AGF ‘ll kill EFCC – Legal practitioner

September 26, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

An Abuja-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Barr. Kingdom Okere, has condemned the move by the National Assembly to scrap the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) and make it a department under the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), and Minister of Justice. Okere who noted that the AGF office has the power in section 174 of the 1999 Read More

Edo election: Ekweremadu preaches fairness

September 19, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The immediate past deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu (PDP Enugu West), has called on all stakeholders in the Edo gubernatorial election to ensure fairness by allowing the votes of the electorates to count.  Ekweremadu who made the call in a short post on his social media handles Saturday morning, specifically called on the security agencies and the Independent National Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs Police Bill 2020 into law

September 17, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, said on Thursday. In a statement issued in Abuja, Adesina said the president communicated his assent to the Bill to the National Assembly in a memo dated September 16, 2020, through the Clerk of the legislature. Read More

Withdraw your statement on Gana, youth group tells Suswam

September 12, 2020 Editor 0

The Sankera Youth Forum (SYF) has called on the lawmaker representing Benue North East in the National Assembly, Senator Gabriel Suswam, to withdraw his statement on notorious militia leader, Terwase Akwaza, popularly known as Gana.  Sankera consists of three of the seven local government areas which make up the senatorial district which the ex-governor represents and was among the worst affected Read More

Re – “A Time to Heal;” but Suswam, God does not work by your dictates!

September 11, 2020 John Manwo 0

The incumbent Senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial district in the National Assembly (NASS), Rt.Hon. Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, has stopped consternating me as a personality, anywhere in the mould of a leader. I have closely monitored Sen. Suswam in the last few years only to disappointingly discover he is a vicious undertaker of the pernicious breed.   But some Nigerians are Read More

Elections: NLC, YIAGA Africa tasks NASS on electoral Act

August 19, 2020 Moses John 0

As the nation prepares for 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Yiaga Africa have called on the 9th National Assembly to amend the electoral Act to guarantee credible and free elections in Nigeria. Both Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the YIAGA Africa made this separately in their presentation at the Roundtable discussion on Electoral Reform held Read More

Anyim Pius Anyim, Yusuf Hamisu Mairago: Where are they now?

August 14, 2020 ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA 0

Senator Anyim Pius Anyim and Yusuf Hamisu Abubakar Mairago were household names in the country. They made significant impacts in government circles as well as in the political sphere in the past. ABDULLAHI M. GULLOMA in this piece asks where they are now. Anyim Pius Anyim Senator Anyim Pius Anyim is, indeed, an intelligent, humble and courageous person whose amenability Read More

Breaking: EFCC secures warrant of arrest against ex-NASS clerk

July 28, 2020 Editor 0

A warrant of arrest has been issued against the immediate past Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani Omolori by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).. Justice Suleman Belgore gave the order while ruling on an ex parte motion filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In the motion, marked: M/8728/2020, the EFCC claimed that Omolori Read More

Breaking: N-Power beneficiaries blackmailing FG, demanding N300bn grant – Official

July 24, 2020 Paul Okah 0

Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, which is saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has said that the federal government is being blackmailed by a group of people claiming to be N-Power beneficiaries. Some N-Power beneficiaries staged a protest at the National Assembly Thursday, demanding for payment of outstanding allowances owed Read More

Breaking: Reps directs NCDC to check COVID-19 status of multichoice boss

July 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control (NCDC) has been asked to locate and test the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MultiChoice, Dr John Ugbe, for COVID-19. The House of Representatives gave the directive on Wednesday, through Hon Idem Unyime who heads the House Committee on Digital Satelite Television, DSTV Pay-As-You-Go Tariff Hike, Details loading…

NDDC crisis: Set up independent probe, CSOs tell Buhari

July 20, 2020 Editor 0

Civil Society Groups (CSOs) have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to set an Independent panel of inquiry to probe the alleged financial impropriety and other misconducts in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The CSOs addressed as Civil society joint action against corruption with 10 different activist groups noted that the crisis in the NDDC has exposed lot of allegations Read More

Breaking: Buhari signs revised 2020 budget Friday

July 9, 2020 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly in June. This was made known by the official Twitter handle of the Presidency, Thursday night. The information reads, “President @MBuhari will tomorrow, Friday July 10, 2020, sign into law the revised 2020 budget passed by the National Assembly last month.”

