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President of NANS, Chinonso Obasi. [Photo credit: International Centre for Investigative Reporting]

NANS elects ‘Zone A’ officers

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS 'Zone A' has at a convention held in Minna, Niger State, elected 10 officers into various offices. According to a statement jointly signed by the convention committee chairman and four others, the election had about 70 delegates who are presidents of the student…

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo

Hate speech will no longer be tolerated in Nigeria – Osinbajo

The Nigerian government has drawn a line on hate speech in the country, equating it to terrorism. The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, stated this on Thursday at the National Economic Council security retreat held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He said the intimidation of a population by words or…

The Bank night club, Abuja

Popular Abuja night club ‘The Bank’ shuts down indefinitely

A popular Abuja night club, The Bank, has been shut following a series of controversies that have trailed it recently. A source said the club, whose social media account was recently hacked, has been embroiled in different managerial controversies and has consequently resolved to shut operations indefinitely despite high patronage.…

Acting SGF, Habibat Lawal [Photo: Vanguard]

After dithering, SGF finally releases appointment letter of REC nominee

The Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, has finally released the appointment letter of a Resident Electoral Commissioner-designate, Asma'u Maikudi. The acting SGF, Habiba Lawal, has released the letter which was dated August 3. Ms. Maikudi, 55, was nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari in March…

House of Reps

Youth Parliament urges state assemblies to support #NotTooYoungToRun bill

The Nigerian Youth Parliament led by its speaker, Ayodele John, has called on state assemblies to support the Age Reduction Amendment Bill for elective political offices popularly known as the not-too-young-to-run bill. The bill which was passed by both chambers of the National Assembly seeks to reduce the age for…

Voters

Constituents write INEC, want Kano lawmaker recalled

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said on Monday that it has received a petition from constituents to recall Abubakar Kuki, a member of the Kano State House of Assembly representing Bebeji Constituency. In a statement signed on Monday by Adedeji Soyebi, who is the Chairman, Information and Voter Education…

Nigerian Senate

Senate confirms new chairman for Abuja internal revenue service

The Senate has confirmed Abdullahi Attah as the Executive Chairman of the Board of the FCT Internal Revenue Service. This was contained in a letter sent to the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello, by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. The senate president gave Mr.…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Why we tried to remove president’s powers in constitution amendment – Saraki

The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said that presidential assent was an unnecessary addition to the process of amendment of the constitution. He told the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Abuja that it was with that conviction that the Senate approved the removal of presidential assent to…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps will revisit devolution of powers – Gbajabiamila

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has described the legislative act that killed the devolution of powers bill as a mistake that would be corrected when the house resumes from recess in September. The house leader in a press statement explained that there are mechanisms which…

Radio house Abuja

VON denies fraud allegations

The management of the Voice of Nigeria, VON, has denied allegations on the social media that millions of naira were stolen at the agency through the award of contracts. According to the allegations, the contracts were for the supply of generating set, furniture, ICT Centre and for the completion of…

Nigerian Senate

How House of Reps voted on 33 major bills to amend Nigerian constitution (FULL DETAILS)

The House of Representatives has concluded voting on 33 major bills to amend several parts of the Nigerian constitution. The House decision on the bills follows the vote by the Senate on them on Wednesday. During their vote on Thursday, the House of Reps members joined their Senate colleagues to…

House of Reps

Reps pass #NotTooYoungToRun bill

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill. The bill which was also passed by the Senate on Wednesday seeks to reduce the age for elective offices in the country. A total of 261 members voted in support of the bill, while 23 members…

House of Representatives

LIVE UPDATES: House of Reps votes on key Constitutional amendments

The House of Representatives will today (Thursday) vote on some major amendment proposals to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Senate on Wednesday voted on 33 amendments of the constitution, approving 29 and rejecting four. Amendments approved by the two houses will be sent to the state…

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Senate approves separation of Attorney-General from Minister, Commissioner of Justice

The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday voted in support of altering sections 150, 174, 195, 211, 318 and the third schedule of the Constitution to separate the office of the Minister or Commissioner for Justice from that of the Attorney-General of the Federation or that of a state. This amendment is to…

