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    N’assembly summons Omo-Agege, Ndume over mace theft

N’assembly summons Omo-Agege, Ndume over mace theft

The national assembly has summoned Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, and Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, over their alleged roles in the theft of the senate's mace.On April 18, Omo-Agege invaded the red chamber with suspected thugs and the mace, the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber, was stolen in the process.Ndume was accused of preventing [...]

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    N’assembly adds N500bn to 2018 budget

N’assembly adds N500bn to 2018 budget

The national assembly has increased the size of the 2018 budget to N9.120 trillion from N8.612 trillion.The details of the budget were listed on the order paper available at the senate.The budget was laid before the senate by Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate appropriation committee.Yusuf Lasun, speaker of the house, who presided over Tuesday's session at the house of representatives, [...]

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    2018 budget: Why I’m worried but not surprised at national assembly

2018 budget: Why I’m worried but not surprised at national assembly

BY EDWARD ONOJAWe are in May and the 2018 budget submitted to the national assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari in November 2017 is yet to be passed.In March, a desperate Buhari directed all ministries, departments and agencies of government to submit every detail of their budget to the national assembly, no matter how minute.The legislators had claimed they were [...]

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    APC chieftain says IGP may end up on the wrong side of history

APC chieftain says IGP may end up on the wrong side of history

Yusuf Ali, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, says the conduct of Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), has set a "terrible and dangerous" precedent in the country.Ali said this on Sunday while reacting to the alleged refusal of Idris to appear before the senate.The IGP has failed to honour the invitation of the upper [...]

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    Sources: Senators, reps collecting signatures to impeach Buhari

Sources: Senators, reps collecting signatures to impeach Buhari

Senators and members of the house of representatives have started collecting signatures for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari, sources told TheCable on Thursday.The lawmakers, who are not happy with the decision of the president to approve $496 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without their backing, had given the impression that the matter [...]

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    Mace theft: Senate asks IGP, DSS to beef up security at n’assembly

Mace theft: Senate asks IGP, DSS to beef up security at n’assembly

The upper legislative chamber has resolved to put in place measures aimed at beefing up security at the national assembly.This comes one week after the senate's mace was snatched from the red chamber by suspected thugs.The suspects were said to have been led by Ovie Omo-Agege, a suspended senator from Delta state.On Tuesday, the senate asked its committee on security, [...]

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    Sources: Buhari was misled to approve $496m for fighter jets

Sources: Buhari was misled to approve $496m for fighter jets

President Muhammadu Buhari was misled to approve $496 million for the procurement of 12 Super Tucano aircraft from the US without the backing of the national assembly, a source told TheCable.The money was said to have been withdrawn from the excess crude account (ECA).In August, the US government sold the aircraft to Nigeria to enable it combat the Boko Haram [...]

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    Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Falana: Constituents can challenge their lawmaker’s suspension in court

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, say constituents can challenge the suspension of their lawmaker either in the national assembly or in any of the state house of assembly.In a statement on Monday, the senior advocate of Nigeria also reiterated his earlier stance that neither of the two chambers have the right to suspend a lawmaker.Three lawmakers have been suspended from the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian youths are resilient, says Jega

EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian youths are resilient, says Jega

Attahiru Jega, former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, says Nigerian youths are resilient, energetic, and have been instrumental in improving the integrity of Nigerian elections.Speaking with TheCable on the sidelines of the recently concluded Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM 2018) in Westminster, UK, the professor said he wished the national assembly would pass the not too young [...]

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    Made in Abuja and London theatre shows

Made in Abuja and London theatre shows

On the 18th of April, 2018, the whole world woke up to see and hear of a shameful drama in the National Assembly. A few men laughably and impalpably walked into the Senate and sweatlessly took “Mace” and openly left without being stopped by our security men. It shows that either Boko Haram or aggrieved and radicalized men and women [...]

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    No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

No legislative chamber has power to suspend or remove a member, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says it is unconstitutional for any legislative chamber to suspend or sack a member.He said this on a Channels Television news programme on Wednesday in reaction to the suspension of Ovie Omo-Agege from the senate.Falana said only a competent court of law can suspend or remove a member of the legislature whether at local, state [...]

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    Police: Stolen mace recovered under flyover bridge

Police: Stolen mace recovered under flyover bridge

The Nigerian police have announced the recovery of the senate’s stolen mace at a flyover before the Abuja city gate.Aremu Adeniran, deputy force public relations officer force headquarters, said a "patriotic passerby" saw the mace and alerted the police.Ovie Omo-Agege, suspended Delta senator, allegedly led unidentified persons to the upper legislative chamber to seize the mace on Wednesday.After the incident and the [...]

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    Lagos senator: I was abducted at national assembly

Lagos senator: I was abducted at national assembly

Olamilekan Adeola, senator representing Lagos west, says he was abducted by unknown gunmen at the national assembly on Thursday.TheCable learnt that Adeola also known as Yayi was picked up in front of white house (the building housing the two chambers) but he later escaped.An aide of the lawmaker said the incident might not be unconnected to his call for the sack [...]

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    HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

HEDA asks Buhari to block ‘illegal’ allowances of lawmakers

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) resource centre has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to remove all “illegal ” allowances of members of the national assembly from the 2018 budget.In a letter written to Buhari, HEDA also asked the president to retrieve all the previous monies which the lawmakers collected “illegally”.HEDA recalled in the letter signed by Olanrewaju Suraju, its [...]

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    Wike to Nigerians: Ask n’assembly to override Buhari’s veto on election reordering

Wike to Nigerians: Ask n’assembly to override Buhari’s veto on election reordering

Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, has urged Nigerians to prevail on the national assembly to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the 2010 electoral act amendment billHe said the bill will guarantee a free, fair and credible electoral system.The governor made the call on Thursday while declaring open the 2018 annual Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) section on Legal Practice Conference [...]

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    Looting still ongoing at national assembly, says Sagay

Looting still ongoing at national assembly, says Sagay

Itse Sagay, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says looting of public funds still takes place at the national assembly through budget padding.In an interview with PUNCH, Sagay said there is no looting at the executive level.He said the implementation of treasury single account (TSA) by the Buhari administration has shown that country is making trillions of [...]

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