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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, is seeking the assistance of the United Nations on the repatriation of looted funds to Nigeria. Lawan made the appeal yesterday when the United Nations Country delegation paid a visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja. He lamented that the fight against corruption in Nigeria had continued […]

Hard times await members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities who have not registered in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System. This is as the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Minister, Zainab Ahmed, has said such persons would no longer get their salaries, with effect from February’s pay. Speaking at the […]

House of Representatives has threatened to deduct from source, several billions of Naira from the allocations of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board as a result of improper remittances to the Consolidated Revenue Fund of the federation. The House also directed the management of Mobile Telecommunication Nigeria, MTN, to furnish the house evidence of tax […]

House of Representatives wants the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons, NAPTIP, to publish the names and pictures of convicted traffickers. This followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by Representative Rimamnde Kwewum and seven others during plenary, on the “Need to Investigate the Degrading Sex Slavery Nigerian Women are Subjected […]

There will be no fresh governorship election in Bayelsa State as requested by the All Progressives Congress. This was stated by INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. Osaze-Uzzi explained that having declared PDP’s Douye Diri winner of the election as ordered by the Supreme Court, […]

National Assembly has begun consultation with the Executive arm of government on a new version of the Petroleum Industry Bill to be introduced in the legislature. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, made this known during a meeting with representatives of the International Monetary Fund in Abuja. According to Lawan, the Ninth Assembly in its […]

National Assembly is seeking a Security Sector Reform that will not only transform the Security Sector but also assign roles and responsibilities that is consistent with principles of democracy and good governance. President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, mentioned this while inaugurating the Senate’s  Adhoc Committee on “Nigerian Security Challenges: Urgent Need to Restructure, Review […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has again promised that his government will continue to focus on providing a safe and secure nation with policies and programs that will bring prosperity to the masses. The President mentioned this when he received the 2019 National Productivity Order of Merit award recipients at the State House, Presidential Villa, in Abuja. […]

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida has blamed Nigerian leaders for what he called ‘a slow pace’ in the reconciliation of Nigerians in the aftermath of the civil war. According to the General Babangida, this is because the efforts were not consistently pushed by the authorities. The former military leader was speaking in a Television Programme […]

In response to calls by the Christian Association of Nigeria, the Presidency has given an assurance that the government was working hard to secure the release of all hostages taken by Boko Haram. In a statement, the Presidency called for caution, urging Nigerians not to fall for the plan of terrorists to divide Nigeria on […]


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