House of Rep Sitting - 11 - Hon Yakubu Dogara

Dogara ignores Supreme Court ruling, fails to swear in elected lawmaker

More than three weeks after a Supreme Court ruling ordering the inauguration of a federal lawmaker, Dorathy Mato, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has refused to obey the order. The Supreme Court in June sacked Herman Hembe as the lawmaker representing Konshisha/Vandekiya federal constituency of the…

House of Reps

Another National Assembly member dies

A member of the House of Representatives, Abdullahi Wammako Mohammed, is dead. The National Assembly website gave his age as 50, although it is unclear if the platform has been updated since 2015 when the present set of federal lawmakers were inaugurated and listed. The News Agency of Nigeria also…

House of Representatives  Minority Leader, Leo Ogor

PDP lawmakers declare Aso Rock vacant

The Peoples Democratic Party caucus in the House of Representatives has declared a vacancy at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa due to what it described as the failure of the All Progressives Congress-led federal government to deliver on its promises to Nigerians. In a statement on Thursday, the lawmakers also…

Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf [Photo: Concise News]

Controversy: Nigerian lawmakers ask Health Minister to recall suspended NHIS boss

The House of Representatives on Wednesday asked the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, to within a week reinstate the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf. It also asked the minister to halt the re-accreditation of Health Maintenance Organisations, HMOs, pending the outcome of an ongoing investigation of…

Caretaker committee chairman of PDP, Sen. Ahmed Makarfi speaking to newsmen after Supreme Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday (12/7/17) sacked the National Chairman of the opposition of the, Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff. With him are Sen. Ben Obi (L) and Rep. Jones Onyereri.
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Supreme Court sacks Sheriff, declares Makarfi authentic PDP leader

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sacked Ali Sheriff as the National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. The court also declared Ahmed Makarfi, the caretaker committee chairman, as the authentic leader of the PDP, Nigeria's largest opposition party. Read our live updates of the ruling here.

PDP Crisis: Ali Modu Sheriff vs. Ahmed Makarfi

LIVE UPDATE: Supreme Court rules on PDP leadership tussle

The Supreme Court will today (Wednesday) decide on the authentic leadership of the People's Democratic Party, PDP. The contest is between the Ali Sheriff, who was purportedly removed at the party’s May 21 2016 convention, and the national caretaker committee chaired by Ahmed Makarfi.‎ While the Makarfi faction enjoys the…

His Excellency Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo with Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari shortly before the commencement of the FEC Meeting at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja. 3rd May 2017. NOVO ISIORO.

Swear-in new ministers, Reps urge Osinbajo

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to swear in the two ministerial nominees recently approved by the Senate. The ministers-designate, from Kogi and Gombe states, were confirmed by the Senate on May 3. Stephen Ocheni from Kogi was to replace the late labour minister,…

House of Representatives  Minority Leader, Leo Ogor

Adeleke’s victory ‘beginning of end of APC’ – PDP lawmakers

The People's Democratic Party caucus of the House of Representatives has described the victory of its candidate in the just concluded Osun West senatorial election as a sure sign of the beginning of an end to the All Progressives Congress. In a statement issued by the House Minority Leader, Leo…

Former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

Ex-Minister launches Anambra governorship campaign offices

A former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, who is contesting the upcoming Anambra governorship election, has said his government would give traders financial support and international business connections as part of his economic agenda for the south east state. He said this on Monday while commissioning his campaign offices in…

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

Reps summon Fashola over comments on National Assembly

The House of Representatives on Tuesday directed the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to appear before it over his comments on the National Assembly. Mr. Fashola had slammed the National Assembly for inserting projects outside the purview of his ministry in its budget in the 2017…

House of Rep Sitting - 11 - Hon Yakubu Dogara

Dogara questions deployment of military in ‘over 28 states’

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has described as "worrisome", the deployment of Nigerian soldiers to more than 28 states of the federation in peace time, saying Nigeria is effectively in a permanent state of emergency. He made this known at a capacity/ Interactive Needs Assessment Workshop…