APC didn’t prepare to rule Kwara – LG chairmanship aspirant

July 8, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

Hon. Akeem Amao is a former governorship aspirant of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Kwara State. Also he served as the Senior Legislative Aide to the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. The Ojoku-born politician, who is a People Democratic Party (PDP) local government chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming local government election in Kwara state, in this interview Read More

NASS wades in, halts planned hike in electricity tariffs

June 30, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday waded into the controversy on the planned hike in electricity tariffs from July 1, 2020 and succeeded in convincing the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the plan till the first quarter of 2021. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, and Read More

Breaking: Buhari recognises Giadom as APC acting National Chairman, to attend virtual meeting Thursday – Presidency

June 24, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Presidency said Wednesday that President Muhammadu Buhari recognised Mr Victor Giadom as the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the president would attend the virtual meeting Giadom summoned for Thursday. “The President has received very convincing advice on Read More

After acting for barely 2 years, NASC confirms Giwa Reps’ substantive clerk

June 12, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has disclosed that the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Patrick Ahonkhai Giwa, as the substantive Clerk of the House Giwa was appointed acting clerk on November 26, 2018, soon after the expiration of the tenure of the former Commission.  The confirmation of Mr. Giwa’s appointment along with Read More

Breaking: Revised 2020 budget suffers setback in Senate

June 9, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate Tuesday stepped down consideration of the N10.509 trillion revised 2020 budget forwarded to it for consideration by President Muhamnadu Buhari penultimate week. The upper legislative chamber had in giving the request expeditious consideration , carried out debate on general principles of the fresh proposal along with those of the also revised 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Read More

Aduda: Not guilty as charged

June 3, 2020 Dr Mike Uyi 0

Many who work successfully for the growth and development of their nation most times face challenges of false allegations from naysayers. Such is the case of Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, representing Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, at the National Assembly. The baseless and false reports being bandied against the Senator are been paddled by the machination of the same crop of Read More

Breaking: NDDC operation shuts down hours after top official’s death

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

There are reports that the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has closed down operations hours the death of its acting Director of Finance and Administration, Ibanga Bassey Etang. Etang died Thursday morning at a private hospital in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital. The cause of his death was yet to be ascertained as at the time of filling this report. Read More

Exposed! Forensic Audit: How NASS padded 2019 NDDC budget with over 500 fake projects – Acting MD

May 27, 2020 NAN 0

The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission’s 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects. Mr Pondei made the disclosure on Tuesday while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State while making clarifications on allegations of corruption levelled against the Interim Management Committee (IMC). The acting managing director said that Read More

COVID-19: NASS bars 70% of staff from work

May 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

Ahead of Monday slated for resumption of work by staff of the National Assembly in Abuja, after stay at home policy against the rampaging coronavirus, 70% of the workforce, will not resume for now. Information to this effect, is contained in a personally signed memo by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani – Omolori, Friday in Abuja Read More

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CBN retains lending rate at 13.5%, warns NASS on revised oil benchmark

March 25, 2020 Editor 0

With the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the entire world and causing economic shutdowns, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has warned the National Assembly (NASS) not to tamper with revised oil benchmark of $30 per barrel. CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele gave the warning in Abuja Tuesday while briefing the media after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting. Emefiele commended the fiscal Read More

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Coronavirus: Reps take critical decision

March 18, 2020 Editor 0

The House of Representatives has asked management of the the National Assembly to immediately make arrangements for the testing of entrants to the National Assembly,  as well as ban visitors to the complex, as a move against spread of the dreaded Coronavirus.  The House in a resolution on Wednesday, also urged the federal government to ban public gatherings, including open religious Read More