Senate warns of looming danger in Aviation sector

The Senate on Monday called on the Federal Government to take steps to avert what it described as looming danger in the aviation sector as a result of scarcity of maintenance parts for commercial airlines in the country. Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation, Senator Smart Adeyemi (Kogi West), made the call at a press conference... Continue Reading →

NASS: Vote us out, get better lawmakers in 2023 – Senate President, Lawan tells Nigerians

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday gave Nigerians one condition to vote out members of the current National Assembly, NASS. Lawan in a speech asked Nigerians to vote out members of the NASS if they do not like the current crop of lawmakers. ”Vote us out if you ‘don’t like us”, he... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Making More Nigerians Travel By Air

There are two key issues stopping more Nigerians from travelling by air. One is low purchasing power of average Nigerian and two is relatively high cost of air ticket. Currently the number of Nigerians that travel by air is lower than one per cent of the projected 200 million population; so if five per cent... Continue Reading →

Senate to investigate conviction of six Nigerians for funding Boko Haram in UAE

The Senate said on Monday it would open an investigation into the conviction of six Nigerians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for funding the Boko Haram sect. The Abu Dhabi Federal Court of Appeal had last week upheld the conviction of the six men – Surajo Abubakar Muhammad, Saleh Yusuf Adamu, Ibrahim Ali Alhassan,... Continue Reading →

Nigerian University Suspends Two Students Over Facebook Posts

The management of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has suspended two students for one academic session for allegedly making inciting posts on their social media handles. The affected students are Sunday Idongesit Okpokpo of the Department of Political Science and Chibuzor Remmy of the Department of Educational Management. According to a... Continue Reading →

INEC announces date to introduce electronic voting in Nigeria’s elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood has disclosed that electronic voting might be introduced in Anambra governorship election come 2021. The Chairman of the electoral commission made this known during a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. Yakubu further stated that they are looking at... Continue Reading →

US Senate gets first Nigerian-American congressman

Mr. Oye Owolewa on Tuesday night became the first Nigerian-American to be elected to the U.S. Congress. The 30-year-old is heading to the U.S. Senate to represent the District of Columbia (DC) as a shadow congressman under the Democratic Party. Owolewa scored a whopping 164,026 votes, representing 82.84 per cent of the total votes cast.... Continue Reading →

Nine Nigerian-Americans Contesting In United States Election On Tuesday

As the United States of America heads to the polls on Tuesday, no less than nine Nigerian-Americans are on the ballot for various elective offices. Apart from the presidential election, governorship elections are taking place in 11 states and two territories while congressional elections are also holding for all 435 seats of the US House... Continue Reading →

Senate demands prosecution of killer SARS operatives

THE Senate on Wednesday ordered the arrest and prosecution of operatives of Special Anti-Robbery Squad involved in the recent killings of innocent Nigerians across the country. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, stated this while ruling on the Senate resolution on a motion by Senator Oluremi Tinubu. Tinubu, in her motion, drew the attention... Continue Reading →

SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

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