Monthly Archives: August 2019

Senate may spend N5.5b on official cars for members

Photo: Senate president Ahmed Lawan The leadership of the National Assembly has begun moves to procure operational vehicles for the lawmakers that make up its dual legislative chambers. It was learned yesterday that meetings in that regard started among presiding officers in the Senate even before the apex legislative body embarked on its eight-week recess, which ends on September 24,

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FG Gives Lifeline to Condemned Prisoners, Renames NPS

A bill newly assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari has given lifeline to condemned inmates who have exhausted all grounds of appeal from the lower court to apex court and have their condemnations upheld after spending 10 years in confinement. The law has also changed the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS). According to law, the Correctional

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Lawmaker Bemoans Dearth of Quality Teachers in Schools

A member representing Isin/Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Raheem Olawuyi has expressed concern over the continued dearth of qualified teachers in various disciplines and subjects in the country’s education system. He therefore called for the establishment of a federal college of education to be sited at Omu Aran in Irepodun Local Government Council

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Female suicide bomber kills six in Chad: army officer

A female suicide bomber killed six people after blowing herself up in western Chad early Wednesday, a senior army officer said, in an attack attributed to Nigeria’s Boko Haram jihadists. “Six people died, including a soldier,” in the attack in Kaiga-Kindjiria district, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity.  A number of people were also injured, the officer said,

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