Monday, August 10, 2020

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    One by one those senators are departing

One by one those senators are departing

With the passage of Senator Ayomide Fasanmi (September 27, 1925 to July 29, 2020) the number of the ninety-five Senators, who served between October 1979 to October 1983, still alive has been reduced. I covered that Senate until Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), GCFR, terminated democracy in Nigeria on December 31st, 1983. Senator Fasanmi contested the Ondo state gubernatorial primaries [...]

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    Falana-led coalition to FG: Make full disclosure of all loans obtained so far

Falana-led coalition to FG: Make full disclosure of all loans obtained so far

Alliance for Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond (ASCAB), a coalition of over 70 labour and civil society organisations (CSOs), has asked the federal government to make full disclosure of all loans it obtained. The coalition also asked the national assembly to reveal the terms and conditions of all external loans. In a statement on Sunday, the coalition said it would challenge the authorities [...]

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    Osun n’assembly caucus disowns senator who accused Oyetola of incompetence

Osun n’assembly caucus disowns senator who accused Oyetola of incompetence

Two senators and six members of the house of representatives from Osun have distanced themselves from Francis Fadaunsi, senator representing Osun east, for allegedly scandalising the administration of Gboyega Oyetola, governor of the state. Fadaunsi, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, said Osun had exceeded its debt threshold and that there were moves by the state government to acquire more loans. But [...]

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    Fayose: Akpabio celebrating NDDC probe with pepper soup… Buhari must sack him now

Fayose: Akpabio celebrating NDDC probe with pepper soup… Buhari must sack him now

Ayodele Fayose, former governor of Ekiti state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to sack Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs. In a tweet on Friday, the former governor said  Kemebradikumo Pondei, acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), must also be relieved of his position to show that the president is not in support of corruption. The national [...]

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    National assembly: ‘Theatre of the absurd’

National assembly: ‘Theatre of the absurd’

On Sunday July 12, 2020 it was announced that the Federal Government has officially handed over the National Arts Theatre Complex at Iganmu, Lagos, to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the banks under the aegis of the Banker’s Committee, for renovation. On Monday, July 20, 2020 the national troupe moved to the new national theatre in the Three Arms [...]

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    Man jailed for three years over threat to bomb NNPC

Man jailed for three years over threat to bomb NNPC

A magistrate court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, has sentenced one Godwin Adeoye to three years imprisonment on a two-count charge bordering on criminal intimidation and plan to bomb the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the national assembly. Adeoye was arrested on May 13, 2020, at Ihima, Okehi local government area of Kogi state, following intelligence by the Department [...]

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    Labour ministry to n’assembly: Keyamo will supervise recruitment for 774,000 jobs

Labour ministry to n’assembly: Keyamo will supervise recruitment for 774,000 jobs

Keyamo had warned Nasir Laden, NDE director-general, of severe penalties if he further breaches the directives of his ministry on the recruitment. He asked the DG to halt further arrangements with the national assembly committees on an alternative plan to implement the programme. Bala Na’Allah, senator representing Kebbi south, had said Keyamo risked going to jail over the matter. [...]

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    $40 oil benchmark, N360/$1… Buhari sends 2021-2023 MTEF to n’assembly

$40 oil benchmark, N360/$1… Buhari sends 2021-2023 MTEF to n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent the medium term expenditure framework (MTEF) and fiscal strategy paper (FSP) to the national assembly ahead of his presentation of 2021 budget estimates. This comes a week after the federal executive council (FEC) approved the MTEF/FSP and  N12.66 trillion as the budget for 2021. Budgets are predicated on the assumptions contained in the MTEF and FSP documents. Key [...]

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    N’assembly insists Keyamo won’t handle recruitment for 774,000 jobs

N’assembly insists Keyamo won’t handle recruitment for 774,000 jobs

The senate and house of representatives say the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) will handle the recruitment of 774,000 citizens under a special works programme. The senate and the house took the same position following motions passed in both chambers. Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, had engaged in a shouting match with some lawmakers when he appeared before [...]

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    Contractors: N’assembly hasn’t paid us for N875m vehicles supplied in 2017

Contractors: N’assembly hasn’t paid us for N875m vehicles supplied in 2017

The national assembly has refused to pay for vehicles bought for members of the house of representatives since 2017, 12 contractors involved have alleged. The vehicle bought by the eighth national assembly, included Peugeot 508, 2017 model, and Toyota Hilux pick-up vans and other office equipment, and were reported to have been captured in the budget.  In an April 25, 2017 letter [...]

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    ‘I have no intention to undermine you’ — clerk replies query of n’assembly commission

‘I have no intention to undermine you’ — clerk replies query of n’assembly commission

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, former clerk of the national assembly, says he did not plan to dictate to the  National Assembly Service Commission. The commission had asked Sani-Omolori to proceed on retirement but he refused, saying the eighth assembly had approved his tenure extension. Subsequently, the commission issued a query by the commission.He was then queried. The previous assembly saw the conditions of service of [...]

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    N’assembly commission appoints acting clerk

N’assembly commission appoints acting clerk

The National Assembly Service Commission has appointed Ojo Amos Olatunde as acting clerk. The appointment comes a day after the commission queried Mohammed Sani-Omolori for refusing to retire as clerk of the national assembly after 35 years in service. The commission had approved the retirement of Sani-Omolori but he rejected it, saying the eighth assembly had approved his tenure extension. The previous assembly [...]

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    I won’t tolerate any disrespect to n’assembly, Buhari warns political appointees

I won’t tolerate any disrespect to n’assembly, Buhari warns political appointees

President Muhammadu Buhari has warned government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) against disrespecting the national assembly. Buhari issued the warning hours after the management staff of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) walked out on a house of representatives panel. At a meeting with Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on Thursday, Buhari acknowledged the [...]

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    N’assembly commission queries clerk for refusing to retire

N’assembly commission queries clerk for refusing to retire

The National Assembly Service Commission has issued a query to Mohammed Sani-Omolori, the clerk, over his refusal to proceed on retirement. The commission had approved the retirement of Sani-Omolori on the basis that he had spent 35 years but the clerk refused, saying that the eighth assembly had approved his tenure extension. An illegal plot by the previous assembly saw the conditions [...]

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    ‘It’s not yet time to retire’ — N’assembly clerk fights back

‘It’s not yet time to retire’ — N’assembly clerk fights back

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, says his continued stay in office is backed by law and cannot be voided by the National Assembly Service Commission. In a statement shared with TheCable on Wednesday, Sani-Omolori said the commission does not have the powers to set aside the revised condition of service passed by the previous assembly. He directed all staff of [...]

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    ‘Breach my directives and face severe penalty’ — Keyamo writes NDE DG on ‘774,000 jobs’

‘Breach my directives and face severe penalty’ — Keyamo writes NDE DG on ‘774,000 jobs’

Festus Keyamo, minister of state for labour and employment, has warned Nasir Ladan, director-general of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), of severe penalties if he further breaches the directives of his ministry on the special public works programme.  Sources at the NDE confirmed the censure to TheCable. TheCable had reported that President Muhammadu Buhari gave Keyamo the go-ahead to execute the [...]

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