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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Certificate Forgery: Finally Senator Ifeanyi Ubah Sacked

...court orders INEC to issue Certificate Of Return to Obinna Uzoh For forging the National Examination Council (NECO) Secondary School certificate, the Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has been sacked by the court. Summarily, Justice Bello Kawu of...

DSS invasion of courtroom: Senate joins House of Reps to launch investigation

  Joining forces with the House of Representatives, the Senate has begun probe of the invasion of a Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to rearrest Omoyele Sowore on December 6. To this end,...

Road maintenance: Senate to investigate PPPRA over non-remittance of N800bn to FERMA

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the Senate will investigate the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), over the “whereabouts of the N800 billion collected for the maintenance of roads across the country.” Lawan stated that the...

Ex-VP Atiku makes surprise appearance in Senate

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, ex-Vice President and 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday sauntered into the Senate in Abuja. Atiku had attended a Public Hearing organised by the Senator Ahmed Baba Kaita-led Committee, on Tertiary Institutions...

BREAKING: Senate Passes 2020 Budget

The senate, on Thursday, passed the 2020 Appropriation bill after the adoption of the reports submitted by the Committees on Appropriation, of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The bill was passed after the chairman of the appropriations...

Smart Adeyemi kicks out Dino Melaye from senate, wins Kogi West senatorial rerun

The broom has swept away entire 16 senators, Adams mocks Dino   A one-time senator, Smart Adeyemi of the All progressives Congress (APC) has  romped to victory in the Kogi West rerun supplementary poll concluded on Saturday. Adeyemi, a People’s Democratic...

President Buhari Seeks Senate Approval For $30 Billion Economic Stimulus Infrastructure Fund

  President Buhari informed the Senate that the borrowed funds will fund 39 emergency projects in the Power, Agriculture, Transport & Mining sectors of the Nigerian economy. More to follow

Death penalty hate speech bill: UN, UK react

  The United Nations and the United Kingdom have reacted to the death penalty clause being proposed by the Senate's Hate Speech Bill. Sponsored by Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, the bill provides for the setting up of a National Commission...

Senate President overrules opposition, passes bill raising VAT from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent

  ...it 'll further inflict pains on Nigerians -- opposition senators   A Finance Bill which raised Value-Added Tax (VAT) from five per cent to 7.5 per cent as proposed by the Federal Government has been passed by the Nigerian Senate.   The Bill...

Kogi 2019 poll: Again, INEC declares Dino Melaye’s Kogi West Senatorial election “inconclusive’’

  Again, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi West Senatorial election involving PDP’s Sen. Dino Melaye and Mr Smart Adeyemi of APC inconclusive.     The poll was generally marred by violence, fatalities and intimidation of the electorate.   Prof. Olayinde...
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Immunity: Reps waging war on Nigeria’s constitution – SERAP

  The House of Representatives are obsessed with the pursuit of power by seeking to pass a bill that gives...
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Farmers/herders conflicts: Adamawa, Plateau, Nasarawa listed as pilot states for NLTP takeoff- Umahi

  Adamawa, Plateau, Nasarawa have been listed as pilot states for National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP) takeoff. The Chairman of the Sub-Committee and governor of Ebonyi...

Businessman, others escape death as traffic robbers return to Lagos Mile 2 blackspot  

    The security situation in Lagos State is taking a turn for the worse as armed bandits are now prowling the roads attacking hapless and...

Ogun footballer’s death: I-G disbands zonal SARS offices in Ogun

  The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Muhammed Adamu, has announced the immediate disbandment of the Zonal Intervention Squad of Federal Special Anti-robbery Squad (FSARS), Obada-Oko,...

Money laundering: PDP’s Olisa Metuh bags 39 years after 4-year-long trial 

  For laundering N400 million, Olisa Metuh, a former spokesman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP), has been sentenced to 39 years behind bars. Justice Okon...