Friday, July 12, 2019

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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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    Lokoja varsity VC summoned by reps panel over alleged corruption

Lokoja varsity VC summoned by reps panel over alleged corruption

The house of representatives committee on tertiary education and services has summoned Angela Miri, vice-chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, over alleged corruption.The vice-chancellor is expected to appear before the committee on Wednesday.The committee summoned Miri following a petition sent to President Muhammadu Buhari through Adamu Adamu, minister of education.The petition originated from Achegbulu Moses, an official of the [...]

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    Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande defends Osinbajo, describes reports on indictment as distraction

Laolu Akande, media aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is a "well-known" stickler for the rule of law.Akande said this in reaction to the indictment by the house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparedness.The committee had accused Osinbajo of illegally approving N5.8 billion for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).Osinbajo gave the approval when he was [...]

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    Reps probe promotion of some police officers

Reps probe promotion of some police officers

The house of representatives has mandated its committee on police affairs to investigate the promotions of some police officers.The committee was asked to find out if the promotions were done in compliance with the provisions of the constitution and the general promotion guidelines of the Nigeria Police Force.The decision of the house was sequel to a motion sponsored by Frederick [...]

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    Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

Again, reps adjourn over faulty microphones

The house of representatives has adjourned plenary till Tuesday over faulty microphones in the chamber.The problem has made the lower legislative chamber adjourn plenary for the third time in a week.On Wednesday, Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, said some microphones were not functioning because they got burnt during a power surge.The speaker said while the lawmakers were awaiting the manufacturers to [...]

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    You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

You have questions to answer, reps panel tells Osinbajo

The house of representatives committee on emergency and disaster preparednes, says Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has a case to answer.Last week, the committee alleged that Osinbajo approved N5.8 billion for National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) illegally.Osinbajo gave the approval when he was the acting president in June 2017. The money was meant for the north-east intervention fund.The panel said the release [...]

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    Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Osinbajo replies reps: Approval of N5.8bn intervention fund within my constitutional authority

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the approval of N5.8 billion emergency food intervention fund for the north-east was within his constitutional authority.The house of representatives had indicted the governing board of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) chaired by Osinbajo over what it described as an "illegal approval".In a statement released on Friday by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, the approval [...]

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