Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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    Sources: National assembly leadership never agreed to reconvene Tuesday

Sources: National assembly leadership never agreed to reconvene Tuesday

The leadership of the national assembly never agreed to reconvene on Tuesday, TheCable has learnt.Last week, Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, announced the lawmakers will be cutting short their recess to reconvene this week.He had said the agenda will primarily be the presidential request for virement of funds for the operations of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal mace

Police: Security men, lawmakers conspired to steal mace

Sulu-Gambari Abdul, the divisional police officer (DPO) in charge of the police post at the national assembly, has blamed the recent stealing of the senate's mace on internal conspiracy.Abdul made the blame on Wednesday while speaking at an investigative hearing into the incident by joint ad-hoc committee.On April 18, suspected thugs invaded the senate during plenary and ran away with [...]

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    CSOs: NGO bill should be left to die, it’s in breach of the constitution

CSOs: NGO bill should be left to die, it’s in breach of the constitution

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in Nigeria have called on the national assembly to throw out the bill seeking to establish a commission that would regulate non-governmental organisations (NGOs).The bill, which is better know as the NGO bill, has been in contention since last week when it came to public limelight.Although the lawmakers believe the bill will help curb alleged corruption [...]

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    Sagay: Lawyers who receive proceeds of crime as fees deserve harsh punishment

Sagay: Lawyers who receive proceeds of crime as fees deserve harsh punishment

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the police and anti-graft agencies should investigate lawyers who receive proceeds of crime as fees.Sagay said this on Tuesday while delivering a lecture in Lagos, entitled 'The many afflictions of anti-corruption crusade in Nigeria'.“These SANs deserve the harshest punishment of all. Anti-graft agencies and the police must monitor and investigate [...]

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    France just elected 233 female lawmakers — but Nigeria has only 22

France just elected 233 female lawmakers — but Nigeria has only 22

A total of 233 women emerged in the recent parliamentary election that held in France, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.There are 577 lawmakers in France.In Nigeria where there are 469 federal lawmakers, only 22 are female -- 15 in the house of representatives and seven in the senate.La Republique En Marche (LREM), the party [...]

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    REVEALED: 469 lawmakers have 2,570 aides – and some earn N950,000/month

REVEALED: 469 lawmakers have 2,570 aides – and some earn N950,000/month

The 469 members of the 8th national assembly have at least 2,570 aides, an investigation by NAN has revealed.Out of the number, 700 aides work for lawmakers in the senate, while the remaining 1,870 are engaged by house of representatives members.In addition to the regular aides, the principal officers of both chambers have special assistants, senior special assistants and special [...]

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    We won’t reverse hike in electricity tariff, says FG

We won’t reverse hike in electricity tariff, says FG

The federal government says there is no going back on the 45 per cent increase in electricity tariff, revealing that a reversal will cost over N575 billion. Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, made the statement on Tuesday when he appeared before the senate committees on labour and power. The minister said the new tariff could not be reversed because [...]

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    Two hospitalised after fight at Turkish parliament

Two hospitalised after fight at Turkish parliament

Two members of the Turkish parliament have been taken to hospital and five people left injured after a fight broke out during a heated debate over a controversial law. [...]

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