Ajulo condemns Ekiti Assembly leadership crisis, hails Babalola, other SANs

November 28, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A renowned constitutional and human rights lawyer, Dr Kayode Ajulo, has joined the league of leading legal luminaries in Nigeria to condemn the recent controversies over the leadership of the Ekiti State House of Assembly.  Ajulo, in a statement released to Blueprint, Sunday in Abuja, said political players in Ekiti should not allow selfish personal interests that brewed the sad Read More

22 Bauchi lawmakers ask Speaker, others to resign

July 1, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

22 out of the 31 members of the Bauchi State House of Assembly Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the principal officers of the House and directed them to voluntary resign from their offices or face impeachment any moment from now. The 22 members led by the Deputy Majority Leader, Baballe Abubakar Dambam representing Dambam/Dagauda/Jalam Constituency while addressing Read More

Jema’a chair presents 2022 budget to LG legislative council

December 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Jema’a local government chairman, Comrade Yunana Markus Barde, has presented the 2022 proposed budget estimate of two billion, nine hundred and ninety-four million, seven hundred thousand, nine hundred and eighty-two Naira (N2,994,700,982,00) to the local government legislative council for approval. The chairman, who was accompanied by the vice-chairman, Christie Yori Usman, and other executive members, presented the budget during the Read More

Fintiri presents N163bn 2022 budget to Adamawa Assembly

November 4, 2021 Muazu Abari 0

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has presented a budget estimate of N163, 629,910, 040.00 for the 2022 fiscal appropriation to the state House of Assembly for approval. Presenting the budget Thursday at the floor of the state assembly tagged Budget of Sustainable Hope, the governor noted that the sum of N 98,855,243,04.00, representing 60 percent of the total Read More

Enugu assembly approves N15bn CBN infrastructure loan for Ugwuanyi

November 4, 2021 Chuks Nweze 0

Enugu State House of Assembly Thursday approved a N15billion loan facility from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to enable the state improve on her infrastructure base. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi had written the House Wednesday, through the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Prof. Simon Ortuanya, asking the members ‘to approve the loan request he made to enable him secure Read More

Restructuring: Ndoma-Egba explains bottlenecks, seeks common grounds on agitation

November 3, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Former Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba, has said there are bottlenecks on the clamour for restructuring, adding that many Nigerians have different understanding of what they want. Ndoma-Egba, who was also chairman of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), in a telephone chat, Tuesday, called for common grounds if the agitation should see the light of day. He said: “There however Read More

Impeachment of Plateau speaker won’t stand – Rep

November 2, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

A member of the House of Representatives from Plateau state, Bagos Dachong has described the removal of Speaker of the state House of Assmbly, Abok Ayuba as unconstitutional, urging Nigerians to speak against the development in the interest of democracy. The lawmaker argued that the House of Assembly have 24 members elected and were serving, out which six sat and Read More

Gov Bala loses mother in-law

November 2, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state Monday lost his mother in-law, Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife. She passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, Bauchi, after a protracted illness. A press release by the special adviser to the governor Read More

Bauchi governor Bala loses mother in-law

November 1, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, Monday lost his mother in-law Hajiya Fatimah Aliyu Usman. Late Fatimah is the mother of Aisha Bala Mohammed, the governor’s first wife and she passed away in the early hours of Monday at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital , Bauchi after a protracted illness. According to a press release by the Special Read More

2023: Kwara APC and the cracks within

October 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, there are noticeable cracks within the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The cracks, if not mended, may be its albatross at the polls; TOPE SUNDAY writes. Today in Kwara state, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) is still serving as its own opposition as some of its members are divided and Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Blueprint 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

Ortom presents ₦155.61bn budget estimate for 2022 fiscal year

October 28, 2021 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State Wednesday presented a total budget estimate of N155,611,390,265.82 (One Hundred and Fifty-Five Billion, Six Hundred and Eleven Million, Three Hundred and Ninety Thousand, Two Hundred and Sixty-Five Naira, Eighty-Two Kobo) to the state house of assembly for the 2022 fiscal year. Presenting the budget the governor said total recurrent expenditure is estimated to be Read More

Kano proposes N196bn 2022 budget

October 28, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state Thursday presented a budget of N196,353,468,5.5k for the year 2022 fiscal year before the House of Assembly for consideration. Presenting the budget tagged; ‘Budget of consolidation and prosperity’ to the legislators, members of the state executive council, opinion leaders and notable stakeholders, Governor Ganduje said the 2022 capital expenditure stands at the sum Read More

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

Breaking: Another Cross River Lawmaker is dead

October 27, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

A member representing Akpabuyo State Constituency in the Cross River State House of Assembly and a staunch member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Elizabeth Ironbar, has died. Report says Mrs Ironbar died of protracted illness on Wednesday morning at the Assembly Village, Ekot Inim in Calabar metropolis. Mrs Ironbar was the brain behind the Cross River State Disability Read More

Nasarawa Assembly passes N5.98bn 2021 supplementary budget into law

October 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state House of Assembly Monday, passed N 5.98billion 2021 supplementary budget into law. Speaker of the House Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage of the bill into law after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the majority leader of the house moved a motion to that effect during the house proceedings in Lafia. “The total size of the supplementary budget stand at N5, Read More

No plan to impeach Oyo dep gov – Assembly

October 20, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo state House of Assembly Wednesday stated that there was no plan to impeach the state deputy governor, Rauf Olaniyan. The lawmakers through the chairman of the House Committee on Information, Communication and Technology, Kazeem Olayanju, condemned the rumoured plan to impeach the deputy governor. He described it “as baseless, misleading and absolutely condemnable.” Olayanju said the fallacious story which Read More

Sanwo-Olu, Uduaghan, Kyari, others for The Witness Newspaper foundation launch

October 18, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Witness, a credible Nigerian newspaper in digital and print formats, is set to launch a non-governmental organization, ‘The Witness Newspaper Foundation’, in commemoration of its fourth year anniversary. The event is billed to hold on Sunday, October 24th, 2021, at the prestigious Lagos Continental Hotel (formerly Intercontinental Hotel), Victoria Island, Lagos. A statement on Monday by the managing director of the newspaper, Read More

Ebonyi indigenes demand release of detained Journalist over Facebook post

October 13, 2021 Editorial II 0

The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has faulted the state government of Engr David Umahi, for implementing Cybercrime Prohibition Law in the state without a public hearing. The group however, demanded immediate release of a Radio presenter, Godfrey Chikwere, arrested and detained over a Facebook post on the order of the state government. In a statement Read More

Speakers Forum condoles Zamfara speaker over father’s death

October 8, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

Conference of Speakers of the 36 States Houses of Assembly have paid a condolence visit to Zamfara State House of Assembly Speaker, Hon. Nasiru Mu’azu Magarya, over the death of his father. The forum under the chairmanship of Speaker Bauchi state House of Assembly Abubakar Sulaiman, described the death of the speaker’s father as a great loss not only to Read More

Kebbi lawmakers pass law on child rights

The Kebbi state House of Assembly Tuesday passed a bill to domesticate the Child Rights Act in the state. The Child Rights Act is an international law domesticated by Nigeria in 2003. It protects children against abuse. The passage of the bill in Kebbi state followed that of Katsina in December last year. Both North-west states are affected by child Read More