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Blackout: TCN to Probe Cause of System Collapse

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria has said it will conduct investigations to establish the cause(s) of the multiple tripping that led to the collapse of the nation’s power grid on Sunday. The national grid collapsed on Sunday morning, plunging parts of the country into a total blackout for hours. Before the TCN confirmed the development, two of the power distribution companies in the country, Kaduna Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company, had informed their customers that the collapse of the national gird had led to loss of power. The government-owned TCN, which manages the grid, said in a statement that the system collapsed at 11:25am on Sunday. It said it had since commenced grid restoration, adding that power had been successfully restored to every part of the country, except Calabar, Ugwuaji, Markurdi, Jos, Gombe, Yola and Maiduguri axes. The General Manager, Public Affairs, TCN, Ndidi Mbah, said, “Effort is, however, ongoing to ensure full restoration nati

Maradona: Doctor Investigated Over Manslaughter

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Argentine prosecutors are investigating Diego Maradona's doctor for possible manslaughter following the footballing legend's death four days ago. Police in Buenos Aires have searched the house and private clinic of Leopoldo Luque as they try to establish if there was negligence in Maradona's treatment following surgery. The 60-year-old died of a heart attack at his home where he was recuperating. His daughters have pressed for details about their father's medication. Maradona had a successful operation on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was due to be treated for alcohol dependency. Dr Luque has stressed that he is co-operating with the authorities and that he had done his best for Maradona until the very end. Some 30 police officers began the early morning raid on Dr Luque's house - with another 30 going into his clinic in Buenos Aires. BBC Sport

Former Senegal Star Papa Bouba Diop Dies Aged 42

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Former Senegal, Fulham and Portsmouth midfielder Papa Bouba Diop has died aged 42. Bouba Diop made 129 appearances in the Premier League and also had spells in England with West Ham and Birmingham City. He played for Senegal at the 2002 World Cup and scored the winner in the tournament's opening game as his country beat France 1-0. "Once a World Cup hero, always a World Cup hero,"  Fifa posted on social media. He is best remembered for helping Senegal reach the quarter finals of the World cup eighteen years ago. A post on Fulham's Twitter account said the club was "devastated" and, using Bouba Diop's nickname, added: "Rest well, Wardrobe."

Senate President Condemns Killing of Farmers in Borno

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condemned the killing on Saturday of rice farmers by terrorists in Zabarmari in Borno State. Lawan through a statement by his Special Adviser (Media), Ola Awoniyi decried the incident as another act of babarism against innocent Nigerians minding their own business.  The Senate President condoled with the families of the victims, Government and people of Borno State over the senseless carnage, adding, "This incident is heart-rending and again demonstrates why we must all continue to support the security forces to thwart the criminals in their evil determination to impose a reign of terror on the North East of Nigeria. "I commiserate with the families of the deceased, Governor Babagana Zulum and the entire people of Borno State and assure them of the sympathy and solidarity of the National Assembly. "This heinous crime is particularly sad given the ongoing spirited efforts by the Federal Government at ensuring food secu

Borno Massacre of Farmers: HURIWA Canvasses Improved Funding for Counter Terror War

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***Says Army is Over Burdened With Policing Duties Civil Rights Advocacy group, Human Rights Writers' Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has condemned as absolutely despicable and reprehensible, the genocide killings of dozens of Borno farmers in Borno State by Boko haram terrorists just as the Rights group said the Nigerian Army alongside other Sister armed forces engaging in the vigorous counter terror war should be adequately funded to clinically decimate, degrade and comprehensively defeat the terrorists and re-establish lasting peace, territorial sanctity and prosperity for the people of the North East of Nigeria.  The Rights group in a statement signed by its National Coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko said, ''HURIWA is shocked at the bloodcuddling bloodletting that took place in the past 24 hours in the North East of Nigeria and especially the day light genocide of rural fish farmers by persons suspected to be fighters of the Boko haram terrorists. It is a sad d

D Tigers Beat Rwanda to Qualify for 2021 FIBA AfroBasket

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D’Tigers continued their good form and confirmed their better rating against host, Rwanda, on Saturday evening with a resounding 83-62 win. This came after their first win against South Sudan last Thursday and thus they have confirmed qualification from Group D for the 2021 FIBA AfroBasket tournament because they cannot finish below Rwanda. Just like the game against South Sudan, Nigeria lost only the third quarter. The first quarter ended 22-13; the second quarter ended 25-15; the third 19-24, but they sealed the victory with a fourth quarter win of 17-10. Team captain, Ike Diogu, led the team in scoring with 18 points, followed by Ike Iroegbu, who poured in 17 points. Caleb Agada had the most rebounds with four but their three-point percentage dropped from 40% to 30%. Nigeria will finish their qualifying campaign against Mali on Sunday. With Rwanda already qualified as host for next year’s tournament, the FIBA official website explained: “In case,  Rwanda  is ranked first

