COVID-19 kills mother of twins, infects two lawmakers in Imo

June 17, 2020 Helen Oji 0

A woman who recently gave birth to twins in Imo state has   reportedly died of COVID-19. This is even as a member of the state House of Assembly tested positive for the virus. The state chairman of the Task Force on COVID-19, Professor Maurice Iwu, stated this   Tuesday. He said the lawmaker was presently in isolation with his wife, while test had been directed to be Read More

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Insecurity: YPF makes case for women, youths, others

February 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) has expressed deep concerns with the level of insecurity and its devastating impact on young people, women and people living with disabilities. In a communique signed by the Chairman of the parliaments, Hon. Kabir Ibrahim Tukura and other members of YPF after a just concluded retreat organized by YPF in Imo state called on governments Read More

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Updated – Coronavirus: Drama as Reps reject call to evacuate stranded Nigerians

February 4, 2020 Editorial IV 0

It was all drama on Tuesday when spokesman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, attempted to introduce a motion, seeking to urge the Nigerian government to evacuate stranded Nigerians in China, following the Coronavirus outbreak. Hardly had the lawmaker concluded introduction of the motion, which he jointly sponsored with the Deputy Majority Leader, Hon. Peter Akpatason, the Minority Read More

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APC chieftain urges NASS rise against impunity, injustice, others in 2020

December 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Oyo state, Asiwaju Rotimi Ajanaku, on Tuesday charged members of the National Assembly to rise against all forms of impunity, injustice and lawlessness against Nigerians in 2020. The APC chieftain who gave the charge in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen attributed the incessant harassment and humiliation of innocent Nigerians, contempt and disrespect for Read More

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The representative of hope and development

December 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

There is the increasing need for development through the enthronement of a leadership that represents the yearnings of the good people of Idah/Ofu/Igala Mela/Ibaji federal constituency. Thus, the constituency developed a new system of leadership recruitment that is capable of producing a representative and a voice that is capable of representing and protecting the interests of all of its people Read More

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Gov. Sule presents N100.5bn 2020 budget to Nasarawa Assembly

December 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state Wednesday presented the 2020 budget proposal of N100.52 billion to the state House of Assembly for consideration and approval. Governor Sule urged the lawmakers to give the budget speedy passage to enable the state government executes developmental projects across the state. He assured the Assembly of full implementation of the budget if finally passed Read More

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Updated: Taraba Assembly elects Kunini as new speaker

December 3, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Taraba Assembly on Monday elected Joseph Kunini and Hamman-Adama Abdulahi as the new speaker and deputy speaker of the House, respectively. Their election followed the resignation of the former speaker, Peter Abel Diah and his deputy, Alh Muhammad Gwampo from their positions. The assembly, which convened on Monday morning, elected an impeached deputy speaker, Gwampo as speaker pro-tempo, who Read More

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Understanding budget process germane to oversight functions – Lagos speaker

November 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

The speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Ajayi Obasa has said that comprehending what budget process constitute was germane to their oversight functions as lawmakers. Obasa made this disclosure in his keynote address delivered on Saturday during the opening ceremony of a 3-day budget retreat organised by the Lagos Assembly at Abeokuta, Ogun state. “Comprehending what Read More

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Updated: Jigawa assembly suspends members, receives commissioners nominees

September 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Jigawa state House Assembly has suspended two of its members, Aminu Sankara and Sani ISHAQ representing Ringim and Gumel constituencies, respectively to ensure that they do not interfere with the processes of ongoing investigation into a matter currently being investigating. This was disclosed by chairman House Committee on Information, Honourable Aminu Zakari representing Gwiwa constituency said they were found trying Read More

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9th NASS won’t let Nigerians down – Wase

July 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Idris Wase has given assurances that the 9th National Assembly “will not let Nigerians down, especially the common man.” The deputy speaker also reiterated his resolve to advance the improvement of the living standards of Nigerians “who always brace obstacles to come out and vote during elections.” Wase gave the assurances Friday in Read More

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Okorocha after my life, Imo Speaker alleges

June 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon. Chinedu Offor said the immediate past governor Rochas Okorocha has triggered various attempt to hunt him down and other legislators. Offor who spoke during plenary on Monday, read a letter he wrote to the president and copied the state governor and all security agencies on the threat to his life and other Read More

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Gafasa emerges Kano Assembly new speaker

