Awo’s legacy lives on

October 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

I attended a play recently at Glover Memorial Hall at Broad Street, Lagos. Yes, the old Glover Hall built and named in 1887 in honour of Sir John Hawley Glover who was Governor of Lagos Colony between 1864 and 1872. The hall has undergone a lot of repairs, thanks to the Lagos state government. The title of the play was Read More

2022 Budget will be ready before Dec 16 – NASS

October 15, 2021 Odewale, and Joshua Egbodo 0

Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege has assured that the National Assembly is determined to pass the 2022 budget before the year runs out. The House of Representatives has also disclosed that it will be targeting December 16, 2021 to do final passage of the 2022 appropriation bill currently being processed. Senator Omo-Agege made the disclosure while hosting his Read More

Adopt e-transmition of results in Anambra election, ADP urges INEC

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adopt electronic transmission of results in the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state. The opposition party also expressed support for the Senate on the direct primaries decision by all the political parties. Speaking Thursday at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja, during Read More

Chairmanship: Modu Sheriff rallies APC members ahead state congresses

October 14, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former governor of Borno state and one of the aspirants seeking office of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Alimodu Sheriff, has rallied all members of the party for the forthcoming state congress. The party has scheduled state congresses nationwide for Saturday October 16th to elect leaders of the party at the state level. But addressing Read More

Breaking: Senate bows, rescinds decision on electronic transmission of results

October 12, 2021 Taiye Odewale, Abuja 0

After months of bashings from the public over resolution against unfettered electronic transmission of election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) where and when practicable, the Senate is set to rescind its unpopular decision. The Senate had in July during consideration of report on 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2021 submitted by its Commitee on INEC, amended Read More

Reps’ move to reposition NIIA excites stakeholders

October 11, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Stakeholders have commended the House of Representatives on its efforts seeking to reposition the Nigeria Institute for International Affairs, which many said had become a shadow of itself. The commendations were at a public hearing in Abuja on a bill for an Act to repeal and re-enact the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), and for related matters, organised by Read More

Annual budgets for Nigerian elites not masses – Kazaure

October 8, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

Hours after the presentation of N16.39trillion 2022 budget to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, Hon Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure, declared that the budget and previous ones over the years , are more beneficial to the elites in implementation than the masses. In stopping the ugly trend , he called for proactive war against Read More

Plateau LG polls: PDP Reps slams Lalong over exclusion

October 8, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

Plateau state governor Simon Bako Lalong has been accused of undermining democracy by using the Plateau State Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), to exclude the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its candidates in the local government elections billed for saturday in the state. Rising from its monthly meeting in Abuja Thursday, former members of the House of Representatives under the Read More

We’ll work exhaustively on 2022 budget estimates, Gbajabiamila assures

October 8, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated the resolve the National Assembly to ensure exhaustive scrutiny of the 2022 budget proposals presented by President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday. While assuring of the commitment of the National Assembly to give the budget accelerated consideration, Gbajabiamila said the next two to three months will be for the strictest scrutiny of Read More

On Auwal Jatau’s scholarship scheme

October 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

The former Governor of Oklahoma of the USA, Brad Henry, once said,” No other investment yields as great a return as the investment in education. An educated workforce is the foundation of every community and the future of every economy”.  However, it is true that tertiary education plays a vital role in producing professional workforce, underpinning a prosperous career and Read More

Why we demolished lawmaker’s house in Bauchi – Govt

October 5, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government has given reason why it demolished the house of the member of the house of representatives representing Bauchi local government Honourable Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi located at the Government Reserved Area (GRA). Special Adviser media to Governor Bala Mohammed of the state Mukhtar Gidado gave the reason while addressing journalists on the matter. Recall that the lawmaker condemned Read More

At last, Tinubu opens up on health status

October 3, 2021 Editor 0

Former Lagos state Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has for the first time in months revealed his health status. Tinubu who has been in London for medical treatments spoke he received members of the House of Representatives northern caucus. The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he is only undergoing physiotherapy. High profile Nigerians including President Read More