HURIWA Blasts Governor Umahi Over False Allegations Against PDP Chiefs

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A frontline Civil Rights Advocacy group-: Human Rights Writers' Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on the heads of security forces and the Armed forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria not to allow themselves to be used for political witchunt of leaders of the Ebonyi State chapter of the People's Democratic party (PDP).  HURIWA stated that the select PDP Chiefs include the past and current national Assembly members just as the Rights group said the governor of Ebonyi State Mr. Dave Umahi is playing political pranks with serious national security issues by attempting to rope in some Peoples Democratic party chieftains into phantom allegations of funding cultists to cause crisis in Ebonyi State.   In a statement made available to this blog by the National coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, the rights group said it made its observations against the backdrop of the accusations which it said were based on tissues of gossips and conjectures made by Govern

ASUU Agrees to Suspend Strike

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities has agreed to call off its eight-month strike which has grounded academic activities in the public universities since March. The union leadership reached the consensus during a meeting with the government team led by the Minister of Labour and Employment,  Dr Chris Ngige, in Abuja, on Friday. The government also pledged to pay N40bn as the Earned Allowance and N30bn for the revitalisation of the university system bringing the total payment to N70bn. The Federal Government further agreed to settle the arrears of salaries of the lecturers before December 31. This is happening one week after the Federal Government  accepted the demand by the ASUU that they be exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System pending the approval of their proposed payment system,  the University Transparency and Accountability Solution. ASUU is expected to report the agreement to its organs and then communicate their decision to the g

Begging Run-away Police Operatives to Resume is Dangerous for Nigerians - HURIWA Tells IGP

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Prominent non-governmental organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has frowned at the refusal of many police operatives to resume their duties soon after the violence that characterized the hijack of the peaceful #ENDSARS Nationwide protests by armed hoodlums.  The group in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Emmanuel Onwubiko, expressed strong apprehension that begging run-away police operatives to resume is dangerous for the security of the citizens since they may turn out being vindictive and revengeful for the violence unleashed on the police by some hired armed thugs who it said were procured by central government officials so as to destroy the peaceful protests against police excessive deployment of force and the deployment of extrajudicial killings of civilians as policing tactics.  Also, the Rights group expressed shock that the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has been travelling all across the Police formations to

Tetfund Harps on Judicious Utilisation of Intervention Funds

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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Tetfund, has stressed the need for the judicious utilisation of the agency’s interventions to public tertiary educational institutions. This was even as the agency commended the management of the Bayero University, Kano for the proper utilisation of the interventions it received from Tetfund, reiterating the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari administration to improving the standard of tertiary in the country. The Chairman of Tetfund’s Board of Trustees, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, stated this at the Annual Tetfund/Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) interactive Forum in Kano during which the agency also inspected Tetfund intervention projects at the University. “We are happy about what we saw in Bayero University, Kano because it is one thing to make funds available to the universities, it is yet another to utilise such interventions properly. The stakeholders contributing to Tetfund can only feel encouraged when they see that the

Maina: Court Grants Ndume Bail

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to the lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, who has been detained in prison since Monday over his suretyship for Abdulrasheed Maina believed to have jumped bail. Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Friday said he chose to grant the senator bail based on his record of good behaviour before the court, notwithstanding that the other grounds of his bail application failed. The judge granted bail to the senator pending the hearing and determination of Ndume’s appeal filed at the Court of Appeal to challenge Monday's order sending him to jail for his inability to produce the fleeing Maina. He ordered the senator to produce one surety who must be a resident of Abuja and present evidence of ownership of property anywhere in Abuja. According to the judge, the surety must also depose to an affidavit of means to indicate his readiness to forfeit the bail guaranty should the senator jump bail . The judge al

Hisbah Board Warns Radio Station Against Using the Term ‘Black Friday’

