Sunday, August 11, 2019

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    Kidnappers free house of reps member

Kidnappers free house of reps member

Garba Durbunde, a member of house of representatives, who was abducted along the Abuja-Kaduna highway, has been released.Tunde Adela, an aideof the lawmaker representing Takai/Sumaila federal constituency of Kano state at the lower legislative chamber, confirmed the release of his principal to TheCable, but refused to go into details.But a source said that the legislator was released after an undisclosed ransom [...]

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    Reps probe sale of defence college quarters in Abuja

Reps probe sale of defence college quarters in Abuja

The house of representatives has begun a probe into the sale of defence college quarters, Apo, and the undeveloped allotted plots in the Abuja.Speaking on Thursday while declaring open a public hearing organised by the house committee on the federal capital territory (FCT), Yakubu Dogara, the speaker said according to the constitution, only the federal government could allocate lands in Abuja.The [...]

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    Garba Shehu: Dasuki still in detention because of other charges

Garba Shehu: Dasuki still in detention because of other charges

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), is still in detention despite court orders for his release because there are other charges against him.Dasuki has been in the Department of State services (DSS) detention since December 2015 despite orders for his release by three courts. He is facing separate charges of money laundering and illegal [...]

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    Rep: The worst PDP govt is 100 times better than this APC administration

Rep: The worst PDP govt is 100 times better than this APC administration

Patrick Asadu, a house of reps member, says the worst Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government is better than the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.Asadu, a lawmaker from Enugu state, said this on Tuesday while accepting to chair an ad hoc committee set up by the PDP lawmakers to find a solution to the party's crisis.He accused the APC of making Nigerians [...]

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    National assembly raises 2017 budget by N143bn

National assembly raises 2017 budget by N143bn

The national assembly on Tuesday received the report of 2017 N7.30 trillion budget proposal from its committees.The report, which was laid at the upper and lower chambers, indicated that the committees increased the figures to N7.44 trillion, representing an addition of about N143 billion to the one presented by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 14.According to the report, N434.4 billion [...]

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    Telecoms sector is crucial to Nigeria’s economic growth, says Dogara

Telecoms sector is crucial to Nigeria’s economic growth, says Dogara

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the telecommunications sector is crucial to the economic development of the country.Dogara said this at the weekend while inaugurating an ad hoc committee investigating the operational activities of telecommunications equipment and service companies in the country.The speaker who was represented by Pally Iriase, deputy majority whip of the house, said lawmakers [...]

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    Only senate can confirm Magu, house of reps tells FG

Only senate can confirm Magu, house of reps tells FG

The house of representatives says it is only the senate that can confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).The senate had twice rejected Magu following a report by the Department of State Services (DSS), which questioned his integrity.Femi Falana, human rights lawyer and senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), had reacted saying the federal government [...]

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    Rep: Prisons need to be upgraded… under this govt, everyone is a potential prisoner

Rep: Prisons need to be upgraded… under this govt, everyone is a potential prisoner

Jagaba Jagaba, chairman house of representatives committee on interior, says the country's prisons need to be upgraded because everyone is a potential prisoner in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.According to DAILY TRUST, Jagaba said this on Thursday while commissioning of 239 operational vehicles and farm implements acquired by the Nigerian prisons service (NPS).He said it had become important for [...]

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    Abdulmumin Jibrin: The desperation of a Nigerian politician

Abdulmumin Jibrin: The desperation of a Nigerian politician

BY ADNAN MUKTAR TUDUNWADAI had wanted to write this article on Sunday, April 23 but I couldn't due to some tight schedules of a reporter, student leader and politician. I came back home that day late and exhausted. However, I deemed it necessary to fulfil this promise because I have been receiving a barrage of messages from readers, friends and [...]

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    Reps spokesman: El-Rufai published Kaduna’s security budget — NOT security vote

Reps spokesman: El-Rufai published Kaduna’s security budget — NOT security vote

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesperson of the house of representatives, says Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, only published the security budget of the state and not his security votes.The governor had released details of his state’s expenditure days after Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, challenged governors to release their expenditure.But speaking with journalists on Tuesday, Namdas advised el-Rufai to concentrate on governing [...]

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    Reps spokesman: FG taking advantage of non-passage of 2017 budget

Reps spokesman: FG taking advantage of non-passage of 2017 budget

Abdulrazak Namdas, spokesman of the house of representatives, says the federal government is taking advantage of the non-passage of the 2017 budget.Namdas said this while speaking with journalists on Thursday.He said Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, and Kemi Adeosun, minister of finance, said they would approach the national assembly if they were able to reconcile some figures [...]

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    Release N15bn to amnesty programme, reps tell FG

Release N15bn to amnesty programme, reps tell FG

The house of representatives on Tuesday urged the federal government to release the sum of N15 billion appropriated in the 2016 budget to fund the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).The lower legislative chamber also mandated its committee on Niger Delta Affairs to investigate the circumstances leading to the challenges of funding as it affects the amnesty programme.Moving the motion on the [...]

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    Reps probe Federal Mortgage Bank over ‘non-remittance of N5.6bn’ to FIRS

Reps probe Federal Mortgage Bank over ‘non-remittance of N5.6bn’ to FIRS

The house of representatives has mandated its committees on finance, housing and urban development and region planning to investigate the alleged non-remittance of N5.6 billion by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria to Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).The resolution of the house was sequel to motion sponsored by Ossai Ossai and Victor Nwokolo, both lawmakers from Delta state.Moving the motion [...]

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    Season of change? Another PDP rep defects to APC

Season of change? Another PDP rep defects to APC

Hassan Anthony, a member of the house of representatives, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Anthony, who represents Ado/Ogbadibo/Okpokwu constituency in Benue state, cited crisis in the PDP as the reason for his decision.With this development, the APC now has 226 seats in the house while the PDP has 124 seats.The PDP has [...]

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    Reps tell anti-graft agencies to prosecute Anyim over $18bn centenary project

Reps tell anti-graft agencies to prosecute Anyim over $18bn centenary project

The house of representatives on Thursday recommended the prosecution of Pius Anyim, a former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) over the Abuja centenary city project.The recommendation came in form of a resolution directed to the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Anyim  played a huge role in the [...]

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    Senate cancels protest visit to South Africa

Senate cancels protest visit to South Africa

The senate has cancelled its planned visit to the South African parliament to protest against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, announced the decision of upper legislative during a plenary session on Wednesday.He said the decision of the senate was informed by the need for the legislature to send a single delegation to South Africa.The house of [...]

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