Friday, June 14, 2019

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    Ekweremadu: There were plans to overthrow 8th senate

Ekweremadu: There were plans to overthrow 8th senate

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says there were plans to overthrow the 8th senate.Speaking on Thursday at a special session to mark the end of the eight senate, Ekweremadu appreciated the lawmakers who defended the national assembly "in spite of their political divide"."In the front of our problems, we stood together as a senate. We are mindful of the institution [...]

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    Some of you don’t read, Ben Bruce hits colleagues at valedictory session

Some of you don’t read, Ben Bruce hits colleagues at valedictory session

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says some of his colleagues at the upper legislative chamber do not read.Speaking on Thursday at the valedictory session of the eight senate, Murray-Bruce said it is important for his colleagues to read and understand events around the world.He said their duty as lawmakers is to make laws for the future and not the [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: 9th n’assembly to be inaugurated Tuesday

IT’S OFFICIAL: 9th n’assembly to be inaugurated Tuesday

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, says the ninth assembly will be inaugurated on Tuesday.Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Sani-Omolori said he is in receipt of a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari to that effect.The clerk said the eight assembly officially terminates by 12 midnight on June 8."I just want to confirm that I have received a proclamation [...]

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    Gbaja, Bago, Lawan — six contenders, ‘pretenders’ in n’assembly leadership race

Gbaja, Bago, Lawan — six contenders, ‘pretenders’ in n’assembly leadership race

Four days from now, new leaders of the national assembly will emerge after what is expected to be keenly contested elections. Having won 65 of the 109 seats at the upper chamber of the national assembly and over 200 in the lower chamber, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is going into the race with an advantage.But there are signs that [...]

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    PDP reps: We have not endorsed anyone for speaker

PDP reps: We have not endorsed anyone for speaker

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the house of representatives say they have not endorsed anyone for speaker.In a statement on Wednesday, Leo Ogor, house minority leader, said the PDP caucus would soon make known its decision on the leadership the 9th assembly.There are reports that the PDP caucus had endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, house leader, for the number [...]

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    Reps to hold valedictory session Thursday

Reps to hold valedictory session Thursday

The house of representatives will on Thursday hold a valedictory session for the eight assembly led by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.Patrick Giwa, acting clerk of the lower legislative chamber, disclosed this in a notice to the lawmakers.Giwa said all the lawmakers and invited guests should be seated at 10:30am ahead of the special session billed for 11am."This is to inform [...]

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    Police arrest 38 suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping

Police arrest 38 suspects for armed robbery, kidnapping

The police say they have arrested 38 suspects for various alleged crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping and arms smuggling.In a statement, Frank Mba, force public relations officer, said a four-man arms smuggling gang was arrested on May 25.Mba said 6,000 live ammunition for AK 47 were recovered from them."A total of  38 suspects were arrested for their different roles [...]

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    SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

Some international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have backed the social investment programmes (SIPs) of the federal government.Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Action Aid and the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) are among the organisation that endorsed the SIPs.A presidential source said the validation by the NGOs is important to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Buhari describes FCT residents as ‘necessary evil’ for voting PDP

Buhari describes FCT residents as ‘necessary evil’ for voting PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari has described residents of the federal capital territory (FCT) as "necessary evil" for voting the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general election.Speaking when a delegation of FCT residents paid him Sallah homage at Aso Rock on Tuesday, the president said he is putting necessary measures in place to make Abuja secure for "myself and the [...]

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    Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

Flying Eagles refuse to leave Poland hotel over non-payment of allowances

The Flying Eagles have refused to leave their hotel in Poland over the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), an insider tells TheCable.The Nigerian team had crashed out of the Fifa U-20 World Cup tournament in Lodz on Monday.Success Makanjuola’s 50th minute goal only appeared to be a consolation after Amadou Sagna and Niane, fellow African [...]

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    Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Shekau denounces Nigerian pledge in new video

Abubakar Shekau, factional leader of Boko Haram, has been seen in a new video reading the group’s ideology and the Nigerian national pledge, which he denounced as "shirk."Shirk, in Islam, is the sin of idolatry or worshiping of anyone or anything besides the singular God.In a report, Ahmad Salkida, an investigative journalist known to have access to the leadership of [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: We have made Kogi prosperous for unborn generations

Yahaya Bello: We have made Kogi prosperous for unborn generations

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says his administration has made the state prosperous for unborn generations.Bello made the remark when he signed 16 bills into law in Lokoja, the state capital, on Monday.The governor said his administration has shown the people of Kogi that "we have them at heart."''Surely we have made the state to be more prosperous for [...]

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    Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has expelled Abdulaziz Yari, ex-governor of the state.The faction which Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, belongs to, also suspended Lawal Shuiabu, APC deputy chairman (north).The development is coming hours after the faction of which Yari belongs to moved against Marafa.The senator, a governorship aspirant, was expelled over alleged anti-party [...]

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    S’court asked to vacate judgement recognising Omo-Agege as APC senatorial candidate

S’court asked to vacate judgement recognising Omo-Agege as APC senatorial candidate

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state has asked the supreme court to set aside a judgement recognising Ovie Omo-Agege as the party's candidate in the last general election.Omo-Agege, who is currently the senator representing Delta central, sought reelection during the last general poll.In March, the Asaba federal high court had sacked the executive committee of [...]

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    Falana: It’s unconstitutional to fine citizens who challenge illegal policies

Falana: It’s unconstitutional to fine citizens who challenge illegal policies

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is unconstitutional to impose fines on "angry citizens" who challenge illegal policies of government.In a statement on Sunday, Falana said no judge of the high court is empowered to fine litigants who have not been convicted for crimes.The lawyer described the award of costs as a "renewed attack" on public interest litigation by [...]

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    Dogara denies joining speakership race

Dogara denies joining speakership race

Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house of representatives, has denied reports that he had joined the race to retain his position as speaker in the 9th Assembly.There are reports that Dogara is interested to become the presiding officer of the ninth lower legislative chamber.But in a statement on Sunday, Turaki Hassan, his media aide, said the "fake news" is [...]

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