Thursday, July 18, 2019

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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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    N’assembly resumes… then adjourns over lawmaker’s death

N’assembly resumes… then adjourns over lawmaker’s death

Members of the national assembly have resumed plenary after a 25-day holiday which commenced before Christmas.The two legislative chambers resumed sitting on Wednesday but subsequently adjourned till Thursday, over the death of Abayomi Ayeola, a member of the house of representatives.Ayeola, who represented Ibeju Lekki federal constituency in Lagos state, died in December after a brief illness.He was the leader [...]

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    Remi Tinubu’s national assembly office ‘burgled’

Remi Tinubu’s national assembly office ‘burgled’

The national assembly office of Remi Tinubu, senator representing Lagos central, has been reportedly burgled.In a statement on Thursday, Nifemi Aje, the senator's aide, said the incident was discovered on Wednesday when the staff resumed work.According to Aje, the suspected burglars destroyed the CCTV and carted away some "critical items".He said the incident has been reported to the national assembly [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Unitary police system has failed Nigeria woefully

Ekweremadu: Unitary police system has failed Nigeria woefully

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says the unitary police system the country operates has failed it woefully.Ekweremadu said this in a New Year message to Nigerians.The senator said the country had sub-national police services from the colonial period up to 1966 and "Nigeria was better off" then.The deputy senate president urged Nigerians to push for the passing and signing [...]

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    DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

DSS siege, mace theft, booing of Buhari and other events that shook n’assembly in 2018

The national assembly witnessed significant events in the year 2018. Some of these occurrences were also unprecedented following the tides of political happenings during the year. No one ever thought that a senate president would defect from a ruling to an opposition party. It was quite an interesting year and here are some highlights of major events brought to you by [...]

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    Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the national assembly recently has been trending on the social media. Also trending is a list of the lawmakers said to have booed the President during the rowdy session. As should be expected, the PDP issued a statement claiming it [...]

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    Lawmakers booing Buhari didn’t come as a surprise

Lawmakers booing Buhari didn’t come as a surprise

"Campaign speech", "lies", "noooo" rent the air while President Muhammadu Buhari was giving a speech at a joint session of the national assembly on Wednesday.Buhari was about to lay before the lawmakers a budget proposal of N8.83 trillion for the 2019 but delivering the speech proved to be a difficult task because it appeared that some lawmakers got an opportunity [...]

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    Distribution of ‘expired rice to NEMA staff a hoax’

Distribution of ‘expired rice to NEMA staff a hoax’

Some individuals have said the news making the rounds that expired Chinese rice was distributed to staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a mere hoax.There have been reports that several staff of the emergency agency were given Chinese rice.But an official who simply identified himself as: “We were as shocked as other Nigerians when we read in [...]

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    ‘Booing is part of democracy’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s budget presentation

‘Booing is part of democracy’ — and other reactions to Buhari’s budget presentation

The social space is awash with reactions to the 2019 budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari.While addressing a joint session of the national assembly during the budget presentation, some lawmakers booed him.Buhari cautioned the legislators but they refused and the voices of those opposed to the president were louder than those of his loyalists.Here are some Twitter reactions to the incident.https://twitter.com/Adebowale2580/status/1075386648379252737 https://twitter.com/VChekwube76/status/1075386644268793856 https://twitter.com/AA_kunleola/status/1075386637742428160 https://twitter.com/xtanlea/status/1075386427385569280 https://twitter.com/Lopeziyke_/status/1075385471751151616 https://twitter.com/DuruchibuzorE/status/1075385461265326080 https://twitter.com/borie_nla/status/1075385295120621569 https://twitter.com/Ody_johnson/status/1075385068875669505 https://twitter.com/AMTanimu/status/1075384024837906432 https://twitter.com/Mr_Abdulkhaliq/status/1075383947809431553 https://twitter.com/stdennis02/status/1075383560868118528 https://twitter.com/BGLawanson/status/1075383463954563072 https://twitter.com/EdwardEnejoh/status/1075381782650990594 https://twitter.com/kcnaija/status/1075378879303438336 https://twitter.com/Onyema_Donald/status/1075381578602303489 https://twitter.com/Mr_Abdulkhaliq/status/1075381303137189888 https://twitter.com/ayoadaniel/status/1075380583935692800 https://twitter.com/Tobiloba_O/status/1075380507024809984 [...]

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    Security tightened at n’assembly ahead of Buhari’s budget presentation

Security tightened at n’assembly ahead of Buhari’s budget presentation

Security has been beefed up at the national assembly complex ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to present the 2019 appropriation bill.Buhari is billed to present the budget proposal before a joint session of the assembly at 11am on Wednesday.The combined teams of security agencies have been deployed at the three entrances into the complex.The entry points are the main [...]

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    Buhari accuses n’assembly of increasing FG’s debt to states

Buhari accuses n’assembly of increasing FG’s debt to states

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the national assembly of inflating the debt of the federal government to states.The national assembly had approved the refund of N488.7 billion to state governments for projects they executed on behalf of the federal government.But in a letter read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, Buhari [...]

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    Police block striking workers from n’assembly complex

Police block striking workers from n’assembly complex

The police have refused workers entry into the national assembly.The national assembly workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) commenced a four-day strike on Monday.They also cut off off water and power supply to the premises.While milling around the entrance of the national assembly on Tuesday, TheCable overheard some of the workers accusing their colleagues of betraying [...]

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    Workers begin strike, cut off water and power supplies to n’assembly

Workers begin strike, cut off water and power supplies to n’assembly

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have begun their four-day warning strike.The workers had issued a strike notice on Sunday. As of the time of filing this report, entrances to the assembly complex had been blocked while the workers also cut off water and power supply to the premises of the assembly.They are demanding to be paid [...]

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