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    Reps want sanitary pads for schoolgirls — after report on period ‘pains’

Reps want sanitary pads for schoolgirls — after report on period ‘pains’

The house of representatives has demanded that sanitary pads be made available to schoolgirls regularly.The lower legislative chamber also urged the ministries of health and women affairs to initiate ways of improving the hygiene of women and girls in the country.The prayers were contained in a motion sponsored by Wunmi Onanuga, chairperson of the committee of women development and social [...]

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    House of reps is an unnecessary burden; let’s do away with it 

House of reps is an unnecessary burden; let’s do away with it 

The flatulent size of the national assembly accents the orthodoxies and paradoxes of Nigeria. Nigeria’s lawmakers are some of the highest paid in the world, in a country where about 100 million people live on less than a dollar per day, and where citizens are expected to be stoic and exist in deficit while their representatives in parliament ensconce themselves [...]

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    Fayemi: We can do away with senate

Fayemi: We can do away with senate

Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, says Nigeria can scrap the senate as all the country really needs is a unicameral legislature.Speaking at the just concluded 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group conference, the governor said Nigeria has to look into the size of government."We do need to look at the size of government in Nigeria and [...]

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    IBB: Nigeria is complex, difficult to govern

IBB: Nigeria is complex, difficult to govern

Former military president Ibrahim Babangida says Nigeria is difficult to govern due to its diversities.Babangida made this statement on Tuesday when the members of the house of representatives minority caucus, led by Ndudi Elumelu visited him at his residence in Minna, Niger state."The country is complex and difficult because, there are as many opinions as there are the number [...]

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    PDP: Reps have no power to shut Edo assembly

PDP: Reps have no power to shut Edo assembly

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the house of representatives has no power to shut down the Edo state assembly.The house of representatives had asked Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police, to seal up the Edo parliament, pending the time the crisis among the state lawmakers is resolved.A “cold war” between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Kamaldeen, hardworking physically-challenged lawyer, appointed by Gbaja

CLOSE-UP: Kamaldeen, hardworking physically-challenged lawyer, appointed by Gbaja

Abdulsalam Kamaldeen is one of the 27 aides that Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representative, appointed on Tuesday. Nigeria's number four man named Kamaldeen his special assistant on special needs and equal opportunities.Beyond the glittering headlines, Gbajabiamila's interest in Kamaldeen, 49-year-old physically-challenged lawyer, came to the fore two years ago. As the house majority leader, Gbajabiamila discovered Kamaldeen and [...]

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    Group asks FG to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

Group asks FG to probe Obasanjo, Jonathan

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan have been accused of failing the nation when they held sway.Obasanjo led Nigeria between 1999 and 2007 while Jonathan was in charge between 2010 and 2015.A civil society organisation known as Coalition for Nigeria Movement said the duo milked the nation’s treasury dry during their tenures.Sabo Odeh, national convener of the group, said [...]

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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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    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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    Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

Senate approves conference committee report on bill establishing NFF

The senate has approved the conference committee report on Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) establishment bill.The report was approved after Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, moved for its consideration.The senate and house of representatives passed different versions of the bill in May 2017 and March 2018, which led to the setting up of a conference committee.While presenting the report, [...]

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    Speakership: Gbaja, Bago and the growing resentment of political oracles

Speakership: Gbaja, Bago and the growing resentment of political oracles

BY EDWARD T. DIBIANAFrom all indications, the coming June 9 2019, election of the speaker of the 9th House of Representatives is unlikely to be devoid of intrigues and drama. The seeming controversial position of the the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), over who becomes the next speaker, the alleged overbearing influence of some leaders of the party and the [...]

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    APC group asks party to zone speakership to south-east

APC group asks party to zone speakership to south-east

The APC South-East Renaissance Group (ASERG) has asked the ruling party to zone the speakership of the ninth house of representatives to the south-east.Although, APC has already endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, house leader, for the position, some lawmakers from the party have indicated interest to contest for the position.Some of those in the race are Abdulrazak Namdas from Adamawa; Mohammed Bago, [...]

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    FULL LIST: APC leading PDP with over 100 seats in house of reps

FULL LIST: APC leading PDP with over 100 seats in house of reps

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of the house of representatives members who emerged victorious in the February 23 elections.With 211 seats, the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clearly the majority in the lower chamber of the national assembly. Next to APC is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has 109 seats.The All Progressives Grand Alliance [...]

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    Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Sources: Dogara pleaded with reps not to embarrass Buhari

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has pleaded with lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber not to embarrass President Muhammadu Buhari by staging a protest during thebudget presentation.TheCable learnt that aggrieved lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who did not get tickets to contest the 2019 polls were planning to protest against the president.Some Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    APC reps back Buhari on electoral bill, vow to block attempt to override him

APC reps back Buhari on electoral bill, vow to block attempt to override him

The house of representatives members in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have defended President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to withhold assent to the electoral act amendment bill.The federal lawmakers also vowed to stop any attempt by the lower legislative chamber to override Buhari's veto on the bill.Buhari had rejected the reform bill for the fourth time, citing disruption to the 2019 [...]

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