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The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, on Wednesday disclosed that the Economic Community of West African States would hold a conference from April 26 to 29 on the incessant farmers/herdsmen clashes that have left many dead. Danbazau told State House correspondents that President Muhammadu Buhari would declare the conference open. The minister said the conference […]

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege representing Delta Central district has reacted to the invasion of the Senate Chambers by suspected hoodlums, denying involvement in the incident. The Senate Chamber was invaded yesterday by some persons who made away with the mace. Shortly after the mace was stolen, the Senate accused Omo-Agege of sending thugs to steal the […]

The House of Representatives has dropped the bills seeking to amend the Electoral Act 2010. The first bill is seeking to amend the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2010 to further improve the electoral process and for related matters, and the second Bill is seeking to amend the provisions of the Electoral Act, No. 6, […]

The police have arrested the lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege. Senator Omo-Agege was picked up by the police on Wednesday afternoon possibly in connection with the invasion of the Senate by hoodlums. The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today. Earlier […]

Death toll in Saturday and Sunday attacks on Tiv villages by suspected Fulani herders in Nasarawa State has risen to 78, even as search for the recovery of corpses continued on Tuesday. It was gathered that coordinated attacks made the entire Tiv nationalities in the state to desert their homes in Obi, Awe, Domain and […]

The Executive Secretary, Benue State Teaching Service Board, Prof. Wilfred Uji, on Tuesday stated that the persistent herdsmen attacks on Benue communities, had disrupted the school calendar and forced 300,000 children out of school. He said, “200,000 of the figure are secondary school students and 100,000 are primary school pupils, which cut across three local […]

Amnesty International has called on the Federal Government not to violate the rights of Nigerians who stage peaceful protests in the country. The Director of Amnesty International in Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, said this in a statement on Tuesday while condemning the disruption of a protest by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) in […]

The Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, has clarified the statement he made on Monday, saying that failure by the Senate to approve the $350M World Bank loan may likely affect other states, that have applied for a similar loan from the same bank. He said that the moral burden involved in granting other states […]

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said the National Assembly may be shut to help President Muhammadu Buhari administration find an end to the spate of killings by herdsmen and militias across the country. The upper chamber of the National Assembly also noted that the campaign by the Federal Government for more […]

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the Federal Government would be in partnership with the private sector and technology entrepreneurs on how to increase the level of innovation coming into the country. He stated that the partnership was borne out of the need to invest in the technology sector as the economy expands. Osinbajo […]

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 […]

The Kaduna State Deputy Governor, Bala Bantex, has clarified the statement he made on Monday, saying that failure by the Senate to approve the $350M World Bank loan may likely affect other states, that have applied for a similar loan from the same bank. He said that the moral burden involved in granting other states […]


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