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Senate Kills Anti-Social Media Bill

  The Nigerian Senate, yesterday, bowed to pressure from Nigerians and withdrew the Frivolous Petitions Bill, otherwise known as anti-social media bill sponsored by BalaIbnNa’Allah which sparked a lot of controversy upon its introduction last year. Following the presentation of the report on the bill by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and…

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N23bn Election Bribery Scandal: EFCC Arrests Former Kaduna Governor, Ramalan Yaro

  Former governor of Kaduna state, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero was ypicked up by officials from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)on Monday, in connection with the $115 million released by former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison Madueke, which was shared ahead of 2015 presidential poll. Yero allegedly received N700 million which he shared to himself…

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Nationwide Strike: Labour Leaders Walk Out Of Meeting With FG, Labels NIC’s Order ‘Black Market Injunction’

  Nigerian labour leaders reportedly walked out of a meeting with the Federal government yesterday and have vowed to go on indefinite strike starting today, Wednesday, in protest of the increase in the pump price of petrol. The meeting with the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal,and other officials of government in…

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Police IG Vows Massive Arrests Of Nigerians Caught With Illegal, Unlicensed Arms

Concerned about the increasing proliferation and engagement of prohibited firearms that threatens security in parts of the country, and as part of initiatives aimed at ensuring adequate protection of lives and property of the citizens, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has directed all commissioners of police in state commands and the FCT to activate…

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Fuel Price Hike: Industrial Court Restrains NLC, TUC From Going On Strike

  The National Industrial Court has restrained‎the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC)from embarking on its planned strike action on Wednesday in protest of the hike in fuel price by the Federal Government. President of the Industrial Court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo gave the restraining order after the Attorney General of the…

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Stella Oduah, Other Lawmakers Allegedly Come To Blows During PDP Caucus Meeting

  The National Assembly of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in an uproar yesterday after a fight broke out between its members; former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah and Sopuluchukwu Ezeonwuka, a House member over their party’s ongoing congresses across the country. Here is how Premium Times reports it: “Godswill Akpabio, the Minority Leader of the…

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Ambode Declares Lagos An Oil Producing State, Demands 13% Derivation From FG

 Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), receiving a sample of the Crude Oil discovered in the State by the Group Managing Director, Tunde Folawiyo Petroleum Company Limited, Mr. Tunde Folawiyo  Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday declared that Lagos has officially joined the League of Oil Producing States in Nigeria following the…

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