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The Kano State Hisbah Board, which is tasked with the duty of enforcing Sharia law in Kano State, has written a letter to a radio station, in Kano State, 96.9 Cool FM, for using the term ‘Black Friday’. Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The term is used worldwide to mean a day for promotional sales where goods are sold at discounted prices. However, in a letter signed by Principal Executive Officer II, Abubakar Ali, on behalf of the Commander-General, Hisbah stated that Friday is regarded as a holy day in Islam and tagging it as ‘black’ is derogatory and would not be condoned. The letter titled, ‘Letter of Introduction’ reads in part, “I am directed to write and notify you that the office is in receipt of a complaint for the conduct of ‘Black Friday Sales’ on November 27, 2020. “Accordingly, we wish to express our concern on the tagging of Friday as ‘Black

Afrobasket: Nigeria Beat South Sudan 76-56 in Qualifier Opener

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D’Tigers tipped off their 2021 Afrobasket qualifiers with a comfortable 76-56 win over South Sudan at the Kigali Arena on Thursday. The 2015 African champions took the first quarter 22-17 with the North Africans going head-to-head with their more illustrious opponents but the Nigerians were ruthless in the second quarter winning 24-12 to head into the first half break with a 17-point lead, finishing the half 46-29. South Sudan fought back in the third quarter to reduce the deficit to 20-15 but D’Tigers showed their superiority in the final quarter taking the game 15-7 to win 76-56 with a 20-point margin. Hapoel Be’er Sheva point guard, Caleb Agada, finished the game as top scorer with 16 points, two rebounds and two blocks. Agada scored four out of six attempted three points throws while making two out of four two point attempts. Ike Ireogbu was D’Tiger’s most efficient player in the game. He scored 13 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, and one steal. Nyang Wek led

APC Will Shock Nigerians with Massive Defections – Buni

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Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni has said that the ruling party is about to shock Nigerians with an unprecedented number of defections that would remain the largest in the nation’s political history. Buni gave the hint on Wednesday while delivering a speech during a meeting between members of the Caretaker Committee and the APC Senate caucus which held at the National Assembly, Abuja.  According to him, the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Barnabas Gemade alongside others such as Senator Hamma Misau are among those that have found their way to becoming members of the ruling party.  “Today, we are proud to say that the conflicts in most, if not all of the states have been settled. The party now proudly parade political heavyweights in their respective s

Senate Confirms Seven Consumer Protection Nominees, Rejects Apata

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***forwards Buhari’s request for confirmation of INEC chair, others to relevant Committees The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointments of seven nominees to the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. This was just as the Upper legislative Chamber rejected Mrs. Yinka Osoba Akpata as Executive Commissioner to represent the South West on the Commission.  The confirmation of the nominees followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Trade and Investment.  Chairman of the Committee, Senator Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi (PDP- Osun East), in his presentation said that the panel recommended Akpata’s rejection as a result of her failure to appear before the Committee for screening.  The nominees confirmed are: Barr. Emeka Nwakpa, Chairman (South-East); AVM Wakili Abdullahi Ahmed, Non-Executive Commissioner (North-West); Adamu Ahmed Abdullahi, Executive Commissioner (North-East); Babatunde Irukera, and Executive Vice Chairman/CEO (North-Cent

Football Legend Diego Maradona, is Dead

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Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack. The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue. Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, which doctors later revealed was operated on successfully. Maradona was subsequently discharged from hospital as an outpatient to continue his convalescence, which he carried out in his dwelling in a private neighbourhood near Tigre, northern Buenos Aires. But on Wednesday morning he suffered cardiac arrest, and paramedics at the scene failed to revive him. Maradona began his professional career with Argentinos Juniors at the age of 16 and went on to be considered one of the greatest players ever to step onto a football field. The diminutive left-footed forward went on to represent Boca Juniors, Barcelona, Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys a

Breaking: Senator Elisha Abbo Dumps PDP, Joins APC

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Lawmaker representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Senator Elisha Abbo has defected from the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmaker made the move through a letter to the Senate which was read on the floor of the red chamber by the President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan at the start of plenary on Wednesday. The lawmaker in the letter, stated that he decided to leave the PDP due to the crisis created in the party in Adamawa state by Governor, Umaru Fintiri. Senator Abbo came into public limelight after he physically assaulted a woman at a sex toy shop in Abuja last year. Below is the complete text of the lawmaker's letter of defection. MOVEMENT OF GOD’S PEOPLE FROM THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) TO THE ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) I write to formally inform you Sir, the Senate and indeed Nigerians of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Thi

