Breaking: Ondo Assembly impeaches deputy speaker

November 24, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The deputy speaker of the Ondo state House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ogundeji Iroju has been impeached. Rt. Hon. Aderoboye Samuel representing Odigbo Constituency 2 has been elected as his replacement. The former deputy speaker, Iroju, in a parliamentary resolution presented by Hom. Tomide Akinrogunde was accused of gross misconduct inimical to the progress of the House. The resolution which Read More

Nasarawa assembly demands justice for slain APC chair

November 23, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly has called on the state government and security agents to intensify efforts in unveiling those behind the killing of the state All Progressives Congress ( APC) chairman , Mr Philip Shekwo. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahm Balarabe-Abdullahi, made the demand after Hon. Tanko Tunga, Majority Leader of the House, moved a motion under Read More

Breaking: Akeredolu fires Ondo Attorney General

November 23, 2020 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has announced the sack of the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kolawole Olawoye. Akeredolu in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary on Monday also announced Mr. Charles Titiloye as a replacement for the sacked cabinet member. Titiloye is a human right activist and a renowned social critic. He was former Read More

NGOs drag Bayelsa govt to Court over state loans, debt profile

November 14, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

A coalition of 45 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Bayelsa state have dragged the Governor Senator Douye Diri, the state House of Assembly and four of his aides before the High Court in Yenagoa on the need to make public the status of the finances, lists of loans obtained and debt profile from 2015 till date. The Four aides to the Read More

Imo Assembly impeaches speaker

November 14, 2020 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the Imo state House of Assembly, Dr. Collins Chiji (APC-Isiala Mbano), was on Friday impeached. He was impeached during a special sitting of the House presided over by the deputy speaker, Amarachi Iwuanyanwu (APC-Nwangele). Mr. Paul Emeziem of Onuimo state constituency was also elected the new speaker and was sworn in by the Clerk of the House, Read More

Obasa laments effect of #EndSARS protesters

November 10, 2020 Blueprint 0

The speaker of the Lagos state House of Assembly,  Mudashiru Obasa, has stated that the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests across the country devastated the economy of the state. Obasa in his speech during the presentation of Budget 2021 by Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu of the state titled; “Budget Of Rekindled Hope” estimated at N1,155,022,413,005 in the assembly premises  Tuesday Read More

OPIC probe: Ogun assembly unravels more infractions

November 10, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

A mild scuffle ensued Monday as securities attached to the Ogun state House of Assembly, Oke Mosan, prevented some journalists from covering the probe of former managing director of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC), Mr. Babajide Odusolu. The assembly had said Odusolu would appear before it for a second time to defend alleged infractions in the audit Read More

Ondo Assembly crisis: Court nullifies suspension of another lawmaker

November 6, 2020 Blueprint 0

The Ondo State High Court has nullified the indefinite suspension of a member of the State House of Assembly, Tomide Akinribido, by the house’s leadership. Mr Akinribido represents Ondo West constituency at the assembly. The judge, Ademola Bola, ruled that the Ondo State House of Assembly acted arbitrarily by exceeding its power and could only suspend for one day’s plenary Read More

Ortom presents N132.59bn 2021 budget to Benue assembly

November 5, 2020 John Shiaondo 0

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state Wednesday presented a budget of N132.59 billion to the state House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year. Tagged: “Budget  Of Resilience”, the 2021 budget estimate presents an increase of N23,769,358,129 or 18% from the revised year 2020 revenue estimates. “Based on the 2021 budget estimates, recurrent expenditure stands at N90,810,951,749 only, representing 68% Read More

Oyo Assembly suspends 13 council chairmen

November 4, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday announced immediate suspension of 13 Transition Committee Chairmen of Local Government and Local Council Development areas in the state. According to the lawmakers at the House plenary, the 13 caretaker chairmen were suspended for failing to submit a comprehensive report on the state of earth moving equipments in their councils to the House Read More

Lekki shootings: Group passes vote of no confidence on Lagos panel

November 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Progressive Yoruba Youth (PYY) has passed a vote of no confidence in the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution instituted by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to investigate police brutality and high handedness.  According to the group, the panel has so far come short of high expectations of Lagosians, reduced to something of a “circus show”, especially as it concerns Read More

