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Police Recover Stolen Mace Under The Bridge

Police Recover Stolen Mace Under The Bridge

The Nigeria Police has announced that the stolen mace from the Nigerian Senate has been recovered.  The Deputy Public Relations Officer, SP Aremu Adeniran, revealed that following an intensive search coordinated by the IGP Monitoring Unit of the Force, a patriotic passerby saw the Mace under the flyover before the City Gate and alerted the […]

Secure Chibok girls, Leah’s Rescue Before 2019, Reps Tell Buhari

Secure Chibok girls, Leah’s Rescue Before 2019, Reps Tell Buhari

The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Executive arm of government to secure the release of the remaining 113 Chibok schoolgirls and the last Dapchi schoolgirl, Leah Sharibu, still held in captivity before 2019. It also raised concerns over claims that the Federal Government had so far bought $460m (N165bn) worth of military hardware […]

Senate To Make Law On 35 Percent Affirmation for Women

Senate To Make Law On 35 Percent Affirmation for Women

Former Aviation Minister and current senator representing Anambra North Senatorial District, Stella Oduah has said that Senate will soon reintroduce the bill for 35% affirmative action for women as ministers as well as 20% for women as commissioners in states. Oduah disclosed this when she addressed a press conference as part of activities commemorating this […]

Macron To Visit Nigeria, Address National Assembly

Macron To Visit Nigeria, Address National Assembly

President Emmanuel Macron of France is billed to visit Nigeria in early July this year and is expected to address the joint session of the National Assembly, Ambassador of France to Nigeria, Denys Gauer, has said. Speaking when he paid a visit to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, at the National […]

Kukah, Odinkalu, CSOs Take Anti-NGO Bill Protest To N’Assembly

Kukah, Odinkalu, CSOs Take Anti-NGO Bill Protest To N’Assembly

Non Governmental Organisations and Civil Society Organisations protested on Wednesday in Abuja and asked the House of Representatives to trash a proposed bill to regulate NGOs and CSOs in the country.  Prominent personalities, including the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, The Most. Rev. Matthew Kukah, and popular human rights activist, Prof. Chidi Odinkalu also asked […]

Gambia: IRI Trains Youth, Women On CSO Reform Agenda

Gambia: IRI Trains Youth, Women On CSO Reform Agenda

The International Republican Institute (IRI) recently convened a three-day training for youths and women on civil-society organizations reforms agenda in The Gambia. The interface was aimed at sensitizing women and youths on their rights and information to help them in strengthening civil-education and democratic culture. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Patricia Alsup, the United States […]

FG Sets Up National Minimum Wage Committee As FEC Reviews 2017 Budget

FG Sets Up National Minimum Wage Committee As FEC Reviews 2017 Budget

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the constitution of a National Minimum Wage Committee to kick start the process of deliberations for a new wage for Nigerian workers. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting presided over by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, yesterday, the Minister of […]

Buhari Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For $6.4 Billion China, World Bank Loans

Buhari Seeks National Assembly’s Approval For $6.4 Billion China, World Bank Loans

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, again sought the approval of the National Assembly for the federal government to secure about $6.4 billion dollar loans from the World Bank and China to fund infrastructural objectives across the country and combat polio outbreak in the North-East. In a letter separately read by Senate President Bukola Saraki and […]

Kenya: House To Defy Judge On Gender Balance Laws

Kenya: House To Defy Judge On Gender Balance Laws

Parliament will defy a judge and will not pass laws to create gender balance, MPs have said. Justice John Mativo’s orders were described as worthless. Majority Leader Aden Duale touched off debate by declaring that: “The courts cannot direct and neither can they dictate or blackmail MPs on how we legislate.” Mr Duale’s government-backed Bill […]

Theresa May, Melaye And The Leader’s Wife

Theresa May, Melaye And The Leader’s Wife

“Have you been to Bourdillon? Or rather I should ask when are you going to Bourdillon?” “What’s happening?” “I hear people are paying solidarity visits to the Tinubus to express their dismay over Senator Dino Melaye’s assault on Senator Remi Tinubu, wife of the APC National Leader.” “Assault?” “That is precisely what it is.  Assault. […]

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