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Resignation of Britain’s Defense Minister, Scandals and Public Officials in Nigeria

Michael Fallon has just resigned (REUTERS/Hannah McKay)

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a Nigerian public official, elected or appointed, to resign over an established misconduct not to even talk of allegations. The Britain’s defence minister Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday over a sexual harassment scandal. He had apologized earlier this week for repeatedly touching a radio presenter’s ...

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Nigerian Senate: You Can Now Run for President at 35, Governor at 30

Nigerian Senate passes a bill for Constitution review to educe the age for election

The Nigerian senate on Wednesday passed the highly anticipated not too young to run bill, which seeks age reduction for elective offices in the country. This was disclosed after an electronic vote in the senate showed that 86 senators were in support, while 10 were against and one of the lawmakers abstained, The Cable reported. Effectively, Nigerian youths can contest ...

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Nigeria’s President Buhari Proposes N7.2trn Budget for 2017

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a budget of N7.2 trillion for the 2017 fiscal year, Daily Trust reports. It was reported that the Federal Executive Council approved the 2017 Appropriation Bill yesterday during a six-hour meeting presided over by President Buhari. “The budget estimate that will be laid before the National Assembly for the year 2017 is N7.2 trillion. This ...

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BREAKING: Nigerian Senate Halts NCC’s Plan to Hike Internet Data Prices

The Nigerian Senate has asked the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, to immediately halt the proposed Internet data tariff hike, premium times reports. Pep Naija had earlier reported that the new data tariff regime is billed to commence Thursday, December 1, after the NCC had communicated the telecommunications companies and asked the big operators, namely MTN, Glo, Etisalat and Airtel, to ...

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Good Enough? Nigerian Senate Adopts Jail Term, 5million Naira Fine for Sexual Offenders

The senate today considered adopting the option of 5 years and 5 million Naira as penalties for sexual harassment, according to Daily Trust. The lawmakers made this known while considering the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters on a Bill titled Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Education Institution Bill. Some of the senators who spoke in favour ...

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The Nigerian Senate is Now Live-streaming its Sessions on Facebook

Despite ultimately futile efforts to pass a bill that was seen as a pretext to censor Nigerians on social media, lawmakers in Nigeria are now taking advantage of the popularity of social media platforms to connect with more citizens, Quartz Africa reports. After a test run last week, Nigeria’s senate has begun live-streaming its plenary sessions on Facebook, allowing anyone ...

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Trouble Looms as Tinubu Dares Dino Melaye to Beat His Wife

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former Governor of Lagos State and a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress has vowed to deal with Senator Dino Melaye (APC-Kogi West), if he dared beat his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-Lagos Central and Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs). Melaye had on Tuesday reportedly vowed to beat Senator Tinubu during a closed-door session ...

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Alleged Forgery: Court Adjourns Case Against Saraki, Ekweremadu

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory has adjourned hearing into the case of alleged forgery of the Senate’s Standing Rule levelled against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, and two others. Justice Haliru Yusuf adjourned hearing in the case to September 28. Messrs Saraki, Ekweremadu, a former Clerk of the National Assembly, Salisu ...

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