Sunday, February 9, 2020

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CAN has become a tool in the hands of politicians, says cleric

Isaac Itodo, general overseer of the Ark of Covenant Total Life Ministries, says the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been fraternising with political opponents of the present administration in heating the polity in Nigeria at the detriment of uniting the body of Christ in Nigeria. The cleric stated this in a chat with journalists in the wake [...]

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    Reps reject bill seeking six-year single term for president, governors

Reps reject bill seeking six-year single term for president, governors

The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to provide for a single term of six years for the president and governors. The constitutional amendment bill seeks to also provide for an unlimited tenure of six years for members of the national assembly and state houses of assembly. The bill, sponsored by John Dyegh from Benue state, was rejected after it [...]

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    ICPC declares house of reps member wanted

ICPC declares house of reps member wanted

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has declared Shehu Mohammed, a member of the house of representatives, wanted. Mohammed represents Maiyama/Koko/Besse federal constituency in Kebbi state. Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC director of public enlightenment, made the announcement in a statement on Thursday. She said the declaration was made as a result of Mohammed's failure to appear before the commission in [...]

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    Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria’s debt service to revenue ratio is higher than desirable

Zainab Ahmed: Nigeria’s debt service to revenue ratio is higher than desirable

Zainab Ahmed, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, says the country's debt service to revenue ratio is higher than desirable. Ahmed was speaking on Tuesday during a presentation before the house of representatives committee on aids, loans and debt management in Abuja. In her presentation, the minister said the federal government's intended $22.71 billion loan will be gotten from multilateral [...]

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    PDP senators to Buhari: If you’ve not seen benefits of constituency projects, ask your ministers

PDP senators to Buhari: If you’ve not seen benefits of constituency projects, ask your ministers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the senate has tackled President Muhammadu Buhari over his recent comment on constituency projects. On Tuesday, the president said N1 trillion had been spent on constituency projects in the last 10 years without anything to show for it. Buhari spoke at a summit organised by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) [...]

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    Reps summon Akpabio over N10bn NDDC contract

Reps summon Akpabio over N10bn NDDC contract

The house of representatives has summoned Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs, and the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) management over a N10 billion contract. The lawmakers alleged that the contract was not approved by the national assembly. They also accused the NDDC management of operating its 2018 account - which they described as an unconstitutional action/ The 2018 budget NDDC was passed [...]

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    US reps okay Trump’s impeachment inquiry

US reps okay Trump’s impeachment inquiry

The United States house of representatives has approved the rules governing the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. The resolution, which was reached during a plenary session on Thursday, passed by a vote of 232 to 196. All but two democrats and the chamber's sole independent voted for the measure, while all republican members voted against it. Three republicans and one democrat [...]

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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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