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Constitution Amendment: Key sections Senate approved.

CharlesJoseph - Jul 26, 2017

The Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved the inclusion of former presidents of the Senate and former speakers of the House of Representatives as…

NLC begins campaign to rid bad politicians

CharlesJoseph - Jul 19, 2017

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="700"] NLC President Ayuba Wabba[/caption] The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has embarked on campaign directed at workers and pensioners to…

PDP fixes date for National Convention

CharlesJoseph - Jul 19, 2017

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="750"] PDP fixes date for non-elective National Convention[/caption] Following recent settlement of its leadership rift, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP)…

INVESTIGATION: Healthcare In Northern Nigeria is Comatose, Wushishi A Case Study
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INVESTIGATION: Healthcare In Northern Nigeria is Comatose, Wushishi A Case Study

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 15, 2017

For anyone accustomed to modern city comforts, a trip to the backwoods of any Nigerian state is not one undertaken without fully understanding…

Supreme Court ruling a victory for PDP – Jonathan

CharlesJoseph - Jul 13, 2017

[caption id="attachment_50056" align="alignnone" width="300"] Former President Goodluck Jonathan[/caption] Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described Sen. Ahmed Makarfi’s victory on Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)…

Supreme Court upholds Makarfi-led PDP caretaker committee

CharlesJoseph - Jul 12, 2017

[caption id="attachment_50053" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman PDP caretaker committee[/caption]   The Supreme Court has upheld the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker committee of…

Senate proceedings of Tuesday July 11

CharlesJoseph - Jul 11, 2017

  [caption id="attachment_48681" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Nigerian Senate at plenary[/caption] Below is the proceedings of the Nigerian senate for Tuesday, July 11 2017…

Senate: Compulsory treatment for gunshot victims approved

CharlesJoseph - Jul 11, 2017

[caption id="attachment_50045" align="alignnone" width="300"] Senate approves compulsory treatment with no prior police approval or payment for gunshot victims[/caption] The Senate on Tuesday passed…

Reps invite Ex-President Jonathan over Malabu Oil Scam

CharlesJoseph - Jul 05, 2017

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Former President Goodluck Jonathan invited over Malabu oil scam[/caption] The House of Representatives’ Ad-hoc Committee has resolved to invite…

For role in promoting nursing, Mrs Saraki bags international award

CharlesJoseph - Jul 05, 2017

For her advocacy role in improving the lot of nurses, midwives and promoting maternal and child health, Mrs Toyin Saraki has been awarded…

INEC Gives Condition For Stopping Dino Melaye’s Recall
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INEC Gives Condition For Stopping Dino Melaye’s Recall

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 04, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said only a legitimate court order can stop the recall of Senator Dino Melaye  representing Kogi…

Saraki Stops Attempt To Make Him Acting President
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Saraki Stops Attempt To Make Him Acting President

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 04, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday stopped an attempt by his colleagues to make him Acting President owing to the absence of President…

VIDEO: Dino Melaye Speaks At Plenary On Fraudulent Attempt To Recall Him
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VIDEO: Dino Melaye Speaks At Plenary On Fraudulent Attempt To Recall Him

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 04, 2017

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial District on Tuesday told the Senate how the Kogi State government used fraudulent means to kick…

Proceedings of the Nigerian Senate For Tuesday 4TH July, 2017
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Proceedings of the Nigerian Senate For Tuesday 4TH July, 2017

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 04, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki took the official prayer and led the Nigerian Senate into the day's proceedings. EXECUTIVE SESSION Senate then moved into…

Speaker Dogara Expresses Worry Over Deployment Of Soldiers To 28 States
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Speaker Dogara Expresses Worry Over Deployment Of Soldiers To 28 States

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 04, 2017

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara has expressed worry over the deployment of soldiers to no fewer than 28…

Alleged Sex Scandal: Senator Bukar Ibrahim Breaks Silence
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Alleged Sex Scandal: Senator Bukar Ibrahim Breaks Silence

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 04, 2017

Senator Bukar Ibrahim representing Yobe East Senatorial District, has owned up to the viral video in which he was presumed to have engaged…

Dino Melaye: INEC Releases Schedule For Recall Process
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Dino Melaye: INEC Releases Schedule For Recall Process

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday released the schedule for the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial…

President Buhari Writes Kano State Governor Over Maitama Sule’s Demise
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President Buhari Writes Kano State Governor Over Maitama Sule’s Demise

