Freedom: Kalu gets June 2 date for legal battle

May 20, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 2 to hear an application seeking the release of former Abia state governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from prison. The motion on notice will be heard by Justice Mohammed Liman. The embattled former governor Orji is currently serving a 12-year jail term at the Correctional Service Centre in Kuje. He was Read More

Assembly urges state govt to deduct salaries of LG staff from JAC

May 19, 2020 Chuks Nweze 0

The Enugu state House of Assembly has urged the state government to deduct the salaries of primary school teachers and other local government staff from the state’s Joint Allocation Committee (JAC). This follows the adoption of a motion on the need to unify the salaries of primary school teachers and other local government workers sponsored by the member representing Nkanu Read More

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IPAC applauds court’s refusal to reverse deregistration of political parties

February 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Moves to stop the deregistration of some political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday suffered a setback as the Federal High Court in Abuja refused to take motion to set aside the deregistration of the parties. The Interim Management Committee of the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in a statement by chairman, Dr Leonard Nzenwa, applauded Read More

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Updated: Kano assembly removes majority leader

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kano state House of Assembly, Wednesday, removed its Majority Leader, Alhaji Labaran Abdul-Madari, and replaced him with his deputy, Alhaji Kabiru Hassan-Dashi.Abdul-Madari, an APC member representing Warawa constituency was removed following a motion of urgent public importance presented by Alhaji Muhammad Uba-Gurjiya, also an APC member, representing Bunkure constituency. The motion was seconded by Mr Ali Ibrahim-Shanono, representing Bagwai/Shanono.Uba-Gurjiya was Read More

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Reps seek proper kitting for policemen on highway patrol

November 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has directed its committee on Police Affairs, to investigate the operations of policemen on highway duties, with a view to seeing them properly dressed. This came following the adoption of a motion presented on Thursday by Hon. Abdullahi Halims, expressing concerns that men of the Nigeria Police Force usually carry out stop and search exercises on Read More

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Nasarawa assembly passes N4.67bn 2019 supplementary budget

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Wednesday passed a supplementary budget of N4.67billion for the 2019 fiscal year. The Speaker of the house, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, announced the passage of the budget after a motion passed by Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader. Abdullahi urged the executive to ensure proper use of the fund for the purpose it was meant. Read More

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Reps order Akpabio to withdraw NDDC’s interim management team

November 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has directed Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, to withdraw the three-man interim team he appointed to manage affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). This followed a motion by Nicholas Osai on Wednesday, in which he accused Akpabio of hurriedly and curiously putting the interim team in place, leaving the action to Read More

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Court orders interim forfeiture of assets against BCDA boss

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna has ordered forfeiture of the property of the Executive Secretary of Border Communities Development Agency, Captain Junaid Abdullahi, situated at Jabi Road, Kaduna. This is contained in an order brought before the court via motion ex-parte dated September 27, 2019, in a suit No. FHC/KD/CS/76/2018 between Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria with First Read More

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Ogun assembly reinstates suspended LG/LCDA chairmen

October 3, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Ogun state House of Assembly Thursday lifted the suspension placed on the chairmen of the 20 local government councils and 37 local council development areas in the state instituted by the 8th legislature. The passage of the resolution came shortly after Mr Akeem Balogun (APC- Ogun Waterside) presented his committee’s report during plenary in Abeokuta and moved the motion Read More

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100 days of Uba Sani’s potent motions at the Senate

September 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

There is no whiff of doubt that the senator, representing Kaduna Central, Kaduna state, Uba Sani, has confounded his critics and dazed his admirers. With two earth-shattering motions that dominated the Nigerian democratic space for weeks, the man has shamed his critics and excited his constituents. It all happened within his first 100 days as lawmaker representing Kaduna Central. It Read More

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Kwara assembly seeks implementation of Child Right Law

September 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara House of Assembly Wednesday urged the state government to set necessary machinery in motion for the full implementation of Child’s Right law in the state. The house made the call in its resolution after adopting a motion moved on the need to implement Kwara state Child’s Right Law by the House Leader, Olawoyin Abubakar-Magaji. The Kwara state Child Read More

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APC Crisis: Court restrains APC from removing Abdulkadir as national vice chairman

August 18, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A Sokoto State High Court sitting in Sokoto has restrained the All Progressives Congress (APC) from removing Inuwa Abdulkari as its 1st national vice chairman, North-West. The presiding judge, Justice M.U. Dogon Daji in an exparte motion dated August 15, 2019, barred the APC leadership from taking any action based  on what it described as  the “vote of no confidence” purportedly Read More

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Valedictory session: Anambra 6th assembly passes over 90 bills, motions

June 11, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra State House of Assembly has said it passed not less than 90 bills, motions and resolutions at the just concluded 6th Assembly. Speaker of the 6th Assembly, Rt. Hon. Rita Maduagwu, who disclosed this in her valedictory speech on Tuesday, announced some of the bills passed to include Security /Vigilant Bill, Anambra State Health Insurance Scheme bill. Others were Read More

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How cult war triggered rancour in Anambra Assembly

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Emotion ran high amid suspicion by members of Anambra State House of Assembly, last week, when a member moved a motion portraying the state as a hotbed of rival cult clashes. OKEY CHRIS reports Incessant cult clashes Last Thursday’s sitting of Anambra State House of Assembly members was rancorous as a motion moved by a member representing Ihiala I State Read More

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APC lawmakers thumb up Senator Adamu

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Lafia Federal and state lawmakers under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state have passed a vote of confidence on the leadership qualities of Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa West). This followed the motion moved and seconded yesterday by the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, and the member of the House of Representative, Arch. Read More

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Enugu Assembly frowns at excess bank charges

February 15, 2018 Editorial IV 1

Enugu As if stung by bees, members of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Tuesday rose with one voice and condemned what they termed excess charges imposed on commercial bank customers in Nigeria. Reacting to motion of urgent public importance brought on the floor of the House by the member representing Nsukka East Constituency, Hon. Chinedu Nwamba supported by eight Read More

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Call to bar: Reps wade into Hijab saga

December 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

House of Representatives on Tuesday waded into the denial of call to bar for a Nigerian law school graduate, Ms. Amasa Firdaus by the Nigerian judiciary, mandating its committees on justice and judiciary to investigate the matter. The House also mandated its Committee on Power and Public Procurement to investigate alleged fraudulent award of contracts amounting to N42 billion on Read More

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Ripples as PDP Reps fault Buhari’s MTEF

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja Members of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives, yesterday, faulted the procedure for the presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP), as debate on the document commenced. According to the members, it was required by the Fiscal Responsibility Act, that the MTEF/FSP Read More

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Journalists task NASS on welfare, protection Bill

October 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

<h4>By Taiye Odewale Abuja</h4>   Chairman, Senate Press Corps Award Organising Committee, Mr. Ezrel Tabiowo, has hailed the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, for his dogged style of leadership which has consolidated and brought stability in the affairs of the National Assembly. This was just as he charged the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives on a bill Read More