We’ll use legislative tools for Nigeria’s perfect union – Gbajabiamila

September 30, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that the 9th House was committed to using the tools of legislative authority to advance solutions and implement policies that will help achieve a perfect union for the country. Gbajabiamila spoke when he declared open the 2021 Roundtable on Social Protection Cover organised by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Read More

Osun mining: Reps move to ascertain number of licensed operators

September 29, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has expressed concern over the raising spate of illegal mining in the Ijesa area of Osun state, thereby moving to ascertain the actual number of licensed operators. To this end, the House Wednesday mandated its committee on Solid Minerals Development to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, to ascertain the authorised and Read More

Reps probe NYSC over ransom advice to corps members

September 28, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has ordered investigation into alleged suggestion by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), that corps members keep family members prepared for ransom payment, in case they get kidnapped, especially when traveling along some roads in Nigeria. The said suggestion was contained in a security tips pamphlet reportedly issued to prospective corps members by the NYSC, a Read More

2023: Why youth demand 30% affirmative action

September 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Nigerian youth have been showing their readiness to take over the presidency and other elective positions. But the new twist is their demand for the 30 per cent affirmative action. TOPE SUNDAY writes. The Nigerian youth, who formed 16.8 percent of the country’s population, are showing their commitment ahead of the 2023 general Read More

Lawmaker decries continuous devaluation of Naira

September 22, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Bamidele Salam, the legislator representing Ede North, Ede South, Egbedore and Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, has decried the continuous fall of the value of Naira against dollar. Salam, in an interview on Tuesday in Abuja decried the continuous devaluation of the Naira, saying that the Nigerian currency was doing badly when compared to other currencies of Read More

Our male allies’ll influence gender-sensitive constitution alterations – Dame Pauline Tallen

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Pauline Tallen, is the number one women and child-rights advocate in Nigeria. In this exclusive interview with ENE OSHABA speaks on the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and the need to re-emphasize girl-child education among other issues. Plans are underway for the next United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). What has been achieved from Read More

It’s wrong to assess lawmakers on basis of bills – Gbajabiamila

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has argued that decision of some media organisations to rate members of the parliament on the basis of number of bills sponsored is wrong. Gbajabiamila, who made the statement while welcoming his colleagues back in session on Wednesday, said outside bills sponsorship, lawmakers make great impacts during committee works, as well as Read More

Nigeria can’t go the path of destruction again, Gbajabiamila warns agitators

September 16, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has cautioned promoters of secessionist agenda across the country to desist. He said Nigeria cannot travel through the path of destruction again.The speaker was also Wednesday, given the mandate by his colleagues to lead a high-powered delegation to Plateau state, with a view to commiserating with the government and people of the Read More

Benue PDP Reps tackle Akume over emergency rule call

September 1, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Benue State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Caucus of the in the House of Representatives, has condemned the call for energy rule in the state, by Minister for Special Duties, Sen. George Akume, asking the former governor to retract the statement. Akume on Monday in Abuja addressed a press conference during which he made the call, after reeling out a Read More

Uba Sani sure APC will sweep Kaduna LG polls

August 31, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Senator representing Kaduna Central, Uba Sani, has expressed confidence in the chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming local government elections billed for Saturday, September 4 2021, in Kaduna Central Senatorial zone. The lawmaker gave the assurance at a stakeholders’ meeting attended by ministers, national and state House Assembly members, commissioners and party leaders, which he Read More

Rising insecurity, beyond Reps’ opposition politics

August 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

Rising insecurity in the last few days has left scores of lives consumed, many abducted and property worth millions of naira destroyed across the country, that lawmakers in the House of Representatives across political party lines appeared united in expressing serious concerns over the latest developments. JOSHUA EGBODO writes. The recap The lingering insecurity across the country came to crescendo Read More