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a personal letter of condolence to the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, in which he expressed…

Maitama Sule: Nigeria Has Lost A Great National Asset – Osinbajo
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Maitama Sule: Nigeria Has Lost A Great National Asset – Osinbajo

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sorrow over the death of elder statesman, Alhaji Maitama Sule whom he described as a great national…

Saraki Mourns Maitama Sule, Describes Him As An Acomplished Public Servant
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Saraki Mourns Maitama Sule, Describes Him As An Acomplished Public Servant

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki, has expressed deep grief over the passing on of Nigeria’s former Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) and…

BREAKING! Nigerian Elder Statesman, Maitama Sule Is Dead
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BREAKING! Nigerian Elder Statesman, Maitama Sule Is Dead

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

First Republic Minister and elder statesman, Ambassador Maitama Sule is dead. A family source told TVC that he died in a Cairo Hospital, Egypt…

Aisha Buhari Jets Off to See Ailing Husband in London
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Aisha Buhari Jets Off to See Ailing Husband in London

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

Aisha Buhari, wife of ailing President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday jetted off to see her husband in London where he is receiving medical…

Those Planning to Islamise Nigeria have the Right to do so – Onaiyekan
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Those Planning to Islamise Nigeria have the Right to do so – Onaiyekan

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 03, 2017

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja diocese, Cardinal John Onaiyekan has said those planning to Islamise Nigeria have the right to do so but…

Doyin Okupe Dumps PDP, Says Party Is Menopausal And Can No Longer Bear Fruits
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Doyin Okupe Dumps PDP, Says Party Is Menopausal And Can No Longer Bear Fruits

Toluwalase Bakare - Jul 02, 2017

The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has resigned his membership from the Peoples Democratic Party…

Secession Is Not Desirable But Dialogue With IPOB, Fayose Tells Osinbajo
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Secession Is Not Desirable But Dialogue With IPOB, Fayose Tells Osinbajo

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 26, 2017

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to dialogue with the secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra…

Nigerians React To President Buhari’s Audio Hausa Message
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Nigerians React To President Buhari’s Audio Hausa Message

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 26, 2017

Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the audio message of President Muhammadu Buhari, recorded in Hausa language, to Nigerians on…

Audio: President Buhari Addresses Nigerians In Hausa From The UK
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Audio: President Buhari Addresses Nigerians In Hausa From The UK

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 26, 2017

An audio recording of President Muhammadu Buhari's voice addressing Nigerians on the occasion of Eid-el Fitr has emerged. The Audio which was rendered…

Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki Urges Muslims To Imbibe Love And Tolerance
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Eid-el-Fitr: Saraki Urges Muslims To Imbibe Love And Tolerance

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 25, 2017

Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerian Muslims to imbibe love and tolerance as they have learnt in the holy month of Ramadan.…

Eid-el-Fitr: President Buhari Felicitates With Muslims, Sues For Peace Among Citizens
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Eid-el-Fitr: President Buhari Felicitates With Muslims, Sues For Peace Among Citizens

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 24, 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a message of greetings to Nigerian Muslims and Christians on the occasion of the Eid-el-Fitr, urging all citizens…

Fashola’s Claims On 2017 Budget Mischievous And Misleading, Say Reps
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Fashola’s Claims On 2017 Budget Mischievous And Misleading, Say Reps

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 24, 2017

The House of Representatives has said that the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, is peddling inaccuracies, misleading and…

Why Ali Modu Sheriff’s Lawyer Was Stripped Of His SAN Title

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 24, 2017

Beluolisa Nwofor, the lawyer who represented Ali Modu Sheriff in a suit at the appeal court seeking the declaration of Jimoh Ibrahim as…

2014 Confab Report Must Not Be Implemented, Arewa Group Says

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 24, 2017

A northern group,  Arewa Liberation Movement (ALM) has kicked against the implementation of the 2014 Confab report on the grounds that it was…

DHQ Reaffirms Commitment To Securing Nigerians

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 24, 2017

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), Abuja has reaffirmed its commitment to securing Nigerians and their property irrespective of where they reside in the country.…

2017 Budget: Fashola Should Stop Spreading Half-Truths, Says Senate
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2017 Budget: Fashola Should Stop Spreading Half-Truths, Says Senate

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 24, 2017

The Senate has cautioned Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, to stop spreading wrong information and half-truth about…

