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November, 2019

  • 14 November

    Lawyer Drags Buhari, NASS To Court Over Social Media Bill

    Man Bags Two Months Jail For Burglary

    A lawyer, Tope Akinyode, has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate over the proposed ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill 2019.” Akinyode filed the suit before the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking an order of perpetual injunction prohibiting the respondents from enacting the bill, “which was introduced …

  • 13 November

    Senate Summons Customs Boss For Banning Fuel Supply To Border Town 

    Hameed Ali, the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, has been summoned by the Senate over the ban on petroleum products’ supply to border communities. The lawmakers took the decision after an exhaustive debate on a motion jointly sponsored by Senators Tolu Odebiyi and Ade Fadahunsi. The NCS boss had placed …

  • 13 November

    Senate Approves N10bn Loan For Kogi Three Days To Election

    The Senate on Wednesday approved the N10bn loan refund for Kogi State, three days to the governorship election. The sum is a refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government by the state government. The approval is coming two days to the governorship election in the state. On …

  • 13 November

    NBA Faults Hate Speech Bill, Says It’s Not Justifiable In Democratic Society 

    The Nigerian Bar Association has said that the newly introduced hate speech bill that passed the first reading at the Senate is not justifiable in a democratic society. On Tuesday, the Senate introduced a  bill which seeks to establish a Federal Government agency to check hate speech in the country. …

  • 12 November

    Senate Urges FG To Ban Importation Of Textile Materials

    The Senate on Tuesday, appealed to the federal government to ban the importation of textile materials into the country for five years, to allow local production grow. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by senator Kabir Barkiya during plenary on: “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose textile …

  • 12 November

    Sowore: We Were Offered N1m To Shelve Protest, Says Deji Adeyanju

    Deji Adeyanju, a political activist, has alleged that the Department of State Security on Tuesday offered him N1million cash to shelve a protest demanding the release of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of #RevolutionNow. Adeyanju, who displayed the money to newsmen during the protest in Abuja, said some agents of the …

  • 12 November

    Hate Speech Bill Passes First Reading At Senate

    A bill aimed at establishing a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country has been introduced to the Senate. The bill, sponsored by a former Senate spokesperson, now the Deputy Senate Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, passed first reading on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday. It …

October, 2019

  • 30 October

    APC Loses Senate, Reps Seats In Sokoto

    The Court of Appeal Sokoto Division on Wednesday returned Sen. Ibrahim Danbaba and Balarabe Kakale as Senator and House of Representative member in the National Assembly, respectively. In a short judgement read by Justice Frederick Oho, the court said that the appeal filed by Danbaba and Kakale both candidates of …

  • 12 October

    INEC Considers November 16 For Kogi West Senate Election

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will explore the possibility of using the Nov. 16 governorship election to conduct a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial district. The INEC National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Nasarawa and Kwara States, Mohammed Haruna, dropped the hint in Lokoja …

  • 9 October

    Senate Reintroduces Sexual Harassment Prohibition Bill After #SexForGrades Exposé

    The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday, reintroduced the sexual harassment prohibition bill. The upper legislative chamber took the bill’s first reading, after Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the house, had read the long title. The bill is being sponsored by Ovie Omo-Agege, the deputy senate president. The bill was passed by the …

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