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Police, DSS Take Over National Assembly Complex

File photo of the National Assembly   Security operatives have taken over the National Assembly complex, shutting all entrances to the premises, and preventing workers from gaining entry. The security agents including the Nigeria Police and Department of State Services

NASS Leadership Directs Police, SSS to Secure Complex For Plenary Today

  The leadership of the National Assembly has directed the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS) to ensure adequate security within the vicinity of the National Assembly from Tuesday morning to enable members and staff come in and perform their

National Assembly Shutdown, a National Embarrassment – APC Reacts

  The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the shameful development in the National Assembly which has seen parliamentary workers shut down the legislative complex following the commencement of their four-day strike is a sad reminder of what Nigerians

Court Dismisses FG’s Appeal Against Acquittal Of Justice Ademola’s Lawyer

  The Court of Appeal in Abuja has upheld the discharge and acquittal of the lawyer to retired Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Mr Joe Agi, on an allegation of bribery. Delivering a judgement, Justice Peter Ige dismissed the appeal filed by

War Against Terrorism: Presidency Accuses Amnesty International Of ‘Bias, Inaccuracies’

A file photo of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu.   The Presidency has accused Amnesty International of bias in its coverage of happenings in the country, especially as it relates to

I’m Prepared To Give The Opposition Opportunities I Was Not Given – Buhari

(File) President Muhammadu Buhari speaks at a meeting in Abuja on December 15, 2018.   President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured Nigerians that he will ensure a level playing field for all contestants into political offices in the general elections

ASUU Strike Continues As Union Leaders Walk Out Of Meeting With FG

(File) Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, meets with ASUU leaders in Abuja on December 10, 2018.   The Federal Government’s effort to end the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has suffered

PDP Congratulates Buhari At 76, Tasks Him On Rule Of Law

PDP Congratulates Buhari as President turns 76 (FILE) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated and prayed for President Muhammadu Buhari on the occasion of his 76th birthday. The party in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary,

Farmers-Herders Clash: Amnesty International Accuses Nigerian Govt Of Impunity, Says 3,641 Killed Since 2016

  Amnesty International has accused the Nigerian Government of impunity in the way it has been handling killings of innocent citizens in parts of the country. The Director of Amnesty International Nigeria, Osai Ojigho, made the allegation in her remarks

Saraki Nominates Joy Emordi, 11 Others Into NASS Service Commission

A file photo of Senate President Bukola Saraki   The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has approved the names of 12 nominees into the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC). Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media and Publicity, Mr

Sex-For-Marks Scandal: Dismissed OAU Lecturer Jailed For Two Years

  A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo has sentenced a former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele, to two years in prison. Justice Maurine Onyetenu sentenced Professor Akindele on Monday in Osun State, at the end

Ortom Orders Payment Of December Salaries To Benue Workers

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom   Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has directed the State Ministry of Finance to ensure that payment of workers’ salaries for the month of December 2018 commences on Wednesday, the 19th. The Governor further directed

Army Accuses Amnesty International Of Working To Destabilise Nigeria

  The Nigerian Army has accused Amnesty International of working to destabilise the country. In a statement on Monday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the military alleged that the human rights group has deviated from the

Sex-For-Marks Scandal: Ex-OAU Lecturer, Professor Akindele Pleads Guilty

File photo   The former lecturer of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Richard Akindele, has changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty’ of demanding for sex from his student, Monica Osagie. Akindele is standing trial before a Federal High court in