Thursday, April 4, 2019

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    More intrigues over senate presidency as group endorses Goje

More intrigues over senate presidency as group endorses Goje

The North-East Youths Development Association has endorsed Danjume Goje, senator representing Gombe central, as the next senate president. The protesters besieged the national assembly premises on Thursday and asked the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to not only zone the position to the north-east but to back the senator for the job.The group carried various placards with inscriptions calling [...]

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    EXTRA: Nigeria’s embassy in Russia lacks functional toilet, says Shehu Sani

EXTRA: Nigeria’s embassy in Russia lacks functional toilet, says Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, vice-chairman of the senate committee on foreign affairs, has accused the federal government of treating the embassies abroad with lack of seriousness.Sani said this when the ministry of foreign affairs appeared before the committee to defend its budget.He said many of the nation's embassies abroad were in a sorry state, lamenting over how the poor condition of the toilet [...]

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    SHOCKER: No budgetary provision for 80 Nigerian embassies

SHOCKER: No budgetary provision for 80 Nigerian embassies

Only 30 of the 110 foreign missions will be considered for budgetary allocations in the 2019 fiscal year.According to THISDAY, Mustapha Suleiman, permanent secretary of the ministry of foreign affairs, disclosed this while defending the ministry's budget before the senate committee on foreign affairs.He said there was a 64 percent cut on the capital votes proposed for the missions in [...]

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    UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

UNICEF: 67% of schools in eight northern states have no female teacher

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 67 percent of schools in eight northern states in Nigeria have no female teacher.The UNICEF made this known in a research report it tagged “What is the effect of female teachers on girls enrollment and retention in Northern Nigeria” and presented in Abuja on Wednesday.It said the research was conducted in eight northern states [...]

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    Speaker escapes with mace as Adamawa lawmakers mull gov’s impeachment

Speaker escapes with mace as Adamawa lawmakers mull gov’s impeachment

There was chaos at the Adamawa state house of assembly as lawmakers attempted to commence impeachment proceeding against Jibrila Bindow, governor of the state.The proceeding came to a halt after Kabiru Mijinyawa, speaker of the house, whose position was also threatened, absconded with the mace, bringing the sitting to an end.Trouble started when the assembly reconvened after its one-month recess, [...]

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    Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Wike extends lead with over 600,000 votes in 19 of 23 LGAs

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, has extended his lead in the results of the election so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).TheCable reported that Wike, incumbent governor, was winning with a margin of 296,424 votes after INEC resumed collation of election results on Tuesday.He had polled 426, 279 votes [...]

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    Ajaokuta steel completion suffers setback as Buhari rejects funding bill

Ajaokuta steel completion suffers setback as Buhari rejects funding bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected a bill seeking to stop the concession of Ajaokuta Steel Company.Buhari announced his decision to withhold assent to the bill via a letter read during senate plenary on Tuesday.The bill for an act to provide for the Ajaokuta Steel Company completion fund was passed by the house of representatives in March, 2018, and by the [...]

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    Buhari rejects seven n’assembly bills — 20th this year

Buhari rejects seven n’assembly bills — 20th this year

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected seven more bills transmitted to him by the national assembly.The president announced his decision to withhold assent to the bills via a letter read during senate plenary on Tuesday.The bills include: Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria Bill, 2018; Nigeria Aeronautical Research and Rescue Bill, 2018; National Institute of Credit Administration Bill, 2018 [...]

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    Saraki: Senate will pass Budget 2019 on April 16

Saraki: Senate will pass Budget 2019 on April 16

The Senate says it will pass the 2019 appropriation bill on April 16.Senate President Bukola Saraki, who made the announcement at plenary on Tuesday, mandated the appropriation committee to submit its report between April 9 and 11.He also urged various appropriation sub-committees to submit their budget reports by Friday.The senate just resumed after it had adjourned for two weeks to enable [...]

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    Saraki: Why Magu was never confirmed as EFCC chairman

Saraki: Why Magu was never confirmed as EFCC chairman

Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained why the senate did not confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Saraki gave the explanation on Monday at the orientation programme organised for senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect ahead of the inauguration of ninth national assembly in Abuja.The country’s number three citizen said having rejected Magu's nomination [...]

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    Group endorses Gbaja for speaker as APC meets to decide on zoning

Group endorses Gbaja for speaker as APC meets to decide on zoning

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressive Youth Forum (APYF) has endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila for speaker of the house of representatives in the 9th assembly. In a statement on Monday, the group said Gbajabiamila has demonstrated his "true passion for issues concerning Nigeria through his ills, motions and debates in the house."The lawmaker, who is majority leader of the house [...]

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    Police: We’ve arrested the officers who killed Kolade Johnson

Police: We’ve arrested the officers who killed Kolade Johnson

The policemen involved in the death of Kolade Johnson, a Lagos resident, have been arrested.Bala Elkana, spokesman of the Lagos police command, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Johnson, a resident of Onipetesi in the Mangoro area of Lagos, was killed by a stray bullet fired when men of the anti-cultism unit of the state police command raided the area [...]

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    Outsiders banned from receiving treatment at Aso Rock clinic

Outsiders banned from receiving treatment at Aso Rock clinic

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the State House Medical Centre (SHMC) should revert to serving its original purpose, according to Jalal Arabi, state house permanent secretary.Arabi said this on Monday when he appeared before the senate committee on federal character and inter-governmental affairs during a 2019 budget defence session in Abuja.He said the facility was initially meant to serve [...]

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    Osinbajo on Kabba crash: Kogi govt would have been in trouble

Osinbajo on Kabba crash: Kogi govt would have been in trouble

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Kogi state government would have been in trouble if he did not survive the helicopter crash in the state last year.Osinbajo said this on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Aso Villa Chapel.The service was meant to commemorate Osinbajo's re-election with President Muhammadu Buhari.The vice-president escaped death in February when the helicopter conveying him [...]

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    ‘He’s the most qualified’ — two PDP reps endorse Gbaja

‘He’s the most qualified’ — two PDP reps endorse Gbaja

Two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the house of representatives have endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, an All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker, for speaker in the 9th assembly.Wole Oke and Jerry Alagbaso from Osun and Imo states respectively endorsed Gbajabiamila when the lawmaker declared interest in the position in Abuja on Sunday.The APC, which is clearly ahead of PDP by 100 seats [...]

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    Gbaja: Why I want to be speaker

Gbaja: Why I want to be speaker

Femi Gbajabiamila, member of the house of representatives from Lagos state, has declared to contest for the position of speaker in the 9th assembly.Speaking during his televised declaration in Abuja on Sunday, the lawmaker who represents Surulere 1 federal constituency, said he is in the race as a "beacon of hope".Gbajabiamila, who is currently the majority leader in the 8th [...]

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