusion of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-West zonal congress.
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 summons NICON, AIICO, others over N17 billion pension fund

The Senate Committee on Public Accounts yesterday summoned NICON Insurance Plc, AIICO Insurance and other insurance companies over their reported failure to remit N17.4 billion Pension Fund to Pension Transactional Arrangement Directorate (PTAD).
Two years after his death in Belgium, a state funeral has been held for veteran opposition leader Etienne Tshisekedi in the Democratic Republic of Congo. 1

Congo names new cabinet, cementing president’s power over predecessor

Democratic Republic of Congo's Prime Minister announced a new cabinet on Monday, completing a government overhaul by President Felix Tshisekedi that strengthens his hold on power.
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Kaduna NUJ honours Uba Sani with ‘outstanding senator’ award

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed on Senator Uba Sani (APC, Kaduna Central) the award of ‘Outstanding Senator’ in the 9th National Assembly, describing the lawmaker as the most ‘media-friendly’ in the North-West.

PDP elects 23 officials in North-central zone

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elected 23 officials to run the affairs of the party in the North-central zone for the next four years.

2023: PDP must unite to take over power – ex-Senate presidents

Three former Senate Presidents of the Nigerian Senate have all stressed the need for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to work hard and unite to take over the mantle of leadership of the country come 2023.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki denies rejecting President Buhari’s $1 billion request for arms purchase

Former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has denied a claim that the 8th Senate he led rejected request of $1 billion from President Muhammadu Buhari to purchase arms to fight insecurity in the country.
[File] Nigeria's Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019's presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

Senator Saraki urges global collaboration against kidnapping, banditry

Former President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has advised Nigeria to find solution to kidnapping through collaborate with countries that had successfully tackled the menace.
Rio de Janeiro was reversing restrictions in place for two weeks, reopening restaurants and bars, though the city's famed beaches remained closed [Ricardo Moraes-Reuters]

Fresh coronavirus lockdowns worldwide as vaccine efforts stumble

Fresh lockdowns and curfews have been imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina as COVID-19 infections surged again and vaccine rollouts were hampered by shortages and fears of side effects.
Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Senator Ibrahim Oloriegbe, disclosed this on Saturday at a Town Hall meeting in Ilorin, Kwara Statement.

Senate faults PTF conversion to PSC, laments doctors strike

The Senate Committee on Health said on Thursday that the Presidency should have consulted the National Assembly before converting the the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 to the Presidential Steering Committee.
FILE PHOTO - The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at night in Washington, U.S., December 17, 2020. REUTERS-Erin Scott-File Photo

U.S. Senate moves ahead with sweeping effort to counter China

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee has scheduled a meeting on April 14 to consider major bipartisan legislation to boost the country’s ability to push back against China’s expanding global influence, Senate sources said on Thursday.

Senator Mark urges Nigerians to bury religious, ethnic differences

A former President of the Senate, Senator David Mark, has charged Nigerians to bury their religious and ethnic differences and come together to establish a common front against forces threatening the peaceful coexistence of the people.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Dr. Aisha Buhari has noted that Nigeria may not have competent young adults to run the government, business and academia in the future if the problem of malnutrition is not solved.

Senator Tinubu: Aisha Buhari a voice of conscience calling politicians to be better

All Progressives Congress chieftain, Bola Tinubu, says wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, is a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Cross River North By-election: Stakeholders demand immediate inauguration of Rep Jarigbe

Political stakeholders in Cross River State have asked the President of the Senate, Dr. Ahmed Lawan, to immediately inaugurate Hon. John Agom Jarigbe as the senator representing the northern senatorial district of the state.
The Senator representing Cross River North, Stephen Odey, has said the recent judgement by the Supreme Court on the Cross River North senatorial seat did not sack him as a senator.

Senator Odey: Supreme court didn’t sack me from senate

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Stephen Odey, has disclosed that the Supreme Court did not sack him as the senator representing Cross River North in the Senate.
Zamfara State Governor Muhammad Bello Matawalle has urged Nigerian youths to participate in politics, saying the country would collapse without their active involvement in politics.

PDP moves to stop Zamfara governor’s planned defection

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday launched last-ditch efforts to stop the Governor of Zamfara State, Mr. Bello Matawalle, from defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

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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.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Abdulrasheed Bawa, said yesterday that the commission arrested more than 400 young Nigerians for internet related fraud in the first three months of 2021.

EFCC chief: We’ll fight corruption with rule of law

The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, has reiterated the Commission’s commitment to fighting corruption within the ambits of the law.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Ramadan: President Buhari tasks Nigerians on peace, unity, charity

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

FCT: Police arrest 17 suspects for cultism

The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested 17 suspects over cultism along Gwagwalada, Gwagwa, Lugbe and Kurudma axis of the territory.

Explosive found in Abia primary school

An item suspected to be an explosive was found in Afara Unity School in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State on Thursday.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police foil bank robbery, arrest two suspects in Delta

The Police in Delta have arrested 32- year-old Joshua Oghenenovo and 29-year-old Kingsley Gbeneku for alleged attempt to rob a new generation bank in Ughelli, Delta.