Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "House of Assembly"

    820 buses: Court to hear Ambode’s suit against Lagos lawmakers in January

820 buses: Court to hear Ambode’s suit against Lagos lawmakers in January

A high court in Ikeja, Lagos, has fixed January 2020 for hearing of the suit Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, filed against the house of assembly over the procurement of 820 buses. The lawmakers, who said the former governor acquired the buses without their approval, had set up a panel to probe him. The panel invited Ambode but he did [...]

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    I wasn’t invited by Lagos assembly, says Oluwo, ex-commissioner

I wasn’t invited by Lagos assembly, says Oluwo, ex-commissioner

Wale Oluwo, former commissioner for energy and mineral resources in Lagos, says he is ready to appear before the state house of assembly. The state house of assembly had threatened to issue a warrant of arrest on Akinwunmi Ambode, former governor of the state, and four ex-commissioners, including Oluwo. This followed two preliminary reports presented by two committees set up to investigate the [...]

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    Ekiti assembly summons Fayose over ‘misappropriation of LG funds’

Ekiti assembly summons Fayose over ‘misappropriation of LG funds’

The Ekiti state house of assembly has summoned Ayodele Fayose, former governor of the state, over alleged misappropriation of local government funds during his tenure. The assembly directed the ex-governor to appear before lawmakers during plenary on Thursday. Also summoned by the assembly is Dapo Olagunju, former chairman of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state; Kola Kolade, [...]

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    Clark: Senate’s order for fresh proclamation in Edo is unconstitutional

Clark: Senate’s order for fresh proclamation in Edo is unconstitutional

Edwin Clark, Ijaw leader, says it is wrong for the senate to have ordered Godwin Obaseki, Edo state governor, to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the state house of assembly. According to Clark, the power to make a proclamation of the commencement of the state house of assembly rests exclusively with the governor. The senate had given a week ultimatum [...]

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    Edo assembly files suit to stop takeover by national assembly

Edo assembly files suit to stop takeover by national assembly

The Edo state house of assembly has filed a suit to stop the national assembly from taking over its legislative activities. The suit was filed at the federal high court sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday. The house of representatives had asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to shut the state assembly following the crisis that ensued after the inauguration of some lawmakers under [...]

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    Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

Kwara assembly probes ‘transfer of state property to Saraki’

The Kwara state house of assembly has commenced investigation into the alleged transfer of the ownership of a four-bedroom chalet to Bukola Saraki, former senate president. The house, on Tuesday, directed its committee on land, housing and urban development to investigate the transfer and report back in two days. The building named Alimi lodge is located on Alimi road in GRA, llorin, [...]

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    We reject PDP’s brand of democracy, says APC on legislative crisis in Edo, Bauchi

We reject PDP’s brand of democracy, says APC on legislative crisis in Edo, Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the inauguration of the state assemblies in Edo and Bauchi. In a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, national publicity secretary, the party described the inauguration as "a joke and embarrassment" to democracy. Nine Edo lawmakers said to be loyal to Godwin Obaseki, the governor, had edged out their colleagues by taking oath of office “secretly”, while in Bauchi, [...]

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    Obasa re-elected speaker of Lagos assembly

Obasa re-elected speaker of Lagos assembly

Mudashiru Obasa, immediate past speaker of the Lagos house of assembly, has been re-elected as speaker of the 9th assembly. The lawmaker, representing Agege constituency 1, was returned unopposed on Friday. He was nominated by Olanrewaju Oshun, lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland 2 constituency, and seconded by Oluyinka Ogundimu of Agege 1 constituency. Obasa was elected alongside Wasiu Sanni as deputy speaker. After taking the [...]

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    Imo deputy speaker resigns

Imo deputy speaker resigns

Ugonna Ozuruigbo, the deputy speaker of Imo state house of assembly, has resigned. Ozuruigbo tendered his resignation letter on Thursday. In the letter, addressed to the speaker and members of the state house of assembly, Ozuruigbo explained that he was resigning to enable him function well as a member-elect of the national house of representatives. He was declared the winner of the Isu/Njaba/ [...]

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    Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds

Bauchi assembly passes bill to halt recovery of looted funds

The Bauchi state house of assembly has passed a bill to repeal the the law on the recovery of looted public funds and properties. The bill was passed on the floor of the house on Wednesday with 13 members out of 31 in attendance. Kawuwa Damina, speaker of the assembly, presided over the plenary where three bills passed through first, second and [...]

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    Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly was on Monday invaded by suspected thugs. The suspected thugs reportedly prevented the lawmakers from gaining access into the assembly premises. The development is said to be connected with a court order declaring vacant the seat of Idongesit Ituen, member representing Itu constituency. Ituen was recently sacked as a member of the state assembly by the [...]

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    Edo deputy speaker impeached

Edo deputy speaker impeached

The Edo state house of assembly has impeached Victor Edoror, the deputy speaker. Edoror was impeached on Monday over alleged corruption, misappropriation of funds and act capable of destabilising the house, after which he was suspended for three months. Foly Ogedengbe, member representing Owan east, and Ganiyu Audu, from Etsako west 1 constituencies were also suspended for "unruly behaviour". Iyoha Osaigbovo, chief whip, [...]

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    Police chase clerk out of Benue assembly

Police chase clerk out of Benue assembly

The police have sealed off the Benue state house of assembly following the crisis between lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Torese Agena, clerk of the assembly, told journalists that lawmakers and workers in the assembly complex were ejected by the police  on Tuesday. The clerk called on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct Ibrahim Idris, [...]

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    INEC suspends election in 2 more Rivers LGAs

INEC suspends election in 2 more Rivers LGAs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the re-run legislative elections in two more local government areas of Rivers state. Aneidi Ikoiwak, resident electoral commissioner for the state, told journalists in Port Harcourt on Sunday that the elections were suspended due to irregularities and violence. [...]

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    Kogi Assembly to sue NASS

Kogi Assembly to sue NASS

The Kogi house of assembly on Thursday in Lokoja resolved to file contempt charges against the leadership of the house of representatives for disobeying a subsisting court injunction. [...]

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    Lawal, Kogi assembly speaker, impeached

Lawal, Kogi assembly speaker, impeached

Members of the Kogi state house of assembly have removed Momoh Lawal as the speaker of the assembly for incompetence. According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the deputy speaker was also removed on Thursday for the same reason. Seventeen members out of 25 voted for the impeachment of the two presiding officers. The assembly elected Godwin Osiyi from Ogori Magongo constituency as [...]

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