Niger lawmaker tasks security agencies on 30 abducted passengers

October 22, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

The lawmaker representing Niger East in the National Assembly, Senator Sani Musa, has appealed to security agencies in Niger state to “speedily secure the release of the abducted 30 travellers.” The passengers were on Wednesday abducted by no fewer than 100 gun-wielding bandits riding on motorcycles in Niger state. In a statement released in Minna on Friday, Senator Musa said Read More

Breaking: FG reveals Sunday Igboho’s major sponsor, exposes Nnamdi Kanu

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

The federal government on Friday said it has uncovered major financier of the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho. Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami who disclosed this revealed that a member of the National Assembly is capable. Malami, who was silent on the identity of the federal lawmaker, said a Read More

Tussle, Tussle, everywhere

October 21, 2021 Victoria Ngozi Ikeano 0

Nigerians are no strangers to tussles as we witness big and small tussles of various kinds every day. They range from family squabbles to community/ state tussles to even national fights. Nigerians themselves do not seem to agree on anything as we argue over virtually everything. Legislators at state assemblies and the national assembly itself sometimes engage in shouting matches. 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

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

Group passes vote of confidence on Audi’s leadership in NSCDC

October 12, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

A group,   Stand Up Nigeria, has passed a vote of confidence on Dr Audi Ahmed following his superlative leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC. The group who led thousands of Nigerians early this morning to the National Assembly vowed that Audi wont be distracted despite several calls for his removal. The Convener, Sunday Attah in 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

Senate summons FUTO VC, lecturers over victimisation of student

October 11, 2021 Amaechi Okwara 0

The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has again summoned the management of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) over alleged victimisation, extortion and criminal breach of duty. Also summoned are two lecturers of the institution, Williams Akionbare and C. Onanuju. They are to appear for the public hearing on a petition written by the law chamber Read More

Restructuring won’t solve Nigeria’s political problems’

October 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

A former member of the National Assembly, Dr. Usman Bugaje, has advised against restructuring, arguing that it “will not solve Nigeria’s political quagmire.” According to him, only competent leadership would address the challenges facing the country. Bugaje gave the advice Friday while speaking at the Maitama Sule Leadership lecture series organised by the Students Wing Coalition of Northern Groups in Read More

In Ebonyi: Political thugs destroy traditional ruler’s house, 6 others

October 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

…Injured 10 persons Youth suspected to be political thugs Wednesday invaded Nkalagu community in Ishielu local government area of Ebonyi state.  They attacked the villagers injuring over 10 persons, destroyed buildings, set motorcycles ablaze and made away with other items. Houses belonging to the acting traditional ruler of Nkalagu community, Eze Livinus Umeanu, the town union president, Mr. Omaha Joseph, the Read More

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NOTAP urged to expand in order to benefit nation

October 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation led by its chairman, Uche Ekwunife, has urged the National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), to establish 6 zonal offices and open liaison offices in states of the federation to help monitor and inspect the technological equipment that are imported into the country. Ekwunife stated this when she paid a Read More

Nigeria will continue to borrow, unless…

October 7, 2021 Mon-Charles Egbo 0

Every economic index is a pointer that Nigeria is on the brink, ignobly sliding into the class of nations where self-sufficiency has become a mirage. Yet and despite the hues and cries over the steady rise in her public debt profile, there is no sign that the borrowing tendencies of the federal government will abate anytime soon.  Even the grim Read More

Reps endorse Buhari’s revised 2020-2024 MTEF/FSP, okays N16.39trn 2022 budget

October 6, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of representatives has approved an aggregate expenditure of N16.39 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year, with the endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s revised 2020-2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper. Carrying out the endorsement at the committee of supply on Wednesday, the House also retained N10.3 trillion as federal government revenue target for the 2022 fiscal Read More

CUPP uncovers plot to derail 2023 election, scuttle ongoing electoral Act amendment

October 6, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) said it has uncovered plot to derail the 2023 general election. The Coalition also revealed plot to scuttle the ongoing electoral Act amendment at the National Assembly. Addressing newsmen Wednesday, the spokesman of CUPP and Chairman of Action Peoples Party (APP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere alleged that there would be no electronic transmission of Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to present 2022 budget to NASS

October 5, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is slated to present 2022 fiscal budget to the joint session of the National Assembly. Before then, the Senate Tuesday received revised 2022 – 2024 Medium Term Expenditure Framework ( MTEF) / Fiscal Strategy Paper ( FSP) from the President and gave it expeditious consideration by suspending its relevant rules on stage by stage consideration of such Read More

Nigeria loses N557bn from 2013-2017 to contract inflation, unremitted advances, others -PLSI

October 3, 2021 Adeola Tukuru, 0

The Paradigm Leadership Support Initiative (PLSI) at the weekend revealed that the federal government has lost N557 billion between 2013 and  2017 to infractions relating to award of contracts, unremitted advances to staffs, contract inflation among others. The lead Researcher, Mr Osonuga Adedeji revealed it during PLSI’s 5th anniversary and launch of research themed: Achieving Accountability and Development in Nigeria”. Read More

*Nigeria @61: Sani Musa felicitates with citizens, calls for unity

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

To mark Nigeria’s milestone of six decades and a year of independence from the British colonial rule, the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, has felicitated with Nigerians, the good people of Niger state, especially his constituents. In his Independence Day message, Senator Musa charged all Nigerians to Read More

Pandemonium as lawmaker shoots self dead

October 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

Clement Chiwaya, a former deputy speaker in Malawi, on Thursday shot himself in the head inside parliament over alleged frustrations with the implementation of his benefits at the National Assembly. According to AFP, Chiwaya, 50, who served as a member of parliament from 2004, had gone to parliament to discuss vehicle benefits entitled to him when he left office in 2019. Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

(Breaking) 61st Independence anniversary: Buhari exposes those sponsoring agitations, violence, preaches unity

Pesident Muhammadu Buhari has said  Nigeria must remain a strong and united country despite the current challenges.In a nationwide broadcast to mark the 61st independence anniversary, the president reiterated that the country’s unity is not negotiable. “Nigeria is for all of us. Its unity is not negotiable. And its ultimate success can only be achieved if we all come together with a Read More

Buhari’s PIA amendment request ‘ll be thoroughly scrutinised – Reps

September 23, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has stated that the recent request by President Muhammadu Buhari for the alteration to certain sections of the Petroleum Industry Act (PIA), will be thoroughly scrutinised, as it will not be taken line, hook and sinker. This hint came Thursday through the spokesman of the House, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, commending the President, however, for taking the Read More

Reps move to exempt police from contributory pension scheme

September 22, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

Moves by the House of Representatives to exempt personnel of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) got a boost on Tuesday, as a Bill to that effect scaled second reading on its floor. Entitled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Pension Reform Act, 2014 to Provide for Exemption of the Nigeria Police Force from the Contributory Pension Scheme; and Read More

Peace’s Day: NUPEC has blueprint to solve insecurity – Nneji

September 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Commandant General of the National Unity and Peace Corps (NUPEC) Dr. Chinedu Nneji, has revealed that the Corps has developed a blueprint on how to resolve obvious insecurity bedeviling Nigeria. Nneji assured that the blueprint will be deployed to work as soon as National Assembly legislate its bill and the Corps is commissioned by the federal government. Speaking Tuesday in Read More