Hate Speech Bill Laid To Rest, It Is Anti People – Senate President

Consequent to the public outcry over the controversial Hate-speech bill that dominated public discussion in the last one month, the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has assured Nigerians that the bill will be laid to rest as it does not reflect the interest of Nigerians.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the Kogi West Senatorial district after the supplementary election. Prof. Olaide Lawal, the returning officer of the INEC declared that Adeyemi scored a total of 88,373 votes while his contender, Dino Melaye polled a total of 62,133 qualifying Adeyemi the winner of the election and returned as the winner.

The Federal Government is almost overturning the US$9.6 billion judgements awarded as damaged in favour of Process and Industrial Development Limited (P&ID) by the United Kingdom (UK) Court. Justice Butcher, the Presiding Judge of the UK Court while delivering the judgement on November 28, 2019, posited that he has accepted the Federal Republic of Nigeria Application in its case against P&ID to stay execution of the enforcement order it had granted earlier to P&ID.

The Zamfara state House of Assembly has on Tuesday repealed the law that stipulates the payment of jumbo pension to retired political office holders such as Former Governors, their deputies, Speakers and their deputies in the state. The twist in the law came barely 48hrs after a letter written by the former governor of the state, Abdulazeez Yari demanding payment of monthly upkeep allowance to the tune of ten million from the state got leaked.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman to resign and vacate his office. This call was contained in a statement issued by the PDP Spokesperson, Kola Olagbondiyan accusing the INEC boss of allegedly allocating voted to political parties while deliberately cancelling some.

Governor Matawalle of Zamfara state has disclosed that former Governor Abdulaziz Yari paid himself N300 million severances just before he left Zamfara government house. Matawalle made this revelation on Wednesday while assenting to the new law proscribing jumbo pay as pension to former governors, deputy governors, speakers and their deputies which run into billions Naira annually.

FG Inaugurates Sexual Offenders' Register,

The Federal Government has on Monday inaugurated the Nigeria Sexual Offender Register, which will contain names, pictures and other details of persons convicted of sexual abuses.

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