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Senate in Plenary

Senate stands down bill on inauguration of National Assembly

The senators say the bill is in conflict with the provisions of the Constitution.

Omoyele Sowore

Why we have still not released Sowore — SSS

The secret police claims those who stood sureties for Mr Sowore’s bail have not turned up to collect the Sahara Reporters’ publisher.

Lagos-High-Court

Alleged Money Laundering: I delivered $140,000 to unknown person at Obasanjo Library – EFCC witness

The witness had said he delivered $140,000 to the Olusegun Obasanjo Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole. [PHOTO CREDIT: ThisdayLIVE]

UPDATED: Oshiomhole’s troubles worsen as APC Governors’ Forum DG calls for his resignation

Also, leaders of the APC in Edo State at a meeting attended by Governor Godwin Obaseki ratified the suspension of Mr Oshiomhole from the party in the state.

Google Headquarters [Photo Credit: Android Headlines]

Google to offer checking accounts for consumers – WSJ

The project, named Cache, will have accounts by Citigroup Inc and a credit union at Stanford University.

wrappers

Court orders convict to sweep court premises for stealing wrappers

The convict pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal trespass and theft.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Kogi Election: INEC complies with court order, includes SDP, APM on ballot

INEC had declared the nomination of the candidates inappropriate until the federal high court overruled the commission

Heavily Armed Policemen

Gunmen kill three policemen in Kaduna

The policemen were killed at a checkpoint between Fadan Karshi and Sabon Gida village in Sanga LGA on Tuesday.

Court symbol

Wife drags alleged rapist to court, seeks divorce

The housewife said she could no longer respect her husband

Transmission Company of Nigeria. (win.org.ng photo)

Power Supply: Group blames obsolete equipment for incessant collapse of national grid

“The Transmission Company of Nigeria should be asked why such equipment is not replaced despite the intervention funds supplied by the African Development Bank (AfDB),’’ the group said.

Governor Udom Emmanuel at the maiden Akwa Ibom Education Summit

Governor Emmanuel wins at Appeal Court

The PDP in Akwa Ibom said the latest judgement was a confirmation of the “sanctity of the ballot”.

Senate in Plenary

UPDATED: Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi three days to election

The approval was a sequel to the adoption of the report of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts.

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

Child kidnapped 2014 in Kano found in Anambra – Police

The police say efforts were being intensified to rescue more kidnapped children.

Senate in Plenary

EXPLAINER: Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘Hate Speech’ bill

The lawmakers are expected to debate these details of the bill soon.

Nigeria’s Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka speaks on June 12 as Democracy Day

Sowore: Soyinka condemns attack on protesters, says Buhari govt insecure, paranoid

Mr Soyinka also called for coordinated response by civic groups on Mr Sowore’s arrest.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC state chapter “suspends” Oshiomhole

A statement says the chapter suspended Mr Oshiomhole following a vote of no confidence passed on him by local government chapter chairmen.

Minister of Youth and Sports Developer, Sunday Dare launching the National Youth Policy

Nigeria to equip 200,000 youth with digital skills within two years — Minister

Two hundred and fifty thousand Nigerian youth will run a two-month course in 24 organisations every two months and will later be offered employment.

Bank atm-001

Visa to acquire ‘significant stake’ in Nigeria’s Interswitch

Although the Nigerian firm confirmed the deal, it did not make its financial statement available.

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Atiku speaks on hate speech bill by Nigerian Senate

The opposition figure warns any attempt to stifle freedom could elicit unwanted consequences for the country.

Nigeria Police Force

Police Commission deploys 45 monitors for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The governorship elections hold on November 16.

Raymond Dokpesi

Alleged N2.1bn fraud: Court grants Dokpesi’s request to travel abroad for medical check-up

EFCC re-arraigned Mr Dokpesi on a seven-count charge bordering on alleged N2.1 billion payments from the Office of the National Security Adviser in 2015.

Nigerian Senate Chambers

UPDATED: Senate report blames NNPC for pipeline explosions that killed 18

A Senate committee says the explosions in Rivers and Lagos States were avoidable but NNPC chose to be negligent.

SSS officers ‘brutalise journalists at #FreeSowore protest’

At least three media houses have confirmed attacks on their reporters who were assigned to cover the demonstration.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan

Political party opposes new ‘hate speech’ bill

Action Democratic Party (ADP) calls on the NASS to drop the social media regulation bill.

High tension electric powerlines

How increased energy demand can grow Africa’s economy – Report

The IEA report advises African governments to shift to more renewable energy sources.