Fracas: Kaduna assembly moves against 7 members

June 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Seven lawmakers allegedly involved in the fracas on the floor of the Kaduna State Assembly on June 11, are to face the Ethics and Privileges Committee of the house. This was the resolution of the assembly during its sitting Tuesday after a motion moved by the member representing Zaria City constituency, Alhaji Suleiman Dabo. In the motion, Dabo said that Read More

Nasarawa assembly passes 15 bills, 16 resolutions in one year

June 10, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Wednesday, said it has passed 15 bills and 16 resolutions within the last one year. The Speaker of the house, Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, disclosed this during the occasion of the end of the first session of the sixth assembly in Lafia.He described the sixth assembly as one of the best in the history of the Read More

Reps demand fumigation of schools, others before resumption

May 28, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian House of Representatives has written the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on things he should make sure were done before the resumption of schools. Among the things the House listed was that the minister should ensure all schools in the country, whether public or private are fumigated before reopening. They also asked Adamu to see that the Read More

COVID-19: Reps probe police, NSCDC complicity in ‘collapsed’ interstate travel ban

May 28, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has mandated its relevant committees to jointly investigate the police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), over alleged complicity of the two agencies, leading to collapse of the interstate travel ban ordered by the federal government as a measure to control the spread of coronavirus. While seeking ways to curb the noted lapses, Read More

Covid-19: Wambai rallies support for Buhari, APC

May 25, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The National Vice Chairman, North Central Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Suleiman Wambai said the party is committed to ensuring full implementation of its policies and programmes for the common good of Nigerians.He stated this while speaking with Blueprint on Monday in Lafia.Wambai said President Muhammadu Buhari had remained focused and undeterred in his efforts to make life better for the citizenry Read More

PDP kicks as Senate gives accelerated approval to Buhari’s N850bn loan request

Without any voice of dissent, the Senate Tuesday gave accelerated approval to the N850 billion fresh loan request forwarded to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. Approval for the loan which is to be sourced from the domestic capital market was given in less than five minutes after the request was read to senators by Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the plenary session. To Read More

Yobe Stars slash players’, coaches’ salary by 75%

April 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Players and coaching crew of Nigeria National League, NNL side, Yobe Desert Stars are to earn 25 per cent of their salaries and allowances according to report emanating from the Damaturu.The decision to slash the salaries of the players and coaching crew by 75 per cent was reached on Friday after a meeting by the Club’s Management Committee. According the Read More

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COVID 19 and Buhari’s elongation of NASS resumption

March 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The National Assembly on its own, locked itself  down for two weeks last week Tuesday with the hope of resuming next week Tuesday, April 7, 2020, which may not be so again with the latest lockdown directive by President Muhamnadu Buhari on FCT, Lagos and Ogun states . Taiye Odewale reports. NASS’ initial lockdown Rising from zero case index Read More

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Reps seek state of emergency on security, minority insists service chiefs must go

February 12, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has called on executive arm of the federal government to as a matter of urgency, declare state of emergency on security towards curtailing the rising insecurity in the country. The House in a resolution on Wednesday, also directed the military authority to henceforth stop camping of commuters overnight on the Damaturu-Maiduguri Road, as well as to Read More

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Crisis in APC, PDP deepens as C’River LG polls draw close

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Few weeks to the local government elections in Cross River state, crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has continued without any resolution in sight. While two contending factions in the APC had already submitted two different lists of their candidates to the Cross River State Independence Electoral Commission (CROSIEC), many PDP stakeholders and Read More

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Minimum wage: As comrades go spiritual in Kwara over implementation…

February 11, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The leadership of organised labour in Kwara state are embarking on a three-day fasting and prayer to seek God’s intervention towards the implementation of N30, 000 minimum wage in the state. UMAR BAYO ABDULWAHAB reports.Leaders of the organised labour in Kwara state last week Wednesday commenced a three-day fasting and prayer programme to seeks God’s intervention for the implementation of Read More

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Imo: Reps summon IGP, NSCDC boss over Politician’s accidental killing

January 30, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has summoned the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdulahi Gana, over the recent accidental killing of a politician, one Ndubuisi Emenike in Imo State. A personnel of the NSCDC was reported to have accidentally shot Emenike dead while a party was being held Read More

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FG condemns RoW increase by states

