Thursday, August 8, 2019

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    Reps panel ‘uncovers’ $995m FG funds outside TSA

Reps panel ‘uncovers’ $995m FG funds outside TSA

A house of representatives panel says it has uncovered public funds outside the treasury single account (TSA) to the tune of $995.71 million.The ad hoc committee on the need to ascertain the proceeds of the treasury single account made the submission in its report considered and adopted by the house on Thursday.According to the committee chaired by Danduram Abubakar, federal [...]

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    ICYMI: Reps pass bill enabling women to choose state of origin

ICYMI: Reps pass bill enabling women to choose state of origin

The house of representatives has passed a bill enabling married Nigerian women to choose their state of origin.The "Bill for an act to amend the Federal Character Commission (Establishment, etc) Act, 2010, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, Cap F7 to give married women the option of indigeneship and for related matters" was passed at Tuesday's plenary session.It would give [...]

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    Wike, army trade words as reps probe Rivers electoral violence

Wike, army trade words as reps probe Rivers electoral violence

The house of representatives has launched a probe into the electoral violence which claimed some lives in Rivers state.An unconfirmed number of persons including Ferry Gberegbe, a lecturer, were killed during the violence in Obiakpo local government of Rivers state during the election.The house of representatives had mandated its joint committee on army, police, human right and justice to investigate the [...]

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    The 9th assembly and abuse of party supremacy

The 9th assembly and abuse of party supremacy

BY IGWEBUIKE NWOKOROIGWEImmediately after the 2007 general election won by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the exiting President Olusegun Obasanjo and his political party organised an induction programme for all the newly-elected members of their party. Present at the induction course at the International Conference Centre in the heart of the city of Abuja included the Late Umaru Musa Yar’ [...]

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    Court sacks Adamawa rep-elect over forgery

Court sacks Adamawa rep-elect over forgery

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has sacked Abdulrauf Modibbo, winner of Yola south/Yola north/Girei federal constituency of Adamawa state in the 2019 general election.According to NAN, Inyang Ekwo, the presiding judge, nullified Modibbo’s victory on Friday while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Mustapha Usman, Moddibo's challenger in the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election of 2018.Usman had [...]

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    ‘178’ reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

‘178’ reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

Supporters of Femi Gbajabiamila say 178 newly elected members of the house of representatives have endorsed him for speakership.The incoming lawmakers endorsed Gbajabiamila during a meeting in Abuja on Thursday.Gbajabiamila is the current majority leader of the house and is favoured by both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to become speaker in the ninth assembly.The incoming [...]

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    Again, house of reps summons Buhari over insecurity

Again, house of reps summons Buhari over insecurity

The house of representatives has again summoned President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it over the insecurity in the country.The lawmakers summoned the president while deliberating on a motion on insecurity raised by Ahmed Safana from Katsina state.The development comes less than a month after the lawmakers summoned Buhari over the same issue.The president, who is currently away on a private [...]

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    Osun speakership: APC will determine my fate, says Olatunji

Osun speakership: APC will determine my fate, says Olatunji

Tunde Olatunji, lawmaker representing Ife-north constituency in the Osun state house of assembly,  says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has the final decision on whether he will contest for the speakership of the assembly or not.The banker turned politician said as a loyal party member, he is willing to take whatever decision of the party as regards the speakership contest.“I’m [...]

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    Reps probe ‘missing N20trn’ stamp duty revenue

Reps probe ‘missing N20trn’ stamp duty revenue

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged non-remittance of stamp duty revenue by deposit banks in the country.A stamp duty is the tax placed on legal documents, usually in the transfer of assets or property.The lower legislative chamber accused banks and other federal agencies involved in the collection of the fund of "shortchanging the nation".The development comes [...]

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    Speakership: Nkeiruka Onyejeocha asks Gbaja to step down for her

Speakership: Nkeiruka Onyejeocha asks Gbaja to step down for her

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a member of the house of representatives, has urged Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house, to step down for her in the race for speakership.The Abia lawmaker appealed to Gbajabiamila to "make due sacrifice" by giving up on his ambition to become speaker "for Nigeria to move forward."Onyejeocha and Gbajabiamila are both of the All Progressives Congress [...]

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    ‘164’ APC reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

‘164’ APC reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

One hundred and sixty-four incoming members of the house of representatives under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly resolved to endorse Femi Gbajabiamila as speaker for the 9th assembly.Tunji Ojo, chairman of the forum of the newly elected APC members, made this claim in a statement on Thursday.He said the members, whom he did not name, have decided to [...]

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    APC rep asks leaders to make more sacrifice for their followers

APC rep asks leaders to make more sacrifice for their followers

Olajide Olatubosun, a member of the house of representatives, has encouraged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of sacrifice personified by Jesus Christ through His death on the cross.In a issued in Abuja, the All Progressives Congress (APC) member who represents Atisbo/Saki East/Saki West federal constituency of Oyo state, said, “The message of Easter is reflected in the sacrifice and humility [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Gbaja is APC’s candidate for speaker

IT’S OFFICIAL: Gbaja is APC’s candidate for speaker

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, as its candidate for the position of speaker in the 9th assembly.Gbajabiamila was adopted after an intensive deliberation between the party’s house of representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja.The dinner also [...]

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    Concern mounts over Buhari’s delay in assenting to audit bill

Concern mounts over Buhari’s delay in assenting to audit bill

Nigeria's audit process has not been particularly efficient over the years, especially as government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) have usually been found wanting in various aspects year in, year out.Findings from the auditor-general of the federation's annual report have usually shown how some of these MDAs even fail to submit their audit reports. There have also been cases of excess [...]

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    Reps summon Buhari, demand explanations on nationwide killings in 48 hours

Reps summon Buhari, demand explanations on nationwide killings in 48 hours

The house of representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it and address Nigerians within 48 hours on the incessant killings in parts of the country.At its sitting on Thursday, the lower legislative chamber accused the president of failing in his responsibility of securing lives and properties.This followed the adoption of a motion by Mark Gbillah from Benue state, [...]

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    Group asks APC to zone house of reps speaker to north-central

Group asks APC to zone house of reps speaker to north-central

The North-Central Elders Forum has rejected the zoning of the speaker of house of representatives to the south-west.President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party have agreed on the choice of Femi Gbajabiamila from the south-west.But addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the group urged the ruling party to zone the position to the north-west, saying the zone is [...]

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