Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    The struggle has just begun, Jibrin warns Dogara

The struggle has just begun, Jibrin warns Dogara

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the house of representatives committee on appropriations, says Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, used legislative tricks to save himself by not opening the budget padding allegations to debate.But he insisted that "the struggle has just begun", even warning that he would not appear before any house committee except its hearing is made public.Earlier, the house had descended into a [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins secret probe of Dogara over ‘budget padding’

EXCLUSIVE: EFCC begins secret probe of Dogara over ‘budget padding’

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced discreet investigation into allegations of “budget padding” levelled against Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, TheCable understands.As part of the investigation, the agency invited finance directors of federal ministries and agencies to come with the details of their draft budgets and what was finally approved by the national assembly.The directors are [...]

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    Reps: Jibrin inserted funds into film village budget without Buhari’s knowledge

Reps: Jibrin inserted funds into film village budget without Buhari’s knowledge

The federal house of representatives has accused Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriation committee, of corruption — same offence Jibrin accused Speaker Yakubu Dogara and three other principal officers of the chambers of.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja, Abdulrazak Namadas, spokesman of the house, deaid Jibrin was himself involved in smuggling fake projects into the budget.Namdas also described him as [...]

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    Reps say FG has failed in its responsibilities to IDPs

Reps say FG has failed in its responsibilities to IDPs

The house of representatives has accused the federal government of failing in addressing the situation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the north-east.The legislators said this in a document released in Abuja by its committee on IDPs, refugees and federal government initiatives on north-east region and signed by the chairman of the committee, Sani Zoro.The representatives said FG's support services are not [...]

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    US accuses 3 reps of soliciting sex from hotel housekeeper, prostitutes in Ohio

US accuses 3 reps of soliciting sex from hotel housekeeper, prostitutes in Ohio

The house of representatives has commenced investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against three of its members by the United States (US).Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house, disclosed in Abuja on Thursday.“We are in receipt of a letter from the US ambassador, alleging misconduct by some members of the national assembly, who attended a training programme in the United [...]

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    Two PDP reps defect to APC

Two PDP reps defect to APC

Two members of the house of representatives, who came to the lower chamber on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have defected from the party to the All Progressives Congress (APC).The members, Tony Nwoye, from Anambra east and west constituency, and Emmanuel Udende, from Benue state, conveyed their decision to leave the party in a letter to Yakubu [...]

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    Reps amend CCT Act, take charge of appointing tribunal’s staff

Reps amend CCT Act, take charge of appointing tribunal’s staff

The house of representatives has amended some sections of Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act.This followed a consideration of a report on the amendment of the Act, and its subsequent passage, on Tuesday.In section 4 (2) of the amended Act, the national assembly will now be responsible for appointing members of staff of the bureau and exercise control over [...]

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    I worked after class and I never had a girlfriend, says UNILAG graduate who scored 5.0 CGPA

I worked after class and I never had a girlfriend, says UNILAG graduate who scored 5.0 CGPA

Ayodele Dada, the ex-University of Lagos student, who scored a accumulative grade point average of 5.0, was honoured by the house of representatives on Wednesday.The house suspended its standing rules to receive him at its chamber, in a rare show of honour reserved for only presidents and top government officials.Speaking with TheCable afterwards, Dada briefly narrated how he juggled several [...]

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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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    House of reps takes over Kogi assembly

House of reps takes over Kogi assembly

The federal house of representatives has taken over the functions of the Kogi state house of assembly owing to the crisis in the state's legislature.In the past one month, the Kogi assembly has been enveloped by "crisis of power."Five members of the assembly had reportedly removed Momoh Lawal, the speaker, and elected Umar Imam in his place.Following the development, the house on [...]

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    Dogara: We don’t earn up to N1m per month

Dogara: We don’t earn up to N1m per month

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the federal house of the representatives, says he is not aware that legislators earn jumbo salaries, saying he gets "confused" whenever he hears reports of huge allowances that lawmakers get.Addressing journalists on Friday shortly after paying a courtesy visit to Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, the speaker advised anyone who needs clarification on the entitlements [...]

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    Tambuwal to bow out as speaker Wednesday

Tambuwal to bow out as speaker Wednesday

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, will preside over the sittings of the house for the last time on Wednesday.Tambuwal, who is the governor-elect of Sokoto state, would preside over a valedictory session of the house, after which he would stand down.“He will preside over the house tomorrow in a valedictory session. For the last time,” Imam Imam, [...]

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    Reps begin consideration of PIB report

Reps begin consideration of PIB report

The federal house of representatives on Wednesday commenced consideration of its ad-hoc committee's report on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), which has been before the national assembly since 2008.One of the kernels of the bill is the expunging of the discretionary power of the president to grant petroleum licences.Although, the-clause-by-clause review of the bill was suspended following a string of [...]

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    FIFA money: NFF gets 7-day ultimatum from house of reps

FIFA money: NFF gets 7-day ultimatum from house of reps

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has been given a seven-day ultimatum by house of representatives and threatened it with zero allocations in 2015 budget except the football house can give details on how it used grants received from FIFA and CAF in 2014. The chairman of the committee, Godfrey Ali Gaiya gave the ultimatum on Tuesday during the defence of the [...]

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    Tambuwal: I’m ready for police ‘arrest’

Tambuwal: I’m ready for police ‘arrest’

Aminu Tambuwal, the speaker of house of representatives, says he is ready to be invited by the police over the fracas that broke out at the national assembly on Thursday.Condemning the role of the police in the incident, the speaker said he remains a law-abiding citizen and would never be involved in actions capable of undermining the interest of the country.Suleiman [...]

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    Sambo meets PDP house leaders behind closed doors

Sambo meets PDP house leaders behind closed doors

Namadi Sambo on Thursday evening had a closed-door meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the federal house of representatives. The meeting followed the crisis that erupted at the national assembly where security operatives prevented Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining access.The lawmakers were led to the meeting by Emeka Ihedioha, the deputy speaker.Also on the delegation were Mulikat Adeola-Akande, the [...]

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