Supreme Court Sacks Senator Danladi, Hon. Hembe; Orders Them To Refund Salaries, Allowances

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

The Supreme Court on Friday sacked the Senator representing Taraba North Senatorial District, Sani Abubakar Danladi from office with immediate effect and ordered…

Divisive Ethnic Agitations: Bode George Lauds Government’s Peace Moves

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bode George, has called on divisive ethnic agitators across the country to sheath their swords…

EFCC Arraigns Suspected Land Racketeer For Land Scam
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EFCC Arraigns Suspected Land Racketeer For Land Scam

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

Ibadan Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday June 23, 2017 arraigned one Ayinde Toafeek before Justice A.…

Group To Recall Federal Lawmaker From Ondo State For Absconding From Constituency
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Group To Recall Federal Lawmaker From Ondo State For Absconding From Constituency

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

Honourable Bolarinwa Bamidele, a member of the House of Representatives from Ondo State may soon have to vacate his legislative seat as a…

Conduct Referendum On Biafra Or Anambra Polls Won’t Hold, Nnamdi Kanu Threatens FG
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Conduct Referendum On Biafra Or Anambra Polls Won’t Hold, Nnamdi Kanu Threatens FG

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

The self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to frustrate the conduct of the November 18 gubernatorial…

Recall Of Dino Melaye: INEC To Issue Schedule For Verification Of Signatures July 3
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Recall Of Dino Melaye: INEC To Issue Schedule For Verification Of Signatures July 3

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has acknowledged the receipt of the signatures of over 50 percent of registered voters of Kogi West…

FG’s Appeal Of CCT Judgement: I Remain Unperturbed – Saraki
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FG’s Appeal Of CCT Judgement: I Remain Unperturbed – Saraki

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 23, 2017

Following the decision of the Federal Government to file an appeal against the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) which upheld…

Communal Clash: Osinbajo Condoles With Taraba State Government, Assures Lasting Solution
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Communal Clash: Osinbajo Condoles With Taraba State Government, Assures Lasting Solution

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 22, 2017

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has sent his condolences to the people of Taraba State in the wake of the communal clash that killed…

Progressive Governors Forum Condemns Secessionist Agitations

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 22, 2017

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), which comprises governors elected on the platform of the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned the recent…

VIDEO: Senator Ashafa Speaks On How Saraki Has Led The Senate In The Last Two Years
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VIDEO: Senator Ashafa Speaks On How Saraki Has Led The Senate In The Last Two Years

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 22, 2017

Senator Gbenga Ashafa representing Lagos East senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate has described the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki in the…

Government’s Failure To Adhere To Federal Character Responsible For Ethnic Agitations – Onaiyekan

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 22, 2017

Cardinal John Onaiyekan, the Catholic Bishop of Abuja arch diocese has blamed the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari for the agitations among…

Quit Notice: Igbos In The North Have Nowhere To Go – Kwankwaso

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 22, 2017

Senator Rabiu Musa kwankwaso representing Kano Central in the Senate on Wednesday said Igbos residing in the north have nowhere to go given…

Don’t Let Your Freedom Of Expression Degenerate Into Hateful Rhetoric, Osinbajo Warns
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Don’t Let Your Freedom Of Expression Degenerate Into Hateful Rhetoric, Osinbajo Warns

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 22, 2017

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has warned ethnic agitators across the country to stop using freedom of expression as an excuse to propagate hateful…

Dino Melaye On Recall: It Cannot Stand, Many Will Go To Jail
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Dino Melaye On Recall: It Cannot Stand, Many Will Go To Jail

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 21, 2017

Senator Dino Melaye has reacted to the submission of over 50 percent of signatures of members of his consistency, Kogi West Senatorial District,…

Senate Commended For Motion Seeking To Allow Treatment Of Gunshot Victims Without Police Report
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Senate Commended For Motion Seeking To Allow Treatment Of Gunshot Victims Without Police Report

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 21, 2017

The Nigerian Senate under the leadership of Senator Bukola Saraki has received commendations from Nigerians over the motion adopted which seeks to compel…

JUST IN: Kogi West Constituents Submit Signatures For The Recall Of Senator Melaye To INEC
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JUST IN: Kogi West Constituents Submit Signatures For The Recall Of Senator Melaye To INEC

Toluwalase Bakare - Jun 21, 2017

Reports reaching The Brief has it that constituents of Kogi West senatorial district, Kogi State today submitted a collection of signatures to the…

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