US Election 2020: Georgia Election Officer Admits Illegal Voting As Senate Leader Attacks Democrats

US Election 2020: Georgia Election Officer Admits Illegal Voting As Senate Leader Attacks Democrats       The election officer for US state of Georgia, Brad Raffensperger, has admitted that there was illegal voting in the state during Tuesday presidential election. However, Raffensperger, whose office oversees Georgia’s election, added that he doubts if the number of such illegal votes would upturn the result. “Was there illegal voting? I am sure there was. And my office is investigating all of it,” he said, according to BBC. “Does it rise to the…

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Senate Begins Annual Vacation, To Resume September 15

Annual Vacation

Senate Begins Annual Vacation, To Resume September 15     The Senate on Thursday adjourned plenary till September 15 to enable members to proceed on annual summer vacation. Senate President Ahmad Lawan made this known after an extended sitting of the Upper Chamber, in Abuja. Lawan however said the break notwithstanding, the various committees of the Senate would be working and available “to attend to urgent matters that require their attention”. He directed the Senate Committee on Finance to engage with the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planing, Mrs.…

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Senate Confirms 39 Career, Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees

Annual Vacation

Senate Confirms 39 Career, Non-Career Ambassadorial Nominees     Following a satisfactory report by the Chairman of Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Muhammad Bulkachuwa, Senate on Wednesday confirmed 39 out 41 ambassadorial nominees with only one as Career nominee. In a report which formed the basis for this Wednesday’s confirmation of nominees, the Committee sought for nominees from Niger and Yobe to be stood down, citing unresolved issues from their states. They are: Air Commodore Peter Ndabake Gana (Rtd) and Yusuf Mohammed. Senator Bulkachuwa said, nominees were screened…

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Senate Passes Bill Against Sexual Harassment in Tertiary Institutions

Annual Vacation

The Senate has passed a bill against sexual harassment in tertiary institutions. The bill which was sponsored by Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege prohibits the offense of sexual harassment of students in tertiary institutions. It also criminalizes the act of neglect or failure of administrative heads of tertiary educational institutions to address complaints of sexual harassment within a specified period. Similarly, the bill creates a strict liability offence by removing mutual consent as a defence in the prosecution of sexual harassment cases in tertiary educational institutions and maintain the fiduciary…

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Orji Kalu Returns to Senate after Six Months in Kuje Correctional Centre

Orji Kalu Returns to Senate

Orji Kalu Returns to Senate after Six Months in Kuje Correctional Centre       The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has officially welcomed the Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, back to the Senate. Kalu arrived at the National Assembly complex at about 9 am on Tuesday morning. “I just want to thank God for everything that has happened. “It is the will of God. I want to urge Nigerians to keep hope alive,” he told reporters before entering the building. Kalu was released after…

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