Senate Receives Buhari’s Request to Confirm INEC Chair for Second Term

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***as President appoints Zuru as National Commissioner to replace Nahuche  The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to confirm the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, for a second and final term in office.  The request was contained in a letter dated 21st October, 2020, and read on the floor by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.  The letter reads: “In accordance with the provision of Section 154(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to present for confirmation by the Senate, the nomination of Professor Mahmood Yakubu for appointment as Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission for a second and final term.  “While hoping that the Senate will consider and confirm the reappointment of the nominee, please accept Distinguished Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.” Meanwhile, the President in a separ

Rights Groups Call for Unconditional Release of Senator Ndume

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A coalition of civil society groups in Nigeria, have kicked against Monday’s order given by a Federal High Court judge, Okon Abang, that a former Senate Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume be remanded in Kuje Correctional Centre, following his inability to produce a former Pension management boss, Abdulrasheed Maina. Ndume who represents Borno South in the 9th Senate, stood in for Maina as surety earlier in the year. However, Maina after his release from detention, flouted his bail conditions and has not been seen since then. Ndume, who represents Maina, was subsequently asked to produce the fugitive or be remanded in prison custody.  Speaking on behalf of the coalition, Mohammed Saidu, said the judge, Abang had included as part of bail conditions, a serving senator standing as surety before Maina could be released. Saidu wondered why the judge would order that Ndume be remanded when he willfully insisted that a serving senator be part of the sureties.  He said Ndume as the senator

Nigeria Should be Re-Negotiated (Punch Editorial) ‌

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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), returned recently to the grating fiction of a mythical Nigerian “unity” that is not negotiable. Arising partly from ignorance, partly from arrogance and driven essentially by sectional interest, he now leads a narrowing column of elites desperate to maintain the unjust national contraption that continues to deliver poverty, insecurity and frustration in the midst of plenty. In reality however, Nigeria is negotiable and should be restructured soonest or risk inevitable implosion. As it has become his sing-song, Buhari boasted in a speech delivered on his behalf at the 72nd Foundation Day and Convocation of the University of Ibadan, “The corporate existence of Nigeria is not negotiable. Hence, efforts should be made to protect our dear country as a single entity.” He added that all divisions, conflicts and violent clashes should be condemned without offering any concrete plan of how to end these. It bears repeating that t

Why We Walked Out of Talks with Federal Government - NLC and TUC

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Organised labour, made up of the Nigeria Labour Congeess (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Monday accused the government of not being prepared for a sincere and honest dialogue on finding a lasting solution to the twin issues of  Petroleum price increases and electricity tariffs Addressing journalists in Abuja, NLC deputy president, Comrade Nasir Idris, said based on a signed Memorandum of Understanding during the last meeting between government and labour, government had no license to carry out at what he described “pain-inducing and life crippling increase in pump price,” especially in a period when Nigerians were passing through difficult times. Idris who assured Nigerians the Union had not lost its focus nor resolve to act in furtherance of its members and the masses, noted that government’s conduct was in gross violation of fundamental terms of its agreement and in bad faith calculated to frustrate the process of an amiable resolution. “Indeed, the letter and

Tension in FCTA as Minister Refuses to Inaugurate Secretaries

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Palpable tension currently enveloped the Federal Capital Territory Administration ( FCTA),  as the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT)  Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello has refused to inaugurate Secretaries for the seven mandate Secretariats, ten solid months after approval by President Muhamnadu Buhari . President Buhari had in February this year  upon request from the FCT Minister, reportedly approved appointments of Secretaries for the Seven Mandate Secretariats.   The Mandate Secretariats to be headed by the Secretaries in capacities like Commissioners in the state are Education, Health, Agriculture, Transportation, Social Development,  Area Councils and Legal Services. As a result of refusal of the Minister to inaugurate the Secretaries, effective administration across the seven mandate Secretariats have been seriously affected as most senior civil servants are running them in acting capacity. Sources among staffers of the FCTA across the seven  Secretariats revealed that tempers are al

Court Remands Ndume in Prison Custody Over Maina’s Escape

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The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that the Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, should be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Center, following his inability to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, whom he stood surety for.  Maina is answering to a 12-count money laundering charge the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him and a firm, Common Input Properties & Investment Limited.  EFCC alleged that he used account of the firm and laundered funds to the tune of about N2billion, part of which he used to acquire landed properties in Abuja.  Maina spent over seven months on remand at the Kuje Correctional Center before the court released on bail on July 24, after Senator Ndume agreed to stand surety for him He had since September 29, refused to appear before the court for continuation of his trial.  In a ruling on Monday, trial Justice Okon Abang stressed that Ndume had in an