June 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Kano state House of Assembly has elected the member representing Ajingi Constituency, Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba-Gafasa as the new Speaker of the 9th Assembly. The election followed his nomination by the member representing Dala constituency, Malam Lawan Hussain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday during the first plenary session of the 9th Assembly. Gafasa was also the speaker Read More

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Unpaid salaries: Adamawa assembly summons, gives Bindow’s commissioners marching orders

May 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Adamawa House of Assembly on Monday passed a resolution summoning two commissioners to appear before it over the non-payment of April salary to workers in the state. Those summoned were: the Commissioner of Finance, Mahmud Sali and that of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mohammed Barkindo, who should appear before the lawmakers by 3p.m on Monday. The two commissioners were Read More

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Lalong gives scholarship to late Plateau lawmaker’s children

March 13, 2019 Editorial III 0

Governor Simon Lalong Tuesday gave the children of the late re-elected member of the Plateau State House of Assembly, Ezekiel Bauda Affon full government scholarship. The Governor made the disclosure when he paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased. The Governor in a statement by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Yakubu Dati, said Lalong described the Read More

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Again, impeachment bell rings on Ambode as Lagos Lawmakers threaten him over 2019 budget

January 29, 2019 Editor 0

The Lagos State House of Assembly has continued to threaten Governor Akinwunmi Ambode over alleged misappropriation of funds. Already, the state Lawmakers have given him one week to appear before them. The lawmakers at its plenary on Monday evening accused the governor of committing atrocities bordering on gross misconduct and spending budget that had not been laid before the House Read More

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Bribe video: Court bars Kano Assembly from probing Ganduje

December 6, 2018 Editor 0

Kano State House of Assembly has been barred by a Kano State high court, presided over by Justice Ahmad Badamasi from further investigating the $5 million bribery allegation against Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. Delivering the judgement on Thursday, the judge said collecting bribe from contractors is a criminal offence in section 115 and 116 of penal code, and the House has Read More

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Lawmakers query military N44bn pension funds

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Senate has questioned the Military Pensions Board over N44 billion it allegedly expended without budgetary provisions between 2015 and 2017. Chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Accounts, Matthew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo South), described the Service Wide Vote (SWV) under which the Military Pensions Board got its allocation as “a blind way of spending”, adding that it was bigger Read More

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…Cautions APC stakeholders on thuggery

March 30, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Chairman Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abdullahi Adamu Candido, has called on All Progressive Congress (APC) to shun the use of youths as thugs during the campaign. Candido made the call yesterday during the presentation of four vehicles donated to Wuse, Garki and City Centre wards by YS support groups to the APC AMAC Chairman, Alhaji Abbas Baba (pillar), Read More

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APC NEC meeting: Power play and matters arising

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE takes a look at the issues surrounding tenure elongation for the All Progressives Congress (APC) executives at all levels which was decided at the third National Executive Committee meeting of the party. Background Contrary to its constitution that its National Executives Council meeting be held three times in a year, the All Progressives Congress (APC) held its third Read More

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State Assemblies yet to consider bill on LG autonomy – NULGE

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has said the local government autonomy has not been rejected by the State House of Assemblies in the on-going constitution amendment process. Rather, the union said the bill on local government autonomy is still under consideration by 26 state legislatures across the country, as only 10 have so far considered the bill Read More

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Ugwuanyi signs 2018 budget appropriation into law

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Enugu The Enugu state 2018 appropriation amounting to N103.5 billion was yesterday signed into law by Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The Governor, who was glad that the lawmakers speedy considered the appropriation, reiterated the resolve of his administration’s resolve to deliver good governance with a view to unlocking the potentials of the state. The governor said he was committed to the Read More

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Kwara Assembly passes N190bn 2018 budget

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Kwara state Assembly yesterday passed the N190.9 billion 2018 appropriation. The budget was increased by the lawmakers with about N9 billion as against N181.8 billion presented by governor Abdulfatah Ahmed on November 25. The legislature had on Wednesday suspended further consideration of the 2018 budget estimates following the failure of the state government to implement Read More

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Kukah opposes NGOs regulation bill

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Hassan Kukah, has added his voice to the opposition trailing the proposed bill seeking to establish a regulatory commission for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the country, warning that “the existing suspicion of citizens should not be further aggravated.” Kukah, who appeared at the two-day public hearing on the bill, organised by Read More