Monday, September 17, 2018

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    PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the return of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, shows that the issues which led to his exit in 2014 have been resolved.In the past weeks, prominent members of the national assembly, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, have defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Dogara, however, is yet [...]

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    Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

Dogara’s political future is bleak, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is confused.The party said this in reaction to reports that the speaker had defected to the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and obtained forms to recontest his seat.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said the political future of Dogara is bleak, accusing him of anti-party activities while in [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Dogara: Most house of reps members come to me with wicked problems

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says many of his colleagues come to him with wicked problems.Speaking during an interview with Daily Trust, the lawmaker said there is no job in Nigeria that is as demanding as speakership.He narrated his experience in coordinating the affairs of members of the lower legislative chamber of the national assembly."It’s absolutely true [...]

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    PDP sells house of reps nomination form for N1m — ‘to enhance youth inclusion’

PDP sells house of reps nomination form for N1m — ‘to enhance youth inclusion’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has slashed the price of nominations form for house of representatives aspirants.According to the opposition party, the form's selling price has been reduced from N2 million to N1 million to allow youth inclusion in politics.This was contained in a statement issued by Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the PDP.Akobundu said all forms [...]

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    PDP reps warn APC: Attempt to remove Dogara will be met with fire

PDP reps warn APC: Attempt to remove Dogara will be met with fire

The Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), a group in the house of representatives, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber against an alleged move to remove Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.In a statement on Thursday, Timothy Golu, a lawmaker from Plateau and spokesman of the group, said the attempt to oust Dogara would be met "with [...]

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    Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee considering the budget for 2019 elections has met on three occasions – and all three meetings have been inconclusive.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess on July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a supplementary budget of N242 billion to be passed for the 2019 elections.Amid calls to reconvene and pass the budget, the [...]

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    2019 polls: INEC budgets N6bn for feeding of security operatives

2019 polls: INEC budgets N6bn for feeding of security operatives

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally met with lawmakers to kick-start the process of passing the budget for 2019 elections.The leadership of the electoral umpire met with the house of representatives committee on electoral and political parties matters in Abuja on Wednesday, regarding the N189 billion budgeted for it to conduct the election.President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a [...]

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    Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

Kogi bye-election: Two killed for ‘attempting to snatch ballot boxes’

At least two persons were during the election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in the house of representatives.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conducted a bye-election in the constituency on Saturday.The  exercise which started peacefully, with impressive turnout of voters, was  later marred by violence.Suspected political thugs reportedly moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud.William Aya, [...]

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    Dogara ‘won’t lose his position’ if he dumps APC

Dogara ‘won’t lose his position’ if he dumps APC

Parliamentary Democrats Group (PDG), a group in the house of representatives, says the "desperate" attempts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, does not defect from the party is a waste of time.Timothy Golu, lawmaker from Plateau and spokesman of the group, said this in a statement on Sunday.Golu said the APC should desist from [...]

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    Dogara: House of reps stands for the truth at all times

Dogara: House of reps stands for the truth at all times

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representative, says the lower legislative chamber stands for the truth at all times. The nation's number four citizen said this in an interview on the performance on the 8th assembly.Commenting on his emergence, Dogara waxed spiritual, quoting the biblical King Solomon as saying the race is not to the swift, nor the battle [...]

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    Group wants Yusuf Lasun probed over N1.1bn water ‘scam’

Group wants Yusuf Lasun probed over N1.1bn water ‘scam’

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the N1.1 billion contract scandal allegedly involving Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives.CSNAC is a coalition over 150 anti-corruption organisations.Lasun was alleged to have used Nur & Company Nigeria Limited, a company he owns, to secure contracts amounting to [...]

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    Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: Finance ministry delays probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

The ministry of finance is yet to submit its report to the house of representatives’ ad-hoc committee investigating the $17 million fee for lawyers involved in the transfer of $321 million Abacha Loot to Nigeria.Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), had engaged Oladipo Okpeseyi, a senior advocate, and Temitope Adebayo, two Nigerian lawyers to do a job that had already [...]

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    Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, say constituents can challenge the suspension of their lawmaker either in the national assembly or in any of the state house of assembly.In a statement on Monday, the senior advocate of Nigeria also reiterated his earlier stance that neither of the two chambers have the right to suspend a lawmaker.Three lawmakers have been suspended from the [...]

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    Soon, it’ll be the right of every Nigerian to own prepaid meter

Soon, it’ll be the right of every Nigerian to own prepaid meter

A bill seeking to prohibit the issuance of estimated electricity bill to electricity consumers in the country has passed second reading at the house of representatives.The Electric power sector reform act (amendment bill), sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila, leader of the house, proposes a legislation to criminalise such billings method.By creating new sections 68 to 72 in the act to prohibit [...]

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    HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to remove all “illegal ” allowances of members of the national assembly from the 2018 budget.In a letter written to Buhari, HEDA also asked the president to retrieve all the previous monies which the lawmakers collected “illegally”.HEDA recalled in the letter signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, its [...]

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