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BREAKING: National Assembly raises own 2020 budget by N3bn

The National Assembly has raised its budget for 2020 from the N125bn to N128bn. The House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations made the recommendation in its report on the 2020 Appropriation Bill scheduled for consideration and passage today. The increment of the National Assembly budget forms part of the increase …

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BREAKING: Orji Uzor Kalu guilty of N7.65bn fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos has found a former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, and two others guilty of N7.65bn fraud. Kalu’s co-defendants are his firm, Slok Nigeria Limited and Udeh Udeogu, who was Director of Finance and Accounts at the Abia State Government House during Kalu’s tenure …

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EXTRA: FCT judge cancels court session over lack of diesel

Peter Kekemeke, judge of a federal capital territory (FCT) high court sitting in Nyanya, Abuja, on Wednesday, declined to hear all the cases scheduled to come up before his him due to power outage. The case list contained at least 11 matters which were slated for fresh hearing, continuation of …

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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Thursday morning

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Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has said the Senate won’t pass the proposed anti-free speech and internet manipulations bills. Lawan, who made the disclosure in response to a detailed written protest letter against the hate speech bill and anti-social …

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WAEC withdraws 1992, 1993 candidates’ certificates

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released a list of candidates whose certificates it had impounded over the candidates’ involvement in malpractices during examinations held in December 1992 and 1993. The council released the examination years and certificate numbers of the affected candidates but did not publish their names. …

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