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A bill to include young people from 35 years to vie for elective positions like governorship and the presidency, sponsored by Hon. Raphael Nnanna Igbokwe, on Tuesday last week, passed the second reading on the floor of the House of Representatives.

Ebonyi State high court has ordered the state command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to pay N200, 000 to a legal practitioner in the state, Chinedu Ngele, for trampling upon his fundamental human rights.
Ngele was on November 9, 2014 stopped by special marshals of the Corps in front of Corps office along the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway who were on duty in the area.

Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called on the people of Ukwa/Ngwa to be fair in their demands on him as the governor and consider people from other parts of the state.

 Ikpeazu spoke yesterday during the concluding phase of the ongoing Abia State town hall meeting in Abia South. 

Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa has finally been granted bail by the federal high court sitting in Lagos after months in custody.

This Day reports that Dudafa who was the former special assistant to Goodluck Jonathan, the former president, was granted bail on Monday, June 20.

His case is also expected to begin on July 5.

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Monday, June 20, 2016, fulfilled all backlogged foreign exchange demands in one fell swoop as trading commenced under the new guidelines that was announced by Governor Godwin Emefiele last week Wednesday.

Police have arrested a man who has been dressing up, disguising as a female prostitute and allegedly stealing from men in restaurants. Citizen Digital reports that the man who refers to himself as ‘Grace’, was arrested after he was seduced by a man in a local bar in Mumias area of Kenya. The man who was ready for the game proceeded to book a room but he discovered that he was not a woman.

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Buhari Surprises Ministers With Early Arrival At FEC Meeting

 

 

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari surprised members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) this morning (Wednesday, January 13, 2016) as he arrived the council chambers for the council’s meeting at about 9:50am.

Embarrassment! Copies Of Nigeria's 2016 Budget Missing

 

 

 

Hundreds of copies of Nigeria's 2016 budget have gone missing from the country's parliament.

 

A Nigerian official, speaking on condition of anonymity, on Tuesday told the BBC the senate was unable to consider the proposal without the documents.

Rooney Back On Form

 

 

It’s hard to see them right now, but there were actually a lot of positives to take from Manchester United’s 3-3 draw with Newcastle United.

Obama To Frame Election Issues In Optimistic State Of Union Address

 

 

President Barack Obama is set to strike an optimistic and hopeful tone in his final State of the Union address.

The president will focus on cementing his legacy rather than unveiling new policies, officials have said.

What Conflict Has Done To South Sudan Children

 

 

More than half of children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, UN children's agency Unicef, has said.

Government forces have been battling rebels for the past two years, although a peace deal was signed in August.

Ghana's Leader, Mahama, Defends Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

 

 

Ghana's president has strongly defended the government's decision to allow two Yemenis freed from Guantanamo Bay to live in the West African state.

Opposition and church groups had condemned the decision, saying the men were a security threat.

PDP To Review Party’s Constitution

 

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up a committee to review its constitution ahead of the party’s national conference.

 

Police To Deploy 7000 Officers For Niger Council Poll

 

 

The Niger State Police Command on Tuesday said that about 7,000 police officers would be deployed for the local government council polls to be conducted on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Why Dogara Proposed Constitutional Amendment

 

 

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has proposed an amendment of the constitution to expedite the passage of the appropriation bill including the reduction of the authorisation period by President Muhammadu Buhari from six to three months.

Saraki Holds Closed-door Meeting With Buhari

 

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The meeting, which held behind closed doors, is coming moments after the news broke that the 2016 budget had been withdrawn from the National Assembly.

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