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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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    Tambuwal: God, not PDP, will decide my fate

Tambuwal: God, not PDP, will decide my fate

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, believes that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot determine his fate as speaker of the lower legislative chamber.Speaking at the north-west zonal executive meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, Tambuwal said only God and members of the house of representatives could decide his fate.Tambuwal, who came to the meeting without [...]

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    Tambuwal: I left PDP to seek genuine change

Tambuwal: I left PDP to seek genuine change

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, says the desire for genuine change made him defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the  ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on Wednesday during the extraordinary national convention of APC, which held at the old parade ground in Abuja, Tambuwal expressed appreciation to Nigerians for their support, promising that he would continue to [...]

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    Reps oppose N50bn CBN bailout for distressed banks

Reps oppose N50bn CBN bailout for distressed banks

The federal house of representatives on Thursday stopped an amendment act of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) proposing a yearly payment of N50 billion by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) into the resolution cost fund.The proposed bill provides that the N50 billion should be paid periodically as determined by the CBN board.The contributory fund, also known as a [...]

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    Nigerian Senate seeks powers to amend constitution without presidential assent

Nigerian Senate seeks powers to amend constitution without presidential assent

Nearly one week after the house of representatives voted to bypass presidential assent on bills, the senate has also endorsed the amendment of the constitution without the assent of the president.Prior to the development, Section 9 of the 1999 constitution mandated the legislative chamber to get the approval of the president before executing such exercise.However, in what could be seen [...]

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    Nigerian reps lobby for Emirates, Qatar airlines

Nigerian reps lobby for Emirates, Qatar airlines

The house of representatives on Thursday urged the federal government to grant Qatar Airways landing rights to operate at the Malam Aminu Kano International and Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe International airports.It also urged the government to lift the suspension on the operations of the Emirates Airline to land on the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano.This was sequel to a motion [...]

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    Reps set for voting on constitution amendment

Reps set for voting on constitution amendment

On Wednesday, the federal house of representatives will start voting on new amendments proposed to the 1999 constitution.The senate and the house of representatives have jointly proposed about 70 new clauses to be added to the constitution.Making the announcement on Tuesday during plenary to prepare members for the exercise, Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house, advised various caucus leaders to [...]

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    House in rowdy session over $9.3m arms deal

House in rowdy session over $9.3m arms deal

There was tension at the federal house of representatives on Tuesday, as the lawmakers got torn along party lines over the controversial $9.3m smuggled to South Africa for the procurement of arms.The issue had been generating different reactions among Nigerians, particularly because Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), was linked with the aircraft that conveyed [...]

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    Senate approves extension of emergency rule

Senate approves extension of emergency rule

The senate has approved the request of President Goodluck Jonathan for a six-month extension of the state of emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.The Senate had on May 15 postponed the debate so that it could have wide consultations with various stakeholders.Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, had said the nature of the [...]

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