Breaking: Long-serving Lawmaker stabbed to death

October 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Conservative MP Sir David Amess has died after being stabbed at his constituency surgery in Essex. Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder after the attack at a church in Leigh-on-Sea. They said they recovered a knife and were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “our hearts Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

Pandemonium as lawmaker shoots self dead

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Clement Chiwaya, a former deputy speaker in Malawi, on Thursday shot himself in the head inside parliament over alleged frustrations with the implementation of his benefits at the National Assembly. According to AFP, Chiwaya, 50, who served as a member of parliament from 2004, had gone to parliament to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him when he left office in 2019. Read More

Lawmaker decries continuous devaluation of Naira

September 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Bamidele Salam, the legislator representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has decried the continuous fall of the value of Naira against dollar. Salam, in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja decried the continuous devaluation of the Naira, saying that the Nigerian currency was doing badly when compared to other currencies of Read More

Senator Bamidele donates Coaster bus to Oluyin-in-Council

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Senator Micheal Opeyemi Bamidele representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) has donated a Toyota coaster bus for the operational use of the Oluyin-in-Council.  The council comprises of all the traditional chiefs and title holders in Iyin-Ekiti, hometown of the senator, is headed by HRM Oba Adeola Adeniyi Ajakaiye, the Oyinyosaye Uyin III.  The senator, Read More

2023: Atiku most prepared, experienced to rescue Nigeria from APC – Group

September 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A group under the aegis of Amalgamated Atiku Support Group (AASG) has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is the most adequately prepared and experienced politician in Nigeria to confront and rescue power from  the ruling All Progressives Congress  (APC) in 2023. The National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Oladimeji Fabiyi in a statement issued Friday, however condemned a Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Senator Gumau’s campaign directors resign over abandonment

August 30, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Campaign directors of the senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, Monday resigned their positions over their alleged abandonment by the lawmaker. The former directors disclosed their resignation in a press statement issued to our correspondent. They include Alhaji Aminu Abubakar who was the director general of the senator, former director of publicity Alhaji Salmanu Buzaye and director for disabled Read More

Ekiti lawmaker tasks Buhari on security challenges

August 27, 2021 Ojo Oladele 0

Following the attack launched by suspected terrorists on the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna state, Tuesday, a lawmaker in Ekiti state House of Assembly, Hon. Adeoye Aribasoye, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency declare state of emergency in the security sector. Aribasoye, who represents Ikole constituency II at the Ekiti state House of Read More

Hon. Beji consolidates lawmaking with projects execution

August 19, 2021 Chris Alu 0

What differentiate a lawmaker from another is his or her ability to carry out responsibilities outside the scope of his duties and performed them excellently, even when he is not prescribed under duress. He does it because of his love and benevolence to the people he is representing.  This is what Hon. Shehu Barwa Beji, is doing in the National Assembly, since the commencement of the 9th Assembly, Beji has not rested on his Read More

Breaking: Another popular federal lawmaker is dead

August 16, 2021 Editor 0

A serving member of the House of Representatives Adebayo Isaac Omolafe has ‘suddenly’ passed on. Omolafe popularly known as Expensive represents Akure north  and south federal constituency. He reportedly died early Monday morning, according to a close family source who said the legislator didn’t show sign of sickness before he slept last night. Hon Omolafe was elected in 2019 under Read More

Ex-lawmaker vows more scholarships as 35 beneficiaries graduate

August 6, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator David Umaru, has said he would continue with the sponsorship of underprivileged children to acquire education as a way of eradicating poverty in the zone. He stated this in Minna when he played host to 35 students who had benefitted from his scholarship programme in the past four years. “The scholarship Read More

PIB: Stop instigating violence in Niger Delta, Bayelsa Senator warns Dickson

July 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senator representing Bayelsa East, Biobarakuma Wangagha Degi-Eremienyo, has warned former governor of Bayelsa state Senator Henry Seriake Dickson to stop instigating violence in the Niger Delta over the contentious Petroleum Industry Bill ((PIB). Degi-Eremienyo was reacting to a press conference by Dicskon on Thursday where where he accused the Minister of State (Petroleum resources), Chief Timipre Sylva of allegedly Read More

