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Why I resigned as Gov Matawalle's adviser - Marafa

Nigeria, Dec. 23 -- Sambo Marafa, a former Special Adviser to the Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has said his resignation was personal and not borne out of anger or a rift between him and th... Read More


U.S. stance on Nigeria's religious freedom justifies hate speech bill - Senator

Nigeria, Dec. 23 -- The Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, Sabi Abdullahi (APC, Niger), has said the hate speech bill he introduced to the Senate will address all issues of discrimination associated wit... Read More


Senate increases, passes FCT budget

Nigeria, Dec. 20 -- The Senate, on Thursday, approved N278.4 billion (N278,355,365,947) as the budget of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) for 2020. This is against the N232.8 billi... Read More


Senate adjourns plenary till 2020, names new committee chairpersons

Nigeria, Dec. 20 -- The Nigerian Senate has adjourned legislative activities for the year. The lawmakers are expected to resume on January 28, 2020. The Senate held plenary for a short period on Fri... Read More


Buhari backtracks on NDDC board, supports Akpabio's interim committee

Nigeria, Dec. 19 -- Over one month after the Senate confirmed nominees sent by President Muhammadu Buhari as board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), the president has jettisone... Read More


Court Invasion: Senate Committee gives AGF, SSS, others 24 hours to submit testimonies

Nigeria, Dec. 19 -- The Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters has asked the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the State Security Service (SSS) and counsel to... Read More


Legislative aides protest non-payment of salaries

Nigeria, Dec. 19 -- Some legislative aides to federal lawmakers on Thursday staged a peaceful protest to demand unpaid allowances. The aides positioned themselves in the complex, at the lobby between... Read More


Senate adjourns plenary to mourn Ben Uwajumogu

Nigeria, Dec. 19 -- The Senate held its plenary for a brief period on Thursday and then adjourned to Friday. The adjournment followed a motion by the Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who officially a... Read More


Buhari appoints two more NAHCON board members, NASC officials

Nigeria, Dec. 18 -- President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed two more members of the National Hajj Commission. They are Bala Muhammad and Yusuf Nwoha. The appointment comes two weeks after he sought... Read More


Why I reintroduced Peace Corps bill - Senator

Nigeria, Dec. 18 -- The Borno senator, Ali Ndume, has said the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps is not only important but necessary. The lawmaker who addressed journalists on Wednesday, expl... Read More