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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it does not want bail for a former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, because he might escape.

Senators ‘reluctant’ to stand surety for Abdulrasheed Maina – lawyer

Senators are reluctant to stand as surety to a former chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, his lawyer, Afam Osigwe, said. =
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senator Omo-Agege heads 56-member Senate constitution review committee

The Senate on Thursday constituted a 56-member Constitution Review Committee to handle all bills seeking alterations in the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan

Senate inaugurates 56-member constitution review committee

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday, inaugurated a 56-member Constitution Review Committee headed by Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege.
US President Donald Trump waves at the Trump International Golf Club as he arrives for a Super Bowl viewing party in West Palm Beach on February 2, 2020. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM - AFP)

Donald Trump impeachment trial to resume for final arguments

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial resumes for final arguments Monday before an expected acquittal later in the week that Democrats have said will be invalid because no witnesses testified.
An FCT High Court, Jabi on Monday fixed Feb. 25 to hear a suit challenging the qualification of Femi Gbajabiamila, the Speaker, House of Representatives, to contest for election.

House of Reps suspends bill over plagiarism claim

The House of Representatives has suspended the consideration of a bill after a member accused the Senate of plagiarism.
The call by the National Assembly for the sack of the country’s Service Chiefs may not see the light of day following the inability of the National Security Council (NSC) to discuss the suggestions of the two chambers during Thursday’s council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.

President Buhari, security council shun calls to fire service chiefs

President Muhammadu Buhari and other members of the National Security Council on Thursday met 24 hours after Senators and members of the House of Representatives called for the sack of service chiefs.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

Insecurity: Senators, Rep members ask President Buhari to fire service chiefs

Worried over the escalating security situation in the country, the House of Representatives, yesterday asked service chiefs to immediately resign their offices or be sacked by President Muhammed Buhari.
President Donald Trump’s defence team, seeking a speedy acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial, resisted Democratic efforts on Wednesday to have former national security advisor John Bolton testify, arguing that it could prolong the divisive proceedings for months.

Donald Trump lawyers fight to block John Bolton’s testimony

President Donald Trump’s defence team, seeking a speedy acquittal at his Senate impeachment trial, resisted Democratic efforts on Wednesday to have former national security advisor John Bolton testify, arguing that it could prolong the divisive proceedings for months.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senators divided over creation of state police

Senators expressed divided views over the creation of state police in Nigeria during the Senate plenary on Wednesday.

Kogi governor woos political opponents for good governance

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has called on people of the state to forget political and ideological differences, affiliations and leanings to join hands with his administration to ensure good governance.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Federal government wants broadcasting outfits to prioritise disability matters

The Federal Government will soon mandate public broadcasting outfits to pay special attention to issues that concern people living with disabilities, Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has said.
The historic impeachment trial of President Trump got underway Thursday with the swearing in of senators and the presentation of the two charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

US Senate prepares for Donald Trump impeachment trial

About 100 lawmakers of the U.S. Senate were sworn in on Thursday as jurors for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), was, on Thursday, wheeled into Court 6, Federal High Court, Abuja, where his bail application is expected to be taken.

Abdulrasheed Maina: I’m unable to produce senators with N1 billion properties as my sureties

A former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, who is standing trial on charges of money laundering involving N2bn, has appealed to the Federal High Court in Abuja to vary some of the conditions attached to the N1bn bail granted him by the Federal High Court in Abuja in November last year.
Democratic presidential hopeful former US Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall at the Proulx Community Center in Franklin, New Hampshire on November 8, 2019. – Biden spoke to local community members from the region shortly after signing paperwork at the NH State House where he officially joined the New Hampshire Primary as a candidate. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Joe Biden most preferred presidential candidate among African Americans

Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is the most preferred Democratic presidential candidate among African American voters, according to a Washington Post/Ipsos national poll released on Saturday.

Panel: Senator Okorocha diverted N6 billion from ISOPADEC

An investigative panel in Imo State has said a former governor, Rochas Okorocha, allegedly diverted over N6 billion from the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC).
Donald Trump

Donald Trump under pressure to de-escalate tensions with Iran ahead of press conference

Republican senators have reportedly called on US President Donald Trump to tone down his reactions on the Iranian missiles attacks, ahead of Trump’s press conference on Wednesday.
It comes amid heightened tensions over the killing of the top Iranian General, Qasem Soleimani, by the United States in Baghdad.

Qasem Soleimani’s burial postponed after 35 people die during funeral procession

Iran has postponed the burial Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani’s following a stampede which resulted in the death of 35 persons among the huge funeral party in the late General’s hometown, according to state television.
Timi Frank

Timi Frank: Prevail on President Buhari to release other political prisoners

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has asked lovers of democracy across the globe to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to leave all political prisoners still in detention.

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The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

Court voids report recommending Emir Sanusi’s suspension

The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.
Jordan Henderson is set to miss at least “three weeks” of action with a hamstring injury, depriving Liverpool of their captain and one of their most in-form players for a minimum of four games.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for three weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, the Premier League leaders announced on Friday.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: 500 Chinese prisoners infected

Authorities on Friday said the new coronavirus has infected about 500 people in China’s prisons, almost half outside the province at the centre of the epidemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC corps members sensitise Oyo community on waste disposal

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Oyo, the ancient town of Oyo State, have sensitized the people of the community on waste disposal in their various environments.
Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.

Professor warns against ‘over-slimming’ of body

Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.