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    N’assembly leadership: APC set to repeat past mistake

N’assembly leadership: APC set to repeat past mistake

BY ABDULBASIT ONONUGA‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce’- Karl Marx (1818-1883)As the race for the leadership of the National Assembly intensifies, the party hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress, the APC, appears hell-bent on repeating mistakes of the 7th and 8th assemblies.Despite claims by the party chairman that the APC has learnt its lesson and will not [...]

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    Buhari rejects seven n’assembly bills — 20th this year

Buhari rejects seven n’assembly bills — 20th this year

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected seven more bills transmitted to him by the national assembly.The president announced his decision to withhold assent to the bills via a letter read during senate plenary on Tuesday.The bills include: Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria Bill, 2018; Nigeria Aeronautical Research and Rescue Bill, 2018; National Institute of Credit Administration Bill, 2018 [...]

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    Support Lawan, Gbaja or leave, Tinubu tells APC lawmakers

Support Lawan, Gbaja or leave, Tinubu tells APC lawmakers

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says party discipline would be upheld in addressing the leadership tussle of the 9th national assembly.Addressing journalists in Lagos on Friday, Tinubu said the party's choice must be respected and whoever is against such should leave.According to NAN, the APC leader warned against what the APC suffered in 2015 [...]

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    NAFDAC DG: Federal lawmakers threatened me for rejecting bribe demand

NAFDAC DG: Federal lawmakers threatened me for rejecting bribe demand

Mojisola Adeyeye, director-general of the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), says she was once asked for bribe by the house of representatives committee on healthcare services.Speaking when she featured on a Channels TV programme on Friday, Adeyeye said the committee asked her for the bribe in the form of "money for welfare" when they visited her [...]

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    A needless spat

A needless spat

Nothing, perhaps, typifies the needless confusion over National Assembly leaders come May than the comments of Orji Uzor Kalu, one of the new senators waiting to be sworn in.  In an interview at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, the former governor said “I will shop around and seek to become the deputy senate president if the APC refused to zone the [...]

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    National assembly belongs to no party, PDP tells Oshiomhole

National assembly belongs to no party, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its lawmakers will contest for the positions of senate president and speaker of the house of representatives "if need be".Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the party, just like the others, has a right to not only decide who emerges in the positions but to also contest for them.He was speaking in reaction to a [...]

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    Buhari rejects two n’assembly bills — 8th this year

Buhari rejects two n’assembly bills — 8th this year

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected two bills which the national assembly transmitted to him for assent.The bills are the Chartered Institute of Training and Development of Nigeria bill, and the Nigerian Aeronautic Research Rescue bill.Buhari announced his decision to decline assent to the bills via a letter read during house of representatives plenary on Tuesday by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.He [...]

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    Enang: Buhari won’t interfere with leadership of 9th n’assembly

Enang: Buhari won’t interfere with leadership of 9th n’assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari will have nothing to do with the election of new leaders of the national assembly, Ita Enang, a presidential aide, has said.Enang, who is senior special assistant to Buhari on national assembly matters (senate), said the president will allow lawmakers in the ninth assembly do their work without any interference.The presidential aide said this on Friday while [...]

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    APC senator: N’assembly will probe INEC for postponing elections

APC senator: N’assembly will probe INEC for postponing elections

Kabiru Gaya, an All Progressives Congress (APC) senator from Kano state, says the national assembly will investigate the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) over the postponement of the general election.Addressing state house correspondents on Sunday, the senator, who represents Kano south, said adequate preparations were made for the polls not to be shifted.INEC had postponed the general election by one week, citing [...]

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    Is this the next senate president?

Is this the next senate president?

The race for presidency of the 9th senate, to be inaugurated in June, has already started. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has secured 60 of the 95 seats announced so far, with the winners of the 14 remaining seats still being awaited.The top contender for that position of senate president has to be Ahmad Lawan, senator representing Yobe north [...]

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    Jibrin: Buhari, APC will decide new national assembly leaders

Jibrin: Buhari, APC will decide new national assembly leaders

Abdulmumuni Jibrin, a house of reps member from Kano state, says leaders of All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari will play major roles in determining the leadership of the national assembly.Jibrin, who was reelected to represent Kiru/Bebeji federal constituency in Kano, urged members of the APC in the 9th assembly to "suppress" their ambition and work together as [...]

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    Akpabio: I didn’t lose… my mandate is waiting for me

Akpabio: I didn’t lose… my mandate is waiting for me

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, says he did not lose Saturday's election despite the declaration of Chris Ekpeyong as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).According to results declared by INEC, Ekpeyong polled 118,215 votes ahead of Akpabio who secured 83,158 votes in the Akwa Ibom north-west senatorial district election.But speaking to  journalists after the certificates of return [...]

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    Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

For Nigerian governors who have spent two terms in office, it's becoming fashionable to find a soothing nest in the senate. Since the constitution doesn't allow third term, the red chamber is for them the right place to wield influence and maintain political relevance. The senate is already seen as a retirement home for a litany of former governors, their ranks [...]

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    Persons with disabilities tackle Buhari over comment on bill protecting them

Persons with disabilities tackle Buhari over comment on bill protecting them

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) has demanded assent to the act which prohibits all forms of discrimination against them.The bill had been sent by the national assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.While speaking at a town hall meeting organised for presidential candidates and their running mates, Buhari said he had not seen the bill.Vice-President Yemi [...]

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    N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

N’assembly sent disability bill to Buhari in December, Dogara’s spokesman counters Osinbajo

Turaki Hassan, spokesman of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has dismissed the claim of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo that the disability bill is yet to be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.Speaking at The Candidates, an interactive programme on the elections, Osinbajo had insinuated that the federal lawmakers were delaying passage of the bill.Kadaria Ahmed, the anchor, [...]

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    Dogara: N’assembly not against Buhari — we’re only exercising our independence

Dogara: N’assembly not against Buhari — we’re only exercising our independence

Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, says the national assembly does not hate President Muhammadu Buhari but it is only exercising its independence.Speaking on Saturday during a Peoples Democratic arty (PDP) event in Bauchi, he said: “None of us hates President Buhari and we are not against him, but we are only exercising our independence as contained in the constitution.“We [...]

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