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Nigerian National Assembly to amend constitution to ensure smooth transition of legislative powers

The National Assembly has indicated interest in amending the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) to provide for a smooth transition of legislative powers from an outgoing to an incoming National Assembly.

Nigeria federal projects refund: Senate approves N10.69 billion for Kogi State

The Nigeria Senate on Wednesday approved a promissory note issuance in the sum of N10.69 billion for Kogi State Government for projects executed on behalf of the Federal Government.The approval is sequel...

Government officials conniving with pipeline vandals to steal oil in Nigeria, Senate President says

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Tuesday there were government officials conniving with criminals to vandalize pipelines and steal oil. Lawan said those officials should be sanctioned and prosecuted when identified.

Nigerian Senate President mourns Tam David-West

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan mourns the death of a two-time Federal minister, Professor Tam David-West, who died on Monday at the age of 83 years.Lawan said David-West, who was...

Lawsuit filed against Nigerian President and National Assembly over failure to account for billions of dollars known as “security votes”

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila over their failures to account for billions...

Nigerian senate rejects Buhari’s NDDC nominee Dr. Joy Yimebe Nunieh but confirms 15 other board members

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday confirmed fifteen out of the sixteen nominees forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari to the National Assembly for confirmation as board members of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Senate President, House Speaker congratulate Buhari

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive Congress (APC) on the indelible judicial seal the Supreme Court on Wednesday put on their victory in the presidential election...

Nigeria mourns Hajiya Aishatu Jummai Balewa

President  Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the  family of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, the late Prime Minister, on the  loss of Hajiya Jummai Aishatu Abubakar, Balewa’s last surviving wife who died today at the of age 85.

Nigerian senate to deepen women participation in politics

President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the Senate will support initiatives and efforts aimed at widening the scope of women participation in politics and governance.Lawan stated this on...

Calls for probe over employment slots scandal in Nigeria

The Nigerian Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to “jointly carry out a prompt, thorough, transparent and...
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The Archbishop of Canterbury replies Nigerian activists over detained New York-based publisher Omoyele Sowore

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Revd Justin Portal Welby, has responded to an open letter by...
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BREAKING: Trump administration bars Kenya’s former Attorney General, Amos Sitswila Wako, his wife and son from entering USA over corruption

The United States on Monday announced that it was barring Kenya’s Former Attorney General Amos Sitswila Wako from entering the United States...

Jumia suspends e-commerce business in Cameroon

Online retailer Jumia Technologies suspended its e-commerce business in Cameroon on Monday.In a statement the company often...

Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa – Opinion by Leah Burrows, Harvard School of Engineering

By Leah Burrows, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied SciencesLethabo Power Station is one of...

France returns sword looted from Senegal belonging to 19th century anti-colonial warrior Omar Saidou Tall

France has returned a sword looted from Senegal belonging to 19th century anti-colonial warrior Omar Saidou Tall.
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