Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Yusuf Lasun"

    Lasun: I was cheated in Osun guber primary but won’t leave APC

Lasun: I was cheated in Osun guber primary but won’t leave APC

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, says he will not leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) in spite of losing the party’s governorship primary in Osun.Addressing a news conference on Sunday in Osogbo, Lasun said there was a conspiracy against him in the primary but he will remain in the APC.The deputy speaker was among the 17 [...]

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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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    Group wants Yusuf Lasun probed over N1.1bn water ‘scam’

Group wants Yusuf Lasun probed over N1.1bn water ‘scam’

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to probe the N1.1 billion contract scandal allegedly involving Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives.CSNAC is a coalition over 150 anti-corruption organisations.Lasun was alleged to have used Nur & Company Nigeria Limited, a company he owns, to secure contracts amounting to [...]

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    Deputy speaker’s aide died because of ‘delayed salary’

Deputy speaker’s aide died because of ‘delayed salary’

Hassan Abiodun, an aide to Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, died because he could not treat himself as a result of the delay in salary payment, Allen Chongo, his colleague, has said.The late Abiodun's colleagues on Tuesday protested his death, delay in salaries and non-payment in the main lobby of the national assembly.They brandished placards which had his obituary [...]

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    It’s going to be a little bit difficult, Lasun tells ‘coup plotters’

It’s going to be a little bit difficult, Lasun tells ‘coup plotters’

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, says democracy at its worst is still the best form of government.Speaking on Monday at a one-day public hearing on proposed further amendments to the electoral act 2010, Lasun wondered why some military personnel would be considering taking over power after 18 years of democracy.He said those plotting to topple democracy [...]

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    Jibrin: But for DSS, Dogara would have kidnapped me

Jibrin: But for DSS, Dogara would have kidnapped me

Abdulmumin Jibrin, former chairman of the appropriation committee of the house of representatives, on Tuesday said the Department of State Services (DSS) saved him from the alleged plot of kidnap by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives.Jibrin said Dogara did not conceive the idea alone, alleging that Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker; AlHassan Doguwa, chief whip; and Leo Ogor, [...]

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    Lasun vows to resist pressure to resign

Lasun vows to resist pressure to resign

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the federal house of representatives, says has no intention to resign his position no matter the amount of pressure from individuals or groups.Speaking in Abuja when a delegation from Ilobu, his constituency in Osun, paid him a courtesy visit on Monday, Lasun said he was duly elected.He said those suggesting that he should step down in order [...]

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    Lasun defends N150bn budget for n’assembly

Lasun defends N150bn budget for n’assembly

Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, believes the N150 billion annual budgetary allocation that the national assembly has been receiving in the last three years is appropriate.Lasun buttressed his view by saying the amount represents only 2.67 percent of the entire budget of the country.He said the fact that aides of the lawmakers get their salaries and [...]

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