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Reps To Embark On Summer Holiday

The House of Representatives has announced that it will be embarking on an annual summer holiday despite COVID-19 holidays. Following the outbreak of the pandemic, the National Assembly has reduced plenary session to once in a week and also had a 5 weeks shut down of legislative activities. In June, the National Assembly again embarked on...

House Reps Refute Reports That 50 Lawmakers Tested Positive For COVID-19

The House of Representatives has described as “fake news” and “gross misinformation”, the reports that over 50 lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus. There were publications on Tuesday that over 50 lawmakers allegedly tested positive for COVID-19. But the Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Rep. Benjamin Kalu, in a statement Wednesday morning, said there was no...

CAN: Churches Must Be Reopened For Divine Solution To COVID-19

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has kicked against the continued closure of churches in parts of Nigeria despite the relaxation of the lockdown.  Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, said via a statement on Tuesday the continued closure of places of worship is “no longer acceptable and reasonably justified”. In relaxing measures to slow the spread of...

Alleged Kidnap: Absence Of Judge Stalls Wadume’s Trial, Others

The trial of Mr Hamisu Bala, popularly known as Wadume, and six others has stalled following the absence of the trial Judge, Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako. At the last sitting of the court on Tuesday, Justice Murtala-Nyako rejected the bail application of the defendants on the ground that the court has granted an accelerated trial. Justice Murtala-Nyako,...

Senate Receives Buhari’s Request To Confirm 11 Judges For FCT High Court, Others

The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request for the confirmation of 11 nominees as Judges of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The request was contained in a letter read on the floor during plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan. The letter read: “In accordance to Section 256(2) of the...

Senate Passes Bill Against Sexual Harassment In Tertiary Institutions

The Senate has passed a bill against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. The bill was sponsored by Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege prohibits the offense of sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions. It also criminalizes the act of neglect or failure of administrative heads of tertiary educational institutions to address complaints of sexual harassment within...

NYSC Announces Date, Venue For Physical Verification Of Graduates [See list ]

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has announced the time frame for the physical verification exercise of foreign-trained graduates. NYSC disclosed that foreign-trained graduates who registered online would carry out their physical verification exercise from Monday 6th till Friday 17 of July, 2020. In a series of tweets on its official Twitter handle, NYSC also listed...

BREAKING: Ondo Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice On Deputy Gov Ajayi

Members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have served an impeachment notice on Agboola Ajayi, the state Deputy Governor. The lawmakers accused the Deputy Governor of gross misconduct. Recall that Ajayi recently dumped the All Progressives Congress for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and has insisted on retaining the office. He also indicated an interest in...

BREAKING: Buhari Suspends Magu As EFCC Acting Chairman

Ibrahim Magu has been suspended as Acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari, the BBC reports. Magu spent the night in a police cell at the Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID) Headquarters in Abuja. This followed a six-hour grilling by a presidential panel, chaired by Justice Ayo Salami,...

COVID-19: ASUU Accused Of Blocking Universities From Reopening

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Aare Afe Babalola, has accused the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), of blocking the reopening of universities. Babalola said this in a statement released on Monday and signed by ABUAD Head, Corporate Affairs, Tunde Olofintila. According to him, the federal government should allow final year students of...

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