Gov. Zulum, Borno state assembly and Nigeria’s fight against terrorism

October 18, 2020 Thomas Uzah 0

The Armed Forces of Nigeria and its gallant troops fighting Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in the northeast Nigeria, are not anybody’s weeping child. Officers, Soldiers ratings and airmen and women who are making enormous sacrifices for the peace and unity of Nigeria, day and night cannot be disparaged, ridiculed or diminished by Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, and his Read More

2021: El-Rufai proposes N237.52bn budget (Pictures)

October 6, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state on Tuesday presented a draft budget of N237.52 billion to the Kaduna State House of Assembly for the 2021 fiscal year tagged ‘Budget of Recovery’ in line with the Covid-19 pandemic. The governor noted that the budget proposals reflects government’s commitment to promote equal opportunity, accelerate human capital development and attain fiscal viability, while taking Read More

Ogun: 17 months after, Abiodun appoints Information, Education Commissioners

October 3, 2020 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Barely 17 months after he assumed office, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has finally nominated the duo of the former Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) President, Waheed Odusile, and the Vice Chancellor, Tai Solarin University of Education, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, Commissioners of Information and Education Ministry respectively. The nominations contained in a statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Read More

Imo north: Okigwe leaders drum support for Ibezim

September 30, 2020 Editor 0

With few weeks to the Imo North senatorial by-election slated for October 31, 2020, notable leaders from Okigwe zone have thrown their full weights behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Sir Frank Ibezim. They also drummed support for the APC senatorial standard bearer. This was the high point of the meeting held at the county home of Chief Tony Read More

FG lists Nasarawa for out-of-school women project

September 17, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule has said the state would benefit from a Universal Basic Education project of the federal government for out-of-school women. Sule stated this when he received in audience wives of legislators of Nasarawa state House of Assembly, under the auspices of legislators’ wives association(LEWA) in Lafia, the state He said that the project would enable the Read More

Kebbi govt to rehabilitate boy chained by foster parents

August 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kebbi state Government Monday, pledged to rehabilitate the teenage boy, Jibril Aliyu chained for two years by his foster parents in the Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi. According to a statement by the Special Adviser on media to Kebbi State Governor Yahaya Sarki on Tuesday, Special Adviser to Governor Atiku Bagudu on Women and Social Development, Hajiya Zara’u Wali stated Read More

Indicted former SSG: Nasarawa lawmaker heads to Appeal

August 8, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, Saturday, said the house would appeal the judgement nullifying the indictment of the former Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Aliyu Ahmed Tijani, over alleged N248.5 million unaccounted funds for school projects in the state. Abdullahi made this known while addressing Journalists in Lafia over a High Court judgement that Read More

Edo: Lawmakers pick new Speaker as clerk inaugurates pro-Oshiomhole’s faction

August 6, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Political tension heightened in Benin City, Edo state capital, Thursday, following attempt by armed policemen of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SAR) who forcefully took over the state House of Assembly. The operatives who were believed to have been ferried from Abuja reportedly chased away policemen guarding the Assembly Complex which is currently undergoing renovation and occupied the entrance of the complex Read More

In Plateau state, Quan’pan LG boss impeached, deputy sworn-in

August 6, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 1

The suspended executive chairman of Quan’pan local government council, of Plateau state, Hon. Isaac Kwallu, has been impeached by the council’s legislative arm. Followed his impeachment, his deputy Hon. Abdulmalik Yusuf Haruna was sworn –in as substantive chairman, by the state Governor Simon Lalong on Wednesday. Blueprint reported that the duo of Isaac Kwallu of Quan’pan and his counterpart Hon. Read More

Breaking: Uncertainty as SARS takeover Edo Assembly complex

August 6, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

Some operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) allegedly deployed from Abuja have taken over Edo State House of Assembly. Blueprint gathered that the operatives chased away policemen guarding the assembly complex which is currently undergoing renovation. It is not yet clear why the operatives’ was deployed to house of assembly premises as at the time of filling this report. Read More

Breaking – Nasarawa: Lawmakers pass revised 2020 budget in 3 days

July 23, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

The Nasarawa state House of Assembly Thursday, passed into law a revised 2020 budget of N62.96 billion, three days after governor Abdullahi Sule transmitted it to the lawmakers. Speaker of the House, Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, announced the passage after Hon. Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the passage of the bill into law and it was Read More