Reps halt Navy’s recruitment over federal character breach

July 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

The House of Representatives has asked the Nigerian Navy to suspend its planned pre-screening exercise for the 44 shortlisted candidates for its 2021/2022 recruitment exercise, with a view to strengthening the Federal Character law. The House has further demanded the Navy to provide details of all its recruitment from 2014 to date showing the geographical spread. It also mandated its Read More

Breaking: Buhari invites Senators to Aso Rock

July 13, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday morning informed 109 Senators of the 9th Senate of his readiness to dine with them inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja. This was disclosed in a letter to the Senate which was read on the floor of the plenary same day by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan. The President’s invitation to the lawmakers is coming same Read More

Senate approves Buhari’s N2.343trn external borrowing request

July 7, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate has approved President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the authourisation of N2.343 trillions! ($6.183 billion USD) as External Borrowing in the 2021 Appropriation Act.  This was just as it directed the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of the Debt Management Office, Patience Oniha, and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Read More

Journalism Enhancement Bill to enjoy speedy attention at NASS – Odebunmi

July 6, 2021 Bayo Agboola, 0

Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Information, National Orientation Ethics and Values, Hon Segun Odebunmi on Monday promised speedy action on the Journalism Enhancement Bill presently before the National Assembly. Hon Odebunmi who stated this in Ibadan said that in doing this, he is determined to ensure that the bill gets the desired attention at the lower chamber. Read More

Gombe lawmaker empowers constituents

June 14, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

A member of the House of Representatives from Gombe state representing Balanga-Billiri federal constituency, Mr Victor Mela, has distributed empowerment items to his constituents in two local government areas with the aim of alleviating poverty and improving their well-being. Addressing the beneficiaries in Billiri town weekend, Mela said the items were to be distributed to support the youth, women and Read More

Edo: Obaseki, deputy not represented in assembly 2 years after

June 14, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Mr. Philip Shaibu have no representative at the State House of Assembly two years after the seventh assembly was inaugurated. The State constituencies are Oredo West whose member-elect is Chris Okaeben and Etsako West I, Mr. Ganniyu Audu respectively. The members-elect for the constituencies were among 14 seats that were Read More

PANDEF wants constitution of NDDC board within 7-days

June 11, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has given the federal government a one week ultimatum to inaugurate a board for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). Speaking Friday in Abuja, leader of the forum, Chief Edwin Clark, who gave the altimatum, said the inauguration of a board for the commission was critical in the interest of the people of the Read More

Jigawa APC suspends Reps member

May 30, 2021 Bayo Muhammad Alabira 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Kazaure local government chapter has suspended a member representing Kazaure federal constituency, Honourable Muhammad Gudaji Danbaffa for six months. In the suspension letter signed by the local government chairman of the party, Honourable Hassan Lawan declared that the lawmaker was suspended by his Kazaure Yamma ward and endorsed by the local government chapter of the Read More

Disbanded Obono-Obla panel uncovered NNPC’s $60bn US account – Prosecutor

May 26, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Prosecutor for the disbanded Okoi Obono-Obla’s Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP), Mr Tosin Ojaomo has disclosed that the panel prior to its doslution, uncovered an account with about $60 billion, belonging to Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), domiciled in Texas, U.S. He made the disclosure Wednesday while making submissions before the House of Representatives’ Read More

Insecurity: Buhari must take responsibility now – Sen. Gyang

April 30, 2021 Baba Yusuf 0

The senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Gyang, has called on President Muhammad Buhari to rise up to his responsibility as the Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces and bring the challenge of insecurity under his control. According to the lawmaker, failure to take the bold step now would allow those who want to overrun the country to succeed in their mission. Read More