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UK Court Rejects Registration Of Ogoni Suit Judgment Against Shell

A United Kingdom court on Thursday dismissed the application by some leaders of Ejamah Ebubu community in Ogoniland to register the judgement of a Nigerian Federal High Court in the country for enforcement. Claimants had applied to register the judgement to enforce a N183 billion judgment sum, which they claimed was the judgement sum and the interest over the spill incident in the community in or about 1969, a spill Shell Petroleum Development Company said arose from third party activities during the Nigerian civil war. The company also said the…

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Senate Passes N10.59trn Budget For 2020 In Record Time

The Senate on Thursday made history with the passage of N10.59trn budget for the year 2020 in keeping with its major legislative agenda of returning the country’s budget cycle to a more predictable one as well as stabilizing the economy. The passage of the annual 2020 budget before the end of the 2019 fiscal year by the upper chamber signals the country’s return to a January – December budget cycle after decades of its disruption. The 2020 Appropriation Bill was passed into law after a clause by clause consideration of…

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UBA’s REDTV Shuts Down Lagos As Over 25,000 Youths Attend Annual Rave

REDTV, the online lifestyle network powered by the United Bank for Africa Group, held its annual Rave on Saturday, November 30 to officially kick-off the ‘Dirty December’ season. Over 25,000 guests attended this year’s event which was held in Lagos and true to its theme, ‘The shutdown’, the rave was the talk of the entire town this past Saturday. REDTV hosted the creative industry and other guests to an unforgettable night with top business executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities and A- Listers, entertainers, fashionistas and many young people just wanting to have a fun…

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Franktalk: Questions Amaechi Should Answer On Transportation University

I never believed Nigeria was serious about starting a Transportation University until Monday when President Muhammadu Buhari and other government officials commissioned the project in Daura, the President’s home town.  The university, according to Transportation Minister, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, is a response to the question of how Nigeria would maintain and manage its railway infrastructure. The reason given notwithstanding, the whole gamut of excitement that characterized the groundbreaking ceremony, suggests something else.  Going by the way the minister resorted to insults and vituperation on Nigerians that dared to query the…

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Decongestion Of Prisons Our Priority, Says Ogun CJ

The Ogun state Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has said that the decongestion of Correctional Service Centres (CSC) across the state would be the state’s priority, as the centres had been grossly congested by awaiting trial inmates. She made this submission at the commissioning of Iperu Magistrate Court as well as laying of foundation of the proposed Iperu High court, held at the former Iperu Conference Hall, Iperu Remo, Ogun state. “The congestion in the correctional service centres is a direct offshoot of the workload on all the Judges and…

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Senate Condemns Boki Killings, Urges FG To Implement Disabilities Persons Act

The Senate, on Wednesday, condemned the incessant spate of killings as a result of militancy, cult activities, boundary disputes and kidnappings in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State. The Upper Legislative Chamber urged the Inspector-General of Police to ensure better security of lives and properties in the area. These formed part of resolutions reached by the Senate sequel to the consideration of a motion sponsored by Senator Sandy Onor (PDP, Cross River Central). Onor, in his motion, lamented that “Boki Local Government Area has been plagued by incessant…

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Senate Swears In Smart Adeyemi, Replaces Dino Melaye For Kogi West

Senate on Wednesday swore in Smart Adeyemi as a Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District in the National Assembly. The lawmaker was sworn-in immediately after the adoption of the votes and proceedings for Tuesday, December 3, 2019, moved by Jibrin Isah (APC, Kogi East) and seconded by Obinna Ogba (PDP, Ebonyi Central). The oath was administered by the Clerk of Senate, Nelson Ayewoh. Adeyemi was early this week declared winner of the Kogi West Senatorial election, having defeated Senator Dino Melaye after the court annulled an earlier victory awarded Melaye.…

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Gov Makinde Appoints Non Indigene From Kano As Special Assistant

…Names 14 Community Liaison Officers, Others Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has announced the appointment of Dr. Olufunmilayo Salami and a Kano indigene, Alhaji Ahmed Murtala as Special Adviser Health and Special Assistant Community Relations I, Arewa community respectively. The Governor also approved the appointment of Chief Jacob Adetoro as chairman, Federal Constituencies Liaison Officers, while naming 14 Constituency Liaison Officers, representing each of the State’s 14 Federal Constituencies. A statement signed by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to Governor Makinde, Moses Alao, indicated that the Governor also approved…

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Lawan Tasks Service Chiefs To Repel  Bandits Attacks 

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has called on the Service Chiefs and security agencies in the country to immediately swing into action by repelling the attacks and assaults by armed bandits on Nigerians across some states in the north. Lawan made the call on Wednesday after consideration of a motion brought to the floor by Senator Sani Musa (APC, Niger East). He said, “The motion we have just taken is a very serious one and I would urge the security agencies to act as quickly and expeditiously as possible…

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Senate To Pass 2020 Budget Thursday, Okays Public Procurement Amendment Bills

The Senate on Wednesday passed the Public Procurement Act 2007 amendment bills before the National Assembly. This was even as the President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, announced that the 2020 Appropriation bill before the National Assembly will be passed on Thursday, December 5, 2019. The passage of the Public Procurement bills by the upper chamber was sequel to presentation and consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Public Procurement. The three amendment bills are sponsored by Senators Shuaibu Isah (PDP, Taraba North); Uche Ekwunife (PDP, Anambra…

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