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Nigerian Senate Call For Removal Of Service Chiefs Over Increased Insecurity

Nigerian lawmakers have again lamented over the state of insecurity in the country, recommending that President Muhammadu Buhari remove the Service Chiefs, Channels TV reports. The Senate made this resolution on Tuesday during the debate on the abduction of over 300 students following gunmen’s attack on Government Science Secondary School (GSS) in the Kankara Local…

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Update: Nigerian Senate Approves Mahmood Yakubu Reappointment As INEC Chairman

The Senate on Tuesday agreed to reappoint Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five years. According to Guardian Newspaper, Yakubu was first appointed as chairman in October 2015, by President Muhammadu Buhari, after which he was reappointed when his first tenure lapsed in October this year. His confirmation…

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Senate President Lawan Thinks The Call For Lawmakers’ Pay Cut Is ‘Misplaced’— Read Why

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has challenged Nigerians to a debate on the real essence of the National Assembly in relation to the salaries of the members, which many consider to be bogus. Lawan who spoke while flagging off the two-day retreat for top management of National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission at Transcorp Hilton…

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INEC Reappointment: Yakubu Handovers To Acting Chairman Following Tenure Expiration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will be getting a new acting chairman who will oversee the affairs of the agency pending its Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu’s confirmation of his reappointment by the Senate. According to Guardian, the ceremony will be taking place Monday at the conference hall of the commission’s headquarters in Abuja. Although…

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#EndSARS: South-West Ministers Want Military To Be Probed Over Lekki Shooting

Ministers from the South-West region of the country have demanded for a thorough investigation of the Lekki toll gate shooting reportedly carried out by the Nigerian army. Recall that the #EndSARS demonstrations across the country turned violent on Tuesday October 20 after soldiers opened fire on peaceful anti-police brutality protesters, who had converged at the Lekki toll booth…

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Twitter Reacts To Buhari Nominating Aide Lauretta Onochie As INEC Commissioner

Twitter is not feeling President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the senate to confirm his media aide, Lauretta Onochie, as a commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to TheCable, Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday. Onochie who hails…

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Kaduna State House Of Assembly Passes Bill Prescribing Castration For Rapists

The Kaduna state House of Assembly on Thursday, September 10 a bill that recommends total castration as punishment for anyone convicted of rape in the state. The Assembly reportedly gave the approval following the passage of a bill to amend the Kaduna state penal court law, 2017, by the lawmakers. The assembly announced the approval…

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Senate Debunks Considering Passage Of Controversial Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied circulating reports that it is secretly planning to pass the proposed Social Media Bill despite its public rejection, ThisDay reports. Recall that if passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the…

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ICYMI: Senate Calls For Review Of Age Limits For Job Seekers

On Wednesday July 15, the Senate urged President Muhammadu Buhari to look into reviewing the age limits for unemployed citizens in the country to allow competent job applicants. The resolution directed towards the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity followed the consideration of a motion by Senator Ibrahim Gobir. Gobir cited Orders 42 and 52 of the Senate…

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Reps Reportedly Begin Distribution Of Exotic Cars Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As the novel Coronavirus pandemic spreads, the House of Representatives has started taking delivery of the Toyota Camry 2020 model cars acquired for members for official use. According to The Punch, the cars, also known as utility vehicles, were parked within the National Assembly Complex, on Thursday. On February 5, 2020, the legislators had at an…

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