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SPECIAL REPORT: Hon. Bakura empowers constituents on rice production in Zamfara

Hon. Ahmed Mohamed Bakura representing                           Maradun/Bakura federal constituency   By Raphael Ekpang As part of dividends and returning back to the constituency, considering the fact that Maradun and Bakura local government areas are among the largest producers of rice in Zamfara state, as farmers in the two local councils engage in wet and dry season […]

Akwa Ibom: Battle for PDP state chairman heats up …As Ikono/Ini, Ikot Ekpene federal constituencies warn Abak 5 to stay clear

                Akwa Ibom state governor, Emmanuel Udom By Raphael Ekpang Ahead of the April, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s state chairmanship election, Ikono-Ini and Ikot Ekpene Federal Constituencies have warned the people of Abak 5 comprising Abak and Oruk Anam federal constituencies in Akwa Ibom North West Senatorial District to bury its political […]

2020 Olympic Qualifiers: D’Tigress, to open camp in Belgrade Feb, 1

The senior women’s national Basketball  Team, D’Tigress will open their 2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament camp on February 1, 2020 in Belgrade. The team under the tutelage of Otis Hughley will camp for 5 days before they start their campaign against host- Serbia, World Champion- USA and Mozambique with two Olympic tickets on offer. Elizabeth Balogun with […]

Wase hails Senate President Lawan at 61

By Raphael Ekpang The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Ahmed Idris Wase has described the President of the Senate, Distinguished Senator Ahmad Lawan as a patriotic lawmaker, whose love for the nation is unquestionable. Wase gave this description in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Umar Muhammad Puma, to […]


  By Raphael Ekpang Nigeria’s diplomatic missions abroad should do more like the Nigeria High Commission in Canada, towards catering for citizens’ needs and projecting national interest, Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has said. Speaking during a visit to Canada where he attended the 25th Biennial Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers […]


By Raphael Ekpang Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege joined speakers and  presiding officers of Commonwealth in  Canada for a three-day parliamentary conference that will give further support to the Buhari administration’s pursuit of transparency, accountability and security goals. A statement issued by Senator Omo-Agege’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yomi […]

Why Revised Condition of Service Imperative for National Assembly Workers

BY KEVIN OJI In established and thriving democracies, experience and capacity in the legislature is not only cultivated and entrenched, it is harnessed to deliver on the core legislative mandate of Lawmaking, oversight and effective representation. This time honoured tradition in pursuit of excellence, efficiency and seamless running of the legislature as an independent arm […]

Group Calls for Improved Funding, Training of VIOs by State Governments

Fayemi Chairman NGF

  The Accident Prevention and Rescue Initiative (APRI) has identified poor funding and inadequate training as the bane of the Road Traffic Officers of states/FCT popularly called the VIOs.   The group therefore called on state governments to as a matter of urgency ensure that they are properly trained and equipped to enhance the performance […]