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    Bill seeking to establish mental health commission passes second reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish mental health commission passes second reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish an agency known as the National Commission for Mental and Substances Abuse Services has passed second reading at the senate.The bill passed second reading after Yahaya Oloriegbe, senator representing Kwara central and its sponsor, moved a motion for a debate on it.While leading the debate, Oloriegbe said according to World Health Organization (WHO) report, about [...]

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    Faleke: I’m not in support of death penalty for hate speech

Faleke: I’m not in support of death penalty for hate speech

James Faleke, a member of the house of representatives, says he is not in support of the bill which prescribes death penalty for hate speech.The proposed legislation has sparked outrage and condemnation over some of its provisions.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Faleke said although there is need to curb hate speech, the death penalty is taking it to the extreme.The [...]

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    Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

Justice ministry prosecutor jailed 18 months for demanding bribe from suspect

The Borno state high court has sentenced Zanna Dalhatu, a lawyer, to 18 months in prison for demanding a N7million bribe.Delivering the ruling on Monday, Umaru Fadawu, the presiding judge, did not give an option of fine.The Maiduguri zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arraigned Dalhatu, a prosecuting counsel with the federal ministry of justice, on [...]

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    Briton charged in ‘P$ID contract scam’ asks court to review N500m bail

Briton charged in ‘P$ID contract scam’ asks court to review N500m bail

James Nolan, a British national, on Wednesday, applied for a variation of his bail at the federal high court in Abuja.Nolan alongside Adam Quinn, another British national who is at large, were arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on October 21, over their alleged complicity in a contract fraud involving Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID).P&ID, an [...]

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    Senate opposes ban on generator importation

Senate opposes ban on generator importation

The senate has opposed the idea of a ban on the importation of power-generating sets to address the challenges in the power sector.During a plenary session on Tuesday, Chukwuka Utazi, senator representing Enugu north, moved a motion for an urgent solution to the perennial problems in the power sector.He asked the senate to probe the power firms in the [...]

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    Buhari condoles Atiku over aide’s death

Buhari condoles Atiku over aide’s death

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed condolence to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar over the death of Umar Pariya, one of his close aides.The president’s condolence message was contained in a statement by Femi Adesina,  special adviser to the president on media and publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday.Adesina quoted Buhari as saying: “I received the news of the death of your close aide, [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m a a good student of ‘Oshiomhole school of politics’, says Edo deputy gov

EXTRA: I’m a a good student of ‘Oshiomhole school of politics’, says Edo deputy gov

Philip Shaibu, deputy governor of Edo state, says he remains an obedient son to Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while responding to Oshiomhole's allegation that he had betrayed him.When the national chairman of the ruling party hosted some of his supporters at his Iyahmo residence in hometown in Edo on Tuesday, he said he [...]

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    PHOTOS: Magu receives Waziri Adio at EFCC HQ

PHOTOS: Magu receives Waziri Adio at EFCC HQ

Waziri Adio, executive secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), paid a courtesy visit to Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Teusday.Adio led some members of NEITI management board to the new office of the anti-graft agency in Abuja.Both men made commitment to revive and activate existing MoU between the two [...]

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    Senate to probe DisCos, GenCos over unstable power supply

Senate to probe DisCos, GenCos over unstable power supply

The senate has asked its committee on power to investigate the activities of power generating (GenCos) and distribution companies (DisCos) with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in the country.Chukwuka Utazi, lawmaker representing Enugu north senatorial district, moved the motion for a probe of the power firms during plenary on Tuesday.Utazi said Nigeria cannot compete favourably [...]

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    Reps summon Akpabio over N10bn NDDC contract

Reps summon Akpabio over N10bn NDDC contract

The house of representatives has summoned Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) management over a N10 billion contract.The lawmakers alleged that the contract was not approved by the national assembly.They also accused the NDDC management of operating its 2018 account - which they described as an unconstitutional action/The 2018 budget NDDC was passed [...]

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