January 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

    Minister of Communications & Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has condemned the increase of Right of Way (RoW) charges by some state governors.   An act he described as total disregard of the resolutions reached by the National Economic Council (NEC) in 2013.     “It is however disheartening to hear that some states have decided Read More

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Pantami restates NFMC autonomy

December 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has reinstated the autonomy of the National Frequency Management Council (NFMC), in accordance with the provisions of the Act establishing it. At his inaugural meeting as Chairman of Council, Dr Pantami faulted the domiciling of the Council as a department under the Ministry, citing Section 30(2) of the Act Read More

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Reps seek FG’s intervention over S’East road

November 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives has asked the federal government to extend remedial work on the Owerri-Orlu-Idoato-Uga federal road in view of its importance as linkage between four of the five states in the South East. The House in resolution on Thursday, also urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to include the duailization of the road in the 2020 Read More

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CLEEN, NHRC others partner on accountability for civil millitary relations

November 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

CLEEN foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) organised an accountbility forum on civilian millitary relations in Nigeria in collaboration with National Human Rights Commission and Institute for Peace and Conflicts Resolution. The themed of the forum is “Strengthening Civil-Military Relations, Accountability and Human Rights in Nigeria”. In a paper presentation at the forum, a senior lecturer with the Political Science Department, Read More

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Senate probes N40bn abandoned Baro Port project

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

 Senate Tuesday, mandated its Committees on Marine Transport; Works; and Public Procurement to investigate the National Inland Waterways Authority, NIWA in respect of the abandoned Baro Port project and make adequate recommendations to facilitate its early completion. It also urged the federal government to make funds available to contractors handling Baro River Port project for final completion, and also transfer the Read More

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Senate to review penalty for gas flaring in Nigeria, moves to end child labour, modern slavery

November 6, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Senate on Wednesday mandated its Committee on Gas to immediately review and recommend upwards penalty for defaulters of Nigeria’s Gas flaring laws. The upper chamber reached the resolution after consideration of a motion titled: “The need to monitor the Nigerian Flare Commercialization Programme towards ending Gas Flaring by 2020.” The Senate, accordingly, directed its Committee on Gas, Chaired by Read More

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Abia assembly decries non-implementation of laws by executive

October 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Abia state House of Assembly majority leader, Mr Solomon Akpulonu, has decried non-implementation of its laws and resolutions by the executive as the major challenge confronting the 7th assembly. The member representing Obingwa East state constituency said in Umuahia on the sideline of the capacity building workshop for members and staff of the house, Wednesday. He said that the Read More

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Kogi Central declares support for Bello’s 2nd term

September 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The people of Kogi central senatorial district have resolved to support the re-election of Governor Yahaya Bello’s in the November 16 governorship election. The resolution was made at the extra ordinary quarterly meeting of Ebira People’s Association (EPA) held in Okene the headquarters of Kogi central senatorial district on Sunday. The EPA national president,  Dr Abdulrahman Adeiza , who presented the decision Read More

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INEC and deadlines for Bayelsa, Kogi guber primaries

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Recently the National Electoral Commission (INEC) held a meeting to review its preparation for the conduct of the November 16 governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and in particular alerts political parties on the deadline for their primaries. Emeka Nzeh writes Resolutions After its meeting, the commission reminded political parties that the period within which notice of intention to Read More

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Edo: Senate resolution undermines’ states sovereignty- Oyegun

August 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun Sunday faulted Senate resolution directing Governor Godwin Obaseki to issue fresh proclamation for Edo House of Assembly or risk the assembly been taken over by the Federal legislators. Oyegun said such directives to sitting governors “makes a mockery of State’s sovereignty as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution”.  According to him, “the Read More

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Fresh proclamation: Senate ‘illegality’ won’t stand – Edo govt

July 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Edo State Government has described as illegal, the resolution of the Senate directing the Governor Goodwin Obaseki to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the State House of Assembly. In a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie Esq also said the “purported resolution” is uconstitutional and a flagrant disregard for Read More

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Kwara assembly urges revocation of chalet sold to Saraki

July 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kwara state House of Assembly Tuesday urged the state government to as a matter of urgency revoke a government chalet sold to the former Senate President, Dr Bukoka Saraki in llorin. This was part of the resolutions of the house after adopting the report of its Committee on Lands, Housing and Urban Development on the investigation of the ownerships Read More