CUPP condemns Plateau speaker’s removal, says impunity by APC must be curtailed

October 28, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) Thursday reacted to the removal of the Speaker of Plateau state House of Assembly, Ayuba Abot, saying impunity of Governor Simon Lalong must be curtailed before they derail the nation’s democracy. CUPP, which linked the removal to the alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari to remain in power beyond 2023, added that it Read More

How politicians wasted N6.5trn in Anambra within 22 years – ADC candidate

October 24, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) for Anambra state November 6 poll, Dr Akachukwu Nwankpo, has accused the leadership of the state for the past 22 years of wasting over N6.5 trillion. Nwankpo, an aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, in a viral video from his campaign office, attributed the ‘waste’ to ‘wickedness,’ not involving the masses in Read More

NASS leadership committed to guaranteeing efficiency of Legislature – Lawan

October 21, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that the National Assembly leadership would continue to support the legislature through the provision of needed infrastructure to ensure that the institution delivers on its mandate to Nigerians. Lawan stated this Wednesday in an address delivered at the foundation laying ceremony to flag off construction of the permanent office complex of the Read More

Buhari, Lawan, Atiku, others mourn as ex-DSP Mantu dies at 74

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of former Deputy Senate President Ibrahim Nasir Mantu, saying the deceased dedicated most of his life to the service of his people. A family source said Senator Mantu died in the early hours of Tuesday. Mantu’s personal secretary, Zaharaddeen Ibrahim, who is also a nephew to the deceased, confirmed the death. “He had Read More

Legislature, judiciary autonomy: Lalong signs into 2 bills into law

July 14, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong, has formally, granted autonomy to the state legislature and the state judiciary, having signed two separate bills into law for their funds management. This was contained in statement, Wednesday, by Lalong’s director of press and public affairs, Dr. Makut Macham. The State House of Assembly had passed the bills, which were, Wednesday, signed into law Read More

South-west govs demand 6 regions, states as federating units

July 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Governors from the southwest geo-political zone have asked for the constitutional validation of Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones and converting same to federating units.They also called for the weakening of the nation’s administrative centre and made a case for the allocation of more powers to the federating units and states. The governors, who also sought an amendment to Section 44 (3) Read More

Help democracy to prosper, Senate President tells Nigerians

July 3, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged members of the public who have access to the media to help democracy to prosper in Nigeria by saying the truth. Lawan made the appeal in his keynote address at the Conference of Presiding Officers of the Nigerian Legislature which began in Abuja late Friday. The theme of the conference which Read More

Autonomy: APC govs declare support for Tambuwal’s report

June 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have declared their commitment to the implementation of the recommendations of the technical committee on autonomy for state legislature and judiciary. The Nigeria Governors’ Forum had set up a technical committee with Sokoto state governor and Deputy Chairman of the Forum, Aminu Tambuwal to see to Read More

Okechukwu hails Buhari for supporting devolution of powers

June 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the devolution of powers which will arise from the ongoing constitutional amendment exercise. Okechukwu, a foundation member of All Progressives Congress (APC), said by so doing, the President has denounced the negative narrative that he was averse to restructuring or true federalism Read More

Scrap Senate now, Ondo gov demands unicameral legislature

June 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has called for a unicameral legislature for the country as the process of amending the 1999 Constitution is ongoing. Akeredolu stated this at the Akure Centre of the South-west zonal public hearing on the review constitution, held at the International Cultural and Event Center, Akure, the state capital, on Tuesday. He said the upper chamber Read More