Senator Ubah Seeks Explanation Over N25bn Bond by Governor Obiano

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Senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah has given Governor Willie Obiano 72hours ultimatum to explain the =N=25billion promissory notes collected by his administration from the Debt Management Office, (DMO) in 2018 and 2019. Available records show that the fund from the DMO was meant to be categories of reimbursement for projects executed on behalf of the federal government in Anambra state, but the Senator is threatening legal action if the Governor fails to explain the projects involved. The state government through the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. C-Don Adinuba, had stated that the state government; "has not raised any money from the Debt Management Office or the Federal Ministry of Finance under a bond, or any financial instrument from any institution or organisation." "Our record of prudent financial management and integrity is well acknowledged far and near. It is tough

Importation of Fuel From Niger Republic Amounts to Economic Sabotage - HURIWA

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Prominent Civil Rights Advocacy group-: HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has condemned the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a memorandum of understanding with the neighbouring Country of Niger Republic so Nigeria can commence importation of petrol just as the Rights group said the failure of the administration to fix Nigeria's three or four  refineries in preference for patronizing Niger Republic is an act of systematic economic sabotage against the Federal Republic of Nigeria.   In a statement by the National Coordinator of HURIWA Emmanuel Onwubiko, the group said; "If Nigeria has an independent National Assembly headed by independent minded patriotic statesmen and not these executive attack dogs, the central legislature would have probed the unbridled enthusiasm of President Muhammadu Buhari to corner the resources of Nigeria to build Railways in that Country and now the signing of the Memorandum of understanding to begin the imp

Nigeria Enters Second Recession in Five Years

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Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has entered its second recession in five years as official figures published on Saturday show that the economy shrank again in the third quarter of this year. This year’s recession, ocassioned by the economic fallout of the COVID -19 pandemic, is worse than that of 2016. The National Bureau of Statistics, in its Gross Domestic Product report for Q3, said the GDP, the broadest measure of economic prosperity, fell by 3.62 in the three months to September. Economists consider two consecutive quarters of shrinking GDP as the technical definition of a recession. For the first time in more than three years, the Nigerian economy shrank in the second quarter of this year as the GDP fell by 6.10 per cent, compared with a growth of 1.87 per cent in Q1. The NBS had said in August that the economic decline in Q2 was largely attributable to significantly lower levels of both domestic and international economic activity resulting from nationwide shutdow

Debate Relevance of National Assembly to Nigerians and not the Funding - Senate President Tasks Critics

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has challenged those who are critical of the National Assembly to a debate on the relevance of the Legislature to Nigerians rather than criticising the funding of the Assembly. Lawan threw up the challenge in Abuja on Friday while declaring open a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission. "What does the National Assembly mean to Nigerians what does the legislature mean to Nigerians. "We need to understand what the National Assembly or what the Legislature is to Nigerians," Lawan said. The Senate President called for a proper debate on what the functions of the National Assembly and Indeed the Legislature should be rather than talking about the Jumbo pay. "Where is the Jumbo pay? We should be looking for value for money. Without this National Assembly or the Legislature across the country, what we have is no democracy anymore. So the value of the National Assemb

We are Working to Pass 2021 Budget 2nd Week in December - Senate President

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said on Friday that the National Assembly is working hard to see to the passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill by the second week of December, 2020. "We are working to pass the 2021 budget by the second week of December by the Grace of God," Lawan said at a retreat for top management staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission. "We are working very assiduously, we will ensure that there is every possible scrutiny of the budget estimates presented to us by the Executive arm of government. "So far, we achieved that in 2020 budget. We believe we did the right thing. We promised Nigerians that we will do that and it is going to be part of our legacy in the Ninth National Assembly," Lawan said. The Senate President also hinted that the Assembly would ensure the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill by the second quarter of 2021. "The PIB which is one of the most essential legislations

Shooting of Newspaper Vendor: HURIWA Calls on Gbajabiamila to Resign

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Rights group, Human Rights Writers' Association of Nigeria HURIWA has urged the  Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila to take responsibility for the extrajudicial killing of Abuja Newspaper Vendor Mr. Ifeanyi Okereke by a security aide attached to the Speaker. In a statement signed by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, the Rights group described as tepid, the explanation offered by the parliamentarian on the tragic but entirely avoidable incident. The Rights group said the Speaker is in the terrible habit of moving about and around Abuja with hundreds of people in his convoy and wonders why such a man that had his higher education and worked in a civilized Clime like the United States of America could be so power drunk and primitive as to intimidate poor residents of Abuja each time he needs to attend a function. "The other day at a five star hotel, the Speak